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The Best Renée Zellweger Movies 

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Updated October 3, 2019 256 votes 24 voters 39 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite Renee Zellweger movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

The best Renée Zellweger movies are the ones that give her a chance to really show off her acting capabilities. She doesn't even have to be the star of the film. That is what's so great about this list, it will determine the best Renée Zellweger roles from her entire filmography, even if the movie as a whole got panned by critics.

Her movies span across all genres, from dramas to comedies. Do you like her role in Bridgette Jones's Diary or maybe you're a fan of her performance in Chicago where she shared the screen with Catherine Zeta-Jones? This list of Renée Zellweger​​​​​​​ movies also includes Judy, Empire Records, and Jerry Maguire. But which one of these movies will make it to the top of the list.

Now it is time to determine the greatest Renée Zellweger​​​​​​​ performance with the help of your votes. Vote up the films that made you a member of Renée Zellweger​​​​​​​'s fan club and vote down the moves where you didn't like her acting so other fans know what to watch next. Be sure to check back for new movies starring Renée Zellweger​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ as they are released.

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago. The film ...more
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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Released: 2001

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name which is a reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and ...more
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Down with Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Jeri Ryan

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Down with Love is a 2003 romantic comedy film. It was directed by Peyton Reed and stars Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson and David Hyde Pierce. The story follows a woman who ...more
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Judy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rupert Goold

Judy is a 2019 British biographical drama film directed by Rupert Goold, it is an adaptation of the Olivier and Tony-nominated West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter. ...more
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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 1996

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was ...more
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Me, Myself & Irene ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. Chris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins, Daniel ...more
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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

Released: 1993

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including ...more
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Empire Records is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger, Tobey Maguire

Released: 1995

Directed by: Allan Moyle

Empire Records is a 1995 American coming-of-age film that follows a group of record store employees over the course of one exceptional day. The employees try to stop the store from being sold to ...more
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Reality Bites is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Reality Bites is a 1994 romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Stiller, with supporting roles by Janeane ...more
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Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

Released: 2003

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. It stars Jude Law, Nicole ...more
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Shake, Rattle and Rock! ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Renée Zellweger, Howie Mandel, Nora Dunn

Released: 1994

Directed by: Allan Arkush

Shake Rattle and Rock! is a 1994 television movie starring Renée Zellweger, Howie Mandel and members of the Grammy-nominated R&B band For Real. The film was produced by Lou Arkoff as ...more
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The Low Life is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
The Low Life Renée Zellweger, Kyra Sedgwick, Sean Astin

Released: 1996

Directed by: George Hickenlooper

The Low Life is a 1995 American film starring Rory Cochrane and directed and co-written by George Hickenlooper.
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8 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Renée Zellweger, Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin

Released: 1994

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

8 Seconds is a 1994 American biographical drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. Its title refers to the length of time a bull rider is required to stay on for a ride to be scored. It stars ...more
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Love and a .45 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Renée Zellweger, Peter Fonda, Rory Cochrane

Released: 1994

Directed by: C.M. Talkington

Love and a .45 is a 1994 Bonnie and Clyde-esque road movie starring Gil Bellows and Renée Zellweger. The film was originally released by Lions Gate Entertainment.
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White Oleander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Robin Wright

Released: 2002

Directed by: Peter Kosminsky

White Oleander is a 2002 American drama film directed by Peter Kosminsky. The cast features Alison Lohman in the central role of Astrid Magnussen, and Michelle Pfeiffer as her temperamental ...more
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre:... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Debra Marshall

Released: 1994

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 independent American horror film written and directed by Kim Henkel, and starring Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey. The plot ...more
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Deceiver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Renée Zellweger, Tim Roth, Ellen Burstyn

Released: 1997

Directed by: Josh Pate, Jonas Pate

Deceiver is a 1997 murder mystery film. It won Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay at the 1997 Stockholm Film Festival, and the Special Jury Prize at the 1998 Cognac Police Film Festival.
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A Price Above Rubies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Renée Zellweger, Julianna Margulies, Christopher Eccleston

Released: 1998

Directed by: Boaz Yakin

A Price Above Rubies is a 1998 film directed by Boaz Yakin, starring Renée Zellweger as a young woman who finds it difficult to conform to the restrictions imposed on her by her ...more
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My Boyfriend's Back is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Released: 1993

Directed by: Bob Balaban

My Boyfriend's Back is a 1993 American romantic black comedy film directed by Bob Balaban which tells the story of Johnny Dingle, a teenage boy who returns as a zombie to meet Missy McCloud, the ...more
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One True Thing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, Lauren Graham

Released: 1998

Directed by: Carl Franklin

One True Thing is a 1998 American drama film directed by Carl Franklin. It tells the story of a woman who is forced to put her life on hold in order to care for her mother who is dying of ...more
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Bee Movie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock

Released: 2007

Directed by: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. Bee ...more
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Bridget Jones: The Edge ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Released: 2004

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a 2004 English-French-American romantic comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron, based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name. It stars Renée ...more
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Case 39 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Bradley Cooper, Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane

Released: 2009

Directed by: Christian Alvart

Case 39 is a 2009 American psychological horror film directed by Christian Alvart, and stars Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Bradley Cooper and Ian McShane. The film was shot in ...more
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Shark Tale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith

Released: 2004

Directed by: Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman

Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman. The film features an ensemble cast Will ...more
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New In Town is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Renée Zellweger Movies
Renée Zellweger, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jonas Elmer

A Miami businesswoman is transferred to rural Minnesota, and while she is there she re-evaluates her big-city values.