5 Best of Saoirse Ronan


Mary Stewart in Mary Queen of Scots (2018)


Based on John Guy's 2004 biography Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart.


Mary Stuart returns to Scotland in order to claim her rightful throne. She attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, but finds herself condemned to years of imprisonment.













Susie Salmon in The Lovely Bones (2009)


Based on Alice Sebold's award-winning and bestselling 2002 novel of the same name.


Susie, a 14-year-old girl, gets murdered, but she refuses to move on since she has unfinished business. Her spirit continues to watch over her family trying to reveal her murderer's name to them.






Jo March in Little Women (2019)


It is the seventh film adaptation of the 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. It chronicles the lives of the March sisters—Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth—in Concord, Massachusetts, during the 19th century.


While the March sisters enter the threshold of womanhood, they go through many ups and downs in life and endeavour to make important decisions that can affect their future.








Christine in Lady Bird (2017)


In 2002, Christine McPherson is a senior at a Catholic high school in Sacramento, California. She gives herself the name "Lady Bird" and longs to attend a prestigious college in "a city with culture" somewhere on the east coast, despite her family's financial struggles. Her mother, Marion, often tells her that she is ungrateful for what she has. Lady Bird and her best friend, Julie, join their school theater program, where Lady Bird develops a crush on classmate Danny O'Neill. This grows into a romantic relationship, and Lady Bird disappoints Marion by spending her last Thanksgiving before graduation with Danny's wealthy family instead of her own.



Charlotte Murchison in Ammonite (2020)


Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife.











Hanna Heller in Hanna (2011)


Hanna Heller is a fifteen-year-old girl who lives with her father, Erik, in rural northern Finland. Since the age of two, Hanna has been trained by Erik, an ex-CIA operative from Germany, to be a skilled assassin. Erik knows a secret that cannot become public and Marissa Wiegler, a senior CIA officer, searches for him in order to eliminate him.

Erik has trained Hanna with the intent that she will kill Marissa.









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