15 Violet & Daisy
Saoirse Ronan starred in the 'Violet & Daisy' as the title character Daisy. She starred alongside Alexis Bledel as Violet. The movie follows the adventures of two teenage assassins who take on one last hit before one of them goes away.
14 I Could Never Be Your Woman
Saoirse Ronan stars in the romantic comedy 'I Could Never Be Your Woman' as Rosie, the daughter of the lead character, played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Rosie is a rebellious teenager who struggles to accept her mother's new boyfriend, played by Paul Rudd. Ronan delivers a charming performance as the sardonic teen, showcasing her comedic chops and her ability to bring depth and emotion to the role.
13 Mary Queen of Scots
Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary, Queen of Scots in the historical drama film, 'Mary Queen of Scots'. The film follows the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart, Queen of France at 16, and her attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England. Ronan’s performance was praised by critics, with one reviewer calling her “the best thing in the film”.
12 How I Live Now
Saoirse Ronan stars as Daisy, a rebellious American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside who finds herself caught up in an international conflict.
11 City of Ember
Saoirse Ronan starred as Lina Mayfleet in the science fiction film, 'City of Ember'. The film centers around Lina and her friend Doon (Harry Treadaway) as they struggle to save their underground city from destruction. Ronan's performance was praised by critics and she won several awards for her role, including a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
Saoirse Ronan stars in the British drama film 'Ammonite'. The film follows the story of paleontologist Mary Anning (Ronan) and her relationship with wealthy tourist Charlotte Murchison (Kate Winslet).
Saoirse Ronan stars as Clara in the horror-drama film Byzantium. Clara is a young vampire struggling to survive in a world where she doesn't fit in. She and her mother, Eleanor (Gemma Arterton), have a special bond that helps them survive and thrive in a world full of danger and intrigue. In the end, Clara must face her destiny and accept the darkness that exists within her.
8 The Lovely Bones
Saoirse Ronan portrays the central character, Susie Salmon, in the movie 'The Lovely Bones'.Susie is a 14-year-old girl who is brutally murdered and finds herself in a surreal afterlife, observing her family and the investigation of her own murder from beyond. Ronan's performance is captivating as she beautifully captures the innocence, vulnerability, and curiosity of Susie.
Saoirse Ronan starred as the titular character in the action-thriller film 'Hanna'. She played a young girl who has been trained since birth by her father to be an assassin. Ronan received critical acclaim for her performance in the film, with many praising her as one of the best young actresses of her generation.
6 The Way Back
Saoirse Ronan plays the role of a high school basketball player, who is struggling to cope with her father's death and her mother's alcoholism. Through her friendship with her high school basketball coach, she finds the strength to cope with her pain and help the team make it to the state championship.
5 Lady Bird
Saoirse Ronan takes on the titular role of Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson in the film 'Lady Bird'. Lady Bird is a high-spirited and independent teenager navigating her final year of high school in Sacramento, California. Ronan's performance brings a perfect blend of vulnerability, rebellion, and authenticity to the character.
Saoirse Ronan starred as the lead role of Eilis Lacey in the romantic drama 'Brooklyn'. The film follows the story of a young Irish woman who immigrates to Brooklyn, New York in the early 1950s. Ronan earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of Lacey.
Saoirse Ronan starred as 'Cecilia Tallis' in the movie adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel 'Atonement'. The movie follows the story of two lovers who are torn apart by a lie told by Cecilia's younger sister.
2 Little Women
Saoirse Ronan stars as Jo March in the movie 'Little Women'. The film follows the adventures of four sisters as they grow into adulthood in the post-Civil War era. Ronan's portrayal of the independent, ambitious, and passionate Jo was widely praised by critics.
1 The Grand Budapest Hotel
Saoirse Ronan plays the character Agatha in' The Grand Budapest Hotel'. Agatha is a baker’s assistant who works with and becomes close friends with the film’s protagonist, Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). She also falls in love with Zero Mustafa (Tony Revolori), a lobby boy at the hotel. Agatha serves as a strong source of support for Gustave in his efforts to prove his innocence and is a source of comfort for Zero in his struggles.