American actress Sarah Paulson began her career in New York City stage productions before joining Hollywood. Since breaking through, she has starred in several award-winning movies, including 12 Years A Slave, The Post, and The Goldfinch.
In spite of Sarah’s recurrent remarkable performances, the actress is often underappreciated and criminally underrated. Before being starred in multiple American Horror Story episodes, the actress had a struggling time within Hollywood before she “made it”. This comes from having humble roots to being overly humble herself, the versatile and talented actress had to climb social and hierarchical ladders to prove herself.
In Sarah’s early years, she often had to wait for years to get her desired roles. This led her to take up any project that came along her way. She believes her career took off once she landed the role of Mary Epps in the movie 12 Years A Slave. Alongside that, personal issues added to the turmoil. However, the queen of the thriller never lets any of the consequences bother or intervene in her personal life.
Although the actor remains underrated, she keeps proving herself over and over again. This includes her outstanding performances in some terrific audiovisual projects. Thanks to our favourite streamer, some are listed on Netflix. Best of Netflix has curated a list of her best five projects available on the streamer to binge and stream today. So without further ado, let’s dive in!
The five best Sarah Paulson on Netflix:
5. Run (2020)
Run is an American psychological thriller based on the life of a mother called Diane and her teenager Chloe (Kiera Allen). Paulson’s Diane has been raising her daughter in complete isolation all her life. It goes to the extent of being forbidden from the mail.
However, upon reaching the age of a teenager, Chloe soon starts realising the sinisterness of her situation. She is doubtful of the reasons for being isolated and unravels some dark secrets as she starts investigating her mother. Expert critics have commended Paulson and her co-star’s “solid acting and expertly ratcheted tension.”
Check out the trailer here and find Run to be streaming on Netflix here now!
4. Bird Box (2018)
Bird Box is a near-apocalyptic version where the Earth has been invaded by seemingly mysterious forces. The only rule we know of? If you lay your eyes on it, you die. The survivors include a small family who tries their best to avoid encountering these peculiar forces.
This family now have to set forth on a journey which they have to complete with their eyes closed as they have met with the near end of their resources. Along with Sandra Bullock, we meet Sarah Paulson in the role of Jessica, who meets her unfortunate fate and sees something that drives her insane. So insane that she ends up taking her life. Watch the trailer of Bird Box now.
The phenomenal and atypical film is streaming now on Netflix.
3. Blue Jay (2016)
As usual, exploring her versatility, Paulson showed up as Amanda in the romance drama from 2016 called Blue Jay. Directed by Alex Lehmann and based on a screenplay by Mark Duplass, the film covers former high school sweethearts Jim and Amanda, who have fallen out for over 20 years. By chance of fate, they happen to run into each other in a grocery store based in their hometown called Crestline.
The couple gets to catch up about all that has changed in the past 20 years. They find themselves in Jim’s mother’s house and take a trip back to their past. Viewers have described the journey of audiovisual excellence as nothing less than a pure and beautiful version of love, a story that narrates like a poem. If you want a wholesome watch, Paulson has you covered. Check out the trailer for this film below.
Blue Jay now streaming on Netflix!
2. Ocean’s 8 (2018)
A contemporary take on Ocean’s 11 by a brilliant cast of women. An American heist comedy that will con the viewers. If you are looking for entertainment, director Gary Ross has served it on a platter as a crew of eight women make some mad moves. Yes, they steal a diamond necklace priced at a whopping 150 million dollars right amidst the buzzing Met Gala.
Stolen straight from the neck of a renowned actress called Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway). Some brilliant individuals who starred in it along with Sarah Paulson include Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, the organiser of the heist. Others include Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling, James Corden, Katie Holmes, and Dakota Fanning. The film sure did all kinds of name-dropping, what the beloved franchise is known for.
Ocean’s 8 now streaming on Netflix here!
1. Ratched (2020)
Nurse Mildred Ratched is quite a pot stirrer. Her character is witty, funny, and awfully dark at times. Sarah Paulson plays the role of a fearless nurse and executes it in the best way possible. The series consists of one season so far, and Netflix has recently announced the return of this badass nurse as season 2 is coming soon. She and Edmund Tolleson are siblings who met in the world of foster.
Tolleson gets convicted for several counts of manslaughter and is kept in solitary whilst her sister figures out a way to set him free. The plot is underlined with twisted plot twists and situated amidst a much darker abyss. Definitely a must-watch for psychological horror and thriller lovers. Watch the trailer for the first season below.
Ratched is streaming on Netflix for you to binge next weekend now!