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The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies 

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List of the best Zach Galifianakis movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Though he has been acting since the mid-1990s, Zach Galifianakis didn't become a star until he appeared in the hilarious comedy The Hangover in 2009. Zach Galifianakis'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 Zach Galifianakis movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Zach Galifianakis movies will be at the top of the list. Zach Galifianakis has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Zach Galifianakis movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Zach Galifianakis films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List ranges from Due Date to It's Kind of a Funny Story, plus much more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Zach Galifianakis movies?" and "What are the greatest Zach Galifianakis roles of all time?" If you are a fan of the comedy of Zach Galifianakis, you might also enjoy our list of best Ed Helms movies and best Patton Oswalt movies.
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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

Released: 2009

Directed by: Todd Phillips

The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars ...more

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Due Date is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx

Released: 2010

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Due Date is a 2010 American comedy road film directed by Todd Phillips, co-written by Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, and Adam Sztykiel, and starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. The ...more

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The Hangover Part II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Chung

Released: 2011

Directed by: Todd Phillips

The Hangover 2 is a 2011 comedy film directed by Todd Phillips.

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It's Kind of a Funny Sto... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden

It's Kind of a Funny Story is a 2010 drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

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The Campaign is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jay Roach

The Campaign is a 2012 American political satire comedy film directed by Jay Roach. An incumbent Representative (Will Ferrell) embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge ...more
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Out Cold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
A. J. Cook, Victoria Silvstedt, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2001

Directed by: Emmett Malloy, Brendan Malloy

Out Cold is a 2001 American comedy film about a group of snowboarders in Alaska. It is the first feature film by the music video directing team The Malloys, after co-directing the surfing ...more

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Dinner for Schmucks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jay Roach

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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Into the Wild is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Kristen Stewart, Vince Vaughn, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2007

Directed by: Sean Penn

Into the Wild is a 2007 American biographical drama survival film written and directed by Sean Penn. It is an adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer based on ...more

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Puss in Boots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton

Released: 2011

Directed by: Chris Miller

Puss in Boots is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Chris Miller, executive produced by Guillermo del Toro, and written by Brian ...more

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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner. It is a film adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name, written by ...more

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Bubble Boy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Stacy Keibler, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2001

Directed by: Blair Hayes

Bubble Boy is a 2001 comedy film directed by Blair Hayes and stars Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role, written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. It was inspired by the 1976 movie The Boy in the ...more

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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez

Released: 2011

Directed by: James Bobin

The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin.

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What Happens in Vegas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

What Happens in Vegas is a 2008 American romantic comedy film from 20th Century Fox starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. The title is based on the Las Vegas marketing catchphrase "What ...more

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G-Force is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2009

Directed by: Hoyt Yeatman

G-Force is a 2009 American 3D spy-fi action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Written by Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley, the film is the ...more

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Visioneers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Zach Galifianakis, Judy Greer, Missi Pyle

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jared Drake

When people begin exploding from stress, George Washington Winsterhammerman tries to ignore the epidemic and live his usual life, but then he suffers his first symptom.
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Between Two Ferns: The M... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2019

Directed by: Scott Aukerman

Between Two Ferns: The Movie is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Scott Aukerman. Zach Galifianakis and his crew take a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity ...more
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Below is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Zach Galifianakis, Olivia Williams, Scott Foley

Released: 2002

Directed by: David Twohy

Below is a 2002 WWII horror film directed by David Twohy. It was written by Lucas Sussman, Darren Aronofsky and David Twohy, and stars Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Matthew Davis, Holt ...more

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Heartbreakers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman, Carrie Fisher

Released: 2001

Directed by: David Mirkin

Heartbreakers is a 2001 caper-romantic comedy film directed by David Mirkin. It stars Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, and Gene Hackman. Weaver was nominated for a ...more

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Speed Freaks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Speed Freaks Zach Galifianakis, Dendrie Taylor, A.D. Miles

Released: 2008

Directed by: Michael Blieden

Speed Freaks is a 2008 comedy film written by Zach Galifianakis and A.D. Miles and directed by Michael Blieden.
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Corky Romano is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Zach Galifianakis, Peter Falk, Chris Kattan

Released: 2001

Directed by: Rob Pritts

Corky Romano is a 2001 American comedy film starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan. Also starring are Fred Ward, Vinessa Shaw, Chris Penn, and Peter Berg. The movie was ...more
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The Biggest Schmucks in ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
The Biggest Schmucks in the World Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2011

The Biggest Schmucks in the World is a 2011 short comedy film.
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Flushed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Flushed Zach Galifianakis, Miriam Shor

Released: 1999

Directed by: Carrie Ansell

Flushed is a 1999 comedy film written and directed by Carrie Ansell.
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Youth in Revolt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Rooney Mara, Steve Buscemi, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2009

Directed by: Miguel Arteta

Youth in Revolt is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Miguel Arteta. Based on C.D. Payne's epistolary novel of the same name and written by Gustin Nash, the film stars ...more

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Have Tig at Your Party ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Have Tig at Your Party Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Nick Swardson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tig Notaro

"Have Tig at Your Party" is a video of comedian Tig Notaro which has been directed by Tig Notaro herself in 2008.
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Gigantic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Zach Galifianakis Movies
Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2009

Directed by: Matt Aselton

Gigantic is a 2008 independent comedy film directed by Matt Aselton and starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Edward Asner and Jane Alexander. The script, written by Aselton and his ...more