Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt’s 10 Best Movies

Emily Blunt, Sunshine Cleaning

I think Emily Blunt is the most versatile actress in Hollywood.  There is literally nothing she cannot do and do well.  Drama, comedy, period pieces, she’s the best female action star since Sigourney Weaver, and on top of all of it she can sing and dance.  I have never seen Blunt turn in a bad performance, even if the movie she was in didn’t entirely click.  That skill set is going to allow her to break through that idiotic wall that exists for actresses between 40-60.  Even the best actresses usually have an area of weakness. For example, as superb as she is, no one is going to buy Meryl Streep in an action film.  I use Streep as an example, because it was Blunt’s role as her acerbic assistant in The Devil Wears Prada that first got her wide notice, and you CAN stick Blunt in action/science fiction films like Sicario, Looper, and the underrated Edge of Tomorrow and she will blow you away in either setting.  Turning only 34 this week, Blunt has a long career ahead of her making what I can only imagine will be one of the most diverse filmographies in movie history.

Emily Blunt, The Edge of Tomorrow
Sicario, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt’s Best 10
1. Sicario (2015), Kate Macer
2. Looper (2012),
3. Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Jane Liddle
4. Edge of Tomorrow (2013), Rita
5. A Quiet Place (2018) Evelyn Abbott
6. The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Elise Sellas
7. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), Harriet
8. The Great Buck Howard (2008), Veronica Brennan
9. The Devil Wears Prada (2007), Emily
10. The Young Victoria (2009),
Queen Victoria
Honorable MentionInto the Woods (2015), Baker’s Wife

Matt Damon, The Adjustment Bureau, Emily Blunt

Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (0): None

Oscar Nominations (0): None

Looper, Emily Blunt

Golden Globe Wins (1): Gideon’s Daughter (2007)

Golden Globe Nominations (5)The Devil Wears Prada (2007, Gideon’s Daughter (2007), The Young Victoria (2010), Salmoln Fishing in Yemen (2013), Into the Woods (2015)

Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place

Emmy Wins (0 ): None

Emmy Nominations (0): None

My Favorite Blunt Scene:
“A Land of Wolves” from Sicario

Next Film: Emily Blunt has been tapped by Disney to fill ENORMOUS shoes as she will be taking the title role in December’s Mary Poppins Returns.  Sticking with Disney, in 2019, she’ll join Dwayne Johnson on the film adaptation of Disneyland’s The Jungle Cruise (hey, it worked for one Pirates movie….).

3 thoughts on “Emily Blunt’s 10 Best Movies”

  1. Good list. Personally, I loved her in The Devil Wears Prada. Best role. Also, loved her in Into the Woods, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Girl on the Train (despite me hating that movie).

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    1. In making these lists, I had to ask whether to rank their 10 best performances or the 10 best films they were in, and I ended up going with ranking the films. I think Blunt’s best performance is Sicario, but Devil Wears Prada is probably second. That they’re SO different shows why she IS the most versatile actress working today.

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      1. Definitely agree. From Sicario, to Edge of Tomorrow, to Into the Woods, to Devil Wears Prada….all are very different roles, which makes Blunt (as yo said) a great versatile actress.

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