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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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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove
School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey ...more

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Tenacious D in The Pick ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is a 2006 American musical comedy film about comedy rock duo Tenacious D. Written, produced by and starring Tenacious D members Jack Black and Kyle Gass, it is ...more
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Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film directed by Ben Stiller. Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become ...more

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Nacho Libre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Peter Stormare
Nacho Libre is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Jared Hess and written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and Mike White. It was loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta, aka Rev. Sergio ...more

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Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman
Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by John Stevenson and ...more

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Shallow Hal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Dolph Ziggler
Shallow Hal is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, and Jason Alexander. It was directed by the Farrelly brothers and filmed in and around Charlotte, North Carolina ...more

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King Kong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody
King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed, co-written, and produced by Peter Jackson, it stars Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, Jack Black as Carl ...more

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Kung Fu Panda 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman
Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy-drama martial arts film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Paramount ...more

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Ice Age is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski
Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge from a story by Michael J. Wilson. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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Bernie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine
Bernie is a 2011 black comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, and written by Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth. The film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. It is ...more

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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
R.L Stine, Jack Black, Odeya Rush
Goosebumps is a 2015 American comedy horror fantasy film directed by Rob Letterman and written by Mike White and Darren Lemke. It is based on the children's book series of the same name by R. L. ...more

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Anchorman: The Legend of... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The ...more

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Jumanji: Welcome to the ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American 3D action dark fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan. Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn ...more

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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black
High Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack and Iben Hjejle. The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick ...more

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The Holiday is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet
The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers. Distributed by Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures and filmed in both ...more

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Saving Silverman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Neil Diamond
Saving Silverman is a 2001 comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black and Amanda Peet. Neil Diamond has a cameo role playing himself. In the film, ...more
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Orange County is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Chevy Chase, Ben Stiller, Jack Black
Orange County is a 2002 American comedy film starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black. It was released on January 11, 2002. The movie was distributed by Paramount Pictures and produced by MTV Films ...more

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Be Kind Rewind is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Sigourney Weaver, Jack Black, Mos Def
Be Kind Rewind is a 2008 comedy-drama film from New Line Cinema, written and directed by Michel Gondry and starring Jack Black, Mos Def, Melonie Diaz, Danny Glover and Mia Farrow. The film first ...more
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Shark Tale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith
Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman. The film features an ensemble cast Will ...more

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Gulliver's Travels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Gulliver's Travels
Emily Blunt, Jack Black, Amanda Peet
Gulliver's Travels is a 2010 American fantasy comedy film directed by Rob Letterman, produced by John Davis and Gregory Goodman, written by Joe Stillman and Nicholas Stoller and very loosely ...more
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Kung Fu Panda: Secrets o... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Black
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters is a 2011 animated short film from DreamWorks Animation. It was released on December 13, 2011 as a special feature attached to the Kung Fu Panda 2 DVD and ...more
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Year One is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Olivia Wilde, Jack Black, Paul Rudd
Year One is a 2009 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, and produced by Judd Apatow. The film stars Jack Black and Michael Cera, and features Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Hank Azaria. The film ...more
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The Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Jack Black
The Cable Guy is a 1996 American thriller dark comedy film directed by Ben Stiller, who also co-stars in the film, and starring Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. The film was released in the ...more

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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jack Black Movies
Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez
The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin.

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The Big Year is listed (or ranked) 25 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.