Ashley Benson is a beautiful and talented star in the TV and movie industry. The American actress, model, and singer made her acting debut with an episode of a 2002 crime drama series The District. But the role that made her a household name was Hanna Marin in the hit teen mystery drama series Pretty Little Liars. Benson is currently starring in a Prime Video thriller series Wilderness alongside Jenna Coleman and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. So, if you love Benson’s performances here are the 10 best movies and TV shows starring Ashley Benson that should be on your watchlist.
10. Mob Land (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Deep in the heart of Dixie, in a small town struggling with the ravages of addiction, a local sheriff (John Travolta) tries to maintain the peace when desperate family man Shelby (Shiloh Fernandez) robs a pill mill with his reckless brother-in-law, Trey (Kevin Dillon). But the supposedly easy score takes a violent turn, alerting the New Orleans mafia’s revenge-seeking enforcer (Stephen Dorff), who threatens Shelby’s wife (Ashley Benson) and daughter. With its unpredictable twists and turns, Mob Land is a heart-pounding, action thriller.
9. The Loneliest Boy in the World (Prime Video Add-On & Paramount+ Add-On)
Synopsis: A modern fairytale—but with zombies. When the sheltered and unsocialized Oliver (Max Harwood) is tasked with making new friends after the sudden and devastating death of his mother, he decides that digging a few up (literally) might be his best bet. However, when he awakens the morning after his excavating escapades, he discovers that his newly acquired friends have mysteriously come to life overnight, launching them all into a series of misadventures as they try to keep their secret safe from neighbors, bullies, and social workers alike.
8. Ratter (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: We’re constantly connected through our phones, laptops and the Web every moment of every day. But while we look at our screens, who’s looking at us? Meet Emma, a beautiful young grad student who has just moved from the Midwest to New York, excited to be on her own in the big city. But when a stalker hacks into her devices, he destroys Emma’s illusions of privacy and she discovers just how fragile our sense of security can be. Ashley Benson stars in the groundbreaking psychological thriller that explores a world where the cameras are always on and someone’s always watching.
7. Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (Not Available for Streaming in the US)
Synopsis: Starring Jenna Dewan, Ashley Benso, and Tatum O’Neal. A teacher fights to end the reign of misbehavior by well-connected cheerleaders given carte blanche to do as they please. Based on a true story.
6. Chronically Metropolitan (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: A year after his disastrous writing debut, young author Fenton Dillane (Shiloh Fernandez) returns to his hometown, New York City, with the hope of winning back the love of his life, Jessie (Ashley Benson), and to make up with his estranged parents. Instead, he finds his father (Chris Noth) embroiled in a scandal involving lobsters and coeds, his mother (Golden Globe® winner Mary-Louise Parker) buying drugs from his best friend (Josh Peck), and Jessie engaged to marry someone else. Featuring an ensemble of nuanced performances, this wry, comedic coming-of-age tale explores the heartbreak and hilarity that go hand in hand with being Chronically Metropolitan.
5. Wilderness (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Based on B.E. Jones’ novel of the same name, Wilderness features British couple Liv (Coleman) and Will (Jackson-Cohen) who seem to have it all: a rock-solid marriage; a glamorous new life in New York thousands of miles from their provincial hometown; and still young enough to feel that their whole lives are ahead of them. Until Liv learns about Will’s affair. Heartbreak is swiftly followed by another emotion: fury. Revenge is her only option, and when Will proposes a trip around America’s epic National Parks to give their relationship a fresh start, Liv knows just how to get it… Wilderness is a twisted love story, where a dream holiday and a supposedly “happily-ever-after” quickly turns into a living nightmare.
4. Bring It On: In It to Win It (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: High-flyin’ fun, hot music and no-holds-barred competition go to new heights in Bring It On: In It To Win It! The feisty East Coast Jets have ruled the Cheer Camp Championships with spunk and attitude for the past few years. Now the spirited West Coast Sharks think they have the right moves and grooves to be crowned top squad. But when cheertastrophe strikes and their dreams of taking home the top prize are in jeopardy, the leaders of both squads realize they’ll have to work together and bring it on like never before!
3. Her Smell (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale) is a ’90s rock superstar who once filled arenas with her band Something She. When her excesses derail a national tour, she’s forced to reckon with her past while recapturing the inspiration that led her band to success. Featuring an all-star cast, including Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Amber Heard (Aquaman), Her Smell is director Alex Ross Perry’s “greatest achievement yet” (The Daily Beast).
2. Spring Breakers (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: From visionary director Harmony Korine comes a bold new vision of the seasonal American ritual known as “spring break”—the bacchanalia of bikinis, beach parties and beer bongs that draws hordes of college students to the Florida coast and elsewhere each year.
Brit (Ashley Benson), Faith (Selena Gomez), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens) and Cotty (Rachel Korine) are best friends anxious to cut loose on their own spring break adventure, but they lack sufficient funds. After holding up a restaurant for quick cash, the girls head to the shore in a stolen car for what they discover is the party of a lifetime. They’re thrown in jail—but quickly bailed out by Alien (James Franco), a local rapper, drug pusher and arms dealer who lures them into a criminal underbelly that’s as lurid as it is liberating for a close-knit gang of girlfriends who are still figuring out their path.
1. Pretty Little Liars (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Rosewood is a perfect little town. So quiet and pristine, you’d never guess it holds so many secrets. Some of the ugliest ones belong to the prettiest girls in town: Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily, four friends whose darkest secrets have been unraveling since Alison, the Queen Bee of their group disappeared. As the mystery surrounding Ali’s disappearance resurfaces, the girls begin getting messages from a mysterious “A,” who they quickly realize is out to get them. Now, after years of tormenting and numerous shocking revelations, the Liars are united and ready to kick some “A” and uncover the truth! No longer just wanting to sit by and wait for “A’s” latest cruel attack, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer take matters into their own hands and try to finally put a stop to their tormentor. As relationships are put to the test, new and old secrets are revealed and the stakes are raised higher than ever before as the Liars come closer to the truth. Will all of their sacrifices be worth it in the end?