Zendaya attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Amazon MGM Studios’ 'Challengers' at Regency Village Theatre on April 16, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

Zendaya attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Amazon MGM Studios’ 'Challengers' at Regency Village Theatre on April 16, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Getty Images for Amazon MGM Studios.

Zendaya is one of the most popular young actresses working today.

After beginning her acting career on Disney Channel sitcoms like 'Shake It Up,' Zendaya burst on to the silver screen with appearances in hit films like 'The Greatest Showman,' 'Smallfoot' and 'Space Jam: A New Legacy,' not to mention her work on HBO's poplar series 'Euphoria'.

But she is probably best known for playing Michelle "MJ" Jones-Watson in the MCU movies 'Spider-man: Homecoming' and its sequels 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' and 'Spider-man: No Way Home', as well as Chani in 'Dune' and 'Dune: Part Two.'

Her newest movie, director Luca Guadagnino's 'Challengers' opens in theaters on April 26th.

In honor of Zendaya's new film, Moviefone is counting down every movie the popular actress has ever appeared in, including her latest.

NOTE: For this list we are only including Zendaya's theatrical films, and not documentaries or music videos like Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'.

Let's begin!


12. 'Super Buddies' (2013)

2013's 'Super Buddies'.

2013's 'Super Buddies'. Photos: Walt Disney Pictures.

When the five puppies stumble upon the Five Power Rings of Inspiron (alien artifacts abandoned on Earth 16 years ago), they all develop super powers, and are enlisted in Captain Canine's (Colin Hanks) battle against the evil Darkon alien Commander Drex (John Michael Higgins).

Super Buddies

Super Buddies

"You don't need superpowers to be a super hero."
59
G1 hr 21 minAug 27th, 2013


11. 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' (2021)

Zendaya as Lola Bunny in 'Space Jam: A New Legacy.'

(Center) Zendaya as Lola Bunny in 'Space Jam: A New Legacy.' Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures.

When LeBron James and his young son Dom (Cedric Joe) are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I. (Don Cheadle), LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny (Zendaya) and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.'™s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you've never seen them before. It's Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron's bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even 'King' James by playing the game their own way.


10. 'Duck Duck Goose' (2018)

2018's 'Duck Duck Goose'.

2018's 'Duck Duck Goose'. Photo: Open Road Films.

After he’s grounded by an injury, a high-flying bachelor (Jim Gaffigan) is saddled with two wide-eyed orphans (Zendaya and Lance Lim) as they come face-to-face with the dangers and beauty of the outside world.

Duck Duck Goose

Duck Duck Goose

"Family can be a wild ride"
62
PG1 hr 22 minJul 20th, 2018


9. 'Smallfoot' (2018)

2018's 'Smallfoot.'

2018's 'Smallfoot.' Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures.

A bright young yeti (Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn't exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.

Smallfoot

Smallfoot

"There's been a big myth-understanding"
68
PG1 hr 36 minSep 15th, 2018
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8. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017)

Zendaya in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming.'

Zendaya in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming.' Photo: Marvel Studios.

Following the events of 'Captain America: Civil War', Peter Parker (Tom Holland), with the help of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture (Michael Keaton), emerges.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

"Homework can wait. The city can't."
73
PG-132 hr 13 minJul 7th, 2017
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7. 'Malcolm & Marie' (2021)

John David Washington and Zendaya in 'Malcolm & Marie.'

(L to R) John David Washington and Zendaya in 'Malcolm & Marie.' Photo: Netflix.

As a filmmaker (John David Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) return home from his movie premiere, smoldering tensions and painful revelations push them toward a romantic reckoning.

Malcolm & Marie

"Madly in love."
70
R1 hr 46 minJan 29th, 2021


6. 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' (2019)

Tom Holland in 'Spider-Man: Far from Home.'

Tom Holland in 'Spider-Man: Far from Home.' Photo: Marvel Studios.

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his friends go on a summer trip to Europe. However, they will hardly be able to rest - Peter will have to agree to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of creatures that cause natural disasters and destruction throughout the continent.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

"It’s time to step up."
74
PG-132 hr 9 minJun 26th, 2019
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5. 'The Greatest Showman' (2017)

Zendaya in 'The Greatest Showman.'

Zendaya in 'The Greatest Showman.' Photo: 20th Century Fox.

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

The Greatest Showman

"The impossible comes true."
79
PG1 hr 45 minDec 8th, 2017
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4. 'Dune' (2021)

Zendaya in 'Dune'.

Zendaya in 'Dune'. Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Dune

"It begins."
78
PG-132 hr 35 minOct 7th, 2021
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3. 'Challengers' (2024)

Zendaya stars as Tashi and Josh O’Connor as Patrick in director Luca Guadagnino’s 'Challengers,' an Amazon MGM Studios film.

(L to R) Zendaya stars as Tashi and Josh O’Connor as Patrick in director Luca Guadagnino’s 'Challengers,' an Amazon MGM Studios film. Photo credit: Niko Tavernise. © 2024 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, 'Challengers' stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist – 'West Side Story'), Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor – 'The Crown') – his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend. As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.

Challengers

"Her game. Her rules."
72
R2 hr 12 minApr 26th, 2024
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2. 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' (2021)

Zendaya and Tom Holland in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.'

(L to R) Zendaya and Tom Holland in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.' Photo: Marvel Studios.

Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a super-hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

"The Multiverse unleashed."
80
PG-132 hr 28 minDec 13th, 2021
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1. 'Dune: Part Two' (2024)

Zendaya as Chani in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure 'Dune: Part Two,' a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Zendaya as Chani in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure 'Dune: Part Two,' a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures. Copyright: © 2023 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Follow the mythic journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, Paul endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Dune: Part Two

"Long live the fighters."
82
PG-132 hr 47 minMar 1st, 2024
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