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The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies  

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

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

In 2017, Elizabeth Banks stars as Rita Repulsa in the new Power Rangers movie. 

List films include Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Pitch Perfect, Spider-Man, and many additional films as well.

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

Steven Spielberg and Judd Apatow are among those who have directed Elizabeth Banks at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Elizabeth Banks movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Piper Perabo and Michelle Monaghan too.

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow
Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester ...more
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Zack and Miri Make a Porno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords
This film is a 2008 romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, distributed by The Weinstein Company, and starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. It is Smith's second film not to ...more
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Definitely, Maybe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher
Definitely, Maybe is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Brooks, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Abigail Breslin and ...more
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Invincible is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture
Invincible is a 2006 sports film directed by Ericson Core set in 1976. It is based on the true story of Vince Papale, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976 to 1978. Mark Wahlberg ...more
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst
Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a nerdy, ...more
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Seabiscuit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire
Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The film is ...more
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The Next Three Days is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe
The Next Three Days is a 2010 vigilante thriller film directed by Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. It was released in the United States on November 19, 2010 and was ...more
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Catch Me If You Can is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner
Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by ...more
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence); having twice survived the ...more
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The 40-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell
The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally lose their virginity. It was co-written ...more
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Role Models is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Louis C.K., Paul Rudd
Role Models is a 2008 American comedy film directed by David Wain about two energy drink salesmen who are ordered to perform 150 hours of community service as punishment for various offenses. ...more
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Man on a Ledge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris, Kyra Sedgwick
Man on a Ledge is a 2012 American thriller action directed by Asger Leth, starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Edward Burns, Anthony Mackie, Génesis Rodríguez and ...more
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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more
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Wet Hot American Summer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler
Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 satirical comedy film directed by David Wain from a screenplay written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, ...more
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People Like Us is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Olivia Wilde, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Banks
People Like Us is a 2012 drama film directed by Alex Kurtzman as his directorial debut. The film was written by Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert, and stars Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, ...more
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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more
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Slither is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie
Slither is a 2006 American science fiction-comedy horror film written and directed by James Gunn in his directorial debut, and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, and Michael ...more
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Meet Dave is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union
Meet Dave is a 2008 American family comedy science-fiction film directed by Brian Robbins and starring Eddie Murphy. The film was written by Bill Corbett and Rob Greenberg. The film was released ...more
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Shaft is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson
Shaft is a 2000 American action-thriller film directed by John Singleton, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Busta Rhymes, Vanessa L. Williams, and ...more
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What to Expect When You're Exp... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker
What to Expect When You're Expecting is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Kirk Jones from a screenplay by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach and based on the pregnancy guide of the same ...more
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Our Idiot Brother is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones
Our Idiot Brother is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer. The script was written by Evgenia ...more
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Walk of Shame is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Gillian Jacobs, James Marsden
Walk of Shame is an American comedy film written and directed by Steven Brill. The film was released in the United States on May 2, 2014, by Focus World. The film stars Elizabeth Banks, James ...more
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson
This film is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel and the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger ...more
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W. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin
W. is a 2008 American biographical drama film loosely based on the life and presidency of George W. Bush. It was produced and directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stanley Weiser, and stars Josh ...more
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The Uninvited is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elizabeth Banks Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel
The Uninvited is a 2009 American psychological horror film directed by the Guard Brothers, and starring Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel and David Strathairn. It is a remake of ...more