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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

    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper

    Released2009

    Directed byTodd 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 Bradley...  more

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    Due Date

    Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2010

    Directed byTodd 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 film...  more

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    The Hangover Part II

    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper

    Released2011

    Directed byTodd Phillips

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

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    Out Cold

    A. J. Cook, Victoria Silvstedt

    Released2001

    Directed byEmmett 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 documentary...  more
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    Puss in Boots

    Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas

    Released2011

    Directed byChris 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 Lynch,...  more

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    The Campaign

    Will Ferrell, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed byJay 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 from a...  more
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    G-Force

    Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz

    Released2009

    Directed byHoyt 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 directorial...  more

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    Up in the Air

    George Clooney, Anna Kendrick

    Released2009

    Directed byJason 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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    What Happens in Vegas

    Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2008

    Directed byTom 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 happens...  more

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    It's Kind of a Funny Story

    Emma Roberts, Viola Davis

    Released2010

    Directed byRyan Fleck, Anna Boden

    It's Kind of a Funny Story is a 2010 drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward....  more
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    Below

    Zach Galifianakis, Olivia Williams

    Released2002

    Directed byDavid 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 McCallany,...  more

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    Heartbreakers

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid 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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    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 French comedy Le Dîner de Cons. When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the...  more

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    Speed Freaks

    Zach Galifianakis, Dendrie Taylor

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael 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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    Bubble Boy

    Stacy Keibler, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2001

    Directed byBlair 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 Plastic...  more

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    Flushed

    Zach Galifianakis, Miriam Shor

    Released1999

    Directed byCarrie Ansell

    Flushed is a 1999 comedy film written and directed by Carrie Ansell....  more
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    Visioneers

    Zach Galifianakis, Judy Greer

    Released2008

    Directed byJared 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....  more
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    Released2019

    Directed byScott 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 interviews...  more
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    Into the Wild

    Kristen Stewart, Vince Vaughn

    Released2007

    Directed bySean 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 the...  more

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    Youth in Revolt

    Rooney Mara, Steve Buscemi

    Released2009

    Directed byMiguel 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 Michael...  more

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    The Muppets

    Katy Perry, Lady Gaga

    Released2011

    Directed byJames Bobin

    The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin....  more
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    Have Tig at Your Party

    Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis

    Released2008

    Directed byTig 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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    The Biggest Schmucks in the World

    Zach Galifianakis

    Released2011

    The Biggest Schmucks in the World is a 2011 short comedy film....
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    Corky Romano

    Zach Galifianakis, Peter Falk

    Released2001

    Directed byRob 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 produced...  more
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    The Pity Card

    Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader

    Directed byBob Odenkirk

    The Pity Card is a 2006 short comedy film directed by Bob Odenkirk....