Emma Watson is famously known as the smart and strong-willed Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter movie series. As a versatile actress, she has also played a couple of other iconic roles. Watson’s talent is indeed beyond the magical wizarding world.
Her success in the entertainment industry cemented her name as one of the most sought-after and highly paid actresses of all time. While there’s no news about any upcoming projects, let’s take a look back at her amazing roster of past films. Here are Emma Watson’s best movies according to Letterboxd:
Beauty And The Beast – 3.1
The fairytale story of a young girl who fell in love with a hideous beast is Watson’s second-highest grossing movie of all time, with a whopping $1.2 billion in total. She plays the role of Belle who lives in a small village and dreams of a better life.
Fun fact: Emma turned down an offer to play a role in La La Land because she felt that Belle as a character resonates more with her personality. We couldn’t agree more – they both love reading books!
My Week With Marilyn – 3.2
This drama is based on Colin Clark’s books, and it talks about the making of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). It is a comedy film starring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier.
Watson played the role of Lucy Armstrong, the wardrobe assistant who fell in love with one of the characters. Compared to her other movies, she doesn’t get enough exposure here. Surely, the audience still felt her presence in the film.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone – 3.8
Undoubtedly the role that catapulted Watson into stardom, the character Hermione Granger is already synonymous with her name. Celebrities often get that one role in their entire career, and it becomes their legacy.
As Hermione Granger, she is the clever and brave member of the trio from the House of Gryffindor. Her character plays a significant role in the development of the story, and she is one of the most powerful witches in Hogwarts.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – 3.9
Based on Stephen Chbosky’s coming-of-age novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story of three friends and how they changed each other’s lives. Charlie, the wallflower, befriends Samantha (Watson), who is really nice yet quite strange. She becomes one of Charlie’s mentors in life. They both had a little romance, but it did not push through.
Little Women – 4.2
Little Women is the story of the four March sisters based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel of the same title. Emma Watson plays Meg, the eldest of the siblings. As a kid, she admires elegant and luxurious things, but as she grew up, she realizes that no money is worth genuine happiness.
She married John Brooke and lived a very simple life. One of the most iconic lines from the movie came from Meg: “Just because my dreams are different than yours doesn’t mean they’re unimportant.” She said this to her sister after Jo insisted that they would run away.