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10 Best Movies of Taylor Russell

Taylor Russell is a talented Canadian actress who has made her name in the entertainment world. The girl born on July 18, 1984 made her debut in 2012 through a small role in the television series Emily Owens.

A few years later, he also participated in other series projects, which are Strange Empire, Falling Sky, Summer’s Death, etc.

Taylor Russell

Russell’s stellar performance received rave reviews. The years that followed were good years for the actress, who had different-skinned parents.

As a testament to his achievement, Russell won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Saturn Awards. Then what are the movies he has acted in? Check out the list below!

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

  • Release year: 2021
  • Genre: Horror, Adventure, Action
  • Directed by: Adam Robitel
  • Production: Columbia Pictures, Original Film
  • Actors: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is the sequel to the previous film that became a box office hit in 2019.

This movie is still being worked on by the same director and the story continues the story of a group of teenagers trapped in a death game.

Zoey Davis (Taylor Russell) meets Ben (Logan Miller) and the rest of the cast. They were the winners of the previous game.

This time they work together to conquer the challenges of a game now designed to be more dangerous. Laser beams, electric currents, quicksand traps, and acid rain fill rooms that can kill players.

They must escape the room to win. Otherwise, the game’s traps from the room might have killed them.

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets

  • Release year: 2021
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Mystery
  • Directed by: Yaniv Raz
  • Production: Kreate Film, Ketchup Entertainment, Storyboard Media
  • Actors: Lucas Jade Zumann, Taylor Russell, Jason Isaacs, Lisa Edelstein, David Arquette, Chase Stokes, Tom Witkinson

The film follows James (Lucas Jade Zumann) in search of his sister who has mysteriously disappeared. His brother left and did not return after a fight with his father, Carl (Jason Isaacs).

Carl is a Navy veteran who is always angry and can’t take good care of his family. That’s why Carl was nicknamed “Rude” by his wife.

James is indeed a gifted poet but he lives in a dysfunctional family that brings him down.

Those around James see him as the source of the family’s unhappiness. Here Taylor Russell plays Sophie. He’s the only character that really had a major role in James’ life.

Words on Bathroom Walls

  • Release year: 2020
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Directed by: Thor Freudenthal
  • Production: Kick The Habit Productions, Ld Entertainment
  • Actors: Charlie Plummer, Andy Garcia, Taylor Russell, Anna Sophia Robb

The word on the bathroom wall is based on the novel of the same name by Julia Walton. The heart of the story in this movie is about a man with schizophrenia named Adam Petruzelli (Charlie Plummer).

He also has vision problems. Adam also often hears strange things and other disturbances. However, the sound will disappear when Adam cooks.

Adam’s love for cooking was a blessing in itself. She always cooks for her mother, who is living with the troubles caused by her father. Then comes Paul (Walton Goggins), a close friend of his mother.

Adam becomes uncomfortable at home and outside activities. Adam participates in various culinary activities. However, Adam has difficulty adjusting to school and his schizophrenic disorder. He even harmed his friend.

Waves

  • Release year: 2019
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Sports
  • Directed by: Trey Edward Shults
  • Producer: Guy Grand Productions
  • Actors: Kevin Harrison Jr, Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russel, Alexa Demie, Renee Elise Goldberry, Sterling K Brown

Russell’s role in this movie may not be great. However, he managed to portray the character he played well.

In this film, Russell plays Emily William, the younger sister of Tyler William (Kevin Harrison Jr). Meanwhile, Waves is about an honor student who is also a member of the school’s famous wrestling team.

Tyler had ambitions to become better than his father, so he let go of the injury he had. He took pain relievers without a doctor’s prescription, leading to more and more serious injuries.

During a match, Tyler couldn’t even get up after his opponent hit him on the shoulder. The news that Alexis (Alexa Demie) is pregnant makes Tyler even more confused. He convinces Alexis to have an abortion.

The story in this movie better describes how Tyler has changed his mind and wants the baby Alexis pregnant to be taken care of. Tyler, Emily and their families even intend to take care of the baby one day.

Hot Air

  • Release year: 2018
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Directed by: Frank Coracy
  • Produce: Spanknyce Films
  • Actors: Steve Coogan, Taylor Russell. Neve Campbell, Griffin Newman

The story in Hot Air revolves around a radio host named Lionel (Steve Coogan) who has undergone changes in his life.

He harshly criticized immigration policy in the US at Senator Motefioer Salter, whom he hated. Taylor Russell here plays Tess, Lionel’s 16-year-old niece.

Tess still needs protection, but her mother can’t take care of her because she has to work in rehab.

Lionel lets Tess live with him, but he doesn’t want to take responsibility for her life. Over time, Lionel softened. And he saw the great potential that the boy had.

Tess herself doubts her uncle’s fame in America will help her achieve her future. Furthermore, he plans to enter a prestigious private school in the city where he lives.

On the other hand, living with Tess changes Lionel’s life. He bury his feelings and tries to change his view of family and Tess.

Escape Room

Zoey Davis (Taylor Russell) and five other teenagers from different backgrounds are sent a box of puzzles. The puzzle, when compiled, grants an entrance ticket to the Escape Room.

Escape Room turned out to be a game that promised big prizes. Whoever conquers the Escape Room game will receive a reward of 10 thousand US dollars.

Who wouldn’t be tempted by such a great gift? Six teenagers also went to the Minoz Escape Room. At first they thought this was just a puzzle game.

However, it seems that every room has a deadly trap that can take a life. They realize that this game is a game of death. They must balance their brains and strategize so as not to become victims.

However, it is not only the challenges in the Escape Room that they must face, they also have to deal with their own conflicts. To get out of the game, everyone has to lower their ego.

Down a Dark Hall

  • Release year: 2018
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
  • Directed by: Rodrigo Cortes
  • Production: Summit Entertainment, Temple Hills Entertainment, Fickle Fish Film
  • Actors: AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell

Down a Dark Hall tells the story of a troubled boy named Kit (AnaSophia Robb). He is sent to a school in Blackwood to correct his behavior.

The school hides many mysteries and anomalies. Not only is there a mysterious and eccentric school named Madam Durent (Thurman).

While Kit is exploring the school, he hears something strange and is terrorized in the school hallway. He also sees a sinister, terrifying figure that turns out to have something to do with Blackwood’s past. Here, Russell gets the role of Ashley.

Before I Fall

  • Release year: 2017
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Directed by: Ry Russo Young
  • Producer: Awesomeness Film, Jon Shestack Productions
  • Actors: Zoey Deutch, Haslton Sage, Cynthy Wu, Medallion Rahimi,

Before I Fall follows the life of Samantha “Sam” Kingston (Zoey Deutch), a girl from an imperfect family.

He has a great time with Lindsay Edgecomb (Halston Sage), Ally Harris (Cynthy Wu), and Elody (Medallion Rahimi), Sam’s best friends. Sam has a beautiful girlfriend who is idolized by many girls.

Sam attends a party that ends in chaos. Sam gets angry and he has a big argument with Juliet. The party is chaotic and everything that happens to Sam is repetitive and upsetting.

However, Sam begins to learn that each has their own strange secret. Well, here Russell has a small role as Ashley.

If I Had Wings

  • Release year: 2013
  • Genre: Drama, Sports, Family
  • Directed by: Allan Harmon
  • Production: Really Real Movie, Two 4 The Money Media
  • Actors: Richard Harmon, Jaren Brandt Craig Bierko, Jill Hennessy

If I Had Wings is Russell’s feature film debut. In this film, Russell has a small role as Amy Conrad. Meanwhile, at the center of the story is Alex Taylor (Richard Harmon) a runner who wants to sign up to represent his state.

However, Alex has a big challenge because he is blind. Luckily, Alex meets Geoff Taylor (Craig Bierko) who becomes his coach and gives him a chance.

On the other hand, there’s Brad Coleman (Jaren Brandt) who has the same talent as Alex but tends to squander his talent.

Now, the two must work together to have a chance to practice and earn the coach’s trust.

Those are 9 movies that have the participation of Taylor Russell. This talented actress never disappoints. Every character he brings to life feels alive.

Russell’s career progressed slowly starting with a small role, until he was finally given a central role in the film. So, out of all the movies above, which one is Russell’s best?

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