Sure, you can revisit Friends for the 86th time and get into another heated debate about whether Ross and Rachel were really on a break. (FYI, they were.) But if you want to venture into new(-ish) territory for your next movie night, then you’ll appreciate this ranking of the best Jennifer Aniston movies.
Thanks to her comedic chops and versatility, the actress found major success in the film industry after winning fans over as Rachel Green. And now, viewers can enjoy her most memorable performances on streaming platforms like Netflix and HBO Max. From the star-studded Horrible Bosses to the ’90s cult classic Office Space, keep reading for the 17 best Jennifer Aniston movies.
17. “Murder Mystery” (2019)
Cast: Adam Sandler, Luke Evans
Dynamic duo Aniston and Sandler are Nick and Audrey Spitz, a married couple who head to Europe for a needed romantic getaway. However, chaos ensues when they get framed for the murder of an elderly billionaire. Aniston’s charm and easy chemistry with Sander are major pluses here.
16. “She's the One” (1996)
Cast: Edward Burns, Cameron Diaz
The relationship between two brothers is tested when one of them divorces his wife and gets engaged to his brother's ex-girlfriend. The rom-com is predictable, but it keeps you entertained, thanks to incredible performances by both Aniston and Diaz.
15. “Life of Crime” (2013)
Cast: Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher
This under-the-radar comedy didn't fare well at the box-office, but it boasts a stellar cast and has just enough twists to keep viewers engaged. Set in 1970s Detroit, Life of Crime follows two incompetent ex-cons as they try to carry out a kidnapping that goes horribly wrong.
14. “Just Go With It” (2011)
Cast: Adam Sandler, Nick Swardson
Once again, Sandler and Aniston are a winning team in this rom-com. Only this time, Sandler portrays Danny, a surgeon who avoids commitment, and Aniston portrays Katherine, a coworker who reluctantly agrees to play his wife so he can win over another girl. Is it cheesy? Yes. But expect plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.
13. “Friends with Money” (2006)
Cast: Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand
This comedy focuses on the friendship between Olivia (a financially unstable maid) and her three well-off friends, who struggle in other areas of life. Not only does it tackle themes like aging and relationships, but it also packs quite a few laughs.
12. “The Good Girl” (2002)
Cast: John C. Reilly Jake Gyllenhaal, Zooey Deschanel
Aniston delivers a solid performance as Justine, a lonely store clerk and “good girl” who feels trapped in a dull marriage. But her mundane life takes an interesting turn when she meets and falls for a coworker.
11. “Cake” (2015)
Cast: Adriana Barraza, Felicity Huffman
This raw and emotional film follows Claire, a former attorney who becomes attached to a widower. Aniston's moving portrayal of Claire earned her a Golden Globe and a SAG award.
10. “He's Just Not That Into You” (2009)
Cast: Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin
Inspired by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo's self-help book, the star-studded rom-com follows Gigi, who tends to misread romantic signals. Meanwhile, the film follows the relationships of eight other people who are somehow connected to Gigi.
9. “Bruce Almighty” (2003)
Cast: Jim Carrey, Morgan J. Freeman
Aniston teams up with comedy genius Jim Carrey in this delightfully cheesy comedy, where an anchorman is presented with a rare opportunity to play God for a week. Aniston shines as the kind-hearted wife, and not surprisingly, there are plenty of laugh-worthy moments.
8. “Horrible Bosses” (2011)
Cast: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey
This box-office hit follows three fed-up employees who hatch a complex plan to get rid of their abusive bosses for good—but it doesn’t hold up as well as they expect. Aniston is remarkable as the sexually aggressive Dr. Julia Harris and steals nearly every scene.
7. “Derailed” (2005)
Cast: Clive Owen, Vincent Cassel, Giancarlo Esposito
A one-night stand between two married people turns into a nightmare when a criminal breaks into their hotel room and attacks them. To spare their spouses and children, they agree to keep the affair a secret by not reporting the crime, but things get complicated when the criminal decides to blackmail one of them.
6. “Marley & Me” (2008)
Cast: Owen Wilson, Eric Dane
Marley & Me follows a married couple, played by Wilson and Aniston, who adopt a Labrador retriever to test whether they’re ready to raise a family. This movie will make you chuckle one minute and shed tears the next.
5. “We're the Millers” (2013)
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms
This hilarious crime comedy follows a pot dealer named David, who assembles a fake family to smuggle drugs from Mexico to the U.S. Aniston nails her part as the foxy stripper hired to play David's wife.
4. “Dream for an Insomniac” (1996)
Cast: Ione Skye, Mackenzie Astin
Skye plays Frankie, a woman with insomnia who dreams of having a fairytale romance with her blue-eyed prince. When she meets a great guy who’s already engaged, she decides to go after him anyway…with encouragement from her friend (played by Aniston).
3. “The Iron Giant” (1999)
Cast: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick, Vin Diesel
While Aniston isn’t known for her voicework, this entry proves that she has the talent for it. The animated flick follows a young boy who becomes friends with an alien robot. And Aniston offers a comforting voice as the titular character’s mom.
2. “Dumplin’” (2018)
Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Odeya Rush, Dove Cameron
With its charming cast and positive themes, Dumplin’ is the cinematic equivalent of a cozy blanket. Based on Julie Murphy's YA novel, it follows a plus-size teen who revolutionizes her small town’s pageant after joining the contest as a protest. Aniston dazzles as a former beauty queen named Rosie Dickson.
1. “Office Space” (1999)
Cast: Ron Livingston, David Herman
Fans of The Office will be glad to know that this gem inspired the NBC hit series. (In fact, Mike Judge, who directed the film, was offered an opportunity to help develop the show, but he passed.) The film follows a trio of unmotivated corporate workers who are seeking revenge on their employer after being subjected to unfair treatment. Meanwhile, Aniston portrays a restaurant waitress who starts dating one of the main characters. Though her role is small, she makes the most of her scenes with punchy one-liners.