Best Selena Gomez Movies and TV Shows to watch
Selena Gomez is truly one of those Disney stars that seemingly managed to survive the effect of getting famous so early in her career. Over the years, Selena has transformed from being an actress to making it big as one of the most beloved singers in the International Pop Music Industry.
The 30-year-old singer started acting when she was only 10 and now, 20 years into the industry, Selena Gomez has made quite the name for herself as an actress and a businesswoman. Selena released her documentary movie ‘My Mind And Me’ this year and gave fans an insight into her struggles with mental health and how it had affected her career and personality.
From being a child actress and a singer to turning into a woman who wants to radiate positivity and love in everything she does, Selena has come a long way. Let’s take a look at the best Selena Gomez movies and TV shows that you can watch. Have any of your favourites made the list?
Wizards of Waverly Place
Have you ever wondered what it would be like for Witches and Wizards to exist in the real world? Well, Selena’s most popular TV show, Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place is a fun children’s TV show that tells fans just that. The show follows the adventures of the Russo family who are secret undercover witches.
Selena Gomez plays the middle child, Alex Russo with her older sibling, Justin and her younger sibling Max Russo. These three siblings are teenage wizards-in-training who live in an apartment on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Their father Jerry Russo, a former wizard, provides his children with daily lessons in their secret lair on how to use magic responsibly.
Another Cinderella Story
Another Cinderella Story is just another story about the fairy tale princess, Cinderella set in the modern world. The show revolves around the backdrop of the music industry. Mary Santiago (played by Selena Gomez), a natural-born dancer at heart is an orphaned girl who is working for the cruel pop star and her two terrible daughters.
After years of abuse, Mary, is now a senior at Ritzy Beverly Hills High School. She is counting down the days until her dance audition for the prestigious Manhattan Academy of Performing Arts, where she hopes to transfer. After the teen pop sensation, and heart-throb, Joey Parker, returns to Beverly Hills High to complete his high-school degree like a normal teen, he meets Mary at a masquerade ball.
Since Joey wasn’t able to catch what his mystery girl looked like, he sets out to find Mary. This modern fairy tale is different from other versions of the story because it proves that you don’t need a fairy godmother to make magic happen, or have a happy ending.
The 2014 American teen movie follows the story of a teenager named Rick Stevens who has a crush on Nina Pennington (played by Selena Gomez). When Rick realizes that Nina broke up with her boyfriend Kevin Carpenter he makes his move.
Rick places a bet with Karlis Malinauskas, a mobster’s son, that he will have sex with Nina before Arbor Day, leading to a serious chain of events from having sex with his best friend’s mom, to having almost the whole town in jail, including Nina.
The 2014 movie sees Selena Gomez play Kate and is based on the story of a grieving father who is on a downward spiral after the death of his son. He suddenly stumbles across a box of his deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of his child’s unknown musical talent, the man forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis for his loss.
Hotel Transylvania (Voice)
The animated movie series narrates the story of a famous hotel named Hotel Transylvania. This hotel is a place where monsters who want to get away from the rest of the world go to. Count Dracula’s Hotel Transylvania is a lavish resort where monsters can be themselves without humans around to bother them.
On one special weekend, Dracula invites creatures like the Invisible Man, the Mummy and others to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez). However, an unforeseen complication unfolds when an ordinary human unwittingly crashes the party and falls in love with Mavis.
Ramona and Beezus
The 2010 movie follows the story of Ramona Quimby, a grade-school student with great imagination. The little girl often gets into clashes with her teacher Mrs Meacham. After Ramona’s dad Robert loses his job, her family – including her teenage sister, Beezus (played by Selena Gomez) have to make major adjustments.
Ramona and Beezus’ dad starts learning how to run the house while Ramona dreams up various plans to make money so that she can save their house. Since everyone in her family seems too preoccupied to help her with her own worries, Ramona turns to the one person who always has time for her, Aunt Bea.
The Fundamentals of Caring
When a writer retires after a personal tragedy, he turns into a disabled teen’s caregiver. The two, together embark on an impromptu road trip and their ability to cope with each other is tested.
The two learn and grow in the journey as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship. Selena Gomez plays Dot in the movie and she is a hitchhiker who joins the two during their trip. She is also someone the young boy develops feelings for.
In Dubious Battle
The 2016 period-movie follows the story of an activist who gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. In the California apple country, 900 migratory workers rise up ‘in dubious battle’ against the landowners. Selena Gomez plays Lisa, the daughter-in-law of London the second most significant, elected leader of the striking workers.
The Dead Don’t Die
The 2019 zombie movie, The Dead Don’t Die is set in the a small town of Centerville. One find day, something odd takes place in the town that the moon hangs large and low in the sky and the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable. The town is also witnessing animals exhibit unusual behaviours.
Despite all the concerning news reports no one is able to foresee the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing the town. Centerville is seeing the dead rising from their graves and feasting on the living while the citizens only can battle to survive.
A Rainy Day in New York
2019’s A Rainy Day in New York follows the journey of a young couple from Yardley College, where Gatsby Welles learns that his girlfriend Ashleigh Enright will travel to Manhattan to interview the cult director Roland Pollard for the college paper.
Gatsby plans a romantic weekend with Ashleigh. When the couple arrive in Manhattan, Gatsby does not tell his parents that are planning a fancy party in the evening. While Ashleigh is busy with her business, Gatsby stumbles upon his friend, who is cinema student.
He agrees to participate in a kiss scene with Chan Tyrell (played by Selena Gomez), who is the younger sister of his former girlfriend. Along the rainy weekend in New York, Gatsby and Ashleigh have new experiences and discoveries in their romantic journeys.
Only Murders in the Building
The ongoing Hulu original follows three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up into one when a dead body is discovered in their building. Selena Gomez plays Mabel Mora over the shows two seasons and is one of the residents of the Upper West Side apartment building.
The trio suspect murder and employ their knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth behind the murder. Soon, the trio comes to realize a killer might be living among them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
My Mind and Me
The most recently released documentary movie featuring Selena Gomez is My Mind and Me. The documentary talks about the singer and actresses struggles with mental health after her years in the limelight.
Selena has achieved unimaginable stardom but just as she reaches a new peak in her professional life, she experiences an unexpected turn that pulled her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans Selena’s six-year journey into a new light.
And there we have it, our list of the best movies and TV Shows starring Selena Gomez!
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