3 Jennifer Lopez Movies to Stream Right Now
Jennifer Lopez is a force in the entertainment industry who has been around for decades. She’s not only known for her hit songs and her dancing skills she most recently showcased during the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show, but she’s also an actress.
Jennifer Lopez landed her first big movie role in 1997
Engaged to former MLB baseball player, Alex Rodriguez, J. Lo began her acting career at a young age. Her first major film came in 1997 when she portrayed Tejano star, Selena Quintanilla, in a biopic two years after the singer’s death. Loved by critics and fans alike, J. Lo’s performance in Selena brought the film’s director to tears on set.
Today Selena remains one of J. Lo’s most beloved movie roles not to mention it gave her acting career momentum. From there, J. Lo went on to land roles in many movies. Today, the 50-year-old triple threat has 113 acting credits to her name, according to IMDb. She’s been in everything from thrillers and romantic comedies to action films and a handful of them are currently available on streaming platforms.
Stream ‘Lila and Eve’ on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis and J. Lo star in the 2015 thriller, Lila and Eve. According to IMDb, they play Lila (Davis) and Eve (Lopez), two women who meet in a support group for grieving mothers. After the police do little to solve the murder of Lila’s son, she and Eve take matters into their own hands and pursue justice themselves.
Directed by Charles Stone III, who previously directed films such as Mr. 3000 (2004) and Drum Line (2002), Lila and Eve premiered on July 17, 2015. Although the R-rated movie received less than stellar reviews on Rotten Tomatoes Lila and Eve proved to be a change of pace from J. Lo’s other roles in romantic comedies.
Watch ‘Jersey Girl’ on HBO Now
A year after Gigli infamously flopped at box offices, J. Lo and her former fiancé, Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck, appeared in another film together. Released after the couple called off their wedding just days before the ceremony, Jersey Girl followed the romance of Ollie Trinke (Affleck) and Gertrude Steiney (Lopez). According to IMDb, Gertrude died giving birth to their daughter forcing Ollie to figure out how to be a father as a widower.
Liv Tyler, George Carlin, and Stephen Root also starred in the film. Met with OK reviews, critics felt Jersey Girl could be “warm but often overly sentimental,” according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Stream ‘Bordertown’ on HBO Now
Another one of J. Lo’s movies on HBO Now is Bordertown. Lesser-known among her acting gigs, J. Lo played the role of Lauren Adrian, a reporter tasked by her boss (Martin Sheen) to write a story about missing women at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Bordertown reunited J. Lo with Gregory Nava, the director of Selena. The R-rated drama also starred Antonio Banderas.