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Top 10 Movies And Series Starring The Super Talented Jenna Ortega

Jenna comes from a big, tight-knit family with five siblings.

Jenna Ortega has swiftly become one of Hollywood’s most captivating young talents, enchanting audiences with her dynamic performances across both movies and television shows.

This article celebrates her versatility and charm by showcasing the Top 10 Movies and Series where Ortega has left an indelible mark.

From her early roles as a child actress, which hinted at her potential, to her latest projects, which secured her status as a rising star.

So, prepare your watchlist as we explore the works that have made Jenna Ortega a household name.

Movies/SeriesRelease Date
WednesdayNovember 16, 2022
Miller’s GirlJanuary 26, 2024
The FalloutJanuary 27, 2022
American CarnageJuly 15, 2022
Scream VIMarch 10, 2023
FinestkindSeptember 8, 2023
XMarch 18, 2022
The Babysitter: Killer QueenSeptember 10, 2020
Jane The VirginOctober 13, 2014

Note: Please note that the availability of movies on Netflix and other streaming platforms can differ depending on your geographical location.

1. Wednesday (2022)

DirectorTim Burton
WriterAlfred Gough, Miles Millar
CastsJenna Ortega, Emma Myers, Hunter Doohan
Release DateNovember 16, 2022
IMDb RatingIMDb

Wednesday is a Netflix series that delves into the life of Wednesday Addams, the iconic character from the Addams Family.

Set during her formative years at Nevermore Academy, the show explores her life beyond the eerie confines of the Addams Family mansion.

While at the Nevermore Academy, she navigates her new and very tangled relationships with the strange and diverse students.

Further, she seeks to solve a supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago and the mystery of a monstrous killing spree.

Jenna Ortega played the role of Wednesday Adams so brilliantly that it feels like she was made for it.

She blended perfectly with the series’s dark humor, mystery, and supernatural elements.

Moreover, when you think of the Netflix series Wednesday, Jenna Ortega must come to your mind.

2. Miller’s Girl (2024)

DirectorJade Halley Bartlett
WriterJade Halley Bartlett
CastsJenna Ortega, Martin Freeman, Bashir Salahuddin
Release DateJanuary 26, 2024
IMDb RatingIMDb

Miller’s Girl is an American erotic thriller film that delves into the complexities of desire, obsession, and forbidden relationships.

Jenna Ortega portrays the role of Cairo Sweet, an 18-year-old girl and talented young writer.

The story follows when Cairo’s path intersects with Jonathan Miller, her high school teacher, played by Morgan Freeman.

However, the story takes a precarious turn after Cairo’s infatuation with Mr. Miller evolves into obsession.

Mr. Miller assigns Cairo a project that entangles them both in an increasingly complex web after he rejects her provocative writing.

Unlike her iconic role as Wednesday Addams, Jenna’s portrayal in Miller’s Girl delves into emotional violence, savagery, and seduction.

3. The Fallout (2021)

DirectorMegan Park
WriterMegan Park
CastsJenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler, Niles Fitch
Release DateJanuary 27, 2022
IMDb RatingIMDb

The Fallout is a drama film starring Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler, and Niles Fitch that delves into the unseen faces of tragedy.

It is about those who struggle to transform their pain into positive change in the world, often confined to their bedrooms by fear.

The movie revolves around Vada Cavell, portrayed by Jenna Ortega, a high school student who survives the traumatic event.

She grapples with emotional fallout, which redefines her relationships with family and friends and her perception of the world.

Moreover, amidst the chaos, Vada forms a unique bond with Mia and Quinton, other survivors.

Together, they navigate the non-linear, often confusing journey toward healing in a world forever altered by a school shooting.

4. American Carnage (2022)

DirectorDiego Hallivis
WriterDiego Hallivis, Julio Hallivis
CastsJenna Ortega, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Allen Maldonado
Release DateJuly 15, 2022
IMDb RatingIMDb

American Carnage is a gripping comedy-horror film that delves into the complexities of immigration, racism, and corruption.

The plot moves forward after a governor issues an executive order to arrest the children of undocumented immigrants.

This group of young detainees is given an unusual opportunity; their charges can be dropped if they volunteer to care for the elderly.

These newly detained youth find themselves inside an eldercare facility, where they find a sinister plot that endangers both the young and the old.

The governor and the facility’s supervisor have cooked up a horrifying conspiracy, and it’s up to our unlikely heroes to unravel it.

Moreover, Jenna Ortega stars as Camila, one of the detainees embroiled in this dark conspiracy.

5. Scream VI (2023)

DirectorsMatt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
WritersJames Vanderbilt, Guy Busick, Kevin Williamson
CastsJenna Ortega, Courteney Cox, Melissa Barrera
Release DateMarch 10, 2023
IMDb RatingIMDb

Scream VI is a thrilling horror movie released in 2023, continuing the iconic “Scream” franchise.

It stars Jenna Ortega as Tara Carpenter, Melissa Barrera as Sam Carpenter, and Courteney Cox reprising her iconic role as Gale Weathers.

In this installment, the survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind and embark on a fresh chapter in the bustling city of New York.

However, a new Ghostface killer emerges, targeting the survivors in New York City.

Jenna’s character, Tara, is one of the Carpenter sisters, eternally targeted by the Ghostface killer.

Moreover, She also previously appeared in the opening sequence of “Scream” (2022).

6. Finestkind (2023)

DirectorBrian Helgeland
WriterBrian Helgeland
CastsBen Foster, Toby Wallace, Jenna Ortega
Release DateSeptember 8, 2023
IMDb RatingIMDb

Finestkind is a 2023 gripping crime drama thriller starring talented Jenna Ortega as Mabel.

The film takes us into the treacherous world of commercial fishing, where debts pile up and desperate circumstances force a crew of fishermen to make dangerous choices.

The story revolves around two half-brothers, Tom and Charlie, who were raised in different worlds.

Reunited as adults during a fateful summer, they find themselves entangled in a high-stakes situation.

Moreover, the movie is set against the backdrop of commercial fishing, and lives take a dark turn when they strike a deal with a violent Boston crime gang.

Similarly, caught in the middle is a young woman, Mabel being the half-sister of Tom and Charlie.

7. X (2022)

DirectorTi West
WriterTi West
CastsJenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Mia Goth
Release DateMarch 18, 2022
IMDb RatingIMDb

X is an American slasher thriller film written, directed, produced, and edited by Ti West. 

The movie stars Mia Goth in dual roles: a young woman named Maxine and an elderly woman named Pearl. 

Alongside Goth, the cast includes Jenna Ortega who portrays the character of Lorraine.

Set in 1979, the film follows a cast and crew who gather to make an adult film on an elderly couple’s rural Texas property. 

However, their seemingly routine project takes a twist when they encounter their reclusive, homicidal hosts, Howard and Pearl.

Moreover, Jenna’s character, Lorraine, is a conservative southern Christian girl in an unexpected and jarring situation. 

She is part of a group of young filmmakers who venture to a lonely farmhouse to support the film’s director, her boyfriend.

As night falls, Lorraine and the rest of the cast must fight for their lives against an ominous threat.

8. You (2018-2024)

DirectorsLee Toland Krieger, Marcos Siega
CastsJenna Ortega, Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Tati Gabrielle
Release DateSeptember 9, 2018
IMDb RatingIMDb

You is a psychological thriller series based on the books by Caroline Kepnes. It follows Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager and serial killer.

His life takes a twisted turn when he falls in love and develops an extreme obsession.

The first season premiered on Lifetime in September 2018 and stars Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, and Shay Mitchell.

The subsequent seasons continue Joe’s dark journey as he navigates love, danger, and secrets.

In You, season 2, Jenna Ortega plays the character Ellie Alves. Ellie is a tech-savvy teenager who plays a significant role in this thriller series.

She does not have a major role throughout the series; however, she made the most out of her small role.

9. The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020)

DirectorMcG
WritersDan Lagana, Brad Morris, Jimmy Warden
CastsJenna Ortega, Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving
Release DateSeptember 10, 2020
IMDb RatingIMDb

The Babysitter: Killer Queen is a horror-comedy film directed by McG. It serves as a sequel to the 2017 film The Babysitter. 

Cole Johnson, played by Judah Lewis, is the protagonist in the movie, who survived a satanic blood cult in the first film.

In the sequel, two years after surviving a satanic blood cult, Cole is now in high school. Unfortunately, the demons from his past continue to haunt him.

Phoebe Atwell, portrayed by Jenna Ortega, is Cole’s girlfriend and is a new popular girl at their high school.

As the plot unfolds, Cole must confront old enemies, supernatural threats, and unexpected twists, all while trying to survive the night. 

Moreover, Phoebe becomes integral to this chaotic story and helps Cole fight his demons.

10. Jane The Virgin (2014-2019)

DirectorMelanie Mayron
WriterJennie Snyder Urman
CastsGina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Brett Dier, Jenna Ortega,
Release DateOctober 13, 2014
IMDb RatingIMDb

Jane the Virgin is an American romantic comedy-drama telenovela that captivated viewers from 2014 to 2019.

The show revolves around the story of Jane Villanueva, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman, and her family.

Moreover, Jane’s unexpected pregnancy leads to a rollercoaster of unforeseen events, love triangles, family secrets, and unexpected twists.

Jenna Ortega played the character of cute little Jane in the CW original comedy series Jane the Virgin.

This beloved romantic comedy series was one of Jenna’s early big breaks in TV at 12, where she outshined in all her performances in over 30 episodes.

Before this, she appeared in supporting roles, including the role of Annie in Insidious: Chapter 2 and Vice President’s Daughter in Iron Man 3.

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