Our Complete List Of Emma Stone Movies In Order Of Release looks at a highly acclaimed actress, known for her diverse roles in comedies, dramas, and even musicals. Since her film debut, Stone has exhibited an undeniable charisma and acting prowess that has made her one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars. Here’s a closer look at some of her most notable films:
1 – Superbad (2007)
The comedy film Superbad was released on August 17, 2007. Directed by Greg Mottola and produced by Judd Apatow and Shauna Robertson, this production was from Columbia Pictures. Emma Stone played the role of Jules. The film revolves around two high school friends who aim to make the most of their final days before graduation. The movie garnered both box office success and critical acclaim. It grossed $169.9 million worldwide.
2 – The Rocker (2008)
Released on August 20, 2008, The Rocker saw Emma Stone in the role of Amelia. The film was directed by Peter Cattaneo and produced by Shawn Levy for 20th Century Fox. It follows a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame with a young band. Although it wasn’t a massive box office success, it has since found a niche audience.
3 – The House Bunny (2008)
The House Bunny was released on August 22, 2008, directed by Fred Wolf and produced by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, and Jack Giarraputo, and starred Anna Faris. Distributed by Columbia Pictures, Emma Stone portrayed the character Natalie. The film centers on a former Playboy bunny who is kicked out of the mansion and becomes the house mother to an unpopular university sorority. It grossed over $70 million worldwide.
4 – Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
This romantic comedy hit theaters on May 1, 2009. Directed by Mark Waters and produced by Jon Shestack and Brad Epstein, the film was presented by New Line Cinema. Emma Stone played the role of Allison Vandermeersh. The story revolves around a womanizer who is visited by the ghosts of his former girlfriends in a twist reminiscent of “A Christmas Carol”. The film raked in over $102 million at the global box office.
5 – Paper Man (2009)
Paper Man was released on April 23, 2010. Directed by Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney, Emma Stone portrayed the character Abby. Produced by Richard N. Gladstein and Guymon Casady under Artfire Films, the plot centers on a struggling novelist who forms an unlikely friendship with a teenage girl.
6 – Zombieland (2009)
Hitting theaters on October 2, 2009, Zombieland became a cult favorite. Directed by Ruben Fleischer and produced by Gavin Polone, the film was a Relativity Media production. Emma Stone played Wichita/Krista. The movie is about a group of survivors navigating a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies. It grossed over $102 million worldwide.
7 – Marmaduke (2010)
Emma Stone lent her voice to the character Mazie in the movie Marmaduke, released on June 4, 2010. Directed by Tom Dey and produced by John Davis under the 20th Century Fox banner, the movie centers around the titular Great Dane’s misadventures.
8 – Easy A (2010)
Released on September 17, 2010, Easy A was directed by Will Gluck. Produced by Zanne Devine and Will Gluck, this Screen Gems production saw Emma Stone as Olive Penderghast. The story follows a high school girl who lies about her weekend activities and sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne’s from “The Scarlet Letter.” It garnered over $75 million globally.
9 – Friends with Benefits (2011)
Hitting theaters on July 22, 2011, Friends with Benefits was directed by Will Gluck and produced by Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer, Will Gluck, and Jerry Zucker. Emma Stone had a minor role as Kayla. Distributed by Screen Gems, the film revolves around two friends who decide to start a physical relationship without the complications of a romantic one.
10 – Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Released on July 29, 2011, the movie was directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Emma Stone took on the role of Hannah Weaver. Produced by Steve Carell and Denise Di Novi, the Warner Bros. film revolves around a middle-aged man’s journey to rediscover his manhood after his divorce, interwoven with multiple other love stories.
11 – The Help (2011)
Directed by Tate Taylor, The Help was released on August 10, 2011. Produced by Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, and Brunson Green, and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures, the film featured Emma Stone as Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan. The movie, set in the early 1960s, is about an aspiring author during the civil rights movement who decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families they work for.
12 – The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
This reboot of the Spider-Man franchise was released on July 3, 2012. Directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it was a Columbia Pictures production. Emma Stone played Gwen Stacy, the love interest of Peter Parker (Spider-Man). The movie recounts Spider-Man’s origin story and his quest to find his uncle’s murderer.
13 – Gangster Squad (2013)
Released on January 11, 2013, Gangster Squad is a period action crime film directed by Ruben Fleischer. Emma Stone played Grace Faraday, a femme fatale caught in a love triangle. The film, produced by Dan Lin, Kevin McCormick, and Michael Tadross for Warner Bros. Pictures, revolves around the LAPD’s fight to keep East Coast Mafia out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.
14 – Movie 43 (2013)
Movie 43, an anthology comedy, was released on January 25, 2013. Among its several comedic skits, Emma Stone appeared in the segment “Veronica” as Veronica. Produced by Charles B. Wessler, John Penotti, Peter Farrelly, and Ryan Kavanaugh, and distributed by Relativity Media, this film features multiple intertwined narratives.
15 – The Croods (2013)
This animated comedy was released on March 22, 2013. Directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, Emma Stone voiced the character Eep Crood. Produced by Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell for DreamWorks Animation, the film showcases a prehistoric family’s journey through an unpredictable world after their cave is destroyed.
16 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
The sequel to the rebooted Spider-Man series arrived on May 2, 2014. Again directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it was distributed by Columbia Pictures. Emma Stone reprised her role as Gwen Stacy, with the narrative focusing on Peter Parker’s struggle between fulfilling his responsibilities as Spider-Man and his love for Gwen.
17 – Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Released on July 25, 2014, this romantic comedy was directed and produced by Woody Allen, and distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. Emma Stone starred as Sophie Baker, a supposed spiritual medium in the 1920s. The plot revolves around an Englishman brought in to help unmask her as a fraud.
18 – Birdman (2014)
An iconic drama, Birdman premiered on October 17, 2014. Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Emma Stone played Sam Thomson, the recovering addict daughter of a washed-up actor. Produced by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, and James W. Skotchdopole, and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, the film delves into the realms of fame, art, and family.
19 – Aloha (2015)
This romantic comedy-drama was released on May 29, 2015. Directed by Cameron Crowe, who also produced it along with Scott Rudin, the film was distributed by Columbia Pictures. Emma Stone played the role of Allison Ng, a fighter pilot. The narrative revolves around a military contractor who reconnects with a long-lost love while unexpectedly falling for his hard-nosed Air Force watchdog.
20 – Irrational Man (2015)
Another Woody Allen film, Irrational Man came out on July 17, 2015. Emma Stone portrayed Jill Pollard. Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, and Edward Walson, and distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, this mystery drama delves into the life of a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.
21 – La La Land (2016)
A landmark in Emma Stone’s career, La La Land was released on December 9, 2016. Directed by Damien Chazelle, Stone played Mia Dolan, an aspiring actress. Produced by Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt, and distributed by Summit Entertainment, this musical revolves around the love story of a musician and an actress in Los Angeles. Emma’s performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
22 – Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Released on September 22, 2017, this biographical sports film saw Emma Stone as tennis legend Billie Jean King. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and produced by Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, Robert Graf, and John Sloss, the Fox Searchlight Pictures production focuses on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
23 – The Favourite (2018)
A historical drama, The Favourite was released on November 23, 2018. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and produced by Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, and Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone played Abigail Masham. Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, the film revolves around the political machinations behind the scenes during the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuart.
24 – Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
This sequel to Zombieland came out on October 18, 2019. Directed by Ruben Fleischer and produced by Gavin Polone, Stone reprised her role as Wichita/Krista. Distributed by Columbia Pictures, the plot continues with the makeshift family from the first film confronting evolved zombies and fellow survivors.
25 – The Croods: A New Age (2020)
This animated sequel premiered on November 25, 2020. Directed by Joel Crawford, Stone returned to voice Eep Crood. Produced by Mark Swift for DreamWorks Animation, the film sees the prehistoric Crood family challenged by a rival family claiming to be more evolved.
26 – Cruella (2021)
Cruella, a live-action prequel feature film based on the villainess from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, was released on May 28, 2021. Directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Andrew Gunn, Marc Platt, and Kristin Burr, the film was distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Emma Stone played the titular role of Estella von Hellman/Cruella de Vil, providing a backstory to one of Disney’s most notorious villains.
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