Shailene Woodley is young actress started her career as a child artist. And only at the age of 24, she reaches the excellence level; of acting and became one of the most popular actresses in A-categories list. The young actress made her screen debut in the TV movie Replacing Dad (1999), alongside Tippi Hedren. And after that, she performed breakthrough roles in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (from 2008 to2013) gained her huge success. Woodley reprised the character of Tris for Divergent’s popular sequels, Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016). Moving away from the young adult genre, she embraced a weightier role in Snowden (2016), playing a girlfriend of the former CIA employee charged with leaking classified information. But with her recent performance in Jean Marc-Valle’s terrific TV mini-series ‘Big Little Lies,’ she showed her acting range. Here is the list of top 10 best movies of Shailene Woodley.
1. The Descendants (2011)
Woodley’s role of a frustrated and cantankerous teenager got fruitful attention in the movie. The Descendants is based on the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings. It’s journey of land baron Matt King who struggles with unexpected occurrences in his monotonous life. He tries to bond his relationship with his daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. Alex presented the teenage role presented seamless transition from anger to maturity is what blows the mind away.
2. The Spectacular Now (2013)
The Spectacular Now is an American romantic comedy-drama film in which we found the bold star into a shy role of Aimee. The film is based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Tim Tharp. It’s story about Sutter Keely, a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with “the good girl” Aimee Finecky on the next morning of his breakup. She perfectly encapsulated the essence of her character and made sure she came across as a banquet of likability and kindness.
3. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
The Fault in Our Stars is something that will defiantly make you feel romantic and at the same time emotional also. The film is a story about two cancer patients who started their journey to an author. Woodley played the best role of her career as Hazel who forced to join a support group but she met another cancer patient just like her, Gus played by Ansel Elgort. Between their journeys to meet Hazel’s favorite writer, the relationship took place in romance that makes us emotionally connected.
4. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Although the film is considered an underrated movie, we could find out Woodley .s superlative performance. It is based on the novel of the same name by Laura Kasischke. She performed the role of Katrina “Kat” Connors who is searching for the true reasons behind her mother’s mysterious disappearance. There were certain scenes in the film, wherein Woodley completely took apart her counterparts and gets nude, body-and-soul and performed very real sex scenes.
5. Divergent (2014)
Woodley surprising and strong performance catches the mass audience with her titular role of Beatrice “Tris” Prior. It is based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. She is a simpleton girl who follows in the footpath of her illustrious father. She soon learns that a sinister plot is brewing in the seemingly perfect society. Woodley performed some of the fantastic actions scenes that have made our head turn.
6. Snowden (2016)
Snowden is biographical spy thriller film starring Woodley as Lindsay Mills who is a single mother. Woodley plays Snowden’s girlfriend Lindsay Mills in Stone’s biopic. It revolves around a mysterious murder that has taken place, and in the flashbacks. She has been buried darkest secrets in the deepest trenches emerge with an unrealistic and majestic moonlight.
7. The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)
Insurgent sequel to the 2014 film Divergent and the second installment in The Divergent Series raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Woodley in the role of Tris with James, her dauntless instructor, are on the run after evading a coup from Erudite faction leader Jeanine and the rest of her faction.
8. Final Approach (2007)
Final Approach as the title itself speaks something about the role of Woodley as another example of her abundant talent in the teenage role. She was the daughter of a rogue and depressed “man with talents. He is an Ex FBI negotiator who uses all his skills to save a jumbo jet headed for Los Angeles California from the terrorists who have placed a bomb on board.
9. The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)
Allegiant is the third installment in The Divergent Series where Woodley again wins an audience with her action role Tris. The story follows its plot as Tris must escape with four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them. This sequel takes us to the new land where a fresh development takes place.
10. Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (2005)
Felicity: An American Girl Adventure is the second in the series of American Girl film series. The film revolves around Felicity Merriman’s adventures during the onset of the American Revolution. Woodley had played one of the most lovable roles of her career as Felicity Merriman who is a ten-year-old girl. She is high spirits and independent girl who decides to tame the wild horse owned by the leather maker, Jiggy Nye, who mistreats it. Even though her parents forbid her, she runs off in the morning to be with this horse, which Felicity names “Penny.”