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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.

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

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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Legally Blonde 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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Walk the Line is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Walk the Line 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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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Sweet Home Alabama 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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Cruel Intentions is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Cruel Intentions 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
Just like Heaven 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
The Man in the Moon 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
Pleasantville 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
Freeway 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
Fear 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
Water for Elephants 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
Election 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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Mud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Mud 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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This Means War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
This Means War Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort This Means War 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 ...more

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Four Christmases is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Four Christmases 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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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White &... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde 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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Vanity Fair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Vanity Fair 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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Penelope is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Penelope 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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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Monsters vs. Aliens 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
American Psycho 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
Wild 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
How Do You Know 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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Little Nicky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Little Nicky 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.

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Devil's Knot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Devil's Knot 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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Wildflower is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Wildflower Reese Witherspoon, Patricia Arquette, Beau Bridges Wildflower is a 1991 film directed by Diane Keaton.

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Rendition is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Rendition Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal Rendition is a 2007 abduction 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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The Importance of Being Earnes... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
The Importance of Being Earnest Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Colin Firth The Importance of Being Earnest is a 2002 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Oliver Parker, based on Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners play The Importance of Being ...more

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A Far Off Place is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
A Far Off Place Reese Witherspoon, Maximilian Schell, Ethan Embry A Far Off Place is a 1993 adventure drama film based on Laurens van der Post's works, A Far-Off Place and its prequel A Story Like the Wind, and stars Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall, Jack ...more

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Twilight Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Paul Newman Twilight is a 1998 thriller/Neo-noir film directed by Robert Benton. It stars Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon, Stockard Channing, and James Garner. The screenplay ...more

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Home Again is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Home Again 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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Jack the Bear is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Jack the Bear Reese Witherspoon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Danny DeVito Jack the Bear is a 1993 American drama film directed by Marshall Herskovitz, written by Steven Zaillian based on the novel by Dan McCall, and starring Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., ...more

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Overnight Delivery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Overnight Delivery Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Silverman, Paul Rudd Overnight Delivery is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by Jason Bloom and was rated PG-13 by the MPAA and released direct-to-video. It featured Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd, prior to both ...more

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The Good Lie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
The Good Lie Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Thad Luckinbill The Good Lie is a 2014 American drama film written by Margaret Nagle, and directed by Philippe Falardeau. Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and South Africa, the film stars Reese Witherspoon, Arnold ...more

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Sing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Sing Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane Sing is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. The film stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, ...more

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Hot Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Hot Pursuit Sofía Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Kazinsky Hot Pursuit is a 2015 American action comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher. An uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the outgoing widow (Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss ...more

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Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pu... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space is a comedy animation film directed by Peter Ramsey

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Best Laid Plans is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Best Laid Plans Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Terrence Howard Best Laid Plans is a 1999 American crime film directed by Mike Barker.

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S.F.W. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
S.F.W. Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire, Joey Lauren Adams S.F.W. is a 1994 film directed by Jefery Levy. It is based on a novel by Andrew Wellman, and stars Stephen Dorff, Jake Busey and Reese Witherspoon, in one of her first lead roles.

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Inherent Vice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
Inherent Vice Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson Inherent Vice is a 2014 American neo-noir comedy-drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry ...more

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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
A Wrinkle in Time Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay. After learning that her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet, Meg Murry ...more

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The Trumpet of the Swan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
The Trumpet of the Swan Reese Witherspoon, Carol Burnett, Seth Green The Trumpet of the Swan is a 2001 animated film produced by Nest Family Entertainment and RichCrest Animation Studios, directed by Richard Rich, and distributed by TriStar Pictures, being ...more

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The Party's Over is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Reese Witherspoon Movies
The Party's Over Bill Maher, Newt Gingrich, Michael Moore The Party's Over is a 2001 documentary film about American Democracy.