12 Best Emma Roberts Movies You Must See

Updated November 26, 2017
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26-year-old Emma Roberts has come a long way in Hollywood. In spite of being the daughter of Oscar-nominated Eric Roberts and the niece of global superstar Julia Roberts, she chose to make a separate name for herself. Starting her career in 2001, Emma took naturally to teenage roles due to her young looks and natural acting style. After 2007, she challenged herself with movies like (2010), Palo Alto (2013), Scream 4(2011) and established her expertise in more serious roles, especially Noir and Drama. The alluring heroine seems to have taken a liking to the horror genre recently, and we are sure in the coming years we will see many mind-blowing and versatile performances from her. One thing is for sure though, Emma is and will remain one of the sexiest and gorgeous Hollywood actresses till date. Here is the list of top 12  Emma Roberts movies.

12. Aquamarine (2006)


Does true love exist? This is the query of the stubborn father of a mermaid Aquamarine (Sara Paxton). To prove to her father that true love does exist, the revolutionary mermaid travels to the world of humans. There she meets two teenagers, Hailey (JoJo) and Claire (Emma Roberts), who themselves are suffering a massive crisis. Hailey’s mother is moving away to Australia which has put their friendship’s future into jeopardy. When the enchanting Aquamarine tells the naïve girls that helping a mermaid comes with a wish, they venture onto a mission to make the cutest guy on the beach, fall in love with the beautiful mermaid. Will they defy all odds to show Aquamarine’s father to show that love is real or will they stop believing in it themselves? Wait and watch.


11. (2010)

You can’t take your eyes off of the picture, right? Please take your time. I was spellbound the first time too. Okay, let’s begin. 4 hot girls, 3 mind-boggling days, 2 locations, and one diamond. The dull and monotonous lives of four ordinary girls are about to become a whole lot interesting. Seemingly unrelated stories of them leading on their separate paths collide when they get trapped into the conspiracy of a stolen diamond. One of those girls is our own Joanne (Emma Roberts), who along with the other three are going to have a hard time surviving the next three days. A Suspense thriller that will race your heart for all the right -and wrong- reasons.


10. We’re the Millers (2013)

Cheer up because our sweet girl-next-door is not only an expert in humdrum teenage dramas. ‘We’re the Millers’ is a good old American comedy featuring Jennifer Aniston and Emma Roberts in lead roles. After a major decline in his product (code for drugs) David Clark, a small-time drug paddler is forced to review his market position. His boss forces him to go to Mexico to smuggle a huge consignment of marijuana. Fearing the DEA and Border Patrol might catch him, David decides to take a broke stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston) alongwith two vagabond teenagers Kenny (Will Poulter) and Casey (Emma Roberts) as his family. Everything is going smoothly, until they find out that David’s boss has sent him to steal somebody else’s drugs. Will David survive this trip to Mexico and back? And will his so-called family break under pressure or support their false caretaker?


9. Scream 4 (2011)

The fourth and perhaps the final installment in the Scream series, Scream 4 is a film of the slasher genre. Interestingly it is one of the few movies of this kind that Emma Roberts has done. She leaves her innocent charm for a deadly and conniving role. Emma plays Jill Roberts, cousin to Sidney Prescott, the original survivor of the Woodsboro murders. When Sidney returns after fifteen years to Woodsboro to promote her new book, Ghostface strikes again. Due to her proximity to the new killings, Sidney is taken in as a suspect and not allowed to leave. She chooses to stay with her trusted cousin Jill and see the mishap through. However, she doesn’t know that Jill is keeping her in the dark and has a conspiracy of her own which is tightly knit with the reappearance of Ghostface. Watch the sweet and sexy Emma in an entirely different role which shows her prowess as an antagonist.


8. Nancy Drew (2007)

Remember those neat little yellow-jacketed and hardbound books gently stacked in the corner of the School library? Remember that thrill you used to feel while reading about a teenage girl solving criminal cases with her chums? Almost smells like old times right? Like Famous Five and Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew is a character wildly known among the kids for its easy-to-follow writing and smooth flow. Emma Roberts brought to life this iconic character in her 2006 movie, with great poise and grace. The plot follows Nancy Drew, who is a teenage sleuth famous for solving many cases in her hometown of River Heights. Nancy has temporarily moved to California with her father, Carson Drew. Finding it challenging to adjust to a new and modern city, she finds solace in trying to solve the famous mystery of Dehlia Draycott’s death. However unknown to her, someone is trying desperately to stop her from finding out the truth. Nancy dodges many attacks on her self and her friends to emrge victorious in the end. Just like the books, this is a refreshing movie you can watch on a Saturday night, to be free of the week’s stress and worries.


7. Adult World (2013)

Writing is a demanding profession where you have to suffer utter humiliation before reaching fame. Amy Anderson (Emma Roberts) is a wannabe writer who thinks she is destined to be a great poet. To support herself she reluctantly works in a sex-shop with Alex (Evan Peters), her only friend in the world. After coaxing a has-been poet Rat Billings (John Cusack), who Amy considers her favorite, she starts working for him as her housemaid in exchange for writing advice. After a tussle at the shop, she walks out thinking it’s beneath her to work there. She soon realizes though, that she has developed feelings for Alex. Torn amidst the disdain shown by her idol towards her, her feelings for Alex, and her parents’ increasing frustration, Amy decides to change something in her life. Will she succeed? A must see for every teenager who wants to be a writer.

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