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List of Reese Witherspoon Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Walk the Line (2005)
29
3
Walk the Line
PG-13
29
3

Based on two autobiographies by singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, the film Walk the Line follows Cash's early life, his enduring romance with June Carter, and his rise to fame in the country music scene. The film received positive reviews and was nominated for five Oscars at the 78th Academy Awards. 

As:
Cast
Role:
June Carter
Director:
James Mangold
Genres:
Drama, Music, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Joaquin Phoenix, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Dallas Roberts
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
2. Gone Girl (2014)
21
5
Gone Girl
R
21
5

Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name is the basis of this David Fincher’s Psychological thriller. Nick Dunne becomes the prime suspect when, on their fifth marriage anniversary, his wife Amy goes missing. His portrayal of happy married life falls apart with growing media attention and police pressure.

As:
Producer
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
3. The Man in the Moon (1991)
27
4
The Man in the Moon
PG-13
27
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Dani Trant
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sam Waterston, Jason London, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland
4. Just Like Heaven (2005)
35
5
Just Like Heaven
PG-13
35
5

David Abbott moves into a San Francisco apartment only to find it is haunted by the spirit of Elizabeth Masterson, the former owner. Only David can see her, and all Elizabeth can remember is that she isn’t dead. As David tries to find Elizabeth’s identity, the two fall in love.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth
Director:
Mark Waters
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Donal Logue, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Shenkman, Dina Spybey-Waters
5. Wild (2014)
25
4
Wild
R
25
4

After the death of her mother, who had taken great pains to raise her and her brother, Cheryl Strayed finds herself sliding deep into drug addiction which breaks her marriage. To pull herself out of grief and addiction, Cheryl embarks alone on a 1000-miles Pacific Crest Trail hike. As she faces setbacks and hazards, it proves to be a journey of self-discovery. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Cheryl
Director:
Jean-Marc Vallée
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Laura Dern, Michiel Huisman, Thomas Sadoski, Keene McRae
6. Legally Blonde (2001)
37
1
Legally Blonde
PG-13
37
1

Fashion-conscious sorority girl Elle Woods’ boyfriend Warner Huntington leaves her for a smarter girl and enrolls in Harvard Law School. Determined to prove her mettle and win him back, Elle too joins Harvard. Realizing her own potential, she not only teaches Warner a lesson but also proves all blonde stereotypes wrong, as she successfully defends an innocent murder suspect. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Elle Woods
Director:
Robert Luketic
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Comedic Performance, MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Line, MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Dressed
7. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
37
2
Sweet Home Alabama
PG-13
37
2

Even though Jake Perry and his wife Melanie Smooter are estranged, he still hopes for a reconciliation. Melanie wants to divorce and marry Andrew Hennings, a wealthy man. However, things don’t work out according to her plans, and she ends up falling in love with Jake once again. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Melanie Smooter
Director:
Andy Tennant
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
8. Freeway (1996)
24
3
Freeway
R
24
3

This dark comedy crime thriller film tells the story of a teenage girl Ramona, who goes in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is offered a ride by a charming man named Bob, but soon she realizes that Bob is a notorious and sadistic serial killer.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Vanessa Lutz
Director:
Matthew Bright
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
9. Mud (2012)
11
1
Mud
PG-13
11
1

Two teenagers Ellis and Neckbone discover fugitive Mud, wanted for murder ,living in a boat on a small island in the Mississippi River. They agree to help him reunite with his lover Juniper. But things take a violent turn when the family of the man he killed arrives to take revenge.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Juniper
Director:
Jeff Nichols
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
10. Pleasantville (1998)
10
3
Pleasantville
PG-13
10
3

David, who enjoys 1950s TV shows, and Jennifer, who is his opposite in many ways, receive a magical remote control which mysteriously transports them to ‘Pleasantville,’ a simple place from 1950s black-n-white sitcom, with simple-minded people and perfect things. The twin siblings from the real world help add some wonderful colors to the drab lives of the ‘Pleasantville’ people. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jennifer
Director:
Gary Ross
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
11. The Good Lie (2014)
13
5
The Good Lie
PG-13
13
5

A group of Sudanese refugees are given the chance to resettle in the United States. They soon arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where an employment agency helps them find jobs and rebuild their shattered lives.

As:
Cast
Role:
Carrie
Director:
Philippe Falardeau
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Corey Stoll, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal
12. Cruel Intentions (1999)
17
1
Cruel Intentions
R
17
1

Kathryn, a wealthy manipulative teenager, agrees to watch over naive Cecile with the secret intention of defaming her to take revenge on Cecile's lover, her ex. When her philanderer stepbrother Sebastian refuses to seduce Cecile in favor of the headmaster's virgin daughter Annette, who wants to stay chaste until marriage, the two spoiled step-siblings make a wicked wager.

As:
Cast
Role:
Annette Hargrove
Director:
Roger Kumble
Genres:
Drama, Romance
13. American Psycho (2000)
2
4
American Psycho
R
2
4

Patrick Bateman is a handsome and wealthy investment banker who is focused on maintaining a high status in front of his friends and fiancée Evelyn and living a life full of vanity. However, by the night, he turns into a violent serial killer who mindlessly murders anyone around him .

As:
Cast
Role:
Evelyn Williams
Director:
Mary Harron
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Chloë Sevigny, Josh Lucas, Justin Theroux
14. Election (1999)
8
4
Election
R
8
4

Jim McAllister is a beloved civics teacher at a high school and resents overachieving senior student, Tracy Flick, who will do anything for success. When Tracy decides to run for student body president, an appalled Jim encourages football player, Paul Meltzer, to run as well. Unfortunately, things don’t end well for Jim. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tracy Flick
Director:
Alexander Payne
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Mark Harelik
15. A Far Off Place (1993)
15
2
A Far Off Place
PG
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nonnie Parker
Director:
Mikael Salomon
Genres:
Drama, Family, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Jack Thompson, Ethan Embry, Robert John Burke, Sarel Bok
16. Water for Elephants (2011)
11
6
Water for Elephants
PG-13
11
6

In 1931, a veterinary student Jacob Jankowski, who is left penniless after his parents’ sudden death, joins a circus as their vet. The volatile, violent circus owner, August Rosenbluth, asks Jake to train the new circus attraction, elephant Rosie, for his wife Marlena to ride. Their compassion for Rosie brings Jake and Marlena closer, but can their love survive possessive August’s ire?

As:
Cast
Role:
Marlena
Director:
Francis Lawrence
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Pattinson, Hal Holbrook, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider, Jim Norton
17. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
5
2
The Importance of Being Earnest
PG
5
2

This romantic comedy drama film takes us to 1890s London, and revolves around two men who use the same pseudonym Ernest for their secret courtship activities.  Things turn complicated when they meet face to face, and their deception is discovered.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cecily
Director:
Oliver Parker
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Frances O'Connor
19. Rendition (2007)
3
1
Rendition
R
3
1

When Anwar El-Ibrahimi, a Chicago based American-Egyptian chemical engineer, goes missing, his wife, Isabella, starts a search for him, unaware that he is being interrogated for his supposed involvement in terrorist activities and tortured in a secret facility. Luckily, CIA analyst Douglas Freeman is not convinced of Anwar’s guilt. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi
Director:
Gavin Hood
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
20. Penelope (2006)
1
2
Penelope
PG
1
2

Penelope Wilhern, heiress of an aristocratic family, is born with a pig-nose owing to a family curse which can break only if she finds true love with ‘one of her own kind.’ Raised alone hidden in mansion, when her family fails to find right suitor she escapes in the outside world and discovers her true self. Will she succeed in breaking the curse?     

As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Mark Palansky
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Star Cast:
21. Inherent Vice (2014)
2
2
Inherent Vice
R
2
2

Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello is a good-hearted but inept stoner who works as a private investigator. His former lover, Shasta suddenly shows up and asks him to prevent her rich lover, Wolfmann, from being committed to insane asylum by Wolfmann’s wife. Doc soon finds himself tangled in the psychedelic world of drugs and corrupt LAPD. 

As:
Cast
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Comedy
22. Jack the Bear (1993)
2
2
Jack the Bear
PG-13
2
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Marshall Herskovitz
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gary Sinise, Art LaFleur
23. Fear (1996)
4
1
Fear
R
4
1

Fear is a 1996 psychological thriller film, which revolves around a teenage girl, Nicole Walker, who develops a liking for a handsome and charming man named David McCall. However, David has a darker side, about which she is completely unaware of, which eventually turns her love into fear. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Nicole Walker
Director:
James Foley
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
25. Vanity Fair (2004)
6
4
Vanity Fair
PG-13
6
4

Vanity Fair is a drama film which revolves around the life of Becky Sharp, who had been orphaned at an early age, and had grown up in a poor neighborhood in London. However, she manages to ascend up the social ladder along with her friend Amelia.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Becky Sharp
Director:
Mira Nair
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
26. Best Laid Plans (1999)
3
1
Best Laid Plans
R
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lissa
Director:
Mike Barker
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Terrence Howard, Josh Brolin, Alessandro Nivola, Gene Wolande, Jonathan McMurtry
27. Four Christmases (2008)
12
2
Four Christmases
PG-13
12
2

Coming from dysfunctional families, both Brad and Kate have resolved not to marry or have kids. Every Christmas, they travel abroad in order to avoid visiting their parents, all of whom have remarried. But when their plan to visit Fiji falls apart, they have no other option but to visit their four sets of parents, a visit which changes them for good. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kate
Director:
Seth Gordon
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
28. Devil's Knot (2013)
1
3
Devil's Knot
1
3

A small town in Arkansas makes headlines when three teenagers are arrested for brutally murdering three young children, as part of a satanic ritual. Although they are all sent to prison, the defense investigator soon feels that there is more to the case than what meets the eye.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pam Hobbs
Director:
Atom Egoyan
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
29. S.F.W. (1994)
2
1
S.F.W.
R
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Wendy Pfister
Director:
Jefery Levy
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tobey Maguire, Jake Busey, Pamela Gidley, Stephen Dorff
30. Hot Pursuit (2015)
15
2
Hot Pursuit
PG-13
15
2

An uptight police woman is assigned to escort a couple to Dallas to testify against a drug lord. Their plan go ashtray when her fellow officer and the main witness are killed in an ambush at their home. Immediately after the incident, his wife grabs a suitcase full of shoes and the two women flee, pursued in their flight by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.   

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Cooper
Director:
Anne Fletcher
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Michael Mosley, Sofía Vergara, Matthew Del Negro, Robert Kazinsky
31. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
21
1
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
PG-13
21
1

Harvard lawyer, Ellie Woods, postpones her wedding plans and goes to Washington DC to have her say and oppose animal testing for cosmetics. She starts working for Rep. Victoria Rudd, but realizes how tough it is to get ‘Bruiser’s Bill’ on the floor of the house. Though an uphill task all the way, Ellie is not the one to give up easily.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Elle Woods
Director:
Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Genres:
Comedy
32. Little Nicky (2000)
7
2
Little Nicky
PG-13
7
2

Furious that their father thinks they are not fit enough to rule the Hell, Satan’s two elder sons come down to the earth to create another Hell and while doing so they freeze the entrance of the Hell, knowing that it will cause their father’s body to decompose. Satan is now forced to rely on Nicky, his mild-mannered third son, to bring his errant brothers home before it is too late.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Brill
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
33. How Do You Know (2010)
5
3
How Do You Know
PG-13
5
3

Lisa, a star softball player, finds herself evaluating her life, after she fails to make it into the National Team. She also falls in love with two men at the same time, and struggles to find the true meaning of love. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lisa
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
37. Home Again (2017)
10
1
Home Again
PG-13
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Alice Kinney
Director:
Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Sheen, Lake Bell, Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander

TV Movie(s)

38. Wildflower (1991)
6
1
Wildflower
PG-13
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellie Perkins
Director:
Diane Keaton
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Patricia Arquette, Beau Bridges, William McNamara, Susan Blakely
39. Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992)
3
2
Desperate Choices: To Save My Child
3
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Andy Tennant
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Sisto, Joanna Kerns, Bruce McGill, Bruce Davison

Animation(s)

Sing (2016)
Sing
PG
Plot:

Buster Moon, an impresario koala who owns a struggling theater in the city of Calatonia inhabited by anthropomorphic animals, decides to host a singing competition with a prize of $1,000. However, when his assistant misprints the fliers to inflate the amount hundred times, the optimistic koala struggles to gather the amount as hopeful participants flock to his theater.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rosita
Director:
Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Genres:
Musical, Family, Comedy, Animation, Music
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens
PG
Plot:

Far away in space, an unknown planet explodes sending a meteorite towards earth which strikes a bride just before her wedding ceremony. Her appearance changes, the authorities take charge of her and soon she finds herself in a secret facility with monsters of all shapes and sizes.

As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Murphy / Ginormica
Director:
Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
Gunter Babysits (2017)
Gunter Babysits
As:
Cast
Role:
Rosita
Director:
Eric Favela, Adrien Borzakian
Genres:
Short, Family, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Nick Offerman, Nick Kroll, Oscar Jennings, Leo Jennings

TV Shows and Videos

Big Little Lies (2017)
Big Little Lies
TV-MA
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Madeline Martha Mackenzie
Director:
Andrea Arnold
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
Return to Lonesome Dove
As:
Cast
Director:
Mike Robe
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Chris Cooper, Jon Voight, Oliver Reed, Ricky Schroder, Barbara Hershey
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens
E10+
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Murphy / Ginormica
Director:
Margaret Tang
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Family, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rainn Wilson, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, James Horan
Overnight Delivery (1998)
Overnight Delivery
PG-13
As:
Cast
Role:
Ivy Miller
Director:
Jason Bloom
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Sarah Silverman, Jim Belushi, Paul Rudd, Christine Taylor, Buffy Sedlachek
Legally Blondes (2009)
Legally Blondes
PG
As:
Producer
Director:
Savage Steve Holland
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Curtis Armstrong, Lisa Banes, Christopher Cousins, Brittany Curran, Milly Rosso

Reese Witherspoon Awards

Academy Awards
Walk the Line Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2006
Golden Globe Awards
Walk the Line Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 2006
Primetime Emmy Awards
Big Little Lies Outstanding Limited Series 2017
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Female Movie Star 2009
Winner Favorite Female Movie Star 2008
Winner Favorite Leading Lady 2006
BAFTA Awards
Walk the Line Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2006
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Legally Blonde Best Comedic Performance 2002
Legally Blonde Best Line 2002
Legally Blonde Best Dressed 2002