Entertainment The Best Neil Patrick Harris Movies  

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

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Notable directors that have worked with Neil Patrick Harris include names like Joss Whedon, Adam Shankman and Raja Gosnell. Neil Patrick Harris has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Jason Bateman and Jason Segel in terms of fame and success.

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Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 2008 musical comedy-drama miniseries in three acts, produced exclusively for Internet distribution. Filmed and set in Los Angeles, the show tells the story of ...more
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Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neil Patrick Harris Movies
Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart
Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier. The story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his ...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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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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Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez
The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin.
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Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen
Beastly is a 2011 romantic fantasy drama film loosely based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name. It is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast and is set in modern-day New York ...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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Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Lauren Graham
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 2009 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, distributed by Columbia Pictures, and released on ...more
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Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Dave Chappelle
Undercover Brother is a 2002 American action comedy film starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The screenplay is by Michael McCullers and co-executive producer John Ridley, who ...more
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Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, Kelly Hu
Batman: Under the Red Hood is a 2010 American superhero film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and released by Warner Home Video. It is the eighth animated feature in the DC Universe Animated ...more
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Naomi Watts, Neil Patrick Harris, Debbie Reynolds
The Christmas Wish is a TV movie starring Neil Patrick Harris and Debbie Reynolds. It premiered on CBS in 1998, and it was based on a novel by Richard Siddoway.
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Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Lowe, Rebecca Gayheart
The Christmas Blessing is a 2005 television film directed by Karen Arthur. It first aired on December 18, 2005 on the CBS networks. It also featured songs by country artist Blake Shelton, ...more
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Neil Patrick Harris, Dustin Diamond, Nikki Cox
Purple People Eater is a 1988 American sci-fi comedy family film that was produced and released theatrically on December 16, 1988. The film stars Neil Patrick Harris, Ned Beatty, Shelley ...more
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Animal Room Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Peet, Catherine Hicks
Animal Room is a 1995 American drama/thriller film directed, produced, and written by Craig Singer and starring Neil Patrick Harris as a bullied drug-using teenager and Matthew Lillard as the ...more
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Neil Patrick Harris, Teri Garr, Randle Mell
Stranger in the Family is a 1991 drama film written by Rene Balcer, Hal Sitowitz and directed by Donald Wrye.
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Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Kathleen Quinlan
Clara's Heart is a 1988 American drama film, based on Joseph Olshan's acclaimed novel of the same name, directed by Robert Mulligan, written by Mark Medoff and is also Neil Patrick Harris' debut
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The Smurfs 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neil Patrick Harris Movies
Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Christina Ricci
The Smurfs 2 is a 2013 American 3D live-action/computer-animated family comedy film and a sequel to the 2011 film The Smurfs. It is loosely based on The Smurfs comic-book series created by the ...more
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Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Nolte
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is a 2010 family action comedy film, directed by Brad Peyton. The film stars Chris O'Donnell and Jack McBrayer. The film also stars the voices of ...more
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Madonna, Neil Patrick Harris, Rupert Everett
The Next Best Thing is a 2000 American comedy-drama film, the final film directed by John Schlesinger. It stars Madonna, Rupert Everett, and Benjamin Bratt. It was a critical and commercial
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Neil Patrick Harris, Johnny Galecki, Gregory Harrison
A Family Torn Apart is a 1993 American television film directed by Craig R. Baxley, based on the novel Sudden Fury: A True Story of Adoption and Murder by Leslie Walker, which itself is based on ...more
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The Best and the Brightest Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Sedaris, Bridget Regan
The Best and the Brightest is a film directed by Josh Shelov.
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Company is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neil Patrick Harris Movies
Christina Hendricks, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert
Company is a 2011 musical film directed by Lonny Price.
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Katy Perry, SofĂ­a Vergara, Joan Rivers
The Smurfs is a 2011 American 3D live-action/computer-animated comedy film loosely based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo and the 1980s animated TV ...more
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Neil Patrick Harris, Shirley MacLaine, Peter O'Toole
Joan Of Arc is a 1999 adventure biography drama history film written by Michael Alexander Miller, Ronald Parker and directed by Christian Duguay.
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Brooke Shields, Neil Patrick Harris, Lucy Lawless
Justice League: The New Frontier is a 2008, direct-to-video, animated, superhero film adapted from the DC Comics limited series DC: The New Frontier. The film was written by Stan Berkowitz and ...more