Actress Emma Watson became a household name after starring in all eight Harry Potter films in the leading female role of Hermione Granger, the brightest witch of her age. These days, Watson is also known as Belle from Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
She has gone on to have quite a career post-Harry Potter and she is also an outspoken activist. She even attended Brown University after wrapping her work on the Potter franchise. We're taking a look at her top ten films based on their Rotten Tomatoes scores.
10 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
As we all know, Harry Potter began with Sorcerer's Stone. This is the film where Watson started her eight-movie reign as Hermione Granger. The film follows Harry, Ron, and Hermione, as they attempt to track down the Sorcerer's Stone hidden away on the forbidden third-floor corridor.
They try to do so before Snape can get to it. Although they discover that Snape is not their real adversary. The film has an 81% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes.
9 This Is the End
This Is the End is yet another hilarious R-rated comedy film from the minds of Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and more. The film features Rogen and the many familiar faces that often appear in his movies. They all play exaggerated versions of themselves as they face off against the apocalypse.
The movie also features numerous celebrity cameos, one of which, is Emma Watson. Her role in this movie is small but it's so different from her other parts that you can't help but laugh. This is the End has an 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
8 My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn is another film with an 83% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is a drama film about Marilyn Monroe's path to shooting a film. It's not necessarily a biopic but it is a drama film based on real aspects of Marilyn's life.
Emma Watson has a supporting role as Lucy, a wardrobe assistant. She strikes up a romance with one of the other characters in the movie. The film also stars Michelle Williams in the titular role of Marilyn Monroe, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Eddie Redmayne.
7 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
A lot of Watson's films are tied at exactly 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, funnily enough. The Half-Blood Prince is the sixth movie in the franchise, based on the corresponding sixth book. This film follows Harry's journey as he inches closer to facing off against Voldemort yet again.
In the film, Voldemort is at full power, he and his followers are terrorizing the wizarding world at large. Harry and Dumbledore begin their private mission to learn more about Horcruxes. Hermione's journey is more about dodging Cormac McLaggen and realizing her feelings for Ron.
6 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
In the second movie of the series, Hermione does some of her most beneficial work in the series. She concocts a very difficult Polyjuice Potion in order for Ron and Harry to break into the Slytherin common room and interrogate Malfoy.
It is also Hermione who ultimately learns what creature is hiding away in the Chamber of Secrets. Her quick-thinking protects her and Penelope Clearwater from getting killed, although they do wind up petrified.
5 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Finally, a change in score. The Perks of Being a Wallflower has a high score of 86% on the review aggregator. This film is based on the popular novel of the same name. Logan Lerman plays the main character, Charlie. Watson plays one of his best friends, Sam.
Watson received a lot of praise for her work in this film. It was one of her first non-Potter roles and she did incredibly well at it. The movie was very popular, as was the book because it was bracingly realistic, uplifting, and incredibly touching. It's about a high school boy and some of the highest and lowest points of his life.
4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Goblet of Fire is truly the big turning point in the Harry Potter novels. Things take a very dark turn by the end of this film and book as Voldemort makes his official return to a full body and power. Hermione proves to be a great asset to Harry in the book as she continuously helps Harry figure out how to survive in each of the tasks assigned to him for the Triwizard Tournament.
She also begins a flirtation with Viktor Krum and even goes to the Yule Ball with him. It's a pretty transformative book and movie overall for all the main characters. They're not children anymore.
3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Prisoner of Azkaban has a high score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and is often considered by many to be their favorite film. The movie introduces one of the series most popular characters, Sirius Black. Of course, in this movie, we're lead to believe that Black is a mass murderer who escapes from Azkaban to kill Harry once and for all.
But we learn by the end that Black was framed by Peter Pettigrew and is not the man everyone lead Harry to believe. Ultimately, Black is forced back into hiding by the end but Harry manages to help him escape on Buckbeak the hippogriff. Hermione gets to play a large role in this book due to her Time-Turner and goes on the final mission with Harry.
2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
As the final film in the franchise, it's not too surprising that Death Hallows: Part 2 would be the highest rated in the franchise, it comes only 4 points shy of a perfect score at 96%. Fans were certainly thankful that the grand finale came out so well.
Hermione and Ron prove themselves as truly loyal friends in the Deathly Hallows as they accompany Harry on the perilous hunt for the Horcruxes. In the movie, Hermione even volunteers to go with Harry to the end and die alongside him (Ron does too in the books).
1 Ballet Shoes
Ballet Shoes actually has a perfect score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes but it should be noted it was only reviewed by 6 official reviewers and doesn't have a Certified Fresh score. Still, it is technically the highest-rated film on Watson's resume. She stars in the made-for-television film as a ballerina named Pauline.
The film is based on Noel Streatfield's novel of the same name. Pauline is an orphan, she is raised alongside several other orphans as sisters. They are adopted by an eccentric man and develop a very nontraditional family and eventually find their love of ballet.