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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.

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

Notable directors that have worked with James Marsden include names like Brett Ratner, Bryan Singer and Adam Shankman. Movie fans who love James Marsden have also been known to enjoy films starring Shawn Ashmore and Halle Berry.

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Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

Released: 2008

Directed by: Anne 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 ...more

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Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kevin Lima

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Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

Released: 2004

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

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John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Adam 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 ...more

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Kate Bosworth, James Woods, Alexander Skarsgård

Released: 2011

Directed by: Rod Lurie

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2000

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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Kaley Cuoco, Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tim 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 ...more

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Sofía Vergara, James Marsden, Scott Speedman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tony 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.
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Cameron Diaz, Gillian Jacobs, James Marsden

Released: 2009

Directed by: Richard Kelly

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2003

Directed by: Bryan Singer

X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Rhona Mitra, Rachael Taylor, Wentworth Miller

Released: 2014

Directed by: Erik 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.
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Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2010

Directed by: Neil LaBute

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, Isabella Rossellini

Released: 2004

Directed by: Chris 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, ...more
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Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

Released: 2006

Directed by: Bryan 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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Val Kilmer, Piper Perabo, Tommy Lee

Released: 2006

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more
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Katie Holmes, James Marsden, Nick Stahl

Released: 1998

Directed by: David Nutter

Disturbing Behavior is a 1998 thriller science fiction film starring James Marsden, Katie Holmes, and Nick Stahl. The screenplay, written by Scott Rosenberg, follows a group of high school ...more

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Kate Hudson, Lena Headey, Joshua Jackson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Terry 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.

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Katrina Bowden, Seth Green, James Marsden

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sean Anders

This film is a 2008 comedy film about a high school graduate who goes on a cross-country road trip to hook up with a girl he met online. It is based on the novel All the Way, by Andy Behrens. ...more

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James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter

Released: 2020

Directed by: Jeff Fowler

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Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Nolte

Released: 2010

Directed by: Brad Peyton

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Mena Suvari, Melissa George, Sean Young

Released: 2001

Directed by: Francine McDougall

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Jennifer Tilly, Vanessa Redgrave, James Marsden

Released: 1997

Directed by: David Greene

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Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ben Stiller

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Gary Oldman, Kurt Russell, Ann-Margret

Released: 2002

Directed by: Bob Gale

Interstate 60: Episodes of The Road is a 2002 metaphysical comedy/drama road film starring James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Amy Smart, Christopher Lloyd, Chris Cooper and Kurt Russell, with a cameo ...more