JEN­NIFER LAWRENCE’S TOP 10 MOVIES

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“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.

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