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List of Courteney Cox Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Scream (1996)
47
17
Scream
R
47
17

The life of people in an otherwise peaceful Californian town goes awry when a masked killer goes around claiming victims. Sidney Prescott, a high school student whose mother was murdered just a year before, becomes the next target but escapes. A reporter and the town’s deputy sheriff investigate the case to figure out the real killer who appears obsessed with horror films trivia.

Starring:
Directed By:
Wes Craven
2. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
39
18
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
PG-13
39
18

Ace Ventura, a private detective specialising in finding lost animals, is assigned to find Snowflake, a bottlenose dolphin that is the aquatic mascot of the Miami Dolphins. With the Super Bowl close, the wacky Ventura has to move quickly to find the mascot and also deal with a murder and a kidnapping.

Role:
Melissa Robinson
Starring:
Jim Carrey, Sean Young, Udo Kier, Tone Loc, Dan Marino
Directed By:
Tom Shadyac
3. TalhotBlond (2012)
9
5
TalhotBlond
TV-14
9
5
Starring:
Molly Hagan, Laura San Giacomo, Garret Dillahunt, Drew Seeley
Directed By:
Courteney Cox
4. Scream (2022)
7
4
Scream
A
7
4

Twenty five years after a series of brutal murders had shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers.

Role:
Gale Weathers
5. Mr. Destiny (1990)
8
5
Mr. Destiny
PG-13
8
5

Larry seems quite disappointed with his life, and he blames all his problems on not being able to win a baseball championship game during high school. A guardian angel soon appears in his life, and gives him a chance to live an alternate life, in which he has won the championship game.

Starring:
Jim Belushi, Michael Caine, Linda Hamilton, Rene Russo, Hart Bochner, James Belushi, Jon Lovitz
Directed By:
James Orr
7. Scream 4 (2011)
20
13
Scream 4
R
20
13

The fourth installment in the Scream franchise follows Sidney Prescott returning to Woodsboro on the fifteenth anniversary of the Woodsboro murders by the killer known as Ghostface. Unfortunately, her return also coincides with the return of Ghostface who starts killing again, putting Sidney and her loved ones in mortal danger. 

Directed By:
Wes Craven
8. Bedtime Stories (2008)
15
11
Bedtime Stories
PG
15
11

Hotel Handyman, Skeeter Bronson, works at his former family hotel Sunny Vista Motel. When Skeeter’s nephew and niece come to stay with him, he tells them fantastical stories with the children adding new elements. However when these stories start coming true Skeeter’s life turns upside down, but for the better. 

Directed By:
Adam Shankman
9. 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
12
7
3000 Miles to Graceland
R
12
7

3000 Miles to Graceland is an action comedy crime film which tells the story of a gang of ex-convicts, who during the International Elvis Week in Las Vegas, robs a casino of millions of dollars. 

Role:
Cybil Waingrow
Directed By:
Demian Lichtenstein
10. Scream 3 (2000)
17
14
Scream 3
R
17
14

In the third movie in the Scream film series, production of a horror film Stab 3 is under way when a new Ghostface appears and begins killing the cast of the film. Sydney, who is leading a secluded and protected life in California, is forced to come out because of these murders. In order to stop the murder, Sydney must deal with her past.

Directed By:
Wes Craven
11. The Runner (1999)
6
5
The Runner
R
6
5
Role:
Karina
Starring:
John Goodman, David Arquette, Joe Mantegna, Bokeem Woodbine, Ron Eldard
Directed By:
Ron Moler
12. Commandments (1997)
6
5
Commandments
R
6
5
Role:
Rachel Luce
Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Aidan Quinn, Anthony LaPaglia, Peter Jacobson
Directed By:
Daniel Taplitz
13. Cocoon: The Return (1988)
6
6
Cocoon: The Return
PG
6
6

This science fiction adventure film revolves around friendly aliens from Anterea, a far away planet, who return to Earth to rescue some incubation pods which have been found by scientists. Although in their planet, nobody grows old, they start developing a liking towards earth and therefore, they think of staying back.

Role:
Sara
Starring:
Don Ameche, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Elaine Stritch, Brian Dennehy
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie
14. November (2004)
6
5
November
R
6
5
Role:
Sophie Jacobs
Starring:
Nick Offerman, James Le Gros, Matthew Carey, Dori Mizrahi
Directed By:
Greg Harrison
15. Masters of the Universe (1987)
10
7
Masters of the Universe
PG
10
7

Skeletor is a demon who wants the cosmic key to gain power and take over the world. He-Man and his companions attempt to save the world from Skeletor and also free his prisoner Sorceress. 

Role:
Julie Winston
Starring:
Dolph Lundgren, Christina Pickles, Frank Langella, Billy Barty, Meg Foster
Directed By:
Gary Goddard
16. Get Well Soon (2001)
4
5
Get Well Soon
R
4
5
Role:
Lily Charles
Starring:
Jeffrey Tambor, Vincent Gallo, Anne Meara, Tate Donovan
Directed By:
Justin McCarthy
17. The Tripper (2006)
5
6
The Tripper
5
6

The Tripper is a comedy horror film which tells the story of a group of hippies who are on a trip to a concert. Things get ugly when they are targeted by a serial killer who is obsessed with and behaves like former US President Ronald Reagan.  

Role:
Dog Lover Hippie (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Starring:
Thomas Jane, Jason Mewes, David Arquette, Paz de la Huerta, Richmond Arquette
Directed By:
18. The Shrink Is In (2001)
5
5
The Shrink Is In
R
5
5
Role:
Samantha Crumb
Starring:
Viola Davis, David Arquette, David James Elliott, Carol Kane
Directed By:
Richard Benjamin
19. Mothers and Daughters (2016)
5
5
Mothers and Daughters
PG-13
5
5
Starring:
Mira Sorvino, Susan Sarandon, Paul Wesley, Eva Amurri, Christina Ricci, Sharon Stone, Selma Blair
Directed By:
Paul Duddridge, Nigel Levy
20. Zoom (2006)
5
7
Zoom
PG
5
7

Zoom is a superhero comedy film which tells the story of Jack Shepherd, a former superhero, who is asked to come back to work in order to train a group of kids with useless powers.

Role:
Marsha Holloway
Starring:
Tim Allen, Thomas F. Wilson, Alexis Bledel, Chevy Chase, Spencer Breslin
Directed By:
Peter Hewitt
21. The Monday Before Thanksgiving (2008)
10
4
The Monday Before Thanksgiving
10
4
Role:
Cece
Starring:
Laura Dern, Evan Brenner, Dolores Cardelucci, Brittney Daylee
Directed By:
Courteney Cox
22. I'll Be Home for Christmas (1988)
7
5
I'll Be Home for Christmas
7
5
Starring:
Eva Marie Saint, Hal Holbrook, Peter Gallagher, Nancy Travis
Directed By:
Marvin J. Chomsky
23. Battling for Baby (1992)
5
5
Battling for Baby
5
5
Role:
Katherine
Starring:
Debbie Reynolds, Suzanne Pleshette, John Terlesky, Doug McClure
Directed By:
Art Wolff
24. Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (1995)
6
5
Sketch Artist II: Hands That See
6
5
Role:
Emmy
Starring:
Jeff Fahey, Jonathan Silverman, Michael Beach, Michael Nicolosi
Directed By:
Jack Sholder
25. Alien Love Triangle (2008)
5
5
Alien Love Triangle
5
5
Role:
Alice
Starring:
Kenneth Branagh, Heather Graham, Alice Connor
Directed By:
26. Down Twisted (1987)
7
5
Down Twisted
R
7
5
Starring:
Charles Rocket, Thom Mathews, Carey Lowell, Trudy Dochterman
Directed By:
Albert Pyun
27. Blue Desert (1991)
5
5
Blue Desert
R
5
5
Role:
Lisa Roberts
Starring:
Sandy Ward, Craig Sheffer, D.B. Sweeney, Philip Baker Hall
Directed By:
Bradley Battersby
28. Curiosity Kills (1990)
5
5
Curiosity Kills
R
5
5
Role:
Gwen
Starring:
Rae Dawn Chong, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Guilfoyle, C. Thomas Howell
Directed By:
Colin Bucksey
29. Booking Agents (2011)
4
5
Booking Agents
4
5
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Elizabeth Perkins, Jenna Elfman, Ian Gomez, Nia Vardalos
Directed By:
Rachel Lee Goldenberg
30. Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer (1989)
5
5
Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer
5
5
Role:
Jacquie Kimberly
Starring:
Chynna Phillips, Perry King, Betsy Russell, Sondra Blake
Directed By:
Richard A. Colla
31. If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium (1987)
4
5
If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium
4
5
Role:
Hana Wyshocki
Starring:
Claude Akins, Doris Roberts, Peter Graves, Stephen Furst
Directed By:
Bob Sweeney
32. The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them (1992)
5
5
The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them
R
5
5
Role:
Carrie Davenport
Starring:
Kevin Pollak, Mitchell Ryan, Arye Gross, Julie Brown
Directed By:
Matthew Meshekoff
33. Shaking the Tree (1990)
4
5
Shaking the Tree
R
4
5
Role:
Kathleen
Starring:
Arye Gross, Doug Savant, Gale Hansen, Steven Wilde
Directed By:
Duane Clark
34. Got Rights? (2012)
3
5
Got Rights?
3
5
Role:
Celebrity
Starring:
Alanna Ubach, Kamala Lopez, Sherry Stringfield, Rafael Beltran
Directed By:
Kamala Lopez
35. Sylvan in Paradise (1986)
2
5
Sylvan in Paradise
2
5
Role:
Lucy Apple
Starring:
Jim Nabors, Ann Wedgeworth, Brent Spiner, Glenn Withrow
Directed By:
Terry Hughes

Director

The Monday Before Thanksgiving (2008)
8
4
The Monday Before Thanksgiving
8
4
Starring:
Laura Dern, Evan Brenner, Dolores Cardelucci, Brittney Daylee
Directed By:
Courteney Cox
TalhotBlond (2012)
8
5
TalhotBlond
TV-14
8
5
Starring:
Molly Hagan, Laura San Giacomo, Garret Dillahunt, Drew Seeley
Directed By:
Courteney Cox
Just Before I Go (2014)
17
10
Just Before I Go
R
17
10

Just Before I Go is a black comedy film which tells the story of Ted, who falls into depression, after his wife leaves him for someone else. He decides to kill himself, but before that he decides that he should tie up some loose ends, and therefore he moves in with his politically incorrect brother.  

Starring:
Diane Ladd, Missi Pyle, Jack Quaid, Connie Stevens, David Arquette, Seann William Scott, Garret Dillahunt
Directed By:
Courteney Cox

Animation Movies

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
6
3
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
TV-Y
6
3
Starring:
Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Lou Diamond Phillips, Shawn Wayans, Marc Anthony, Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed By:
Vincent Waller, Anthony Bell, Bruce W. Smith, Ed Bell
Barnyard (2006)
11
9
Barnyard
PG
11
9

When the farmer is away, the animals start playing, singing and dancing and soon everything becomes chaotic. Eventually the responsibility for taking care of the farm and running things goes to a carefree cow named Otis.

Role:
Daisy the Cow (voice)
Starring:
Danny Glover, Wanda Sykes, Kevin James, Andie MacDowell, Sam Elliott
Directed By:
Steve Oedekerk

Special Appearance/Cameo

The Longest Yard (2005)
11
6
The Longest Yard
PG-13
11
6

Disgraced former NFL quarterback Paul Crewe lands in prison and is coerced by corrupt Warden Rudolf Hazen to form a beatable football team consisting of inmates. Crewe must unite the inmates if they are to survive brutality at the hands of the guards and win a game against Hazen’s own team of prison guards. 

Role:
Lena (uncredited)
Starring:
Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, Steve Austin, Kevin Nash, Tracy Morgan, Rob Schneider
Directed By:
Peter Segal

TV Shows

Friends
107
13
Friends
TV-14
107
13
Role:
Monica Geller / ... (236 episodes, 1994-2004)
Starring:
Ellen Pompeo, Greg Kinnear, Robin Williams, Jennifer Grey, Reese Witherspoon, Alexis Arquette, Isabella Rossellini
Directed By:
Awards:
People's Choice Award for Favorite Performer in a New TV Program
Seinfeld
40
6
Seinfeld
TV-PG
40
6
Starring:
James Spader, Denise Richards, Jerry Stiller, Chris Parnell, Christine Taylor, Patton Oswalt, Drake Bell
Directed By:
The Larry Sanders Show
10
3
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA
10
3
Starring:
Sean Penn, Sarah Silverman, John Stamos, Danny DeVito, Chris Farley, Heidi Klum, Roseanne Barr
Directed By:
Friends Gag Reel: Season 9 (2005)
9
3
Friends Gag Reel: Season 9
9
3
Role:
Monica Geller-Bing (archiveFootage) (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow
Scrubs
34
6
Scrubs
TV-14
34
6
Starring:
Mandy Moore, Erik Estrada, DJ Qualls, Dick Van Dyke, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Smart, John Ritter
Directed By:
Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 (1989)
8
3
Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988
8
3
Role:
Bruce's Fan (segment "Dancing in the Dark") (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Danny Federici
Directed By:
Who Do You Think You Are?
8
3
Who Do You Think You Are?
8
3
Role:
Herself (8 episodes, 2017)
Starring:
Mocean Melvin
Directed By:
Christopher Bruce, David Gardner, Elizabeth Dobson, Jyllian Gunther, Sarah Feltes
WCW Monday Nitro
8
3
WCW Monday Nitro
8
3
Starring:
Scott Steiner, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Kevin Nash, David Arquette, Dennis Rodman, Bill Goldberg
Drunk History
9
3
Drunk History
TV-14
9
3
Starring:
Elizabeth Olsen, Ronda Rousey, Nick Kroll, Bob Odenkirk, Michael Cera, Charlie Day, Jason Alexander
Directed By:
Jeremy Konner, Derek Waters
Dream On
7
3
Dream On
7
3
Starring:
James Woods, Marion Ross, Eva Gabor, Pam Dawber, Tippi Hedren, Jennifer Tilly, Louise Fletcher
Directed By:
Go On
9
4
Go On
TV-PG
9
4
Starring:
Arielle Vandenberg, Tyler James Williams, Lauren Graham, Piper Perabo, Michael Vartan, Matthew Perry, Brett Gelman
Directed By:
Kevin Dowling, Eric Appel, Todd Holland, Linda Mendoza, Jamie Babbit
Web Therapy
7
3
Web Therapy
7
3
Starring:
Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Megan Mullally, Jane Lynch, Chelsea Handler, Sara Gilbert, Molly Shannon
Directed By:
Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky
Misfits of Science
7
3
Misfits of Science
7
3
Role:
Gloria Dinallo (16 episodes, 1985-1986)
Starring:
Ray Walston, Kenneth Mars, Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall
Family Ties
8
4
Family Ties
TV-G
8
4
Starring:
Hank Azaria, Timothy Busfield, Tom Hanks, Crispin Glover, Meredith Baxter, River Phoenix, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Directed By:
Sam Weisman, Will Mackenzie, Andrew McCullough, Matthew Diamond, John Pasquin
Murder, She Wrote
8
4
Murder, She Wrote
8
4
Starring:
Audra Lindley, William Christopher, Len Cariou, Janet Leigh, Jane Leeves, Jonathan Brandis, Florence Henderson
Directed By:
Anthony Pullen Shaw, Walter Grauman, Vincent McEveety, Seymour Robbie, Jerry Jameson
Barely Famous
6
4
Barely Famous
6
4
Starring:
Milla Jovovich, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie, Ashley Benson, Sara Foster, Abbey McBride
Directed By:
Jason A. Carbone
Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark (1984)
6
4
Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark
6
4
Role:
Woman
Starring:
Steven Van Zandt, Clarence Clemons, Max Weinberg, Bruce Springsteen
Directed By:
Cougar Town
9
5
Cougar Town
9
5
Role:
Jules Cobb (102 episodes, 2009-2015)
Starring:
Zach Braff, Cindy Crawford, Ahmed Best, Alan Ruck, David Arquette, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston
Directed By:
Gail Mancuso, Chris Koch, Courteney Cox, Michael Spiller, Michael McDonald
Dirt
6
4
Dirt
TV-MA
6
4
Role:
Lucy Spiller (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
Starring:
Rick Fox, Wayne Brady, Lucy DeVito, Giuliana Rancic, Alexandra Breckenridge, Tom Arnold, Evan Peters
Directed By:
Morton & Hayes
6
4
Morton & Hayes
6
4
Starring:
Christopher Guest, Rob Reiner, Allison Janney, Fabiana Udenio, Kevin Pollak
Directed By:
Till We Meet Again
6
4
Till We Meet Again
6
4
Role:
Marie-Frederique 'Freddy' de Lancel (2 episodes, 1989)
Starring:
Michael York, Mia Sara, Hugh Grant, Lucy Gutteridge
Directed By:
Charles Jarrott
The Rembrandts: I'll Be There for You (2009)
6
4
The Rembrandts: I'll Be There for You
6
4
Role:
Monica Geller
Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc
Private Practice
8
5
Private Practice
8
5
Starring:
Joel Grey, Alex Kingston, Tracee Ellis Ross, A. J. Langer, David Mazouz, Paula Malcomson, Abigail Spencer
Directed By:
Web Therapy
6
4
Web Therapy
TV-14
6
4
Starring:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Darren Criss, Victor Garber, Alan Cumming, Meryl Streep, Steve Carell
Directed By:
Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky
Celebrity Name Game
6
4
Celebrity Name Game
TV-PG
6
4
Starring:
Craig Ferguson, David Arquette
Directed By:
Ivan Dudynsky
Code Name: Foxfire
5
4
Code Name: Foxfire
5
4
Starring:
Henry Jones, Joanna Cassidy, Robin Johnson, John McCook
The Love Boat
6
4
The Love Boat
TV-G
6
4
Starring:
Barry Van Dyke, Rosey Grier, Andy Warhol, Eve Plumb, Joan Rivers, Mel Ferrer, Dina Merrill
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
The Trouble with Larry
5
4
The Trouble with Larry
5
4
Role:
Gabriella Easden (7 episodes, 1993)
Starring:
Perry King, Bronson Pinchot, Shanna Reed, Alex McKenna
Mix It Up
5
4
Mix It Up
5
4
Starring:
Nick Offerman, Nick George, Llou Johnson, Rebecca Corry, Randy Weinstein
As the World Turns
5
4
As the World Turns
TV-14
5
4
Starring:
Micky Dolenz, Sarah Hyland, Julianne Moore, Swoosie Kurtz, James Earl Jones, Daniella Alonso, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Directed By:
Ted Corday, Jennifer Pepperman, Michael Eilbaum, Habib Azar, Christopher Goutman
Daisy Does America
4
4
Daisy Does America
4
4
Starring:
Daisy Donovan, Carly Hughes, Chris Rossi, Erica Saylors

Courteney Cox Awards

People's Choice Awards
Friends Favorite Performer in a New TV Program 1995