Top 10 Kristen Stewart Movies and IMDB Scores

Kristen Stewart shot to global fame for her role as Bella in the Twilight vampire series, but this versatile American actor has many more films to her name than that. In a long career that began when a talent scout saw her act in grade school, Kristen Stewart has gone on to add an impressive list of award-winning roles to her resumé.

If you haven't gotten to know Kristen outside her role as Bella yet, this list of the top ten Kristen Stewart movies and their IMDb scores will introduce you to some of her best-loved films and a few arthouse additions. So take a seat, grab some popcorn, and let's take a look at the best Kristen Stewart movies.

1. Into the Wild – 2007 – 8.1

In this coming-of-age movie, Stewart plays Tracy Tatro, one of the many characters that wanderer Christopher McCandless meets on his travels across America. Based on a true story, it stars Emile Hirsch as McCandless, a university graduate who cannot resist the call of the Alaskan wilderness. After leaving Emory University, McCandless offloads all his possessions and savings, packs a rucksack, and hitchhikes across the USA to Alaska. This story tells of his journey and the people he encounters along the way.

2. Still Alice – 2014 - 7.5

Julianne Moore's Oscar-winning performance as a linguistics professor diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease is a bitter-sweet look at how this terrifying disease can affect not just the victim but those around them, too. Stewart is mesmerising as Lydia, daughter of Alice Howland. This film is a tough watch for anyone who has experienced the effects of early onset Alzheimer's in particular, and both Moore and Stewart bring a gentleness and inspiring element to the film. It is one of the best Kristen Stewart movies of all time and a compelling, must-see film.

3. Speak – 2004 - 7.2

After a summer trauma, Melinda Sordino (Stewart) returns to school. However, the events of one summer break party have left her so devastated that she becomes a selective mute, refusing to communicate with those around her. As the situation spirals out of control, Melinda becomes increasingly isolated and alone as her schoolmates turn against her. In this disturbing film, Stewart takes on a role that many actors would avoid – that of someone who has lost their voice. Can she rediscover it again and regain her confidence? An intensely powerful performance by Stewart and a damning insight into the cliquey environment of high school life.

4. Camp X-Ray – 2014 – 6.9

This powerful and emotive drama sees Stewart play a small-town girl desperate to escape the suffocating confines of her life by joining the military. However, rather than being deployed to Iraq, she finds herself stationed as a guard at the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison camp, surrounded by toxic masculinity from her supposed comrades and outright hostility from the inmates. In this complex environment, she forges an unlikely friendship with one inmate who has been incarcerated in the camp for eight years. Camp X-Ray is a moving and sometimes harrowing account of how two lost souls can connect.

5. Welcome to the Rileys – 2010 – 6.9

Doug and Lois Riley have been married for nearly 30 years, and the sparkle has definitely gone out of their marriage. Doug, desperate to find some release from the mundane, becomes embroiled in an affair with a stripper named Mallory, played by Stewart. What follows is a surprisingly tender examination of how damaged people can rescue and ultimately heal one another. This independent film may not have been mainstream, but we think it is one of the best Kristen Stewart movies out there.

6. Panic Room – 2002 – 6.8

Starring alongside the legendary Jodie Foster in this claustrophobic thriller, Panic Room is one of the best Kristen Stewart movies of all time. Stewart plays Foster’s daughter in what becomes an increasingly disturbing and frightening film. After the couple move into a New York apartment, a home invasion by three violent burglars sends them fleeing into the apartment’s panic room. But the burglars aren’t interested in trinkets, and the two women have to try and fend them off while waiting for help to arrive.

7. J.T. LeRoy – 2018 – 5.5

This fascinating examination of what it feels like to pretend to be someone else demonstrates Stewart's broad range of acting abilities. Novelist Laura Albert writes under the nom-de-plume J.T. LeRoy. When the novel becomes a bestseller, she asks her boyfriend's sister, Savannah Knoop (Stewart), to take on the persona of J.T. LeRoy. Together, they wow Hollywood and literary circles, keeping Savannah’s real identity secret and living out their dreams.

8. Lizzie – 2018 – 5.9

Based on the true tale of the Lizzie Borden murders of the 1890s, Kristen Stewart plays Irish maid Bridget Sullivan, who quickly becomes close friends (and more) with Lizzie (played by Chloë Sevigny). As Lizzie’s relationship with her parents becomes increasingly hostile, she falls back on the friendship of Bridget to help her cope with an ever-increasingly violent and intimidating home life. The Lizzie Borden Hatchet murders were one of America's most famous murder cases, and this film deals with the complex issues around the tale in a surprisingly sympathetic manner.

9. Underwater – 2020 – 5.9

After a massive earthquake almost wipes out a drilling station at the bottom of the ocean, a team of experts and scientists have to make their way across the floor of the Mariana Trench to another station and safety. The constant threat of crushing pressure, pitch-black conditions and dangerous sea creatures makes this terrifying ordeal so much worse. Stewart and the team also have to deal with a dark and horrifying threat, woken from a deep slumber by the earthquake. Underwater is a truly claustrophobic and chilling horror story with Lovecraft overtones that is definitely not recommended for the squeamish!

10. Adventureland – 2009 – 6.8

Finally, and proving that Kristen Stewart's range includes comedy as well as drama, Adventureland sees her teaming up with Jesse Eisenberg in a hilarious rom-com. James Brennan (Eisenberg) has to take a summer job at the run-down local theme park, where he meets and falls in love with co-worker Emily Lewin (Stewart). Over the summer, they learn more about love and life than they thought possible against a backdrop of bizarre characters and shady goings-on.

Honorable Mention*! - Twilight – 2008 – 5.3

We cannot complete any Kristen Stewart filmography without including at least one of the Twilight films. Based on the best-selling books, this franchise sees Stewart play Bella, a human girl who falls hopelessly in love with Edward Cullen. The only problem is that Edward is a 108-year-old vampire. He sees Bella as his soulmate, but can he keep his dark nature under control? This modern version of Romeo and Juliet was a smash hit around the world and is still one of the most successful Kristen Stewart movies of all time.

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