Chloë Grace Moretz is a prominent figure in the world of cinema and has captivated audiences with her extraordinary talent in the industry.
Starting as a child actor, she has seamlessly transitioned into a variety of diverse roles in different genres, showcasing her versatility as an actress in the industry. We compiled a list ranking the best Chloë Grace Moretz movies from fans’ least favorites to the best ones yet.
10. Laggies (2014)
In the heartwarming romantic comedy film Laggies, Moretz takes on the role of Annika, a 16-year-old teenager who unexpectedly befriends Megan, an aimless 28-year-old portrayed by Keira Knightley.
This unconventional friendship sets the stage for Megan’s journey of self-reflection in discovering her true purpose in life. Moretz’s portrayal of Annika adds a layer of mischief and charm to the film, and her on-screen chemistry with Knightley and Sam Rockwell is amazing and charming to watch.
9. Kick-Ass (2010)
Next on our list is the movie Kick-Ass. The film introduces us to the main character, Dave Lizewski, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. A regular teenager who transforms himself into the superhero known as Kick-Ass and teams up with other superheroes, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, to fight against crime.
Moretz’s portrayal of Hit-Girl, an eleven-year-old vigilante who is relentless in her pursuit of justice, was a breakthrough moment in her career. Even after a decade, her performance remains one of the most iconic roles she has ever played. With effortless humor and charisma, she stole the show and made the film even more enjoyable to fans of the movie.
8. Shadow in the Cloud (2020)
On our list of the best Chloë Grace Moretz movies, the eighth spot goes to Shadow in the Cloud. It is an action-horror movie that tells the story of RAF Pilot Officer Maude Garrett during World War II. Maude embarks on a classified mission across the vast Pacific Ocean, but things take a terrifying turn when she boards a B-17 Flying Fortress and confronts an inexplicable and otherworldly horror onboard.
Moretz portrays the commanding role of Maude Garrett. She delivers a captivating lead performance as she faces the challenges of this aerial World War II setting. The film is a combination of creature-based horror, wartime drama, and social commentary. Moretz’s compelling performance makes this film an unforgettable cinematic experience for her fans.
7. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
(500) Days of Summer follows Tom’s journey as he reflects on his, well, 500-day-long relationship with his girlfriend, Summer. As he delves into his memories, Tom tries to understand what went wrong and what caused his relationship with Summer to sour.
In this emotional story, Moretz portrays Rachel Hansen, Tom’s younger half-sister, who plays a crucial role in providing him with words of encouragement and advice. Rachel serves as Tom’s voice of reason, helping him recognize his mistakes on multiple occasions throughout the film.
6. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post tells the life of Cameron Post, a teenage girl living in Pennsylvania in 1993. Her life takes a drastic turn when she is sent to a conversion therapy center after being caught in a romantic relationship with another girl. Inside the center, Cameron forms a bond with fellow teenagers Jane and Adam, and together, they navigate the challenges in life.
Moretz delivers one of her most outstanding and critically acclaimed performances in her portrayal of the character Cameron Post. Moretz’s dedication to bringing characters like Cameron to life on the big screen is evident in her performance as the misunderstood adolescent.
5. Let Me In (2010)
Let Me In is a captivating romantic horror film based on the adaptation of the Swedish classic Let The Right One In. The story is about a tormented boy, Owen, who has an unlikely friendship with a mysterious vampire girl named Abby.
Moretz takes on the role of Abby, the mysterious young vampire who finds herself drawn to Owen. Her performance is a blend of youthful innocence with the mystery and terror of vampires. She seamlessly blends these contrasting themes to create an amazing adaptation of the original Swedish film. Moretz’s performance of the character gives a fresh portrayal of a timeless and haunting love story, making it an engaging and unforgettable experience.
4. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Clouds of Sils Maria centers around the seasoned actress Maria Enders, who seizes the opportunity to return to the spotlight in the revival of the play that made her career successful two decades ago.
Moretz takes on the role of Jo-Ann Ellis, a younger American actress who was entrusted with portraying the character that initially brought Maria fame in the play’s revival. Moretz’s performance in the film explores the psychological turmoil Maria experiences as she witnesses a replica of her past self, filled with all the flaws that affected her early career. Moretz’s portrayal of Jo-Ann serves as a compelling mediator of the narrative’s chaotic story.
3. Hugo (2011)
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Hugo unfolds the tale of a young orphan, Hugo Cabret, who resides within the walls of a bustling 1930s Parisian train station. His days are spent cleaning and maintaining the station’s clocks. However, his real passion lies in repairing the damaged automaton that was passed down by his father. Isabelle, the goddaughter of a local toy merchant, unexpectedly offers him help in fixing the automaton and becomes his friend. Together, they embark on a journey to fix the automaton.
Moretz takes on the role of Isabelle, who forms a friendship with Hugo played by Asa Butterfield. Their friendship forms the emotional core of the movie and is highly acclaimed both by audiences and critics. The excellent chemistry between Moretz and her co-star, Butterfield is one of the main reasons for the film’s success.
2. Nimona (2023)
The movie Nimona tells the story of Bannister Boldheart, voiced by Riz Ahmed, a former knight who was falsely accused of regicide and banished from his kingdom. During his exile, Boldheart meets Nimona, a chaotic shape-shifter voiced by Moretz. As they team up to uncover the truth behind the murder, the two main characters inadvertently cause chaos wherever they go.
Moretz’s performance as Nimona surpasses her previous work in Disney’s Bolt and the animated series Addams Family. Moretz brings Nimona to life with a perfect blend of childlike innocence and a love for chaos and destruction. Nimona effortlessly steals the spotlight in every scene she’s in, making her an iconic character in the film.
1. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
The number one on our list is Studio Ghibli’s animated movie, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. The movie is about a tiny nymph who is discovered inside a bamboo stalk. The nymph grows up quickly and becomes a beautiful and graceful young lady. However, her future becomes uncertain, and she must eventually face the consequences of her past. The movie is a captivating tale that keeps the audience engrossed throughout.
Moretz lends her voice to the English dub of Princess Kaguya. While she is not the original voice actress, Moretz’s portrayal of Princess Kaguya does justice to the character and the narrative of the story. Her performance is a wonderful rendition, even rivaling the beauty and depth of the original Japanese dialogue.