The Best Selena Gomez Movies and TV Series – Ready Steady Cut | Episode Movies

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Selena Gomez has been in the limelight since she was ten and has had a recurring role Barney and his friends. The 30-year-old is an actress, singer-songwriter, producer and director of the popular make-up series Rare beauty. She has released several albums, done countless community service works, and publicly fought lupus. Now she’s sharing her struggles with mental health in the new Apple+ documentary Selena Gomez: My mind and I.

The documentary premiered at AFI and is now available on the Apple TV+ streaming platform. It has received positive reviews from critics. In her review of Ready Steady Cut, Amanda Guarragi said: “This documentary is incredibly candid and explores fame through the eyes of a young woman who was struggling to discover who she really is.”

In honor of Selena’s new documentary, it’s a great time to look back at some of my favorite TV and film appearances of hers. Selena is an actress I grew up with and I have a lot of nostalgia for her early work and a lot of respect for her often unrecognized talent as an actress.

Best Selena Gomez Movies and TV Shows

The Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)

Selena Gomez has made her mark on the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place, which ran for five years. The show stars Selena as Alex Russo, a young woman in New York City who is learning to control her magic powers alongside her two brothers, with everyone knowing that they will one day compete for the title of family magician. In this show, Selena showed her comedic talent from a young age and proved herself as a worthy leading lady. The final episode of the series was the most-watched episode of any Disney Channel show.

Another Cinderella Story (2008)

In this modern adaptation of Cinderella, Selena Gomez plays a young woman passionate about dance whose adoptive mother, a shabby pop star, is determined to hold her back. The film stars Drew Seeley as a celebrity returning to his high school for his senior year and Jane Lynch as the hilariously evil mother. In it, Selena showcased her dancing skills and recorded a handful of songs for the soundtrack, which set her on the path to a successful music career.

Princess Protection Program (2009)

Before Selena was best friends with Taylor Swift, she was very publicly best friends with fellow Disney Channel star Demi Lovato. They starred together in this Disney Channel Original Movie, in which a young princess (Lovato) whose life is in danger is placed in the Princess Protection Program and lives with a young tomboy (Gomez) and her father. Even watching it now, the film has a surprising amount of charm, largely due to the chemistry between Demi and Selena.

Ramona and Beezus (2010)

In 2010, Elizabeth Allen adapted Beverly Cleary’s popular Ramona novels into an enchanting film starring Selena, Joey King, John Corbett, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel and Sandra Oh. The film follows Ramona, a young girl full of playful creativity as she struggles to come to terms with her childhood and avoid trouble. Selena plays her older sister, Beezus, who has her own problems in her freshman year of high school. It’s one of the earliest examples of Selena having great dramatic emotional material, and she handles it brilliantly.

Monte Carlo (2011)

Monte Carlo is an entertaining, fluffy movie with beautiful landscapes and a great soundtrack full of songs by Mika. Directed by Thomas Bezucha, Selena, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy star as three friends pretending to be Monte Carlo celebrities. While reviews for the film were mixed, the film is a light and enjoyable watch and Selena is as awesome as ever.

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Selena Gomez has voiced Mavis, Dracula’s daughter, in all fours Hotel Transylvania movies. The computer-animated monster comedy films found unexpected success with viewers and critics alike. Other voice actors in the first film are Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade and CeeLo Green. In the films, Dracula owns the titular hotel and operates it as a “human-free hotel” for monsters.

The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

The dead don’t die, Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, it may not have received positive reviews when it was released in 2019, but it’s still an interesting take on the zombie genre. It stars an impressive cast including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi and Tilda Swinton. The film follows a zombie invasion of a small town as the police try to fight back and Selena appears as a young traveler who came to town at the wrong time. It’s especially fun to see her in scenes with Austin Butler, who played the title role elvis earlier this year.

Selena + Cook (since 2020)

One of Selena’s ongoing projects is a cooking show called Selena + Cook appearing on HBO Max. The show is now entering its fourth season and has achieved impressive success. The series is filmed in Selena’s home, where she invites professional chefs over to share lots of great tips and tricks. The show also donates $10,000 to a charity of each chef’s choice, underscoring Selena’s commitment to philanthropy. Last season, both Gordon Ramsay and Rachael Ray appeared as chefs.

Only Murders in the Building (since 2021)

Selena’s other ongoing TV show is Hulu’s Only murders in the building, which has been renewed for a third season. Created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman, the show stars Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena as three residents of a New York City apartment building who team up to solve the mystery of the death of one of their neighbors. The comedy-drama has received rave reviews and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards. It is definitely the first role in many years to showcase Selena’s dramatic and comedic talents.

Do you have any other recommendations for movies and TV shows starring Selena Gomez? Let us know!

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