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List of Neil Patrick Harris Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Gone Girl (2014)
15
6
Gone Girl
R
15
6

Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name is the basis of this David Fincher’s Psychological thriller. Nick Dunne becomes the prime suspect when, on their fifth marriage anniversary, his wife Amy goes missing. His portrayal of happy married life falls apart with growing media attention and police pressure.

As:
Cast
Role:
Desi Collings
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
2. Starship Troopers (1997)
12
2
Starship Troopers
R
12
2

In a distant future when citizenship is earned by serving to the Federation, a young student named Johnny Rico joins military following his girlfriend Carmen. While initially disinterested in war, after Carmen begins to see another man and his hometown is destroyed, he decides to take up arms against the alien giant Bugs attacking the Earth.

As:
Cast
Role:
Carl Jenkins
Director:
Paul Verhoeven
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Amy Smart, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Casper Van Dien, R. Lee Ermey
3. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
11
2
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
R
11
2

The stoner comedy follows friends Harold Lee and Kumar Patel who decide to visit a nearby White Castle fast-food outlet after smoking marijuana. What follows is a series of comical misadventures, including encountering Neil Patrick Harris high on ecstasy, racist police officers, rednecks, before they can reach their favorite burgers.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Danny Leiner
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
4. The Muppets (2011)
10
3
The Muppets
TV-PG
10
3

Tex Richman, a materialistic oil tycoon, plans to take down the Muppet Theater to drill for oil. When ardent Muppet fan, Walter, his human-brother, Gary, and his girlfriend Mary learn about this, they search for the separated Muppets and help Kermit the Frog bring all Muppets together for ‘The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever’ to raise $10 million required to save their theater.

As:
Cast
Director:
James Bobin
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Musical, Comedy
5. American Reunion (2012)
11
4
American Reunion
R
11
4

The fourth film of the American Pie series, American Reunion is about the high school reunion of lifelong friends who return after a decade to their hometown, East Great Falls, Michigan. Jim and Michelle are married with a son, while Kevin-Vicky and Oz-Heather have parted ways. But along with Finch, Stifler and others, they all meet again to spend a reunion weekend together. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Genres:
Comedy
6. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
9
3
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
R
9
3

Stoners Harold and Kumar are mistakenly arrested as terrorists while trying to smuggle a bong on their flight to Amsterdam and are sent to Guantanamo Bay. After they escape and make their way back to Texas, they plan to use Colton, Harold’s friend, to clear their names. But Colton betrays them and they must plan their own exoneration. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Neil Patrick Harris
Director:
Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
7. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
11
3
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
R
11
3

The film is a sequel to Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. The two friends have gone their separate ways since they last met six years earlier. While Harold has become rich and moved out, Kumar still lives in the same messy apartment he used to share with Harold. Then a parcel arrives at Kumar’s address with Harold’s name on it. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Todd Strauss-Schulson
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Danny Trejo, Patton Oswalt, Kal Penn, Isabella Gielniak, Austin Bickel
8. Clara's Heart (1988)
10
2
Clara's Heart
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
David Hart
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Spalding Gray
9. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
13
2
A Million Ways to Die in the West
R
13
2

Boasting of an ensemble cast including Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, and Neil Patrick Harris, this Western romantic comedy, is a story about how Albert Stark, a jilted sheep farmer, finds courage to fight after being encouraged by the pistol-wielding, beautiful Anna.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Foy
Director:
Genres:
Western, Romance, Comedy
10. The Proposition (1998)
10
2
The Proposition
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Lesli Linka Glatter
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Kenneth Branagh, Blythe Danner, Madeleine Stowe, William Hurt, Robert Loggia
11. Undercover Brother (2002)
8
1
Undercover Brother
PG-13
8
1

This action comedy film tells us the story of a private detective known as Undercover Brother, who is recruited to infiltrate a secret underground movement headed by a person who is simply known as ‘The Man’. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Malcolm D. Lee
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dave Chappelle, Denise Richards, Chris Kattan, Eddie Griffin
12. Downsizing (2017)
8
1
Downsizing
8
1

Paul Safranek, and his wife, Audrey, decide to take part in a process where scientists shrink people down to miniature size, to live in small communities. Although the procedure is irreversible, the people are able to live a life of wealth and leisure as it helps cut down on the consumption of resources. However, Paul eventually learns that his tiny suburb comes with its own set of problems. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Alexander Payne
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama
13. Beastly (2011)
8
2
Beastly
PG-13
8
2

A modern-day adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, the movie follows vain and arrogant high school student, Kyle Kingson, who is cursed by witch Kendra Hilferty after he bullies her. Now heavily scarred and ugly, he can only be saved if he can make Lindy Taylor, a former classmate, fall in love with him. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Barnz
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Romance
14. The Best and the Brightest (2010)
8
1
The Best and the Brightest
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeff
Director:
Josh Shelov
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Amy Sedaris, Kate Mulgrew, Bonnie Somerville, Amelia Talbot
15. The Next Best Thing (2000)
6
3
The Next Best Thing
PG-13
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Benjamin Bratt, Lynn Redgrave, Illeana Douglas, Madonna, Rupert Everett, Josef Sommer
17. Company (2011)
11
2
Company
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert
Director:
Lonny Price
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Stephen Colbert, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jim Walton
18. Dracula's Daughters vs. the Space Brains (2010)
10
4
Dracula's Daughters vs. the Space Brains
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Dan
Director:
Ezekiel Zabrowski, Frank Ippolito
Genres:
Horror, Short
Star Cast:
Erica Taylor, Aprella
21. Rien ne bat un astronaute (2013)
8
2
Rien ne bat un astronaute
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Man
Director:
Stéphane Marelli
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Eric Michaels, Chuck Lines, Serena Prentergast, Jordan Avtal
22. The Mesmerist (2002)
8
1
The Mesmerist
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Benjamin
Director:
Gil Cates Jr.
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jessica Capshaw, Howard Hesseman, Jo Champa, Jason Carter
23. Animal Room (1995)
8
1
Animal Room
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Craig Singer
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Matthew Lillard, Dechen Thurman, Lori Heuring, Ryan Payne Bell
24. Purple People Eater (1988)
7
2
Purple People Eater
PG
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Billy Johnson
Director:
Linda Shayne
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, Peggy Lipton, Ned Beatty, Linda Talcott

TV Movie(s)

26. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (2001)
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3
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tobias Ragg
Director:
Lonny Price
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Horror, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Timothy Nolen, Davis Gaines
27. Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special (2009)
11
2
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam Shankman, Nigel Lythgoe
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Kristin Chenoweth, Christina Applegate, Carrie Underwood, Americus Abesamis
28. The 65th Annual Tony Awards (2011)
12
2
The 65th Annual Tony Awards
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Glenn Weiss
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Rob Ashford, Frank Abagnale Jr, Nina Arianda, Nick Adams
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs
30. The 66th Annual Tony Awards (2012)
11
2
The 66th Annual Tony Awards
TV-14
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Glenn Weiss
Genres:
Music, Documentary, Musical
Star Cast:
Ellen Barkin, Emanuel Azenberg, Nina Arianda, Talon G. Ackerman
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Programs
31. Untitled Peter Knight Comedy Project (2011)
10
3
Untitled Peter Knight Comedy Project
10
3
As:
Director
Director:
Neil Patrick Harris
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Larry Wilmore, Michael Landes, Michelle Trachtenberg, Ben Rappaport, Rene Gube
32. The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009)
10
2
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Host & Nominee
Star Cast:
Patricia Arquette, Christina Applegate, Edie Adams, Shohreh Aghdashloo
33. The Christmas Wish (1998)
13
2
The Christmas Wish
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Will Martin
Director:
Ian Barry
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Debbie Reynolds, Naomi Watts, Alexandra Wilson, Beverly Archer
35. Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
12
3
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Stolpa
Director:
Christian Duguay
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Ian Cox, Susan Clark, Kelli Williams, Duncan Fraser
36. A Family Torn Apart (1993)
12
2
A Family Torn Apart
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Brian Hannigan
Director:
Craig R. Baxley
Genres:
Horror, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Johnny Galecki, John M. Jackson, Lisa Banes, Linda Kelsey
37. My Antonia (1995)
10
2
My Antonia
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Burden
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Marie Saint, Jason Robards, Jan Tríska, Norbert Weisser
38. The Wedding Dress (2001)
9
4
The Wedding Dress
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Travis Cleveland
Director:
Sam Pillsbury
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Tyne Daly, Margaret Colin, Kathryne Dora Brown, Wolfgang Bodison
39. Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
10
2
Cold Sassy Tree
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Joan Tewkesbury
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Widmark, Faye Dunaway, Frances Fisher, Jay O. Sanders, John M. Jackson
40. Not Our Son (1995)
9
3
Not Our Son
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Kenneth Keller
Director:
Michael Ray Rhodes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gerald McRaney, Tom Verica, Ari Meyers, Scott Allan Campbell
41. The Christmas Blessing (2005)
9
2
The Christmas Blessing
TV-G
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nathan Andrews
Director:
Karen Arthur
Genres:
Drama, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
Rob Lowe, Blake Shelton, Angus T. Jones, Rebecca Gayheart, Shaun Johnston
42. Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story (1995)
10
2
Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
William Coit
Director:
Steven Schachter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bonnie Bedelia, Meredith Salenger, Terry Kiser, Jon Pennell
44. Stranger in the Family (1991)
8
1
Stranger in the Family
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Thompson
Director:
Donald Wrye
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Teri Garr, Randle Mell, Sierra Samuel, Kathryn Dowling
45. Home Fires Burning (1989)
8
3
Home Fires Burning
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lonnie Tibbetts
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kyle Chandler, Bill Pullman, Sada Thompson, Barnard Hughes, Robert Prosky
46. The Man in the Attic (1995)
7
2
The Man in the Attic
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Broder
Director:
Graeme Campbell
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Len Cariou, Anne Archer, Alex Carter, Deborah Drakeford
47. Too Good to Be True (1988)
7
2
Too Good to Be True
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny Harland
Director:
Christian I. Nyby II
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel Baldwin, Patrick Duffy, Loni Anderson, Larry Drake, Glynnis O'Connor

Animation(s)

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Batman: Under the Red Hood
PG-13
As:
Cast
Role:
Dick Grayson / Nightwing
Director:
Brandon Vietti
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Animation, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio, Jason Isaacs
Yes, Virginia (2009)
Yes, Virginia
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Philip O'Hanlon
Director:
Pete Circuitt
Genres:
Short, Animation
Star Cast:
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alfred Molina, Michael Buscemi, Bea Miller
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
TV-PG
Plot:

The town of Swallow Falls is going through hard times and can only afford to eat sardines. Desperate to help, Flint Lockwood develops a machine that can convert water into food and becomes a hero. But the machine gains sentience causing food storms and Flint must destroy it before it destroys the world. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Family, Animation, Comedy
The Golden Blaze (2005)
The Golden Blaze
G
As:
Cast
Role:
The Comic Shop Owner
Director:
Bryon E. Carson
Genres:
Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Michael Clarke Duncan, Blair Underwood, Sanaa Lathan, Khleo Thomas
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
TV-PG
Plot:

In this sequel, Flint Lockwood is now working for his idol Chester V. When Chester informs Flint that his world-saving food-producing machine ‘FLDSMDFR’ is still working and has started created food-animal hybrids, Flint has to travel to the island to stop the machine. But Chester has his own sinister plans. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Animation
The Smurfs (2011)
The Smurfs
TV-PG
Plot:

Gargamel, the wicked wizard drives the little blue people, the Smurfs, out of their enchanted village, after which they land in the Central Park of New York City. They meet Patrick Winslow whom they follow to his home. The lost Smurfs need help to get away from human-world and reach their village before Gargamel captures them to snatch their potent, youth-providing essence. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Patrick Winslow
Director:
Raja Gosnell
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
The Smurfs 2
PG
Plot:

Wicked wizard Gargamel, who is after the magical Smurf-essence, creates Smurf-like Naughties, to seize the essence. When he learns that only Smurfette knows the secret spell to turn the Naughties into genuine Smurfs who can get him the essence, Gargamel kidnaps and takes her to Paris. Now the Smurfs, with the help of their human friends, must rescue her from the sorcerer.

As:
Cast
Role:
Patrick
Director:
Raja Gosnell
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

TV Shows and Videos

The Making of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
The Making of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Dr. Horrible
Director:
Ethan Shaftel
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, Maurissa Tancharoen, Zack Whedon, Jed Whedon
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Billy
Director:
Joss Whedon
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Simon Helberg, Jed Whedon
Commentary! The Musical (2008)
Commentary! The Musical
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Simon Helberg, David Fury
Stark Raving Mad (1999)
Stark Raving Mad
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry McNeeley
Director:
Gail Mancuso, Ted Wass, Michael Lembeck, Sheldon Epps, Steven Levitan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kelsey Grammer, Tony Shalhoub, Eddie McClintock, Heather Dubrow, Dorie Barton
Neil's Puppet Dreams (2012)
Neil's Puppet Dreams
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Neil Patrick Harris
Director:
Kirk R. Thatcher
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nathan Fillion, Brian Henson, David Burtka, Brian Clark, Nathan Danforth
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
T
As:
Cast
Role:
Amazing Spider-Man
Director:
Jose Pablo Gonzalez
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jim Cummings, Susanne Blakeslee, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Thomas F. Wilson, Josh Keaton
Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns - Again (2011)
Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns - Again
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Blowhole
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Jeff Bennett, John DiMaggio, Tom McGrath, Danny Jacobs
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (2009)
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
As:
Cast
Role:
Wallace 'Wally' Wellesly
Director:
Douglas Carrigan
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
Matthew Mercer, Will Arnett, Scott Menville, Jonathan Lipow, Olivia Hack
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (2015)
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
TV-PG
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Glenn Weiss
Genres:
Talk-Show, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Nicole Scherzinger, Nathaniel Motulsky, Penelope Bellerjeau

Neil Patrick Harris Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
The 67th Annual Tony Awards Outstanding Special Class Program 2014
The 66th Annual Tony Awards Outstanding Special Class Programs 2013
The 65th Annual Tony Awards Outstanding Special Class Programs 2012
Glee Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 2010
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards Outstanding Special Class Programs 2010
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite TV Comedy Actor 2012
Winner Favorite TV Comedy Actor 2011
Winner Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series 1990