10 best Lily Collins movies and series on Netflix, Prime Video & more

Lily Collins is a British-American actress who has risen in popularity over the last few years thanks to her star turn in the Netflix romantic drama series, ‘Emily in Paris’.

Collins had a very early start to her career when she starred in the BBC sitcom ‘Growing Pains’ at the age of two. While her filmography isn’t all that vast, she has consistently drawn praise for her performances in a wide variety of genres. She is a promising young star who has proven that she can deliver and sustain her current ascent in the industry.

Here are the 10 best Lily Collins movies and series on Netflix, Prime Video & more:

1. Emily in Paris

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Bruno Gouery

Emily (Collins) is a charming mid-westerner who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to work for a marketing firm in France. She’s brought in to give the firm an American perspective to improve the marketability of their products but she struggles to impose her ideas due to the clash of cultures between her simple upbringing and the fascinating city of Paris.

Lily Collins is effervescent and full of pizzazz in the lead role as she plays a twenty-something girl stuck in a new environment trying to fit in as best as she can.

2. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Available on: Prime Video

Cast: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Kaya Scodelario 

This film follows the harrowing account of a single mother who was in a relationship with the infamous serial killer, Ted Bundy (Efron), around the time of his capture. When the news of several murders of young girls taking place breaks out, a composite sketch based on witness testimony leads to the arrest of Bundy.

His girlfriend at the time, Liz (Collins) has a hard time believing that the man she was in love with would be responsible for such heinous acts. It takes many years to accept the fact that Bundy was a disturbed individual and that she was lucky to get out unharmed.

This film includes a mesmerizing performance by Zac Efron and is complemented well by Lily Collins in the role of his partner. A troubling story about the horrors of the real world makes this biographical drama a very tense watch.

3. Mank

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tom Pelphrey, Arliss Howard, Tuppence Middleton

In 1940, the film studio RKO hires 24-year-old wunderkind, Orson Welles (Pelphrey), to make a movie and gives him full creative control. Welles decides to recruit alcoholic screenwriter, Herman J Mankiewicz (Oldman) to write the screenplay but ‘Mank’ does not make the process easy as his work mirrors the life of one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and is bound to ruffle his feathers, throwing the future of the film in doubt.

A true classic, the story-telling and direction of this film justifies the multiple academy award nominations it received as well as the favourably good reviews it received from all over.

4. To the Bone

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Lily Collins, Carrie Preston, Keanu Reeves, Rebekah Kennedy, Dana L. Wilson, Liana Liberato

Ellen (Collins) suffers from anorexia nervosa and struggles in life because of it. When her disorder begins to affect her family and home life, she goes into a group home and agrees to treatment from a doctor with unusual methods. With the help of her new friends and peculiar doctor, she begins to realise what she’s missing in life, and what is worth living for.

An exemplary performance by Lily Collins helps this film tell the story of an uncomfortable issue plaguing many people in this world today and how we should approach discussing it.

5. Tolkien

Available on: Disney+

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly

An in-depth look at the formative years of the famed author, J. R. R Tolkien as he surpasses many hardships in his early days to become one of the most respected and imaginative artists the world has ever seen. He makes friends, finds true love and even goes to war, all experiences that inspire him to write some of his most iconic works.

This is a wonderful biographical tale held up by some noteworthy performances by Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins as the audience gets a look into one of the greatest minds to have ever existed.

6. Love, Rosie

Available on: Apple TV+

Cast: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke, Jaime Winstone, Suki Waterhouse, Tamsin Egerton

Two best friends who grow up together and learn how to go through life together are constantly split up by various circumstances even though they deeply care for each other. The timing between them is always at odds until things finally line up years later and they get to spend the rest of their lives together.

A sweet love story that hits all the right beats in this rom-com boasting great chemistry between its two leads.

7. Stuck In Love

Available on: Prime Video

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman

The Borgens are a family going through a rough patch, with William (Kinnear) and Erica (Connelly) splitting up over three years ago leaving William to take care of their two teenage children with Erica attempting to help occasionally. Each member of the family has their own set of problems and as they push through they learn more about life and also appreciate things more.

A host of solid performances by its cast, ‘Stuck in Love’ is at times quite relatable and overall enjoyable watch with some emotional moments.

8. The Blind Side

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon

The Tuohy’s are a well to do family who come across a young African-American student named Michael Oher (Aaron) who has no real place to live or decent people he can call ‘family’. They take him in and nurture him, giving him a chance to learn and improve his life as well as get into football, a sport he shows interest in. Eventually, Michael Oher succeeds in attaining an NCAA division 1 athletic scholarship, all thanks to the efforts of his adoptive family.

Sandra Bullock is an absolute star in the film, earning her an academy award as ‘The Blind Side’ admirably depicts the true story that it is based upon.

9. The Last Tycoon

Available on: Prime Video

Cast: Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins, Dominique McElligott, Enzo Cilenti, Koen De Bouw

In 1936 Hollywood, genius producer Monroe Stahr (Bomer) is in a heated struggle for control of their studio with his mentor Pat Brady (Grammer). Throughout the series, the audience gets a look at the not so wonderful side of Hollywood, as there are shades of betrayal and corruption as the adage ‘survival of the fittest’ takes special meaning here.

A visually stunning depiction of the time, ‘The Last Tycoon’ may have lasted just one season, but it includes some great performances and brilliant cinematography.

10. Les Misérables

Available on: Prime Video

Cast: Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, David Bradley, Emma Fielding, Lily Collins

Prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean is out on parole and attempts to stay out of the clutches of the relentless Inspector Javert in post-Napoleonic France where Paris is filled with unrest and poverty and sickness. This is the television adaptation of the acclaimed Victor Hugo novel of the same name.

The mini-series received critical acclaim for the latest retelling of a story that has been told many times before. Collins garnered special praise for her performance as Fantine.

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