Best Mary Elizabeth Winstead Movies Ever, Ranked

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an actress known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed (2012), for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead attends the Ahsoka panel at Start Wars Celebration 2023 in London at ExCel on April 08, 2023 in London, England.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead attends the Ahsoka panel at Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London at ExCel on April 08, 2023, in London, England.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best Mary Elizabeth Winstead movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes!

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Tomatometer: 91%

Credit: Holly Keely (Character)

Director: James Ponsoldt

Distributor: A24

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Tomatometer: 90%

Credit: Michelle (Character)

Director: Dan Trachtenberg

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

All About Nina (2018)

All About Nina (2018)

Tomatometer: 86%

Credit: Nina Geld (Character)

Director: Eva Vives

Distributor: The Orchard

Grindhouse (2007)

Grindhouse (2007)

Tomatometer: 84%

Credit: Lee (Character)

Director: Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Smashed (2012)

Smashed (2012)

Tomatometer: 83%

Credit: Kate (Character)

Director: James Ponsoldt

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Tomatometer: 82%

Credit: Lucy McClane (Character)

Director: Len Wiseman

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Tomatometer: 82%

Credit: Ramona Flowers (Character)

Director: Edgar Wright

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)

Tomatometer: 78%

Credit: Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress (Character)

Director: Cathy Yan

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a talented actress with a gift for taking on challenging roles and bringing dynamic characters to life on screen. As she fearlessly evolves her body of work with each new project, Winstead is fast becoming one of today’s leading talents across both independent and mainstream platforms.

Currently, Winstead is filming for the Showtime & Paramount+ production of “A Gentleman In Moscow,” opposite Ewan McGregor. This is an adaptation of the Amor Towles novel about Count Alexander Rostov, played by McGregor, being banished to a hotel attic by a Soviet tribunal after the Russian Revolution. Winstead plays Anna Urbanova, a self-made actress who is Rostov’s love interest.

In 2021, Winstead was seen in Netflix’s assassin thriller “Kate,” opposite Woody Harrelson. In 2020, she was seen in the Warner Bros. film “Birds of Prey,” directed by Cathy Yan. Starring as The Huntress, also known as Helena Rosa Bertinelli, opposite Margot Robbie. In 2019, Winstead was seen in Paramount’s “Gemini Man” opposite Will Smith and directed by Ang Lee.

She made her theater debut in the off-Broadway psychodrama “Dying City,” in which she starred opposite Colin Woodell. The play, which received its world premiere at London’s Royal Court in 2006, is the story of a young widow who receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband.

Winstead’s other credits and award nominations include J.J. Abram’s psychological thriller “10 Cloverfield Lane” for Paramount, in which she was the female lead opposite John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr.; “All About Nina,” which was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival; her role reprised as Lucy Gennaro McClane in John Moore’s action thriller “A Good Day to Die Hard,” “The Spectacular Now” alongside Shailene Woodley; Timur Bekmambetov’s film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel “Abraham Lincoln: VampireHunter”; James Ponsoldt’s critically acclaimed “Smashed,” for which she received a 2013 Indie Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead; Universal’s “The Thing” opposite Joel Edgerton; Edgar Wright’s comic-to-film adaptation of “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” alongside Michael Cera and Anna Kendrick; Emilio Estevez’s drama “Bobby” alongside William H. Macy, Sharon Stone and Anthony Hopkins (the film received two Golden Globe® nominations in addition to a Screen Actors Guild® nomination for Best Ensemble Cast); Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Hollars”; A24’s “Swiss Amy Man”; Focus Feature’s “Kill The Messenger”; A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III”; and Twentieth Century Fox’s “Live Free or Die Hard.”

Her television credits include the critically acclaimed FX show “Fargo” alongside Allison Tolman, Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, and more; a starring role in the TBS miniseries “Mercy Street,” produced by Ridley Scott, alongside Josh Radnor and Gary Cole; CBS’s “Braindead” with Aaron Tveit and Tony Shalhoub; and A&E’s “The Returned.”

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Filmography

2020Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress
2019Gemini ManDanny Zakarewski
2019The Parts You LoseGail
2018All About NinaNina Geld
201610 Cloverfield LaneMichelle
2016The HollarsGwen
2016Swiss Army ManSarah
2014Alex of VeniceAlex
2014Kill the MessengerAnna Simons
2013A Good Day to Die HardLucy McClane
2013The Spectacular NowHolly Keely
2012Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterMary Lincoln
2012A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan IIIVictoria
2011The ThingDr. Kate Lloyd
2010Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldRamona Flowers
2008Make It HappenLauryn
2007Death ProofLee
2007Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free or Die Hard)Lucy McClane
2006Black ChristmasHeather Lee
2006BobbySusan Taylor
2006Final Destination 3Wendy Christensen
2005Checking OutLisa Apple