Ranking JLo’s Romantic Comedies From Worst To Best

You might have already seen my favorite Jennifer Lopez songs but her movies, in particular, her romantic comedies are also amazing. By critics standards, some of these choices that rank higher in this list are not very good movies but this isn’t about critics. So, here are the seven films she’s made that fall into the appropriate category along with their ranking from the worst to the very best. 

Gigli (2003)


If you’re surprised to see this movie coming in as the worst then you probably didn’t attempt to watch it which is lucky for you because it was rough. JLo is a rom-com Queen but this one is unwatchable. Gigli took place at the peak of her epic romance with Ben Affleck (Bennifer 1). The only highlight hidden in this title was Al Pacino’s cameo as Starkman (and, most of his work was in the trailer). 

Little Known Fact 

Gigli won the Worst Picture of 2003 Golden Raspberry Award.

The Back-Up Plan (2010)


The Back-Up Plan had everything it needed to be an excellent rom-com with Alex O’Loughlin as JLo’s adorable, romantic interest. Plot-wise, this movie was solid, telling the story of a woman who decided to have a baby on her own because she was done looking for Mr. Right only to find him right after she gets pregnant. There were adorable moments in this movie but overall, it was just not funny or sweet enough to earn a higher ranking on this list. 

Little Known Fact

Jennifer Lopez’s character Zoe is seen reading the book ‘What to expect when you are expecting’ she later plays the character Holly in the film adaptation of the book.

Shall We Dance (2004)

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Ok, so maybe Shall We Dance isn’t exactly a JLo starring movie, but it is a romantic comedy. It would have ranked much higher if JLo had been the co-star to Richard Gere’s uber charming John. Her role is important to the overall story because she helps Gere through a tough time and is instrumental in giving him a better relationship with his wife (played effortlessly by Susan Sarandon). JLo and Gere’s tango scene ranks high among some of the best movie dance numbers. 

Little Known Fact

Singer, Mya, was in the film and added music to the soundtrack.

Monster-in-Law (2005)


Monster-in-Law maybe hasn’t been everyone’s favorite romantic comedy. It’s not one that you can watch over and over again but this movie deserves major bonus points because Jane Fonda is a legend. Michael Vartan, who plays JLo’s love interest, doesn’t hurt matters either because he is a catch! So, he earns Monster-In-Law a few more points. Overall, this movie is cute and it has some hilarious moments but it is definitely not JLo’s best of the best. 

Little Known Fact

This film was Jane Fonda’s first role in fifteen years.

Second Act (2018)


Second Act is not a traditional rom-com because it devotes a large portion of attention to the family aspect but JLo’s beau is the wonderful Milo Ventimiglia so it definitely counts. If you’ve seen it then you might agree that you could watch this movie over and over again! JLo’s work with Vanessa Hudgens is so, so good! Second Act marked a return to form for JLo and her movies because it contained all the best elements of her movies laughter, tears, and all the feels. 

Little Known Fact

Julia Roberts was originally attached to this movie for JLo’s role.

Maid In Manhattan (2002)


Oh man! Maid in Manhattan is one of the best romantic comedies ever so it’s obviously high on any JLo list. You’ll love this movie for the story, the laughs, her relationship with her son, and Ralph Fiennes before he became only Voldemort. This movie will break your heart every time you see the late Natasha Richardson in a scene. JLo rocked her role in every way and, if you haven’t seen it, you will absolutely adore it! 

Little Known Fact

The film is loosely based around a true story. In 1959, Steven Rockefeller, son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, married Anne-Marie Rasmussen, a maid who had worked at his family’s Manhattan hotel.

The Wedding Planner (2001)


The Wedding Planner is the number one rom-com ever without being apart of a JLo ranking! There’s been some taboo talk around the plot for this one recently with the lack of respect among the relationships but it’s a movie. Matthew McConaughey wasn’t even a serious actor when he starred in this and that makes it more magical because he’s just this awesome presence. His chemistry with JLo sizzles to this day! And, we can’t forget to shout out Justin Chambers (pre-Grey’s Anatomy) owns his scenes as Massimo. This is one of those movies that you just have to watch if it’s on, no matter how far into the movie it is!

Little Known Fact

Sarah Michelle Gellar was almost the star but had to turn it down to make Buffy the Vampire Slayer

How would you rank JLo’s rom-coms? Did any of these deserve to be hight on the list? Share your thoughts in the comments or on social media!


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