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This list of the best Melissa McCarthy movies is ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Melissa McCarthy has been acting since 1997, but her breakout role in 2011's Bridesmaids made her the go-to actress/comedian for Hollywood's funniest movies. Melissa McCarthy'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 Melissa McCarthy movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Melissa McCarthy movies will be at the top of the list.

The greatest Melissa McCarthy performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Items here include everything from The Heat to This Is 40. If your favorite McCarthy flick isn't at the top, be sure to upvote it now! 

 Melissa McCarthy has been in a lot of comedies, so people often debate each other over what's the greatest Melissa McCarthy film of all time is.  This list should help answer the questions, "What are the best Melissa McCarthy movies?" and "What are the greatest Melissa McCarthy roles of all time?" once and for all.

If you are a fan of McCarthy's physical comedy, you might also enjoy our list of best Kristen Wiig movies and best Sandra Bullock movies.

Movie fans who love Melissa McCarthy have also been known to enjoy films starring Lauren Graham and Rebel Wilson.

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The Heat Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans

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533 40
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Spy Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham

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610 89
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Bridesmaids Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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98 13
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Identity Thief Melissa McCarthy, Amanda Peet, T.I.

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231 87
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This Is 40 Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

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205 82
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The Back-up Plan Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Danneel Ackles

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72 11
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The Boss Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates

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122 59
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Life as We Know It Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl, Steve Nash

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61 18
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Tammy Susan Sarandon, Melissa McCarthy, Dan Aykroyd

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111 60
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Pretty Ugly People Melissa McCarthy, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer

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Ghostbusters Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon

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85 52
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The Nines Ryan Reynolds, Elle Fanning, Melissa McCarthy

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73 49
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The Life of David Gale Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Melissa McCarthy

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24 6
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Central Intelligence Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan

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62 43
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The Third Wheel Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Denise Richards

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21 11
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St. Vincent Naomi Watts, Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy

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18 9
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The Hangover Part III Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman

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13 8
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Charlie's Angels Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu

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11 6
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Go Katie Holmes, Melissa McCarthy, Timothy Olyphant

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6 6
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Disney's The Kid Bruce Willis, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew Perry

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6 9
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White Oleander Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Robin Wright

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3 8
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Just Add Water Danny DeVito, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hill

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2 9
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Pumpkin Amy Adams, Christina Ricci, Brenda Blethyn

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2 9
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Drowning Mona Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Ferrell, Danny DeVito