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The Best Steve Carell Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 3.3k votes 753 voters 59.2k views29 items

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

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

List below includes Cane e gatto, Dan in Real Life and more films.

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

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    The 40-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings

    Released2005

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell

    Released2004

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Requa, Glenn Ficarra

    Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Knocked Up

    Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes

    Released2007

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Little Miss Sunshine

    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston

    Released2006

    Directed byValerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

    Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Despicable Me

    Steve Carell, Jason Segel

    Released2010

    Directed byPierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

    Despicable Me is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Bruce Almighty

    Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey

    Released2003

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Bruce Almighty is a 2003 American religious comedy-drama film directed by Tom Shadyac, written... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 8
    The Incredible Burt Wonderston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

    Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey

    Released2013

    Directed byDon Scardino

    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Don Scardino and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Get Smart

    Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Get Smart is a 2008 American action comedy film which was produced by Leonard B. Stern, who is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dan in Real Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Dan in Real Life

    Emily Blunt, Steve Carell

    Released2007

    Directed byPeter Hedges

    Dan in Real Life is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges, starring Steve... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 11
    Dinner for Schmucks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Dinner for Schmucks

    Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

    Released2010

    Directed byJay Roach

    Dinner for Schmucks is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach, based on the 1998... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Date Night is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Date Night

    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn

    Released2010

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Date Night is a 2010 comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Evan Almighty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Evan Almighty

    Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell

    Released2007

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Evan Almighty is a 2007 American comedy film and the stand-alone sequel/spin-off to Bruce... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Seeking a Friend for the End o is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Keira Knightley, Steve Carell

    Released2012

    Directed byLorene Scafaria

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Los is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie

    Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler

    Released2004

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie is the 2004 counterpart film to the film Anchorman: The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Horton Hears a Who!

    Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey

    Released2008

    Directed bySteve Martino, Jimmy Hayward

    Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Anchorman 2: The Legend Contin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    Kanye West, Will Smith

    Released2013

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Sleepover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Sleepover

    Steve Carell, Summer Glau

    Released2004

    Directed byJoe Nussbaum

    Sleepover is a 2004 American teen film directed by Joe Nussbaum and starring Alexa Vega, Mika... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Hope Springs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Hope Springs

    Meryl Streep, Steve Carell

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid Frankel

    Hope Springs is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel, written... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Melinda and Melinda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Melinda and Melinda

    Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

    Released2005

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Melinda and Melinda is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It was... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Welcome to Marwen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Welcome to Marwen

    Steve Carell, Leslie Mann

    Released2018

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Welcome to Marwen is a 2018 American fantasy drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis, inspired... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Over the Hedge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Over the Hedge

    Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis

    Released2006

    Directed byTim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick

    Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Hammy's Boomerang Adventure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Hammy's Boomerang Adventure

    Bruce Willis, Steve Carell

    Released2006

    Directed byWill Finn

    Hammy's Boomerang Adventure is a computer-animated short comedy film based on the film Over... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Cat and Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Cat and Dog

    Bud Spencer, Marc Lawrence

    Released1983

    Directed byBruno Corbucci

    Cat and Dog is a 1983 crime comedy film written by Mario Amendola and Bruno Corbucci, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Suits is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
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    Suits

    Steve Carell, Robert Klein

    Released1999

    Directed byEric Weber

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