Emma Stone is one of the most exciting actresses working today. Her career in the spotlight has only existed for a little over a a decade, but she's given audiences what feels like a lifetime of memorable performances already. Here are eight Emma Stone movies you have to see, ranked from enjoyable to exceptional.
8. 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' (2011)
Emma proved her comedic sensibilities translated perfectly to the conventional rom-com in 2011's light-ish and fluffy "Crazy, Stupid, Love." Her charming performance was a stand-out among an ensemble of heavy hitters like Julianne Moore and Steve Carell, and it didn't hurt that her chemistry with frequent co-star Ryan Gosling was off the charts.
7. 'The Help' (2011)
While the other main actresses in "The Help" — Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Jessica Chastain – all received Oscar nods (Octavia won for Best Supporting Actress), Emma held her own as journalist Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan.
6. 'Battle of the Sexes' (2017)
Emma re-teamed with Steve Carell for 2017's "Battle of the Sexes." Her spot-on portrayal of tennis great Billie Jean King earned her both a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award nomination.
5 .'Zombieland' (2009)
If you can hack it and manage to get laughs in a hilarious scene with Bill Murray, you know you've got something special.
4. 'Birdman' (2014)
Emma went toe-to-toe with Michael Keaton and nabbed her first Oscar nomination for her fiery and magnetic turn in 2014's darkly funny and imaginative "Birdman of (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)."
3. 'Easy A' (2010)
A teen movie reimagining of "The Scarlet Letter" sounds like it might not work, but Stone stepped up to the comedic challenge with amusing and endearing ease, and became a bonafide movie star in the process.
2. 'Superbad' (2007)
Jonah Hill and Michael Cera were the clear stars of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's beloved 2007 coming-of-age sex comedy "Superbad," although Emma broke out of love interest confines and made what could have been a throwaway part a breakout showcase for her talent.
1. 'La La Land' (2016)
Emma was born to play struggling actress Mia in 2016's love letter to Hollywood "La La Land." The playful, passionate, and moving performance garnered her well-deserved critical acclaim and Oscar gold.
Bonus: 'Maniac' (2018)
You're right — it's a TV show. But we would be remiss if we didn't urge you to catch the versatile Emma in the trippy, mind-bending Netflix stunner "Maniac."