13 Best Reese Witherspoon Performances, Ranked
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 (61 to be exact). Some were great, others were...not. But honestly, the 44-year-old actress is so darn lovable, you can’t help but be shocked she was snubbed by the 2020 Emmy Award nominations. (Yes, you read that right.)
Earlier today, the Television Academy debuted a complete list of nominees, and Witherspoon is nowhere to be found. In response to the unexpected snub, here are Witherspoon’s 13 best roles, 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)
Witherspoon was snubbed by the 2020 Emmy Awards 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.