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10 Elizabeth Olsen Movies and Series Outside The MCU

Talent surely runs deep in the Olsen family. Elizabeth Olsen is globally known for portraying Wanda in the Marvel Universe. She is the younger sister of the popular Olsen Twins who were introduced to the camera as babies. Elizabeth is currently enjoying the spotlight by starring in “WandaVision” on Disney+. This list brings to you the highly recommended works of the actress that are outside the MCU. You don’t necessarily need to be a Marvel fan to admire her performance after watching the following films and series. Audiences who have seen her works previously know how the actress’ mere expressions hit right into the heart.

Kodachrome

Join Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, and Elizabeth Olsen on this entertaining and light-hearted journey. An old man battling sickness is accompanied by his son, Matt, and Zooey to process the Kodachrome film in the last remaining shop in Kansas City. The movie beautifully captures the bittersweet dynamics between the father and son.

Ingrid Goes West

This comedy captures the spirit of the present digital-influenced culture at its best. An obsessed fan literally follows a social media influencer all the way to Los Angeles to become a part of her “perfect” life. It’s an eye-opener for those who value everything based on the superficial world of Instagram.

Sorry For Your Loss

Some of us are not new to getting swept away by Elizabeth’s heartfelt delivery. She gives yet another shattering performance as a widow in this underrated series. A woman watches how her relationship with everyone changes after her husband’s demise. The pain we saw through her eyes was palpable. If you are aware of Elizabeth’s acting prowess, then be prepared as this one is a tearjerker.

Oldboy

Olsen and Josh Brolin, known for playing Thanos, go way back. They shared the screen before “Avengers: Infinity War” in “Oldboy”. This mystery starts with an advertising agent who gets kidnapped and held captive for 20 years. When he mysteriously gets released, he embarks on a mission to find the culprit who took away 20 years from his life. The movie was inspired by the critically-acclaimed Korean thriller, “Oldboy”.

Wind River

Josh Brolin isn’t the only MCU star who has shared the screen with Olsen. In this 2017 thriller, Elizabeth and Jeremy Renner join forces to investigate a murder in snowy Wyoming. Her character is an FBI agent while Renner plays a wildlife officer. As the murder mystery of a young girl starts unravelling slowly, the officers find themselves in the periphery of fatal danger.

Liberal Arts

You will find not one, but two familiar faces in this rom-com. It stars Elizabeth opposite the “How I Met Your Mother” actor, Josh Radnor. The story begins with an alumnus visiting his alma mater to attend the retirement party of his favourite professor. This trip takes an unexpected turn when he gets involved in a relationship with a student. The light-hearted drama evokes our innermost feelings that we face in day to day lives. It takes us back to the happy college days and also addresses the tensions of grown-up life.

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Olsen will move you with her soulful performance in this thriller. She plays the character of Martha, who spent most of her life growing up under abuse. After she finally manages to break away from the tormenting cult and joins her sister, the scars of her past begin to consume her sanity.

Very Good Girls

This movie follows the bond of two best friends who make a pact to lose their virginity before joining college. Their pact becomes more complicated than expected as both the girls end up falling for the same guy. Elizabeth and Dakota Fanning’s performance was received well by the audience.

Godzilla

Hollywood has seen many versions of the Godzilla brand but not every one of them marked success. Olsen appeared in one of the well-received “Godzilla” films in 2014. When the world faces threat from an unknown species of giant creatures, Godzilla rises from the shadows to fight them.

Silent House

Olsen takes a flight from superheroes and dives into a supernatural drama in this horror film. A young woman assists her father and uncle in renovating old houses before selling them in the market.  Their lives take a sharp turn when they end up in an empty house that has no electricity and forces them to use battery torches. The young woman soon finds herself separated from her dad and trapped in a spooky cabin. Her fears slowly begin to take definite forms as terrors fall upon her.

Written by Ipshita Barua

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