The 11 best Brie Larson movies

In her young career, Brie Larson has already made an incredibly large mark on the film industry. At 28-years-old, she’s already an Oscar winner, and has even scored her first big franchise film. Set to play Captain Marvel, Larson’s range has been shown throughout the years. Whether its being the voice of reason, or the outspoken lead, Larson is always terrific, and is quickly budding into the next big superstar in Hollywood.

The 11 best Brie Larson movies

Captain Marvel

I enjoyed this movie. It's an OK movie. The kind of movie that would've gone under the radar if it wasn't because it ties to The Avengers and the polemic around Brie Larsson's persona.

If anything Captain Marvel piggy bagged on The Avengers fandom because otherwise mist people wouldn't be interested in this version of a female Superman. Samuel L Jackson, the cat and the aliens save the movie and make it worth the ticket. Not so much the Captain Marvel character and her story line.

Short Term 12


Playing a counselor at an at-risk youth center, Larson is heartbreaking and altogether enthralling in the film. It’s a tender, sweet and emotional piece of work. Director Destin Cretton lets the movie breathe and allows the cast to do their thing. The characters have a lived-in quality to them as well. As a result, they all feel entirely authentic. Lakeith Stanfield, in particular, is fantastic as one of the kids in the center. It’s smartly written and directed with a great attention to detail by Cretton.

21 Jump Street


Larson plays a student who has an attraction to Jonah Hill’s character despite already being involved with Dave Franco in this riotous comedy. The movie delivers big laughs from start to finish. It is bolstered by two charismatic performances from Hill and Channing Tatum. Fully embracing its inherently silly premise. Larson proves here she can adapt to any role. A soft and subtle performance in this movie, Larson stands out among all the chaos of the film. Instantly quotable, 21 Jump Street was a major surprise in 2011, and one of the better comedies of recent memory.

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The one that won Larson her Oscar, Room is a breathtaking film with excellent work from the cast. Larson gives her everything to this role as a mom trapped in a kidnapping situation with her son. The movie is a harrowing look at their life after getting out of the situation. Larson’s performance is the standout, but youngster Jacob Tremblay is astounding and Joan Allen is a revelation as well. Smartly written and skillfully directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Room is a film that sticks with you long after it’s final scene.



Going back to comedy briefly, Larson had a small role as Amy Schumer’s sister in Trainwreck. One of the only stable presences in Schumer’s life in the film, Larson is once again great. The movie offers some very funny insight into modern dating and relationships. A hilarious turn from John Cena is one of the more memorable moments in the movie. Bill Hader also brings a surprising amount of heft to his role as Schumer’s love interest. To this day, Trainwreck is arguably Schumer’s best film thus far. It’s also another nice notch in the belt of Judd Apatow.

Kong: Skull Island


One of her first big franchise outings, Larson joined Tom Hiddleston and a pretty solid supporting cast for this film. Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ 70’s monster flick feels familiar but ultimately is a fun time. With its period soundtrack, Kong sets up its world pretty well and allows its monsters to take center stage when necessary instead of hiding them mostly off-screen. The action is just flat out fun and engaging. A nice supporting cast of Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell give the film some decent side characters.

The Glass Castle


Though critics may have found the film a little melodramatic, The Glass Castle is a worthy watch. Brie Larson is stellar once again and Woody Harellson turns some really solid work here as well. The real-life drama plays well into the movie and the story keeps the viewer engaged. With talent all around and some great acting, The Glass Castle can slip into melodrama territory at times, but the narrative more than redeems itself with emotionally impactful moments. The film shows the darker moments of its main character’s situation. A scattering of light moments in between reminding the viewer their life is fairly grim ground the cast.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World


Despite the movie being a box office bomb, here’s a movie that has found an audience in home release. Moviegoers goers weren’t sure what it was at the time, but Scott Pilgrim has now gained cult-status of sorts. The Edgar Wright film starred Larson of course, but also Michael Cera as the title character. Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead also show up int he surprisingly star-studded cast. The movie features some eye popping visuals, incredible fight sequences, and fresh story telling to boot. The movies sharp humor and solid performances boost the film above traditional fare. Larson’s role is small but we sure got a glimpse of the talent she had.

The Spectacular Now


In a movie about teen alcoholism, one could expect any various amounts of heavy-handedness. However, the subject is treated with grace and subtlety in this film. Larson plays a high schooler here and the movie centers on her breakup with a hard partying life-of-the-party type. Miles Teller is great in this one as director James Pondsoldt skillfully directs this movie away from turning into a cliche. We’ve seen teenager social issues handled badly before and this movie is an exception. Larson had just a small role, but she drives the plot forward with her actions. Shailene Woodley is also great in the film.

Free Fire


In this whacky and eccentric thriller, Larson wields a gun and takes part in a warehouse shootout. Part Resevoir Dogs, part Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, the movie is a fun and self-contained comedic thriller. It’s claustrophobic setting and well-written characters keep the narrative fresh. The movie is a violent but altogether fun shoot ‘em up film. The plot goes to familiar places but a strong cast more than holds all the pieces together to turn in an entertaining movie. So far it is one of bold director Ben Wheatley’s best.



Oren Moverman‘s corrupt cop drama isn’t an easy watch sometimes. It tackles very heavy themes. However, in the movie Woody Harrelson is hard to ignore as an excessively corrupt cop in Los Angeles. His daughter, of course played by Brie Larson, has a memorable scene with the actor where she calls out his actions. It’s a rare moment of good morality in film desperately in search of one. Larson shines in this limited role and before really showing the world what she could in Room, proved she had to chops to hold the screen with anyone. This is an emotional film, and is filled with great performances, even when it treads familiar water.


Brie Larson Comedies and Music Career 2001 to 2008

Larson's first major role came as Emily, the younger daughter of Bob Saget's character, in the WB sitcom Raising Dad, which aired for one season during the 2001–02 television schedule. Hal Boedeker of Orlando Sentinel criticized the program and wrote that its cast members were "merrily joking through the show". She was next hired for the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, but she and some other cast members were replaced after an unaired pilot.  In 2003, she starred alongside Beverley Mitchell in the Disney Channel movie Right on Track, based on the junior drag race star sisters Erica and Courtney Enders, and played minor roles in the 2004 comedies Sleepover and 13 Going on 30.


Larson developed an interest in music at age 11 when she learned to play the guitar. A music executive encouraged her to write her own songs, and she began self-recording and uploading tracks to her own website. After failing to get cast as Wendy Darling in the 2003 film Peter Pan, a heartbroken Larson penned and recorded a song named "Invisible Girl", which received airplay on KIIS-FM. She soon signed a recording deal with Tommy Mottola of Casablanca Records; she and Lindsay Lohan were the only artists signed by the label at that time. In 2005, she released the album Finally Out of P.E., in which she also co-wrote songs with other songwriters, including Blair Daly,

Pam Sheyne, Lindy Robbins, and Holly Brook. She named it after a gym teacher she disliked and has said that the songs she wrote were mostly about failed job opportunities. One of her singles, "She Said", was featured in the MTV series Total Request Live, was listed by Billboard in their weekly listings of the most-played videos in the channel, and peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales. Larson went on tour with Jesse McCartney for Teen People's "Rock in Shop" mall concerts, opened for him during his Beautiful Soul tour, and also performed in New York City at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Even so, the album was not a success, selling only 3,500 copies. Larson later admitted to being disillusioned with her music career, saying, "I wanted to write all my own songs, and [the recording company] were afraid of that. I wanted to wear sneakers and play my guitar—they wanted heels and wind blown hair."

In 2006, Larson was cast alongside Logan Lerman and Cody Linley in the comedy film Hoot, about young vigilantes trying to save a group of owls. It received poor reviews, but Ruthe Stein of San Francisco Chronicle was appreciative of Larson and Linley for bringing "a dash of Indiana Jones to their roles".

She had a small part, the following year, in the Amber Heard-starring drama Remember the Daze, and she launched an arts and literature magazine, named Bunnies and Traps, for which she wrote her own opinion columns and accepted submissions from other artists and writers. Larson has said that she frequently considered giving up acting at that time, as she found it difficult to find much work, blaming it on filmmakers' inability to typecast her. She was particularly discouraged when she lost out on key roles in the films Thirteen (2003) and Juno (2007). To support herself, Larson worked as a club DJ.

Brie Larson Personal Quotes gallery

It's very scary to allow the world to see you.

It's really hard to see yourself and to recognize that you are a human being like everybody else. You just think everybody's judging you.

I'm so used to swimming with the piranhas. And they're really not that bad.

I was the type of person that would show a PowerPoint presentation about why I should do something versus crying and screaming over it.

I was three when I told my mom that I knew what my dharma was and that I wanted to be an actor.

I have a sister and her name is Mimsy, like from "Alice in Wonderland", so we've got some strange names in our family.

I didn't go to prom--I was home-schooled.

For some reason, chewing gum for me gets my brain going.

For me, the dumbest rule is that you can't chew gum in school.

I know how to have a conversation, but I've never done improv. I've never taken improv classes.

Singing is an incredible expression and something that is important to me, but where I feel comfortable with how much I reveal about myself is acting. I enjoy the characters, the costumes, the wigs and just being a chameleon.

Maybe you're not perfect, but you're willing to actually look at yourself and take some kind of accountability. That's a change. It might not mean that you can turn everything around, but I think there's something incredibly hopeful about that.

In the past I've been very into the falling part, very into the swimming in the dark, deep emotional water. Rampart (2011) I really went into it and it took me three times as long to get out of that depression as it did to just do the scenes. I had to learn to give it my all and then go home and laugh.

I'm learning with the older that I get that some feelings are just universal and that I'm not the only one who hates their hair or their life at times.

I wasn't interested in going to the school dances. I wasn't interested in going to the football games.

What I wanted was to be in my room painting my walls and doing weird stuff. That's what I wanted and I got to do what I wanted, so that, to me, is my high school experience.

I was home-schooled, was always very close with my mom and was very straight-laced and square. I was never the rebellious one, and I never threw hissy fits.

I think more things are becoming socially acceptable. I think that just by having more media, whether that's TV or Internet, we're able to see more things.

I think it starts to feel really redundant when you start to do something the same way over and over again. I don't think it's good to become so dependent on a certain writing process.

I know that I'm an actor and I guess I could kind of put on an act, but it takes so much more time to be someone you are not. I feel so much better just being comfortable with myself and hopefully girls will accept that.

I had a tough time fitting in, as I guess most kids do. I felt like school was kind of a grand opportunity to figure yourself out and to figure out what you wanted.

I didn't have a regular school experience and wanted a more abstract way of learning. I started exploring in lots of different creative ways. It gave me the opportunity to travel and play music, so it was good for me.

Whenever you want something that you're not going to get, suddenly the whiny three-year-old comes out in you.

Sometimes I laugh with my parents, and sometimes I yell at them, and both are therapeutic.
[on Emma Stone] She is never afraid to show us the most difficult thing you can show the world: yourself. What that entails is not always pretty. But with Emma, it is real, and it is beautiful.

Brie Larson Captain Marvel Trivia

Brie Larson Captain Marvel Trivia 

Besides acting, she is also a professional singer.
Sang "Coming Around" in her movie Hoot (2006).
Read the book "Hoot" before she had read the screenplay.
Moved to Los Angeles, California, right before her ninth birthday (1998).
First job was performing in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). Soon after, was cast in the television series, Schimmel (2000), which was announced in 2000 but never aired, since right before filming, Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with cancer. After being "on hold" for six months,

Fox canceled the show.
In May 2005, she went on tour with Jesse McCartney.
Daughter of Heather (Edwards) and Sylvain Desaulniers. Her paternal grandparents were Aurèle Desaulniers and Gabrielle Marie-Therese (Chatelain) Desaulniers (1931-2015), who were French-Canadians from Winnipeg. Her mother's family is based in California. Her mother has English, Swedish, German, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry. Brie's stage surname, "Larson", is after her matrilineal great-grandmother, Elva Josephine Larson.

Brie's go-to karaoke song is Usher Raymond's "Burn" from the album "Confessions" (2004).
Has acted since she was seven years old. However, she considered quitting acting several times as she found the film business to be too difficult and was unable to get the roles she wanted. She pursued careers in photography, interior design and animal training, but ultimately decided to stick with acting.

Was in a relationship with Alex Greenwald, vocalist with rock band Phantom Planet, (2013-2019).
To prepare for her role as Ma in Room (2015), she stayed at home for a whole month and went on a strict diet, to get an understanding of what Ma and Jack were going through.
Is a huge fan of the Super Mario Bros video games.

Shared the cover of Vanity Fair magazine's 2016 Hollywood issue with, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Rachel Weisz, Lupita Nyong'o, Charlotte Rampling, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton and Saoirse Ronan. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

Released a pop album "Finally Out of P.E." (2005), which flopped by selling only 3,500 copies. Larson even toured with Jesse McCartney for Teen People's Rock in Shop Tour. Despite rumors that she sang on the soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), she lip-synched "Black Sheep" by the band Metric.

Was the 146th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Room (2015) at The Oscars (2016).

After a considerable period of frustration correcting people who consistently mispronounced her birth name "Desaulniers", Brie Larson changed it to Larson after her Kirsten Larson doll that she owned as a youngster.

Older sister of Raya Milaine Desaulniers (born January 5, 1993).
(March 2016-January 2019) was engaged to Alex Greenwald after he proposed to her shortly after she won her Academy Award.

Is one of 14 actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009), Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010), Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011), Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012), Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013), Patricia Arquette for Boyhood (2014) and Julianne Moore for Still Alice (2014).

When Larson presented the Best Actor Oscar to Casey Affleck for his work in Manchester by the Sea (2016) at the 2017 Oscars (the previously year's Best Actress always presents the current year's Best Actor awards and vice versa) she politely handed him the award but did not clap or cheer for his win and looked unhappy about it. Larson later confirmed rumors that she was un-celebratory over Affleck's win due to his real life history of sexual harassment accusations and settled lawsuits, telling an interviewer that "what I did on stage speaks for itself" and that she would not discuss the matter any further.

Attended the March 2017 ceremony for her Kong: Skull Island (2017) co-star John Goodman when he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, alongside Jeff Bridges and Tom Hiddleston.
Is good friends with Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Amy Schumer.

Became close friends with Shailene Woodley during the filming of The Spectacular Now (2013). Larson was having dinner at Woodley's rented apartment when she got the call offering her the lead role in Short Term 12 (2013).

Made home movies as a child, casting her cousins and making sets in her garage.
Daughter of Sylvain (born December 15, 1962) and Heather (née Edwards) Desaulniers (born June 18, 1965). Both were born and raised in the state of California.

Maternal granddaughter of Bob Edwards (born 1939), born in the state of California, and Bonnie (née Hunt) Merrill (born 1940), born in the state of Utah. They married in 1960 and divorced in 1972.
Maternal great granddaughter of James (1911-1949) and Elva (née Larson) Hunt (1915-1997).
Both were born and raised in the state of Utah.

Can speak English and French fluently.
She is a big fan of the Metroid game series and has expressed interest in playing the main character Samus Aran in a possible movie adaption.
Suffers from a severe allergy to cats (ailurophobia), a condition that plagued her somewhat during the Captain Marvel (2019) production shoot.

For her movie "Captain Marvel", she insisted on having ankle-length body-armor as her character's primary costume; according to Larson, "I just couldn't see myself strolling around in a bathing suit for two hours and change" (referring to Carol Danvers's red Kree uniform and black Warbird outfit, both of which bared her legs).
She considers herself to be an introvert.
She has asthma. source: IMDB

Brie Larson Captain Marvel Biography

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and filmmaker. Noted for her supporting work in comedies when a teenager, she has since expanded to leading roles in independent dramas and film franchises, receiving such accolades as an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

Mini Bio Brie Larson Captain Marvel

Brie Larson has built an impressive career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist. A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She starred in one of Disney Channel's most watched original movies, Right on Track (2003), as well as the WB's Raising Dad (2001) and MGM's teen comedy Sleepover (2004) - all before graduating from middle school.

Brie's work includes the coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009) and the dark comedy, Just Peck (2009), with Marcia Cross and Keir Gilchrist. She earned critical praise for her role in the independent feature, Remember the Daze (2007) (aka "The Beautiful Ordinary"), singled out by Variety as the "scene stealer" of the film, opposite Amber Heard and Leighton Meester.

Brie garnered considerable acclaim for her series regular role of "Kate", Toni Collette's sarcastic and rebellious daughter, in Showtime's breakout drama United States of Tara (2009), created by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody and based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg.

She starred in The Trouble with Bliss (2011) opposite Michael C. Hall, playing a young girl out to seduce him while, in turn, teaching him more about his own life. She also starred in Universal's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and Noah Baumbach's Greenberg (2010). In Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Brie played rock star "Envy Adams", former flame of Michael Cera, and in Greenberg (2010), she starred as a young temptress trying to flirt with Ben Stiller, a New Yorker traveling West to try to figure out his life.

In addition to her talents as an actress, Brie has simultaneously nurtured an ever-growing musical career. At 13, Brie landed her first record deal at Universal Records with Tommy Mottola, who signed her sight-unseen. Her first release in 2005 led to a nationwide tour.
Source:  IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

After a year-long absence from the screen, Larson starred as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Captain Marvel (2019), which marked Marvel Studios' first female-led film.[107][108] Initially skeptical about taking on such a high-profile role, she agreed after viewing it as a platform to empower young women and found a connection with her character's flaws and humanity.[2][109] In preparation, she underwent nine months of physical training in judo, boxing, and wrestling, and interacted with servicemen at the Nellis Air Force Base.

Stephanie Zacharek of Time wrote that "Larson, a perceptive, low-key actor, carries the whole affair capably" and took note of how much she stood out in the film's quieter moments; David Sims of The Atlantic bemoaned the lack of depth in her role but commended the actress for effectively portraying her character's struggle for independence from authoritarian men. Captain Marvel earned over $760 million worldwide to emerge as Larson's highest-grossing release.

Upcoming projects Brie Larson
Larson will next reprise the role of Danvers in Avengers: Endgame, after which she will team with Destin Daniel Cretton for the third time in Just Mercy, an adaptation of Bryan Stevenson's memoir of the same name, co-starring Michael B. Jordan. She will serve as the producer and star as Victoria Woodhull, the first female presidential candidate in American history, in an eponymous biopic produced by Amazon Studios. Larson has also committed to star in an Apple Inc. drama series based on the life of CIA agent Amaryllis Fox, and in two films for Netflix: Lady Business, about challenges faced by female entrepreneurs, and I’m Thinking of Ending Things, based on Iain Reid's debut novel of the same name.