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

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

Items here include everything from Joy Ride to Reality Bites.

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

Steven Soderbergh and Tony Scott have both worked with Steve Zahn over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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William H. Macy, Ron Perlman, Ally Walker
Happy, Texas is a comedy film released in 1999 directed by Mark Illsley, and starring Steve Zahn, Jeremy Northam and William H. Macy.
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Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins
Joy Ride, also known as Roadkill, is a 2001 American thriller road film. The film was written by J. J. Abrams and Clay Tarver and directed by John Dahl and starring Steve Zahn, Paul Walker and ...more
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Penélope Cruz, Matthew McConaughey, William H. Macy
Sahara, an American/Spanish 2005 action–comedy adventure film directed by Breck Eisner, is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Clive Cussler. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Steve ...more
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Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler
That Thing You Do! is a 1996 American musical comedy drama film written, directed by, and co-starring Tom Hanks. Set in the summer of 1964, the movie tells the story of the quick rise and fall ...more
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Milla Jovovich, Chris Hemsworth, Timothy Olyphant
A Perfect Getaway is a 2009 American thriller adventure film, written and directed by David Twohy that stars Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez and Steve Zahn. The film was ...more
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Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brittany Murphy
Riding in Cars with Boys is a 2001 film based on the autobiography of the same name by Beverly Donofrio about a woman who overcame difficulties, including being a teen mother, and who later ...more
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Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert, Elle Fanning
Daddy Day Care is a 2003 American comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and co-starring Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, Anjelica Huston and Lacey Chabert. Written by Geoff Rodkey and directed ...more
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Jonah Hill, Ernest Borgnine, Ashley Scott
Strange Wilderness is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison Productions for Paramount Pictures, and starring Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Justin ...more
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Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Neil Diamond
Saving Silverman is a 2001 comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black and Amanda Peet. Neil Diamond has a cameo role playing himself. In the film, ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts, Jeff Ross
National Security is a 2003 action comedy film, directed by Dennis Dugan, starring Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn. In addition to Lawrence and Zahn, National Security boasts an additional cast ...more
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Chloë Grace Moretz, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Thor Freudenthal and based on Jeff Kinney's book of the same name. The film stars Zachary Gordon and Devon Bostick. Robert Capron, ...more
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Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman
Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine action film directed by Tony Scott, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It takes place during a period of political turmoil in the Russian ...more
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Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller
Reality Bites is a 1994 romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Stiller, with supporting roles by Janeane ...more
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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Steve Zahn Movies
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez
You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1937 play Parfumerie ...more
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Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies
Rescue Dawn is a 2006 American drama film directed by Werner Herzog, based on an adapted screenplay written from his 1997 documentary film Little Dieter Needs to Fly. The film stars Christian ...more
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Patrick Stewart, Joan Cusack, Catherine O'Hara
Chicken Little is a 2005 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and loosely based on the fable of the same name. As the 46th animated feature in the ...more
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Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer, Matt Dillon
Employee of the Month is a 2004 American dark comedy starring Matt Dillon and Christina Applegate.
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Parker Posey, Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn
subUrbia is a 1997 American comedy-drama film written by Eric Bogosian, based on his play of the same name, and directed by Richard Linklater. It follows the relationships between a few young ...more
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Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Blythe Danner
Forces of Nature is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Bronwen Hughes. A soon-to-be-married man (Ben Affleck) encounters an exciting stranger (Sandra Bullock) after his plane ...more
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Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson, Jeffrey Jones
Dr. Dolittle 2 is a 2001 American comedy film, and the sequel to the 1998 film Dr. Dolittle. The film again stars Eddie Murphy in the title role of a doctor who can talk to animals, as well as ...more
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Salma Hayek, Penélope Cruz, Sam Shepard
Bandidas is a 2006 French/Mexican/American Western action comedy starring Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz directed by Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and ...more
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Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin
Sunshine Cleaning is a 2008 comedy-drama film starring Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Directed by Christine Jeffs and written by Megan Holley, the film premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival ...more
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Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, Helen Hunt
Management is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama directed by Stephen Belber and starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn. It premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and ...more
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Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, Hank Azaria
Shattered Glass is a 2003 American drama film written and directed by Billy Ray. The screenplay is based on a September 1998 Vanity Fair article by H. G. Bissinger. In it he chronicled the rapid ...more
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Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson
Out of Sight is a 1998 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and ...more