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The Best Kristen Bell Movies

Updated November 22, 2019 1.8k votes 447 voters 73.7k views40 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Kristen Bell movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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

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

List is made up of many different films, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Frozen.

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

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    Hit and Run

    Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper

    Released2012

    Directed byDax Shepard, David Palmer

    Outrun is a 2012 action romantic comedy film written by Sam Shepard and directed by David Palmer and Dax Shepard....  more
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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell

    Released2008

    Directed byNicholas 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 written...  more

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    You Again

    Kristen Bell, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2010

    Directed byAndy Fickman

    You Again is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and written by Moe Jelline. The film stars Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman and Betty White. The film...  more

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    When in Rome

    Kristen Bell, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released2010

    Directed byMark Steven Johnson

    When in Rome is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Mark Steven Johnson, co-written by Johnson, David Diamond and David Weissman. It stars Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel. It was released...  more

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    Frozen

    Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

    Released2013

    Directed byChris Buck, Jennifer Lee

    Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the Walt...  more

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    Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

    Kristen Bell, Neve Campbell

    Released2005

    Directed byAndy Fickman

    This film is a 2005 American made-for-television musical comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and adapted from the musical of the same name based on the 1936 exploitation film also of the same title....  more
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    Veronica Mars

    Kristen Bell, James Franco

    Released2014

    Directed byRob Thomas

    The Veronica Mars Movie Project is a 2014 Shorty Special Awards-nominated/winning kickstarter curated by Rob Thomas....  more
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    Burlesque

    Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell

    Released2010

    Directed bySteve Antin

    Burlesque is a 2010 American backstage musical drama film directed by Steve Antin. A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer....  more
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    Bad Moms

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell

    Released2016

    Directed byJon Lucas, Scott Moore

    Bad Moms is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. When three overworked and under-appreciated moms (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) are pushed beyond their...  more
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    Couples Retreat

    Kristen Bell, Malin Åkerman

    Released2009

    Directed byPeter Billingsley

    Couples Retreat is a 2009 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Peter Billingsley with contributions to the script by Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Dana Fox, Curtis Hanson, and Greg...  more

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    Zootopia

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

    Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an...  more

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    Scream 4

    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell

    Released2011

    Directed byWes Craven

    10 years after the third movie. Courteney Cox and David Arquette return as Gale Weathers Riley and Deputy Dewey Riley. Neve Campbell also returns as Sidney Prescott. A killer is after a new group of...  more

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    Gracie's Choice

    Kristen Bell, Anne Heche

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Werner

    Gracie's Choice is a 2004 television movie that premiered on Lifetime, written by Joyce Eliason and directed by Peter Werner, and starring Kristen Bell, Anne Heche, Diane Ladd, and Kristin Fairlie....  more

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    Big Miracle

    Kristen Bell, Drew Barrymore

    Released2012

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    Big Miracle is a 2012 family drama film starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. The film, directed by Ken Kwapis, is based on the 1989 book Freeing the Whales by Tom Rose, which covers Operation...  more
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    Frozen 2

    Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel

    Released2019

    Directed byChris Buck, Jennifer Lee

    Frozen 2 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. ...  more

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    Pootie Tang

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell

    Released2001

    Directed byLouis C.K.

    Pootie Tang is a 2001 American comedy film written and directed by Louis C.K. Adapted from a comedy sketch that first appeared on The Chris Rock Show, the character Pootie Tang is a satire of the...  more

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    CHiPs

    Michael Pena, Dax Shepard

    Released2017

    Directed byDax Shepard

    CHiPs is a 2017 action comedy buddy cop film written and directed by Dax Shepard, based on the 1970s television series of the same name. Two middle-aged LA motorcycle cops, Officer Jon Baker...  more
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    The Boss

    Henry Silva, Richard Conte

    Released1973

    Directed byFernando Di Leo

    Il Boss, aka The Boss, Murder Inferno or Wipeout! is a poliziottesco film written and directed by the Italian crime film specialist Fernando Di Leo in 1973. It is the final part of Di Leo's Milieu...  more
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    Fanboys

    Kristen Bell, Carrie Fisher

    Released2009

    Directed byKyle Newman

    Fanboys is a 2009 comedy film directed by Kyle Newman and starring Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel and Kristen Bell. It was released in the United States on February 6,...  more

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    Safety Not Guaranteed

    Kristen Bell, Aubrey Plaza

    Released2012

    Directed byColin Trevorrow

    Safety Not Guaranteed is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Colin Trevorrow and inspired by a 1997 Backwoods Home Magazine classified ad—itself written as a joke filler by Backwoods employee...  more
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    The Cat Returns

    Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba

    Released2002

    Directed byHiroyuki Morita

    The Cat Returns is a 2002 Japanese animated drama film directed by Hiroyuki Morita of Studio Ghibli. A spin-off of Whisper of the Heart, it was theatrically released in Japan on July 19, 2002 through...  more

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    Spartan

    Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Mamet

    Spartan is a 2004 American political thriller film written and directed by David Mamet. It features Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, Tia Texada, Ed O'Neill, William H. Macy, and Kristen Bell. It was released...  more

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    Like Father

    Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer

    Released2018

    Directed byLauren Miller Rogen

    Like Father is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Lauren Miller Rogen. A workaholic woman (Kristen Bell) who is left at the altar takes her honeymoon trip anyway with her overachieving father...  more
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    Astro Boy

    Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Bowers

    Astro Boy is a 2009 American-Hong Konger-Chinese computer-animated action film loosely based on the manga and anime series of the same name by the Japanese writer and illustrator Osamu Tezuka. It was...  more

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