The Best Emma Roberts Movies 

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List of the best Emma Roberts movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Emma Roberts'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 Emma Roberts movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Emma Roberts movies will be at the top of the list. Emma Roberts has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Emma Roberts movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Emma Roberts films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

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"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Emma Roberts movies?" and "What are the greatest Emma Roberts roles of all time?"

Joel Schumacher and Garry Marshall have both worked with Emma Roberts over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Emma Roberts your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Haylie Duff and Miranda Cosgrove films lists too.

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Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer, Juno Temple

Released: 2008

Directed by: Nick Moore

Wild Child is a 2008 British-French-American teen romantic comedy-drama film starring Emma Roberts, Georgia King, Alex Pettyfer and Natasha Richardson. Wild Child is Richardson's last on-screen ...more

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Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden

It's Kind of a Funny Story is a 2010 drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

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Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton

Released: 2006

Directed by: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

Aquamarine is a 2006 Australian-American teen fantasy comedy film starring Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts, and Joanna "JoJo" Levesque. The film, which was made in both the United States and ...more

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Emma Roberts, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

Released: 2009

Directed by: Thor Freudenthal

Hotel for Dogs is a 2009 American family comedy film based on the 1971 Lois Duncan novel of the same name. The film, directed by Thor Freudenthal and adapted by Jeff Lowell, Bob Schooley, and ...more

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Bruce Willis, Emma Roberts, Rachael Leigh Cook

Released: 2007

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

Nancy Drew is a 2007 American mystery comedy film loosely based on the popular series of mystery novels about the titular teen detective. It stars Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew, with Josh Flitter ...more

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Emma Roberts, Alicia Silverstone, Rita Wilson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gavin Wiesen

The Art of Getting By is a 2011 romantic comedy-drama film starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson and Blair Underwood. It is the ...more

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Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis

Directed by: Henry Joost

Nerve is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Jeanne Ryan. The film stars Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, and Juliette ...more

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Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

Released: 2011

Directed by: Wes Craven

10 years after the third movie. Courteney Cox and David Arquette return as Gale Weathers Riley and Deputy Dewey Riley. Neve Campbell also returns as Sidney Prescott. A killer is after a new ...more

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Emma Roberts, John Cusack, Cloris Leachman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Scott Coffey

Adult World is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Scott Coffey and written by Andy Cochran. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2013 and stars Emma Roberts, Evan ...more
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Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway

Released: 2010

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Valentine's Day is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. The screenplay and the story were written by Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. The film ...more

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#81 of 114 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time #232 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #197 of 261 The Best Ensemble Movies

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Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn

Released: 2013

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Ed ...more

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Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ted Demme

Blow is a 2001 American biopic about the American smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme. David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porter's 1993 book for the screenplay. It is based ...more

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Emma Roberts, 50 Cent, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 2010

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Twelve is a 2010 American-French crime drama teen film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film was written by Jordan Melamed, adapted from Nick McDonell's novel of the same name. The film, a story ...more
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Alec Baldwin, Emma Roberts, Cynthia Nixon

Released: 2008

Directed by: Derick Martini

Lymelife is a 2008 independent comedy-drama film written by brothers Derick Martini and Steven Martini, and directed by Derick Martini, depicting aspects of their life in 1970s Long Island from ...more
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Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Emma Roberts

Released: 2001

Directed by: Joe Roth

America's Sweethearts is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Joe Roth and written by Billy Crystal and Peter Tolan. It stars Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, John Cusack and Catherine ...more

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Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts

Released: 2019

Directed by: Craig Zobel

The Hunt is a 2019 American action horror film directed by Craig Zobel. Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing with no idea as to how they got there or why they are there, unbeknownst to them, ...more
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Emma Roberts, Rooney Mara, Sam Rockwell

Released: 2009

Directed by: James C. Strouse

The Winning Season is a 2009 sports comedy film written and directed by James C. Strouse, starring Sam Rockwell. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and had a limited ...more
Celeste and Jesse Foreve... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Emma Roberts Movies
Celeste and Jesse Forever Emma Roberts, Chris Pine, Elijah Wood

Released: 2012

Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger

Celeste and Jesse Forever is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lee Toland Krieger. It stars Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg, and was written by Jones and Will McCormack, who ...more
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Emma Roberts, Eve, Kevin Smith

Released: 2010

Directed by: Noel Clarke, Mark Davis is a 2010 British crime thriller film directed by Noel Clarke and Mark Davis, written by Clarke and starring Emma Roberts, Tamsin Egerton, Ophelia Lovibond, Shanika-Warren Markland, Adam ...more
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Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina

Released: 2019

Directed by: Alice Waddington

Paradise Hills is a 2019 fantasy drama film directed by Alice Waddington. Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up on a mysterious island called Paradise where she is taken in by a boarding school that ...more
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Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Emma Roberts

Released: 2004

Directed by: Barry Tubb

Grand Champion is a 2002 family film, starring Jacob Fisher, George Strait, Emma Roberts and Joey Lauren Adams, about a young boy who wants his calf "Hokey" to grow up to be the Grand ...more
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Emma Roberts, Pat Morita, Debra Jo Rupp

Released: 2006

Directed by: Robert Vince

Minkey, a super-spy primate, and his partner Mike were the two best spies in the business. For years, they made every mission possible... But when Mike retired to raise his baby girl, Amelia, he ...more
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James Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer

Released: 2013

Directed by: Gia Coppola

Palo Alto is a 2013 American drama film directed by Gia Coppola and written by Coppola, based on James Franco's short story collection Palo Alto. Franco stars, along with Emma Roberts, Jack ...more

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Emma Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Mary McCormack

Released: 2001

Directed by: Leif Tilden

bigLove is a 2001 short film written and directed by Leif Tilden. It was first shown on January 19, 2001, at the Sundance Film Festival. It won the award for Best Short at the 2001 Flickapalooza ...more
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Dwayne Johnson, Emma Roberts, Liam Hemsworth

Released: 2013

Directed by: Dito Montiel

Empire State is a 2013 American crime drama film based on a true story, centered on two childhood friends who rob an armored car depository, and the NYPD officer who stands in their way. ...more