Feel like a Jennifer Aniston movie night? From comedy to drama roles, check out her best movies ranked here and add them to your to-watch-list.
While most fans know Jennifer Aniston from her iconic role on the TV series Friends, Aniston has also seen her share of success in movies. We’ve rounded up and ranked the best movies featuring Aniston, which showcase her acting chops both in comedic or dramatic roles.
In ascending order, here’s our ranking of the 20 best Jennifer Aniston movies.
Best Jennifer Aniston movies
10. She’s Funny That Way (2015)
Peter Bogdanovich‘s homage to the classic Hollywood screwball rom-coms he adores could have been laugh-out-loud-funnier, but it’s consistently entertaining thanks to an incredible cast that includes Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte, Imogen Poots, Illeana Douglas and Cybill Shepherd.
9. Wanderlust (2012)
Co-produced by Judd Apatow, Wanderlust stars Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as an NYC couple who happen upon a clothing-optional hippie commune. Their affable chemistry drives the picture.
8. Rock Star (2001)
Originally titled Metal God, this musical dramedy stars Mark Wahlberg and is loosely based on the true story of Judas Priest singer Tim “Ripper” Owens. Wahlberg plays a tribute band singer who gets a big break; Aniston plays his girlfriend.
7. The Object of My Affection (1998)
In this hit dramedy that sees Jennifer Aniston paired with Paul Rudd, she plays a social worker who falls in love with her gay friend—Rudd. The movie doesn’t go as deep as it should into the themes it deals with, and not everything about it has aged gracefully, but as in Wanderlust, these stars’ chemistry and charms are a pleasure to witness.
6. Cake (2014)
Though this addiction drama was met with mixed reviews, Aniston’s performance as a woman long-suffering from chronic pain was widely hailed. She earned Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations. If the movie were as good as the performance, it’s easy to fathom an Oscar nod would have happened.
5. Friends With Money (2006)
Nicole Holofcener makes some of the finest, most perceptive modern films about what real women’s lives look like. Though it’s not on the same level as her Lovely and Amazing or Enough Said, this friendship dramedy has plenty of truth bombs and humor. Aniston plays a cash-strapped maid who envies the security of her well-off friends, played by Catherine Keener, Joan Cusack and Frances McDormand.
4. Horrible Bosses (2011)
Aniston really gets to let her hair down in this raunchy dark crime comedy opposite Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Colin Farrell, Jason Sudeikis and Jamie Foxx. She sinks her teeth into the part of a sexually aggressive dentist, and she insisted on wearing a brown wig so the character looked different than any other role she’d played. Horrible Bosses is a really funny movie, and it was a big hit. Still, there’s no doubt Aniston is the best part of the enterprise, and she’s what you remember long after you’ve watched it.
3. Office Space (1999)
If you can believe it, Mike Judge‘s workplace comedy, about software company employees who hate their jobs, was a box-office disappointment when it came out. Thanks in part to a TV rediscovery on Comedy Central, Office Space has since become an oft-referenced and much-memed cult classic. Aniston is completely hilarious here. She shows a lot of flair.
2. The Iron Giant (1999)
A critically adored box-office dud in 1999, Brad Bird’s directorial debut is now considered an essential family classic. The Iron Giant is an animated sci-fi picture about a boy who befriends a gigantic metal robot from space. Aniston’s voice work brings warmth, humor and heart to the role of the boy’s mother.
1. The Good Girl (2002)
Written by the always-brilliant Mike White and directed by his frequent collaborator Miguel Arteta, this wonderful independent dark dramedy is the best-ever big-screen showcase of Aniston’s unique, layered talents. She dazzles as a trapped, lonely small-town discount store employee who falls for a restless coworker (Jake Gyllenhaal). The Good Girl is biting and hilarious, and also poignant and sweet. Aniston masters all of the emotional terrain.
Honorable movie mentions starring Jennifer Aniston: war drama The Yellow Birds, guilty pleasure slasher classic Leprechaun (her first film role). And, if you’re looking for Jennifer Aniston in a TV show, check out AppleTV+’s The Morning Show, alongside a stellar cast including Steve Carell and her former Friends‘ lil sister Reese Witherspoon, you won’t be disappointed.
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