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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
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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Kate Bosworth, James Woods, Alexander Skarsgård
Straw Dogs is an upcoming 2011 thriller film directed, produced, and written by Rod Lurie. It is a remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 film of the same name, in turn based on the Gordon Williams ...more

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Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews
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. ...more

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Kaley Cuoco, Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie
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
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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John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes
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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#31 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #21 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Timefeaturing Every Song in Hairspray, Ranked by Singability

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Cameron Diaz, Gillian Jacobs, James Marsden
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 ...more
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Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner
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 ...more

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin
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 ...more

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Rhona Mitra, Rachael Taylor, Wentworth Miller
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
This film is a 2010 comedy film written by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock and directed by Neil LaBute.

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Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, Isabella Rossellini
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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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin
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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Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth
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
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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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Marsden Movies
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin
X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the third installment in the X-Men ...more

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Katie Holmes, James Marsden, Nick Stahl
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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Katrina Bowden, Seth Green, James Marsden
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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Kate Hudson, Lena Headey, Joshua Jackson
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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Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Nolte
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 ...more

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Jennifer Tilly, Vanessa Redgrave, James Marsden
Bella Mafia is a 1997 American television film starring Vanessa Redgrave and Dennis Farina. Redgrave was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. It ...more
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Mena Suvari, Melissa George, Sean Young
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 ...more

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Gary Oldman, Kurt Russell, Ann-Margret
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
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Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum
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 ...more

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Alyssa Milano, James Marsden, Eric Roberts
Public Enemies is a 1996 film directed by Mark L. Lester. The movie centers on the 1930s figure Ma Barker and her criminal sons. The movie was filmed in Guthrie, Oklahoma.