The Best Saoirse Ronan Movies 

Updated April 10, 2020 680 votes 224 voters 9.8k views 18 items

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List of the best Saoirse Ronan movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Saoirse Ronan's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Saoirse Ronan movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Saoirse Ronan movies will be at the top of the list. Saoirse Ronan has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Saoirse Ronan movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Saoirse Ronan films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Saoirse Ronan role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Saoirse Ronan performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films include Arrietty, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey and many additional films as well.

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Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Wright

Hanna is a 2011 action thriller film that contains prominent fairy tale elements, directed by Joe Wright. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as the title character, a girl raised in the wilderness of ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon

Released: 2009

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan. A film ...more

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Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan

Released: 2007

Directed by: Joe Wright

Atonement is a 2007 British romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian McEwan's 2001 novel of the same name. The film stars James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola ...more

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Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Tim Robbins

Released: 2008

Directed by: Gil Kenan

City of Ember is a 2008 American science fiction fantasy film based on the 2003 novel The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. It was directed by Gil Kenan from a screenplay by Caroline Thompson, and ...more

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Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant

Released: 2018

Directed by: Josie Rourke

Mary Queen of Scots is a 2018 British-American historical drama film directed by Josie Rourke, based on John Guy's biography My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots. After failing to ...more

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The Host is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Saoirse Ronan Movies
Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, Emily Browning

Released: 2013

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

The Host is a 2013 science fiction thriller film written by Stephenie Meyer and Andrew Niccol and directed by Andrew Niccol.
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Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller

Released: 2012

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Byzantium is a 2012 drama, fantasy and thriller film written by Moira Buffini and directed by Neil Jordan.
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Saoirse Ronan, Anna Chancellor, George MacKay

Released: 2013

Directed by: Kevin Macdonald

How I Live Now is a 2013 British drama film based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Meg Rosoff, directed by Kevin Macdonald and script written by Tony Grisoni, Jeremy Brock and Penelope ...more
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Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Ed Harris

Released: 2010

Directed by: Peter Weir

The Way Back is a 2010 epic drama film directed by Peter Weir, from a screenplay by Weir and Keith Clarke. The film is inspired by The Long Walk, the memoir by former Polish POW Sławomir Rawicz, ...more

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Little Women Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Emma Watson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

Little Women is a 2019 American drama film directed by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Four sisters, Beth (Eliza Scanlen), Meg (Emma Watson), Jo (Saoirse Ronan), and Amy ...more

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Alexis Bledel, Saoirse Ronan, James Gandolfini

Released: 2011

Directed by: Geoffrey S. Fletcher

Violet & Daisy is a 2011 American comedy crime drama film written, produced, and directed by Geoffrey S. Fletcher in his directorial debut after winning an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay ...more
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Mirai Shida, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Kirin Kiki

Released: 2010

Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Arrietty, titled The Borrower Arrietty in Japan and The Secret World of Arrietty in North America, is a 2010 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and scripted by Hayao ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Saoirse Ronan

Released: 2007

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

I Could Never Be Your Woman is a 2007 American romantic comedy film directed and written by Amy Heckerling and starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd. The film was released on May 11 in Spain, ...more

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Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Dominic Cooke

On Chesil Beach is a 2017 British drama film directed by Dominic Cooke, based on the book by Ian McEwan. Young spouses Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Billy Howle) destroy their marriage ...more
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Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts

Released: 2017

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Greta Gerwig. The adventures of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) living in Northern California for a year.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Saoirse Ronan, Guy Pearce

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Death Defying Acts is a 2007 British-Australian supernatural romance film, directed by Gillian Armstrong, and starring Guy Pearce & Catherine Zeta-Jones. It concerns an episode in the life ...more
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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Saoirse Ronan, Tom Berenger, Joely Richardson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Bill Clark

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is a 2007 British film scripted and directed by Bill Clark. It was adapted from a 1995 book of the same name, written by Susan Wojciechowski and ...more
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Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Cara Delevingne

Released: 2012

Directed by: Joe Wright

Anna Karenina is a 2012 British epic romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright. Adapted by Tom Stoppard from Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel of the same name, the film depicts the tragedy of Russian ...more

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