The Best Timothée Chalamet Movies And How To Watch Them

Timotheé Chalamet in Dune
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Over the past decade, few actors in young Hollywood have found as much success as Timothée Chalamet, and that’s saying something. Whether it’s his breakout performance in Call Me By Your Name, his emotional portrayal of a troubled youth in Beautiful Boy, or an arrogant teenager in Lady Bird, the Academy Award nominee has proven time and time again that not only is he here to stay, but he’s here to make a statement. 

With the long-awaited Dune: Part Two right around the corner, now seems like the perfect time to look at some of the best Timothée Chalamet movies and how you can watch them streaming or through other ways. Let’s dive in…

Timothee Chalamet as Willy Wonka in Wonka

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Wonka (2023)

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

In December 2023, after what seemed like years of anticipation, Paul King released his Wonka musical starring Timothée Chalamet as the iconic chocolatier. Set years before the events of the previous adaptations of Roald Dahl’s classic novel, this charming and fantastical cinematic experience followed the whimsical, optimistic, and imaginative candy maker as he attempted to make a name for himself despite the best efforts of the bitterly jealous “Chocolate Cartel.”

If you’re looking for a vibrant and enchanting performance from Chalamet, then look no further, for this surprisingly successful box office hit has it and then some more. His version of Willy Wonka, with his dreams of opening his own chocolate and changing the world, is nothing short of magical.

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Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in Dune

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Dune (2021)

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 sci-fi epic, Dune, which adapted the first half of Frank Hubert’s landmark novel of the same name, follows Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he travels to the desert planet of Arrakis as his father is put in control the formidable location. But the young and gifted future heir finds himself in a perilous situation after his family is betrayed by powerful forces, sending him into exile.

Chalamet, already an established star by the time he was cast in the lead role in Dune, became an even bigger name after his commanding performance in this sci-fi thriller. Though you could credit co-stars Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Oscar Isaac for helping the young actor in this regard, there’s no denying his on-screen presence. Expect to see more of Paul Atreides in action when the upcoming Dune: Part Two finally opens in March 2024.

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Timothee Chalamet in black and white in Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch

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The French Dispatch (2021)

IMDB Rating:7.1/10

One of the best Wes Anderson movies, 2021’s The French Dispatch essentially plays like a magazine come to life. Centering on the final issue of a fictional publication after its founder and editor (Bill Murray) passes away, the movie is split into three short films about art, life, and culture, with small interstitials peppered in between.

Timothée Chalamet pops up in the second short film, “Revisions to a Manifesto,” a black-and-white exploration of a student protest, its de facto leader Zeffirelli (Chalamet), and a journalist named Lucinda Krementz (Frances McDormand) sent in to cover the whole ordeal. Though we’re still trying to make sense of The French Dispatch ending and how this short plays into its overall message, we are certain this is a wonderful and brilliant performance by the young actor.

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Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russell as Lee and Maren in Bones And All

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Bones And All (2022) 

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Five years after working with  Luca Guadagnino on Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet teamed up with the Italian filmmaker once more for the 2022 romantic horror film, Bones and All. The movie follows Maren Yearly (Taylor Russell) and Lee (Chalamet), two young lovers and cannibals who go on a cross-country trip to find their roots. Being pursued by the eccentric and terrifying Sully (Mark Rylance), the couple learn a great deal about their respective pasts and each other.

A movie that will leave you with a lot of feelings, Bones and All is another example of Chalamet’s incredible composure and chemistry with his co-stars on screen. This may be too much for the squeamish to handle, but this is worth a watch.

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Timotheé Chalamet and his fantastic mullet in Don't Look Up.

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Don’t Look Up (2021) 

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

Adam McKay’s 2021 Netflix original film, Don’t Look Up is as funny as it is maddening and beautiful as it is terrifying with its story about two scientists (Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) as they try to warn the world that an asteroid will soon collide with Earth and wipe out all of humanity. What should be a simple task turns into anything but thanks to an uninterested media, megalomaniacal billionaires, and an incapable government.

Though he’s not at the forefront of the movie, and is only introduced partway through its runtime, this satirical comedy still features one of Timothée Chalamet’s best performances with his portrayal of a young shoplifter named Yule. Without giving too much away, the character has a big moment in the final minutes of the Don’t Look Up ending.

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Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name

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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 adaptation of André Aciman’s acclaimed coming-of-age drama, Call Me By Your Name, spends a summer following a love affair shared by 17-year-old Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), and Oliver (Armie Hammer), a 24-year-old graduate assistant working with Elio’s father. What starts off as a friendship quickly unfolds into something more, something that challenges convention and opens Elio’s young eyes to the world and his own heart.

Timothée Chalamet received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his commanding performance of the young and naive Elio, a portrayal that immediately made him one of the most-watched young actors in Hollywood and took his career to the next level with his youthful charm and vast emotional range.

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Timothée Chalamet in Lady Bird

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Lady Bird (2018)

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

Greta Gerwig’s 2017 drama Lady Bird centers on Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) as she dreams of escaping her childhood home in Sacramento, California, to move far away to a “city with culture” and attend some prestigious college. This puts her at odds with her loving yet overbearing mother, Marion McPherson (Laurie Metcalf), who means well but doesn’t want to see her daughter leave. Over the course of the year, Lady Bird’s relationships with her best friend (played by Beanie Feldstein), her crush (played by Lucas Hedges), and her love interest (played by Timothée Chalamet) are all tested as she prepares to close one chapter and start a new life far away.

Although he’s not the main focus of Lady Bird (that honor rightfully goes to Saoirse Ronan and her lights-out performance here), Chalamet makes it seem as if the Kyle Scheible character was not just written for him, but based on him. He’s so cool and confident, you can’t help but watch, even if he’s a massive jerk in this game-changing female-directed film.

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Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet in Little Women

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Little Women (2019)

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet starred in another Greta Gerwig movie, this time the 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. The main focus is on Ronan’s Josephine “Jo” March, but instead of trying to escape the doldrums of the suburbs in 2002 Sacramento, her character tries to make it as a famous writer in 19th-century New York. Told over the course of many years, the film explores Jo’s tight bond with her sisters and childhood best friend, Theodore “Laurie” Laurence (Chalamet), though she claims she needs no man to find happiness and fulfillment in life.

Some of the best scenes in Little Women are those shared by Jo and Laurie, especially the beautifully shot scene when Laurie proposes to his lifelong friend only for her to turn him down. As the scene concludes, Laurie says Jo will find someone to marry and be happy and all he’ll be able to do is watch.

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Timothee Chalamet in Interstellar

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Interstellar (2014)

IMDB Rating: 8.7/10

One of Christopher Nolan’s best movies, Interstellar follows former NASA pilot Joseph Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) as he's sent to the far reaches of space to explore what could give the citizens of a dying Earth a second shot at survival. When he embarks upon this decades-long journey into the unknown, Cooper leaves behind two young children — Murphy (Mackenzie Foy/Jessica Chastain) and Tom (Timothée Chalamet/Casey Affleck) — not knowing if he’ll see them ever again. 

Timothée Chalamet, who appears in only his second film role, doesn’t get all that much screen time in Interstellar since the main focus is on Joseph and Murphy Cooper’s father-daughter relationship, but he makes the most of what little time he gets.

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Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy

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Beautiful Boy (2018)

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Felix van Groeningen’s 2018 drama, Beautiful Boy, tells the story of a tumultuous father-son relationship shared by New York Times writer David Sheff (Steve Carell) and his son, Nicholas (Timothée Chalamet), as the former attempts to help the latter battle drug addiction. Based on two separate memoirs written by the pair, this highly-emotional story of the dangers of addiction and the undying love a father has for his son will break your heart while also giving you hope.

Carell and Chalamet are both outstanding in Beautiful Boy and make the movie something that you will find yourself thinking about long after the credits roll. At times, it seems like these aren’t two actors on a film set but a father and son making sense of life in one of the best movies on Amazon.

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Timothee Chalamet in Miss Stevens

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Miss Stevens (2016)

IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

Julia Hart’s 2016 dramedy Miss Stevens centers on high school English teacher Rachel Stevens (Lily Rabe) as she chaperones a group of students at a drama competition. While two of the students have their own problems, the third student, William “Billy” Mitman (Timothée Chalamet) is a completely different story. Inappropriate, confrontational, and unwilling to play the game of life by the rules, Billy tests Rachel during his extended weekend-long emotional breakdown. However, these various situations lead to Rachel making a breakthrough of her own.

Released one year before he became a massive star with Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet gave audiences a taste of what was to come. This is especially apparent when Billy recites an emotional monologue from Death of a Salesman after going off of his behavioral medication.

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Timothee Chalamet in The King

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The King (2019)

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

David Michôd’s 2019 war epic, The King, which is based on William Shakespeare’s Henriad tells the story of King Henry V of England (Timothée Chalamet) as he goes from an emotionally distant and uninterested heir to the throne, to a king who's left to make sense of the world following the death of his brother and father.

Although there isn’t as much action as some would have preferred, The King remains a strikingly beautiful drama held together by brilliant acting and strong writing. In addition to the outstanding performance by Chalamet, The King also boasts some great turns by Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Lily-Rose Depp, Ben Mendelsohn, and Dean-Charles Chapman.

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Selena Gomez and Timothee Chalamet in A Rainy Day in New York.

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A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

IMDB Rating: 6.5/10

The 2019 Woody Allen romantic comedy A Rainy Day in New York follows Gatsby Welles (Timothée Chalamet) and Ashleigh Enright (Elle Fanning) as they travel to the Big Apple so that Ashleigh can interview a famous movie director for their college newspaper. What starts as a romantic weekend getaway for the wide-eyed couple quickly turns into one big misadventure with each getting caught up in their own struggles apart from one another.

Both leads are phenomenal in A Rainy Day in New York, but Timothée Chalamet’s Gatsby Wells really steals the show with his ambition, boyish charm, and understanding of the ins, outs, and chaos of New York City. The supporting cast, which includes Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna, and Liev Schreiber ties both storylines together.

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Timothee Chalamet in Hot Summer Nights

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Hot Summer Nights (2017)

IMDB Rating: 6.4/10

Cape Cod isn’t the first place you typically think of when it comes to crime-infested locations, but that just happens to be the case in Elijah Bynum’s 2017 neo-noir drama Hot Summer Nights. In the movie, Daniel “Danny" Middleton (Timothée Chalamet) goes from awkward teenager to prolific pot dealer all in one summer.

Hot Summer Nights contains one of the most tried and true plot elements, a ticking clock, this time in the form of an approaching hurricane. By having a natural (disaster) deadline baked into the story, it helps add tension and move the plot along, which applies a great deal of pressure to Timothée Chalamet’s in-over-his-head character.

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Timothee Chalamet in Hostiles

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Hostiles (2017)

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

Scott Cooper’s 2017 western, Hostiles, follows Captain Joseph J. Blocker (Christian Bale) and a group of U.S. soldiers as they escort Chief Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) and his family back to their tribal lands in Montana so that he can die in peace. This proves to be no easy task for Blocker even though he’s joined by a group of trusted soldiers — Jesse Plemons, Jonathan Majors, Timothée Chalamet, and Rory Cochrane — and a vengeful widow (Rosamund Pike).

With limited screen time and a large ensemble cast, Timothée Chalamet gets lost in the shuffle a bit in Hostiles, but he takes a quality-over-quantity approach here. 

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With Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two coming to theaters in no time at all, as well as James Mangold’s upcoming music biopic about Bob Dylan in the works, it’s safe to say we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Timothée Chalamet in the future, which isn’t a bad thing at all.  

Philip Sledge
Content Writer

Philip grew up in Louisiana (not New Orleans) before moving to St. Louis after graduating from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. When he's not writing about movies or television, Philip can be found being chased by his three kids, telling his dogs to stop barking at the mailman, or chatting about professional wrestling to his wife. Writing gigs with school newspapers, multiple daily newspapers, and other varied job experiences led him to this point where he actually gets to write about movies, shows, wrestling, and documentaries (which is a huge win in his eyes). If the stars properly align, he will talk about For Love Of The Game being the best baseball movie of all time.