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50 Best Female Performances of the Decade

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Alright, here we go – our top 50 performances by female actors in feature films over the last decade! (in no particular order)

50 Best Female Performances: Feature Films

#1 Olivia Colman ~ Anne Queen of Great Britain ~ The Favourite

Olivia Colman

#2 Margot Robbie ~ Tonya Harding ~ I Tonya

#3 Frances McDormand ~ Mildred Hayes ~ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

#4 Natalie Portman ~ Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy ~ Jackie

#5 Meryl Streep ~ Florence Foster Jenkins ~ Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep Florence Foster Jenkins

#6 Saoirse Ronan ~ Eilis Lacey ~ Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan

#7 Brie Larson ~ Joy Newsome ~ Room

#8 Cate Blanchett ~ Carol Aird ~ Carol

#9 Jennifer Lawrence ~ Joy Mangano ~ Joy

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#10 Rosamund Pike ~ Amy Elliott-Dunne ~ Gone Girl

#11 Julianne Moore ~ Alice Howland ~ Still Alice

#12 Marion Cotillard ~ Sandra Bya ~ Two Days, One Night

#13 Felicity Jones ~ Jane Hawking ~ The Theory of Everything

#14 Meryl Streep ~ Violet Weston ~ August: Osage County

#15 Julia Roberts ~ Barbara Weston ~ August: Osage County

Barbara-Weston-August-Osage-County

#16 Cate Blanchett ~ Jeanette “Jasmine” Francis ~ Blue Jasmine

#17 Amy Adams ~ Sydney Prosser ~ American Hustle

#18 Sandra Bullock ~ Ryan Stone ~ Gravity

#19 Judi Dench ~ Philomena Lee ~ Philomena

#20 Quvenzhané Wallis ~ Hushpuppy ~ Beasts of the Southern Wild

#21 Jessica Chastain ~ Maya ~ Zero Dark Thirty

#22 Michelle Williams ~ Cindy Heller ~ Blue Valentine

#23 Meryl Streep ~ Margaret Thatcher ~ The Iron Lady

#24 Glenn Close ~ Albert Nobbs ~ Albert Nobbs

#25 Viola Davis ~ Aibileen Clark ~ The Help

#26 Rooney Mara ~ Lisbeth Salander ~ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

#27 Natalie Portman ~ Nina Sayers ~ Black Swan

#28 Annette Bening ~ Nicole Allgood ~ The Kids Are All Right

#29 Nicole Kidman ~ Becca Corbett ~ Rabbit Hole

#30 Charlize Theron~ Marlo ~ Tully

#31 Sandra Bullock ~ Leigh Anne Tuohy ~ The Blind Side

#32 Carey Mulligan ~ Jenny Mellor ~ An Education

#33 Elizabeth Olsen ~ Jane Banner ~ Wind River

#34 Alicia Vikander ~ Ava ~ Ex Machina

#35 Reese Witherspoon ~ Cheryl Strayed ~ Wild

#36 Naomi Watts ~ Maria Bennett ~ The Impossible

#37 Jennifer Lawrence ~ Mother ~ Mother!

#38 Sally Hawkins ~ Elisa Esposito ~ The Shape of Water

#39 Annette Bening ~ Dorothea Fields ~ 20th Century Women

#40 Florence Pugh ~ Katherine ~ Lady Macbeth

#41 Olivia Wilde ~ Sarah ~ Meadowland

#42 Tilda Swinton ~ Eva Khatchadourian ~ We Need to Talk About Kevin

#43 Mia Wasikowska ~ Robyn ~ Tracks

#44 Julianne Moore ~ Laurel Hester ~ Freeheld

#45 Naomi Harris ~ Paula ~ Moonlight

#46 Alia Shawkat ~ Sybil ~ Blaze

#47 Scarlett Johansson ~ The Female ~ Under The Skin

#48 Amy Adams ~ Louise Banks ~ Arrival

#49 Laura Dern ~ Jennifer ~ The Tale

#50 Sarah Paulson ~ Amanda ~ Blue Jay

About the Author

StageMilk Team

is made up of young professional actors and writers from around the world. This team includes Andrew Hearle, Luke McMahon, Kyle Billings, Jim Harwood and many more. We all work together to contribute useful articles and resources for actors at all stages in their careers.

About the Author

StageMilk Team

is made up of young professional actors and writers from around the world. This team includes Andrew Hearle, Luke McMahon, Kyle Billings, Jim Harwood and many more. We all work together to contribute useful articles and resources for actors at all stages in their careers.

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