Matthew Perry is one of the most well-known and beloved comedic actors. The American and Canadian actor is known around the world because of his role as Chandler Bing in the hit NBC sitcom Friends. Perry began his career as a child actor with a small role in 1979s 240-Robert and then went on to star in shows like Silver Spoons and Growing Pains before landing the role of his lifetime. Sadly, Matthew Perry is no longer with us but he will be remembered through his roles in which he made us laugh. So, if you also loved Perry here are the 10 best movies and TV shows starring Matthew Perry that should be on your watchlist.
Three to Tango (Rent on Prime Video & Tubi)
Synopsis: Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell and Dylan McDermott are the entango’d threesome of this hip, gender-bending farce about the shenanigans that result when a lovestruck architect is mistakenly thought to be gay by a tycoon who drafts him to spy on his mistress. “A charming romantic comedy in the Tootsie vein” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Fools Rush In (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Matthew Perry (Chandler from TV’s “Friends”) stars as Alex Whitman, a New Yorker sent to Las Vegas to oversee a construction project. There he meets Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek, Desperado), and some serious chemistry brings them together for one night. But Alex doesn’t see Isabel again until three months later, when he learns that she is pregnant. On a whim and a prayer, he proposes. However, there’s more to marriage than a Vegas chapel and an Elvis impersonator, as Alex and Isabel soon learn in this perfect date movie.
The Whole Nine Yards (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Well, there goes the neighborhood—in a pine box. When hit man Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski moves into a comfy suburb, everyone’s suddenly in danger of pushing up daisies. And it’s not all Jimmy’s doing either. Jonathan Lynn (My Cousin Vinny) directs and a talented ensemble cast packs heat in this manic comedy about life, love and plenty of ammo.
Bruce Willis plays Jimmy, whose arrival sparks a chain reaction in which just about everybody wants to clip somebody else. Matthew Perry plays a hapless dentist who finds a way to get on the Tulip’s good and bad sides. And Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet and Kevin Pollak add to the yards of wacky and whacked fun.
The Odd Couple (Paramount+ & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: The Odd Couple stars Matthew Perry as endearing slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger, two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. It’s not long after Oscar lets Felix move in that Oscar fears he’s made a monumental mistake. Oscar’s jack-of-all-trades assistant, Dani, and his long-time agent, Teddy, have their hands full trying to keep Oscar’s career as a sports radio host on track as he deals with his new living situation. Fortunately, their quirky next door neighbor Emily helps Felix adapt to his new life as a bachelor and rein in his copious eccentricities. Despite how exasperated Oscar and Felix make each other, in the end, these mismatched friends agree they can help each other move on from their divorces and somehow make this crazy living arrangement work.
Go On (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Matthew Perry stars as Ryan King, a recent widower and sports talk radio host ready to get back to work after the loss of his wife. Ryan’s alpha-male boss, Stephen (John Cho), has a different plan in store for Ryan, making him attend grief counseling before returning to the air. A reluctant Ryan finds himself in a support group for “life change” where he meets an oddball cast of characters, all with their own backstories filled with varying degrees of loss. On his very first visit, Ryan convinces the group to deviate from their normal session and starts a tournament-style competition (March Sadness!) to find out whose story is the worst. Ryan’s total lack of interest in “the healing process” proves distracting, and he soon butts heads with the by-the-books group leader, Lauren, played by Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti. Back at work, Ryan is confronted with the fact that he hasn’t really processed his grief and realizes Lauren and the other members of the group might be key in helping him move on. Also starring are Tony Award winner Julie White as Anne, Tyler James Williams as Owen, Suzy Nakamura as Yolanda, and Brett Gelman as Mr. K.
17 Again (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: A former high school basketball star gets a second shot at life when he’s miraculously transformed into a teenager and offered the opportunity to redefine his future. Back in 1989, Mike O’ Donnell (Matthew Perry) had it all; not only was the 17-year-old senior the king of the basketball court, but college scouts were circling as well. But just as Mike’s future began to glow brighter than ever before, he sacrificed everything in order to stay by his expectant girlfriend, Scarlet, and be a good father. Nearly 20 years later, Mike has just been passed over for a big promotion at work, his marriage is failing, and his teenage kids can’t stand him. His dreams long gone and his family falling apart, Mike takes to staying with his best friend, Ned (Thomas Lennon), a former high school geek-turned-techno billionaire. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Mike is transported back into his teenage body and given the given the unique opportunity to relive his salad days. But while Mike may look 17 again, his thirtysomething outlook at life puts him hopelessly at odds with the class of 2009. When Mike discovers that by attempting to recapture his best years he could risk losing all the best things he ever experienced in life, the time comes to make a decision that could have a drastic impact on both his past and his future.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Behind the humor of producing the popular late-night comedy sketch show “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” is a world of backstage politics and romances, and a very delicate balance between creative talent, on-air personalities and network executives.
The Ron Clark Story (Prime Video & Peacock)
Synopsis: A small-town teacher relocates to one of the toughest classrooms in the country.
The West Wing (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: The West Wing ventured where no other TV series had gone before: an extraordinarily intimate look at an American President and the inner workings of the White House. Here, are all episodes of the series that won 26 Emmys, including 4 for Outstanding Drama Series. Hail to chief – and to the creators and stars of this ground-breaking series.
Friends (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: This is a show about love and sex and careers and a time in life when everything is possible … about the search for commitment and security … and the fear of commitment and security. Most of all, it’s about friendship–for when you’re young and single in the city, your friends are your family.