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

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

Epic Movie and Freshmen are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

John Whitesell and Bryan Singer are among those who have directed Kal Penn at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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John Cho, Kal Penn, Fred Willard
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a 2004 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. Best friends Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) decide to go to the fast food ...more

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Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Christopher Meloni
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is a 2008 American stoner action comedy film, the second installment in the Harold & Kumar series. The film was written and directed by Jon ...more

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Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Patton Oswalt
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is a 2011 3D stoner comedy Christmas film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and starring John Cho, Kal ...more

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Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush
National Lampoon's Van Wilder is a 2002 comedy film directed by Walt Becker that stars Ryan Reynolds as the title character. The film also stars Kal Penn, Tara Reid, and Daniel Cosgrove. It ...more

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Lauren Cohan, Kal Penn, Holly Davidson
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj is a 2006 sequel to the 2002 comedy National Lampoon's Van Wilder starring Kal Penn. Despite the film's title, Ryan Reynolds does not reprise the ...more

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Carmen Electra, Jennifer Coolidge, Lauren Conrad
Epic Movie is a 2007 American parody film directed and written by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer and produced by Paul Schiff. It was the first film to be distributed by Regency Enterprises. ...more

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Danneel Ackles, Kal Penn, John Cho
Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam is a 2008 short comedy film directed and written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.

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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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Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins, Ben Stein
Son of the Mask is a 2005 American fantasy family-comedy film directed by Lawrence Guterman and starring Jamie Kennedy as Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist from Fringe City who has just had his ...more

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Kal Penn, Serena Varghese, Arun Bakshi
Dude, Where's the Party? aka Where's the party yaar? is a 2003 film directed by Benny Mathews. It stars Kal Penn and Sunil Malhotra. It is a comedic film that focuses mainly on the Indian ...more

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Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Milian, Nick Cannon
Love Don't Cost a Thing, stylized as Love Don't Co$t a Thing, is a 2003 teen comedy film written and directed by Troy Beyer and starring Nick Cannon and Christina Milian It also stars Steve ...more

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Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Broderick
Deck the Halls is a 2006 American family comedy film set during the Christmas season in Massachusetts. It stars Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis, and Kristin Chenoweth and is ...more

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Kal Penn, Irrfan Khan, Tabu
The Namesake is a 2006 film which was released in the United States on March 9, 2007, following screenings at film festivals in Toronto and New York City. It was directed by Mira Nair and is ...more

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Kal Penn, nm2147526, Lisa Ray
When Ameet and Saima's Indian-American families arrange for them to be married they will do anything to get out of the situation. In their desperation to have the wedding called off, they fail ...more

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Kathy Griffin, Jaime Pressly, Diora Baird
Bachelor Party Vegas is a comedy film that was released in 2006 starring Kal Penn, Jonathan Bennett, Charlie Spiller, Diora Baird and Donald Faison. In Australia and the UK it was released under ...more

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Snoop Dogg, Bo Derek, Giuliana Rancic
Malibu's Most Wanted is a 2003 comedy film written by and starring Jamie Kennedy and co-starring Taye Diggs, Anthony Anderson, Blair Underwood, Regina Hall, Damien Dante Wayans, Ryan O'Neal and ...more

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Kal Penn, Deep Katdare, Purva Bedi
American Desi is a 2001 American film with Indian influence, notable for featuring many prominent South Asian American actors. Also featured is an a cappella version of Nazia Hassan's Urdu ...more

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Ben Affleck, Rebecca Romijn, John Cleese
Man About Town is a 2006 comedy-drama film produced by Sunlight Productions and independently presented by Media 8 Entertainment. It was written and directed by Mike Binder and stars Ben ...more

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Kal Penn, Marisol Nichols, Scott Glenn
Homeland Security is a 2004 made-for-TV film, which was intended as a pilot for a series which never materialized.

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Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Shahi, Ali Larter
A Lot like Love is a 2005 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nigel Cole and starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet. The screenplay by Colin Patrick Lynch focuses on two individuals whose ...more

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Freshmen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kal Penn Movies
Freshmen Kal Penn, Patrick Gorman, Lo Ming

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Two Sisters Margaret Cho, Kal Penn
Two Sisters is a 2008 television film directed by Margaret Cho.

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Express: Aisle to Glory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kal Penn Movies
Express: Aisle to Glory Kal Penn
Express: Aisle to Glory is a 1998 comedy short film written and directed by Jonathan Buss. It is notable as the film debut of the actor Kal Penn.

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Dancing in Twilight Mimi Rogers, Kal Penn, Louise Fletcher
Dancing in Twilight is a 2005 film directed by Bob Roe.

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Cosmopolitan Carol Kane, Kal Penn, Madhur Jaffrey
Cosmopolitan is a 2003 American independent film starring Roshan Seth and Carol Kane, and directed by Nisha Ganatra. The film, based on an acclaimed short story by Akhil Sharma and written by ...more