Harry Styles movies ranked, from best to worst

There aren't many to choose from, but our Harry Styles movies ranked goes through the celebrated popstar's roles, from the MCU to Christopher Nolan

Harry Styles movies

What is the best Harry Styles movie? OK, we know there’s not many to choose from, but we just love making lists and forcing movies to compete against one another for a fictional crown.

Somewhere between his time in One Direction and forging his own solo music career, Harry Styles also managed to break into Hollywood and bag some pretty big roles. When he’s not touring the planet as a beloved popstar, Styles has shown up in new movies for the MCU and worked with Christopher Nolan – not bad going, really.

Styles also has two more films to add to his filmography this year – the drama movies Don’t Worry Darling and My Policeman. Here’s our attempt at ranking the Harry Styles movies. Let me tell you, reader, it was pretty easy to pick the winner here.

Harry Styles movies ranked, from best to worst:

  • Dunkirk
  • Don’t Worry Darling
  • Eternals
  • My Policeman

Harry Styles movies ranked: Harry Styles in Dunkirk

Dunkirk (2017)

Eyebrows were certainly raised when esteemed director Christopher Nolan revealed he had cast popstar Harry Styles in an epic war movie, with Styles having no prior acting experience. Surely it would be weird to see such a recognisable celebrity in the midst of such a sensitive historical story?

Well, somewhat surprisingly, Styles gives a really strong, convincing performance. So much so, you soon forget he’s a megastar musician and are able to fully invest in his journey as a character. Dunkirk is a stunningly made movie based on a true story, excelling in its technical elements and capturing a moment of human history with exceptional storytelling.

Harry Styles movies ranked: Harry Styles as Jack in Don't Worry Darling

Don’t Worry Darling (2022)

Initial reactions from Venice Film Festival for Don’t Worry Darling were largely negative, and the drama surrounding the production certainly didn’t help things either. But, once you get past the critical noise and on-set scandals, this is actually a pretty decent movie.

There’s some intriguing themes going on with a mystery that keeps you hooked until the big plot twist. How you react to the Don’t Worry Darling plot twist will determine your overall enjoyment of the film. Nevertheless, Styles does an admirable job of trying to keep up with his co-star Florence Pugh, who is phenomenal, as always.

Harry Styles movies ranked: Harry Styles as Eros in Marvel's Eternals

Eternals (2021)

There’s quite a gulf in class between the top entry in this list, and this particular MCU movie, but in truth, very few of the issues with the latter can be blamed on Harry Styles. The reason being, he only shows up for a quick post-credits scene in the Eternals ending.

Taking on the role of MCU character Eros, AKA Starfox, Styles is technically the brother of the big, purple Marvel villain Thanos – you can see the resemblance, can’t you? This Marvel movie is guilty of some dodgy CGI, an overstuffed cast, and a sluggish story, and ranks as one of the weakest of Phase 4.

Best Harry Styles movies: Harry Styles in My Policeman

My Policeman (2022)

This was meant to be Harry Styles’ Brokeback Mountain moment (except instead of cowboys there’s like, cops), but putting Styles in a leading role like this really exemplified his limits as an actor.

In her My Policeman review for the Toronto International Film Festival, our Fiona Underhill thought Harry got a bit of a bad rap, as she noted that “while his acting is not yet at the same level as his fellow cast-members, he comes across as naive and inexperienced, which works well for the role of Tom. Tom is a fish-out-of-water […] so it makes sense that he is out-of-step with them.”

However, I think it’s pretty clear from watching the film that Harry honestly stinks in this role, with our Staff Writer James Osborne noting in a tweet that Styles in this film has the “emotional depth of a twig.”

That didn’t take long, did it? If you’re a Harry Styles fan, you might be interested in our list of the best musicals, and you can look at our guide to Marvel’s Phase 5 to see if he’ll show up there.