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The Best Adam Scott Movies

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List of the best Adam Scott movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Adam Scott's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Adam Scott movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Adam Scott movies will be at the top of the list. Adam Scott has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Adam Scott movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Adam Scott films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Adam Scott role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Adam Scott performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list has everything from Torque to Monster-in-Law.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Adam Scott movies?" and "What are the greatest Adam Scott roles of all time?"
  • 1

    Step Brothers

    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen
    77
    13

    Released2008

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them with  ...more

    #19 of 96 The Funniest Movies About Family#10 of 26 The Best F-Bombs In Movie History#39 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies Of All Time

  • 2

    Friends with Kids

    Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott
    70
    16

    Released2011

    Directed byJennifer Westfeldt

    Runtime100

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredMarch 9, 2012

    In the wake of their friends' marriages and eventual offspring, longtime pals Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott) decide to have a child together without becoming a couple. By becoming  ...more

    #112 of 126 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members#12 of 31 The Best Romantic Comedies Streaming On Hulu#61 of 65 Great Movies About Male-Female Friendships

  • 3

    The Vicious Kind

    Brittany Snow, J.K. Simmons
    72
    19

    Released2008

    Directed byLee Toland Krieger

    The Vicious Kind is a 2009 drama film directed and written by Lee Toland Krieger. The screenplay was originally set in a small town in Rhode Island, but the film was shot in Norfolk, CT, which also  ...more
  • 4

    Our Idiot Brother

    Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks
    42
    6

    Released2011

    Directed byJesse Peretz

    Our Idiot Brother is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer. The script was written by Evgenia Peretz  ...more

    #97 of 104 Great Quirky Movies for Grown-Ups#18 of 32 The Best Dramas About Relationships Between Sisters#21 of 28 The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made

  • 5

    Bachelorette

    Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher
    39
    12

    Released2012

    Directed byLeslye Headland

    Bachelorette is a 2012 American comedy film written and directed by Leslye Headland, adapted from her play of the same name. It stars Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher as three troubled  ...more
  • 6

    A.C.O.D.

    Jessica Alba, Amy Poehler
    35
    13

    Released2013

    Directed byStuart Zicherman

    A.C.O.D. is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by Stu Zicherman, based on a script by Zicherman and Ben Karlin, and starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba and Jane Lynch. The name of  ...more
  • 7

    The Aviator

    Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio
    25
    7

    Released2004

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Aviator is a 2004 American biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by John Logan and produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Graham King, and Charles Evans, Jr.. It stars  ...more

    #54 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#51 of 315 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#405 of 557 The Best Film Scores Of All Time

  • 8

    Knocked Up

    Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl
    30
    15

    Released2007

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    Runtime129

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredJune 1, 2007

    Rising journalist Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) hits a serious bump in the road after a one-night stand with irresponsible slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) results in pregnancy. Rather than raise the  ...more

    #375 of 929 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#698 of 1,436 The Most Rewatchable Movies#4 of 27 The Best Judd Apatow Movies

  • 9

    Passenger Side

    Adam Scott, Joel Bissonnette
    24
    12

    Released2009

    Directed byMatt Bissonnette

    Runtime84

    Two brothers spend a day driving around L.A. County looking for cheap drugs.  ...more
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  • 10

    Monster-in-Law

    Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda
    23
    13

    Released2005

    Directed byRobert Luketic

    Runtime100

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredMay 8, 2005

    Charlotte (Jennifer Lopez) is smitten when she meets Dr. Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan). So when Kevin pops the question after they start dating, Charlotte happily accepts. But she soon realizes that  ...more

    #236 of 781 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#426 of 1,142 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#119 of 181 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

  • 11

    The Guilt Trip

    Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen
    19
    10

    Released2012

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    Runtime95

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredDecember 19, 2012

    Before embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip, Andy Brewster pays a visit to his overbearing mother, Joyce. That proves to be a big mistake; Andy caves in under pressure to take his mom along  ...more

    #47 of 52 The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies#35 of 60 The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made#16 of 19 The Best Barbra Streisand Movies

  • 12

    Leap Year

    Amy Adams, John Lithgow
    24
    17

    Released2010

    Directed byAnand Tucker, Michael Rowe

    Leap Year is a 2010 Irish-American romantic comedy film directed by Anand Tucker and written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan. Loosely based on I Know Where I'm Going, and It Happened One Night the  ...more

    #88 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time#13 of 25 If Your Partner Suggests Any Of These Movies, They Want An Engagement Ring#50 of 89 The Best Wedding Movies

  • 13

    Lovely, Still

    Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn
    17
    9

    Released2009

    Directed byNik Fackler

    Lovely, Still is a 2008 film directed by Nik Fackler.  ...more
  • 14

    See Girl Run

    Robin Tunney, Adam Scott
    20
    13

    Released2012

    Directed byNate Meyer

    Runtime86

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    A woman allows "what ifs" to overwhelm her appreciation for life as she digs into her romantic past to invigorate her present.  ...more
  • 15

    Piranha 3D

    Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott
    20
    15

    Released2010

    Directed byAlexandre Aja

    Runtime88

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Graphic Violence, Nudity, Strong Sexual Content

    PremieredAugust 20, 2010

    Spring break turns gory when an underground tremor releases hundreds of prehistoric, carnivorous fish into Lake Victoria, a popular waterside resort. Local cop Julie Forester (Elisabeth Shue) must  ...more

    #440 of 723 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#44 of 80 The Scariest Animal Horror Movies Ever Made#69 of 88 The Goriest Movies Ever Made

  • 16

    High Crimes

    Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman
    15
    11

    Released2002

    Directed byCarl Franklin

    Runtime115

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredApril 5, 2002

    A happily married, successful lawyer (Ashley Judd) is shocked to learn that her husband (Jim Caviezel) has a hidden past as a classified military operative, and is accused of committing a heinous war  ...more

    #131 of 249 The Best Whodunit Movies#28 of 58 The Best Morgan Freeman Movies

  • 17

    Who Loves the Sun

    Lukas Haas, Molly Parker
    13
    9

    Released2006

    Directed byMatt Bissonnette

    Runtime94

    AdvisoriesAdult Situations

    Five years after suddenly disappearing from the Manitoba town where he grew up, Will Morrison (Lukas Haas) turns up at the family home of his lifelong best friend, Daniel Bloom (Adam Scott). Daniel's  ...more
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  • 18

    The Great Buck Howard

    John Malkovich, Colin Hanks
    9
    7

    Released2008

    Directed bySean McGinly

    Runtime90

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredMarch 20, 2009

    Defying his father and dropping out of law school, aspiring writer Troy Gable (Colin Hanks) looks for a way to gain some meaningful life experience. Troy gets that and more when he takes a job with  ...more
  • 19

    The Lesser Evil

    Colm Feore, Tony Goldwyn
    11
    14

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Mackay

    Runtime96

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Violence

    In a small Missouri town in the 1970s, four teenage friends get into a fight with some high school bullies, with unexpectedly lethal results. Two decades later, when a lake is dredged and two
  • 20
    Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo
    2
    7

    Released2006

    Directed byMark Fergus

    Runtime101

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredMarch 23, 2007

    Jimmy (Guy Pearce), a fast-talking salesman, has big ambitions. While selling flooring, he has an idea that will make him a rich man. His dreams come to a grinding halt when his car breaks down in a  ...more
  • 21

    Girl

    Dominique Swain, Sean Patrick Flanery
    7
    9

    Released1998

    Directed byJonathan Kahn

    Runtime94

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    Academic star Andrea Marr (Dominique Swain) turns her attention from books to a band fronted by Todd Sparrow (Sean Patrick Flanery). Andrea soon becomes so preoccupied with the singer that she fails  ...more
  • 22

    The Killer Next Door

    Brian Austin Green, Mark Pellegrino
    10
    14

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Haifley

    The Killer Next Door is a 2002 thriller film written by Matt Casado and Clayton Gardner and directed by Christopher Haifley.
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  • 23

    Two Days

    Paul Rudd, Donal Logue
    8
    11

    Released2003

    Directed bySean McGinly

    Runtime90

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    Cynical deadbeat actor Paul (Paul Rudd) feels professionally and personally unfulfilled, and decides to bid Hollywood and his loved ones a dramatic farewell with a carefully conceived suicide. He  ...more
  • 24

    Off the Lip

    Adam Scott, Marguerite Moreau
    6
    9

    Released2004

    Directed byRobert Mickelson

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  • 25

    The Matador

    Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear
    7
    9

    Released2005

    Directed byRichard Shepard

    Runtime97

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Strong Sexual Content

    PremieredDecember 30, 2005

    Salesman Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear) is working through his shaky marriage and the untimely death of his child when he bumps into the similarly dispirited Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan) in a Mexican  ...more
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