10 Hayden Panettiere Movies That Demonstrate Why She’s a National Treasure

Hayden Panettiere has dominated the entertainment world since beginning her career in soap operas. She hasn’t acted in any major projects since the conclusion of “Nashville” in 2018. The actress, like all creatives, deserves a vacation from the spotlight.

I’ll keep my eyes and ears peeled for updates on Panettiere’s comeback, but in the meanwhile, you can count on me to watch “Nashville” reruns whenever I can. Here are a few of Hayden Panetteire’s films and television episodes to get you up to speed on her career.

10. Nashville


“Nashville” was a six-season drama set in Nashville, Tennessee. The show followed the lives of Rayna James and Juliette Barnes. Rayna is the reigning queen of country music, while Juliette is the face of bubble gum pop.

9. Heroes


Claire Bennet was an original character in the American science fiction drama “Heroes”. She was played by Hayden Panettiere. The show ran on NBC for four seasons from 2006 to 2010. It got several award nominations, including Emmy Awards and People’s Choice Awards.

8. Guiding Light


“Guiding Light” was an American soap opera that holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running drama in television history. Hayden Panettiere played Lizzie Spaulding, who fought Leukemia during her depiction of the character. She featured in a total of 41 episodes during her time on the program.

7. Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy


“Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy” was a true-crime TV movie released in 2011. The film follows American student Amanda Knox as she travels to Italy as a foreign exchange student. A re-enactment of the murder is also included in the film.

6. Lies My Mother Told Me


“Lies My Mother Told Me” is loosely based on real events. The film was made into a Lifetime TV movie in the United States. Laren Sims (Elisa McNabney) murdered her husband to protect herself and her daughter, Haylei.

5. Custody


“Custody” stars Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere and Catalina Sandino Moreno. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The three ladies face challenges and difficult decisions as they deal with their own personal issues.

4. If You Believe


Lifetime’s “If You Believe” stars Ally Walker as Susan Stone and Hayden Panettiere as Alice Stone. Susan is a newly divorced book publisher with a scrooge-like attitude on life. She encounters a seven-year-old girl who looks exactly like her niece, Suzie.

3. I Love You, Beth Cooper


“I Love You, Beth Cooper” is a 2009 comedy. It stars Hayden Panettiere as Beth Cooper and Paul Rust as Denis Cooverman. The film chronicles Denis and his friends’ crazy night out with Beth and her friends while fleeing Beth’s Army lover.

2. Tiger Cruise


“Tiger Cruise” is a Disney Channel original film. It stars Hayden Panettiere as Maddie Dolan, the daughter of Bill Pullman’s character, US Navy Commander Gary Dolan. The film describes hypothetical events on the USS Constellation that are linked with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

1. Bring it on: All or Nothing


“Bring It On: All or Nothing” is the second sequel in the Bring It On franchise. The first sequel, released in 2006, starred Hayden Panettiere and Solange Knowles-Smith. This sequel follows Britney Allen as she attempts to adjust to a new school.