The 10 Best Lupita Nyong'o Movies, Ranked

Nyong'o's haunting portrayal of Patsy earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, marking a poignant depiction of slavery's atrocities.

12 Years a Slave (2013)

In Jordan Peele's horror thriller, Nyong'o delivers a dual performance that's both chilling and masterful, demonstrating her range as Adelaide Wilson and her terrifying doppelganger.

Us (2019)

As Maz Kanata, Nyong'o brings wisdom and intrigue to the Star Wars universe, blending motion capture with compelling storytelling.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Continuing her role, Nyong'o's Maz Kanata plays a pivotal part in guiding the new heroes of the saga, adding depth to the evolving narrative.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

In this prequel to the original, Nyong'o shines in a role that explores human resilience amidst an alien invasion, showcasing her ability to convey intense emotions in a silent world.

A Quiet Place: Day One (2024) 

Nyong'o lends her voice to Raksha, the protective wolf mother, bringing warmth and gravitas to Jon Favreau's live-action adaptation.

The Jungle Book (2016)

As Nakia, Nyong'o embodies strength and grace, contributing significantly to the cultural impact and narrative richness of Marvel's groundbreaking film.

Black Panther (2018)

In this action thriller, Nyong'o's role as a flight attendant adds depth to the suspense, demonstrating her ability to enhance even smaller roles with her presence.

Non-Stop (2014)

Nyong'o returns in the sequel to further develop Nakia's character, navigating Wakanda's future amidst profound loss and renewal.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

Nyong'o showcases her action skills alongside an ensemble cast, proving her versatility in the espionage genre despite the film's box office challenges.

The 355 (2022) 

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