Alicia Silverstone was born in San Francisco on October 4, 1976. She began her career at the very young age of six. It was when her father took her pictures that ultimately led to her landing multiple television ads. Alicia transitioned to filmmaking after appearing as a guest on The Wonder Years (1988) as a “dream girl.” She got her first role in 19993 in the movie The Crush, which critics didn’t take well, but it wowed its intended target – teenagers. The role even won Alicia the 1994 MTV Movie Award for “Best Villain.”
However, her breakthrough appearance was when she got a role in the movie Clueless (1995). Alicia was acclaimed as the “lady of the hour” and identified as the new generation’s voice. Silverstone has explored several genres and various roles over the years. Although she didn’t appear as a leading lady in many movies, Alicia gave us an unending number of classics to watch. Here’s the compiled list of the top 10 best Alicia Silverstone movies of all time to celebrate her work.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Amy Heckerling
Writer: Amy Heckerling
IMDb Rating: 6.9
Runtime: 1 hr.37 mins
The 1995 American comedy-drama Clueless is partially based on Emma, a book by Jane Austen published in 1815. It is regarded as among the best teen movies of all time and has gotten favorable reviews from critics. The film gained a cult following, and its legacy is still going strong.
Shallow, wealthy, and well-adjusted Cher(Alicia) is at the peak of the pecking chain at her Beverly Hills high school. So Cher, who sees herself as a matchmaker, persuades two professors to start dating.
Blast from the Past
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Hugh Wilson
Writer: Bill Kelly, Hugh Wilson
IMDb Rating: 6.7
Runtime: 1 hr.52 mins
It’s an American fantasy drama that received mixed reviews from critics and earned $40.3 million against its $35 million budget. According to critics, it was a cute idea but not as funny as it was supposed to be.
Following living 35 years in a nuclear fallout cover, a gullible man returns to the world. He meets Eve(Alicia), who helps him with everything.
The Art of Getting By
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Gavin Wiesen
Writer: Gavin Wiesen
IMDb Rating: 6.5
Runtime: 1 hr.23 mins
This American comedy-drama was not successful in winning the audience. The Art of Getting By grossed only $2 million compared to its $4 million budget. At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the film had its world premiere under Homework.
It’s a story about Sally, a popular but troubled girl, who befriends George, a depressed and fatalistic youngster. He has gotten it to his final year without really having worked a day in his life. Sally sees in George a similar spirit. Alicia will be seen as a supporting actress in the movie.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Jim Field Smith
Writer: Jason Micallef
IMDb Rating: 6.2
Runtime: 1 hr.30 mins
The movie is allegedly a spoof of the Democratic primaries for president in 2008. However, the film’s direction in terms of humor and satire, and the performances by the ensemble cast, drew mixed reviews from critics.
A foster child finds her aptitude for butter carving and is put up against a competitive local woman in a yearly competition. In the movie, Alicia has a supporting role.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Writer: Sergio Casci, Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
IMDb Rating: 6.0
Runtime: 1 hr.48 mins
The Lodge is a psychological horror story. Critics gave the movie largely favorable reviews, with many applauding the acting, directing, storyline, and horror themes. In addition, the film won the Diagonale Cinematography Award for Best Cinematography in a Fiction Feature.
A soon-to-be stepmother gets stranded in a rural vacation hamlet with her fiancé’s two kids. The trio’s relationships heal just as some unusual and unsettling things happen. If you are a fan of Alicia, you can find her in a supporting role in the film.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Writer: Mark Mills
IMDb Rating: 6.0
Runtime: 1 hr.46 mins
It’s a comedy film that the audience thinks is a fun diversion with a silly premise. Unfortunately, upon its release, the film grossed only $12 million.
On the night of a European tour, a rock band frontman vanished into thin air. When Nat (Alicia), an accomplished bass player, is brought in to fill the gap, things start to fall into place.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director: Gavin Grazer
Writer: Joe Wein, Max Wein
IMDb Rating: 5.9
Runtime: 1 hr.35 mins
It’s an American comedy movie, Scorched, that didn’t do well at the box office. Critics were not happy about its plot but satisfied with the performance of an ensemble cast.
In the movie Scorched, multiple irate bank employees, including bank teller Sheila (Alicia), attempt to loot the same bank. The twist is nobody knows about other employees’ plans to rob the bank.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Alan Shapiro
Writer: Alan Shapiro
IMDb Rating: 5.8
Runtime: 1 hr.29 mins
This American psychological thriller from 1993 quickly gained cult status. Additionally, in the 1990s and 2000s, it also impacted numerous thriller and suspense films. It was Alicia’s first movie, through which people recognized her as a big talent.
After rejecting a 14-year-old girl’s (Alicia) advances for sexual purposes, the writer finds himself the unwanted center of attention. While she goes on to ruin his life even more.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Marco Brambilla
Writer: Max D. Adams, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
IMDb Rating: 5.3
Runtime: 1 hr.41 mins
It’s an American comedy movie that garnered favorable and unfavorable reviews from critics. But, interestingly, Excess Baggage’s screenplay won the inaugural Austin Film Festival Screenplay Contest.
A rebellious teen(Alicia) pretends to be kidnapped but unintentionally becomes the victim of a genuine abduction.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Writer: Anthony Horowitz
IMDb Rating: 5.1
Runtime: 1 hr.33 mins
It is a 2006 action-spy movie modeled on the 2000 novel Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. Critics gave Stormbreaker mixed reviews praising the cast’s performance. Whereas Alicia will be seen all in her glory as a supporting actress.
A 14-year-old student is coerced into a mission by the Special Operations Division of the UK’s top-secret intelligence agency. According to the agency, this mission is going to save a lot of lives.