JLo movies ranked: from 'Wedding Planner' to 'Hustler' and everything in between

Where do your favorite JLo movies stack up?

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The Queen of the transformation, no one takes on a role with as much gusto as Jennifer Lopez. Whether she's playing a wedding planner, a maid, a tough cop, or a famous pop star we fall a little more in love with her—that's why JLO movies are the ultimate feel-good-watch. 

If you're stuck for something to keep you entertained during a Netflix or Hulu binge keep reading for our list of the best JLO movies—ranked!

From '90s classics, when the pop star and actress was first getting started, to her latest roles, this list has a little bit of everything. Fair warning: we didn't include Gigli, the 2003 hit that resulted in the Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck union.

Where do your favorite rom coms and thrillers stack up on the list below?



The best JLO movies

10. 'Second Act' (2018) 

Maya Vargas is led to believe that she can't compete with college-educated peers. When she's denied the promotion she's been dying for, she decides it's time to take matters into her own hands. (If you're feeling inspired, check out our tips for how to get a promotion at work!)

Where to watch: Hulu

9. Enough (2002)

Slim thinks she's struck gold when she marries Mitch and settles into the seemingly perfect suburban life. But as it turns out, Mitch is not what he seemed, and Slim is forced to go on the run to flee his abusive behavior.

Where to watch: Tubi, Amazon (available to rent) 

8. 'The Boy Next Door' (2015) 

Claire engages in what she thinks is harmless flirting with her son's friend next door. But when she gives into the teen, a whole new side of Noah is on full display—and it's frightening. 

Where to watch: Netflix

7. 'The Backup Plan' (2010)

Zoe takes her maternal future into her own hands at the sperm bank. Coincidentally, that same day, she manages to meet her perfect match. Once Stan learns of her pregnancy, the two vow to make it work, but will their newly-found romance have a happily-ever-after?

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin in the backup plan

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6. 'Anaconda' (1997)

Filmmaker Terri Flores has to travel into the Amazon for a project about a forgotten tribe. Her task is thrown off-kilter when she and her crew meet Paul, who has his heart set on capturing a famous—and potentially lucrative—anaconda. (Those who suffer from ophidiophobia might be better off with another title from this list!)

Where to watch: Hulu

Jennifer Lopez in Anaconda

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5. 'Monster-In-Law' (2005)

Charlotte is head over heels for Kevin, but what happens to the newly betrothed when his poorly behaved mother, Viola, enters the picture? Can their love withstand a horrendously overbearing matriarch?

Where to watch: HBO Max, Fubo TV

jennifer lopez and jane fonda in monster in law

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4. 'Maid in Manhattan' (2002)

There's an instant connection between Marisa and Christopher, but there's just one problem. Chris, an up-and-coming politician, mistakingly believes Marisa is a socialite and not a maid at the New York City hotel where he's staying. 

Can a romance last when one partner is lying? Though the two come from different worlds, they're not as different as society might have led them to believe.

Where to watch: Starz, Vudu, Amazon (available to rent)

3. 'The Wedding Planner' (2001)

Where to watch: Netflix

"Those who don't do, teach. Those who don't wed, plan." Mary Fiore is at the top of her game as a wedding planner, but when it comes to her personal love life, well...that's another story. 

After a seemingly perfect first date with a handsome doctor—who saved when a huge dumpster came hurling downhill towards her—things start looking up. But what happens when said doctor is engaged to one of Mary's clients? Oh, and let's not forget about the Italian man her father keeps trying to force on her. 

2. 'Selena' (1997)

Where to watch: HBO Max, Hulu Plus

Selena put Jennifer Lopez on the map and caused Hollywood to take notice. The film focuses on the fictional retelling of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez's rise to fame and untimely death at the hands of her fan club manager, Yolanda Saldivar. 

1. 'Hustlers' (2019)

Where to watch: Vudu, Amazon (available to rent) 

One of JLo's buzziest roles is that of Ramona, a stripper who helps a pack of women in the club take advantage of the wealthy clientele, even when the 2008 economic crisis threatens their livelihood. 

Entertainment experts suspected Hustlers would earn JLo her first Oscars nomination in 2019, but the actress was not among the list of contenders. Ultimately, she did not attend that year's show. 

New in 2022: 'Marry Me'

Get ready fans, JLo is ready to pull out all the stops alongside Owen Wilson. In 2022's Marry Me, Kat Valdez (Lopez) is a famous pop star who marries a fan (Wilson) at one of her shows—an impromptu move that's sparked by her fiancé's infidelity and her perceived abandonment anxiety. But is this ridiculous move crazy enough to work?

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.