Every Reese Witherspoon Movie, Ranked
Because we feel like it
Reese Witherspoon is America’s sweetheart. She’s blonde, she’s feisty, she’s Southern, she’s fashionable. She’s also made a whole lot of movies (33 to be exact). Some were great, others were…not. But honestly, she's so darn lovable, you can't even fault her for the not-so-good ones. Here, all 33 of her movies, ranked from watch this immediately and often to ill advised.
1. Election (1999)
We pick Flick. You should, too.
2. The Man in the Moon (1991)
One hell of a debut film. Then again, how can you resist tragic young love on tractors?
3. Walk the Line (2005)
She won an Oscar for a reason.
4. Wild (2014)
She was nominated for an Oscar for a reason.
5. Legally Blonde (2001)
“I like your outfit, too, except when I dress up as a frigid bitch, I try not to look so constipated.” Solid gold.
6. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
If only we could all go from getting engaged to the mayor’s son at Tiffany’s to opening a Soho boutique with your glass-blowing ex-husband.
7. Mud (2012)
Girlfriend should ditch rom-coms more often, especially when Matthew McConaughey is involved as a weirdo fugitive.
8. Cruel Intentions (1999)
The second best movie Reese and Selma Blair did together. For the strappy-sandal nostalgia alone. (The dialogue, not so much.)
9. Inherent Vice (2014)
Trippy as hell but any Reese/Joaquin Phoenix collab is always welcome.
10. Pleasantville (1998)
The film about two high schoolers in the '90s who are mysteriously transported to the suburban, idyllic 1950s that may or may not also hypnotize you.
11. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Was it necessary? No. But is it on TBS constantly and helps distract you from vacuuming? Yes.
12. The Good Lie (2014)
Not typical Witherspoon fare, but anything with Sudanese refugees deserves some cred.
13. Freeway (1996)
Just Google her halter top and tell us you can't not watch it.
14. Fear (1996)
A super-scary sleeper hit that will make you never look at a roller-coaster the same.
15. American Psycho (2000)
Not as gripping as the book, but if it’s an ATM-cat-feeding Christian Bale fiancé you’re after…
16. Rendition (2007)
A cast that includes Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal and Alan Arkin and a plot of international espionage. Nuff said.
17. Best Laid Plans (1999)
Listen, sometimes the thrillers you buy in the Walmart bargain bins are the best.
18. Just Like Heaven (2005)
Safe. Sweet. Harmless. But then again, it is about a ghost...
19. Vanity Fair (2004)
Some books, like this 1847 satire, should be left as books.
20. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Same goes for farcical Oscar Wilde comedies.
21. Water for Elephants (2011)
We're noticing a theme here.
22. Penelope (2006)
A woman with the face of a pig looks for love. No thanks.
23. Twilight (1998)
Way before Robert Pattinson vampire times. This detective drama had the best cast (Newman! Sarandon! Hackman!) with the worst pacing.
24. A Far Off Place (1993)
You tell us what happened. (No really, we can't remember.)
25. How Do You Know (2010)
How a love triangle between Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson can be so completely nap-inducing, we'll never understand.
26. Overnight Delivery (1998)
Again with the Rudd. So weird.
27. Four Christmases (2008)
A holiday comedy of errors with a screaming Vince Vaughn--we'll leave it at that.
28. Jack the Bear (1993)
Oh my God, Danny Devito! We love (most of) your work.
29. Devil’s Knot (2013)
Watch Paradise Lost instead.
30. Hot Pursuit (2015)
Pretty much The Heat, but with Reese and Sofia Vergara instead of Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock and jokes.
31. S.F.W. (1993)
A fairly bland hostage drama, S.F.W. stands for “so f*cking what,” which, coincidently, is what we said when it ended.
32. Little Nicky (2000)
Reese plays an angel whose son (Adam Sandler) is one of Satan’s three sons. So, pretty shocking that it got nominated for five Razzies.
33. This Means War (2012)
Two best friend CIA agents tussle over being in love with the same woman. What have we told you about love triangles, Reese?! Leave it to glass blowers in Alabama.