Chloë Grace Moretz is only twenty-three years old, but she’s already starred in dozens of films. She began her acting career at the age of six and has since appeared in films of various genres. Her acting has been praised by fans and critics alike, even being described as the only thing that keeps some of her movies afloat.
Moretz has often been cast in main roles, and as a child was directed by Martin Scorsese in Hugo. Outside of acting, she’s a vocal activist and in 2014 Time named her one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of the year. Here are Chloë Grace Moretz’s ten best movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
10Heart Of The Beholder (83%)
Heart Of The Beholder is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Ken Tipton, who also stars in the film. Tipton is an American entrepreneur who has worked in film since 1978. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
The film is based on Tipton’s real-life experience as the owner of a chain of videocassette rental stores in the 1980s. Moretz plays Molly, the daughter of Bill (Tipton’s onscreen counterpart). Molly is Moretz’s second screen credit.
9500 Days Of Summer (85%)
This film is a romantic comedy-drama from (at the time) first-time director Marc Webb. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star as a troubled couple in what has often been praised as one of the most authentic portrayals of romantic love in a film.
Chloë Grace Moretz portrays Rachel Hansen, the younger half-sister of Gordon-Levitt’s Tom. She appears only in a few scenes, but her character is precocious, pragmatic, and a person Tom should listen to more.
8The Miseducation Of Cameron Post (86%)
This is the first film on this list in which Moretz has the starring role. She plays the titular Cameron Post, a girl who is sent away to a gay conversion therapy camp after being discovered with her girlfriend, the prom queen.
At the camp, she befriends other inmates who are pretending to go along with the treatment, like her, so they can be released. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth. Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, and Jennifer Ehle also star.
7This Changes Everything (87%)
This Changes Everything is a 2019 documentary that exposes the entertainment industry’s sexist views and representations of women. A cast of female actresses tells stories firsthand about their own experiences with gender discrimination and present evidence and research that can’t be denied.
Moretz appears alongside the likes of Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Sandra Oh, Zoe Saldana, Yara Shahidi, Jessica Chastain, Gillian Anderson, and others.
6Let Me In (88%)
Let Me In is a 2010 vampire horror romance inspired by the 2008 Swedish film Let The Right One In, which in turn is based on the book by John Ajvide Lindqvist. The American remake makes some changes to the original storyline, including the name of the character Moretz plays.
In the original story, a vampire named Eli befriends Oskar, a twelve-year-old boy who is sick of being bullied at school. Let Me In changes the characters’ names to Abby (Moretz) and Owen. Still, the remake has received some critical acclaim, and the story remains intriguing.
5Girl Rising (89%)
Chloë Grace Moretz contributed to another documentary in 2013. Girl Rising tells the stories of nine young girls from developing countries as they overcome adversity and face challenging obstacles.
Moretz is joined once again by Meryl Streep, as well as Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Alicia Keys, Salma Hayek, and others. The documentary is eye-opening, if painful to watch, and explores the sadness and discomfort that girls must face without the support they need.
Bolt is a 2008 animated family film in which a dog named Bolt (John Travolta) stars in a hit television show. In this show, Bolt has superpowers, which he tries to manifest in a real-life mission, only to discover that they aren’t real.
Chloë Grace Moretz is credited as the voice of young Penny, though she originally recorded for the entire film. She was later replaced by Miley Cyrus as the older Penny.
3Clouds Of Sils Maria (90%)
This film follows a veteran actress named Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) as she takes part in a revival of the play that kickstarted her career twenty years earlier. She’s faced with the comforting revelation that she is not as young as she thinks she is.
Where previously she had portrayed a young woman in the play, Enders is now asked to take on the role of this young woman’s boss. Her original character is portrayed by a younger actress (Moretz) who is a disconcerting reflection of who Enders was two decades before. The film also stars Kristen Stewart as Enders’ assistant in a performance that has garnered praise from critics.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Hugo is a surprisingly tame and child-friendly movie that is more than it appears to be. The film begins with Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) becoming an orphan in 1930s Paris.
One of the few possessions his father left him is an automaton. Hugo is determined to get it working again and solve the message hidden within. Chloë Grace Moretz plays Isabelle, who befriends Hugo after he steals from her godfather’s toy store. The film later dives into the history of movie magic, which both Hugo and Isabelle find themselves drawn towards.
1The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya (100%)
Moretz is the voice of the titular Princess Kaguya, who grows from a nymph into a desirable woman and princess. She commands her suitors to prove themselves worthy of her love by setting them near-impossible challenges.
The film is often described by critics as poignant, with a level of depth and metaphor that is subtle and compelling at the same time. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, this is the young actress’s highest-rated film by far.