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The Best Adam Scott Movies 

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Updated June 11, 2019 509 votes 107 voters 10.8k views 43 items

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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?"
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Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Adam 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 ...more

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#28 of 1,017 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #13 of 135 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

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Brittany Snow, J.K. Simmons, Adam Scott

Released: 2008

Directed by: Lee 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 ...more
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Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jennifer Westfeldt

Friends with Kids is a 2011 independent American ensemble romantic comedy that was written, produced, and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, who is also stars in the film. Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, ...more

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#84 of 107 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members #18 of 23 The Best Ensemble Comedies That Are Actually Pretty Smart

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Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jesse 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 ...more

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#678 of 1,199 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #12 of 27 The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made

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Bachelorette Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan

Released: 2012

Directed by: Leslye 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 ...more
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Jessica Alba, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2013

Directed by: Stuart 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 ...more
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Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

Released: 2007

Directed by: Judd Apatow

Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd Apatow. The films stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann. It follows the ...more

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#737 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #276 of 804 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #112 of 1,017 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Robin Tunney, Steve-O, Adam Scott

Released: 2009

Directed by: Matthew Bissonnette

"On the morning of his 37th birthday, Michael Brown (Adam Scott) takes a call from his estranged, drug addict brother Tobey (Joel Bissonnette), and immediately regrets picking up the phone. ...more
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Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

Released: 2004

Directed by: Martin 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 ...more

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#63 of 68 The Best Movies That Are Super Long #35 of 239 The Best Movies Based on True Storieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Barbra Streisand, Yvonne Strahovski, Seth Rogen

Released: 2012

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

The Guilt Trip is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Anne Fletcher from a screenplay written by Dan Fogelman, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, who both also served as ...more

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#29 of 47 The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made #33 of 44 The Best Seth Rogen Movies

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Amy Adams, John Lithgow, Matthew Goode

Released: 2010

Directed by: Anand 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 ...more

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#1,275 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #17 of 25 If Your Partner Suggests Any Of These Movies, They Want An Engagement Ring

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Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes

Released: 2005

Directed by: Robert Luketic

Monster-in-Law is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan and Wanda Sykes. It marks a return to cinema for Fonda, being her ...more

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#370 of 804 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #45 of 135 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies #6 of 58 The Best Romantic Comedy Movies On Netflix

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Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Martin Landau

Released: 2009

Directed by: Nik Fackler

Lovely, Still is a 2008 film directed by Nik Fackler.
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Robin Tunney, Adam Scott, William Sadler

Released: 2012

Directed by: Nate Meyer

See Girl Run is a 2012 romance film written and directed by Nate Meyer.
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Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 2010

Directed by: Alexandre Aja

Piranha 3D is a 2010 American 3D horror comedy film and a remake of the 1978 film Piranha. It was directed by Alexandre Aja and has an ensemble cast featuring Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr, ...more

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#240 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #21 of 28 The Greatest Horror Movies Set on the Open Sea

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Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Amanda Peet

Released: 2002

Directed by: Carl Franklin

This film is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Carl Franklin and starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, reunited from the 1997 film Kiss the Girls. The screenplay by Yuri Zeltser and ...more
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Adam Scott, Molly Parker, Lukas Haas

Released: 2006

Directed by: Matthew Bissonnette

Who Loves the Sun is a 2006 Canadian film directed and written by Matt Bissonnette.
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Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt, Jon Stewart

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sean McGinly

The Great Buck Howard is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by Sean McGinly that stars Colin Hanks and John Malkovich. Tom Hanks also appears as the father of his real-life son's ...more

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#27 of 43 The Best Movies About Magic #49 of 53 The Best Tom Hanks Movies

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The Killer Next Door Brian Austin Green, Mark Pellegrino, Adam Scott

Released: 2002

Directed by: Chris 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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Piper Perabo, Guy Pearce, J.K. Simmons

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mark Fergus

First Snow is a 2006 thriller starring Guy Pearce and directed by Mark Fergus. The film was released on March 23, 2007.
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The Lesser Evil Tony Goldwyn, Adam Scott, David Paymer

Released: 1998

Directed by: David MacKay

The Lesser Evil is a 1998 thriller film directed by David Mackay.
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Paul Rudd, Adam Scott, Donal Logue

Released: 2003

Directed by: Sean McGinly

Paul Miller (Paul Rudd - "Friends", "The Cider House Rules") has struggled as an actor in Hollywood for years, and now he's had enough. But not just of show business - life. ...more
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Kiefer Sutherland, Daryl Hannah, Dennis Hopper

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Markle

The Last Days of Frankie the Fly is a 1996 crime noir drama film directed by Peter Markle, written by Dayton Callie and starring Dennis Hopper, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and Kiefer
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David Bowie, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Josh Hartnett

Released: 2008

Directed by: Austin Chick

August is a 2008 American drama film directed by Austin Chick and presented by 57th & Irving. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman focuses on two brothers, ambitious dot-com entrepreneurs ...more
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Tara Reid, Portia de Rossi, Selma Blair

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jonathan Kahn

Girl is a 1998 American drama film starring Dominique Swain, Christopher Masterson, Selma Blair, Tara Reid, Summer Phoenix, Portia de Rossi and Sean Patrick Flanery. It was based on the novel of ...more