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List of the best Reese Witherspoon movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Reese Witherspoon started acting in 1991, but she did not receive her first Oscar until she played June Carter in the 2005 film Walk the Line. Reese Witherspoon's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Reese Witherspoon movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Reese Witherspoon movies will be at the top of the list. Reese Witherspoon has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Reese Witherspoon movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Reese Witherspoon films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Reese Witherspoon role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Reese Witherspoon performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing has a variety of films in it, like Sweet Home Alabama and Legally Blonde.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Reese Witherspoon movies?" and "What are the greatest Reese Witherspoon roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Witherspoon's girl-next-door charm, you might also enjoy our list of best Julia Roberts movies and best Jennifer Aniston movies.

Joseph McGinty Nichol and Paul Thomas Anderson are among those who have directed Reese Witherspoon at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Reese Witherspoon have also been known to enjoy films starring Jessica Alba and Mila Kunis.

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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter Legally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, and produced by Marc E. Platt. It is based on the novel Legally Blonde ...more

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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen. The film was released by ...more

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Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Ginnifer Goodwin Walk the Line is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by James Mangold and based on the early life and career of country music artist Johnny Cash. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, ...more

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Cruel Intentions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tara Reid Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair. The film is an adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses, written ...more

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Just like Heaven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder Just Like Heaven is an American romantic comedy fantasy film released on September 16, 2005, in the United States and Canada. Set in San Francisco, it was directed by Mark Waters, starring Reese ...more

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The Man in the Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Sam Waterston, Jason London The Man in the Moon is a 1991 American coming of age drama film and was the final film of director, Robert Mulligan and is also Reese Witherspoon's debut role.

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Pleasantville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire Pleasantville is a 1998 American fantasy comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Gary Ross. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, and ...more

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Freeway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Brooke Shields, Kiefer Sutherland Freeway is a 1996 crime film written and directed by Matthew Bright, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon and Brooke Shields. The plot of this film resembles the fairy tale Little Red ...more

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Fear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Mark Wahlberg Fear is a 1996 American thriller drama film directed by James Foley. It was written by Christopher Crowe, who created the TV series B.L. Stryker, The Watcher, B.J. and the Bear and Seven Days. ...more

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Water for Elephants is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz Water for Elephants is a 2011 American romantic drama film directed by Francis Lawrence. Richard LaGravenese wrote the screenplay, which was based on Sara Gruen's 2006 novel of the same name. It ...more

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Election is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein Election is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by him and Jim Taylor from Tom Perrotta's 1998 novel of the same title. The plot revolves around a ...more

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This Means War is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort This film is a 2012 American romantic comedy spy film directed by McG. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy as victims of a love triangle in which two CIA agents who are ...more

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Mud is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Paulson Mud is a 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, and Reese Witherspoon. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White &... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Jennifer Coolidge Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde is the 2003 sequel to the 2001 film, Legally Blonde. It was produced by MGM, with Reese Witherspoon again starring as Elle Woods, Luke Wilson, Sally ...more

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Four Christmases is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Vince Vaughn Four Christmases is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film about a couple visiting all four of their divorced parents' homes on Christmas Day. The film is produced by Spyglass Entertainment ...more

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Penelope is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Christina Ricci, Russell Brand Penelope is a 2006 fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Mark Palansky which was first released in 2006 and stars Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. ...more

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Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers Vanity Fair is a 2004 British-American costume drama film directed by Mira Nair and adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray's novel of the same name. The novel has been the subject of numerous ...more

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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was DreamWorks ...more

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe American Psycho is a 2000 American psychological thriller comedy film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, ...more

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Wild is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann Wild is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, written by Nick Hornby, and based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific ...more

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How Do You Know is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Owen Wilson How Do You Know is an upcoming 2010 film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson.

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Home Again is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky Home Again is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Life for a single mom (Reese Witherspoon) in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young ...more

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Devil's Knot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Stephen Moyer Devil's Knot is a 2012 crime, drama, thriller and biography film written by Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson and Mark Sevi and directed by Atom Egoyan.

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Rendition is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal Rendition is a 2007 thriller film directed by Gavin Hood and starring Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin, Jake Gyllenhaal and Omar Metwally. It centers on the ...more

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Little Nicky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Sandler Little Nicky is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill. It stars Adam Sandler as Nicky, a son of Satan.