Here are 13 of Witherspoon’s best roles, ranked.
13 Best Reese Witherspoon Performances, Ranked
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)
Again, she was nominated for an Oscar for a reason.
5. Big Little Lies (2017)
Madeline Martha Mackenzie...need we say more?
6. The Morning Show (2019)
After getting snubbed in 2020, Witherspoon received an Emmy nomination for this memorable role. #JusticeForBradleyJackson
7. Legally Blonde (2001)
“It has come to my attention that the maintenance staff is switching our toilet paper from Charmin...to generic. All those opposed to chafing, please say ‘Aye.’” Solid gold.
8. Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Another Emmys snub. But that doesn’t make us love her performance as Elena Richardson any less.
9. 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.
10. Mud (2012)
Girlfriend should ditch rom-coms more often, especially when Matthew McConaughey is involved as a weirdo fugitive.
11. Inherent Vice (2014)
Trippy as hell but any Reese/Joaquin Phoenix collab is always welcome.
12. Pleasantville (1998)
The film is 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.
13. A Wrinkle In Time (2018)
With Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey at her side, it was bound to be legendary.