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The Best Dax Shepard Movies

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List of the best Dax Shepard movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Dax Shepard'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 Dax Shepard movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Dax Shepard movies will be at the top of the list. Dax Shepard has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Dax Shepard movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Dax Shepard films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Dax Shepard role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Dax Shepard performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List is made up of many different films, including Employee of the Month and Idiocracy.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Dax Shepard movies?" and "What are the greatest Dax Shepard roles of all time?"

Judd Apatow and Steven Brill are among those who have directed Dax Shepard at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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  • 1

    Without a Paddle

    Seth Green, Matthew Lillard
    44
    10

    Released2004

    Directed bySteven Brill

    Runtime99

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredAugust 20, 2004

    After their friend Billy (Anthony Starr) dies, Tom (Dax Shepard), Jerry (Matthew Lillard) and Dan (Seth Green) go on a camping trip to honor his memory. The campsite, however, has special  ...more

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    Idiocracy

    Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph
    38
    6

    Released2006

    Directed byMike Judge

    Runtime84

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredSeptember 1, 2006

    In 2005, average in every way private Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is selected to take part in a secret military experiment to put him in hibernation for a year along with a woman named Rita (Maya  ...more

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  • 3

    Let's Go to Prison

    Dax Shepard, Will Arnett
    32
    6

    Released2006

    Directed byBob Odenkirk

    Runtime89

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations, Violence

    PremieredNovember 17, 2006

    Career criminal John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard) wants revenge on the now-dead judge who put him away. He gets a prime opportunity when the judge's son (Will Arnett), though innocent of a crime, is  ...more

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  • 4

    Hit and Run

    Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper
    35
    11

    Released2012

    Directed byDax Shepard, David Palmer

    Outrun is a 2012 action romantic comedy film written by Sam Shepard and directed by David Palmer and Dax Shepard.  ...more
  • 5

    CHiPs

    Michael Pena, Dax Shepard
    27
    3

    Released2017

    Directed byDax Shepard

    CHiPs is a 2017 action comedy buddy cop film written and directed by Dax Shepard, based on the 1970s television series of the same name. Two middle-aged LA motorcycle cops, Officer Jon Baker  ...more
  • 6
    Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson
    30
    8

    Released2006

    Directed byGreg Coolidge

    Runtime103

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredOctober 6, 2006

    Zack (Dane Cook) and Vince (Dax Shepard) are rival co-workers at Super Club, the country's largest bulk-discount retailer but, while Vince is on the fast-track at Super Club, Zack's laid-back  ...more
  • 7

    Knocked Up

    Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl
    21
    7

    Released2007

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    Runtime129

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredJune 1, 2007

    Rising journalist Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) hits a serious bump in the road after a one-night stand with irresponsible slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) results in pregnancy. Rather than raise the  ...more

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  • 8

    When in Rome

    Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel
    17
    4

    Released2010

    Directed byMark Steven Johnson

    Runtime91

    AdvisoriesAdult Situations

    PremieredJanuary 29, 2010

    Disillusioned with romance, Beth, an ambitious New Yorker (Kristen Bell), travels to Rome, where she plucks magic coins from a special fountain. The coins attract an assortment of odd suitors,  ...more

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  • 9
    Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
    17
    5

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael McCullers

    Baby Mama is a 2008 comedy film from Universal Pictures written and directed by Michael McCullers and starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear, Romany Malco, Dax Shepard and  ...more

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  • 10

    Zathura

    Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm
    16
    5

    Released2005

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Zathura: A Space Adventure is a 2005 American science fiction fantasy adventure film directed by Jon Favreau, and is loosely based on the illustrated book Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg, author of  ...more

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  • 11

    Old Dogs

    John Travolta, Robin Williams
    11
    4

    Released2009

    Directed byWalt Becker

    Runtime88

    AdvisoriesAdult Situations

    PremieredNovember 25, 2009

    While preparing for an important business deal, two bachelors (John Travolta, Robin Williams) become the unexpected caretakers of twin children. One debacle after another follows, as the two clueless  ...more
  • 12

    Get 'Em Wet

    Dax Shepard
    8
    2

    Released2008

  • 13

    The Judge

    Robert Downey, Robert Duvall
    4
    1

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

    Runtime141

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredOctober 10, 2014

    Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.), a brilliant but shady attorney, returns to his Indiana hometown after learning that his mother has passed away. His arrival triggers renewed tension between himself  ...more
  • 14

    Reunited

    Dax Shepard, Nate Tuck
    4
    2

    Released2010

    Directed byDax Shepard, David Palmer

    Reunited is a 2010 short film directed by Dax Shepard and David Palmer.
  • 15

    This Is Where I Leave You

    Jason Bateman, Tina Fey
    3
    2

    Released2014

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Runtime103

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredSeptember 19, 2014

    When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their  ...more

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  • 16

    The Freebie

    Dax Shepard, Katie Aselton
    2
    1

    Released2010

    Directed byKatie Aselton

    Runtime78

    AdvisoriesAdult Language, Adult Situations

    PremieredSeptember 17, 2010

    Lovers (Dax Shepard, Katie Aselton) give themselves permission to have sex with other people for one night only.  ...more
  • 17

    Brother's Justice

    Dax Shepard, Tom Arnold
    3
    2

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Palmer, Dax Shepard

    Runtime86

    AdvisoriesAdult Situations

    PremieredMay 13, 2011

    Despite a lack of formal training and funding for his script, actor Dax Shepard decides to leave comedy and pursue a career as an international martial-arts star.  ...more
  • 18

    Smother

    Liv Tyler, Diane Keaton
    2
    1

    Released2008

    Directed byVince Di Meglio

    Smother is a 2008 comedy film starring Diane Keaton as a mother who is over-attached to her adult son. The movie is directed by Vince Di Meglio.  ...more
  • 19

    Confessions of an Action Star

    Angelina Jolie, Ben Stiller
    2
    5

    Released2008

    Directed byBrad Martin

    Sledge: The Untold Story is a 2008 comedy film directed by Brad Martin.  ...more