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List of James Marsden Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Notebook (2004)
23
3
The Notebook
PG-13
23
3

Adapted from the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks, the movie begins with an elderly man narrating a romance story from his notebook to a woman suffering from dementia. The story revolves around the love of a young couple in 1940s, who get separated due to the differences in social status but eventually find their way to each other

As:
Cast
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Genres:
Drama, Romance
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
19
3
X-Men: Days of Future Past
PG-13
19
3

In 2023, mutants are pushed to the brink of extinction by Sentinels, robotic killing machines programmed to identify and exterminate them, as well as humans helping them. In a desperate attempt, Professor X, Magneto, Storm, and Kitty Pryde send volunteer Wolverine five decades back to stop a younger Mystique from attempting to assassinate Bolivar Trask, who created the Sentinels.

As:
Cast
Director:
Bryan Singer
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
3. X2 (2003)
18
2
X2
TV-G
18
2

After brainwashed mutant Nightcrawler attempts to assassinate the President in the White House, it triggers an all-out military offensive led by fanatic scientist Colonel William Stryker, who abducts Professor Xavier to use him to kill all mutants with the device Cerebro. The rest of the X-Men must work together with arch enemy Magneto to stop Stryker.

As:
Cast
Director:
Bryan Singer
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
4. X-Men (2000)
18
2
X-Men
PG-13
18
2

Humans have a growing fear of mutants, who are born with unique genetic mutations, and employ various discriminatory practices to keep their powers in check. Professor Xavier advocates peace between the two groups and runs a school for "gifted" mutant children. However, his old colleague Magneto, who detests humans, steals one of Xavier's protégés to destroy humans.

As:
Cast
Role:
Scott Summers / Cyclops
Director:
Bryan Singer
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
5. Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)
13
5
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road
R
13
5

Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road is a comedy drama film, which revolves around a confused young man who is an artist. He decides to go on a road trip, and takes a highway that doesn’t exist on any map. He eventually finds himself in strange places that he has never even heard of, and also meets a half-leprechaun on the way.

As:
Cast
Director:
Bob Gale
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
6. The Best of Me (2014)
30
3
The Best of Me
PG-13
30
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dawson
Director:
Michael Hoffman
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Gerald McRaney, Liana Liberato, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey
7. The Butler (2013)
12
5
The Butler
PG-13
12
5

Loosely based on the life of Eugene Allen, the movie tells the story of African-American Cecil Gaines who went from being an enslaved plantation worker to a butler at the White House in 1957. He becomes a witness to some of America’s most iconic political moments, including the birth of the Civil Rights Act. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Lee Daniels
Genres:
Drama, Biography
8. Robot & Frank (2012)
11
4
Robot & Frank
PG-13
11
4

Set in the near future, the film focuses on an aging ex convict, who receives a robot companion, programmed to provide him with therapeutic care. Initially wary, he soon realizes that the robot cannot distinguish between ethical and criminal activities. It rejuvenates the old man and he soon trains the root so that he can help him to commit heists. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Hunter
Director:
Jake Schreier
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
10. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
16
2
X-Men: The Last Stand
TV-G
16
2

The third film of the X-Men series, the movie revolves around a 'cure', which can apparently turn any mutant into a regular human being. This leads to outrage, and eventually a war is seen to be imminent. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Brett Ratner
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
11. Hairspray (2007)
15
4
Hairspray
PG
15
4

Sixteen years old plump Tracy Turnblad loves watching a teen dance TV show The Corny Collins Show. When she gets an opportunity to dance in the show, she quickly emerges as a popular performer. However, the manager of the TV station, Velma, is not happy with Tracy’s success. Meanwhile, Tracy encourages the idea of white and Negro kids dancing together on the show every day. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Corny Collins
Director:
Adam Shankman
Genres:
Family, Drama, Music, Romance, Comedy, Musical
12. 2 Guns (2013)
11
3
2 Guns
R
11
3

DEA agent Bobby Trench, hoping to implicate his target, decides to stay undercover to help Michael Stigman in a bank robbery, but unbeknownst to Trench, Stigman is an undercover naval intelligence officer with instructions to kill him. After both are disavowed by their respective organizations, they must work together against a ruthless Mexican drug lord while avoiding arrest.

As:
Cast
Director:
Baltasar Kormákur
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
13. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
10
2
Sonic the Hedgehog
PG
10
2

A scientist chances upon an extraterrestrial hedgehog who can run at sonic speeds. While the scientist plans to use Sonic's superpowers for his evil deeds, Sonic takes the help of a local sheriff to escape the scientist. The 2020 family comedy is based on Sega's Sonic video game franchise.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tom
Director:
Jeff Fowler
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Ben Schwartz, Natasha Rothwell
14. Zoolander (2001)
12
3
Zoolander
R
12
3

Dimwitted Derek Zoolander is devastated after he fails to win the top male fashion model honor and is disowned by his family for being unable to assist his father and brothers in the coal mines. Fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu gives him a new lease of life, but is actually planning to brainwash him into assassinating Malaysia's Prime Minister.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
15. 27 Dresses (2008)
21
2
27 Dresses
PG-13
21
2

Jane Nichols has been the bridesmaid for 27 weddings and has all the bridesmaid dresses in her closet. When Jane’s younger sister Tess gets engaged to George, the man Jane loves, she has to plan their wedding. Meanwhile, reporter Kevin starts doing a piece on Jane’s unusual story, leading to unexpected complications. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Anne Fletcher
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Katherine Heigl, Krysten Ritter, Judy Greer, Peyton List, Brian Kerwin
16. The 24th Day (2004)
9
2
The 24th Day
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dan
Director:
Tony Piccirillo
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Sofía Vergara, Scott Speedman, Barry Papick, Charles J. Corrado Jr.
17. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
12
1
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
PG-13
12
1

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
18. Sex Drive (2008)
8
3
Sex Drive
R
8
3

18-year-old high school graduate, Ian Lafferty, is tired of being a virgin and soon meets a girl named Ms. Tasty online. Agreeing to meet her in person and end his virginity, he decides to steal his brother’s 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, and take a cross-country road trip. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Rex
Director:
Sean Anders
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Amanda Crew, Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke
20. The Loft (2014)
9
2
The Loft
R
9
2

The Loft is a mystery thriller film which revolves around five married men, who secretly share a penthouse loft in the city to carry out their hidden romantic affairs. However, this turns into a nightmare, when one day, the dead body of a woman turns up. As they start suspecting each other, their loyalties are questioned, and their friendships are tested as well. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Chris Vanowen
Director:
Erik Van Looy
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Romance
22. Superman Returns (2006)
10
1
Superman Returns
PG-13
10
1

The final installment in the original Superman movie series finds the man of steel returning to Earth after five years. His love Lois Lane has moved on and Lex Luthor intends to reshape the world, killing billions using Kryptonian crystal technology. Superman must stop Luthor and save the world, along with Lois and his son. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Richard White
Director:
Bryan Singer
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
23. Walk of Shame (2014)
11
2
Walk of Shame
R
11
2

Local correspondent Meghan Miles, hoping for a promotion to Los Angeles network anchoring, finds that she has lost her dream-job and same day, her fiancé leaves her. Despondent, she gets drunk and wakes up in a stranger’s bed. Then she learns that she is being re-considered; and must reach in time. However, with no money, car, ID, or phone, can she manage it? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Gordon
Director:
Steven Brill
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kevin Nealon, Gillian Jacobs, Elizabeth Banks, Ethan Suplee, Sarah Wright
24. Welcome to Me (2014)
11
2
Welcome to Me
R
11
2

Welcome to Me is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Alice Kleig, who is mentally unbalanced, and lives on disability benefits. Her life takes a turn when she wins a lottery of $ 86 million. She quits her medication and buys a talk show to broadcast her bizarre opinions on various subjects.    

As:
Cast
Director:
Shira Piven
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
25. Campfire Tales (1997)
10
1
Campfire Tales
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Semel, Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Jacinda Barrett, Christine Taylor, Amy Smart, Christopher Masterson, Ron Livingston
27. Straw Dogs (2011)
12
2
Straw Dogs
R
12
2

David, and his wife, Amy, move to her childhood home in Mississipi. However, things get ugly when David hires her ex-lover Charlie, for the repairs. Things get even uglier after a conflict with the locals.

As:
Cast
Role:
David Sumner
Director:
Rod Lurie
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
29. As Cool as I Am (2013)
9
2
As Cool as I Am
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chuck Diamond
Director:
Max Mayer
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Fonda, Claire Danes, Jeremy Sisto, Sarah Bolger, Thomas Mann, Seth Adkins
30. Gossip (2000)
7
2
Gossip
R
7
2

Gossip is a psychological thriller film which revolves around Derrick, Cathy, and Travis, who are three students who decide to do a class project on gossip along with some fellow roommates. However, things soon spiral out of control.

As:
Cast
Role:
Derrick Webb
Director:
Davis Guggenheim
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama
31. The Box (2009)
10
1
The Box
PG-13
10
1

A financially desperate couple receives a simple wooden box with a button and is told that if they press the button they will get $1 million; but the action will cause death to somebody they do not know. After much hesitation, they finally push the button and sure enough receive the promised amount. But it also throws them into moral dilemma and cause unforetold disaster. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur Lewis
Director:
Richard Kelly
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Cameron Diaz, Gillian Jacobs, Frank Langella, Holmes Osborne, James Rebhorn
33. Disturbing Behavior (1998)
10
1
Disturbing Behavior
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Clark
Director:
David Nutter
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Star Cast:
Katie Holmes, Bruce Greenwood, Steve Railsback, Nick Stahl, Tobias Mehler
34. Sugar & Spice (2001)
8
2
Sugar & Spice
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Francine McDougall
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Marley Shelton, Sean Young, Marla Sokoloff, Mena Suvari, Rachel Blanchard
35. Unfinished Business (2015)
7
2
Unfinished Business
R
7
2

Due to ill-treatment from his boss, Dan Trunkman quits his job. He starts his own company, but his boss tries to crush him once again.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Scott
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dave Franco, Sienna Rose Miller, Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael
37. Bachelorette (2012)
7
3
Bachelorette
R
7
3

Bachelorette is a 2012 American comedy film, revolving around three friends who are asked to be bridesmaids at the wedding ceremony of a woman whom they used to ridicule back during their high school days. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Leslye Headland
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
38. The D Train (2015)
8
2
The D Train
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Oliver Lawless
Director:
Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dermot Mulroney, Jack Black, Jeffrey Tambor, Kathryn Hahn, Russell Posner
42. No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn (1994)
6
3
No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn
PG
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tyler Cochran
Director:
Howard McCain
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joanna Kerns, Allison Mack, Robert Hays, Joshua Schaefer

TV Movie(s)

3. On the Edge of Innocence (1997)
9
2
On the Edge of Innocence
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Walker
Director:
Peter Werner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joshua Jackson, Jamie Kennedy, Karen Young, Kellie Martin, Lisa Jakub
4. Search and Rescue (1994)
8
1
Search and Rescue
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Krasny
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Wil Shriner, Dee Wallace, Robert Conrad, Chad McQueen
5. Gone in a Heartbeat (1996)
6
1
Gone in a Heartbeat
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael Galler
Director:
Jerry Jameson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry, Shane Meier, Michael MacRae
6. In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993)
6
1
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Dick Lowry
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Debra Jo Rupp, Marley Shelton, Tim Daly, Neal McDonough, Jeri Ryan
7. 919 Fifth Avenue (2000)
6
1
919 Fifth Avenue
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Neil Hagar
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Denise Richards, Michelle Phillips, Barry Bostwick, Reed Diamond, Lisa Eilbacher, Fionnula Flanagan

Animation(s)

Kaguyahime no monogatari (2013)
Kaguyahime no monogatari
PG
Plot:

When a bamboo-cutter finds a tiny fairy-like girl in a glowing bamboo-shoot, he and his wife lovingly raise the girl, Kaguya, who grows into a beautiful princess. Her parents take her to capital to groom her into a fine lady who is courted by suitors. Then she reveals her origins to her parents.

As:
Cast
Director:
Isao Takahata
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Animation
Star Cast:
Extreme Ghostbusters (1997)
Extreme Ghostbusters
TV-Y7
As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Wood, Christopher Berkeley, Sam Liu, Audu Paden, Bob Fuentes III
Genres:
Family, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Billy West, Eddie Albert, Dave Coulier, Tara Strong, Rino Romano, Maurice LaMarche
Enchanted (2007)
Enchanted
PG
Plot:

Giselle, a beautiful maiden in the animated fairytale kingdom of Andalasia, is preparing for her marriage with handsome Prince Edward when evil Queen Narissa banishes her to the gritty world of New York City. She becomes conflicted about true love after developing feelings for Robert, a cynical divorced lawyer who helps her cope with the real world.

As:
Cast
Role:
Prince Edward
Director:
Kevin Lima
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Romance, Musical, Comedy, Animation
Hop (2011)
Hop
PG
Plot:

Hop is an animated fantasy comedy film, which tells the story of a slacker Fred, who doesn’t take his life seriously. When he injures the Easter Bunny unintentionally, he is forced to take him in as a house guest. Both struggle to deal with the situation, and meanwhile, they also learn to grow up.

As:
Cast
Role:
Fred O'Hare
Director:
Tim Hill
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family, Animation

TV Shows and Videos

Second Noah (1996)
Second Noah
As:
Cast
Role:
Ricky Beckett
Director:
Sandy Smolan, Andre R. Guttfreund, Paris Barclay, Patrick R. Norris, Arvin Brown
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Lloyd Bridges, Kathie Lee Gifford, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Betsy Brantley
Boogies Diner (1994)
Boogies Diner
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joy Tanner
Joe's Life (1993)
Joe's Life
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew D. Weyman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mimi Kennedy, Mary Page Keller, George DiCenzo, Peter Onorati
Public Enemies (1996)
Public Enemies
R
As:
Cast
Director:
Mark L. Lester
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Alyssa Milano, Eric Roberts, Theresa Russell, Tom Ward