5 of Mia Goth's Best Films


Goth’s debut as P in this erotic art-house film by Lars Von Trier was a bold move. Not just because of the film’s subject matter, but also because of the intense creative dexterity Von Trier's movies require from their actors. P is a 15-year-old girl groomed by the film's protagonist Joe, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg in part one and Stacy Martin in part two. With this role, Goth set the trajectory of her career, showing that she is capable, and more importantly unafraid, of diving into complex characters, emerging fully knowing, understanding, and acknowledging of their humanity. Released in 2012, Goth stars alongside Uma Thurman, Stellan Skarsgård, and Shia LaBeouf.  


Pearl solidified Mia Goth as 2022's reigning scream queen. She stole the show not in one, but two Oscar-worthy performances. In the film, a follow-up and prequel to X, Goth plays the titular character, a young woman stuck and suffering on the country side, dreaming of the silver screen, fame, and perfection. Her hunger for love and recognition pushes her to brutal violence, destruction, and intense self-sabotage, until she ultimately becomes the villian we later see in X. Director Ti West strikes a powerful balance between camp sensibilities and sober reality that creates the perfect container for Goth's raw and tender performance. 


In this 2020 romantic period comedy based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel of the the same name, Mia Goth dons Regency-era dresses and pursues romance. The movie follows the titular character, portrayed by Anya Taylor Joy, who can't stop meddling in everyone's love lives, particularly when it comes to her best friend, Harriett Smith, played by Goth. The film, directed by Aumtumn de Wilfe, lacks pretense and obedience to traditional period piece constraints, making for a whimsical world inhabited by characters not too different from ourselves. 

Infinity Pool

Dubbed “Sundance’s Most Disturbing Film” by the LA times, Infinity Pool is not for the faint of heart. The movie's unflinching portrayal at murder, wealth, and moral corruption echoes that of White Lotus, but with the violence and mind-bending shock dialed up to 100. Directed by Brandon Cronenberg, the movie follows a couple, played by Alexander Skarsgård and Cleopatra Coleman, as they vacation in an unnamed, fictional country. What starts out as a simple, relaxing, sun-soaked resort holiday to overcome writer's block quickly unravels into bloodshed, murder, and uninhibited primal impulses after the couple meets Gabi, played by—you guessed it—Mia Goth. 


Directed by the Oscar-nominated Luca Guadagnino, this supernatural horror film is not for everyone. Inspired by a 1977 Italian movie of the same name, Suspiria tells the story of American ballerina Susie Bannion, played by Dakota Johnson, who enrolls in a prestigious dance academy in Berlin. Theres's one catch: the school is run by a coven of witches. Goth plays supporting character Sara Simms, a girl from a wealthier family who dreams of dance celebrity, but finds unimaginable terrors instead. With a palette devoid of primary colors, German Autumn as its historical backdrop, and body horror that’ll make your stomach turn, Suspiria is deeply unsettling but stylish.