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The Best Kristen Bell Movies 

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Updated November 22, 2019 1.8k votes 430 voters 73.1k views 40 items

List Rules Vote 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?"

Kristen Bell has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson in terms of fame and success.

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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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Kristen Bell, Dwayne Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Andy 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 ...more

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Kristen Bell, Shaquille O'Neal, Danny DeVito

Released: 2010

Directed by: Mark 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 ...more

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Kristen Bell, Malin Åkerman, Vince Vaughn

Released: 2009

Directed by: Peter 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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Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Cher

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steve Antin

Burlesque is a 2010 drama film written Steven Antin, Susannah Grant and Keith Merryman and directed by Steve Antin.

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Kristen Bell, James Franco, Jamie Lee Curtis

Released: 2014

Directed by: Rob Thomas

The Veronica Mars Movie Project is a 2014 Shorty Special Awards-nominated/winning kickstarter curated by Rob Thomas.
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Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

Released: 2013

Directed by: Chris 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 ...more

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Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

Released: 2011

Directed by: Wes 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 ...more

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Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Released: 2016

Directed by: Byron 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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Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn

Released: 2016

Directed by: Jon 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 ...more
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Kristen Bell, Anne Heche, Diane Ladd

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter 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

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Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth

Released: 2012

Directed by: Dax Shepard, David Palmer

Outrun is a 2012 action romantic comedy film written by Sam Shepard and directed by David Palmer and Dax Shepard.
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Kristen Bell, Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Ken 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 ...more
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Kristen Bell, Carrie Fisher, Seth Rogen

Released: 2009

Directed by: Kyle 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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Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell, Chris Rock

Released: 2001

Directed by: Louis 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 ...more

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Kristen Bell, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Garlin

Released: 2012

Directed by: Colin 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 ...more

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Kristen Bell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andy 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
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Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage

Released: 2009

Directed by: David 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. ...more

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Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Get Him to the Greek is a 2010 American rock comedy film written, produced and directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jonah Hill and Russell Brand. The film was released on June 4, 2010. Get ...more

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Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jim Sonzero

Pulse is a 2006 American horror film directed by Jim Sonzero, it is a remake of the Japanese horror film Kairo. A group of co-eds attempts to stop an evil force from taking over the world after ...more
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Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Mischa Barton

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jim Sonzero, Marcus Adams

Pulse is a 2006 American horror film written by Wes Craven and Ray Wright, and directed by Jim Sonzero. It is a remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 2001 Japanese horror film Kairo. The film stars ...more
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Kristen Bell, Meg Ryan, Justin Long

Released: 2009

Directed by: Cheryl Hines

Serious Moonlight is a 2009 black comedy film directed by Cheryl Hines. It stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, and Justin Long. It was released by Magnolia Pictures on 4 December
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Kristen Bell, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins

Released: 2013

Directed by: Josh Boone, Amit Masurkar

Stuck in Love is a 2012 American independent romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Josh Boone. The film stars Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff and Logan ...more
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Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Howard Ross

Released: 1973

Directed by: Fernando 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 ...more
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Kristen Bell, Sean Young, Ed Asner

Released: 2003

Directed by: Sam Pillsbury

The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay is a 2003 drama film written by Michael De Guzman and directed by Sam Pillsbury.