While Timothée Chalamet hasn't been around for too long, he has certainly made an impact on the film world. 2017 was a breakout year for the 23-year-old American actor, as he starred in Lady Bird, Hostiles, and Call Me By Your Name. His role in Call Me By Your Name also earned him an Oscar nomination, making him the third-youngest actor to have ever been nominated for the coveted award. Chalamet has certainly shown that, despite his age, he is a force to be reckoned with in the acting world and his stock is certain to rise to astronomical heights.
This article will list Timothée Chalamet's 10 best movies (so far) according to Rotten Tomatoes.
10 Hot Summer Nights: 43%
2018's Hot Summer Nights, was an ambitious coming of age film that received a mixed reception from critics. While the movie was praised for its strong young cast, cinematography, and style; it was also criticized for its clichéd and predictable story.
Timothée Chalamet portrayed a recent high school graduate who ends up falling into the underground world of drug dealing. The drama intensifies as Chalamet's character falls for his drug-dealing partner's sister and the pair struggle to keep their relationship secret.
9 One & Two: 44%
2015's One & Two is a thriller about two siblings with supernatural abilities who have been imprisoned by their father. While the movie was not a critical darling, most critics did praise the movie for its style and sense of atmosphere.
The main downfall for the movie appears to have been its sense of direction and lack of an enthralling villain character. The general idea is that the movie did not live up to the promise of its initial premise.
8 A Rainy Day In New York: 69%
A Rainy Day In New York is a 2019 American rom-com with an all-star cast including Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, and Elle Fanning. Despite such a strong cast, the movie was almost never released due to the fact it was directed by the controversial and problematic Woody Allen.
Originally, the film was supposed to be released by Amazon Studios, but Amazon shelved the movie due to Allen's reputation. Regardless of this, the movie has received luke-warm reviews with critics praising the strength of the acting, specifically of Chalamet.
7 Beautiful Boy: 69%
2018's Beautiful Boy is an emotionally charged movie that tells the turbulent story of a father struggling with his son's substance abuse. Starring Steve Carrell, the movie is based on the true memoirs of David and Nic Sheff.
The film was praised for the strong performances of both Chalamet and Carrell, as well as for the manner in which the movie tackled the impact of drug abuse, addiction, and recovery. The film does a fantastic job of documenting the inspiring feelings of overcoming and recovering from drug addiction.
6 Hostiles: 71%
Hostiles is a 2018 western featuring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike. Set in 1892, the movie follows a reluctant Captain Joseph J. Blocker (Bale) as he escorts a Cheyenne war chief and his family from an army base in New Mexico, back to their land in Montana.
Naturally, the journey is not easy and Bale and co have to battle both the unforgiving land and violent hostiles. While the overall story wasn't loved by critics due to the fact that it did not delve as deep into its potential as it should have, the performances of the cast (Bale in particular) and the stunning cinematography and visuals make the film a great watch despite some issues with its plot.
5 The King: 72%
Netflix's the King sees Timothée Chalamet take on the role of Hal, a reluctant heir to the English throne. Hal has spent most of his life living among the commoners, but after his father dies, Hal is forced to become King Henry V. The film follows Hal as he attempts to learn the politics of the court and correct the sins of his father. While not exactly critically acclaimed, the Netflix period drama features another fantastic performance from Chalamet and is certainly a must-watch. In addition to Chalamet, the King also features strong performances from Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, and Ben Mendelsohn.
If the promise of another world-class performance by Chalamet is not enough for you to watch this movie, you should also check it out for Robert Pattinson's French accent.
4 Interstellar: 72%
2014's Interstellar was another thrilling and visual masterpiece from British director Christopher Nolan. The movie follows Matthew McConaughey's character as he leads a team of scientists and explorers into the cosmos in order to find a habitable planet for humans away from earth.
The movie has been described by critics as epic and beautiful, though not without its flaws. The film benefits from strong direction and a powerful cast including McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Caine. While Chalamet only had a minor role, it certainly made a fantastic addition to his CV.
3 Miss Stevens: 91%
2016's Miss Stevens is a charming film that tells the story of a teacher (Miss Stevens) taking three students on a cross country trip to a drama competition. While the movie had a modest box office opening, critics praised the film for its strong performances and compelling narrative. Miss Stevens captures the unique and memorable relationship that develops between students and their teachers, as well as the impact that teachers have on a student's life after they leave education.
Miss Stevens is one of those movies you haven't heard of, but you really should have!
2 Call Me By Your Name: 95%
Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name is a beautiful and heartbreaking coming of age movie that explores the relationship between Elio (Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer). The Italian background of the movie makes for a beautiful setting as we see the two characters slowly fall for each other and struggle to keep their romance secret.
The film received critical acclaim, with most critics praising the Guadagnino's direction, the performances of Chalamet and Hammer, as well as the compelling score. Call Me By Your Name also went on to receive Oscar nominations for best picture, best adapted screenplay, and a best actor nomination for Chalamet.
1 Lady Bird: 99%
Greta Gerwig made her directorial debut with 2017's Lady Bird. The film focusses on the bond between Saoirse Ronan's character (Lady Bird) and her mother (portrayed by Laurie Metcalf). The movie follows the two characters as they deal with rising economic uncertainty and Lady Bird's own development into adulthood.
The film perfectly captures the bond between mother and daughter with sophisticated humor and touching emotion. Timothée Chalamet portrays a potential love interest for Lady Bird and puts in another incredible performance.