10 Best Emily Blunt Movies You Must See

November 8, 2017
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Emily Blunt’s name in contemporary actresses probably stands somewhere after stalwarts like Streep and Davis. Even though devoid of Academy nominations, her enchanting performances have etched her name in the fraternity as one to look out for. Delivering inspired performances, each distinct from the other with a heightened sense of class, Blunt’s movies have been a success at both commercial and critical levels of introspection. The English beauty has taken on the challenge of trying different accents and ethnicities, and has come out with flying colours.

I’ve always felt a personal connection with her portrayals whenever I’ve watched her act. There is an air of ambiguity and a lasting sense of self-assuredness the way she carries herself. Relaying our love to her through words, we decided to conjure up a list of top 10 movies of Emily Blunt. Happy reading!


10. Gideon’s Daughter (2006)

Forceful, compelling, and innately exhilarating, Emily Blunt’s performance will take you aback with utter surprise. Bold and intrepid in her actions, Blunt pushes herself to outperform the others, leaving a trail of “almost great” performances. Playing the emotionally detached Natasha, Blunt does a superlative job of just doing enough to convince us of her insouciance to her father’s presence. The film in itself was a major success, garnering acclaim and praise of the crowds with its subtle and nuanced job of presenting troubled and strained relationships.


9. The Young Victoria (2009)

The distinguishing factor of the list is the fact that every movie belongs to a different genre. Blunt’s versatility in adapting from roles to roles is uniquely highlighted with this eclectic mix of amazing cinema. The film portrays the early childhood, teen and the following turbulent years of a young princess who came to be known as Queen Victoria. It also follows her enduring romance with Prince Albert and the repercussions of their unison. Period-dramas can get taxing because of their languid and almost glacial pace. ‘The Young Victoria’ somewhat overcomes the stigma by crafting a decent drama that epitomises love, and the extent which people go to find it.


8. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

Blunt plays Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, a kind and ambitious financial advisor, who wants to bring salmon fishing to Yemen. The contrived plot magnifies her acumen and determination to see the project through, despite hurdles, political and financial in nature. Talbot’s efforts, in unison with Alfred Jones, a fisheries expert, see fruitful results, and also bring the two intimately close in a relationship. Blunt’s efficacious smile leaves you with an endearing sense of warmth and enigma, which is bound to get you emotionally charged up. A fine effort!


7. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Her performance actually prompted someone to Google: “Is Emily Blunt a ballet dancer?” The answer is yes. And no. She is one when she wishes to. Other times, she can be the President of the United States if she wants to. She’s that good. A neat sci-fi thriller, ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ was a pleasant surprise and a reinforcement of Damon’s and Blunt’s individual and collective persuasiveness. An unconventional love-story of a ballet dancer and a politician falling for each other, the narrative is wonderfully scripted. There are a few unexpected surprises in the movie which will surely serve as the much needed excitement phases.


6. Into the Woods (2014)

Her transient metamorphosis as an enchantress of mellifluous ballads is astonishing and inherently riveting. The way she transforms herself to fit the role is truly a testament to her abilities and dedication as an actress.Playing one half of an innocuous and generous couple, hoping to have a child, Blunt is precise and banal in her emotions. A vitiated and cantankerous witch casts a curse upon them, which finishes their chances of conceiving. They must gather four objects for her, which will lift the godforsaken curse. The musical was a fine effort. Sweet, simple, and grossly cliched, the narrative provided enough time for its protagonists to leave a strong impression on the audience.

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