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The Best Paul Rudd Movies  

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What’s better than a marathon session of the best Paul Rudd movies? Nothing—except for maybe a marathon of the Mac and Me. Okay, maybe not so much of the latter if you want comedy. But which Paul Rudd movies should you put in your marathon? To help you choose, fans have ranked the best movies he’s starred in.

For this list, Paul Rudd doesn’t necessarily have to be the main protagonist, just have starred in the movie with more than a cameo appearance. For example, even though he’s not the hero of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, that’s one of his best movies. After all, who can forget the scene with his odorous scent, Sex Panther. We’ve heard that it smells like Bigfoot’s taint.

Since then, he’s gone to be a leading man with roles in I Love You Man and Ant-Man. The latter movie brought a ton of brevity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. In fact, his cameo in Captain America: Civil War was one of the funniest scenes ever. But are those two high-grossing movies really his best work?

So help choose the best Paul Rudd movies by voting for the ones you like the most below. If you don’t see a particular movie starring him listed, be sure to add it so that others can vote on it. And be sure to check out these interesting Paul Rudd facts if you want to find out why he’s associated with that bad ‘80s movie Mac and Me.

Judd Apatow and Baz Luhrmann are among those who have directed Paul Rudd at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Paul Rudd movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling too.

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Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly
Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more

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Rashida Jones, Paul Rudd, Jaime Pressly
I Love You, Man is a 2009 American bromantic comedy film originally titled Let's Be Friends and written by Larry Levin before John Hamburg rewrote and directed the film. It stars Paul Rudd and ...more

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Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd
Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell
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Elizabeth Banks, Louis C.K., Paul Rudd
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Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl
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Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd
This Is 40 is a 2012 American spin-off comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Judd Apatow. It is a stand-alone sequel to the 2007 film Knocked Up and stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. ...more

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Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. ...more
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Captain America: Civil W... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Paul Rudd Movies
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
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Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones
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Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler
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Jennifer Aniston, Malin Åkerman, Paul Rudd
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Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd
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