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All Anna Kendrick Movies Ranked

Anna Kendrick’s first film was 2003’s Camp, a musical set at a camp for performing artists in upstate New York, a fitting extension of Kendrick’s childhood start in theater around her birthplace of Portland, Maine. The first of many Certified Fresh awards came with her next movie, Rocket Science; being cast as Jessica in the Twilight franchise meant Kendrick would have a high-profile job waiting for her for years to come.

Her career would soon become defined by steady versatility, appearing in a wide range of films like End of Watch, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and Cake. Kendrick is particularly adept in comedy hybrids, as seen in in The Voices, A Simple Favor, 50/50, and Up in the Air, the last of which garnered her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nom. Meanwhile, she’s been one of the 2010s most reliable musical stars – just look at Into the WoodsTrolls and, of course, the Pitch Perfect series.

And in our brave new world of 2020, Kendrick reprised her Trolls role for World Tour. And she also has a sci-fi drama in the works called Stowaway, co-starring Toni Colette and Daniel Dae Kim. But before she takes us into the future, we’re taking a look back with the best Anna Kendrick movies (and the worst) by Tomatometer!

#37

Get a Job (2016)
5%

#37
Adjusted Score: 4.691%
Critics Consensus: Inauthentic and unfunny, Get a Job is paltry to the point that its long-delayed release feels purely the result of its wasted cast having been promoted to greater fame all these years later.
Synopsis: Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, and Bryan Cranston star in this wickedly funny comedy about making it in the real world.... [More]
Directed By: Dylan Kidd, Brian Kohne

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 7.183%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ten years after graduation, a former high school musical superstar who insists on living in the past discovers that there's... [More]
Directed By: Todd Louiso

#35
Adjusted Score: 27.439%
Critics Consensus: The cast is stocked with likable performers, but What to Expect When You're Expecting is too disjointed -- and too reliant on stock rom-com cliches -- to live up to its distinguished literary namesake.
Synopsis: Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane... [More]
Directed By: Kirk Jones

#34

Rapture-Palooza (2013)
24%

#34
Adjusted Score: 21.485%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When the Apocalypse actually happens and a billion people are raptured up to heaven, Lindsey (Kendrick) and her boyfriend Ben... [More]
Directed By: Paul Middleditch

#33
Adjusted Score: 31.28%
Critics Consensus: Slow, joyless, and loaded with unintentionally humorous moments, Breaking Dawn Part 1 may satisfy the Twilight faithful, but it's strictly for fans of the franchise.
Synopsis: In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love,... [More]
Directed By: Bill Condon

#32

Table 19 (2017)
26%

#32
Adjusted Score: 30.307%
Critics Consensus: Table 19 is marginally more entertaining than actually sitting with a table full of strangers at a wedding -- although most screenings won't come with an open bar, which makes it a wash.
Synopsis: Ex-maid of honor Eloise- having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text... [More]
Directed By: Jeffrey Blitz

#31
Adjusted Score: 35.235%
Critics Consensus: The Twilight Saga's second installment may satisfy hardcore fans of the series, but outsiders are likely to be turned off by its slow pace, relentlessly downcast tone, and excessive length.
Synopsis: The supernatural tale of star-crossed lovers continues as the Cullen family flees Forks in order to protect Bella (Kristen Stewart),... [More]
Directed By: Chris Weitz

#30

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
29%

#30
Adjusted Score: 34.634%
Critics Consensus: Pitch Perfect 3 strains to recapture the magic that helped the original spawn a franchise, but ends up sending this increasingly unnecessary trilogy out on a low note.
Synopsis: Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by,... [More]
Directed By: Trish Sie

#29
Adjusted Score: 44.25%
Critics Consensus: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates benefits from the screwball premise and the efforts of a game cast, even if the sporadically hilarious results don't quite live up to either.
Synopsis: Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick,... [More]
Directed By: Jake Szymanski

#28

Mr. Right (2016)
44%

#28
Adjusted Score: 45.218%
Critics Consensus: Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick work well together, but Mr. Right is too much of a tonal jumble to take advantage of their chemistry.
Synopsis: Hyperactive at the best of times, Martha (Anna Kendrick; Pitch Perfect) has gone full-on manic since her latest breakup. She... [More]
Directed By: Paco Cabezas

#27

Life After Beth (2014)
44%

#27
Adjusted Score: 47.123%
Critics Consensus: In spite of Aubrey Plaza's committed performance, Life After Beth remains a sketch-worthy idea that's been uncomfortably stretched to feature length.
Synopsis: After his girlfriend unexpectedly dies, Zach is devastated. However, he gets a second chance at love after she rises from... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Baena

#26

The Hollars (2016)
46%

#26
Adjusted Score: 48.881%
Critics Consensus: The Hollars gathers an impressive assortment of talented stars; unfortunately, it's all in service of a story that's been played out more effectively in countless other indie dramedies.
Synopsis: John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of... [More]
Directed By: John Krasinski

#25
Adjusted Score: 55.28%
Critics Consensus: Stuffed with characters and overly reliant on uninspired dialogue, Eclipse won't win The Twilight Saga many new converts, despite an improved blend of romance and action fantasy.
Synopsis: The third film in the Twilight series explores a love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson), and Jacob... [More]
Directed By: David Slade

#24

Cake (2015)
48%

#24
Adjusted Score: 52.291%
Critics Consensus: Cake finds Jennifer Aniston making the most of an overdue opportunity to test her dramatic chops, but it lacks sufficient depth or warmth to recommend for all but her most ardent fans.
Synopsis: The acerbic, hilarious Claire Simmons becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Barnz

#23

Twilight (2008)
49%

#23
Adjusted Score: 57.253%
Critics Consensus: Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big screen, Twilight will please its devoted fans, but do little for the uninitiated.
Synopsis: When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) reluctantly moved to the perpetually overcast town of Forks, WA, and set out to carve... [More]
Directed By: Catherine Hardwicke

#22

The Accountant (2016)
52%

#22
Adjusted Score: 63.027%
Critics Consensus: The Accountant writes off a committed performance from Ben Affleck, leaving viewers with a scattershot action thriller beset by an array of ill-advised deductions.
Synopsis: Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a... [More]
Directed By: Gavin O'Connor

#21

Noelle (2019)
53%

#21
Adjusted Score: 53.731%
Critics Consensus: The always charming Anna Kendrick does her best, but Noelle's progressive take on a timeless tale is unfortunately subdued.
Synopsis: After Santa Claus decides to retire and his son gets cold feet on Christmas Eve, it falls to his daughter... [More]
Directed By: Marc Lawrence (II)

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 58.158%
Critics Consensus: The Company You Keep is a (frustratingly) slow-burning thriller about very contemporary issues.
Synopsis: A wanted man and former member of the revolutionary militant group the Weather Underground goes on the run after a... [More]
Directed By: Robert Redford

#19

The Last 5 Years (2015)
60%

#19
Adjusted Score: 63.241%
Critics Consensus: The Last Five Years hits a few awkward notes in its transition from stage to screen, but its freshness and sincere charm -- and well-matched stars -- offer their own rewards.
Synopsis: In this adaptation of the hit musical, The Last Five Years is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and... [More]
Directed By: Richard LaGravenese

#18

Camp (2003)
64%

#18
Adjusted Score: 66.587%
Critics Consensus: Campy comedy that squeaks by on its charms.
Synopsis: Tony-nominated actor Todd Graff makes his directorial debut with the musical comedy Camp, featuring an ensemble cast of newcomers. Guitarist... [More]
Directed By: Todd Graff

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 68.279%
Critics Consensus: Absurd yet anchored in knotty real-world themes, The Day Shall Come adds another bleakly funny satire to director/co-writer Christopher Morris' filmography.
Synopsis: An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Morris

#16

Digging For Fire (2015)
66%

#16
Adjusted Score: 67.813%
Critics Consensus: Digging for Fire finds director/co-writer Joe Swanberg working from a familiar palette, but in ways that suggest he's taking new and exciting strides as a filmmaker.
Synopsis: Tim and Lee are married with a young child. The chance to stay at a fancy home in the Hollywood... [More]
Directed By: Joe Swanberg

#15

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
65%

#15
Adjusted Score: 72.986%
Critics Consensus: Pitch Perfect 2 sings in sweet comedic harmony, even if it doesn't hit quite as many high notes as its predecessor.
Synopsis: Surprise hit Pitch Perfect gets sequelized in this Universal Pictures production once again scripted by Kay Cannon. ~ Jeremy Wheeler,... [More]
Directed By: Elizabeth Banks

#14

Into the Woods (2014)
71%

#14
Adjusted Score: 79.592%
Critics Consensus: On the whole, this Disney adaptation of the Sondheim classic sits comfortably at the corner of Hollywood and Broadway -- even if it darkens to its detriment in the final act.
Synopsis: "Into the Woods" is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of... [More]
Directed By: Rob Marshall

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 76.25%
Critics Consensus: A fun follow-up for fans of the original, Trolls World Tour offers a second helping of colorful animation, infectious energy, and sing-along songs.
Synopsis: Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation's 2016 musical hit: Trolls World Tour. In... [More]
Directed By: Walt Dohrn, David P. Smith

#12

The Voices (2015)
74%

#12
Adjusted Score: 76.947%
Critics Consensus: The Voices gives Ryan Reynolds an opportunity to deliver a highlight-reel performance -- and offers an off-kilter treat for fans of black comedies.
Synopsis: Jerry is a seemingly normal man trying to succeed in his new job at the Milton Bathtub Factory. He lives... [More]
Directed By: Marjane Satrapi

#11

Happy Christmas (2014)
76%

#11
Adjusted Score: 78.386%
Critics Consensus: Intelligent, well-acted, and satisfyingly low-key, Happy Christmas marks another step in prolific filmmaker Joe Swanberg's creative evolution.
Synopsis: When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard partying 20-something moves in with Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), a budding novelist, her film director... [More]
Directed By: Joe Swanberg

#10

Trolls (2016)
76%

#10
Adjusted Score: 81.909%
Critics Consensus: Trolls brings its instantly recognizable characters to the big screen in a colorful adventure that, while geared toward the younger set, isn't without rewards for parents.
Synopsis: DreamWorks Animation's TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna... [More]
Directed By: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn

#9

Pitch Perfect (2012)
80%

#9
Adjusted Score: 85.175%
Critics Consensus: Pitch Perfect's plot is formulaic, but the performances are excellent and the musical numbers are toe-tapping as well.
Synopsis: Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who'd rather listen to what's coming out of her headphones than what's coming out... [More]
Directed By: Jason Moore

#8
Adjusted Score: 90.095%
Critics Consensus: Its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-popping visuals, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fast, funny, and inventive.
Synopsis: Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the... [More]
Directed By: Edgar Wright

#7

Drinking Buddies (2013)
83%

#7
Adjusted Score: 87.158%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and powered by fine performances from Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson, Drinking Buddies offers a bittersweet slice of observational comedy.
Synopsis: Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. They're perfect for... [More]
Directed By: Joe Swanberg

#6

Rocket Science (2007)
84%

#6
Adjusted Score: 87.269%
Critics Consensus: Though Rocket Science appears to be a typically quirky indie, the well-rounded performances and director Jeffrey Blitz's clear affection for his characters gives the film its proper human spark.
Synopsis: Jeffrey Blitz's seriocomedy Rocket Science proves that many a handicap can be overcome, no matter how daunting the obstacle at... [More]
Directed By: Jeffrey Blitz

#5

End of Watch (2012)
85%

#5
Adjusted Score: 91.32%
Critics Consensus: End of Watch has the energy, devotion to characters, and charismatic performances to overcome the familiar pitfalls of its genre and handheld format.
Synopsis: From the writer of Training Day, End of Watch is a riveting action thriller that puts audiences at the center... [More]
Directed By: David Ayer

#4

A Simple Favor (2018)
84%

#4
Adjusted Score: 94.482%
Critics Consensus: Twisty, twisted, and above all simply fun, A Simple Favor casts a stylish mommy noir spell strengthened by potent performances from Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.
Synopsis: A SIMPLE FAVOR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger... [More]
Directed By: Paul Feig

#3

ParaNorman (2012)
88%

#3
Adjusted Score: 94.443%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and solidly scripted, ParaNorman will entertain (and frighten) older children while providing surprisingly thoughtful fare for their parents.
Synopsis: The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy... [More]
Directed By: Sam Fell, Chris Butler

#2

Up in the Air (2009)
91%

#2
Adjusted Score: 100.231%
Critics Consensus: Led by charismatic performances by its three leads, director Jason Reitman delivers a smart blend of humor and emotion with just enough edge for mainstream audiences.
Synopsis: Ryan Bingham, a corporate hatchet man who loves his life on the road, is forced to fight for his job... [More]
Directed By: Jason Reitman

#1

50/50 (2011)
93%

#1
Adjusted Score: 98.93%
Critics Consensus: A good-hearted film about a difficult topic, 50/50 maneuvers between jokes and drama with surprising finesse.
Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places.... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Levine

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