Table of content    
  1. #15. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
  2. #14. The Rocker (2008)
  3. #13. Gangster Squad (2013)
  4. #12. Battle of the Sexes (2017)
  5. #11. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  6. #10. Easy A (2010)
  7. #9. Cruella (2021)
  8. #8. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
  9. #7. The Favourite (2018)
  10. #6. Superbad (2007)
  11. #5. Zombieland (2009)
  12. #4. Birdman (2014)
  13. #3. The Help (2011)
  14. #2. La La Land (2016)
  15. #1. Poor Things (2023)

Ranking 15 Emma Stone's Films From The Flop To Top Picks

In the world of cinema, there are stars who shine brightly in a constellation of films and one of them is Emma Stone. The actress is known for her versatile talent and captivating presence on the big screen. She rose to stardom for her performance in the superhero movie The Amazing Spider-Man but she always pulls out all the stops. Like other actors, she has been in a bunch of films, some great and some not-so-great.
We’ve collected some of her movies and ranked them from the ones that missed the mark to the ones that stole our hearts. So, grab your popcorn and settle in for a rollercoaster of movie magic!

#15. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

Emma Stone was 19 in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past when she played the character Allison Vandermeersh. While the 2009 comedy Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past was not good, Emma Stone's character makes a great impression. Her character was a hoot and the ghost of a past relationship who helps show Matthew McConaughey’s character the error of his ways.

#14. The Rocker (2008)

The Rocker is about a drummer, portrayed by Rainn Wilson, who gets kicked out of his rock band just as they were on the verge of a big break. Two decades later, he gets another chance at fame by joining his nephew's emo teenage band. Emma Stone learned to play the bass guitar for her role as a band member, but it's worth noting that it's not her playing on the movie's soundtrack.

#13. Gangster Squad (2013)

The film is set  in 1940s Los Angeles, focusing on the Los Angeles police department's unofficial unit formed to combat mobster Mickey Cohen, played by Sean Penn. Emma Stone's character, who is romantically involved with Ryan Gosling's cop character, stands out with her glamorous attire from that era.

#12. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Emma embodied Tennis legend, Billie Jean King in The Battle of the Sexes, who takes on the self-confessed chauvinist male player Bobby Riggs. It’s both a story of a hugely significant match of any sport with a gender divide, but Stone also brings a lot of levity by playing up the ridiculousness of her having to be in this situation in the first place.

#11. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Emma Stone takes on the role of Gwen Stacy, the police chief's daughter, opposite Andrew Garfield. Their chemistry was amazing, leaving viewers excited for the next installment, which turned out to be heartbreaking.

#10. Easy A (2010)

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The actress fulfilled her work in this film as she played high school student Olive Penderghast. The character lied about having lost the precious thing of a girl and that she was ostracized by her peers. She leveraged her “bad” reputation to expose a few double standards.

#9. Cruella (2021)

Emma Stone played Cruella in the movie of the same name where she acted alongside Emma Thompson. Stone delivers a compelling and almost sorrowful performance as an orphan striving to find her place in London's post-punk fashion scene.

#8. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

In "Crazy, Stupid, Love," Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling showcase their fantastic onscreen chemistry, making it their first movie together. Emma Stone plays the role of Hannah, who is a lawyer. Her profession highlights her intelligence, as becoming a lawyer typically involves a significant amount of education and training.

#7. The Favourite (2018)

Yorgos Lanthimos's historical dark comedy is about three cunning women, and Emma Stone, playing Abigail Hill, shines in the role. She expertly adopts an English accent and delivers a fantastic, multifaceted performance that seamlessly transitions from pleasant to devious and back. Her portrayal is both captivating and skillful, showcasing her acting talents.

#6. Superbad (2007)

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Emma Stone portrayed the character Jules, who shows her human side and isn't just a goddess of desire. Even though she had a supporting role, Emma Stone's natural charm in "Superbad" left a strong impression, setting her on a path to becoming a more prominent figure in mainstream cinema.

#5. Zombieland (2009)

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Despite its disappointing sequel, the original Zombieland is a highly entertaining movie. In the film, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin portrayed con-artist sisters. It's worth noting that Stone added a world-weary, action-packed element to her repertoire of clever character portrayals, which deserves recognition.

#4. Birdman (2014)

Emma Stone received her first Oscar nomination for her outstanding performance in the movie. In the film, she portrayed Sam, the daughter of a recovering drug addict who often goes on truthful and candid rants.

#3. The Help (2011)

In the 2011 film, Emma Stone plays the role of an aspiring journalist who documents the systemic racism faced by African American maids in 1960s Mississippi.

#2. La La Land (2016)

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The famous movie portrays a couple who drowns in love while pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles. Emma nailed her role as an aspiring actress and that helped her win an Oscar for the best actress.

#1. Poor Things (2023)

The movie, adapted from Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name, starred Emma Stone as Bella Baxter. Bella is a unique character with a childlike innocence, no social boundaries, and no inhibitions. She decides to leave her mad scientist guardian to explore life with a wild lawyer. Emma Stone's captivating performance in this role is a true delight, as many viewers have noted.

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