Anya Taylor Joy rose to prominence after portraying chess prodigy Beth Harmon in Netflix’s mini-series The Queen’s Gambit in 2020. In 2021, Anya Taylor Joy was named one of Time’s most influential people and won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. However, years before her Netflix debut, the American-born Argentine-British actress managed to captivate the attention of fans and Hollywood. Here are some of the best Anya Taylor Joy movies to binge on, as her success continues to increase with upcoming feature projects.
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Release Date: 18th January 2019
Glass follows a secret society that has been tasked with tracking down and eliminating super-powered individuals as they emerge and pose a threat. They’ve been doing this for 10,000 years, and currently trying to find David Dunn and The Horde. Dr. Ellie Staple is the person in charge of this operation. Fortunately for them, they subdue David and The Horde both together as the two end up fighting.
Release Date: 9th March 2018
Thoroughbreds might not be one of the best films on the TV but Anya Taylor Joy has totally outperformed with her acting. Taylor-Joy was fantastic as Lily Reynolds, an overly emotional teen girl who wants to get rid of her stepfather. Olivia Cooke gets to play her emotionless friend Amanda, who assists her with a plan of vengeance.
Release Date: 6th March 2020
Based on Jane Austen’s 1816 novel, Emma follows Anya Taylor Joy as Miss Emma Woodhouse an elegant and rich woman living with her father in 1800’s England who enjoys matchmaking and meddling in the romantic lives of her friends. However, the fans say that other adaptations of Jane Austin novels were more faithful but this was entertaining and Anya Taylor was highly applauded for her role.
3. The Witch
Release Date: 19th February 2016
The Witch was picked by fans not just as a movie but also as an introduction to young Anya Taylor Joy’s remarkable acting talent. The suspenseful horror film, set in New England 1630s The Witch follows a family of seven who encounter the traumatizing acts of a witch when their newborn child suddenly vanishes while playing a game with her sister Thomasin played by none other than Anya Taylor Joy. The event is a huge test for the family of their faith, loyalty, and love for one another.
Release Date: 20th January 2017
A sequel to the movie Unbreakable, Split follows the story of a man with 23 different personalities. In this psychological thriller, Kevin Wendell Crumb kidnaps three teenage girls in an isolated underground facility. One of the girls is Anya Taylor as Casey Cooke, who now with the other two girls has to come up with a plan to escape from Kevin Wendell before the emergence of the new 24th personality. Split is one of those movies that made Anya Taylor Joy known to a wide audience.
1. The Northman
Release Date: 22nd April 2022
The Northman is not just the latest but also the very best project to be done by Anya Taylor Joy, who played as Slavic witch. The movie follows a Viking revenge story that is focused around a Viking prince Amletth. He is setting out to avenge his father who was brutally killed by his uncle when he was just a boy. Decades later when he’s finally a Viking, he’s on a journey to avenge his father, kill his uncle and save his mother who was also kidnapped by his uncle.