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The Best Michael Cera Movies

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List of the best Michael Cera movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. TV fans best know Michael Cera for his hilarious portrayed of George Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, but he has also appeared in several fantastic comedic and independent films. Michael Cera'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 Michael Cera movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Michael Cera movies will be at the top of the list. Michael Cera has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Michael Cera movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Michael Cera films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list features Superbad, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and more.

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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans

    Released2010

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera as...  more

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    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

    Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the script...  more

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    Juno

    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page

    Released2007

    Directed byJason Reitman

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    This Is the End

    James Franco, Jonah Hill

    Released2013

    Directed byEvan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

    This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and an adaptation of their 2007 short film Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse. After a series of...  more

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    Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

    Kat Dennings, Michael Cera

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter 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...  more

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    Youth in Revolt

    Rooney Mara, Steve Buscemi

    Released2009

    Directed byMiguel Arteta

    Youth in Revolt is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Miguel Arteta. Based on C.D. Payne's epistolary novel of the same name and written by Gustin Nash, the film stars Michael...  more

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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation

    Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman

    Released2010

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation is a 2010 short animated film....
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    Tyrel

    Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbott

    Released2018

    Directed bySebastián Silva

    Tyrel is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sebastián Silva. Tyler (Jason Mitchell), a sole black man, attends an otherwise all-white weekend of drunken bro debauchery on a birthday trip to a...  more
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    Year One

    Olivia Wilde, Jack Black

    Released2009

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Year One is a 2009 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, and produced by Judd Apatow. The film stars Jack Black and Michael Cera, and features Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Hank Azaria. The film was...  more
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    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2002

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 biographical spy comedy film depicting the life of popular game show host and producer Chuck Barris, who claimed to have also been an agent for the Central...  more

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    Frequency

    Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell

    Released2000

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

    Frequency is a 2000 American science fiction thriller film. It was co-produced and directed by Gregory Hoblit and written and co-produced by Toby Emmerich. The film stars Dennis Quaid and Jim...  more

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    Steal This Movie!

    Janeane Garofalo, Michael Cera

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Greenwald

    Steal This Movie! is a 2000 American biographical film of 1960s radical figure Abbie Hoffman starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Janeane Garofalo, and directed by Robert Greenwald. The screenplay was...  more
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    Extreme Movie

    Kevin Hart, Michael Cera

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Jacobson, Adam Jay Epstein

    Extreme Movie is a 2008 satirical comedy film composed of sketches focusing on teen sex. Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson direct, with segments co-written by Saturday Night Live performers Will...  more
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    Bad Dads

    Michael Cera, Brian Gallivan

    Released2010

    Directed byDerek Westerman

    Bad Dads is a 2011 short comedy drama film written and directed by Derek Westerman. "Cory (Michael Cera) has a major problem: the worst father in the world. Can his dad’s inappropriate behavior be...  more
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    Gloria Bell

    Julianne Moore, John Turturro

    Released2019

    Directed bySebastián Lelio

    Gloria Bell is a 2019 Chilean-American film directed by Sebastián Lelio, and a reimagining of the 2013 film Gloria. A free-spirited woman in her 50s (Julianne Moore) seeks out love at L.A. dance...  more
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    Magic Magic

    Emily Browning, Michael Cera

    Released2013

    Directed bySebastián Silva

    Magic Magic is a 2013 Chilean-American psychological thriller film written and directed by Sebastián Silva. The film, which premiered on January 22, 2013 at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, stars...  more
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    The Familiar Stranger

    Michael Cera, Margaret Colin

    Released2001

    Directed byAlan Metzger

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    Switching Goals

    Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Steinberg

    Switching Goals is a 1999 television movie starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen....  more
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    The End of Love

    Amanda Seyfried, Aubrey Plaza

    Released2012

    Directed byMark Webber

    The End of Love is a drama film written and directed by Mark Webber. It stars Michael Cera, Amanda Seyfried and Mark Webber. It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival was released theatrically...  more
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    I Was a Rat

    Michael Cera

    Released2001

    Directed byLaurie Lynd

    I Was a Rat is a UK children's drama series broadcast on BBC One in autumn 2001 based on the popular children's book I Was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers by Philip Pullman. It was aired in the Sunday...  more
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    Released2002

    Directed byRon Pitts

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    My Louisiana Sky

    Juliette Lewis, Michael Cera

    Released2001

    Directed byAdam Arkin

    My Louisiana Sky is a 2001 drama film written by Anna Sandor and directed by Adam Arkin....  more
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    Released2006

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    Ultimate G's

    Michael Cera, Emma Taylor-Isherwood

    Released2000

    Directed byKeith Melton

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    Walter and Henry

    Michael Cera, James Coburn

    Released2001

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

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