The Best Kat Dennings Movies

Over 400 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Kat Dennings Movies
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More than 390 movie fans have come together to cast their votes for the best Kat Dennings movies. From her breakout role in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist to her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Darcy Lewis in Thor, Kat Dennings has proven time and again that she is a force to be reckoned with. Her performances often combine equal parts wit and charm, making it easy for audiences of all ages to fall in love with her characters.

When it comes to choosing the best Kat Dennings films, there are several contenders. To Write Love on Her Arms is a classic comedy featuring an unforgettable performance from Dennings; meanwhile Thor: The Dark World gives us a clever and endearing version of Darcy Lewis. Topping off the list are classics like The 40-Year-Old VirginCharlie Bartlett, The House Bunny, and Suburban Gothic - each of which offers something special from its star.

Whether you're looking for some lighthearted laughs or a heartfelt story about human resilience, this list has got you covered. Check out these top picks now and don't forget to vote up your favorites on the list.

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  • Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
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    Kat Dennings, Michael Cera, Mimi Imfurst
    100 votes
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Peter Sollett
    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Peter Sollett and starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. Written by Lorene Scafaria and based on the novel of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, the story tells of teenager Nick and Norah, who meet when Norah asks Nick to pretend to be her boyfriend for five minutes. Over the course of the night, they try to find their favorite band's secret show and search for Norah's drunken best friend. The film came into development in 2003 when producer Kerry Kohansky Roberts found Cohn and Levithan's novel and decided to adapt it for film. Scafaria was hired to write the script in 2005, and Sollett signed on to direct the film in 2006. Principal photography took place over 29 days from October to December 2007, primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City. The film premiered on September 6, 2008 at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and was released theatrically on October 3, 2008. It tripled its US$10 million budget with a total gross of US$33.5 million.
  • Thor: The Dark World
    2
    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
    81 votes
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Alan Taylor
    In the thrilling sequel Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a cosmic battle against an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), his earthly love, becomes embroiled in the conflict when she unwittingly awakens an ominous weapon, forcing Thor to ally with his treacherous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) for her protection. This adventure-packed film fuses elements of fantasy and science fiction, delivering a high-stakes fight for the survival of the universe. Despite its dark themes, it retains a thread of humor and wit characteristic of Marvel productions.

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  • Thor
    3
    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins
    71 votes
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
    In Thor, the titular character, played by Chris Hemsworth, is an arrogant warrior from the realm of Asgard. After his reckless actions reignite an ancient war, Thor is banished to Earth by his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Stripped of his powers and hammer, Thor must learn humility while living among humans. Meanwhile, his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) seizes the throne in Asgard, leading to a dire situation. This Marvel superhero film blends action, fantasy, and adventure as it charts Thor's journey from fallen god to worthy hero.

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  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
    4
    Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
    68 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Judd Apatow
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a comedic exploration of late-blooming adulthood, starring Steve Carell as Andy Stitzer, a man who has managed to avoid life's intimate interactions. The movie, directed by Judd Apatow, follows the journey of Andy as his friends David (Paul Rudd), Jay (Romany Malco), and Cal (Seth Rogen) discover his secret and embark on a mission to end his virgin status. Through their misadventures and Andy's burgeoning relationship with Trish (Catherine Keener), the film delves into themes of friendship, love, and the pressures of societal norms. This light-hearted comedy won an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance by Carell.

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  • Charlie Bartlett
    5
    Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey, Hope Davis
    47 votes
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Jon Poll
    Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most popular guys in school by doling out advice and, occasionally, medication, to the student body.

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  • The House Bunny
    6
    Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone
    70 votes
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Fred Wolf
    In the comedy film The House Bunny, Shelley Darlingson (Anna Faris), a Playboy Bunny finds herself tossed from the Mansion and lands on the doorstep of Zeta Alpha Zeta, a failing sorority house. The socially awkward group, including Natalie (Emma Stone) and Harmony (Kat Dennings), are in desperate need of new members to prevent their charter from being revoked. Shelley, despite her seemingly shallow exterior, teaches them about self-confidence while they help her realize there's more to life than just looks. A transformation ensues, leading to unforeseen outcomes for all involved.

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