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The Best Simon Pegg Movies, Ranked 

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List Rules Your 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.

Notable directors that have worked with Simon Pegg include names like Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams. If Simon Pegg movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Daniel Craig and Martin Freeman too.

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Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small flat on the outskirts of London, Shaun (Simon Pegg), a 30-something dull loser, must protect his ...more

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Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Edgar Wright

The World's End is a 2013 science fiction comedy directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike and ...more

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Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2011

Directed by: Greg Mottola

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Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

Released: 2009

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

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Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Schwimmer

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Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

Released: 2013

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

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Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

Released: 2006

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Mission: Impossible III (stylized as M:i:III) is a 2006 American action spy film directed by J. J. Abrams, and the third film in the Mission: Impossible series. Retired from field work, IMF ...more

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Megan Fox, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges

Released: 2008

Directed by: Robert B. Weide

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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

Released: 2011

Directed by: Matthew Pollock

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Simon Pegg, Sheridan Smith, Paul Freeman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell

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Lake Bell, Simon Pegg, Dean-Charles Chapman

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ben Palmer

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Released: 2009

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Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Jamie Bell

Released: 2011

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Isla Fisher, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee

Released: 2010

Directed by: John Landis

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Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette

Released: 2014

Directed by: Peter Chelsom

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Lily Collins, Simon Pegg, Connie Nielsen

Released: 2020

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Released: 2010

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Lena Headey, Omar Sharif, Simon Pegg

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Simon Pegg, Michael Sheen, Peter Kay

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