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List of Ben Stein Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Muppets Tonight (1996)
14
3
Muppets Tonight
14
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Trbovich, Brian Henson, Gary Halvorson, Greg V. Fera
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Family
Star Cast:
Frank Oz, Brian Henson, Kevin Clash, Jerry Nelson, Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz
2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
14
3
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
PG-13
14
3

Habitual slacker Ferris Bueller makes an elaborate plan to pull off a special day off from school pretending to be sick while he shares an adventurous ride through Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and his friend Cameron in the prized Ferrari of the latter's father. Meanwhile, convinced that he is faking, his dean desperately attempts to expose him.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Hughes
Genres:
Comedy
3. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
14
3
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
R
14
3

Marketing executive, Neal Page, is returning home from a business trip for thanksgiving when his flight is diverted to a distant town due to a blizzard. He comes in clash with co-passenger Del Griffith, an annoyingly talkative traveling salesman with whom he spends the night, but after being robbed, they must work together to reach their destinations.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Hughes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Candy, Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, Michael McKean, Dylan Baker, John Candy
4. The Mask (1994)
13
3
The Mask
PG-13
13
3

Stanley Ipkiss, a bank clerk too timid to handle confrontations, comes across a magical mask created by Loki, the Norse god of mischief, which turns him into a comical, trickster version of himself. With his newfound powers, he takes revenge on his tormentors, robs a bank, and attempts to win the affection of his crush, Tina Carlyle.

As:
Cast
Director:
Chuck Russell
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Joely Fisher, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck, Richard Jeni
5. Dave (1993)
12
2
Dave
PG-13
12
2

Dave is a political comedy film, which revolves around the life of Dave Kovic, a man who bears an uncanny resemblance with the President of the United States, Bill Mitchell. When Mitchell suffers a stroke, Dave is hired by the Secret Service to impersonate the President on an ongoing basis. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
7. Ghostbusters II (1989)
12
2
Ghostbusters II
TV-PG
12
2

Despite saving New York City from demigod Gozer earlier, the Ghostbusters were forced to disband following myriads of property damage lawsuits. They come out of retirement to again help Dana Barrett after her son becomes the target of a demonic plot threatening the entire city, but they must first fight against the law and the government.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
9. Casper (1995)
11
2
Casper
PG
11
2

Based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character, Casper the Friendly Ghost, this poignant and heartwarming film tells the story of Casper who becomes a ghost after his untimely death. The film’s visual effects and music score are spectacular, and its success spawned numerous sequels. 

 

As:
Cast
Director:
Brad Silberling
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Comedy
10. The Boost (1988)
11
2
The Boost
R
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Harold Becker
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sean Young, James Woods, Amanda Blake, Steven Hill, John Kapelos
11. Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
11
2
Honeymoon in Vegas
PG-13
11
2

Honeymoon in Vegas is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a commitment-phobic man, named Jack, who loses a significant sum of money to Tommy, in a game of poker which was rigged by the latter. Since he is unable to pay the debt, Tommy demands Jack to let him spend a weekend with Betsy, his fiancée.

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Bergman
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
12. House Arrest (1996)
11
2
House Arrest
PG
11
2

Grover and Stacy feel that their parents are acting immaturely as they are deciding to divorce after eighteen years of marriage. In order to prevent the divorce, the two children kidnap their parents and hold them prisoner in the basement until they reconcile. Meanwhile, their schoolmates decide to do the same thing because their parents are going through divorce.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Winer
Genres:
Family, Comedy
13. Dennis the Menace (1993)
10
2
Dennis the Menace
PG
10
2

Dennis the Menace is a comedy-drama film which revolves around a mischievous child who wreck havoc on his next door neighbor, George Wilson, after his parents leave him with Mr and Mrs Wilson, while they have to go out of town.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
15. Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)
10
2
Ri¢hie Ri¢h
PG
10
2

The film follows world’s richest boy Richie Rich as he tries to protect his family from a dreadful plot. Richie, along with loyal butler Cadbury, has to run the Rich business as his parents are missing. With the help of some unexpected friends, he sets out to find the person who devised the callous scheme to destroy Rich family and take over the empire.

As:
Cast
Director:
Donald Petrie
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Macaulay Culkin, Claudia Schiffer, John Larroquette, Edward Herrmann, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Hyde
16. My Girl 2 (1994)
10
2
My Girl 2
PG
10
2

My Girl 2 is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Vada Sultenfuss, who decides to go to Los Angeles, to do a little research on the life of her biological mother. Although her father initially opposes the idea, he eventually allows her. When she arrives in Los Angeles, she is greeted by a guy Nick, who has been asked by her uncle to help her in her investigation.

As:
Cast
Director:
Howard Zieff
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Anna Chlumsky, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Austin O'Brien, Richard Masur
19. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)
8
1
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
PG
8
1

Author, actor and political commentator Ben Stein poses an argument about the origin of life on Earth, stating that both intelligent design and evolution are legit explanations. He interviews several Darwinian scientists in the mainstream, and he further adds that Darwinism has led to ideologies such as Communism and Nazism. He uses clips of Hollywood movies and educational films to get his point across in a satirical way.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Nathan Frankowski
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Lili Asvar, Peter Atkins, Hector Avalos, Doug Axe
20. Son of the Mask (2005)
4
1
Son of the Mask
PG
4
1

A standalone sequel to the 1994 film The Mask, the story centers on Tim Avery, a cartoonist and family man. He has been leading a peaceful life until his dog finds the Mask of Loki, which he wears to a Halloween Party.  Shortly, he conceives a child, who is born with the same power of the mask. Meanwhile, Odin has ordered Loki to find the mask. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Lawrence Guterman
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
21. Me and the Kid (1993)
10
2
Me and the Kid
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Dan Curtis
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Joe Pantoliano, Danny Aiello, Abe Vigoda, Alex Zuckerman, Cathy Moriarty
22. Easy Wheels (1989)
8
2
Easy Wheels
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David O'Malley
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Paul Le Mat, Eileen Davidson, Marjorie Bransfield, Jon Menick, Barry Livingston
23. Frankenstein General Hospital (1988)
7
1
Frankenstein General Hospital
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Deborah Romare
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mark Blankfield, Leslie Jordan, Jonathan Farwell, Kathy Shower
24. Mr. Write (1994)
7
1
Mr. Write
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Charlie Loventhal
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Thomas F. Wilson, Jane Leeves, Paul Reiser, Jessica Tuck, Martin Mull, Thomas F. Wilson

TV Movie(s)

2. Mastergate (1992)
14
3
Mastergate
PG
14
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Engler
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
James Coburn, Ed Begley Jr., Pat Morita, Richard Kiley, Buck Henry
5. The Day My Parents Ran Away (1993)
7
1
The Day My Parents Ran Away
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Martin Nicholson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Matt Frewer, Brigid Brannagh, Robert Jayne

Animation(s)

Earthworm Jim (1995)
Earthworm Jim
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family, Animation, Action
Star Cast:
Jim Cummings, Billy West, Dan Castellaneta, Charlie Adler
Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (1999)
Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Ruegger, Rusty Mills, Greg Reyna, Charles Visser, Liz Holzman
Genres:
Musical, Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Comedy, Drama, Animation
Star Cast:
Bernadette Peters, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche
Santa vs. the Snowman (1997)
Santa vs. the Snowman
As:
Cast
Role:
'Spunky' the Elf (voice)
Director:
John A. Davis
Genres:
Short, Animation
Star Cast:
Jonathan Winters, Victoria Jackson, Don LaFontaine, Mark DeCarlo
Lloyd in Space (2001)
Lloyd in Space
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brian Doyle-Murray, Tara Strong, Josh Peck, Brian George
Santa vs. the Snowman 3D (2002)
Santa vs. the Snowman 3D
As:
Cast
Role:
'Spunky' the Elf (voice)
Director:
John A. Davis
Genres:
Short, Animation, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jonathan Winters, Victoria Jackson, Don LaFontaine, Dee Bradley Baker
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Osmosis Jones
PG
Plot:

Careless zookeeper Frank DeTorre, who tends to overeat, become a cause of concern to his daughter, Shane. Eating a germ-infested egg, Frank contracts a deadly virus 'Thrax,' which plots to finish Frank in 48 hours. The ‘City of Frank’ inside Frank’s body is protected by enthusiastic white blood cell cop Osmosis ‘Ozzy’ Jones. Partnering with cold-pill Drix, now Ozzy must kill Thrax to save Frank. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Crime, Family, Animation, Comedy
Casper (1996)
Casper
As:
Cast
Director:
Alfred Gimeno, Marija Miletic Dail
Genres:
Animation, Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Tim Curry, Fred Willard, Jim Cummings, Dan Castellaneta, Rob Paulsen, Kath Soucie, Joe Alaskey
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (1998)
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain
As:
Cast
Director:
Russell Calabrese, Nelson Recinos, Bob Davies
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi, Animation
Star Cast:
Ashley Tisdale, Tim Curry, Nancy Cartwright, Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Tim Curry

TV Shows and Videos

Do Over (2002)
Do Over
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Lange, Lev L. Spiro
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Thomas F. Wilson, Jennifer Coolidge, Penn Badgley, Angela Goethals, Gigi Rice
Live Shot (1995)
Live Shot
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Naya Rivera, David Birney, Wanda De Jesus, Sam Anderson
The Man Show (1999)
The Man Show
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Bobcat Goldthwait, Dennis Rosenblatt, Jimmy Kimmel, Pete DeLasho, Tom Stern
Genres:
Talk-Show, Comedy
Star Cast:
Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Joanna Krupa
Turn Ben Stein On (1999)
Turn Ben Stein On
As:
Producer
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Carl Reiner, Hampton Fancher, Carl Bernstein, Alexander Payne, Patrick Bristow