Jessica Biel started her career as a vocalist and appeared in several musical productions at a very young age. It was at the age of 14, she was cast in WB’s longest-running family drama series, ‘7th Heaven’. A year later she was cast alongside veteran actor Peter Fonda in ‘Ulee’s Gold’, a film which received widespread acclaim. She rose to prominence in the early 2000s and appeared in various commercially successful films and gained positive reviews for her acting performances. Biel was majorly cast in love interest roles until her 2010 film ‘A-Team’ and then turned towards independent cinema.
Despite lack of record-breaking successes, Biel is one of the most talented actresses in the industry and her recent Golden Globe nomination is a proof of her acting capabilities. Married to actor-singer Justin Timberlake, Biel is a mother to a son born in 2015. Here is the list of top 12 Jessica Biel movies:
This 2003 film was supposed to be a huge turning point for Biel’s career. It attached her to a long-running franchise and was a chance for her to make a name in commercial cinema. The film was the fifth ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ movie and was the remake of the original film.
But, to her loss, the film was heavily panned by critics. Though most of the criticism was directed towards the script and direction, nobody seemed to notice the star cast at all. However, the film was able to gather a heavy amount of audiences and the franchise fans helped the producers make considerable money and was declared a hit at the box-office. The film still remains one of the biggest blunders of Jessica Biel‘s career.
Released in 2004, ‘Blade: Trinity’ was the final installment in the famous vampire killer franchise starring Wesley Snipes. In the film, Biel starred alongside Snipes and Ryan Reynolds, as Abigail Whistler. The film follows Blade teaming up with a group of vampire hunters, called ‘Nightstalkers’ and faces his greatest threat, Dracula.
The most anticipated movie of the time, ‘Blade: Trinity’ was Biel’s way to recover from her previous box-office blunders. Although she was good at her role in the film and maybe not applaudable, her acting in the film was something to look for.
It was the weakened plot of the film that destroyed it on a critical note. It did good business due to the heavy fan-following of the franchise and made $129 million at the box office, approximately double of its projected budget.
Her fourth feature film had Biel star among fellow young actors at the time including James van der Beek, Kate Bosworth, and Shannyn Sossamon. The film explored the themes of a love triangle, sexual desires, lust and substance abuse through lives of a bunch of spoiled college brats.
Jessica Biel had a supporting role in the film, that of a girl named Lara, an unchaste and dissolute character. Though Biel wasn’t appreciated or especially commended for her role, she did took herself to a new level by portraying a character with slightly negative shades.
The film follows the events surrounding the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s controversial horror movie ‘Psycho’ (1960) and is adapted from a novel by Stephen Rebello, titled ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’.
The film stars Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife Alma. Jessica Biel was cast in the film as Vera Miles, who played the lead in ‘Psycho’, the character of Lila Crane. Biel’s role in the film was of a secondary character and the presence of actors like Hopkins, Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and Toni Collette didn’t attract any individual praise for her, but her’s was a significant and vital role and was the part of the story which shapes the better part of the film.
The film was a critical success but failed at the box-office. Though the film hasn’t been recognized by audiences, the character Biel played in the film is one of the most high-profile roles she has ever played. The film also received an Academy Award for Best Makeup & Hairstyling.
In this ensemble romantic drama, the plot follows a bunch of couples who struggle with their respective partners on the day of Valentine’s. The film explores the common theme of relationship troubles and somehow manages to interwind the story of every character’s story arc to the other.
The film has an ensemble cast which includes Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift.
The film had Biel in an important lead character and the film surprisingly remains the highest grossing film of her almost two-decade-long career. The success of the film came as a shocking surprise as critics have panned it in every aspect. But when you have all-time favorites in a single film, who’d want to miss that fun?
The indie drama revolves around a young girl Emmanuel who is obsessed by a new neighbor to her house named Linda, who bears a close resemblance to her mother. The film deals with the life-changing events that begin to happen once Emmanuel decides to babysit Linda’s child.
A big round of applause for Kaya Scodelario who plays Emmanuel. Her expressions filled with fear, impatience, and confusion are very realistic and takes you into the depth of her life. As for the topic of discussion here, Jessica Biel is equally awesome in this mystery film, which ends with an unexpected climax.
Biel shifted towards independent cinema in 2008 and has frequently worked in indie films giving many underrated but eloquent performances. ‘The Truth About Emmanuel’ is one such movie, which deserves, but denied it’s due place in the psychological-thriller genre.