We can’t get enough of the outstanding actress Elizabeth Olsen’s great performances, despite having seen all of her flicks. If you, like us, are unable to do so, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Here are the top six Elizabeth Olsen movies that you should see.
Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, is a well-known 33-year-old actress who has recently starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. She is well recognized for her portrayal of Scarlett Witch/Wanda Maximoff in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War… and many other Marvel films. Let’s get started on our list.
1) Martha Marcy May Marlene
The first film on our list of the best Elizabeth Olsen movies is Martha Marcy May Marlene. The thriller revolves around Martha, a 22-year-old cult member of the Catskill Mountains. One day, Martha decides to leave the cult. Her sister and her sister’s husband then take her on a vacation to help her adjust to life after leaving the abusive cult.
Sean Durkin directed the film, which starred Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy, and John Hawkes. For her performance in this film, Olsen was nominated for and won several awards. This film is a must-see for anyone interested in human psychology and post-traumatic stress disorder.
2) In Secret
In Secret is based on the classic novel Thérèse Raquin by French author Emile Zola and follows a young woman named Thérèse (played by Elizabeth Olsen) who lives with her aunt and cousin. Thérèse’s aunt decides one day that she should marry her cousin. Then, when her husband brings a friend to their house, her monotonous and uninteresting marriage takes a dramatic turn. The film combines numerous genres, including crime, thriller, romance, and drama, and it provides the audience with a mysterious atmosphere and secret affairs.
Along with Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton, and Jessica Lange are among the main cast members of the 2013 feature.
Kodachrome is a comedy-drama film directed by Canadian director Mark Raso and is possibly the most humorous of Elizabeth Olsen movies. The film is based on a New York Times article by A.G. Sulzberger and follows a father and his son as they attempt to reach a Kansas photo lab before it closes forever. It takes place in 2010, during the final days of the iconic Kodachrome photo development system. Elizabeth Olsen plays Zooey Kern, Ben’s nurse, and assistant, in the film that also stars Ed Harris as Ben, Jason Sudeikis as Matt Ryder, and Bruce Greenwood as Uncle Dean.
4) Silent House
Silent House is a psychological horror film that is rumored to be based on true events that took place in Uruguay in the 1940s. It is a remake of the 2010 Uruguayan film La Casa Muda. It tells the story of a young girl who is trapped in her family’s haunted mansion and unable to connect with the outside world. Chris Kentis and Laura Lau directed the independent film, which stars Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, the main character. In terms of story development and Olsen’s performance, Silent House is a must-see flick.
5) Wind River
Wind River is another one of Elizabeth Olsen movies, which revolves around a mystery and thrilling incident. It follows Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), a US Fish and Wildlife Service agent, and Jane Benner (Elizabeth Olsen), an FBI agent, as they attempt to solve a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. The film, directed by Taylor Sheridan, was well-received by the public, garnering 15 awards and 26 nominations, including an award at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard for Best Director category.
Last but not least, Oldboy is a dark thriller film released in 2013 that is based on the 2003 South Korean film of the same name. A man is abducted and held captive for 20 years, and he seeks retribution by attempting to discover why and by whom he was kidnapped. The unexpected plot twist at the end of the movie will catch you off guard. Along with Elizabeth Olsen’s outstanding performance as Marie Sebastian, Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sharlto Copley are among the main cast members who presented impressive performances. Mind you, it has adult content due to the explicit sex and violent situations.
Have you seen any of the Elizabeth Olsen movies listed above? Which of these is your personal favorite? Feel free to comment in the comments section below.