25 Best Jennifer Lopez Movies of All Time!
From 'Anaconda' to 'U Turn,' Moviefone counts down the 25 best movies of Jennifer Lopez's career.
Is there anything Jennifer Lopez can't do?
The artist also known as J.Lo can sing, dance, act in comedies like 'Monster-in-Law,' dramas like 'Hustlers,' or action movies like 'Money Train,' and is a fashion icon and a living legend!
Lopez' latest movie, which is a romantic action comedy called 'Shotgun Wedding' also starring Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Coolidge, will debut on Prime Video beginning January 27th.
In honor of the new film's release, Moviefone is counting down the 25 best movies of Jennifer Lopez's career, including 'Shotgun Wedding."
25. 'Jack' (1996)
Jack Powell (Robin Williams) suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents (Diane Lane and Brian Kerwin) to send him to public school. The children don't know what to make of Jack, but with the help of his fifth-grade teacher (Lopez), he makes an effort to win them over.
24. 'Second Act' (2018)
Maya (Lopez) is a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a second act.
23. 'The Back-Up Plan' (2010)
When Zoe (Lopez) tires of looking for Mr. Right, she decides to have a baby on her own. But on the day she's artificially inseminated, she meets Stan (Alex O'Loughlin), who seems to be just who she's been searching for all her life. Now, Zoe has to figure out how to make her two life's dreams fit with each other.
The Back-Up Plan
22. 'Shall We Dance?' (2004)
Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor (Lopez), a bored and overworked estate lawyer (Richard Gere) signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Shall We Dance?
21. 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' (2012)
Challenges of impending parenthood turn the lives of five couples upside down. Two celebrities (Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison) are unprepared for the surprise demands of pregnancy; hormones wreak havoc on a baby-crazy author (Elizabeth Banks), while her husband (Ben Falcone) tries not to be outdone by his father (Dennis Quaid), who's expecting twins with his young trophy wife (Brooklyn Decker); a photographer's husband (Rodrigo Santoro) isn't sure about his wife's (Lopez) adoption plans; a one-time hook-up results in a surprise pregnancy for rival food-truck owners.
What to Expect When You're Expecting
20. 'The Boy Next Door' (2015)
A recently cheated on married woman (Lopez) falls for a younger man (Ryan Guzman) who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
The Boy Next Door
19. 'Antz' (1998)
A neurotic worker ant (Woody Allen) in love with a rebellious princess (Sharon Stone) rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier (Sylvester Stallone). Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general (Gene Hackman). But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a termite army.
18. 'Lila & Eve' (2015)
Lila (Viola Davis), a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s (Aml Ameen) murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve (Lopez), who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.
Lila & Eve
17. 'U Turn' (1997)
When Bobby's (Sean Penn) car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After becoming involved with a young married woman (Lopez), her husband (Nick Nolte) hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband.
16. 'Enough' (2002)
Working-class waitress Slim (Lopez) thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch (Billy Campbell), the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden possessive dark side, a controlling and abusive alter ego that can turn trust, love and tranquility into terror. Terrified for her child's safety, Slim flees with her daughter. Relentless in his pursuit and enlisting the aid of lethal henchmen, Mitch continually stalks the prey that was once his family.
15. 'Marry Me' (2022)
Music superstars Kat Valdez (Lopez) and Bastian (Maluma) are getting married before a global audience of fans. But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she decides to marry Charlie (Owen Wilson), a stranger in the crowd, instead.
14. 'El cantante' (2007)
The rise and fall of salsa singer Héctor Lavoe (Marc Anthony), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi (Lopez), who looks back from 2002.
13. 'My Family' (1995)
Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria (Lopez) and Jose (Jacob Vargas), the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930s. They establish their family in East L.A., and their children Chucho (Esai Morales), Paco (Edward James Olmos), Memo (Enrique Castillo), Irene (Lupe Ontiveros), Toni (Constance Marie), and Jimmy (Jimmy Smits) deal with youth culture and the L.A. police in the '50s. As the second generation become adults in the '60s, the focus shifts to Jimmy, his marriage to Salvadorian refugee Isabel (Elpidia Carrillo), their son, and Jimmy's journey to becoming a responsible parent.
12. 'The Cell' (2000)
A psychotherapist (Lopez) journeys inside a comatose serial killer (Vincent D'Onofrio) in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
11. 'Money Train' (1995)
When a vengeful New York transit cop (Woody Harrelson) decides to steal a trainload of subway fares, his foster brother—a fellow cop (Wesley Snipes) tries to protect him.
10. 'Monster-in-Law' (2005)
Office temp Charlotte Cantilini (Lopez) thinks she's found Mr. Right when she starts dating gorgeous surgeon Dr. Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan). But there's a problem standing in the way of everlasting bliss: Kevin's overbearing and controlling mother, Viola (Jane Fonda). Fearing she'll lose her son's affections forever, Viola decides to break up the happy couple by becoming the world's worst mother-in-law.
9. 'Parker' (2013)
A thief (Jason Statham) with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman (Lopez) on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
8. 'The Wedding Planner' (2001)
San Francisco's premiere wedding planner, Mary Fiore (Lopez) is rescued from an accident by the man of her dreams, paediatrician Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey), only to find he is the fiancé of her latest client (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras). As Mary continues making the wedding arrangements, she and Steve are put into a string of uncomfortable situations that force them to face their mutual attraction.
The Wedding Planner
7. 'Anaconda' (1997)
A "National Geographic" film crew (Lopez, Ice Cube and Owen Wilson) are taken hostage by an insane hunter (Jon Voight), who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.
6. 'Shotgun Wedding' (2023)
In Shotgun Wedding, Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel) gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding, just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage. “Til Death Do Us Part” takes on a whole new meaning in this hilarious, adrenaline-fueled adventure as Darcy and Tom must save their loved ones—if they don’t kill each other first.
5. 'Blood and Wine' (1997)
A man (Jack Nicholson) who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife (Judy Davis) interferes. Also starring Lopez, Michael Caine, and Stephen Dorff.
Blood and Wine
4. 'Maid in Manhattan' (2002)
Marisa Ventura (Lopez) is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes) meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. After an enchanting evening together, the two fall madly in love. But when Marisa's true identity is revealed, issues of class and social status threaten to separate them. Can two people from very different worlds overcome their differences and live happily ever after?
Maid in Manhattan
3. 'Selena' (1997)
In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.
2. 'Hustlers' (2019)
A crew of savvy former strip club employees (Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Cardi B, and Lizzo) band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
1. 'Out of Sight' (1998)
Meet Jack Foley (George Clooney), a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco (Lopez) is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them than just the law.