7 Underrated Emma Stone Movies To Get You In The Oscars Mood

by Eitan Levine
Screen Gems

Emma Stone was killing it on the big screen wayyyyyy before she did some B- level tap dancing with Ryan Gosling in "La La Land."

This isn't a hot take or controversial statement I'm making. Emma Stone has been around for years now, and she's always been great.

The only difference between this year and previous years, when she starred in movies like "Birdman" and "The Help," is that she finally might actually get recognition for her talent at the Oscars 2017.

Since the 28-year-old is a favorite to take home academy honors for her role in "La La Land," we thought it'd be a good time to do some Emma Stone binging before Sunday night.

If you're trying to get your fix of Stone movies, here are the staples you need to watch:


This was sort of where Emma had her first major break. She held her own against Michael Cera and Jonah Hill in the weirdly nostalgia-inducing Judd Apatow flick.

"The House Bunny"

Maybe the most underrated movie on the list.

"The House Bunny" was "Neighbors" before "Neighbors" was "Neighbors."


Woody Harrelson! Jesse Eisenberg! Bill Murray for a few seconds! Emma Stone absolutely kills it (it being the role and also zombies) in this one.

"Easy A"

This is Emma's "Mean Girls." The script is genius, she crushes the part and it's one of the more GIF-able things to come out of Hollywood in years.


I'm 50/50 on "Birdman." Stylistically, it was cool. But the plot was kind of boring.


"Crazy, Stupid, Love"

This movie is OK. It's not great, but it does feature the first time that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling made out on camera.

"The Help"

"The Help" was the first Oscar-caliber movie Emma had under her belt.

She's great in it, the movie is amazing and it has Octavia Spenser in it, so there is really no excuse to not be watching it every fourth day.

They haven't all been great, though. Every Hollywood person has roles I'm sure they'd want you to forget. Even Kevin Spacey has a "Nine Lives" paycheck somewhere in his house.

Here are three Emma Stone movies you could probably go ahead and miss during this binge session:

"Movie 43"

Sketch comedy. Nope.


Fake Hawaiians. Nope.


I literally couldn't find a GIF from this movie. That's how bad it was.

Make sure you tune in for Oscars 2017 this Sunday, February 26 at 8:30 pm on ABC to see if Emma wins it all.