All of Glen Powell's movies and TV shows, ranked from worst to best

All of Glen Powell's movies and TV shows, ranked from worst to best
  • Glen Powell's latest film, "Hit Man," is his best-reviewed project to date.

  • Surprisingly, one of his biggest box-office hits, "Anyone But You," is near the bottom of the list.

  • His earlier rom-com "Set It Up" and the Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures" are some of his best movies.

No, you're not imagining it: Glen Powell is everywhere.

The actor's status has skyrocketed in the last few years, arguably starting in 2022 with his appearance in the long-awaited "Top Gun: Maverick." His supporting role in that movie — and Tom Cruise's sometimes terrifying mentorship — seemed to be what set Powell on the path to leading man.

He capitalized on that success with hits like the Sydney Sweeney rom-com "Anyone But You" and more recently, the Netflix comedy "Hit Man," his third collaboration with director Richard Linklater.

The latter is getting glowing reviews, but Powell has been around for years and has more than a handful of credits to his name. Here's a rundown of every Glen Powell movie and TV show ranked from worst to best, according to critics.

Note: For the purposes of this list, we're only including projects with a Rotten Tomatoes critic score. The list only includes movies and shows in which Powell has an on-screen role as a named character.


Glen Powell in "Misconduct"
Powell in "Misconduct."Lionsgate

Powell had a supporting role in this forgettable 2016 thriller that flopped at the box office despite having two Oscar winners (Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino) in its ensemble.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7%

"Ride Along 2"

Glen Powell in "Ride Along 2"
Powell in "Ride Along 2."Universal Pictures

The actor donned some fake tattoos to play drug dealer Troy in the 2016 Ice Cube and Kevin Hart comedy sequel to 2014's "Ride Along."

Rotten Tomatoes score: 14%

"The Expendables 3"

Glen Powell and Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables 3"
Powell with costar Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables 3."Lionsgate

Powell went toe-to-toe with action legends like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Dolph Lundgren in the third film in "The Expendables" franchise. The 2014 movie wasn't as well-received as the two that came before it.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 32%

"Sand Castle"

Glen Powell in "Sand Castle"
Powell in "Sand Castle."Netflix

Powell played the ill-fated Sergeant Chutsky in Netflix's 2017 war drama that also starred Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 47%

"Anyone But You"

Glen Powell looking at Sydney Sweeney
"Anyone but You."Sony

Powell charmed the pants off of audiences opposite Sydney Sweeney in "Anyone But You," a delightful rom-com that should usher in a renaissance for the genre. Critics, however, were more lukewarm on the movie.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53%

"Sex Ed"

Retta, Haley Joel Osment, and Glen Powell in "Sex Ed"
Retta, Haley Joel Osment, and Powell in "Sex Ed."MarVista Entertainment

Not to be confused with the similarly titled Netflix series, Powell starred in this 2014 comedy playing the roommate of Haley Joel Osment's character.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

"Scream Queens"

Glen Powell as Chad Radwell in "Scream Queens"
Powell in "Scream Queens."Fox

Never forget Chad Radwell. Powell played the fan-favorite philanderous frat boy in Ryan Murphy's underrated horror-comedy slasher series.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77%


Glen Powell in "Devotion"
Powell in "Devotion."Columbia Pictures

On the heels of that other naval pilot movie he was in, Powell also found time to star in the 2022 biographical war film "Devotion." Based on a true story, Powell played real-life Korean War hero Tom Hudner.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

Glen Powell and Lily James in "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"
Powell with Lily James in "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society."Netflix

Powell played the American boyfriend of Lily James' character in this 2018 historical romantic drama, based on Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows' 2008 novel of the same name.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

"The Lying Game"

Glen Powell in "The Lying Game"
Powell in "The Lying Game."The CW

Powell had a guest role in this short-lived YA drama series on The CW about long-lost twin sisters.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

"Everybody Wants Some!!"

Glen Powell in Everybody Wants Some!!
Powell in "Everybody Wants Some!!"Paramount Pictures

Powell's earlier team-up with Linklater was also a hit with critics. He played Finnegan in the 2016 teen comedy about college baseball players in Texas in the 1980s.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

"Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood"

Glen Powell voices Bostick in Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood
Powell voices Bostick in "Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood."Netflix

Another team-up with Linklater accounts for one of the best-reviewed movies in Powell's career. He voiced Bostick, a NASA official, in the 2022 animated coming-of-age dramedy loosely based on Linklater's own childhood experience watching the first Moon landing.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

"Set It Up"

set it up
Powell and costar Zoey Deutch in "Set It Up."Netflix

Before there was "Anyone But You," there was "Set It Up." The 2018 rom-com starred Powell opposite Zoey Deutch as two bickering assistants with demanding bosses who fall in love.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

"Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous"

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
Powell has a voice role in "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous."Netflix

Powell voices camp counselor Dave in the animated sci-fi adventure series, Netflix's first TV show set in the "Jurassic Park" universe. It aired from 2020 to 2022.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

"Hidden Figures"

Glen Powell in "Hidden Figures"
Powell in "Hidden Figures."20th Century Studios

Powell played the real-life astronaut John Glenn, who became the third American in space, in the 2016 biographical drama inspired by the untold story of the three Black mathematicians who worked at NASA during the space race.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

"Top Gun: Maverick"

Glen Powell as Lt. Jake "Hangman" Seresin in "Top Gun: Maverick."
Glen Powell as Lt. Jake "Hangman" Seresin in "Top Gun: Maverick."Paramount Pictures

Powell played cocky pilot Lieutenant Jake "Hangman" Seresin in the long-awaited "Top Gun" sequel opposite Tom Cruise's Maverick and Miles Teller's Rooster.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

"Hit Man"

Glen Powell as Gary Johnson in "Hit Man."
Glen Powell as Gary Johnson in "Hit Man."Matt Lankes / Netflix

Powell's latest project is also his best-reviewed. He stars as Gary Johnson, a professor who moonlights for the New Orleans Police Department as a fake hitman. The 2023 rom-com was directed by Linklater from a script Powell and Linklater cowrote together, based on a true story.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

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