Best Alexandra Daddario Movie, Ranked

Over the last ten years or so, Alexandra Daddario has established itself as one of the recognizable new talents on stage. Through this last decade and change, she has kept herself busy between a wide range of projects, from massive blockbusters with big movie stars to leading indie dramas and genre films.

This year, she broke through in a whole new way thanks to her amazing work on HBO’s hit miniseries The white lotus, and now is a good time to look back on her filmography and pick out the best of her work so far. Whether or not you count yourself among a new wave of fans after binging Lotus, or is there anyone who has admired her for years, there is more than enough room for anyone who wants to celebrate a star who seems to be just warming up.

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7. Lost Girls & Love Hotels

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A little too busy trying to sound existential and appear sensual than being much of both, Lost Girls & Love Hotels is an erotic drama from 2020 that is not quite as smart or exotic as it thinks it is. However, it’s an example of something several other movies that rank a little higher on this list: Daddario is ready for bigger things. While she has had good luck with her in roles, rom-coms and as the occasional Final Girl, this sexual drama about a woman who spends her night crossing Tokyo’s nightlife without purpose and looking for love relationships, her where she is most physical and emotionally vulnerable. . Often one of a larger ensemble, here it is definitely her show, and although the film itself is a mixed case, it is definitely worth watching for anyone interested in watching Daddario challenge himself.


6. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

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More successful than many YA blockbusters, but not quite as big as Harry Potter or Twilight, the quality of the first Percy jackson movies fall into a similar category: Better than many, but not as good as the best. The first of the two films adapting Rick Riordan’s series of books (so far, now that Disney has the rights), is moving at such a fast pace that it sacrifices a lot of character development, but once it gets started, this is family-friendly. fairy tales in Greek mythology move quickly and find fun with some fairy tales and even a little camp (see Uma Thurman‘s Medusa). Daddario is a kind of “Hermione” in the group like Annabeth, a daughter of Athena, who swaps the intellectual genius of her Harry Potter comparison with martial arts. An early, funny role for Daddario, which is neither her best film nor even her best blockbuster, but she delivered more than enough to bolster her soon-to-star status in a series that might be a stronger cinematic excursion.

5. San Andreas


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Who says Roland Emmerich gets all the fun of making our planet crumble through natural disasters? Brad Peyton sets his claim as a maestro of catastrophic destruction with this Dwayne Johnson vehicle in which Daddario plays his daughter Blake. While this is certainly a show that belongs in the big lead role, Daddario fits in nicely with her role as a young woman who is shaken by the devastation she is trapped in the middle of, but keeps her head cool, methodically as she leads her and comrades in safety. She can. If you are someone who loves Daddario or destruction on a monumental scale à la Day after tomorrow, I would guess that this might be a good one to check out.

4. Lost transmissions


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With pleasure Lost Girls & Love Hotels, this indie drama with Daddario flew under the radar in 2020 and is also an imperfect drama. And yet this is a far more compelling watch thanks to unique leading work from Juno Temple as a songwriter living in California, and Simon Pegg as her friend who suffers from recurrent schizophrenia. Though it is not as big a role as the two, Daddario still gets a bit more reach than she has previously as a Katy Perry-like pop star named Dana Lee, a diva who serves as a potential gateway to the top tier of the music industry that Temples’ character has to contend with, all the while trying to get Pegg’s character the help he needs. Daddario’s role makes use of both her beauty and sympathetic appeal, while at the same time giving her space to be a bit of an asshole, both of which play into roles she has been fitted into before, while undermining them. An imperfect film with a trio of excellent performances, it’s further proof that Daddario is ready for some of the more meaty roles.

3. Superman: Man of Tomorrow


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An entry in a long line of excellent animated films in the DC universe, Superman: Man of Tomorrow takes a different approach to the origins of Clark Kent / Superman (with voting rights of Darren Criss) as he learns to be the superman of Metropolis. Supes has to confront incoming alien threats like Lobo as he discovers his own past, and sometimes Supes learns in the painful way what it means to be Earth’s protector. Daddario expresses reporter Lois Lane and gets a bid on the character, which also rises in the rankings of the journalistic world – even if it means being ostracized by other Daily Planet workers. Daddario expresses his unbridled drive and provides the necessary perseverance, spunk and resilience when at work, and the bit of budding flirtation between scenes with her and Clark. The nature of the film means that it is unlikely to become one of her most notable works, but she does an admirable job of breathing life into an iconic character in an excellent Superman tale.

2. We call the darkness


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Genre like to flick Grief and Texas 3D chainsaw have found Daddario run from one or the other killer, but We call the darkness gives her the chance to be the one driving the hunt and have fun with it. As Daddario takes the kind of charm and humor that has made her a good fit for some rom-coms, Daddario goes berserk as a member of a cult that seeks to murder some poor fools and make it look like the work of Satan worshipers. Plays into the gonzo humor of the situation and the character, Daddario and teammates Maddie Hasson, Johnny Knoxville and more makes it a wild ride in a midnight thriller that sets off a bit of madness in the home invasion genre.

1. We have always lived in a castle


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Released a few months after the debut of The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, We have always lived in a castle is yet another touching, atmospheric adaptation of another classic Shirley Jackson history. Starring Daddario and Taissa Farmiga like Constance and Merricat Blackwood, this gothic thriller from Stacie Passon digs deep into the deep themes of Jackson’s work with clarity and not insignificant amount of suspense. Passon finds the horror in the exploration of “otherness” in a small town whose citizens look suspiciously at these two sisters to the dark past of the wealthy Blackwoods and the family. But as tense and disturbing as the story becomes, at its core is a tale of the love between the two sisters, the anxious, superstitious Merricat and the whistling, agoraphobic Constance who dreams of fleeing to Europe. Like Hill House, We have always lived in a castle honors Jackson’s work by neither shortening the characters nor the dark atmosphere in which Farmiga and Daddario both do a good job as the Blackwood sisters, making it the latter’s best and most confident work done on her resume.

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