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List of Stephen Colbert Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
PG-13
124
35

This is the second movie the in three part film series The Hobbit based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s book of the same name. In the movie, Bilbo Baggins continues his pursuit, with Wizard Gandalf and fellow dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield, to retake the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from dragon Smaug.

Directed By:
2. Strangers with Candy (2005)
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4
Strangers with Candy
R
6
4

Strangers with Candy is a comedy film which tells the story of Jerri Blank, a former high school dropout who is released from prison at the age of 46. She returns to her childhood home, and discovers that her mother has passed away, and her father has got married again to a hateful woman named Sara. To make matters worse, she now has an arrogant half-brother and her father is in a coma. She decides to resume her life at where she left it, and decides to re-join her high-school.  

Directed By:
Paul Dinello
5. The Love Guru (2008)
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11
The Love Guru
PG-13
7
11

The Love Guru is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of an American who has been brought up by gurus in India, as he tries to become the world’s top love guru, after he returns to the US. His first challenge is to help a professional hockey player who is going through romantic troubles, as his wife left him for a rival athlete. 

Directed By:
Marco Schnabel
6. Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell (2001)
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2
Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell
11
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Steve Carell, Ken Batchelor, Boshir Kahn, Mike Kelly
Directed By:
Chuck O'Neil
7. Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet (2005)
11
2
Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet
TV-Y
11
2
Role:
Himself - The Letter Z
Starring:
Frank Oz, Norah Jones, Nicole Sullivan, Pam Arciero, Sheryl Crow
Directed By:
Adam Matalon
8. 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2006)
9
2
2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner
9
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
George W. Bush, Steve Bridges, Laura Bush, Ann Compton
9. The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (2016)
9
2
The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
9
2
Role:
Himself - Host
Starring:
Al Pacino, Martha Argerich, Eagles, Mavis Staples
10. Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2004 (2004)
9
3
Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2004
9
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Andy Samberg, Scott Adsit, Peter Choi, Maree Cheatham
Directed By:
F. Michael Blum, Jay Lehrfeld
11. Company (2011)
9
3
Company
9
3
Starring:
Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jim Walton
Directed By:
Lonny Price
12. A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008)
8
3
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!
TV-14
8
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Elvis Costello, Rich Dahm, Leslie Feist, Toby Keith
Directed By:
Jim Hoskinson
Awards:
Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
13. Shock Asylum (1997)
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3
Shock Asylum
8
3
Role:
Dr. Dewalt
Starring:
Paul Dinello, Jodi Lennon, Scott Allman, Eric Brandenburger
Directed By:
Paul Dinello, Dan Dinello
14. The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (2015)
8
3
The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
8
3
Role:
Himself - Host
Starring:
Rita Moreno, George Lucas, Carole King, Seiji Ozawa
Directed By:
Glenn Weiss
15. The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (2014)
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3
The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
8
3
Role:
Himself - Host
Starring:
Tom Hanks, Sting, Al Green, Patricia McBride
Directed By:
Louis J. Horvitz
16. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (2010)
7
4
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
7
4
Role:
Himself - Co-Host
Starring:
Jon Stewart, Tony Bennett, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Samantha Bee
Directed By:
Chuck O'Neil
17. Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education (2006)
6
3
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education
6
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Jack Black, Will Arnett, Steve Carell, Kristin Chenoweth
Directed By:
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Michael Dempsey
18. Indecision 2004: Midway to the Election Spectacular (2004)
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4
Indecision 2004: Midway to the Election Spectacular
5
4
Role:
Himself - Correspondent
Starring:
Ed Helms, Jon Stewart, Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee
Directed By:
Chuck O'Neil
19. Snow Days (1999)
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4
Snow Days
R
5
4
Starring:
Missi Pyle, Bernadette Peters, Larry Pine, Kipp Marcus, Henry Simmons
Directed By:
Adam Marcus
20. Stephen Colbert Again: A Look Back (2001)
4
4
Stephen Colbert Again: A Look Back
4
4
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Chuck O'Neil
21. I'm a Correspondent, Please Don't Fire Me (2003)
4
4
I'm a Correspondent, Please Don't Fire Me
4
4
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Ed Helms, Jon Stewart, Steve Carell, Rob Corddry
Directed By:
Chuck O'Neil
22. Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night: Democracy's Series Finale - Who's Going to Clean Up This ****? (2016)
4
4
Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night: Democracy's Series Finale - Who's Going to Clean Up This ****?
TV-MA
4
4
Role:
Himself - Host
Starring:
Jeff Goldblum, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, Elle King
Directed By:
Jim Hoskinson
23. The Greatest Millennium (1999)
4
4
The Greatest Millennium
4
4
Role:
Himself - Correspondent
Starring:
Jon Stewart, Steve Carell, Lewis Black, Vance DeGeneres
Directed By:
Scott Preston
24. The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '98 (1998)
4
4
The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '98
4
4
Role:
Himself
Starring:
A. Whitney Brown, Craig Kilborn, Beth Littleford, Mo Rocca
Directed By:
Scott Preston
25. Stephen Colbert Across America (1998)
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4
Stephen Colbert Across America
3
4
Role:
Himself - Host
26. The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '97 (1997)
3
4
The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '97
3
4
Role:
Himself
Starring:
A. Whitney Brown, Frank DeCaro, Peter Jennings, Kato Kaelin
Directed By:
Scott Preston
27. Iraq: A Look Baq (Or, How We Learned to Stop Reporting and Love the War) (2003)
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4
Iraq: A Look Baq (Or, How We Learned to Stop Reporting and Love the War)
3
4
Role:
Himself - Correspondent
Starring:
Ed Helms, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart, Rob Corddry
Directed By:
Chuck O'Neil
28. Who Are the Daily Show? (2003)
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4
Who Are the Daily Show?
3
4
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Ed Helms, Jon Stewart, Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee
29. The Daily Show Beach House (1998)
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4
The Daily Show Beach House
2
4
Role:
Himself
Starring:
A. Whitney Brown, Craig Kilborn, Brian Unger, Beth Littleford
Directed By:
Scott Preston
30. Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
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3
Nobody Knows Anything!
R
1
3
Starring:
Robert Englund, Margaret Cho, Alanna Ubach, Fred Willard, Wayne Rogers, Ben Stiller, Mike Myers
Directed By:
William Tannen

Animation Movies

Rick and Morty
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3
Rick and Morty
TV-14
33
3
Starring:
Gillian Jacobs, Patton Oswalt, Alfred Molina, Tom Kenny, Jemaine Clement, Dana Carvey, Danny Trejo
Directed By:
Pete Michels, Dominic Polcino, Anthony Chun, Wesley Archer, John Rice
BoJack Horseman
16
2
BoJack Horseman
TV-MA
16
2
Starring:
Naomi Watts, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Rami Malek, Angela Bassett, Christine Baranski, Chris Parnell
Directed By:
JC Gonzalez, Amy Winfrey, Joel Moser, Martin Cendreda, Adam Parton
The Simpsons
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4
The Simpsons
TV-14
27
4
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Gary Coleman, Bill Hader, Anne Hathaway, Michael Cera, Mel Gibson, Tina Fey
Directed By:
The Venture Bros.
10
2
The Venture Bros.
TV-MA
10
2
Starring:
Seth Green, Aziz Ansari, Kate McKinnon, Patrick Warburton, Cristin Milioti, Nathan Fillion, Reggie Watts
Directed By:
Jon Schnepp, Christopher McCulloch, Ki-Yong Bai
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
8
2
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
TV-14
8
2
Role:
Phil Ken Sebben / ... (36 episodes, 2000-2007)
Starring:
Billy West, Gary Cole, Tom Kenny, Laraine Newman
American Dad!
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4
American Dad!
TV-14
11
4
Starring:
Steven Yeun, Kyle Chandler, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Wilde, Christine Taylor, Kyle MacLachlan, Patrick Stewart
Directed By:
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006)
6
2
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse
TV-14
6
2
Starring:
Tracy Morgan, Steve Carell, Bill Hader, Dino Stamatopoulos, Bill Hader
Directed By:
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Robert Smigel, James Signorelli, David Wachtenheim, Robert Marianetti
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
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4
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
PG
8
4

After being rejected by a potential owner, a talking dog named Mr Peabody, embarks on a life dedicated to science, technology and athletics. Eventually, he also adopts a son named Sherman. 

Role:
Paul Peterson (voice)
Starring:
Leslie Mann, Ariel Winter, Karan Brar, Mel Brooks, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Allison Janney
Directed By:
Rob Minkoff
The Wrong Coast
5
3
The Wrong Coast
5
3
Role:
 Various Celebrity Voices unknown episodes
Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Mark Hamill, Kathryn Greenwood, Geoffrey Arend
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
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6
Monsters vs. Aliens
PG
10
6

Far away in space, an unknown planet explodes sending a meteorite towards earth which strikes a bride just before her wedding ceremony. Her appearance changes, the authorities take charge of her and soon she finds herself in a secret facility with monsters of all shapes and sizes.

Role:
President Hathaway (voice)
Starring:
Renee Zellweger, Kiefer Sutherland, Jeffrey Tambor, Rainn Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, John Krasinski, Hugh Laurie
Directed By:
Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Crank Yankers
5
3
Crank Yankers
TV-14
5
3
Starring:
Wanda Sykes, Dave Chappelle, Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell, Bob Odenkirk
Directed By:
Hugh Martin, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Stern, Bill Berner, Ted May
Our Cartoon President
3
3
Our Cartoon President
TV-14
3
3
Starring:
Jeff Bergman, James Adomian, Cody Lindquist, Gabriel Gundacker

TV Shows

Curb Your Enthusiasm
19
3
Curb Your Enthusiasm
TV-MA
19
3
Starring:
Wayne Knight, Diane Keaton, Jake Johnson, David Schwimmer, Jason Alexander, Ted Danson, Rob Reiner
Directed By:
Robert B. Weide, Larry Charles, Bryan Gordon, David Steinberg, Alec Berg
The Colbert Report
11
2
The Colbert Report
TV-14
11
2
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (1,(342 episodes, 2005-2014))
Starring:
Samuel L. Jackson, John Lithgow, Sam Waterston, David Cross, Ahmed Best, Kumail Nanjiani, Ed Helms
Directed By:
Jim Hoskinson
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The Daily Show
12
2
The Daily Show
TV-14
12
2
Role:
Himself - Correspondent / ... (778 episodes, 1997-2015)
Starring:
Brian Doyle-Murray, Kal Penn, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Slattery, Hasan Minhaj, Amy Poehler, Liev Schreiber
Directed By:
Chuck O'Neil, Scott Preston, Andy Barsh, Paul Pennolino
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
9
2
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
TV-14
9
2
Starring:
Donald Glover, Louis C.K., Benjamin Bratt, Abe Vigoda, Gilbert Gottfried, Nick Kroll, Christopher Guest
Directed By:
Strangers with Candy
8
2
Strangers with Candy
TV-14
8
2
Role:
Chuck Noblet / ... (31 episodes, 1999-2000)
Starring:
Ellen Pompeo, Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Steve Carell
Directed By:
Peter Lauer, Danny Leiner, Juan José Campanella, Dan Dinello
Exit 57
7
2
Exit 57
7
2
Role:
Various (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Mitch Rouse, Jodi Lennon
Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner
7
2
Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner
TV-14
7
2
Role:
Himself (2 episodes, 2017)
Starring:
John Oliver, Olivia Wilde, Caroll Spinney, Billy Eichner
At Home with Amy Sedaris
7
2
At Home with Amy Sedaris
7
2
Starring:
Darrell Hammond, Michael Shannon, Amy Sedaris, Nick Kroll, Paul Giamatti, Christopher Meloni
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
8
3
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
TV-14
8
3
Starring:
Roy Scheider, Melissa Benoist, Bobby Cannavale, Lynn Redgrave, Dianne Wiest, Rider Strong, Ben Vereen
Directed By:
Frank Prinzi, Jean de Segonzac, Steve Shill, Darnell Martin, Norberto Barba
Alpha House
7
2
Alpha House
TV-MA
7
2
Starring:
Willa Fitzgerald, Lucy DeVito, Haley Joel Osment, John Goodman, Cynthia Nixon, Penn Jillette, Mark Consuelos
Directed By:
The Mindy Project
9
3
The Mindy Project
TV-14
9
3
Starring:
Julie Bowen, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Kris Jenner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Lieberstein, Julia Stiles, Kunal Nayyar
Directed By:
Apt. 2F
6
2
Apt. 2F
6
2
Starring:
Alanna Ubach, Amy Poehler, Jason Sklar, Randy Sklar, Matt Price
Directed By:
Pamela Dresser
Spin City
8
3
Spin City
TV-14
8
3
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Beth Riesgraf, Marla Maples, Michelle Phillips, Priscilla Presley, Michael J. Fox
Directed By:
Andy Cadiff, Ted Wass, Lee Shallat Chemel, Carl Lauten
The Dana Carvey Show
6
2
The Dana Carvey Show
6
2
Role:
Various Characters / ... (8 episodes, 1996)
Starring:
Selma Blair, Phil Hartman, Joely Fisher, Isaac Hayes, Ellen DeGeneres, Jeremy Piven, Penn Jillette
Directed By:
John Fortenberry
Missing Persons
6
2
Missing Persons
6
2
Starring:
Daniel J. Travanti, Erik King, Juan Ramírez, Frederick Weller
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
7
3
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
TV-PG
7
3
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (541 episodes, 2015-2018)
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human
Directed By:
Jim Hoskinson
The Chris Rock Show
6
3
The Chris Rock Show
6
3
Role:
 Siggorette Announcer (uncredited) 1 episode, 1997
Starring:
Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Bill Maher, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey, Janeane Garofalo
Directed By:
Linda Mendoza, Scott Preston
Random Play
4
3
Random Play
4
3
Starring:
Nancy Carell, Danica McKellar, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter
Turn Down for 2014 (2014)
4
3
Turn Down for 2014
4
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Justine Ezarik, Gavin Free, Robby Novak, Matt Bittner
Directed By:
Kai Hasson

Stephen Colbert Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
The Daily Show Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program 2005
The Daily Show Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program 2004
The Colbert Report Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series 2014
The Colbert Report Outstanding Variety Series 2014
The Colbert Report Outstanding Variety Series 2013
The Colbert Report Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series 2013
The Colbert Report Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series 2010
The Colbert Report Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program 2008
The Daily Show Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program 2006
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host 2014
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word Album 2014
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! Best Comedy Album 2010