Jessica Chastain is one of the most under-rated actresses in the industry. Her performances in films have often gone unheralded. Her ability to bring tangible and visceral emotions on screen is unparalleled in the industry. Chastain’s portmanteau of features includes both big-production and indie films. Her brazen and unconventional choices in films with a bold subject matter have been widely documented and makes her distinctive. She has been a critics’ favorite, with giving an award-winning performance almost every time she has turned up.
Chastain has to her name two Academy Award nominations, albeit with no wins. She has struggled to get the stardom and fandom that someone like Jennifer Lawrence enjoys. But that sure doesn’t make her any less of an artist. Here is the list of top Jessica Chastain movies selected from her impressive filmography. You can watch some of the best Jessica Chastain movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. A Most Violent Year (2014)
The crime-thriller, set in New York City in 1981, the year in which the city had the highest crime rate, tells the story of a small heating oil company owner (played by Oscar Isaac) and his ruthless wife (Chastain). In preparation for the role, Chastain made painstaking efforts to perfectly blend in the 80’s vibes. From collaborating with Armani to hiring a multitude of fashion designers, Chastain made sure to be both original and authentic in her character. And it paid off, as the film opened to very positive critical acclaim, and was a big box-office success. Chastain also earned a Golden Globe for her performance.
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9. The Martian (2015)