Let’s all agree on something: Jennifer Lopez is actually one of the most hardworking actresses in Hollywood. Over her storied tenure as one of our best celebrities, Lopez has been lighting up the big screen for decades, all while maintaining her status as pop icon. Ahead, you’ll find the most underrated performances from Lopez’s prolific as hell side-gig with acting.
The 90s crime comedy features Lopez as a U.S. Marshall (again with the law enforcement!) and the decade’s hottest heartthrob, George Clooney as a career bank robber. Will she throw the criminal in jail or drive off into the sunset with him? The Steven Soderbergh came out to critical acclaim and even snagged a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination at the Oscars. (Starz)
Full disclosure: I've never seen this movie and I probably never will. That won't stop me from adding it in! Gigli is a gangster film with that brought such a state of confusion to the world (as well as sour reviews) that it still remains infamous to this day. Plus, it was shot at the height of Bennifer: Part I. Iconic! (Starz)
J. Lo plays her favorite type of role — lovable and sexy! — but this time opposite comedy powerhouses Jane Fonda and Wanda Sykes. This should have opened the floodgates for the latter two to star in endless buddy comedies, but alas, Hollywood lacks any semblance of vision. (HBO Max)
If Lopez isn't playing sexy and lovable, she is playing sexy and troubled. Lopez sleeps with — you guessed it! — the boy next door, only to have it spiral out of control as he develops a dangerous obsession with her. (YouTube)