A successful business owner, a supermodel, and a highly revered actress with looks that make guys drool over her – the gorgeous Jessica Marie Alba is a complete package. The talented American actress is California born and started her career at a very young age of 13. She gained popularity and attention after her role in the TV series Dark Angel and went on to feature in many successful movies after that. Let’s take a look at the 15 best Jessica Alba movies of all time:
15. Barely Lethal (2015)
Director Kyle Newman doesn’t want you to be grossed in suspense and looking for plot twists. With this half adventure half chick-flick, he wants you to sit back and relax and let the movie roll. It is a light comedy with a simple plot – a teenage special-ops agent, trained by the veteran Samuel L. Jackson decides she wants a normal life.
Pulling one off on her trainers, she enrolls in a high school, ready for a simple life with some high school romance. But it’s never easy to bury your past as a vicious but pretty arms dealer (Jessica Alba) is on her heels.
14. The Eye (2008)
The young and hot superstar, Jessica Alba, has worked in a horror movie as well. Directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud, it is a story of a blind violinist named Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) who gets a chance to see the colors of life again through a cornea transplant.
But here comes the plot twist, she begins to see much more than just colors. She has visions of the dead speaking to her. The movie narrates how she tries to find more about the donor and solve the mystery behind her horrid visions. Although the movie didn’t make it big at the box office, Jessica Alba was praised for her acting in the lead role.
13. Meet Bill (2007)
What do you do when you’re stuck in a dead-end banking job, courtesy of your father in law, and a wife who seems to be having an affair with a newsman. Basically, what do you do when your life sucks as much as our lead character Bill’s? The answer is exactly what Bill does in the movie.
He gets back up and tries to pursue his dream of buying a doughnut franchise, helped by a kid and a lingerie salesgirl. Jessica Alba plays the supporting role of the lingerie salesgirl in this comedy flick directed by Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallack.
12. Valentine’s Day (2010)
Garry Marshall, the director of this romantic comedy, has selected its cast full of superstars. There are enough big names in the cast to direct a whole half dozen romance movies. Jessica Alba, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Anne Hathaway, and Julia Roberts are just to name a few.
Valentine’s Day is about many hopeful couples who experience speed bumps in their relationships and some singles almost losing hope of finding love. But the cupid with his magical arrows of love will not let the special day end on a bad note.
11. Venus Rising (1995)
Talk about being a jack of all. Jessica Alba, this time, features in a sci-fi movie directed by Leora Barish and Edgar Michael Bravo. Played by the supermodel Jessica Alba, Eve is a prisoner on an island but manages to escape to the real world along with Venus.
To their surprise, the real world is not what they imagined but a scripted show where people are controlled by drugs and virtual reality. To add to their trouble, the prison staff is looking for the duo who must now put up a fight to stay alive.
10. Idle Hands (1999)
When you make a cocktail of two genres, comedy and horror, the result is Idle Hands, a Rodman Flender’s direction. Although the idea is not new to horror movies, it certainly is unique in its kind. One fine Halloween day, a slacker teenager’s right hand becomes possessed by a demonic presence.
Often high on drugs, he doesn’t even notice his parents have been dead for days, turned into Halloween costumes. The movie is full of gore which has been injected with humor to make it comical at the same time. It might not attract big crowds, but the movie is sure to appeal to teenagers and young folks as it’s surely the funniest of all Jessica Alba movies.
9. Into the Blue (2005)
Jessica Alba fans are bound to get excited with just one look at the movie posters. The hot supermodel in a swimsuit with a dashing and all popular Paul Walker of Fast and Furious fame as the other lead in the movie, movie is sure to attract big crowds.
This crime genre flick revolves around the adventures of a young couple and deep-sea divers Jared and Sam (Paul Walker and Jessica Alba) who happen to strike gold by finding a crashed airplane and cocaine in the sea. Their luck, however, soon turns sour as the crime mafia learns of this discovery and is after the couple to get information on the treasure’s location.
8. Awake (2007)
English screenwriter and director Joby Harold’s debut venture is commendable. It is a story of a very young and rich man Clay Beresford who has a heart attack and needs a transplant. His mother wants the best doctor for the surgery while Clay insists on his friend Jack for the job.
Jessica Alba plays the gorgeous young fiancé of Clay, a secret kept from his mother. Both women stand on the sidelines with obvious tension between the two, battling their own troubles, as Clay lies on the operation theater bed, lying wide awake during the whole transplant procedure as the anesthesia fails to do its job. The movie has many surprises and plot twists and keeps the viewers’ attention until the very end.
7. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
The second installment of the series shows the team of young four with superhuman powers take on a new threat to the beloved planet Earth. Based on Marvel Mangaverse, a comic book series by Marvel comics, the second installment shows an inter-galactic planet-eating force named Galactus coming after earth.
It sends a powerful Silver Surfer to destroy Earth while Van Doom, an old enemy of the Fantastic Four also makes a return. The quartet uses their superpowers including Susan Storm’s (Jessica Alba) stunning looks to which the Surfer seems to have a liking.
6. The Killer Inside Me (2010)
An adaption of a novel by Jim Thompson, this crime thriller aims to take a look at the psychopathic tendencies that lie just beneath the surface in humans, especially those who have experienced childhood abuse in one form or another.
A talented actor, Casey Affleck, takes the lead role of Lou Ford, a deputy Sheriff on an assignment to investigate a local prostitute (Jessica Alba). Unable to resist each other, the two are soon in an affair that seems to be fueling Lou’s antics. Is it just vengeance or is there something much more to Lou’s murder streak, watch the movie to find out.
5. Never Been Kissed (1999)
Director Raja Gosnell’s romantic comedy is about a young journalist who gets a second chance at high school life. A ridiculed nerd back in her day and true to the title of the movie, Josie Geller is now an editor for Chicago Sun-Times who gets assigned to cover high school life by enrolling in again.
Jessica Alba features as one of the hottest and most popular girls of high school, part of the mean girl’s group. As Josie tries to gain acceptance from the popular, romance sparks between her and the English teacher giving hope that she may finally be kissed. Things get tough when she has to decide between blowing her cover or ruining her relationship.
4. Stretch (2014)
Driving a limo might seem all fancy and fun on the outside, but its sure isn’t as much of a payoff as it seems. Director Joe Carnahan’s comedy is about one such limo driver nicknamed Stretch, who has a failed relationship and is deep in debt because of his gambling habits.
Stretch gets a chance to set his life when an eccentric billionaire agrees to pay his debt-money if he works for him one day with no questions asked.
Things, however, are never that simple and Stretch finds himself in a mess with drugs, police, and more. But all is well that ends well and so the movie ends with Stretch finding his blind date who turns out to be his friend and receptionist for the limo company, Charlie (Jessica Alba).
3. The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
This romantic drama set in 1930’s Malaysia is written and directed by the renowned British film director and comedy writer Guy Jenkin. It is a story about a British Officer John Truscott, played by Hugh Dancy, in a village in Malaysia, trying to westernize and educate the locals.
An attractive local girl named Selima, portrayed by the beautiful Jessica Alba, is assigned to John to help him learn the local language. This formal relation soon turns to romance as they fall in love and intend to marry, against the advice of everyone which might lead to frightful consequences.
2. Machete (2010)
Danny Trejo’s frightening demeanor perfectly syncs with the character of Machete, a Mexican federal betrayed by his own chief. Having moved to Texas and laying low, Machete is soon hired for a high-level kill, only to find himself double-crossed.
This doesn’t sit well with Machete who now makes vendetta against the double-crosser his priority. A young Immigration department worker, played by Jessica Alba, pursuing Machete only ends up falling for him as the two find love towards the movie’s end.
1. Sin City (2005)
Highly rated by all critics alike, this crime thriller is based on a graphic novel series by Frank Miller. This neo-noir features four different stories speaking of the evils at work in the city; a tragic story of co-dependency; a vigilante making his way into the criminal world looking for his lost love; an ambitious police officer rescuing a kid from a psychopath and an ex call girl turned straight evading her manipulative pimp with help of her significant other.
Jessica who plays the dancing girl has been widely appreciated for her exceptional acting, getting nominated for a number of awards including the Saturn Award in the Best Supporting Actress category.
We can’t resist mentioning these epic performances of Jessica Alba as well:
- Honey (2003)
- The Veil (2016)
- Little Fockers (2010)
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