British-American actress Emily Blunt has always known how to captivate an audience. Blunt’s early career had her appearing alongside Judi Dench in The Royal Family in London's West End in 2001. Blunt eventually moved to TV where she showed up in the television film Boudica in 2003, and not long after, she broke into big-screen films.
Soon after appearing in The Devil Wears Prada in 2006, Blunt began to score leading roles. Today, she remains one of the most beloved actresses in the biz, and with many movies on the horizon, her popularity is destined to keep growing. With that said, we're taking a look at how her top roles stack up. To do this, we’ll be turning to the star rating system on IMDb.
The popular entertainment website has given every Emily Blunt film a ranking based on the votes of registered users on a scale of 1 to 10. This is what we'll use to score her films here.
With the logistics out of the way, it’s time to head to the movies. Here is Emily Blunt’s 10 Best Movies (According To IMDb).
10 The Devil Wears Prada (6.9)
The Devil Wears Prada tells the story of a recent college grad (Anne Hathaway) who finds herself working under a controlling fashion magazine editor (Meryl Streep) in New York City. Emily Blunt co-stars as one of the editor’s assistants.
This role shifted Blunt further into the spotlight, and the positive audience reviews definitely helped. People loved that the movie came out even more compelling then the book it was based on, exposing both the scandals and excitement of the New York fashion scene. The charismatic cast didn’t hurt.
9 Charlie Wilson's War (7.0)
This 2007 comedy-drama is based on the tale of Congressman Charlie Wilson and CIA officer Gust Avrakotos’ attempts to head the Operation Cyclone during the Soviet-Afghan war. The film starred big names including Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Ned Beatty. A young Emily Blunt also made an appearance in the film as Jane Liddle, the daughter of Larry Liddle (Peter Gerety).
The movie received many positive reviews thanks to its all-star cast and fascinating script.
8 The Adjustment Bureau (7.0)
This sci-fi romance thriller tells the tale of a U.S. congressman who discovers that the random events that occur in his life are being controlled by a group of mysterious people. After something happens outside of the team's manipulation, however, he decides to take his life into his own hands.
Though the lead congressman is played by Matt Damon and the lovely woman he falls for is portrayed by Emily Blunt.
Though the tone of the movie was pulled into question, the chemistry between the leading pair was fully believable. The Adjustment Bureau had loads of people rushing to theaters to see it.
7 The Muppets (7.1)
Emily Blunt might not have starred in the 2011 Muppets film, but she did make an appearance in it.
While Jason Segel and Amy Adams took the leading roles, Blunt made a cameo as Miss Piggy's receptionist at Vogue Paris. This role was a nod to her breakout role as an assistant in The Devil Wear Prada.
Regardless of this, The Muppets received a lot of love. Its charm, heart and humor had it gaining praise from both critics and general audience members.
6 The Young Victoria (7.3)
In 2009, Emily Blunt took on the role of Queen Victoria in a British-American drama known as The Young Victoria. This film followed the queen as she navigated the uncertainty of politics and romance.
Generally, The Young Victoria was well-received, with many praising the strong cast despite the plot feeling soft.
The film received a handful of Academy Award nominations and ended up winning one for Best Costume Design.
5 Looper (7.4)
This 2012 sci-fi film starred a cast including Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. It followed a group of killers known as "loopers" who are recruited by criminals to eliminate victims by pushing them back in time.
While Gordon-Levitt played the lead looper named Joe, Blunt portrayed a woman who lived on a farm named Sara, whom Joe eventually encounters.
The thrilling plot of the movie had it gaining positive reviews from critics and audience members alike.
4 A Quiet Place (7.5)
Blunt’s husband John Krasinski put on his director’s hat to create a post-apocalyptic horror film in 2018. A Quiet Place tells the story of a family who tries to escape a land that’s been overtaken by alien creatures with keen hearing. These extraterrestrials are known to hunt down and murder anything that makes noise.
While Krasinski played the father of the family, Blunt played his wife.
The movie was all-around praised for the performances, directing, and the sound, in particular, getting an extra round of applause. This had the film earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound Editing.
3 Sicario (7.6)
The 2015 Emily Blunt-led thriller known as Sicario followed an FBI agent who sets out to track down the man in charge of the Mexican Drug War.
The film was applauded for an incredible screenplay, a stunning musical score, and fascinating cinematography. Blunt’s acting skills, as well as those of Benicio del Toro, were also lauded. Sicario received an array of accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Sound Editing.
2 The Wind Rises (7.8)
This 2013 Japanese anime was first released only in Japan. However, in 2014, it reached American audiences with a star-studded voice cast including Joseph-Gordon Levitt, John Krasinski, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, and Emily Blunt.
The story is a fictionalized biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, who designed many Japanese fighter aircrafts. It was highly praised for its beautiful art, compelling story, and creative structure.
1 The Edge Of Tomorrow (7.9)
Emily Blunt teamed up with Tom Cruise for her highest scoring movie of all time. Edge Of Tomorrow follows an officer (Cruise) who is thrown into a suicide mission time loop after a powerful fleet of aliens attacks the earth. However, he and his partner (Blunt) get a little smarter after each repeating death, slowing piecing together how they will overcome the creatures.
The sci-fi action film received many positive reviews for its strong design, style, humor, and performances. Of course, the strong cast part couldn’t have been completed without Blunt in a starring role.