Mila Kunis began her acting career with an episode in the ’90s TV show Days of Our Lives. She rose to fame with her entertaining role of Jackie Burkhart in the popular sitcom That ’70s Show. Over the years, Kunis has starred in many amazing movies, proving her acting talent and she is one of the A-list actresses of Hollywood.
Mila Kunis is often famed as an actress who chose her roles to be quite different in every movie, no matter if the role is a short one. This Ukrainian-born American actress was passionate for acting since childhood which led her to take up acting classes as an after-school activity. Kunis worked in several commercials and TV serials before making it big at the Silver screen.
Here we have listed and ranked all of her best films, including the two sitcom serials that Kunis started her career with, so you know which one to re-watch first!
That 70’s show
The coming-of-age drama about a group of teenagers handling their mishaps. Kunis stars as the spoiled rich, selfish and immature, Jackie Burkhart. The 1998-2006 series was set in the 1970s and won the Emmy primetime award.
The 1999-2018 animated series about a family of five plus two dogs. Kunis voices as one of the children Meg Griffin. The audiences loved the comic series for its clean comedy and funniest drama which won itself 3 Emmy and 3 Annie Awards. The series was the 6th longest running of all the dramas of the US.
Friends with Benefits (2011)
A huge hit at the box office, this charming romantic comedy is an all-time Mila Kunis fan-favorite. Kunis plays the role of Jamie, who is friends with benefits with Dylan, an art dealer whom she tries to relocate to New York. But since when has that worked out, right? The two end up falling in love! The audiences and critics loved the chemistry that the two artists carried through the film, receiving nominations for People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards
Black Swan (2010)
In this Oscar-nominated psychological drama, Mila Kunis plays the dark supporting role of the black swan, Lily, the competitor of the white swan, Nina, played by Natalie Portman, who was also nominated for Best Actress. In the movie, Lily acts as Nina’s alter-ego, as the latter struggles with her sanity. Kunis’s passionate and bold acting infused with psychological chills was greatly appreciated by the viewers. The film went on to receive five nominations at the Academy Awards under the categories, Best Picture, Actress, Cinematography, Director and Film editing. The dark performance of Mila Kunis remains to be one of her most exotic performance till date.
Kunis plays John’s girlfriend, Lori, whom he is absolutely smitten with. But things get complicated when she finds out about Ted, the talking teddy bear he has been living with, who also turns out to be his best friend! A comedy story that follows Ted reuniting Lori and John. The film opened to a great start on the Box office from around the world and even went on to receive the nomination for the Best original score at the Academy’s.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
After being dumped by his actress girlfriend, a devastated Peter travels to Hawaii to get over her, but he comes face-to-face with his ex and her new boyfriend. Kunis plays the hotel receptionist who helps Peter out of the mess. Kunis made a mark in this flick which went on to be the funniest film of 2008.
Bad Moms (2016)
We all need a break sometimes, especially when you’re a working mom with two little kids. Kunis plays the lead overworked and stressed out mom who joins two other “bad” moms to have some long-ignored but much-needed party fun. This very relatable movie even has a sequel: A Bad Moms Christmas, which is also all about shedding the responsibility of a workaholic mom. Receiving Best Comedy film at the People’s Choice Awards and a classy performance by Kunis on her character of a ‘break-craving’ mom is something to look forward. It did fall on the negative critics on grounds of few unsettled motherhood moments but remains to be a great sitcom of girl-power comedy with some hilarious and weird spontaneity.
The Book of Eli (2010)
Kunis plays the role of Solara, who is tasked with seducing Eli, played by Denzel Washington, but instead decides to join him in his quest to find and protect a sacred book, in this post-apocalyptic action drama. This dystopian drama leaves you to ponder over till the end. Certainly not one great movie of Kunis’ but critically appraised for its surprising storyline and the performances of the artists.
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Kunis plays the role of Theodora, the good witch of the North, who later becomes the wicked witch of the West, when betrayed by the fraud magician, Oz, played by James Franco, in this modern prequel to the Disney classic, released in 1939 under the same name. The film was loved for its high-grade fantasy and VFX and became one of the highest grossing films of 2013. Kunis was exemplary applauded for her work which also earned her MTV Movie Award for Best Villain.
Third Person (2013)
The movie follows three parallel stories of love and betrayal. Kunis plays an ex-opera actress, now a hotel maid trying to get her six-year-old son back from the custody of her ex-husband, played by James Franco. Although the film failed to impress the viewers due to its confusing storyline but the ensemble cast made a mark with their performances. The story of love, passion, and betrayal that is considered Paul Haggis’s (Director) overripe drama.
Date Night (2010)
Kunis pairs up with James Franco once again as she plays “Whippit,” the wife of “Taste” Felton, an eccentric couple who had made a reservation but ended up not going. Another couple, starred by Steve Carell and Tina Fey, mistaken to be them, go through some pretty complicated situations when all they wanted was to have a hot “date night”. The movie revolves around Carrell and Fey’s character and Kunis together with James Franco made quite an exemplary attempt to woo the audience with the laughter moments.
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
Starring alongside the funny Kate McKinnon, Kunis plays Audrey, a woman in her thirties who discovers that her ex-boyfriend is a spy. She teams up with her best friend to go on a journey to Europe in order to complete his mission. The film has its funniest moments and some fine action sequences putting it on the mixed response from the critics but the actress duo presented fine comic performances. The film earned People’s Choice Awards for Best Comic Movie.
Moving McAllister (2007)
A law firm intern, Rick Robinson tries to impress his boss, Mr. McAllister, by doing him a favor. Kunis plays the boss’s bratty niece, Michelle, who Rick is tasked to travel with from Miami to LA. On the road, Rick and Michelle begin to fall in love while encountering many eccentrics along the way. The film didn’t do much at the Box Office, although, is a fun-watch.
Mila Kunis plays a sexy con artist, Cindy, who joins the factory as a temp after reading about a worker’s mishap in an article by accident. This Mike Judge film is hilariously entertaining through and through, with some great performances by the ensemble cast. The film fell on mixed reviews, calling it the most disappointing comedy movie on one hand and the funniest movie of the 2009 summer by some on the other hand.