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The Best Simon Pegg Movies, Ranked

Updated June 2, 2020 4.9k votes 1.1k voters 46.1k views35 items

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.

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  • 1
    Shaun of the Dead
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    Hot Fuzz
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    Hot Fuzz

    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • 3
    Paul
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    Paul

    Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2011

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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    The World's End
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    The World's End

    Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike

    Released2013

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • 5
    Star Trek
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    Star Trek

    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison

    Released2009

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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    Star Trek Into Darkness
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    Star Trek Into Darkness

    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2013

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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  • 7
    Run Fatboy Run
    169
    65

    Run Fatboy Run

    Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Schwimmer

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  • 8
    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
    131
    43

    Released2011

    Directed byBrad Bird

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  • 9
    Mission: Impossible III
    103
    40

    Mission: Impossible III

    Maggie Q, Keri Russell

    Released2006

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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  • 10
    Burke & Hare
    132
    30

    Burke & Hare

    Isla Fisher, Tim Curry

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 11
    Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Star Wars
    68
    22

    Released2011

    Directed byMatthew Pollock

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  • 12
    How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
    83
    48

    Released2008

    Directed byRobert B. Weide

    How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is a 2008 British comedy film based upon Toby Young's... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Adventures of Tintin
    135
    32

    The Adventures of Tintin

    Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 14
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    Released2010

    Directed byMichael Apted

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  • 15
    Man Up
    56
    25

    Man Up

    Lake Bell, Simon Pegg

    Released2015

    Directed byBen Palmer

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  • 16
    The Parole Officer
    64
    15

    The Parole Officer

    Lena Headey, Omar Sharif

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Duigan

    The Parole Officer is a 2001 British comedy film, directed by John Duigan. It was the first... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    A Fantastic Fear of Everything
    60
    37

    A Fantastic Fear of Everything

    Simon Pegg, Sheridan Smith

    Released2012

    Directed byCrispian Mills, Chris Hopewell

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  • 18
    Big Nothing
    69
    21

    Big Nothing

    Alice Eve, David Schwimmer

    Released2006

    Directed byJean-Baptiste Andrea

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  • 19
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
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    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

    Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig

    Released2009

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier

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  • 20
    Inheritance
    2
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    Inheritance

    Lily Collins, Simon Pegg

    Released2020

    Directed byVaughn Stein

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  • 21
    Diary of the Dead
    46
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    Diary of the Dead

    Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King

    Released2007

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • 22
    Hector and the Search for Happiness
    51
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    Hector and the Search for Happiness

    Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer

    Released2014

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

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  • 23
    Spider-Plant Man
    43
    17

    Spider-Plant Man

    Rowan Atkinson, Simon Pegg

    Released2005

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  • 24
    Scrat's Continental Crack-up
    40
    17

    Scrat's Continental Crack-up

    Simon Pegg, Jason Fricchione

    Released2010

    Directed bySteve Martino, Mike Thurmeier

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  • 25
    Grindhouse
    36
    22

    Grindhouse

    Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis

    Released2007

    Directed byEdgar Wright, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Rob Zombie

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