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List of Ricky Gervais Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Talking Funny (2011)
9
3
Talking Funny
TV-MA
9
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K.
Directed By:
John Moffitt
2. Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018)
12
3
Ricky Gervais: Humanity
TV-MA
12
3

In this stand-up comedy special, popular British comedian Ricky Gervais talks about subjects such as the decision to remain child-free, animal rights as well as offense-taking and social media.         

Role:
Himself
Directed By:
John L. Spencer
3. Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special (2010)
10
2
Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special
TV-MA
10
2
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
John Moffitt
4. Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008)
10
2
Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special
TV-MA
10
2
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
John Moffitt
5. Stardust (2007)
30
9
Stardust
PG-13
30
9

Tristan Thorn is in love with Victoria and in order to marry her promises to bring a fallen star. In the magical kingdom of Stormhold, he discovers that the star is actually a woman named Yvaine and three evil witches and the king’s son are also after her. As he tries to protect her on his way back, he unravels his own true identity.

Directed By:
Matthew Vaughn
6. Cemetery Junction (2010)
8
4
Cemetery Junction
R
8
4

In a Reading suburb, three young friends of different dispositions are trying to carve an identity for themselves. Bruce’ strained relationship with his father results in outbursts, getting him into trouble. Freddie, working as an insurance salesman, rekindles his childhood friendship with Julie, his boss’s daughter. Snork, a socially awkward slacker, wishes for a girlfriend. They face circumstances that bring changes in their lives.

Role:
Mr. Taylor
Starring:
Stephen Merchant, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes
Directed By:
7. Ghost Town (2008)
15
5
Ghost Town
PG-13
15
5

Socially-awkward dentist, Bertram Pincus, almost dies during a surgical procedure and incredibly, is revived after 7 minutes. Following this, he realizes that he can see and connect with ghosts, who are now after him to solve their problems. One of them, Frank Herlihy, badgers him to break up the forthcoming wedding of his widow, Gwen. Now, where will this lead Bertram to?

Starring:
Greg Kinnear, Alan Ruck, Kristen Wiig, Danai Gurira, Jordan Carlos, Brian Hutchison, Dequina Moore
Directed By:
David Koepp
8. Night at the Museum (2006)
29
16
Night at the Museum
PG
29
16

Larry Daley is divorced and unsuccessful. He is hired to work as a night watchman at a museum where, much to his astonishment, he finds that the exhibits to come to life every night and create a ruckus. It is up to Larry now to control the exhibits, prevent a theft attempt by three old guards and eventually gain respect in his son’s eye.

Directed By:
Shawn Levy
10. The Invention of Lying (2009)
16
8
The Invention of Lying
PG-13
16
8

Mark Bellison is a screenwriter of historical readings in an alternate universe where the concept of lying does not exist and people tell whatever is on their minds. After being fired from his job and warned of being evicted, he blurts out a lie in the bank and realizes how it can change his life forever.

Role:
Mark Bellison
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
11. David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
8
4
David Brent: Life on the Road
8
4

David Brent: Life on the Road is a comedy film which revolves around the story of David, a traveling salesman, who dreams of becoming a rock star.  

Role:
David Brent
Starring:
Rob Jarvis, Jo Hartley, Mandeep Dhillon, Abbie Murphy
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais
12. For Your Consideration (2006)
6
5
For Your Consideration
PG-13
6
5

The cast and crew of an independent film crew are hopeful about winning the Oscar, after their performance garners a lot of buzz.  

Starring:
Jennifer Coolidge, Sandra Oh, Ed Begley Jr., Parker Posey, Kevin Sussman, Fred Willard, Jane Lynch
Directed By:
13. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
14
8
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
PG
14
8

The film is the final installment of a trilogy based on Night at the Museum. The story focuses on Larry Daley, a night guard at American Museum of Natural History, where all the artifacts come to life at night and describes his travel to London in the company of Teddy Roosevelt, Sacagewea, Jedediah, Octavius, Dexter, Attila the Hun in order to save the tablet of Ahkmenrah from losing its magic.  

Role:
Dr. McPhee
Starring:
Rebel Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Hugh Jackman, Mickey Rooney, Steve Coogan, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller
Directed By:
Shawn Levy
14. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
18
11
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
PG
18
11

In this second installment in the Night at the Museum series, Larry learns that the exhibits will be moved to the Smithsonian Institution without the Tablet of Ahkmenrah. He soon receives a call for help from Jedediah who, along with his other friends, is under attack from Kahmunrah. Kahmunrah intends to raise an army and conquer the world. Larry now must save his friends.

Starring:
Eugene Levy, Amy Adams, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Jon Bernthal, Jay Baruchel, Bill Hader
Directed By:
Shawn Levy
15. Special Correspondents (2016)
7
4
Special Correspondents
TV-MA
7
4

Special Correspondents is a satirical comedy film which revolves around two radio journalists who plan a scheme to fake their kidnappings during a rebel uprising in South America.

Role:
Finch
Starring:
Eric Bana, Benjamin Bratt, Kevin Pollak, Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, Kelly Macdonald
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais
16. Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)
6
5
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
UA
6
5
Starring:
Michael Cera, Gabriel Iglesias, George Takei, Samuel L. Jackson, Mel Brooks
17. The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent (2004)
9
2
The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent
9
2
Role:
David Brent
Starring:
Stephen Merchant
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais
18. Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David (2006)
7
2
Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David
7
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Larry David, Andrew Sachs
Directed By:
Niall Downing
19. The Making of Derek (2013)
7
3
The Making of Derek
7
3
Role:
Himself / Derek
Starring:
Kerry Godliman, David Earl, Doc Brown, Brett Goldstein
20. The Return of Brent (2013)
7
3
The Return of Brent
7
3
Role:
David Brent
Starring:
Doc Brown
21. Ricky Gervais Meets... Garry Shandling (2006)
6
3
Ricky Gervais Meets... Garry Shandling
6
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Garry Shandling, Garry Shandling
Directed By:
Niall Downing
22. Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest (2006)
6
3
Ricky Gervais Meets... Christopher Guest
6
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Christopher Guest, Michael McKean
Directed By:
Niall Downing
23. Dog Eat Dog (2001)
5
3
Dog Eat Dog
5
3
Starring:
David Oyelowo, Gary Kemp, Alan Davies, Melanie Blatt
Directed By:
Moody Shoaibi

Director

The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent (2004)
9
2
The Office Values : Microsoft UK Training with David Brent
9
2
Starring:
Stephen Merchant
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais
Cemetery Junction (2010)
10
4
Cemetery Junction
R
10
4

In a Reading suburb, three young friends of different dispositions are trying to carve an identity for themselves. Bruce’ strained relationship with his father results in outbursts, getting him into trouble. Freddie, working as an insurance salesman, rekindles his childhood friendship with Julie, his boss’s daughter. Snork, a socially awkward slacker, wishes for a girlfriend. They face circumstances that bring changes in their lives.

Starring:
Stephen Merchant, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes
Directed By:
The Invention of Lying (2009)
18
11
The Invention of Lying
PG-13
18
11

Mark Bellison is a screenwriter of historical readings in an alternate universe where the concept of lying does not exist and people tell whatever is on their minds. After being fired from his job and warned of being evicted, he blurts out a lie in the bank and realizes how it can change his life forever.

Starring:
Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, Louis C.K., Jason Bateman, Stephanie March, Christopher Guest, Jonah Hill
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
7
4
David Brent: Life on the Road
7
4

David Brent: Life on the Road is a comedy film which revolves around the story of David, a traveling salesman, who dreams of becoming a rock star.  

Starring:
Rob Jarvis, Jo Hartley, Mandeep Dhillon, Abbie Murphy
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais
Special Correspondents (2016)
8
5
Special Correspondents
TV-MA
8
5

Special Correspondents is a satirical comedy film which revolves around two radio journalists who plan a scheme to fake their kidnappings during a rebel uprising in South America.

Starring:
Eric Bana, Benjamin Bratt, Kevin Pollak, Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, Kelly Macdonald
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais

TV Shows

Curb Your Enthusiasm
30
4
Curb Your Enthusiasm
TV-MA
30
4
Starring:
Bea Arthur, Mary Steenburgen, Sacha Baron Cohen, Dustin Hoffman, Wanda Sykes, Nathan Lane, Melissa McCarthy
Directed By:
Robert B. Weide, Larry Charles, Bryan Gordon, David Steinberg, Alec Berg
Spaced
18
3
Spaced
TV-14
18
3
Starring:
Simon Pegg, Joanna Scanlan, David Walliams, Peter Serafinowicz, Olivia Williams, Mark Gatiss, Nick Frost
Directed By:
Edgar Wright
The Office
28
5
The Office
TV-MA
28
5
Role:
David Brent (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Starring:
Martin Freeman, Stephen Merchant, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, BAFTA Award for Best Comedy Performance, BAFTA Award for Situation Comedy Award
Louie
22
4
Louie
TV-MA
22
4
Starring:
Marc Maron, Jerry Seinfeld, John Lithgow, Glenn Close, Dave Attell, Yvonne Strahovski, David Lynch
Directed By:
The Graham Norton Show
10
2
The Graham Norton Show
10
2
Role:
Himself - Guest (17 episodes, 2008-2018)
Starring:
Barry Humphries, Dawn French, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Hart, Graham Norton
Stromberg
10
2
Stromberg
TV-14
10
2
Starring:
Christoph Maria Herbst, Oliver Wnuk, Bjarne Mädel, Diana Staehly, Joe Henselewski
Meet Karl Pilkington (2004)
9
2
Meet Karl Pilkington
9
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Karl Pilkington
Extras
17
4
Extras
TV-MA
17
4
Role:
Andy Millman (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Starring:
Ronnie Corbett, Vinnie Jones, Daniel Radcliffe, Clive Owen, David Tennant, Kate Winslet, Orlando Bloom
Directed By:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, BAFTA Award for Best Comedy Performance
An Idiot Abroad
13
3
An Idiot Abroad
TV-14
13
3
Role:
Himself - Executive Producer / ... (21 episodes, 2010-2012)
Starring:
Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington, Luke Campbell, Richard Yee
The Sketch Show
8
2
The Sketch Show
8
2
Starring:
Tim Vine, Ronni Ancona, Jim Tavaré, Lee Mack, Karen Taylor
Derek
13
3
Derek
13
3
Role:
Derek / ... (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
Starring:
Karl Pilkington, Tim Barlow, Kerry Godliman, David Earl
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais
Galavant
10
2
Galavant
10
2
Starring:
John Stamos, Matt Lucas, Vinnie Jones, Timothy Omundson, Joshua Sasse, Mallory Jansen
Directed By:
John Fortenberry, Chris Koch, Declan Lowney, Paul Murphy
Meet Karl Pilkington II (2010)
8
2
Meet Karl Pilkington II
8
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Karl Pilkington
Directed By:
Paul Wheeler
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003)
8
2
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals
8
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Stirling Gallacher
Directed By:
Dominic Brigstocke
Brent & Johnson: Equality Street (2013)
7
2
Brent & Johnson: Equality Street
7
2
Role:
David Brent (as Brent)
Starring:
Doc Brown
Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics (2004)
9
2
Ricky Gervais Live 2: Politics
9
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Ash Atalla
Directed By:
Dominic Brigstocke
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame (2007)
8
2
Ricky Gervais Live 3: Fame
8
2
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Dominic Brigstocke
Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science (2010)
7
2
Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science
7
2
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais
David Brent: Lady Gypsy (2016)
7
2
David Brent: Lady Gypsy
7
2
Alias
14
5
Alias
TV-14
14
5
Starring:
Joel Grey, Amy Irving, Peggy Lipton, Isabella Rossellini, Christian Slater, Vivica A. Fox, Roger Moore
Directed By:
Ken Olin, Lawrence Trilling, Jack Bender, Daniel Attias, J.J. Abrams
Learn Guitar with David Brent
7
2
Learn Guitar with David Brent
7
2
Role:
David Brent (9 episodes, 2013)
Starring:
Doc Brown
Life's Too Short
9
3
Life's Too Short
TV-MA
9
3
Role:
Ricky Gervais (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Starring:
Helena Bonham Carter, Val Edward Kilmer, Steve Carell, Johnny Depp, Keith Chegwin, Liam Neeson, Stephen Merchant
Directed By:
Happiness
7
2
Happiness
7
2
Starring:
Johnny Vegas, Henry Ian Cusick, Clive Russell, Paul Whitehouse, Mark Heap
The 11 O'Clock Show
6
2
The 11 O'Clock Show
6
2
Role:
Himself (34 episodes, 1999-2000)
Starring:
Leigh Francis, Dave Attell, Sacha Baron Cohen, Daisy Donovan, Iain Lee
Directed By:
James Bobin, Steve Smith, Claire Michel
4Funnies
6
2
4Funnies
6
2
Starring:
Roger Evans, Juliet Cowan, David Earl, Camille Ucan, Ashley McGuire
Bruiser
6
3
Bruiser
6
3
Starring:
Martin Freeman, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, Matthew Holness, Charlotte Hudson
Alan Partridge Presents: The Cream of British Comedy (2005)
6
3
Alan Partridge Presents: The Cream of British Comedy
6
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Simon Pegg
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
5
4
David Brent: Life on the Road
5
4
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show
6
3
Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show
6
3
Starring:
Kelsey Grammer, Kaitlin Olson, Lasco Atkins
Directed By:
Richard Boden
Meet Ricky Gervais
5
3
Meet Ricky Gervais
5
3
Role:
Himself - Host (6 episodes, 2000)
Starring:
Stephen Merchant, Joanna Bobin, Nicola Cotter, Peter Bonner
The Jim Tavaré Show
5
3
The Jim Tavaré Show
5
3
Role:
Various Characters (7 episodes, 1999)
Starring:
Jim Tavaré, Riky Ash
Prequel: The Dawn of Lying (2009)
4
3
Prequel: The Dawn of Lying
4
3
Role:
Mark Bellison
Starring:
Rob Lowe, Jeffrey Tambor, Louis C.K., Karl Pilkington
Directed By:
Ricky Gervais
Comedy Lab
4
3
Comedy Lab
4
3
Starring:
Nicholas Parsons, Terry Jones, Peter Kay, Will Poulter, MyAnna Buring, Stephen Merchant, Chelsea Peretti
Child Support
4
3
Child Support
4
3
Role:
Himself (6 episodes, 2018)
Starring:
Fred Savage, Jordyn Curet, Abigail Eckstein, Sophia George
Kontoret
3
3
Kontoret
3
3
Starring:
Björn Gustafsson, Henrik Dorsin, Sissela Benn, Veronica Dahlström, Rikard Ulvshammar
Konttori
3
3
Konttori
3
3
Starring:
Sami Hedberg, Pyry Äikää, Linda Wiklund, Antti Heikkinen, Jan-Peter Nyquist

Narrator/Dubbing

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)
5
4
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
UA
5
4
Role:
Ika Chu (voice)
Starring:
Michael Cera, Gabriel Iglesias, George Takei, Samuel L. Jackson, Mel Brooks
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)
5
9
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
PG
5
9

Retired OSS agent Marissa, now happily married, is called back into action when the evil Timekeeper threatens to conquer the planet. Marisa decides to recruit her resentful twin step-children, Rebecca and Cecil. After learning that their stepmother was a top agent, the fascinated twins get into super action and with help from Spy Kids Carmen and Juni, set out to save the planet.

Role:
Argonaut (voice)
Starring:
Alexa Vega, Jessica Alba, Daryl Sabara, Jeremy Piven, Antonio Banderas, Rowan Blanchard, Danny Trejo
Directed By:
Robert Rodriguez

Animation Movies

BoJack Horseman
17
2
BoJack Horseman
TV-MA
17
2
Starring:
Jake Johnson, RuPaul, Ken Jeong, Andre Braugher, Chris Parnell, Stephen Colbert, Alan Arkin
Directed By:
JC Gonzalez, Amy Winfrey, Joel Moser, Martin Cendreda, Adam Parton
The Simpsons
29
4
The Simpsons
TV-14
29
4
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Michael Keaton, Jim Varney, Patrick Stewart, Werner Herzog, Jim Cummings, Mandy Patinkin
Directed By:
The Ricky Gervais Show
9
2
The Ricky Gervais Show
TV-MA
9
2
Role:
Himself (39 episodes, 2010-2012)
Starring:
Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington
Family Guy
24
5
Family Guy
TV-14
24
5
Starring:
Bryce Dallas Howard, Lauren Bacall, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ariana Grande, Bryan Cranston, Zachary Gordon, Erik Estrada
Directed By:
SpongeBob SquarePants
13
3
SpongeBob SquarePants
TV-PG
13
3
Role:
 Narrator 1 episode, 2009
Starring:
Brian Doyle-Murray, Andy Samberg, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Tom Kenny, Marion Ross, Betty White
Directed By:
Vincent Waller, Dave Cunningham, Sherm Cohen, Paul Tibbitt, Walt Dohrn
Sesame Street
9
2
Sesame Street
TV-Y
9
2
Starring:
Terrence Howard, Seth Green, Kyra Sedgwick, Bobby Darin, Julie Kavner, Taye Diggs, Danny DeVito
Directed By:
Lisa Simon, Emily Squires, Ken Diego, Victor DiNapoli, Ted May
The Little Prince (2015)
10
3
The Little Prince
PG
10
3

The Little Prince is an animated fantasy film, which revolves around a little girl, who is taken by her neighbor, the Aviator, to a magical world, the world of the Little Prince. 

Role:
The Conceited Man (voice)
Starring:
Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Albert Brooks, Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges
Directed By:
Mark Osborne
Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002)
5
3
Legend of the Lost Tribe
5
3
Role:
Penguin (voice)
Starring:
James Woods, Jim Belushi, Jerry Stiller, Leah Remini, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Gatiss, Hugh Grant
Directed By:
Peter Peake
The Willoughbys (2020)
5
3
The Willoughbys
PG
5
3

This animated adventure comedy film tells the story of four old-fashioned siblings, who are neglected by their parents. Therefore, they decide to come up with a plan to send their selfish parents on a vacation, convinced that they are better off raising themselves.

Starring:
Will Forte, Jane Krakowski, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Will Forte
Directed By:
Cory Evans , Kris Pearn, Rob Lodermeier
Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
5
4
Escape from Planet Earth
TV-PG
5
4

Escape from Planet Earth is an animated comedy sci-fi adventure film which tells the story of an Astronaut named Scorch Supernova, who finds himself in a trap after responding to an SOS from a dangerous alien planet.  

Role:
Mr. James Bing (voice)
Starring:
William Shatner, George Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, Kaitlin Olson, Jane Lynch, Bill Hader
Directed By:
Cal Brunker
Valiant (2005)
4
4
Valiant
G
4
4

During the time of the Second World War, a pigeon named Valiant wants to help the Allied Forces as they prepare for the D-Day invasion. Meanwhile, most of the carrier pigeons were being decimated by Von Talon, a German falcon. The Royal Homing Pigeon Corps decides to accept Valiant as part of their team, and sends him on a dangerous mission.

Role:
Bugsy (voice)
Starring:
John Hurt, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Williams, Tim Curry, Hugh Laurie, John Cleese, Tim Curry
Directed By:
Gary Chapman

Ricky Gervais Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Office Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 2004
Primetime Emmy Awards
Extras Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 2007
The Office Outstanding Comedy Series 2006
BAFTA Awards
Extras Best Comedy Performance 2007
The Office Best Comedy Performance 2004
The Office Situation Comedy Award 2004
The Office Best Comedy Performance 2003
The Office Situation Comedy Award 2003
The Office Best Comedy Performance 2002
The Office Situation Comedy Award 2002