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The Best Jack Black Movies  

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This list of the best Jack Black movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. The role of Barry in High Fidelity, which is considered one of Jack Black's breakout roles, was written specifically for the Tenacious D musician as John Cusack and his fellow screenwriters were a fan of Black's music and humor. Jack Black'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 Jack Black movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jack Black movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jack Black movies?" and "What are the greatest Jack Black roles of all time?" The greatest Jack Black performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks like School of Rock and Tropic Thunder appear on this Jack Black filmography, as well as Black's old, new and forgotten movies (he even appeared in Waterworld!) If you think the best Jack Black role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become first in the rankings.

If you are a fan of actors who rock, you might also enjoy our list of best Michael Cera movies and best Ben Stiller movies. If you loved Black as R.L. Stine check out the best Goosebumps 2: The Haunted Halloween quotes to relive some of his best lines.

Tim Burton and Peter Jackson have both worked with Jack Black over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Movie fans who love Jack Black have also been known to enjoy films starring Seth Rogen and Ben Stiller.

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The Big Year is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Rashida Jones, Steve Martin, Jack Black
The Big Year is an upcoming comedy film directed by David Frankel.
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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker
Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film features an ...more
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan. Singer Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
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Kung Fu Panda Holiday is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman
Kung Fu Panda Holiday is a 2010 American television special that premiered on NBC on November 24, 2010. Featured are the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth ...more
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Envy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller
Envy is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Barry Levinson. It stars Ben Stiller and Jack Black.
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Kung Fu Panda 3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman
Kung Fu Panda 3 is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. Continuing his "legendary adventures of ...more
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Demolition Man is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black
Demolition Man is a 1993 American science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla in his directorial debut. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. The film was released in ...more
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Bio-Dome is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Rose McGowan, Kylie Minogue, Jack Black
Bio-Dome is a 1996 American stoner comedy film directed by Jason Bloom. Bio-Dome was produced by Motion Picture Corporation of America on a budget of $10 million and was distributed theatrically ...more
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Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper
Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy. It was based on Rader's original 1986 ...more
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D Tour: A Tenacious Documentar... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
D Tour: A Tenacious Documentary Jack Black, Kyle Gass
D Tour: A Tenacious Documentary is a 2008 documentary film directed by Jeremy Konner. It was premiered at the 2008 Santa Barbara film festival on January 31, 2008. The film focuses on the tour ...more
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Cradle Will Rock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Bill Murray, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black
Cradle Will Rock is a 1999 drama film written, directed, and produced by Tim Robbins. The film fictionalizes the true events that surrounded the production of the 1937 musical The Cradle Will ...more
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The NeverEnding Story III is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jack Black, Tony Robinson, Freddie Jones
The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia is a 1994 film and the second sequel to the fantasy film The NeverEnding Story. It starred Jason James Richter as the principal character Bastian ...more
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Secrets of the Furious Five is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Dustin Hoffman, Jack Black, David Cross
Secrets of the Furious Five is an American animated short produced by DreamWorks Animation, which serves as a semi-sequel or spin-off to the animated feature film Kung Fu Panda and appears on a ...more
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The Polka King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman
The Polka King is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Maya Forbes. Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan (Jack Black) develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in
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The House with a Clock in Its ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle McLachlan
The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a 2018 American fantasy horror film directed by Eli Roth, based on the novel by John Bellairs. A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) aids his ...more
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Dead Man Walking is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black
This film is a 1995 American drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, and co-produced and directed by Tim Robbins, who adapted the screenplay from the non-fiction book of the same name. ...more
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I Still Know What You Did Last... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black, Brandy Norwood
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1998 slasher film and a sequel to the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer. Directed by Danny Cannon, the film was written by Trey Callaway, and ...more
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The Love Letter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Black, Tom Selleck
The Love Letter is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Chan and starring Kate Capshaw. It is based on the novel by Cathleen Schine. The original music score was composed by ...more
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Airborne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jack Black, Seth Green, Alanna Ubach
Airborne is a 1993 American comedy-drama film centered on inline skating, starring Shane McDermott, Seth Green, Brittney Powell, Chris Conrad, Jacob Vargas and a then-unknown Jack Black.
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The Jackal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black
The Jackal is a 1997 American spy action thriller film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and starring Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, and Sidney Poitier. The film is a loose remake of the 1973 movie ...more
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Yo Gabba Gabba: Circus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Yo Gabba Gabba: Circus Jack Black, Lance Robertson
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The Fan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Robert De Niro, Jack Black, Ellen Barkin
The Fan is a 1996 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Abrahams. The Fan is a ...more
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Bongwater is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jack Black, Brittany Murphy, Andy Dick
Bongwater is a 1997 comedy film, based on a book of the same name by Michael Hornburg. The film is set in Portland, Oregon, and stars Luke Wilson, Alicia Witt, Amy Locane, Brittany Murphy, Jack ...more
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Bailout is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Bailout Jack Black
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Run Ronnie Run is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Rebecca Romijn
Run Ronnie Run is an American comedy film & a spin-off inspired by the HBO sketch comedy show Mr. Show. The recurring character Ronnie Dobbs is the focal point of the movie. It was directed ...more