Chloe Grace Moretz is the most divine name in the industry. The diminutive actress began her career at a tender age of seven. Since then, she has amassed over 50 films and TV shows, which is in itself a staggering piece of information. Her performances have been commended and lauded by critics and audiences alike.
10. Dark Shadows (2012)
The film is aesthetically cohesive and visually stunning. A burning revenge drama, where a witch burns alive a young “prince” out of unrequited love. Angelique is the witch in the reference, and Barnabas the boy. Moretz held her own among the galaxy of stars, and stood out in scenes with Helena Carter, almost upstaging her. Her determined glare and sever tongue aligned with the requirements of her role.
9. The Equalizer (2014)
Moretz plays Alina, a struggling student moonlighting as a prostitute. Mcall is a server of justice on sabbatical who meets a young prostitute, controlled by the Russian-mob. Both the leads, Washington and Moretz compliment each other really well. While the latter’s exuberance infuses the movie with a sense of renewal, Washington’s salty act neutralizes that.
8. Hick (2011)
The film is an adventurous road-trip drama about a group of eclectic youngsters, each suffering from different addictions. The charismatic triumvirate of Lively, Moretz, and Redmayne effortlessly power their way through a flawed and imperfectly structured film. The carefree Moretz was a pleasant reprieve over her other restricted roles.
7. Carrie (2013)
Chloe Moretz stars as a shy, reserved girl who becomes the butt of ridicule in school. On a fateful night, she unleashes her telekinetic powers when the pranks of her devilish mates go beyond limits. The film managed to land her in the limelight, with Moretz gaining worldwide prominence for her role.
6. The Poker House (2008)
The film is chronicled in the form of a day in the life of Agnes, an honest and caring sister of two, who shepherds her younger sisters in the absence of their promiscuous mother. It falls upon her to protect the two from everything immoral in their house, in a raw and unrefined piece of cinema. The visuals and the language did get a bit too iffy for my liking, but still was what was required of the script.
5. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
‘Neighbors 2’ prequel is an expertly and grossly crafted misfit, that made us whimper out of laughter. The film refocuses on the affable pair of Mac and Kelly, who after their successful triumph over Teddy in the previous movie, are happily and peacefully living in their idyllic neighborhood. Three teen girls, led by the intrepid Morgan (Moretz), decide to the rent the adjoining house to start a sorority. Teddy joins forces and other war initiates. The young blonde shows glimpses of a young Reese Witherspoon, with a perfect dash of zeal, authority, and uncontested wit.
4. Let Me In (2010)
‘Let Me In’ is a beautiful commentary on unrequited love and taciturn dreams, the film emphasizes the need for a more inclusive society. Owen is a reclusive 12-year old, perennially tepid and insecure, due to constant bullying, and finds solace in his neighbor Eli, a receptive simpleton, and befriends her. The movie is enchantingly moving and linear in nature. The perfect display of old-fashioned acting was complimented fairly well by a well-written and shot film.
3. Hugo (2011)
‘Hugo’ is a visually stunning drama about an inquisitive boy, who takes a vested interest in a particular shop on the railway station. Directed by the mercurial Martin Scorcese, the film tracks Hugo and his unfulfilled dream, that he shared with his late father, of completing automaton. Moretz played Isabelle, who sympathized and befriended Hugo and decided to help him in his crusade. The caring eyes and the iron-wrought resolve were evident in one of the best performances in her short career. Don’t miss it.
2. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
Chloe Moretz played Rachel, the caring half-sister of Tom (Gordon Lewitt), a fancy and ailing romantic, in search of a new love. Considering Moretz was just twelve when she filmed this, she deserved an Oscar nomination. She shows maturity way beyond her years, something which people pf her age even fail to exemplify.
1. Kick-Ass (2010)
Chloe plays vicious vigilante Hit-Girl in this underappreciated superhero dark comedy, in which she utterly kicks ass.