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10 Must-See Movies Featuring the Newest 'Star Wars' Actors

'Scrawl'

Daisy Ridley only had one other film role on her resume before playing Rey in The Force Awakens, but it is definitely a notable one. In Scrawl, Ridley voices Hannah, a secretive girl who must help the protagonist come to terms with his loose grip on reality. The film is a celebration of campy horror movies.

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'Ex Machina'

This film actually features two Star Wars alums: Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac. When computer programmer Caleb (Gleeson) wins a trip to his boss’s (Isaac) home, he finds out that his host is developing artificial intelligence. Ex Machina asks interesting questions surrounding what it truly means to be human.

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'Frances Ha'

Before he was the sith lord Kylo Ren, Adam Driver was the lovable friend who gives the titular character (played by the magnificent Greta Gerwig) a place to stay until she is able to get back on her feet. Frances Ha beautifully showcases the aimlessness of being a twentysomething and the importance of human connections.

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'A Most Violent Year'

Oscar Isaac is charismatically heroic as ace pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars, but in the crime drama A Most Violent Year, his role is much more sinister. Isaac plays the menacing owner of an oil company who follows his own moral code. The film garnered Isaac a great deal of recognition, including tying Michael Keaton for the Best Actor award from the National Board of Review.

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'About Time'

If your first time to see Domhnall Gleeson was as General Hux, the Nazi-esque leader of the First Order, it may surprise you that many of his roles have him playing awkward, reserved characters. In About Time, Gleeson discovers that time traveling abilities run in his family, but he soon finds out that it comes with its own set of obstacles.

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'Half of a Yellow Sun'

This historical drama, based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, gave many actors a chance to display their ability, including John Boyega. He played Ugwu, the protagonist’s houseboy. Though Boyega was only 18 when he filmed Half of a Yellow Sun, he showed promise as a performer.

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'While We’re Young'

2015’s While We’re Young placed Adam Driver squarely in the spotlight. A young couple (Driver and Amanda Seyfried) befriends an older couple (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) as each tries to understand how the other lives.

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'Inside Llewyn Davis'

The Coen brothers have a knack for placing the right actors in the right roles. In Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac plays the titular folk singer who is struggling to survive in New York during the 1960s. The role boosted Isaac toward stardom and earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

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'12 Years a Slave'

While Lupita Nyong'o’s face doesn’t appear in The Force Awakens, she gives a memorable performance as the voice of Maz Kanata, the owner of the cantina on Takodana. In 12 Years a Slave, Nyong’o gave a heartbreaking performance that earned her an Oscar. Because she was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, she became the first Kenyan actress and the first Mexican actress to win an Academy Award.

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'Attack the Block'

John Boyega (AKA Finn) has tremendous talent as a performer, and few roles display this more than Moses in Attack the Block. Moses is the leader of a gang of teens whose lives are forever changed by a mysterious meteorite and its menacing passenger. The role landed Boyega the Black Reel Award for Best Actor.

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