Jennifer Aniston rose to superstardom from her role as Rachel on the long running and much beloved television show Friends. Her cinema career has been mixed. Trying to launch herself as a feature star ended in a string of failures, but soon Aniston found her stride taking indie-type flicks, smaller roles and playing opposite of established movie stars. She’s had a part in 23 movies that have gone on to gross over $1.2 billion domestically. Her latest film, Wanderlust, opens in theaters everywhere Friday February 24, 2012. Because of her smaller roles it is difficult to say that all 23 of those films are Jennifer Aniston movies, thus here’s a few runner-ups that were left off this list because of a smaller role – She’s the One, Office Space, He’s Just Not That Into You, Marley and Me and Horrible Bosses. Enjoy this list of the top five best Jennifer Aniston movies. Author discretion is the final criteria used to distinguish these best Jennifer Aniston films.
Box Office Gross: $8,556,940 Adjusted: $0
Jennifer Aniston made her film debut in this horror story about a psychotic, six-centuries-old leprechaun on a murder spree throughout North Dakota. This low-budget horror flick is one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies.
Box Office Gross: $88,097,164 Adjusted: $0
Risk-averse Reuben Feffer’s (Ben Stiller) best-laid plans for life and love careen wildly off track when his bride (Debra Messing) dumps him on their honeymoon for a muscle-bound scuba instructor (Hank Azaria). Stunned, humiliated and in the grip of acute indigestion, Reuben plans to play it safer than ever. But a chance encounter with an adventure-craving, childhood friend named Polly (Jennifer Aniston) shoots him into a whirlwind of extreme sports, spicy foods, ferrets, salsa dancing and living in the moment.
Box Office Gross: $103,028,109 Adjusted: $0
A plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler) who’s romancing a much younger schoolteacher enlists his loyal assistant (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all of their lives.
Box Office Gross: $14,018,296 Adjusted: $0
A married woman (Jennifer Aniston) working in a discount store yearns for something more, including a family, but she’s so far been unable to conceive with her husband (John C. Reilly). At work, she meets a creative but odd young man (Jake Gyllenhaal) who thinks he’s Holden Caulfield, the narrator from The Catcher in the Rye. Considering him her soulmate, she starts an passionate affair with him, but as it quickly progresses from liberation to weird obsession, she finds herself ensnared in a chaotic web of blackmail, larceny and lies.
Box Office Gross: $934,658 Adjusted: $0
A traveling saleswoman (Jennifer Aniston) sells cheap art to small companies and motels. She has a fling with an aimless, underachieving assistant motel manager (Steve Zahn) at one of her stops, and he begins to pursue her all over the United States.