Top 10 Jennifer Garner film roles

June 22 13:17 2014

Jennifer Garner is an actress best known for playing CIA Agent Sydney Bristow in the television show Alias and being in movies such as 13 Going On 30 and Elektra. She is married to actor Ben Affleck, who she met on the set of Pearl Harbor, and they have three children together named Violet, Seraphina, and Sam.

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Recently, it was announced that Garner would be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014 for her work in films. This is quite an honor for Hollywood stars and as we congratulate Garner for her achievements, we look back at some of the film roles Garner has been a part of.

Whether as a lead actress or supporting, Garner’s down-to-earth appearance and sweet smile make her an actress worth noticing. is looking at some of the top ten films Garner has been a part of through her career. While some movies listed have her appearing in a minor role, others give us a glimpse at the talent this actress has when it comes to acting. What film role of Garner’s is your favorite?

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10. The Invention of Lying, Anna

In this film, the setting is a world where no one can tell a lie, except for a man named Mark, played by actor, Ricky Gervais. Garner plays the love interest, Anna, who is not attracted to him both because of his unattractive features and the fact that he not financially successful. Eventually, Mark figures out he can tell lies. The clip below shows a scene where Anna accepts a call from her mother during a date and reveals what she really thinks of Mark.

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9. Daredevil, Elektra

In this 2003 film, Garner plays the love interest to Ben Affleck’s Matt Murdock, who is secretly the superhero, Daredevil. While the film didn’t have many glowing reviews, there was chemistry between the two from the start, as seen in this short clip below.

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8. Elektra, Elektra

Two years after Daredevil, Garner starred in Elektra. The movie follows a near death experience and how Elektra overcomes her feelings of anger as she eventually becomes an assassin.

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7. Valentine’s Day, Julia

In this cute movie, Garner plays Julia, a young woman who falls for a doctor even though she doesn’t know the man is married. Following a group of people who have different things going on in their lives when it comes to love on Valentine’s Day.

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6. Catch Me If You Can, Cheryl Ann]

While she doesn’t appear in the film much, Garner has great chemistry with DiCaprio in a film that goes through the life of a con artist and the FBI agent who is trying to track him down. Garner’s appearance may be small, but she shows her acting talents in this short, brief clip.

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5. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Jenny

In this film that has a modern take on the classic Scrooge tale, a ladies man gets a visit from his past girlfriends in an effort to get him to change his ways. Garner plays the childhood friend to Matthew McConaughey’s womanizing character, Connor Reed.

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4. Juno, Vanessa

In this film, Garner plays the potential adoptive mother to Ellen Page’s character’s unborn child. The movie is cute and has a lot of humor, and Garner does well as a hopeful, prospective mom.


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3. Catch and Release, Gray

In this film, Garner’s character is mourning the death of her fiancé when she finds out there were secrets he kept from her, including the fact he had a child with another woman. As time goes on, she begins to build a close relationship with Fritz, who was her fiance’s best friend. The movie is touching and cute, and Garner is very good in her role.

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2. Dallas Buyer’s Club, Dr. Eve Saks

In a story centered around the early HIV/AIDS epidemic, Garner plays a doctor, who realizes the treatment drug for AIDS may not work for some patients and becomes friends with a man named Ron Woodruff, who is selling unapproved medication that has helped to improve his health.

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1. 13 Going On 30, Jenna

In one of her funniest films to date, Garner plays the adult version of her 13-year-old self, who wishes she could become an adult much quicker than she would like. When her best friend gives her wishing dust, her wish comes true and she finds herself at 30-years-old, working at her favorite magazine. However, her life isn’t as perfect as she hoped it would be.



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Elizabeth Learned
Elizabeth Learned

At Large Senior Editor, Arizona State University alum, coffee addict and television crime drama fan

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