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The Best Jason Bateman Movies 

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Updated September 21, 2019 1.6k votes 384 voters 40.9k views

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

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

Examples include The Longest Week and Juno.

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

Jason Bateman has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Robby Benson and Matt Dillon in terms of fame and success.

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Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell

Released: 2011

Directed by: Seth Gordon

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Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Will Speck, Josh Gordon

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Olivia Wilde, Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Dobkin

The Change-Up is a 2011 American comedy film produced and directed by David Dobkin, written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. The film was released on ...more
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Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more

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Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn

Released: 2004

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

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Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

Released: 2008

Directed by: Peter Berg

Hancock, formerly known as John Hancock and Tonight, He Comes, is an superhero film directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron. Will Smith portrays an old ...more

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Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret

Released: 2006

Directed by: Peyton Reed

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Kristen Bell, Malin Ã…kerman, Vince Vaughn

Released: 2009

Directed by: Peter Billingsley

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Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

Released: 2008

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand. The film, which was ...more

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George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jason Reitman

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Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2009

Directed by: Mike Judge

Extract is a 2009 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film stars Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Dustin Milligan, J. K. Simmons, and Ben Affleck. This was said ...more

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Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2011

Directed by: Greg Mottola

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Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ben Stiller

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Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Jason Bateman

Released: 2002

Directed by: Roger Kumble

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Jennifer Garner, Minka Kelly, Jamie Foxx

Released: 2007

Directed by: Peter Berg

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Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Bateman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Zach Helm

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Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ericson Core

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Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 2006

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

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Jeff Bridges, Jason Bateman, Courtney Thorne-Smith

Released: 1986

Directed by: Beau Bridges

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Jerry Rice, Dick Butkus, Kathy Ireland

Released: 1991

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

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Jason Bateman, John Astin, Paul Sand

Released: 1987

Directed by: Christopher Leitch, Rod Daniel

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Jenna Fischer, Jason Bateman, John C. Reilly

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steven Conrad

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Carmen Electra, Jared Leto, Tori Spelling

Released: 2001

Directed by: Danny Comden

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Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

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