It was recently announced that 20th Century and Selena Gomez are in talks to produce a reboot of the popular 1980s classic film A hard worker. The six-time Oscar-winning original starred Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford, and while the Gomez-led reboot doesn’t have any actors attached at the moment, it’s likely to premiere on Hulu when it’s all set. said and done.
Selena Gomez has been in the TV and film industry since 2002 when she made her debut on Barney and his friends. Since then, she has been a key player in a variety of beloved movies and TV shows, not just as an actor but as a producer and even as a recording artist.
ten Living Without Papers (2019) – 6.6
Stream on Netflix
Living without papers is a 2019 Netflix documentary that delves into the lives of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. It was produced by Selena Gomez, who decided to get involved after watching footage that would be used and seeing her own family in the footage.
Gomez wrote an op-ed in Time magazine about the American immigration crisis and his family’s history as undocumented immigrants. She talks about meeting the people whose lives are shown in the documentary and the impact they had on her.
9 Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) – 6.6
Stream on Freevee
Reprising her role as Mavis Dracula, Selena Gomez took on greater stardom in Hotel Transylvania 2 that she had in the original. The film is set nine years after the first and follows Mavis and her husband Johnny as they tackle parenting their child Dennis, giving Gomez a bit more screen time than she had. in the Vlad-focused film. Hotel Transylvania.
This movie came at a more cinematic part of Gomez’s career, where she hadn’t been a mainstay on a TV show since the end of the Wizards of Waverly Place in 2012. Hotel Transylvania 2 saw mixed reviews, but overall Gomez’s reprise of the role of Mavis was well received by fans of the original
8 Wizards of Waverly Place (2007 – 2012) – 6.9
Stream on Disney+
One of the most notable performances of Selena Gomez’s career was her six years on the Disney Channel Original Show in the cast of the Wizards of Waverly Place. Her portrayal of the mischievous and somewhat irresponsible Alex Russo, a middle-aged witch trying to balance magic and everyday life is beloved by dozens of Disney millennials and gen-z fans growing up. watching the series.
The first show centered around Selena Gomez as the title character, the Wizards of Waverly Place was in many ways a stepping stone for her not only her acting career but also her singing career. She sang the opening credits song for the series, leading to the formation of her first band Selena Gomez & The Scene.
seven Hotel Transylvania (2012) – 7.0
Stream on Hulu
The story of Count Dracula and the hotel he runs for the monsters to take a break from the human world stars Selena Gomez as the Count’s daughter, Mavis. Hotel Transylvaniait is likeable characters work as a humorous take on scary literature, Halloween and mythological characters for children and their families, with a budding romance at the center to add depth and conflict.
The children’s film was part of a busy 2012 for Gomez, where she starred in two more films, in addition to wrapping up her time as the star of the Wizards of Waverly Place. The film ended up being a big hit for her, allowing her to reprise her role as Mavis in three sequels released in 2015, 2018 and 2022 respectively.
6 Rising Girl (2013) – 7.2
Stream on AMC+, Kanopy and Vudu
A documentary about the lives of nine girls from nine different countries in Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean, rising girl taps Selena Gomez as one of the nine narrators. Alongside Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek and Meryl Streep, Gomez tells the story of Mariama, a young girl from Sierra Leone.
The stories featured in rising girl are written by writers from each of the nine countries and follow girls’ struggles to overcome and overcome cultural and societal barriers in their path. The focus is in particular on their struggle to achieve education, and the documentary tapped into Gomez’s voice to help highlight hope in difficult circumstances.
5 The Fundamentals of Compassion (2016) – 7.3
Stream on Netflix
A comedy starring Selena Gomez alongside Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts, The basics of support tell the story of a man who became a registered caregiver and took his patient on a journey. Gomez plays Dot, a hitchhiker whom the patient falls in love with along the journey.
While the road trip trope might be a bit cliché for some viewers, the chemistry between Gomez and Roberts that emerges is a highlight of this film. Gomez really shows her ability to connect with her co-star and the audience in The basics of supportgarnering love from fans and new viewers alike.
4 Rudderless (2014) – 7.4
Rent on Vudu
Without rudder tells the story of a father who stumbles upon his deceased son’s unreleased music and decides to form a band in hopes of using it to deal with the loss by playing his music. Selena Gomez plays the son’s ex-girlfriend, who was dating him the year before and disapproves of the way the father plays music.
With a role very different from the previous comedies and actions in which she had starred, Without rudder was a change of pace for Gomez’s career at the time. Despite this change, she does incredibly well, giving the heartbreaking portrayal of a woman grieving the loss of her love and her own normal life in the drama.
3 13 Reasons Why (2017-2020) – 7.5
Stream on Netflix
Based on Jay Asher’s novel of the same name, 13 reasons why was produced by Selena Gomez after her role as the title character in a 2011 film adaptation has been set aside for a TV show. The show follows the suicide of high school student Hannah Baker, who leaves behind a series of tapes detailing the reasoning behind her death.
While the past three seasons have generally been considered lesser by fans, Season 1 has been seen as gripping and emotionally taxing, making it an intense yet enjoyable watch. Gomez and company have also released documentaries throughout the seasons, where mental health professionals have spoken about the issues explored on the show and their professional experiences with these topics.
2 Only Murders in the Building (2021-) – 8.1
Stream on Hulu
An ongoing Hulu series that premiered in 2021, Only murders in the building stars Selena Gomez alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short as neighbors living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. After a murder in their apartment building, the three decide to start a crime podcast to investigate.
The murder mystery and comedy is hugely popular among Hulu viewers and set the record in 2021 for the most-watched comedy premiere of all time on the streaming service. That’s largely down to Gomez’s performance, in which she works extremely well with Martin and Short to deliver a fun and humorous take on detective fiction.
1 Selena + Chef (2020-) – 8.3
Stream on HBO Max
A radical departure from one of Selena Gomez’s previous efforts, Selena + Chef is a cooking show hosted by the star on HBO Max. The series features a different professional chef and unique cuisine each episode, with a $10,000 donation to a charity chosen by the guest chef.
A great mix of cooking tips, charitable donations and improvised fun, Selena + Chef has become a firm favorite for many HBO Max viewers. The show was inspired by Gomez’s struggle with the kitchen during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and seeks to provide great tips and treats to help viewers avoid kitchen nightmares.
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