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List of Judd Apatow Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018)
10
2
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
TV-MA
10
2
Starring:
Garry Shandling, Kevin Nealon, Eric Cohen, Mike Shandling
Directed By:
Judd Apatow
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
2. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (2017)
9
2
May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
9
2
Starring:
Jennifer Carpenter, Brothers The Avett, Scott Avett, Seth Avett, Bob Crawford
Directed By:
Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio
4. The King of Staten Island (2020)
10
4
The King of Staten Island
R
10
4

Unable to cope with the death of his father, who was a firefighter, a 21 year old spends his time smoking weed and dreaming of becoming a tattoo artist.  

5. Knocked Up (2007)
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9
Knocked Up
R
21
9

Alison Scott goes to a night club to celebrate her promotion and ends up having a one night stand with reckless pothead Ben Stone that results in pregnancy. Deciding to keep the baby despite possible negative implications in her life and job, she tracks down Ben who, a big baby himself, tries his best to support her.

Directed By:
Judd Apatow
6. Funny People (2009)
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6
Funny People
R
10
6

Successful stand-up comedian George Simmons, who has no close family or friends, is diagnosed with a rare, terminal disorder. With less than a year to live, he appoints Ira Wright, a struggling comedian, as his personal assistant who soon becomes his close friend. When his disease goes into remission and his ex-girlfriend re-connects with him, George tries to figure out his priorities. 

Directed By:
Judd Apatow
7. I Am Harry Potter (2010)
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3
I Am Harry Potter
6
3
Starring:
Daniel Radcliffe,
Directed By:
Judd Apatow
8. Trainwreck (2015)
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6
Trainwreck
R
10
6

Following her parents' divorce, Amy's father inculcated into his two daughters that monogamy is not realistic, which became the life mantra for the commitment-phobic heavy-drinking party girl after she grew up to be a magazine writer. However, she begins to question herself after she falls for the charming sports doctor Aaron Conners while writing an article about him.

Directed By:
Judd Apatow
9. This Is 40 (2012)
10
6
This Is 40
R
10
6

A spin-off of the movie Knocked Up, the comedy follows Pete and Debbie, whose complicated married lives are under severe stress as they both turn 40. Besides a stale marriage, they also need to contend with financial struggles and two bickering young daughters Charlotte and Sadie, and not kill each other.

Directed By:
Judd Apatow
11. The Bubble (2022)
4
4
The Bubble
A
4
4

After a problematic film role nearly destroys her career, Carol Cobb, an actress is offered a chance to revive it, by reprising the role of Dr Lacey Nightingale, in the sixth installment of a popular film franchise which was highly successful. She feels that her former castmates may have a grudge against her, since she had turned down the fifth film. Shortly after, the lives of the cast and crew of the film are turned upside down, when a pandemic is declared due to the Coronavirus situation, and chaos ensues worldwide. 

Starring:
Peter Serafinowicz, Karen Gillan, Maria Bakalova
12. North Hollywood (2001)
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3
North Hollywood
3
3
Starring:
Amy Poehler, Kevin Hart, Colin Hanks, Phil Hendrie, Krysten Leigh Jones
Directed By:
Judd Apatow

Movies (Actor)

1. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
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12
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
PG-13
29
12

In 1970s San Diego, Ron Burgundy is a highly successful news anchorman in male-dominated Channel 4. However, the arrival of Veronica Corningstone, an ambitious woman aspiring to be a newswoman, changes the entire scenario. Ron becomes increasingly resentful of Veronica’s success beginning a fierce rivalry between the two.

Starring:
Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Missi Pyle, Danny Trejo
Directed By:
2. Heavy Weights (1995)
8
4
Heavy Weights
PG
8
4

Heavyweights is a comedy drama film which revolves around the lives of a few fat kids who are lured into joining a camp with the promise of quick weight loss. However, they soon find out that the former owners have declared bankruptcy and the new owner is a fitness fanatic. He turns the lives of the kids into a nightmare.

Starring:
Kenan Thompson, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Jeffrey Tambor, Ben Stiller, David Goldman, Joseph Wayne Miller
Directed By:
Steven Brill
3. Sandy Wexler (2017)
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4
Sandy Wexler
TV-14
4
4

This comedy film tells the story of Sandy Wexler, a talent manager, who is working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, representing several eccentric clients. His life takes a turn when he falls for one of his clients, Courtney Clarke, a talented singer, after discovering her at an amusement park.

Starring:
Pauly Shore, Jennifer Hudson, Penn Jillette, Richard Lewis, Dana Carvey, Rob Reiner, Jimmy Kimmel
Directed By:
Steven Brill
4. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018)
10
2
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
TV-MA
10
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Garry Shandling, Kevin Nealon, Eric Cohen, Mike Shandling
Directed By:
Judd Apatow
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
5. Misery Loves Comedy (2015)
5
3
Misery Loves Comedy
PG-13
5
3
Role:
Himself - Interviewee
Starring:
Jason Alexander, Maria Bamford, Scott Aukerman, Mike Birbiglia
Directed By:
6. Judd Apatow: The Return (2017)
5
3
Judd Apatow: The Return
TV-14
5
3
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Marcus Raboy

TV Shows

Freaks and Geeks
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8
Freaks and Geeks
TV-14
56
8
Starring:
Bianca Kajlich, Shia LaBeouf, Lizzy Caplan, Alexandra Breckenridge, Ben Foster, Ben Stiller, Thomas F. Wilson
Directed By:
Jake Kasdan, Judd Apatow, Bryan Gordon, Ken Kwapis, Lesli Linka Glatter
30 for 30
12
2
30 for 30
12
2
Starring:
Rob Lowe, Morgan Freeman, Ray Liotta, Anthony Mackie, Patrick Duffy, Ice Cube, Chuck D.
Directed By:
Jeff Tremaine, Billy Corben, Bill Couturié, Ron Shelton, Steve James
The Larry Sanders Show
12
2
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA
12
2
Starring:
Chevy Chase, John Ritter, Burt Reynolds, Marlee Matlin, Sean Penn, John Stamos, Danny DeVito
Directed By:
Todd Holland, Ken Kwapis, Alan Myerson, Michael Lehmann, Garry Shandling
Off Camera with Sam Jones
9
2
Off Camera with Sam Jones
9
2
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Starring:
Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges, Sam Jones, Ricky Carmichael
George Carlin's American Dream
11
2
George Carlin's American Dream
TV-MA
11
2
Starring:
Patton Oswalt, Gillian Jacobs, Chris Rock
NewsRadio
13
3
NewsRadio
13
3
Role:
 Goofy Ball (uncredited) 1 episode, 1995
Starring:
Lauren Graham, Jon Stewart, Al Roker, Patrick Warburton, Tiffani Thiessen, Bebe Neuwirth, Dennis Miller
Directed By:
Tom Cherones, James Burrows, Alan Myerson, Judi Elterman, Patrick Maloney
Undeclared
13
4
Undeclared
13
4
Starring:
Charlie Hunnam, Felicia Day, Tom Welling, Fred Willard, Lizzy Caplan, Alexandra Breckenridge, Ben Stiller
Directed By:
Love
20
6
Love
TV-MA
20
6
Starring:
Milana Vayntrub, David Spade, Ed Begley Jr., Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O'Doherty, Mike Mitchell
Crashing
10
3
Crashing
TV-MA
10
3
Starring:
Joy Behar, Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, John Mulaney, Dave Attell, Sarah Silverman, Artie Lange
Directed By:
Judd Apatow
Girls
26
10
Girls
TV-MA
26
10
Starring:
Felicity Jones, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Natasha Lyonne, Lisa Bonet, Anthony Edwards, Ben Mendelsohn
Directed By:
Lena Dunham, Jesse Peretz, Richard Shepard, Jamie Babbit, Jody Lee Lipes
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best International
Lady Dynamite
8
3
Lady Dynamite
TV-MA
8
3
Starring:
Mira Sorvino, John Mulaney, Dean Cain, Sarah Silverman, Missi Pyle, Patton Oswalt, Ed Begley Jr.
Directed By:
Robert Cohen, Max Winkler, Benjamin Berman, Andrew Fleming
Acting with James Franco (2009)
7
3
Acting with James Franco
7
3
Starring:
James Franco, Dave Franco
Directed By:
Andrew Jay Cohen
The Ben Stiller Show
7
3
The Ben Stiller Show
7
3
Starring:
Denise Richards, Todd Bridges, Micky Dolenz, Mark Wahlberg, Gary Coleman, Danny Bonaduce, Johnny Knoxville
Directed By:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Help Me Help You
5
3
Help Me Help You
5
3
Starring:
Seth MacFarlane, Ted Danson, Jane Kaczmarek, Thomas F. Wilson, Jane Lynch, Kevin Hart, Jere Burns
Directed By:
Peter Lauer, Jason Ensler, Linwood Boomer
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
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4
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
6
4
Starring:
Luke Wilson, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Danny Trejo, Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn, Fred Willard
Directed By:
The Dennis Miller Show
4
3
The Dennis Miller Show
4
3
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Starring:
Dennis Miller
Directed By:
David Grossman
Funny or Die Presents...
4
3
Funny or Die Presents...
4
3
Starring:
Elijah Wood, Brooke Shields, Adam Brody, Essie Davis, Jessica Simpson, America Ferrera, Keith David
Directed By:
Matt Piedmont, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Jason Woliner, Jake Szymanski
The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis (2007)
4
3
The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis
4
3
Starring:
Mila Kunis, James Franco
Directed By:
Judd Apatow
Raaaaaaaandy!
3
3
Raaaaaaaandy!
3
3
Starring:
Ellie Kemper, Aziz Ansari, Brandon Johnson
Directed By:
Jason Woliner
The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show' (2007)
3
3
The Making of 'The Larry Sanders Show'
3
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, Chris Albrecht, Jeffrey Bewkes
Judd Apatow Presents... (2011)
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3
Judd Apatow Presents...
1
3
Directed By:
Judd Apatow

Narrator/Dubbing

I Am Harry Potter (2010)
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4
I Am Harry Potter
6
4
Role:
Interviewer (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Daniel Radcliffe,
Directed By:
Judd Apatow
Zookeeper (2011)
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10
Zookeeper
PG
10
10

Griffin Keyes is the best keeper at Franklin Park Zoo.  When the woman he loves declares that it is his career as zookeeper which is keeping her away. he decides to leave his job and join his brother’s car dealership. But the animals at the zoo are not ready to let him go and break their code of silence in order to help him. Will he finally be able to win his love? 

Role:
Barry the Elephant (voice)
Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Donnie Wahlberg, Rosario Dawson, Nick Nolte, Don Rickles, Jon Favreau, Bas Rutten
Directed By:
Frank Coraci

Animation Movies

The Simpsons
18
3
The Simpsons
TV-14
18
3
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Ricky Gervais, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ron Howard, Joe Pantoliano, Taraji P. Henson
Directed By:
The Critic
7
2
The Critic
TV-14
7
2
Starring:
Rhea Perlman, Margaret Cho, Adam West, Rod Steiger, Phil Hartman, Milton Berle, Ricki Lake
Directed By:
Gregg Vanzo, Bret Haaland, Lauren MacMullan, Rich Moore, Dan Jeup

Special Appearance/Cameo

The Disaster Artist (2017)
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4
The Disaster Artist
R
11
4

Aspiring filmmaker and actor, Tommy Wiseau, forms an unlikely friendship with actor, Greg Sestero, and the two move to Los Angeles. Eventually, as Tommy, writes and directs The Room, one of the worst movies ever made, his awful behavior alienates everyone including his friends. The Room is a flop but goes on to become a cult classic.

Role:
Hollywood Producer (uncredited)
Starring:
James Franco, Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Zach Braff, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Melanie Griffith
Directed By:

Judd Apatow Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special 2018
The Ben Stiller Show Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program 1993
BAFTA Awards
Girls Best International 2013