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The Best Steve Carell Movies  

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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?"

Judd Apatow and Woody Allen are among those who have directed Steve Carell at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Steve Carell has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Will Ferrell and Ed Asner in terms of fame and success.

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Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell
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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Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller
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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Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling
Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Dan Fogelman. It stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma ...more
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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
Despicable Me is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. When a mastermind (Steve Carell) uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand ...more
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Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette
Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut of the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The screenplay was written by ...more
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Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman
Bruce Almighty is a 2003 American religious comedy-drama film directed by Tom Shadyac, written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk and stars Jim Carrey as Bruce Nolan, a ...more
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Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray
Get Smart is a 2008 American action comedy film which was produced by Leonard B. Stern, who is also the original series' producer. The film is based on Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's 1960s spy ...more
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Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey
Date Night is a 2010 comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. It was released in the United States on April 9, 2010. For a time it was marketed as Crazy Night ...more
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Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Dane Cook
Dan in Real Life is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges, starring Steve Carell, Alison Pill, Juliette Binoche, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney and Dane Cook.
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Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, in her directorial debut. The film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. The ...more
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Contin... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
Kanye West, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, and the sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. With the 1970s behind them, San ...more
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Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis
Dinner for Schmucks is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach, based on the 1998 French comedy Le Dîner de Cons. When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner ...more
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Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film based on the Dr. Seuss' book of the same name. The film was directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, ...more
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Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell
Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, and ...more
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Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart
Evan Almighty is a 2007 American comedy film and the stand-alone sequel/spin-off to Bruce Almighty. The film was directed by Tom Shadyac, based on the characters created by Steve Koren and Mark ...more
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Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl
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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Welcome to Marwen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Steve Carell Movies
Welcome to Marwen Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger
Welcome to Marwen is a 2018 American fantasy drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis, inspired by Jeff Malmberg's 2010 documentary Marwencol. A victim (Steve Carell) of a violent assault ...more
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Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Don Scardino and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler ...more
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Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie is the 2004 counterpart film to the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, which was also released in the same year. Directed by Adam McKay and written ...more
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Steve Carell, Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch
Curly Sue is a 1991 American romantic comedy-drama film and starred Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch and Alisan Porter as the titular character. It was the final film directed by John Hughes and the ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell
Bewitched is a 2005 American romantic comedy fantasy film produced by Columbia Pictures and is a re-imagining of the television series of the same name. The film was released in the United ...more
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Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones
Hope Springs is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel, written by Vanessa Taylor, and starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. The film was ...more
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Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Amanda Peet
Melinda and Melinda is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It was premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film is set in Manhattan and stars ...more
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Steve Carell, Summer Glau, Jane Lynch
Sleepover is a 2004 American teen film directed by Joe Nussbaum and starring Alexa Vega, Mika Boorem, Jane Lynch, Sam Huntington, Sara Paxton, Brie Larson, Steve Carell and Jeff Garlin.
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Cat and Dog Bud Spencer, Marc Lawrence, Tomas Milian
Cat and Dog is a 1983 crime comedy film written by Mario Amendola and Bruno Corbucci, and directed by Bruno Corbucci.