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The Best Simon Pegg Movies, Ranked

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List RulesYour favorite Simon Pegg movies.

The best Simon Pegg movies always charm and tickle the funny bone, no matter how big his role in the movie. If you don’t know who English actor Simon Pegg is, then first of all, shame on you. Secondly, he is best known for co-starring with Nick Frost in side-splittingly funny movies like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, along with blockbusters such as Star Trek and Mission Impossible III. But he’s more than a comedic actor, as he’s acted in a variety of genres throughout his career. If you’re wondering what are the best movies he’s acted in, then check out the list of best Simon Pegg movies below.

See what fans have voted on as their favorite Simon Pegg movies. Join in the discussion by voting for your personal favorites and adding any Simon Pegg movies not mentioned on the list below. If you haven’t heard of any of the movies below, be sure to check out the trailers for a sneak preview. One hidden gem you have to check out is Hector and the Search for Happiness, which is a dramatic comedy that stars Pegg and Rosamund Pike.

So if you’re wondering which are the best Simon Pegg movies, check out the list below to see what others think. Or even better, watch all of them as part of a Simon Pegg marathon. Just be sure to start with Hot Fuzz, as that’s one of the best Simon Pegg movies ever.


  • 1

    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg
    Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small...  more

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    Hot Fuzz

    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman
    Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by...  more

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  • 3

    The World's End

    Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike
    The World's End is a 2013 science fiction comedy directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright...  more

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    Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver
    Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction road comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and...  more

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  • 5

    Star Trek

    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison
    Star Trek is a 2009 science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and...  more

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    Star Trek Into Darkness

    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch
    Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth...  more

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  • 7

    Run Fatboy Run

    Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria
    Run Fatboy Run is a 2007 British-American comedy film directed by David Schwimmer, written by...  more
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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy film directed by Brad...  more

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  • 9

    Mission: Impossible III

    Maggie Q, Keri Russell
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    How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is a 2008 British comedy film based upon Toby Young's...  more
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    A Fantastic Fear of Everything

    Simon Pegg, Sheridan Smith
    A Fantastic Fear of Everything is a 2012 British horror comedy film starring Simon Pegg,...  more
  • 13

    Man Up

    Lake Bell, Simon Pegg
    Man Up is a 2015 British-French romantic comedy film directed by Ben Palmer. A single...  more
  • 14

    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

    Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a 2009 American 3-D computer animated comedy adventure film,...  more

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  • 15

    Hector and the Search for Happiness

    Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer
    Hector and the Search for Happiness is a 2014 drama film written by Peter Chelsom, François...  more
  • 16

    The Adventures of Tintin

    Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg
    The Adventures of Tintin, also known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,...  more

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  • 17

    Burke & Hare

    Isla Fisher, Tim Curry
    Burke & Hare is a 2010 British black comedy film, loosely based on the Burke and Hare murders....  more
  • 18


    Lily Collins, Simon Pegg
    Inheritance is a 2020 American thriller film directed by Vaughn Stein. After passing away,...  more

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  • 20

    The Parole Officer

    Lena Headey, Omar Sharif
    The Parole Officer is a 2001 British comedy film, directed by John Duigan. It was the first...  more
  • 21

    Absolutely Anything

    Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale
    Absolutely Anything is a 2015 British science fiction comedy film directed by Terry Jones. A...  more
  • 22

    Big Nothing

    Alice Eve, David Schwimmer
    Big Nothing is a 2006 British crime black comedy film directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea...  more
  • 23

    Diary of the Dead

    Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King
    This film is a 2007 horror film by George A. Romero. Although independently produced, it was...  more

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    Ready Player One

    Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke
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  • 25

    Scrat's Continental Crack-up

    Simon Pegg, Jason Fricchione