While Selena Gomez is an accomplished artist, she started her career acting and has said she wants to focus more on acting. Here are Selena Gomez’s 17 best movie & TV roles, according To IMDb.
17. The Dead Don’t Die (5.4)
The Dead Don’t Die is a Jim Jarmusch movie about a small town that faces a zombie invasion. The zombies are drawn to things from their life before they became part of the undead community. The Dead Don’t Die has an all-star cast that includes Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Selena Gomez, and Austin Butler.
Selena gets her head chopped off in this horror-comedy film.
16. Princess Protection Program (5.6)
In Princess Protection Program, Princess Rosalinda (Demi Lovato) is about to become queen of her country, Costa Luna, when it’s invaded by an evil dictator! So she’s put into the Princess Protection Program (kind of like the real-life Witness Protection Program) to keep her safe. Rosalinda is sent to live with a family in rural Louisiana, where she meets Carter (Selena Gomez). Carter helps Rosalinda become a “normal” teenager by giving her a haircut and cutting up her princess dresses. The girls face tons of ups and downs together and form a super tight bond.
15. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (5.7)
Gomez only makes a quick cameo in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, but her performance as a preppy sorority president who informs Chloe Grace Moretz’s character, Morgan, that sororities can’t have parties serves as the catalyst for the film’s insane, Zac-Efron’s-abs-filled plot.
14. Another Cinderella Story (5.7)
Another Cinderella Story follows Mary (played by Selena) who dreams of taking the dance world by storm. When she met famous popstar Joey Parker (played by Drew), all Mary’s dreams came true. The two not only fell in love at the end of the movie but Mary was accepted into dance school.
13. Monte Carlo (5.8)
After graduation, three high school BFFs quit their waitressing jobs and take a trip to Paris, only to learn that Gomez’s character, Grace, looks exactly like a French royal: Cordelia Winthrop Scott. While Scott is on hiatus, Grace relieves her of her royal duties, pretending to be Scott to get the royal treatment in Monte Carlo.
12. In Dubious Battle (6.0)
In this 2017 film, Gomez plays Lisa London, a pregnant woman who finds herself at the center of a migratory riot against landowners in California apple country.
11. Hotel Transylvania Movies (6.4 average)
The Hotel Transylvania films are Selena Gomez’s most successful and biggest films. The hit animated franchise earned nearly $1.4 billion worldwide from its first three films.
Selena voices Mavis Dracula in the Hotel Transylvania movie series.
10. A Rainy Day in New York (6.5)
Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York featured the story of Gatsby Welles (Timothée Chalamet) and Ashleigh (Elle Fanning), a young couple who decided to spend a weekend together in New York City. As a journalist, she was on her way to interview a renowned filmmaker, and they seized the opportunity to spend some time together and explore the city. Unexpectedly Ashleigh got other plans that would take her to meet a famous actor, so Gatsby was left alone in the city and ended up spending the day with his ex-girlfriend’s sister (Gomez). The rainy weekend was filled with encounters and misunderstandings as Ashleigh found out things she didn’t know about herself, and Gatsby was left to sort out his feelings.
9. Ramona And Beezus (6.5)
In a relatable story based on the classic Beverly Cleary books about a big and little sister who butt heads, Gomez plays Beezus, big sister to plucky Ramona (Joey King). Together, they work to save their family’s house and learn about the importance of sisterhood along the way.
8. Horton Hears A Who (6.8)
This star-studded animated film includes Selena Gomez in the line-up with other A-listers. She plays Helga McDodd, one of the mayor’s daughters.
7. Wizards Of Waverly Place (6.9)
Wizards of Waverly Place is the role that Selena Gomez is most known for. In the series, Selena plays Alex Russo, one of three wizard siblings training to become the family wizards as there can be only one in each family.
6. The Muppets (7.1)
In 2011, Gomez made a cameo in The Muppets appearing in a scene with Whoopi Goldberg and Rico Rodriguez, as potential celebrity talent for the Muppets’ telethon. She ended up taking donations on the phone lines, sitting next to The Newsman.
5. The Fundamentals Of Caring (7.3)
The Fundamentals of Caring stars Paul Rudd as Ben, a grieving father and failed writer who takes a job as a caretaker for Trevor (Craig Roberts) who is in a wheelchair, and they go on a road trip where they both embark on a journey of self-discovery. Along the way, they also meet Dot (Selena Gomez), who ended up needing their company as much as they needed hers.
4. Rudderless (7.4)
Rudderless is the story of a father who starts a band after discovering tapes left by his late son, who died in a school shooting on his college campus. Gomez plays Kate Lucas, the son’s girlfriend, who grieves alongside the father.
This musical drama only grossed $546,149 against a budget of $5 million, but it was viewed positively by critics.
3. The Big Short (7.8)
The Big Short follows four financial bigwigs who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse in the mid-2000s and use what they know to take on the big banks.
Selena Gomez appears for less than two minutes to explain synthetic collateralized debt obligations through poker.
2. Only Murders In The Building (8.1)
Only Murders In the Building follows Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin as their characters try to solve a mysterious death in their Upper West Side apartment building. The show was the most-watched Hulu Original comedy on premiere day.
1. Selena + Chef (8.3)
Selena + Chef is an HBO Max original reality TV series that Selena Gomez hosts. In each episode, she invites a chef to teach her how to cook a certain dish. The show usually features world-renowned chefs, Selena, and some of her friends and family. For each episode, the show donates $10,000 to the charity of the Chef’s choice, often food-related.