Are you a Marvel fan and happen to fall in love with Yelena from Black Widow? We have got you covered. Florence Pugh (Yelena) is an English actress who made her debut film The Falling (2014) However, her career really took off with an outstanding performance once she played the role of a violent young bride in Lady Macbeth in the year 2016. Within the short span of her career, she has managed to successfully establish herself as one of the most versatile actresses in the face of the contemporary film industry.
For her profile on Harper’s Bazaar, she elaborated how she loved to take on roles of women who refused to be limited by societal expectations and stereotypes. Pugh has already managed to get an Oscar nomination for the role of best-supporting actress for her incredible role in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women a tale we all love and cherish.
Like her bio on Instagram whispers ‘actor with a weirdly low voice,’ she suffers from a condition called tracheomalacia which makes her more susceptible to catching bronchitis and other respiratory infections. However, she continues to take on challenging projects and proves from time to time that the world is in grave need of more from this talented artist.
Want to see more of her on your nearest screens and beloved streamer? We have curated a list of her three best films that you can find on Netflix. So without further ado, let’s look at her best movies.
The 3 best Florence Pugh films to watch on Netflix
3. Lady Macbeth (2016)
The very film proved to be a turning point in Pugh’s career as a showstopper. She plays the role of Katherine who is stuck in a loveless marriage to a very inhumane man with a bitter nature almost twice her age. Before we get deeper into the plot, it is important to know that the story sets place in rural England in the year 1865. This means women are practically powerless when it comes to deciding who they want to be or what they want to do with their own lives. Although she put up with her violent husband for a long time, things changed when she fell upon an affair filled with the fire of passion.
Something came onto Katherine that made her refuse to accept anything she did not want. The wind beneath her wings had set sail and she was ready to fly with it. Watch this rather riveting story of a strong young woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Check out the trailer here!
2. Midsommar (2019)
Unfortunately, this film is not available on Netflix in every country, but if you are lucky you have it where you are! Detail-oriented creator Ari Aster made this film starring Florence Pugh as Dani, a woman troubled with the psychological trauma she bore from her previous relationship and Christian (Jack Reynor), her partner.
With a very unique plot, yet a quintessential beginning set within a love filled with conflict, the couple decides to visit their friend’s ancestral commune with hopes to rekindle the joys of their partnership. However, things take an odd turn. As the couple take part in the popular midsummer festival based in the rural town of Sweden, the beautiful retreat soon get more and more violent and turns into a ‘bizarre’ competition as they find themselves amidst a pagan cult. Begin with the trailer here, do not miss out on this one!
1. Little Women (2019)
Safe to say that this was not the first adaptation of Little Women nor will it be the last. But what sets it apart includes a versatile cast, breathtaking sets, and Greta Gerwig’s one-of-a-kind direction and framing. ‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott is a book with a complex storyline that follows the lives of four women, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. One of our most beloved classics was treated with generosity in this adaptation beginning from costume design to screenplay.
Let’s get into the plot, wherein in the years after Civil War, we see Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) settled in the city of New York and working as a writer whilst her sister Amy (Florence Pugh) is after the more classical version of art, painting, and studying in Paris. During this Amy gets to meet Theodore (Timothee Chalamet) who was her childhood crush but had happened to propose to Jo. But Jo decides to reject it.
On the other hand, we see the eldest of the sibling Meg (Emma Watson) is married to a schoolteacher. Finally, we come to the shyest of the sisters, Beth (Eliza Scanlen), who falls victim to a rather devastating sickness which brings the family back together. The screen is blessed with a few of the most talented young actors of our times along with sensations like Meryl Streep and Laura Dern in supporting roles. Do not miss out on this masterpiece.