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The Best James Marsden Movies

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

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

This is a list that features films like Bella Mafia and Zoolander.

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    Straw Dogs

    Kate Bosworth, James Woods

    Released2011

    Directed byRod Lurie

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    The Box

    Cameron Diaz, Gillian Jacobs

    Released2009

    Directed byRichard Kelly

    The Box is a 2009 American psychological thriller film based on the 1970 short story "Button, Button" by Richard Matheson, which was previously adapted into an episode of the 1980s iteration of The...  more

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    27 Dresses

    Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman

    Released2008

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    27 Dresses is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Aline Brosh McKenna. The film stars Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. The film was released January 10, 2008 in...  more

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    10th & Wolf

    Val Kilmer, Piper Perabo

    Released2006

    Directed byRobert Moresco

    10th & Wolf is a 2006 film about the Mafia directed by Robert Moresco. It is based on a true story of a mob war in South Philadelphia. The film stars James Marsden, Giovanni Ribisi and Brad Renfro...  more
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    Heights

    Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close

    Released2004

    Directed byChris Terrio

    Heights is a 2005 Merchant Ivory Productions film that follows a pivotal twenty-four hours in the interconnected lives of five New Yorkers. It stars Elizabeth Banks as Isabel, a photographer, James...  more
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    Hop

    Kaley Cuoco, Russell Brand

    Released2011

    Directed byTim Hill

    Hop is a 2011 3D live-action/computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Tim Hill and staring Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie, and James Marsden. On Easter Island, an optimistic young talking rabbit...  more

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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

    The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young...  more

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    Zoolander

    Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton

    Released2001

    Directed byBen Stiller

    Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and, starring Stiller and Owen Wilson. The film contains elements from a pair of short films directed by Russell Bates and written by...  more

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    Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

    Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2010

    Directed byBrad Peyton

    Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is a 2010 family action comedy film, directed by Brad Peyton. The film stars Chris O'Donnell and Jack McBrayer. The film also stars the voices of James...  more

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    Enchanted

    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Lima

    Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. Written by...  more

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    Sugar & Spice

    Mena Suvari, Melissa George

    Released2001

    Directed byFrancine McDougall

    Sugar & Spice is a 2001 American teen comedy film directed by Francine McDougall, and starring Marley Shelton, Marla Sokoloff, Mena Suvari, James Marsden, and Melissa George. The plot follows a group...  more
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    Superman Returns

    Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey

    Released2006

    Directed byBryan Singer

    Superman Returns is a 2006 American superhero film directed and produced by Bryan Singer. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman and serves as an homage sequel to the motion pictures...  more

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    Public Enemies

    Alyssa Milano, James Marsden

    Released1996

    Directed byMark L. Lester

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    The 24th Day

    Sofía Vergara, James Marsden

    Released2004

    Directed byTony Piccirillo

    The 24th Day is a 2004 film starring Scott Speedman and James Marsden. The film is based on a play of the same name, written by Tony Piccirillo, who also directed the film....  more
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    Gossip

    Kate Hudson, Lena Headey

    Released2000

    Directed byTerry Kinney, Davis Guggenheim

    Gossip is a 2000 American teen drama film directed by Davis Guggenheim and featuring an ensemble cast including James Marsden, Lena Headey, Norman Reedus, and Kate Hudson....  more

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    The Loft

    Rhona Mitra, Rachael Taylor

    Released2014

    Directed byErik Van Looy

    Five friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs begin to question one another after the body of an unknown woman is found in the property....  more
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    The Alibi

    Rebecca Romijn, Jaime King

    Released2006

    Directed byMatt Checkowski, Kurt Mattila

    The Alibi is a 2006 American film written by Noah Hawley and directed by Matt Checkowski and Kurt Mattila. The film was released to DVD on December 5, 2006 under the title Lies and Alibis....  more
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    Hairspray

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released2007

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in 1962...  more

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    Bachelorette

    Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher

    Released2012

    Directed byLeslye Headland

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    Campfire Tales

    Amy Smart, Christine Taylor

    Released1997

    Directed byMartin Kunert, Matt Cooper

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    X-Men

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2000

    Directed byBryan Singer

    X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The film...  more

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    As Cool as I Am

    Claire Danes, Alanis Morissette

    Released2013

    Directed byMax Mayer

    As Cool As I Am is an American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Pete Fromm. Claire Danes, Sarah Bolger and James Marsden star as the Diamond family. The film is directed by...  more
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    No Dessert, Dad, till You Mow the Lawn

    James Marsden, Allison Mack

    Released1994

    Directed byHoward McCain

    No Dessert Dad, til You Mow the Lawn is a 1994 American family comedy film. It was directed by Howard McCain and stars Joanne Kerns and Robert Hays....  more
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    Small Apartments

    Billy Crystal, James Caan

    Released2012

    Directed byJonas Åkerlund

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    Robot and Frank

    Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon

    Released2012

    Directed byJake Schreier

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