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List of Steve Carell Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Big Short (2015)
36
6
The Big Short
R
36
6

Realizing the fragile United States housing bubble, eccentric hedge fund manager Michael Burry makes a huge bet against the housing market that attracts the attention of several opportunists like banker Jared Vennett and hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum. They make a fortune as the American economy collapse in the wake of the financial crisis of 2007–2008.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama, Comedy
2. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
26
6
Little Miss Sunshine
R
26
6

After 7 year-old Olive Hoover qualifies for the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, her whole dysfunctional family comes together for a cross-country trip from Albuquerque to California in their Volkswagen van. However, a series of disasters obstruct the way to their lofty dreams, including a vehicle breakdown and Olive being abandoned at a gas station.

As:
Cast
Director:
Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
3. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
25
4
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
PG-13
25
4

Cal Weaver is leading a life he loves. He is married to his high school sweetheart for almost 25 years, has two kids and a great job. However, his life takes a turn when he learns that his wife has been cheating on him and wants a divorce. He meets Jacob Palmer and learns how to pick up girls. But can this makeover really change his feelings? 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Cal
Director:
Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
4. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
29
5
The 40 Year Old Virgin
R
29
5

A sex comedy film that follows the titular 40-year-old virgin Andy and his friends who try to help him lose his virginity, the movie is full of funny moments filled with sexual innuendos. The film received positive reviews and was a commercial success. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Andy
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Comedic Performance
5. Dan in Real Life (2007)
34
6
Dan in Real Life
PG-13
34
6

Dan Burns writes family advice column for a newspaper, but is perhaps in need of some advice himself.  A widower, he is struggling to deal with his three teenage daughters and their problems. While visiting his parents along with his daughters on Thanksgiving, he comes across Marie with whom he feels an instant connect. Unfortunately, she has a boyfriend, and he is none other Dan’s own brother.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dan
Director:
Peter Hedges
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
23
5
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
PG-13
23
5

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Brick Tamland
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
7. The Way Way Back (2013)
19
6
The Way Way Back
PG-13
19
6

A coming-of-age film, The Way Way Back centres around a teenage boy, Duncan, who is dreading a beach holiday in Cape Cod with his mother and her hostile boyfriend but finds companionship and courage in a waterpark employee and a girl next door. Starring a motley bunch of supporting characters, this film features drama and comedy with a dash of romance.

As:
Cast
Role:
Trent
Director:
Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
8. Beautiful Boy (2018)
13
4
Beautiful Boy
R
13
4

Beautiful Boy is a drama film which tells the story of a young boy who seems to have everything in his life; being successful in academics, sports, as well as art. However, he is addicted to meth, which is apparently taking him to his destruction.

As:
Cast
Role:
David Sheff
Director:
Felix Van Groeningen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull
9. Get Smart (2008)
28
4
Get Smart
PG-13
28
4

After the identities of secret agents are compromised following an attack at the spy agency, CONTROL, analyst Maxwell Smart is finally promoted to field agent and is paired with experienced and beautiful Agent 99. As they attempt to foil an evil plan by the terrorist organization KAOS, they realize that their identities were also compromised by a double-agent.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Maxwell Smart
Director:
Peter Segal
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Action
10. Foxcatcher (2014)
16
4
Foxcatcher
R
16
4

When an affluent but eccentric John E. du Pont invites Mark Schultz to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at the former’s wrestling facility, the latter sees it as an opportunity to escape from the shadow of his more successful elder brother—Dave —and lead a better life. However, John’s capricious and self-destructive behaviour paves the way for the ultimate disaster.

As:
Cast
Role:
John du Pont
Director:
Bennett Miller
Genres:
Biography, Thriller, Drama, Sport
11. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
21
5
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
R
21
5

With an asteroid on its way to obliterate Earth, insurance salesman, Dodge, bonds with his neighbor Penny. Penny decides to help Dodge reach Olivia, his former sweetheart while Dodge decides to help Penny reach England to see her family. On their trip, the two fall in love before the destruction of the world.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Dodge
Director:
Lorene Scafaria
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama
13. Bruce Almighty (2003)
17
5
Bruce Almighty
PG-13
17
5

After going through a particularly bad day, television reporter Bruce Nolan angrily blames God for treating him poorly. To his surprise, God responds and offers him godly powers to see if he could make things any better. Bruce wastes no time in satisfying all his desires, but leaves his surroundings in chaos due to his irresponsible actions.

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Shadyac
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
14. Last Flag Flying (2017)
13
7
Last Flag Flying
R
13
7

Thirty years after they had served in the Vietnam War, a former Navy Corpsman Larry, reunites with two of his old friends Sal and Richard, to bury his son, a young Marine, who was killed in the war in Iraq. On their way to New Hampshire, they come to terms with the shared memories of a war that still affects their lives.

As:
Cast
Role:
Larry 'Doc' Shepherd
Director:
Richard Linklater
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, Bryan Cranston, Cicely Tyson, J. Quinton Johnson
15. Date Night (2010)
21
6
Date Night
PG-13
21
6

Married Couple Phil and Claire Foster lead boring domestic lives and decide to go on a date night to a modern Manhattan restaurant. On reaching, Phil decides to impersonate the no-show Tripplehorns to get a reservation. Mistaken identities then lead to a life-threatening chase by corrupt cops and mobsters. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Phil Foster
Director:
Shawn Levy
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
16. Café Society (2016)
11
6
Café Society
PG-13
11
6

A young Bronx man moves to Hollywood, where he falls madly in love with his uncle’s pretty secretary.  But when he learns that she is actually his uncle’s mistress he returns home heartbroken and begins to run a high-end nightclub with his brother. He also meets a beautiful socialite, whom he plans to marry. At this point, his old love walks back into his life.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Phil Stern
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
17. Neighbors (2014)
14
2
Neighbors
R
14
2

Soon after settling down in a quiet neighborhood with their infant child, Mac and Kelly Radner find out that the Delta Psi Beta fraternity has moved in next doors. The couple endures the fraternity's noisy parties for a while in order to appear cool, but is eventually forced to call the police, initiating a bitter conflict.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Nicholas Stoller
Genres:
Comedy
18. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
14
3
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
PG
14
3

Eleven years old Alexander Cooper feels left out by his family. One bad day begins with a gum stuck in his hair, which is then followed by series of calamities. But besieged with their own problems, his parents and siblings have no time to offer sympathy and he starts wondering if bad things happen only to him. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Cooper
Director:
Miguel Arteta
Genres:
Family, Comedy
19. Melinda and Melinda (2004)
8
3
Melinda and Melinda
TV-MA
8
3

This comedy drama film revolves around four writers who discuss the nature of comedy and tragedy over dinner, by narrating two different versions of the same story about a woman named Melinda.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Will Ferrell, Wallace Shawn, Larry Pine, Radha Mitchell
20. Freeheld (2015)
8
3
Freeheld
PG-13
8
3

Laurel Hester, a New Jersey detective, wishes to leave her pension benefits to Stacie Andree, her domestic partner, after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. However, it is not as easy as it seems. The couple has to fight for equality and for that they earn support from activist Steven Goldstein and a hard-nosed colleague Dane Wells.

As:
Cast
Role:
Steven Goldstein
Director:
Peter Sollett
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
22. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
11
3
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
PG-13
11
3

As a sequel to a 2004 film, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 1980s-themed comedy that revolves around a San Diego news anchor, Ron Burgundy, who moves to New York to join a 24-hour news channel along with his former colleagues. Starring Will Ferrell as Burgundy, and other major stars, this film features family drama and hilarious professional rivalry too.

As:
Cast
Role:
Brick Tamland
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
23. Hope Springs (2012)
9
3
Hope Springs
PG-13
9
3

Kay and Arnold have been married for a long time, but they eventually find themselves losing the spark they had in their marriage. Things change when Kay decides to attend an intense, week-long counseling session to improve their relationship.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Doctor Feld
Director:
David Frankel
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
24. Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
16
5
Dinner for Schmucks
PG-13
16
5

Rising executive Tim Conrad finds out that his boss hosts monthly dinners where the employee who brings in the most peculiar guest to be mocked at gains the prospect of a promotion. He rejects the invitation at first, but accepts when he finds the eccentric Barry Speck; however, the plan backfires and threatens to ruin his life.

As:
Cast
Role:
Barry
Director:
Jay Roach
Genres:
Comedy
25. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
14
3
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
PG-13
14
3

Magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton have been hugely successful until Burt’s overbearing ego became unbearable. Challenged by the dangerous magician Steve Gray, Burt becomes even more careless and Anton ends their partnership. Down on his luck and a change of heart allows Burt to reconnect with Anton while preparing for a final showdown with Gray. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Burt Wonderstone
Director:
Don Scardino
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
27. Curly Sue (1991)
10
2
Curly Sue
PG
10
2

Bill is a homeless man who meets a young orphaned girl, and they soon become partners in crime. In order to satisfy their hunger, they scam strangers. Their lives take a turn after they meet a divorce lawyer named Grey Ellison.


As:
Cast
Director:
John Hughes
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
Jim Belushi, James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, John Getz, Fred Dalton Thompson
28. Evan Almighty (2007)
17
5
Evan Almighty
PG
17
5

After winning a Congress seat, news anchorman Evan Baxter moves with his family to Northern Virginia. Shockingly, he receives God’s instructions to build an ark to save the life from a forthcoming flood. Though Evan ignores initially, he soon starts getting deliveries of tools, materials and pairs of all sorts of animals, and also finds himself turning slowly into Noah.

As:
Cast
Role:
Evan Baxter
Director:
Tom Shadyac
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Fantasy
30. Sleepover (2004)
8
5
Sleepover
PG
8
5

In order to improve their social status, four friends Julie, Hannah, Yancy and Farrah, decide to go out on an all night scavenger hunt against the most popular group of their school.

As:
Cast
Director:
Joe Nussbaum
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Summer Glau, Alexa Vega, Brie Larson, Evan Peters, Jane Lynch, Alexa PenaVega, Mika Boorem
31. Bewitched (2005)
7
2
Bewitched
PG-13
7
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
32. Battle of the Sexes (2017)
6
4
Battle of the Sexes
PG-13
6
4

Battle of the Sexes is an American biographical sports comedy film, which revolves around a true story of a tennis match between two tennis champions i.e. Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which took place in the year 1973. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby Riggs
Director:
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Biography
33. Despicable Me 2: The Music in the Film (2013)
13
3
Despicable Me 2: The Music in the Film
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Gru
Director:
Chris Renaud Pierre Coffin
Genres:
Comedy, Short
35. Tomorrow Night (1998)
7
2
Tomorrow Night
7
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Louis C.K.
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Louis C.K., Amy Poehler, Wanda Sykes, Jim Earl, Frank Senger, Todd Barry
36. American Storage (2006)
6
4
American Storage
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Rich
Director:
Andrew Jay Cohen
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
David Krumholtz, Maya Goldsmith, Martin Starr
37. Street of Pain (2003)
6
2
Street of Pain
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mark
Director:
Tyrone Finch, Jeremy Hall
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Ian Gomez, Eric Stonestreet, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kathleen Campbell
38. Suits (1999)
6
2
Suits
R
6
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Eric Weber
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Larry Pine, Robert Klein, Tony Hendra, Ingrid Rogers
39. Stories USA (2007)
4
2
Stories USA
R
4
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Brooks, Paul Carafotes, M. Eastling, Tyrone Finch, Jeremy Hall
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Walker, Paris Hilton, Josh Hartnett, James Gandolfini, Steven R. McQueen, Joe Mantegna, Michael Rispoli

TV Movie(s)

1. Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell (2001)
10
2
Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Chuck O'Neil
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Stephen Colbert, Ken Batchelor, Boshir Kahn, Mike Kelly
2. Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs (2015)
7
1
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Tyler Spindel
Star Cast:
Adam Sandler, Paul Rudd, Steve Buscemi, Vincent D'Onofrio, Susan Sarandon
3. The Lunchbox Chronicles (2003)
6
1
The Lunchbox Chronicles
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Phillip
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Monica Potter, Rachael Harris, Bret Loehr, Victoria Gabrielle Platt
4. Life As We Know It! (1991)
7
2
Life As We Know It!
7
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jay Levey
Star Cast:
Ryan Stiles, Ken Hudson Campbell, Sherry Bilsing, Brad Sherwood
7. I'm a Correspondent, Please Don't Fire Me (2003)
6
1
I'm a Correspondent, Please Don't Fire Me
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Chuck O'Neil
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
8. The Greatest Millennium (1999)
6
1
The Greatest Millennium
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Correspondent
Director:
Scott Preston
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Vance DeGeneres
9. The Rockford Files (2010)
5
1
The Rockford Files
5
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Michael W. Watkins
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dermot Mulroney, Alan Tudyk, Melissa Sagemiller, André Holland, Beau Bridges
10. Iraq: A Look Baq (Or, How We Learned to Stop Reporting and Love the War) (2003)
7
1
Iraq: A Look Baq (Or, How We Learned to Stop Reporting and Love the War)
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Correspondent
Director:
Chuck O'Neil
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
11. H.U.D. (2000)
5
1
H.U.D.
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Zucker
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Theodore Bikel, Rick Batalla, Nancy Bates, Joe Davis

Animation(s)

Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me
TV-PG
Plot:

Gru, a supervillain with an army of minions, decides to pull of the greatest heist in history by stealing the moon after his rival Vector successfully steals the Great Pyramid of Giza. He gets more than he bargained for when he adopts three cookie-selling orphan girls to infiltrate Vector's impenetrable base to retrieve a shrink-ray gun he needs.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Gru
Director:
Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Animation, Comedy
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D (2012)
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Gru
Genres:
Animation, Short, Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Pierre Coffin, Elsie Fisher
Puppy (2013)
Puppy
As:
Cast
Role:
Gru
Director:
Yarrow Cheney, Bruno Dequier
Genres:
Animation, Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Star Cast:
Pierre Coffin
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Despicable Me 2
TV-PG
Plot:

The computer-animated comedy film Despicable Me 2 follows the adventures of Felonious Gru, a former supervillain turned father, and Lucy Wilde, an Anti-Villain League agent, who work together to solve the mystery of the theft of a highly potent mutagen known as PX-41. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Gru
Director:
Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Family, Animation, Sci-Fi
Training Wheels (2013)
Training Wheels
As:
Cast
Director:
Régis Schuller, Eric Favela
Genres:
Short, Sci-Fi, Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Pierre Coffin, Elsie Fisher
Over the Hedge (2006)
Over the Hedge
TV-PG
Plot:

Following a failed attempt to steal from hibernating bear Vincent, the cunning raccoon RJ promises to compensate within a week and convinces a group of forest animals that they can successfully raid the new human settlement separated by a thick hedge. Meanwhile, Gladys Sharp, the homeowners association president, hires an over-zealous exterminator to set booby traps in her yard.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Hammy
Director:
Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Comedy, Animation
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Horton Hears a Who!
TV-PG
Plot:

The elephant, Horton, discovers the tiny city of Whoville and all its residents—the Whosvresiding on a speck of dust. However, he can only hear them, not see them. Horton now has to race against time and convince other jungle animals to find a more stable environment for Whoville, as none of them can actually see Whoville.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Mayor
Director:
Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
Genres:
Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Panic in the Mailroom (2013)
Panic in the Mailroom
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Gru
Director:
Fabrice Joubert, Mark O'Hare
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Animation, Sci-Fi, Family
Star Cast:
Pierre Coffin
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse
TV-14
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Gary
Director:
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Robert Smigel, James Signorelli, David Wachtenheim, Robert Marianetti
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Minions (2015)
Minions
PG
Plot:

From time immemorial, Minions have served despicable masters from T-rex to Napoleon, but are now master-less after managing to always harm their masters in some way. While searching for a new evil boss, Kevin, Stuart and Bob join the service of Scarlett Overkill, but enrage her with more blunders, threatening the survivals of their entire species.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Animation, Adventure, Family
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Despicable Me 3
PG
Plot:

Former super-villain turned agent for Anti-Villain League (AVL), Gru, is fired by the AVL for failing to capture Balthazar Bratt, a former child actor turned evil. While the mischievous minions hope, Gru will now return to crime, instead, he travels to Freedonia to meet his long lost twin brother, Dru, and they team up to bring Balthazar down. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Gru / Dru
Director:
Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family, Adventure, Animation, Action
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure (2006)
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure
TV-PG
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Hammy
Director:
Will Finn
Genres:
Short, Family, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:

TV Shows and Videos

Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Gru
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
JB Blanc, James Arnold Taylor, Jason Harris
Inside Comedy (2012)
Inside Comedy
As:
Producer
Director:
David Steinberg
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Steinberg
Pharrell Williams: Happy (2013)
Pharrell Williams: Happy
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Pierre Dupaquier, Clément Durou
Genres:
Short, Music, Musical
Star Cast:
Jimmy Kimmel, Jamie Foxx, Kelly Osbourne, Issa Rae, Pharrell Williams, Gianna Adams
Outlaw Golf (2002)
Outlaw Golf
T
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Commentator
Genres:
Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Max Koch, Lailah Caron, Kay Christianson, Michelle Mais
Riot (2014)
Riot
As:
Producer
Director:
Ron de Moraes
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Jessica McKenna, Jamie Denbo, Rove McManus, Rob Gleeson, Meryl Hathaway
Come to Papa (2004)
Come to Papa
As:
Cast
Role:
Blevin
Director:
Andy Ackerman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Papa, Rob Benedict, Jennifer Aspen, John Salley

Steve Carell Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Office Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical 2006
MTV Movie & TV Awards
The 40 Year Old Virgin Best Comedic Performance 2006