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Best Dylan O’Brien Movies, Ranked

Born to a former actress in New York, Dylan O’Brien naturally turned to posting cinematic content on YouTube where he made himself comfortable in front of the camera. Her first major role came with MTV and her favorite supernatural TV series. Teen Wolf, in which he played the beloved Stiles Stilinski. Other offers came in due to his easy-going natural talent, and he managed to make a name for himself in the Hollywood world.



O’Brien is arguably one of the most underrated actors of our generation. Since his time on Teen WolfO’Brien has built a solid resume of roles that include hit action franchises, like The maze Runnerand more grounded stories like The internship and, most recently, the Taylor Swift short Very good. Then, by ColliderO’Brien should play in Not good, a modern satire opposite Zoey Deutch. In the meantime, here are his eight best films to date, ranked.

8 The First Time (2012)

The first time is an American teen comedy starring O’Brien and Britt Robertson in the lead roles of two high school students who learn what it’s really like to fall in love in the span of a weekend. Although the plot is pretty basic in terms of how high school romance movies unfold, but the chemistry of the main cast seals the deal for this one. It’s no wonder, then, that the actors ended up dating for a good number of years. Ultimately, the film explores the awkwardness of experiencing one’s firsts, as well as showing how everything feels like the “end of the world” when you’re a teenager in love.

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seven The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

As the second installment in the dystopian sci-fi franchise The Maze Runner: The Trials of Scorch was to follow the success of its predecessor. It is based on the YA novel of the same name by James Dashner and centers on teenagers called Gladers who have been chosen to undertake serious experiments to save the planet from a virus. In burn tests, the characters attempt to escape the organization that put them through all of this. It mostly showcases their strong bond as a found family, and O’Brien’s role as the main character, Thomas, is more pristine than ever.

6 Flashback (2020)

The education of Fredrick Fitzell Where Backtrack is a Canadian crime thriller focusing on the character of Fred, played by O’Brien, who experiences vivid flashbacks to his high school days. He discovers that there is a drug that causes people to perceive multiple timelines. There are so many little details that make the plot even deeper than it already is, so it pays to pay close attention to the details. It’s arguably one of O’Brien’s best performances, and it’s a wonder it’s not talked about more.


5 The Maze Runner (2014)

Mention should also be made of the first installment of The maze runner franchise, which brought even more global recognition to O’Brien after his Teen Wolf days. Centered on Thomas, who wakes up in a maze with other teenagers and cannot remember his identity, the film was considered by critics to be better than other young adult films, mainly due to the performances. O’Brien’s performance acts as the focal point to making the franchise unforgettable and cherished by many, creating its own huge fandom on social media.

4 Deep Water Horizon (2016)

Although considered one of biggest box office bombs of all time, the one directed by Mark Wahlberg Deep water horizon was still nominated for many major awards, including two Oscars. It tells the true story of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. O’Brien plays the character of Caleb Holloway, one of the workers present at the time of the disaster. It’s arguably one of the most terrifying films, as the devastation depicted was truly visceral. It makes you realize how screwed up big corporations are and what a huge role they play in destroying our planet. As for O’Brien’s performance, it serves as a reminder of what a great actor he truly is.

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3 The Outfit (2022)

The clothe is an American crime drama centered on Leonard Burling, an English tailor who mainly works for a family of gangsters. Besides O’Brien, the cast consists of popular names such as Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch and Johnny Flynn. The film received positive reviews and had its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. The mob member character suited O’Brien very well, and it gave us new insight into what he’s capable of as an actor – although admittedly the film needs more of Dylan. .

2 Bumblebee (2018)

With sales of $468 million worldwide, Bumblebee was still a commercial success, serving as a prequel to the Transformers film franchise. In it, O’Brien lent his voice to main character Bumblebee/B-127. The film as a whole was praised for its action sequences and sense of nostalgia. We can say that the actor did an incredible job, even if his face does not appear in the film. The limited time of his speaking voice made no difference to us not calling him passed out.


1 Love and Monsters (2020)

Last but not least, we have to mention his role as the main character Joel Dawson in the monster adventure film love and monsters. Dawson is a survivor who, after the chemical fallout, was separated from his girlfriend and promised to find her and be reunited. Chemical fallout from an asteroid turns animals into monsters, which makes it even more special that O’Brien is accompanied by a dog throughout the film. The movie is overall very fun and satisfying to watch as it doesn’t have any unnecessary narrative twists and actually gives you a hopeful ending. Plus, it has one of the coolest monster designs.