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Reese Witherspoon is America’s sweetheart. She’s blonde, she’s feisty, she’s Southern, she’s fashionable, she’s a Golden Globe nominee. She’s also made a whole lot of movies (39 to be exact). Some were great, others were...not. But honestly, she’s so darn lovable, you can't even fault her for Legally Blonde 2. Here, 10 of Witherspoon’s best performances, ranked.

Election Reese Witherspoon
Paramount Pictures

1. ‘Election’ (1999)

We pick Flick. You should, too.

Reese Witherspoon Man in the Moon

2. ‘The Man in the Moon’ (1991)

One hell of a debut film. Then again, how can you resist tragic young love on tractors?

Walk the Line Reese1
20th Century Fox

3. ‘Walk the Line’ (2005)

She won an Oscar for a reason.

Reese Witherspoon Wild
Fox Searchlight Pictures

4. ‘Wild’ (2014)

Again, she was nominated for an Oscar for a reason.

Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies
Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/courtesy of HBO

5. ‘Big Little Lies’ (2017)

Madeline Martha Mackenzie...need we say more?

Legally Blonde

6. ‘Legally Blonde’ (2001)

“It has come to my attention that the maintenance staff is switching our toilet paper from generic. All those opposed to chafing, please say ‘Aye.’” Solid gold.

Reese Witherspoon Sweet Home Alabama
Buena Vista Pictures

7. ‘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.

Reese Witherspoon Mud

8. ‘Mud’ (2012) 

Girlfriend should ditch rom-coms more often, especially when Matthew McConaughey is involved as a weirdo fugitive.

Reese Witherspoon Inherent Vice
Warner Bros. Pictures

9. ‘Inherent Vice’ (2014) 

Trippy as hell but any Reese/Joaquin Phoenix collab is always welcome.

Reese Witherspoon Pleasantville
New Line Cinema

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. You know, the usual. 

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