Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain’s 10 Best Movies

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain is one of the most underutilized leading ladies in Hollywood.  I’m not sure why Chastain doesn’t get more vehicles, but when she does, she’s absolutely riveting.  She’s creating strong, complex characters in films like Molly’s Game, Zero Dark Thirty, and Miss Sloane.  She’s also been a critical part of some of the best ensembles in recent memory in The Martian, The Help, and Interstellar.  Chastain excels at creating layered characters that exude strength and vitality and her presence on the screen is the equal to any actress of her generation, so hopefully more quality opportunities will come her way as her career continues to progress.

Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, and Sebastian Stan in The Martian
Jessica Chastain’s Best 10

1. The Martian (2015) Melissa Davis
2. Molly’s Game (2017) Molly Bloom
3. Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Maya
4. Interstellar (2014) Murph
5. Miss Sloane (2016) Elizabeth Sloane
6. The Help (2011) Celia Foote
7. The Debt (2010) Young Rachel
8. Mama (2013) Annabel
9. The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) Antonia Zabinska
10. Crimson Peak (2015) Lucille Sharpe
Honorable Mention: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013) Eleanor Rigby

Jessica Chastain in Molly's Game

Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (0): None

Oscar Nominations (2): The Help (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty

Golden Globe Wins (1): Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

Golden Globe Nominations (5): The Help (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2013), A Most Violent Year (2015), Miss Sloane (2017), Molly’s Game (2018)

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer in The Help

Emmy Wins (0): None

Emmy Nominations (0): None

Jessica Chastain in Interstellar

My Favorite Chastain Scene:
“One Free Therapy Session from Molly’s Game (2017)
*abbreviated clip due to recent release, but BY FAR the best scene of her career

Next Film: Chastain has a full plate for 2018 include The Life and Death of John P. Donovan, George & Tammy in which she is slated to portray Country legend Tammy Wynette, and she will be joining the X-Men franchise in the fall’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

6 thoughts on “Jessica Chastain’s 10 Best Movies”

    1. She should’ve won for Zero Dark Thirty. I would say she should win this year for Molly’s Game, but Frances McDormand pretty much has that locked down with maybe only Saoirse Ronan having a chance at upsetting her. Chastain will be lucky to get a nomination and her Molly’s Game performance may be better than ZD30.


    1. Lawless was the last film cut. Molly’s Game, I need to write up the review, but it’s a better film throughout than Zero Dark Thirty. I think Chastain should have won the Oscar for the latter. This year, she’ll be lucky to get a nomination. It’s pretty much Frances McDormand’s to lose at this point.


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