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List of Amy Poehler Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. Mean Girls (2004)
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2
Mean Girls
PG-13
13
2

After spending 12 years in Africa with her parents, a homeschooled teenager returns to the United States. On joining a public school, she struggles to make friends and soon learns about the social rules that need to be followed to fit in with her peers. Mean Girls is a teen comedy with a cult following.

 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. George
Director:
Mark Waters
Genres:
Comedy
3. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
10
3
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
R
10
3

Musicians JB and KG are on the cusp of becoming one of the greatest rock bands ever if they can find the legendary ‘pick of destiny’, which has supernatural powers. Unfortunately, the guitar pick is actually a piece of Satan’s tooth who wants it back to regain full power. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Liam Lynch
Genres:
Adventure, Musical, Music, Comedy
4. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
13
5
Wet Hot American Summer
R
13
5

Set in the hot summer of 1981, the film follows a group of counselors on the last day of a summer camp, desperate to complete their unfinished agenda before the day is over. That includes, trying to produce the greatest talent show for Ben and Susie, prying away Kate from her boyfriend for Coop, and many more.  

As:
Cast
Director:
David Wain
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
5. Hamlet 2 (2008)
11
3
Hamlet 2
R
11
3

A failed actor becomes a drama teacher at a high school. Things get interesting when he stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to the well-known play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare.

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Fleming
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
David Arquette, Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria
6. Blades of Glory (2007)
11
4
Blades of Glory
PG-13
11
4

Chazz and Jimmy are skaters and rivals who are banned from competing in men's singles after their fight in the World Games awards ceremony. Three years later, they come together to take advantage of a loophole in the ban and compete together as an all-male team. However, the two are poles apart and their rivals want to ensure their defeat.

As:
Cast
Role:
Fairchild Van Waldenberg
Director:
Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Genres:
Comedy, Sport
7. Sisters (2015)
14
3
Sisters
R
14
3

As their parents have decided to sell their home, recently divorced Maura and her hotheaded sister Kate are required to travel to Orlando to clean out their old bedroom. Once there, they decide to throw one last party and invite their former classmates. But very soon, it starts getting out of control and very soon there may not be any house to sell. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Maura Ellis
Director:
Jason Moore
Genres:
Comedy
8. Man of the Year (2006)
10
3
Man of the Year
PG-13
10
3

Tom Dobbs, the host of a satirical political talk-show, decides to run for presidency. Everyone is shocked when he gets elected. He is unaware that it’s due to major malfunction of the electronic voting system marketed by Delacroy. The company wants to hide it, but Eleanor Green, a programmer, resolves to tell Dobbs the truth. Will she be able to reveal the reality? 

As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Drama, Romance
9. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
9
4
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
PG-13
9
4

As a sequel to a 2004 film, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 1980s-themed comedy that revolves around a San Diego news anchor, Ron Burgundy, who moves to New York to join a 24-hour news channel along with his former colleagues. Starring Will Ferrell as Burgundy, and other major stars, this film features family drama and hilarious professional rivalry too.

As:
Cast
Director:
Adam McKay
Genres:
Comedy
10. Baby Mama (2008)
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2
Baby Mama
PG-13
12
2

Kate Holbrook, a successful single career-woman, discovers that she has only one-in-million chance of conceiving. Determined to have a child, she hires working-class Angie Ostrowiski as surrogate. When a homeless Angie turns up at Kate’s place, the two incompatible, diverse personalities struggle to co-exist as they prepare for the big arrival. However, in the process, each one learns something from the other. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Angie
Director:
Michael McCullers
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best WTF Moment
11. Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
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4
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
R
11
4

Deuce Bigalow, a luckless fish-tank cleaner is hired by a gigolo for a temporary task of looking after his house. Deuce inadvertently wrecks the place which leaves him with no option but to turn a gigolo to pay for the damages. He encounters a string of strange clients, and falls in love with one, as he dodges a shady officer stalking him.

As:
Cast
Director:
Mike Mitchell
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Adam Sandler, Norm MacDonald, Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin, Arija Bareikis
16. Southland Tales (2006)
8
3
Southland Tales
R
8
3

Set in dystopian Los Angeles, a fictional United States is under threat of a nuclear attack in this sci-fi-thriller satire. Activists, corporations and governments seek their agendas in the backdrop of mass paranoia. Meanwhile, a movie star plans his next movie with a porn star and policeman.

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Kelly
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller
19. Are You Here (2013)
8
3
Are You Here
R
8
3

Are You Here is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Ben Baker, who drives back to his hometown with his best friend after finding out that his wealthy father has passed away. He tries to claim his father’s fortune, but others around him get in the way and create trouble for him.

As:
Cast
Director:
Matthew Weiner
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Melissa Rauch, Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Jay Gates, Jason Davis
20. Mr. Woodcock (2007)
8
1
Mr. Woodcock
PG-13
8
1

A successful self-help author returns to his hometown in Nebraska to discover that his widowed mother is dating his former high school gym teacher, who he remembers to be an abusive bully. The American sports comedy follows his attempts to keep them from getting married.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie
Director:
Craig Gillespie
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Romance
Star Cast:
Billy Bob Thornton, Susan Sarandon, Seann William Scott, Melissa Sagemiller
22. Envy (2004)
7
2
Envy
PG-13
7
2

Envy is a dark comedy film, which revolves around two friends, who are also neighbors and co-workers. However, when one of their inventions succeeds, the other finds himself quite jealous of his friends’ success.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Natalie Vanderpark
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Comedy
23. Martin & Orloff (2002)
10
3
Martin & Orloff
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Patty
Director:
Lawrence Blume
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Cross, Tina Fey, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, H. Jon Benjamin
24. The Mystery of Claywoman (2009)
10
3
The Mystery of Claywoman
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Roth
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Short
Star Cast:
Debbie Harry, Alan Cumming, Rachelle Garniez, Mauro von Waldenberg
26. Tomorrow Night (1998)
9
3
Tomorrow Night
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Louis C.K.
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Wanda Sykes, Louis C.K., Steve Carell, Jim Earl, Frank Senger, Todd Barry
27. Zoe Loses It (2000)
10
3
Zoe Loses It
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Pink
Director:
Amie Steir
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Amanda Peet, Gretchen Mol, Chris Lopata, Katty Biscone
28. Wild Girls Gone (2007)
8
3
Wild Girls Gone
8
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Doreen Moran
Director:
John Ennis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Nicole Abramson
29. Freak Dance (2010)
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2
Freak Dance
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lillian
Director:
Matt Besser, Neil Mahoney
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Megan Heyn, Joel Spence, Michael Daniel Cassady, Angela Trimbur

TV Movie(s)

2. 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013)
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2
70th Golden Globe Awards
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Herself - Host & Nominee: Actress in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Star Cast:
3. A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv (2005)
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3
A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv
11
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Herself
Director:
John Fortenberry
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tina Fey, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dorff
6. The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (2015)
10
3
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards
TV-14
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself - Nominee & Presenter
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Star Cast:
Julie Bowen, Andy Samberg, Amy Schumer, Mayim Bialik, Niecy Nash
7. Escape from It's a Wonderful Life (1996)
9
3
Escape from It's a Wonderful Life
9
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Mary Hatch / Various
Director:
David Zieff
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jay Martel, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts
8. Sick in the Head (2003)
8
3
Sick in the Head
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
John Fortenberry
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Krumholtz, Kevin Corrigan, Prue Clarke, Edmund Kente
9. Andy Richter's Home for the Holidays (2016)
8
3
Andy Richter's Home for the Holidays
8
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Liz Plonka
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Matt Besser, Michael Blaiklock, Michael Daniel Cassady, Jon Daly, Eric Hoffman
10. North Hollywood (2001)
6
2
North Hollywood
6
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Judd Apatow
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kevin Hart, Colin Hanks, Phil Hendrie, Krysten Leigh Jones

Animation(s)

O'Grady (2004)
O'Grady
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Director:
Will Shepard, Jack Ferraiolo, Carl W. Adams
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
David Cross, Holly Schlesinger, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Patrice O'Neal
Inside Out (2015)
Inside Out
PG
Plot:

11-year-old Riley had a happy life led by her basic emotion of Joy, but Sadness takes over after her family moves to a new city. Following a power struggle between the two emotions, both get sucked out of the headquarters along with her core memories. With Anger, Fear, and Disgust in control, Riley's life turns into a nightmare.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Joy
Director:
Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Drama, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Virtual Performance
Kari-gurashi no Arietti (2010)
Kari-gurashi no Arietti
G
Plot:

Also known as The Secret World of Arrietty, the movie tells the story of a group of tiny people known as the Borrowers, who live in the floors and walls of humans and survive by borrowing small items from them. Their secret existence is put in danger when a young borrower girl Arrietty befriends a young boy named Shō. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Homily
Director:
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Bridgit Mendler, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Moises Arias, David Henrie
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Horton Hears a Who!
TV-PG
Plot:

The elephant, Horton, discovers the tiny city of Whoville and all its residents—the Whosvresiding on a speck of dust. However, he can only hear them, not see them. Horton now has to race against time and convince other jungle animals to find a more stable environment for Whoville, as none of them can actually see Whoville.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
Genres:
Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens
PG
Plot:

Far away in space, an unknown planet explodes sending a meteorite towards earth which strikes a bride just before her wedding ceremony. Her appearance changes, the authorities take charge of her and soon she finds herself in a secret facility with monsters of all shapes and sizes.

As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
Shrek the Third (2007)
Shrek the Third
PG
Plot:

King Harold of Far, Far Away land is dying and Shrek is unwilling to wear the crown. So he sets out with Donkey and Puss in Boots, to bring the King’s nephew, Artie, back from magic school and crown him instead. In his absence, the evil Prince Charming with his army takes over the land. Shrek, Artie and Fiona must now defeat the villain and regain the kingdom.

As:
Cast
Director:
Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Free Birds (2013)
Free Birds
TV-PG
Plot:

Two turkeys who are rivals must set aside their differences and team up in order to go back to the past. Their goal is to change history by taking the Turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu for good.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny
Director:
Jimmy Hayward
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Family, Adventure
The Mighty B! (2008)
The Mighty B!
TV-Y7
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Bessie Higgenbottom / ...
Director:
Erik Wiese, Larry Leichliter, Bill Wray, Eddie Trigueros, Alex Kirwan
Genres:
Family, Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Zachary Gordon, Kenan Thompson, Dee Bradley Baker, Grey DeLisle, Andy Richter, Dannah Feinglass Phirman
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
TV-PG
Plot:

While aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and the Chipettes accidentally go overboard. Soon they end up in a tropical island which seems deserted. They soon start to think that they might not be really alone.

As:
Cast
Director:
Mike Mitchell
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Animation, Adventure, Family

TV Shows and Videos

Parks and Recreation in Europe (2014)
Parks and Recreation in Europe
As:
Cast
Role:
Leslie Knope
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza
Broad City (2010)
Broad City
As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Michael Hugel
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson
Parks and Recreation: Road Trip (2011)
Parks and Recreation: Road Trip
As:
Cast
Director:
Dean Holland, Morgan Sackett
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza
Upright Citizens Brigade (1998)
Upright Citizens Brigade
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Colby / ...
Director:
Phil Morrison, Adam Bernstein, Peyton Reed, Jon Schnepp, Clay Tarver
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nick Kroll, Tina Fey, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Del Close
Half Sisters (2014)
Half Sisters
As:
Cast
Director:
Demetrius Wren
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christina Wren, Catherine Farrah, Sabrina Texidor, Levi Freeman
The UCB Show (2016)
The UCB Show
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Herself - Host
Director:
Michael Blieden, Liz Plonka
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh
Apt. 2F (1997)
Apt. 2F
As:
Cast
Director:
Pamela Dresser
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alanna Ubach, Stephen Colbert, Jason Sklar, Randy Sklar, Matt Price
Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City (1999)
Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City
As:
Cast
Role:
Additional Voices
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
Tina Fey, Brian McCann, Jon Glaser, Brian Stack
Girl Missing (2007)
Girl Missing
As:
Cast
Director:
J.P. Walsh
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Will Arnett, Amy Andrews, Bunny August, Steve Axelrod

Amy Poehler Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Parks and Recreation Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 2014
Primetime Emmy Awards
Saturday Night Live Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 2016
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Inside Out Best Virtual Performance 2016
Baby Mama Best WTF Moment 2009