Over the years, Selena Gomez has expanded her acting and singing career by hosting and producing the cooking show Selena + Chef as well as launching her own beauty brand Rare Beauty. But recently, Gomez is back for the currently airing second season of the mystery-comedy Hulu series Only murders in the building.
For her performance in Only murders in the building, Gomez received nominations from the Critics Choice Television Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Award. Gomez has always loved starring in comedy projects, and on IMDb, viewers have rated the best comedy movies the former Disney Channel actor has starred in.
10 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) – 6.3
Gomez reprises her role as Dracula’s daughter Mavis in the animated comedy film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. In the film, Dracula (Adam Sandler) finds love on a cruise ship, but unaware that his newfound love interest is his nemesis’ great-granddaughter.
Hotel Transylvania 3 still has the same kind of jokes and humor that made the franchise a success. However, some critics felt that the third film made the franchise feel repetitive and that the story felt a bit messy and random. Still, it’s a great casual movie that the whole family can watch.
9 Ramona and Beezus (2010) – 6.5
Gomez stars with Joey King in the family adventure movie Ramona and Beezus. Based on the books by Beverly Cleary Ramona forever and Ramona’s worldthe film usually follows the titular character, a third grader who can be too imaginative and playful for her own good, and her family who must keep up with her antics.
Audiences have enjoyed the film for its wholesome plot, infectiously upbeat performances, and recognizable characters. Gomez also excellently played the supporting role of Ramona’s older sister Beezus in the film.
8 A Rainy Day in New York (2019) – 6.5
In the movie A rainy day in New Yorktwo college students who decide to spend a weekend in New York find their plans derailed by bad weather, as well as the interesting personalities they meet along the way.
The film was not warmly received by critics, in part because of its on-the-nose dialogue, reductive script and muddled themes. However, Gomez and Timothée Chalamet’s performances were particularly memorable, and the film’s cinematography remains top-notch.
7 Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) – 6.6
Nice characters like Dracula, Johnny and Mavis return in Hotel Transylvania 2. After the first movie, Mavis gave birth to a half-human/half-vampire baby named Dennis. However, her father Dracula is alarmed that Dennis has no vampire skills.
Viewers thought that Hotel Transylvania 2 is a better film than its predecessor thanks to its superior animation, captivating story and heart-wrenching jokes. There were also a number of jokes and pop culture jokes that are sure to bring a smile to the older audience who see the film.
6 Horton hears a who! (2008) – 6.8
Based on a book by Dr. seuss, Horton hears a who! is a film that touches on themes such as community, perseverance and friendship. The film follows an elephant named Horton who has to care for a speck of dust that contains an entire town called Whoville.
One of the daughters of the mayor of Whoville is played by Gomez. The film is also considered by viewers to be one of Jim Carrey’s best films thanks to his fun and delightful performance as Horton.
5 Hotel Transylvania (2012) – 7.0
Who knew that a hotel that housed some of the most popular monsters in the world would become a successful franchise. The 2012 Sony Movie Hotel Transylvania features the titular hotel where monsters like Frankenstein, werewolves, and mummies can recover from scaring humans.
The hotel is owned by Count Dracula, who is voiced by celebrated comedy star Adam Sandler. Gomez plays Mavis in the film, Dracula’s daughter who falls in love with a human. The movie may not have a solid script, but there were enough quirky jokes and fun characters that make it one of the top-ranked vampire movies of the 2010s.
4 The Muppets (2011) – 7.1
Featuring several beloved doll characters such as Kermit the Frog, Count von Count and Ernie, the 2011 movie The Muppets introduces Jim Henson’s creation to a new generation. In The MuppetsA Muppet fan must reunite the puppeteers to save the Muppet Theater from being demolished.
Gomez plays a small part as himself in the film. The Muppets was well received by fans of the franchise as it featured the same kind of anarchic humor, funny jokes, and ensemble comedy that viewers of the show have become familiar with.
3 The Fundamentals of Care (2016) – 7.3
Road trip movies are as fun as they are moving. Based on a novel by Jonathan Evison, The Fundamentals of Care follows the friendship between a writer and a disabled teenager and their adventures along the way.
Gomez has a supporting role in the film as Dot, a hitchhiker who accompanies the main characters on their journey. The chemistry between the main characters works well thanks to a well-written script laced with insightful lines and humor-filled retorts.
2 Motionless (2014) – 7.4
motionless is a moving film about grieving and letting go. In the film, a father, played by Billy Crudup, finds his son’s demo music. In an effort to commemorate his son’s talent and find the right way to get rid of his grief, he bonds with another musician he meets at his local bar.
Directed by William H. Macy, motionless is a drama film that will touch the viewers. Though it feels emotionally ambitious at times, the film never loses its momentum thanks to its actors’ moving performances.
1 The Big Short (2015) – 7.8
There are many words that can be used to describe Adam McKay’s The big short, and fat is one of them. The film is based on real events and shows how the financial crisis of 2007-2008 triggered the housing bubble in the United States.
In addition to a phenomenal cast that includes actors such as Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling, the film also features cameos from entertainers such as Gomez, Anthony Bourdain and Margot Robbie to explain key financial concepts. The film received critical acclaim upon release for its simple premise and well-acted script.
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