The 10 Best Joey King Movies And TV Shows, Ranked

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She may only be 23, but Joey King has an extensive catalog of films that rivals many before it. She has been acting professionally since 2008 when she was only 9 years old. King has starred in movies and TV shows in a wide variety of genres. She’s performed alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names, all while standing up for herself.

She enjoyed much more mainstream success and recognition directing Netflix’s teen romantic comedy, The kissing booth, and its two sequels. His last role in High-speed train continued to show off her incredible range as an actress.

With so many roles ahead of her and a broad career in sight, the young star clearly has a lot to offer. Here are Joey King’s 10 best roles to date, ranked.

ten. Wish on

Wish on is one of the few supernatural projects in King’s filmography, and it’s one of his best performances in a horror role. She plays the role of a girl named Clare who is depressed and traumatized. She receives a music box from her father who dives into the trash as a birthday present and discovers that the box can grant seven wishes. Things seem to be going well for her as she begins to make wishes, but she soon realizes that for every wish granted, someone around her must die. While the film received less than favorable reviews, King was praised for her stellar performance as an actress.

9. Princess

While most period pieces tend to fall into the dramatic or romantic genre, Princess is an action thriller. King’s character, known only as The Princess, is a badass sword-wielding fighter who sets out to save her family and her kingdom when her home is forcibly taken over by her abandoned fiancé. The film received negative reviews due to its simple and weak plot, but many fans enjoyed the fun action scenes and corny dialogue.

8. Conspiracy

Conspiracy is one of the most popular horror films of the decade and part of the hit film franchise. The original film takes place in the Perron house which is haunted by a malevolent spirit. The family enlists Ed and Lorraine Warren, a couple of demonologists to help them get rid of the spirit. King plays Christine Perron, one of the owners’ children, and she gives a compelling performance in the role.

seven. Radium Girls

King plays a militant and strong-willed factory worker in this adaptation of the Radium Girls story. She plays the role of Bessie, who works with her sister in a watch dial painting factory. When one of the girls dies and Bessie’s sister falls ill, they realize the factory workers are at risk of radium poisoning. Leading the charge, Bessie launches a campaign to bring down the company. Radium Girls received favorable reviews from critics, and King’s moving performance was praised.

6. Ramona and Beezus

One of King’s most memorable roles was that of Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus. King stars alongside Selena Gomez, who plays his older sister, Beatrice. Ramona is a third-grade student with a wild imagination that often gets her into trouble but also allows her to make an adventure out of any scenario she finds herself in. Ramona and Beezus is a feel-good family film that has earned a ton of devoted fans to this day, many of whom still consider it King’s breakout role.

5. The in-between

King stars as a teenage girl dealing with the death of her boyfriend in The in-between. Tessa and her boyfriend had a car accident. During her death, she survived, leaving her depressed and alone. When she begins to see and feel him around her, she realizes that her soul is in a dimension called “the in-between”. The film is a tragic romance, and despite mixed reviews from critics, King was praised for her heartbreaking performance.

4. The kissing booth

by Netflix The kissing booth The series is undeniably one of Joey King’s most recognizable works. She stars as Elle Evans in this teen romantic comedy. She’s a teenager who falls in love with her best friend’s brother, which puts a strain on every relationship involved. The kissing booth was fun and quirky and delivered on its promise: a fun and lighthearted teen romance. Many fans still agree that the first movie in the trilogy is the most superior offering, and King’s acting has received plenty of praise.

3. Fargo

Although primarily a movie star, Joey King starred in the first season of the dark comedy anthology series, Fargo, as Greta Grimly, the daughter of Gus Grimly and Molly Solverson, two city cops. The show was inspired by the movie, Fargo, created by the Coen brothers, and they came on board the series as executive producers. The show received numerous accolades and awards over its four seasons, and King’s role in the first season was well received.

2. High-speed train

Joey King stars as the Prince, a manipulative and lucky schoolgirl, in this action comedy. High-speed train features an ensemble cast including Brad Pitt, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and many more. The film takes place on a fictional bullet train in Japan where many assassins clash when they realize their missions are all connected. Even among seasoned acting talent, King held his own and delivered a stellar performance.

1. The act

King’s Role as Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu’s True Crime Series, The act, earned him Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and SAG nominations. King stars as Gypsy, a young girl with cancer who lives with her overprotective mother. As Gypsy and her mother struggle with the young girl’s quest for independence, things take a dark turn. Gypsy discovers secrets her mother has been keeping, including a case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. The act received much critical acclaim and is widely considered King’s finest acting performance.