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Where can you stream the best Jenna Ortega movies and TV shows?

From Disney Channel to Scream, here are some of the defining roles in the rising star's career!
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Published onMarch 23, 2023

Jenna Ortega in The Fallout
HBO Max

Jenna Ortega is one of the biggest rising stars in Hollywood. Making a name for herself in horror films, popular TV shows, and award-winning dramas after years as a child actor, her career is already a knockout and is poised to be huge for years to come. If you’re looking for where to start, we’ve compiled a list of the best Jenna Ortega movies and TV shows.

The following titles run the gamut from career-defining revelations to popular movies cementing Ortega’s stardom, from Netflix‘s smash streaming original hit Wednesday to HBO Max‘s critically-acclaimed school shooting drama The Fallout. Read on for tips on what to watch, and which streaming services to check them out on.

The best Jenna Ortega movies and TV shows

Jane the Virgin (2014-2019)

Jane The Virgin
The CW
What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Runtime: 40-43 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Jennie Snyder Urman
  • Main cast: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas. Justin Baldoni, Ivonne Coll, Jaime Camil
  • Genre: Comedy/romance/telenovela
  • Ratings: 7.9 – IMDB / 100% – Rotten Tomatoes

After a medical slip-up leaves her pregnant, Jane, who has vowed to maintain her chastity until marriage, has to rethink the future she thought she had perfectly planned for herself.

While having a relatively small role as the young version of Jane in flashbacks, Ortega’s performances in the CW telenovela drew praise from critics immediately. It was one of her first credits to gain such wide attention before starring roles in other projects.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Netflix.

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Stuck in the Middle (2016-2018)

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Disney

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-G
  • Runtime: 21-24 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Alison Brown
  • Main cast: Jenna Ortega, Ronni Hawk, Isaak Presley, Ariana Greenblatt, Kayla Maisonet, Nicolas Bechtel, Malachi Barton, Cerina Vincent, Joe Nieves
  • Genre: Family/comedy
  • Ratings: 6.2 – IMDB / NA – Rotten Tomatoes

Harley Diaz is the middle child among her six siblings. That means it’s hard to stand out, but Harley is determined to get creative to do just that. Stuck in the Middle is told from the perspective of Harley, played by Jenna Ortega, as she juggles the realities of her place in a large family.

Stuck in the Middle established Ortega as a Disney Channel star and put her on the map as a leading lady, albeit in more family-friendly fare than the more mature roles she has become better known for since.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Disney Plus.

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You (2018-ongoing)

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Netflix

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Runtime: 41-60 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Greg Berlanti, Sera Gamble
  • Main cast: Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Elizabeth Lail
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Ratings: 7.7 – IMDB / 92% – Rotten Tomatoes

Framed like a traditional meet cute, following Joe, a man looking for love, You quickly swerves to reveal that its protagonist uses sinister means to get close to the object of his affection — and obsession.

Jenna Ortega joined the cast of You in 2019 for its second season. She had a main role as Joe’s neighbor and the younger sister of his new landlord, and she garnered praise for the role.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Netflix.

Wednesday (2022-ongoing)

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Netflix
Wednesday. (L to R) Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Naomi j Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay in episode 103 of Wednesday. Cr. © 2022

What you need to know:

  • Rating: TV-14
  • Runtime: 47-59 minutes per episode
  • Creator: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
  • Main cast: Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Christina Ricci
  • Genre: Comedy/horror
  • Ratings: 8.1 – IMDB / 71% – Rotten Tomatoes

Based on the classic Addams Family comics, Wednesday, directed by Time Burton, follows the Addams daughter as she settles into her new life at the Nevermore Academy, where she seeks to solve a 25-year-old mystery involving her parents.

One of Ortega’s more high-profile roles, Wednesday was a massive hit for Netflix, and impossible to imagine its success without Ortega’s deadpan delivery and infectiously dark charm.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Netflix.

The Fallout (2021)

Two girls in a pool with skincare masks on in The Fallout
HBO Max

What you need to know:

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Director: Megan Park
  • Main cast: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler, Julie Bowen, John Ortiz
  • Genre: Drama
  • Ratings: 7 – IMDB / 93% – Rotten Tomatoes

Two teens from different social spheres become close following a shocking event. Trapped in a bathroom together during a school shooting, the girls develop a unique bond from their shared experience as they cope with what happened in the immediate aftermath.

One of Ortega’s first major starring roles, The Fallout features some of her best, most nuanced work. As her character grapples with the traumas of what she survived, Ortega showcases a broad range of emotions, capturing the complexity of PTSD and survivor’s guilt.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on HBO Max.

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Yes Day (2021)

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Netflix

What you need to know:

  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Director: Miguel Arteta
  • Main cast: Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramírez, Jenna Ortega
  • Genre: Family/comedy
  • Ratings: 5.7 – IMDB / 51% – Rotten Tomatoes

Fed up with being the bad guys and always saying “no,” two parents decide to try something radical. For a full 24 hours, they have to let their kids make all the rules. All they can say is “yes” and go along for the wild ride.

More in line with Stuck in the Middle than Wednesday, Yes Day is Ortega in family entertainment mode, cranking up the charm in this Netflix original comedy movie.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Netflix.

X (2022)

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A24

What you need to know:

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Director: Ti West
  • Main cast: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure, Scott Mescudi
  • Genre: Horror
  • Ratings: 6.6 – IMDB / 94% – Rotten Tomatoes

A producer and a group of actors head out to a secluded cabin to shoot a porn film in the 70s in this 2022 sleeper hit from Ti West. As the crew tries to get their film complete, they have increasingly disturbing run-ins with the property owners.

X is full of strong performances, and while the spotlight is mostly on Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega shows a new side of herself in this chilling, grimy horror film. Following many youthful roles, she is a standout as a young woman trying her hand at adult entertainment and learning that she likes it more than she expected.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Showtime.

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Scream (2022)

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Paramount

What you need to know:

  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
  • Main cast: Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Neve Campbell, Jack Quaid, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
  • Genre: Horror
  • Ratings: 6.3 – IMDB / 76% – Rotten Tomatoes

The first Scream movie following original director Wes Craven’s passing, 2022’s Scream follows a new group of young people in Woodsboro as Ghostface returns. With some familiar faces, the new class has to figure out the new rules of surviving a horror movie fast as they dig up their connections to past murders.

Jenna Ortega shines in one of the central roles of the new film, fighting for her life. Ortega continues to wow as part of the “core four” in Scream VI, currently in theaters.

Ready to watch? You can find the show right here on Paramount Plus.

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