1. Call Me By Your Name (2017)
It’s no surprise that Timothée Chalamet got an Oscar nomination in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Elio Perlman in this iconic coming of age drama that is based on the struggles of being a part of the LGBTQ community. Directed by Luca Guadagnino, ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is a film adaption of a book by the same name, written by André Aciman.
Rated 7.9 on IMDb, the film is built on the love story of two gay men, Oliver, played by Armie Hammer, and Chamalet as Elio Perlman, who couldn’t get their happy ending because of societal norms and prevalent homophobia.
The movie’s last scene ends with Elio breaking down in front of the fireplace after learning that the man he is in love with is now married to a woman. This specific sequence, in addition to the fact that both lead actors were straight in real life, speaks volumes of their talent and makes this movie a must watch!
2. Little Women (2019)
Directed by Greta Gerwig and based on the book by Louisa May Alcott, this film takes us into the life of March sisters, Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Amy (Florence Pugh), Meg (Emma Watson), Beth (Eliza Scanlen) as they navigate through womanhood.
Rated 7.8 on IMDb and 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie portrays Timothée Chalamet as a troubled young man, Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence who is in love with his best friend.
The highlight of Chalamet’s acting in the movie is when a distressed Laurie professes his love to Jo only to find out she does not share the same feelings. In the end, he finds love in Jo’s sister, Amy who he learns, fancied him all her life.
3. Ladybird (2017)
Directed by Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird is a coming of age indie drama that stars Saoirse Ronan in the lead alongside her Little Women co-star, Timotheé Chalamet as Kyle Scheible, a mysterious hunk who doesn’t think much of the world.
Ronan plays the role of Christine ”Lady Bird” McPherson, who has a tumultuous relationship with her mom and tries to fit in as she comes of age, only to realize that the ‘fuss’ of being cool when you’re an adult is nothing. She is immediately taken by Kyle and tries too hard to impress him while an unbothered Kyle reads his way through the movie.
Rated 7.4 on IMDb, the movie isn’t exactly Chalamet’s best work, but his sarcastic attitude and the film’s realistic approach makes it a must watch for Millenials.
4. Beautiful Boy (2018)
Another must watch for Millenials, Beautiful Boy unfolds the story of Nicolas Sheff, a teenager who had it all before getting caught up in the chaos of meth addiction. Directed by Felix Van Groeningin, the movie stars Steve Carell as David Sheff, Nicolas’ father who is torn between figuring out how to help his child and where he went wrong.
Timothée Chalamet as a teen Sheff does a beautiful job in portraying the struggles of addiction while juggling high school and family’s expectations. An adaption of the best-selling memoirs from Sheff’s father and son, the movie accounts for their inspiring journey of recovery, relapse, and survival..
Rated 7.3 on IMDb, Beautiful Boy also stars Amy Ryan, Maura Tierney, Timothy Hutton among the others.
5. The King (2019)
Netflix’s historical drama, The King, directed by David Michod saw Timothée Chamalet taking on a very different role as the chivalrous King Henry V. Starring alongside the likes of Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, and Lily-Rose Depp, Chalamet’s impeccable acting as a young brooding King makes him look nothing like the sweet boy from Little Women.
Set in 15th century England, the film follows Prince Hal’s journey from being unconcerned gallivant to navigating his life through war, deceit, and politics after taking up the throne of England, following the death of his ruthless father, King Henry IV.
Rated 7.2 on IMDb, The King features some of the most notable battle scenes and outstanding dialogue delivery, including King Henry V’s speech before battling against The Dauphin, heir to the french throne (portrayed by Robert Pattinson) in ‘The Battle of Agincourt.’
6. Hostiles (2017)
Although Timothée Chalamet’s role was small in this Scott Cooper directorial, his appearance was just an example of his versatility as an actor.
Sporting a cowboy look, Chalamet played the role of Pvt. Phillipe De Jardin, who accompanies army Captain Joseph J Blocker (enacted by Christian Bale) on his quest to escort an ailing Cheyenne war chief through dangerous lands inhabited by Comanches and outlaws, back to their homeland.
Rated 7.2 on IMDb, this western drama stars the likes of Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Ben Foster, Rory Cochrane etc.
Timothée Chalamet’s Upcoming Movies
Having worked in some of the most critically acclaimed movies, there’s no looking back for Timothée Chalamet. The 24 year old is featuring as one of the leads in two big projects, Dune, a sci-fi adventure, and a comic drama, The French Dispatch, both scheduled to release in 2021.
Taking up the role of Paul Atreides in Dune, it will be exciting to watch Chalamet work with the dynamics of another very talented actress, Zendaya, as he ”leads nomadic tribes in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis.” Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, and Oscar Isaac also star in this Denis Villeneuve directorial.
Coming from the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel, The French Dispatch will feature Timothée sporting a pencil moustache as Zefirelli, alongside Academy Award winner Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Benicio Del Toro, and more.
The official synopsis of the movie reads, ”A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in ‘The French Dispatch Magazine”’