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List of Zooey Deschanel Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
22
3
(500) Days of Summer
PG-13
22
3

This romantic comedy tells the story of Tom Hansen, an architect who is looking for the woman of his dreams. He falls for Summer Finn, his boss’s new assistant, a woman, who doesn’t believe in romance or true love. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Summer
Director:
Marc Webb
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Minka Kelly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz
2. Almost Famous (2000)
17
5
Almost Famous
R
17
5

Inspired by writer-director Cameron Crowe's boyhood experiences, the film records the coming of age story of 15-year-old rock music enthusiast William Miller, who receives an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to write about up-and-coming band Stillwater. Despite his mother's concerns about drug usage and raunchy language, he joins the band on an enlightening tour that changes his life.

As:
Cast
Role:
Anita Miller
Director:
Cameron Crowe
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Music, Drama
3. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
14
3
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
R
14
3

Adapted from 1983 novel by Ron Hansen, this epic crime drama film, has won multiple awards for its cinematography. It tells the story of how outlaw, Jesse James is assassinated by his jealous recruits Charley and Robert Ford. However, their plan backfires as they neither receive the prize money the governor had promised nor fame for killing Jesse!   

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Dominik
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Western, Crime, History
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, Sam Shepard, Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger
4. Elf (2003)
23
2
Elf
PG
23
2

A baby boy accidentally lands up with the elves at the North Pole and grows up with them as Buddy. When he realises that he is not one of them, he sets out to meet his biological father, Walter, in New York who has no idea about his existence. As Buddy tries to figure out his place in world, he also spreads Christmas happiness amongst the New Yorkers.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Family, Comedy
6. Yes Man (2008)
18
2
Yes Man
PG-13
18
2

A recently divorced man, disillusioned by life, decides to say 'yes' to every opportunity that comes his way no matter what it may be. Yes Man is a romantic comedy based on a book of the same name.

As:
Cast
Role:
Allison
Director:
Peyton Reed
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Carrey, Rhys Darby, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins
7. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
11
3
Bridge to Terabithia
PG
11
3

Jesse Aarons, who is targeted at the school, finds a friend in the new girl, Leslie Burke. Together, they create a fantasy world of ‘Terabithia,’ an enchanted kingdom where they enjoy many adventures to escape their everyday troubles. When a sudden tragedy drowns Jesse in grief, the magic of Terabithia, and everything learnt from Leslie help him get over the pain. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ms. Edmunds
Director:
Gabor Csupo
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
8. All the Real Girls (2003)
13
2
All the Real Girls
R
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Noel
Director:
David Gordon Green
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Danny McBride, Shea Whigham, Maurice Compte, Paul Schneider
9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
14
2
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
PG
14
2

After trying to delay the demolition of his house, hapless Arthur Dent discovers that his friend Ford Prefect is an alien and that his entire home planet will be destroyed later that day. Prefect saves him at the right moment by hitchhiking on an alien spaceship, and guides him through an intergalactic adventure to restore Earth.

As:
Cast
Role:
Trillian
Director:
Garth Jennings
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Adventure
12. The Go-Getter (2007)
9
2
The Go-Getter
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate
Director:
Martin Hynes
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Judy Greer, Nick Offerman, Jena Malone, Lou Taylor Pucci, M. Ward
13. Our Idiot Brother (2011)
11
2
Our Idiot Brother
R
11
2

Good-hearted but dim-witted and easy-going Ned Rochin is arrested for selling marijuana to a uniformed police officer. On parole, Ned is forced to rely on his three more successful sisters, Miranda, Natalie, and Liz. While initially creating chaos in their lives, Ned actually helps them to become better people. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jesse Peretz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, Elizabeth Banks, Bob Stephenson, Nick Sullivan
14. The Good Girl (2002)
9
2
The Good Girl
R
9
2

Justine is a 30 year old girl working in a Texas discount store, who is quite dissatisfied with her routine life and her lazy, pot-smoking husband. Her life takes a turn when she meets a young man who considers himself as the incarnation of Holden Caulfield. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Miguel Arteta
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Deborah Rush, Mike White
15. Big Trouble (2002)
9
2
Big Trouble
PG-13
9
2

Big Trouble is an American crime comedy film which revolves around the lives of several people in Miami. Their lives get complicated due to a mysterious valuable suitcase. At the same time, it also changes their lives for good.

As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Thriller
17. Winter Passing (2005)
10
2
Winter Passing
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Reese Holden
Director:
Adam Rapp
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Will Ferrell, John Bedford Lloyd, Deirdre O'Connell, Darrell Larson
18. Gigantic (2008)
8
2
Gigantic
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Happy Lolly
Director:
Matt Aselton
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
John Goodman, Ed Asner, Edward Asner, Jane Alexander, Paul Dano
19. The New Guy (2002)
9
1
The New Guy
PG-13
9
1

Unpopular high school senior Dizzy Harrison decides to start anew, so gets himself expelled from school, transforms into a cool guy with the help of prison inmates, and joins new school as Gil Harris. Now a well-liked guy with several friends, he courts popular cheerleader Danielle and helps the football team, but then he comes face-to-face with his old schoolmates in football match. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Nora
Director:
Ed Decter
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
20. Flakes (2007)
8
2
Flakes
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Pussy Katz
Director:
Michael Lehmann
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Aaron Stanford, Christopher Lloyd, Ryan Donowho, Carol Sutton
21. Your Highness (2011)
10
2
Your Highness
R
10
2

Two princes – the courageous elder Fabious and the cowardly younger Thadeous - set out to rescue former’s fiancé Belladonna after she is abducted by a vicious wizard. Together with a beautiful female warrior, who has her own motives, the princes overcome numerous challenges to save the bride of the heir apparent and the kingdom itself.

As:
Cast
Director:
David Gordon Green
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
James Franco, Natalie Portman, Damian Lewis, Danny McBride, Rasmus Hardiker
22. Failure to Launch (2006)
8
2
Failure to Launch
PG-13
8
2

35 years old Tripp still lives with his parents Al and Sue. Having had enough of this, they hire a professional Paula to induce him to leave home. However, Paula ends up falling in love with him. When Tripp finds out about Paula’s manipulation, he ends their relationship. But a happy ending might still be in the cards. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kit
Director:
Tom Dey
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
23. Live Free or Die (2006)
6
2
Live Free or Die
R
6
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Gregg Kavet, Andy Robin
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Aaron Stanford, Judah Friedlander, Paul Schneider, Peter Anthony Tambakis
24. Rock the Kasbah (2015)
8
3
Rock the Kasbah
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ronnie
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Music, War, Comedy
Star Cast:
25. The Driftless Area (2015)
9
2
The Driftless Area
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Stella
Director:
Zachary Sluser
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Frank Langella, Alia Shawkat, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes
26. The Happening (2008)
9
4
The Happening
TV-MA
9
4

In an apocalyptic future, humanity is being plagued by an airborne neurotoxin, purportedly released as a defense mechanism by plants, which is driving people to mass suicide. Science teacher Elliot Moore, his wife Alma, and his colleague's daughter Jess struggle to survive from the intangible threat, but are on the verge of giving in.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alma Moore
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi
28. Sweet Friggin' Daisies (2002)
10
3
Sweet Friggin' Daisies
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Zelda
Director:
Jesse Wigutow
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jonathon Maggio, Jordan Maggio, Beverly Peele
29. CineMash: Sid and Nancy (2009)
7
2
CineMash: Sid and Nancy
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sid Vicious
Director:
Marc Webb
Genres:
Comedy, Short
30. Raving (2007)
7
2
Raving
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Katie
Director:
Julia Stiles
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Bill Irwin, Marcia DeBonis, Michael Wright, Valerie Filipovna
31. It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All (2003)
7
2
It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gas Station Girl
Director:
Marcel Sarmiento
Star Cast:
Laura Harris, Marco Leonardi, Devon Alan
32. Whatever We Do (2003)
7
2
Whatever We Do
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nikki
Director:
Kevin Connolly
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Robert Downey Jr., Tim Roth, Scott Bloom, Amanda Peet
33. House Hunting (2003)
7
2
House Hunting
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Christy
Director:
Amy Lippman
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Rudd, Terry Kinney, Felicity Huffman

Animation(s)

Surf's Up (2007)
Surf's Up
PG
Plot:

Rock-hopper penguin Cody Maverick, a passionate surfer, travels from hometown Shiverpool, Antarctica, to Pen Gu Island to participate in the most important competition ‘Big Z Memorial Surf Off,’ held in honor of Cody’s idol Big Z. He wants to win to earn appreciation and respect, but a meeting with a hermitic old surfer, Geek, makes him realize the true meaning of winning. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lani Aliikai
Director:
Chris Buck, Ash Brannon
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Sport, Animation
Star Cast:
Trolls (2016)
Trolls
PG
Plot:

Small, colorful, and eternally happy creatures, the Trolls have only one thing to worry about, avoid being eaten by the mean, monstrous creatures, Bergens. The Bergens can only be happy by consuming Trolls. When some Trolls are captured by the Bergens, it is up to Princess Poppy and the pessimistic Troll Branch to recuse their friends. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bridget
Director:
Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Musical, Family
Trolls Holiday (2017)
Trolls Holiday
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Bridget
Director:
Joel Crawford
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Short, Musical, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Kunal Nayyar, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Kevin Michael Richardson

TV Shows and Videos

The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (2005)
The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection
As:
Cast
Director:
McG, Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, Samuel Bayer, Dave Meyers
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Dexter Holland, Greg K, Noodles, Atom Willard
Tin Man (2007)
Tin Man
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Role:
DG
Director:
Nick Willing
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Western, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Richard Dreyfuss, Alan Cumming, Kathleen Robertson, Neal McDonough, Raoul Max Trujillo
The Offspring: She's Got Issues (1999)
The Offspring: She's Got Issues
As:
Cast
Role:
The Girl
Director:
Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Dexter Holland, Greg K, Noodles, The Offspring
Havin' a Summah (2010)
Havin' a Summah
As:
Cast
Director:
Neil Mahoney
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Neil Campbell, Howard Kremer, Deanna Cheng, Paul Danke
The New Guy on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel (2012)
The New Guy on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel
As:
Cast
Role:
Zooey Deschanel
Director:
Osmany Rodriguez, Matt Villines
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Elizabeth Meriwether, Jake Kasdan

Zooey Deschanel Awards

ASCAP Film And Television Music Awards
New Girl Top Television Series 2013