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The Best Ben Stiller Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 4.9k votes 704 voters 47.0k views76 items

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List of the best Ben Stiller movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ben Stiller'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 Ben Stiller movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ben Stiller movies will be at the top of the list. What is the greatest Ben Stiller movie of all time? What are the most entertaining Ben Stiller films?

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

List features movies from the Ben Stiller filmography like Zero Effect, Zoolander, and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ben Stiller movies?" and "What are the greatest Ben Stiller roles of all time?"

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  • 1
    Meet the Parents
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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Roach

    Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Zoolander
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    Zoolander

    Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton

    Released2001

    Directed byBen Stiller

    Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and, starring Stiller and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    There's Something About Mary
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    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Tropic Thunder
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    Tropic Thunder

    Ben Stiller, Jack Black

    Released2008

    Directed byBen Stiller

    Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film directed by Ben Stiller. Through a... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
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    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris

    Released2004

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is a short story by James Thurber. The most famous of... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Night at the Museum
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    52

    Night at the Museum

    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

    Released2006

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Night at the Museum is a 2006 American fantasy adventure-comedy film based on the 1993... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Happy Gilmore
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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Madagascar
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    Madagascar

    Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

    Released2005

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath

    Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Along Came Polly
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    Along Came Polly

    Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Hamburg

    Along Came Polly is a 2004 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hamburg,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Starsky & Hutch
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    Starsky & Hutch

    Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra

    Released2004

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American action comedy film directed by Todd Phillips. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    Released2009

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a 2009 American adventure comedy film... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell

    Released2004

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Meet the Fockers
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    Meet the Fockers

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Roach

    Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Heavy Weights
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    Heavy Weights

    Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller

    Released1995

    Directed bySteven Brill

    Heavyweights is a 1995 comedy film directed by Steven Brill and co-written by Brill with Judd... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Flirting with Disaster
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    Flirting with Disaster

    Ben Stiller, Mary Tyler Moore

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Flirting with Disaster is a 1996 American comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    The Cable Guy
    51
    29

    The Cable Guy

    Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byBen Stiller

    The Cable Guy is a 1996 American thriller dark comedy film directed by Ben Stiller, who also... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    The Heartbreak Kid
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    The Heartbreak Kid

    Eva Longoria, Ben Stiller

    Released2007

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    The Heartbreak Kid is a 2007 romantic comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers. Starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Tower Heist
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    Tower Heist

    Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy

    Released2011

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    This film is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. The plot follows Josh... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The Watch
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    The Watch

    Ben Stiller, Willam Belli

    Released2012

    Directed byAkiva Schaffer

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  • 21
    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
    28
    9

    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller

    Released2014

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a 2014 American comedy adventure film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Empire of the Sun
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    Empire of the Sun

    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller

    Released1987

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Empire of the Sun is a 1987 American coming of age film based on J. G. Ballard's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Duplex
    33
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    Duplex

    Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller

    Released2003

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    Duplex is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Danny DeVito, and starring Ben Stiller and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
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    Released2006

    Directed byLiam Lynch

    Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is a 2006 American musical comedy film about comedy rock... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    MegaMind
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    MegaMind

    Brad Pitt, Tina Fey

    Released2010

    Directed byTom McGrath

    Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom... more on Wikipedia

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