15 Greatest Anna Kendrick Movies You Need To See This Year

Ann Kendrick is one of the leading stars of the new generation Hollywood. She has appeared in some of the biggest and most acclaimed movies since the turn of this decade. Having started her career in theatre in 1998 before getting her movie debut almost a decade later, she has been one of our most loved actors in recent times. Here are Anna Kendrick movies you need to see.

Greatest Anna Kendrick Movies To See

1. Up in the Air (2009)

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Ryan works for an HR consultancy firm and his job specification is to fly around the USA and help employers sack the employees they don’t have the guts to sack. He has a special philosophy that man should live a burdenless life and life free of attachments.

He would meet a lady (Alex- Vera Farmiga) on his regular travels and develop a relationship with her. His company attaches a young lady Natalie played by Ann Kendrick with him. These two would have him question his philosophy about a life free of attachments.

2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

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This is one of Anna Kendrick Movies; it follows a musician named Scott (Michael Cera) who has a sturdy relationship with his girlfriend, Knives. He, however, dumps her for his dream turn to reality girl Ramona. He does all he can to get Ramona and she eventually agrees to date him on the condition that he battles all of Ramona’s exes. Anna Kendrick plays the role of Stacey Pilgrim, the titular Character’s sibling.

3. 50/50 (2011)

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The movie follows the life of 27-year-old Adam who has just been diagnosed with cancer and reads on the internet that his kind of cancer gives him a 50/50 chance of surviving.

The movie shows how his girlfriend begins to distance herself from him; how his best friend Kyle stays with him all through the ordeal in an unconventional but loving way, and how he meets and fall in love with Kathrine, an amateur therapist played by Kendrick. The movie basically touches how life can change after being diagnosed with cancer and the opportunities for a new life that lies in it.

4. Pitch Perfect (2012)

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Beca Mitchell played by Kendrick is a freshman at Barden University hoping to be a music producer. She is coached by the Barden Bellas and told them she could sing until she is discovered by one of them while she is singing in the bathroom.

After much persuasion, she decides to join. Becca with a new set of singers will turn around the all-female group Barden Bellas from its old school type of music and rules into the new school mash-up singing that eventually gets them the much coveted Acapella national Championship.

5. What To Expect When You Are Expecting (2012)

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Another thriller and one of Anna Kendrick Movies; it follows the lives of five couples all in different stages of marriages and relationships and how they deal with the incoming of a baby into the family whether adopted or being birthed and even a miscarriage. Ann Kendrick plays Rosie Brennan who gets pregnant unexpectedly and miscarried the baby.

6. Drinking Buddies (2013)

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The movie follows two friends, Luke  (Jake Johnson)  and Kate (Olivia Wilde) who work at a distillery where they play around and drink all day. The two decide to go on a double date and bring their significant others. Luke comes with Jill (Anna Kendrick) while Kate comes with Chris (Ron Livingston).

The four of them had fun together and Chris asks the other couple to join him and Kate at his parent’s cottage for the weekend. Luke and Kate spend their day at home together and eventually went skinny dipping together while Jill and Chris go hiking into the forest and shares a kiss. Relationships would break and friends will depart as each tries to find the meaning of love and find ways to love his/her spouse.

7. Into The Woods (2014)

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Into the woods is a blend of stories and characters from Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack, and The Bean Stalk and Little Red Riding Hood.

The plots were collapsed in such a way that each of the stories run parallel until they meet up with the central plot of a couple that had been made childless by a witch who told them to get the materials that made these people’s story special like Cinderella’s glass slipper, Little Red’s hood, Jack’s magic beans, and Rapunzel’s long hair. Ann Kendrick plays Cinderella’s character.

8. The Last Five Years (2014)

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The last five years explores the last half-decade of couple Jamie Wallerstein (Jeremy Jordan) and Cathy Hiatt (Anna Kendrick). The movie is shown as they individually give an account of their love life together, Cathy telling it from the end to the first day they met while Wallerstein picks it from the start to the finish. This movie is a musical movie as the couple tells the story with music and songs.

9. Pitch Perfect II (2015)

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It is the second movie of the Pitch Perfect franchise and follows up from the debut movie. After the embarrassment that happened in front of the president of the United States where Fat Amy’s pants tore, the Bellas are disqualified and suspended from the ICCA. They decide to strike a deal with the organizers to be reinstated should they win the World Accapella Championship.

The movie follows the hardship and intimidation they went through before becoming triumphant. Ann Kendrick plays Beca Mitchell, lead vocal of the Bellas.

10. Trolls (2016)

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Trolls is an animated movie that shows the life of trolls as always happy creatures until they are captured by Bergens that are always sad creatures who eat these trolls to get some form of happiness. After the trolls escape into an underground chamber, they live their every day happy lives though they are often warned by a not-so-happy troll named Branch about how their partying can bring back the troll-eating monsters.

Branch’s warning comes into reality and many trolls are kidnapped by a Bergen. Now, Poppy (Voiced by Anna Kendrick) with the help of Branch has to save them from Bergen Town.

11. The Accountant (2016)

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Christain Wolfe (Ben Affleck) is a forensic accountant with Altruism. After being contacted by siblings ‘The Blackburns’ to conduct an in-house forensic audit, Chris finds out that there is a discrepancy in the money of the company. The chief financial officer of the company is found dead and it is presumed that he killed himself so he won’t be disgraced for embezzling the company’s money.

Chris who likes to finish every work he starts is in total turmoil as he is dismissed. After that, Chris is almost brought down by an assassin because he might know too much about the firm. Now, Chris has to get to the bottom of the whole case and find out what is really wrong while evading the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the whole process. Anna Kendrick plays the role of Dana Cummings, one of the employees of The Blackburns – the in-house accountant of the firm.

12. Get A Job (2016)

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Get a job follows the life of four young college graduates as they deal with the process of getting jobs in the modern American world. It also shows how a middle age citizen after working for 2 decades has to go through the rigorous process of looking for a new job and how in the end, all that is well ends well with the new jobs, new business. Kendrick plays Jullian Stewart, a 22year old college graduate.

13. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

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Mike (Adam DeVine) and Dave (Zac Efron)’s ad about needing ladies to follow them to their sister’s wedding goes viral on Craigslist. They need girls to follow them as dates because their family believes it would make them responsible at the wedding and stop them from frolicking around at family events.

Enters Tatiana (Aubrey Plaza) and Alice (Anna Kendrick) who needs the money being offered because they had just been fired for showing up to work drunk. The brothers pick the ladies for the Hawaiian wedding and all of them begin showing their true characters almost ruining the marriage ceremony and in the end, they saved the day.

14. Table 19 (2017)

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This one of Anna Kendrick movies, it shows how 6 people who had been placed on a not-so-good table at a wedding had discussed their reasons for coming to the party. The party goes from being wack for them to bonding them to taking them on an adventure to steal a cake from another wedding to replace the one which they had mistakenly destroyed and led them to become close family friends. Ann Kendrick plays Eloise McGarry, the ex-girlfriend of the groom’s brother.

See Also: 15 of The Finest Harrison Ford Movies You Need To See

15. A Simple Favor (2018)

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A simple favor goes wrong as Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) is asked by the mother of her son’s friend Emily (Blake Lively) to help babysit her son Nicky for a few days while she sorts out some work crisis.

The two days favor turns sour as Stephanie has been dragged and framed for the sudden disappearance of Emily which she knows nothing about. A series of stories about Emily keeps popping as the story progresses while no one knows whether she is dead or decides to hide.

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