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List of Stephen Colbert Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
14
3
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
PG-13
14
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure
2. Strangers with Candy (2005)
11
2
Strangers with Candy
R
11
2

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.  

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Director:
Paul Dinello
Genres:
Comedy
4. Bewitched (2005)
9
2
Bewitched
PG-13
9
2

Narcissistic actor, Jack Wyatt ,is asked to play the role of Darrin in the movie version of the 1960s sitcom Bewitched. He convinces a completely unknown and inexperienced Isabel to play the other lead, Samantha. Little does he know Isabel is an actual witch and he is about to be bewitched into love.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Nora Ephron
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
5. The Love Guru (2008)
7
1
The Love Guru
PG-13
7
1

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Marco Schnabel
Genres:
Romance, Sport, Comedy
6. The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (2014)
15
3
The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
15
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Louis J. Horvitz
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Sting, Al Green, Patricia McBride
7. Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet (2005)
15
3
Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet
TV-Y
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - The Letter Z
Director:
Adam Matalon
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Frank Oz, Norah Jones, Nicole Sullivan, Pam Arciero, Sheryl Crow
8. Company (2011)
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3
Company
14
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Lonny Price
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jim Walton
9. Shock Asylum (1997)
14
3
Shock Asylum
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Dewalt
Director:
Paul Dinello, Dan Dinello
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Dinello, Jodi Lennon, Scott Allman, Eric Brandenburger
10. The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (2015)
13
3
The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
13
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Glenn Weiss
Star Cast:
Rita Moreno, George Lucas, Carole King, Seiji Ozawa
11. Snow Days (1999)
10
2
Snow Days
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam Marcus
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Missi Pyle, Bernadette Peters, Larry Pine, Kipp Marcus, Henry Simmons
13. Stephen Colbert Across America (1998)
6
1
Stephen Colbert Across America
6
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host
Genres:
Comedy
14. The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '97 (1997)
5
1
The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '97
5
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Scott Preston
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
A. Whitney Brown, Frank DeCaro, Peter Jennings, Kato Kaelin
15. The Daily Show Beach House (1998)
5
1
The Daily Show Beach House
5
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Scott Preston
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
A. Whitney Brown, Craig Kilborn, Brian Unger, Beth Littleford
16. The Daily Show Guide to Home Video (1998)
5
1
The Daily Show Guide to Home Video
5
1
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
A. Whitney Brown, Brian Unger, Beth Littleford
17. The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '98 (1998)
5
1
The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '98
5
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Scott Preston
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
A. Whitney Brown, Craig Kilborn, Beth Littleford, Mo Rocca
18. The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (2016)
3
1
The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
3
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Martha Argerich, Eagles, Mavis Staples

TV Movie(s)

1. 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2006)
15
3
2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner
15
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
George W. Bush, Steve Bridges, Laura Bush, Ann Compton
2. Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell (2001)
15
3
Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Chuck O'Neil
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Carell, Ken Batchelor, Boshir Kahn, Mike Kelly
3. Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2004 (2004)
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3
Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2004
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
F. Michael Blum, Jay Lehrfeld
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Andy Samberg, Scott Adsit, Peter Choi, Maree Cheatham
4. A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008)
14
3
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!
TV-14
14
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Jim Hoskinson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Elvis Costello, Rich Dahm, Leslie Feist, Toby Keith
Awards:
Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
5. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (2010)
12
2
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself - Co-Host
Director:
Chuck O'Neil
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jon Stewart, Tony Bennett, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Samantha Bee
7. Frank DeCaro's Out at the Movies Fabulous Big 'O' Buffet (1999)
10
2
Frank DeCaro's Out at the Movies Fabulous Big 'O' Buffet
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Angela Visca
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joy Behar, Jon Stewart, Richard Kind, Frank DeCaro, Stomp
8. Indecision 2004: Midway to the Election Spectacular (2004)
10
2
Indecision 2004: Midway to the Election Spectacular
10
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Correspondent
Director:
Chuck O'Neil
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ed Helms, Jon Stewart, Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee
10. Stephen Colbert Again: A Look Back (2001)
10
2
Stephen Colbert Again: A Look Back
10
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Chuck O'Neil
Genres:
Comedy
11. I'm a Correspondent, Please Don't Fire Me (2003)
10
2
I'm a Correspondent, Please Don't Fire Me
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Chuck O'Neil
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
12. Who Are the Daily Show? (2003)
9
2
Who Are the Daily Show?
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ed Helms, Jon Stewart, Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee
13. The Greatest Millennium (1999)
9
2
The Greatest Millennium
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Correspondent
Director:
Scott Preston
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jon Stewart, Steve Carell, Lewis Black, Vance DeGeneres
14. Iraq: A Look Baq (Or, How We Learned to Stop Reporting and Love the War) (2003)
8
2
Iraq: A Look Baq (Or, How We Learned to Stop Reporting and Love the War)
8
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself - Correspondent
Director:
Chuck O'Neil
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
15. Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night: Democracy's Series Finale - Who's Going to Clean Up This ****? (2016)
6
1
Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night: Democracy's Series Finale - Who's Going to Clean Up This ****?
TV-MA
6
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Jim Hoskinson
Genres:
Talk-Show, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jeff Goldblum, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, Elle King

Animation(s)

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000)
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
TV-14
As:
Cast
Role:
Phil Ken Sebben / ... (36 episodes, 2000-2007)
Genres:
Animation, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Kenny, Gary Cole, Billy West, Laraine Newman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
PG
Plot:

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. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family, Animation
The Wrong Coast (2004)
The Wrong Coast
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Amy Sedaris, Mark Hamill, Kathryn Greenwood, Geoffrey Arend
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens
PG
Plot:

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.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse
TV-14
As:
Cast, Writer, Voiceover
Role:
Ace / Various Voices (voice)
Director:
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Robert Smigel, James Signorelli, David Wachtenheim, Robert Marianetti
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Bill Hader, Tracy Morgan, Steve Carell, Dino Stamatopoulos, Bill Hader
Our Cartoon President (2018)
Our Cartoon President
TV-14
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Jeff Bergman, James Adomian, Cody Lindquist, Gabriel Gundacker

TV Shows and Videos

The Colbert Report (2005)
The Colbert Report
TV-14
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (1,(342 episodes, 2005-2014))
Director:
Jim Hoskinson
Genres:
News, Comedy, Talk-Show
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
Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner (2011)
Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner
TV-14
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (2 episodes, 2017)
Genres:
Reality-TV, Game-Show, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Oliver, Olivia Wilde, Caroll Spinney, Billy Eichner
Exit 57 (1995)
Exit 57
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Mitch Rouse, Jodi Lennon
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
TV-PG
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (541 episodes, 2015-2018)
Director:
Jim Hoskinson
Genres:
Comedy, Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Liam Neeson, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human
Missing Persons (1993)
Missing Persons
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel J. Travanti, Erik King, Juan Ramírez, Frederick Weller
Apt. 2F (1997)
Apt. 2F
As:
Cast
Director:
Pamela Dresser
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alanna Ubach, Amy Poehler, Jason Sklar, Randy Sklar, Matt Price
The Chris Rock Show (1997)
The Chris Rock Show
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Linda Mendoza, Scott Preston
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Bill Maher, Grandmaster Flash, Monteria Ivey, Janeane Garofalo
Turn Down for 2014 (2014)
Turn Down for 2014
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Kai Hasson
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Justine Ezarik, Gavin Free, Robby Novak, Matt Bittner
Outlaw Tennis (2005)
Outlaw Tennis
M
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Announcer (voice)
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Stefanie Kahn, Max Koch, Maureen Lovejoy, Jeni Verdon

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