JENNIFER LAWRENCE’S TOP 10 MOVIES
“Red Sparrow” (2018): Lawrence has to play chameleon, and does quite a good job of it, in this espionage thriller about a Russian agent who uses a variety of guises and identities to accomplish her missions.
“Passengers” (2016): Though some reviewed her hefty paycheck instead of her acting, Lawrence does commendable work as one of the extremely few people revived aboard a spacecraft that’s on a very long journey.
“Joy” (2015): Working again with director David O. Russell – her frequent collaborator – Lawrence gives a spirited performance in the true story of Joy Mangano, who deals with various personal complications as she develops the Miracle Mop and other convenience-targeted inventions. “American Hustle” (2013): Reteamed with Russell, Lawrence is terrific as the loose-cannon wife of a con artist (Christian Bale).
“Silver Linings Playbook” (2012): It’s amazing to think how few films Lawrence made before she won a well-earned Oscar for another Russell movie, casting her as a troubled young widow who becomes the possible salvation for a man (Bradley Cooper) with problems of his own.
“House at the End of the Street” (2012): Though it seems like a fairly standard role – a neighborhood newcomer threatened by a nearby resident – Lawrence does much with it.
“The Hunger Games” (2012): Lawrence scored an enormous hit with the first movie adapted from Suzanne Collins’ novels about a competition to survive among teen warriors-in-the-making.
“X-Men: First Class” (2011): It takes a lot, in physicality and attitude, to succeed Rebecca Romijn as Mystique ... and Lawrence manages that, and then some. “Like Crazy” (2011): She’s not the female lead here, but Lawrence lends commendable support in this romance between two students, one of whom faces possible deportation. “Winter’s Bone” (2010): Lawrence started to make a name for herself with this drama about a young Ozarks woman and her many family complications.