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This list of the best Seth Rogen movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Fans will also enjoy these lesser known fun facts about Seth Rogen. Before becoming one of the biggest names in comedy, Seth Rogen got his start in a pair of Judd Apatow TV series, Freaks and Geeks in 1999 and Undeclared in 2001. Seth Rogen's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Seth Rogen movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only his most highly rated films will be at the top of the list. Seth Rogen has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what his greatest movie of all time is... so if you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list to end the squabble once and for all.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Seth Rogen movies?" and "What are the greatest Seth Rogen roles of all time?" The greatest Seth Rogen performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.  This Seth Rogan filmography includes famous comedies like Pineapple Express and Knocked Up, but it's up to fans like you to determine the best. If you think the funniest Seth Rogen role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Rogen's R-rated comedies, you might also enjoy our list of the best Jonah Hill movies and best James Franco movies.

Seth Rogen has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Judd Apatow and Steven Brill. If you're a fan of Seth Rogen, then check out our lists of the best Jason Segel and Adam Sandler movies as well.

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Pineapple Express is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Pineapple Express is a 2008 American buddy stoner action comedy film directed by David Gordon Green. A process server (Seth Rogen) and his marijuana dealer (James Franco) are forced to flee from ...more

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill

Released: 2007

Directed by: Greg 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 ...more

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This Is the End is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
James Franco, Jonah Hill, Rogen

Released: 2013

Directed by: Evan 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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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

Released: 2007

Directed by: Judd Apatow

Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd Apatow. The films stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann. It follows the ...more

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell

Released: 2005

Directed by: Judd Apatow

The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally lose their virginity. It was co-written ...more

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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Adam McKay

Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them ...more

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Zack and Miri Make a Por... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kevin Smith

This film is a 2008 romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, distributed by The Weinstein Company, and starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. It is Smith's second film not to ...more

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50/50 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

50/50 is a 2011 biography, comedy, drama film written by Will Reiser and directed by Jonathan Levine.

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The Interview is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Eminem, James Franco, Seth Rogen

Released: 2014

Directed by: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Peter Frizalone

The Interview is a 2014 American political satire comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in their second directorial work, following This Is the End. The screenplay by Dan Sterling ...more

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Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2011

Directed by: Greg Mottola

Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction road comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film is about two British science fiction ...more

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Anchorman: The Legend of... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

Released: 2004

Directed by: Adam McKay

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The ...more

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Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen

Released: 2014

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The film stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, with Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and ...more
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The Night Before is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie

Released: 2015

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

The Night Before is a 2015 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine. In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set ...more
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Kung Fu Panda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2008

Directed by: John Stevenson, Mark Osborne

Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by John Stevenson and ...more

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Funny People is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Eminem, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Judd Apatow

Funny People is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, and starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann. The film was released on July 31, 2009 in ...more

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Observe and Report is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Anna Faris, Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jody Hill

Observe and Report is a 2009 American dark comedy film written and directed by Jody Hill, starring Seth Rogen, Anna Faris and Ray Liotta.

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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

Released: 2001

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena ...more

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Sausage Party Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill

Directed by: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon

Sausage Party is a 2016 American adult computer-animated comedy thriller film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and written by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. ...more
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The Green Hornet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michel Gondry

The Green Hornet is a 2011 American superhero action comedy film based on the character of the same name that had originated in a 1930s radio program and has appeared in movie serials, a ...more

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Ri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne

Released: 2016

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller. The film is a sequel to Neighbors, and follows the Radners (Rogen and Rose Byrne) having to outwit a new ...more
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Kung Fu Panda 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy-drama martial arts film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Paramount ...more

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Zeroville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
James Franco, Megan Fox, Seth Rogen

Released: 2019

Directed by: James Franco

Zeroville is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by James Franco, based on the novel of the same name by Steve Erickson. A 24-year-old architecture student, Ike Jerome (James Franco) ...more
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The Disaster Artist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
The Disaster Artist James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen

Directed by: James Franco

The Disaster Artist is a 2017 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by James Franco. The film depicts the early friendship of Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) and Tommy Wiseau (James ...more

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Monsters vs. Aliens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman

Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was DreamWorks ...more

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Jay and Seth versus the ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Seth Rogen Movies
Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jason Stone

Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse is a 2007 short comedy film written by Evan Goldberg and Jason Stone, and directed by Stone. The film, designed as a roughly one-and-a-half minute movie ...more