Isabel May has started to be under the spotlight again for her role of Elsa Dutton in the recent Yellowstone spinoff 1883 and we thought the fans of the show may be wondering about the best Isabel May movies and shows so that they can see more of the actress. Even though the actress is only 21 years old, she has been a familiar face for at least a few years now. She plays in both movies and TV shows, her latest movie role belonging to the Amazon original I Want You Back (2022), and her latest tv role belonging to none other than 1883.
Our list is brief but all-encompassing. We tried to include not only the projects in which she played the lead character but also those in which she played minor or side characters. Here are the best Isabel May movies and shows ranked from best to worst according to their audience scores on IMDb and approval ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
1883 is one of those series that doesn’t need to be indebted to the original series it was created from. From the start, it feels like even if there was no show called Yellowstone, 1883 would stand great on its own. The IMDb score of the series is 8.8 and its approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes is 86%. This is definitely the best show that Isabel May plays a part in.
She plays one of the lead characters called Elsa Dutton, the daughter of James and Margaret Dutton. The story is focused on her and her family’s migration from Tennessee to Montana. In the hopes of seeking a better future, the family founds a ranch in Montana.
2. I want you back
One of the best Isabel May movies is I Want You Back, a recent romantic comedy that has Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Charlie) and Jenny Slate in the lead roles. The film is about 2 strangers coming together for a mission that involves ruining the new relationships of their exes. The movie received relatively positive reviews from viewers (6.6 on IMDb) but it was well appreciated by critics (87% on Rotten Tomatoes).
Isabel May plays a young girl named Leighton, whom Peter and Noah meet at a club.
3. Young Sheldon
Probably the most popular show on this list is Young Sheldon, a tv series about the child genius named Sheldon Cooper (the adult version of whom we already saw in The Big Bang Theory). The show’s IMDb score is 7.5 and its Rotten Tomatoes approval rating is 76%.
Isabel May only played in Seasons 3 and 4 of the series, a recurring character called Veronica Duncan. She is 1st introduced as Sheldon’s brother Georgie’s Halloween date who becomes a Christian after witnessing a lust room in someone’s house.
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4. Alexa & Katie
This Netflix show is about a young girl who has cancer and her best friend (played by May). When they are just about the start high school, Alexa learns that she is ill with cancer and has to start treatment. Her best friend Katie shaves her head to support her friend in a time when both of them really need to fit in.
The show doesn’t really have a critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes but it has a quite high audience score, which is 96%. The show’s score on IMDb is 7.4.
5. Run Hide Fight
As we reach closer to the end of the list, the worst movies of Isabel May start to come out. One of these is definitely Run Hide Fight which received negative reviews from critics. The movie is about a high schooler named Zoe Hull (Isabel May) who uses her wit and survival skills to fight against school shooters.
The movie’s IMDb score is 6.3 and its approval rate on Rotten Tomatoes is 40%.
6. Let’s Scare Julie
The worst movie that Isabel May plays in is Let’s Scare Julie, in which a group of teen girls set out to prank their neighbors but jokes turn on them when some of the girls don’t come back. May plays one of these teen girls called Taylor.
The movie has the lowest IMDb score among Isabel May’s projects, which is 3.2. The critical response is not good either (42% on Rotten Tomatoes).
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