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The Best Zooey Deschanel Movies 

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Updated September 21, 2019 1.4k votes 365 voters 36.5k views 30 items

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

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

This is a list that features films like The Good Girl and The Go-Getter.

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Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marc Webb

(500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc Webb. On January 8, Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meets Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), his ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2008

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Yes Man is a 2008 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, written by Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul, and Andrew Mogel and starring Jim Carrey. The film is based loosely on ...more

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Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel

Released: 2005

Directed by: Garth Jennings

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gábor Csupó

Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L. Paterson and Jeff Stockwell. The ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

Released: 2000

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Almost Famous is a 2000 comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit. It tells the fictional story of a teenage journalist ...more

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Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Gyllenhaal

Released: 2002

Directed by: Miguel Arteta

The Good Girl is a 2002 comedy-drama film directed by Miguel Arteta from a script by Mike White, and stars Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal and John C. Reilly.

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Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Cheadle

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jordan Melamed

Manic is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jordan Melamed and written by Michael Bacall and Blayne Weaver. It was shown at several film festivals in 2001 and 2002, including the Sundance ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan

Released: 2008

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

The Happening is a 2008 American supernatural thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a man, his wife, his best friend, and his friend's daughter as ...more

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Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Your Highness is a 2011 American fantasy comedy film directed by David Gordon Green, starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel, with Justin Theroux, Toby Jones ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jesse Peretz

Our Idiot Brother is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer. The script was written by Evgenia ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Eliza Dushku, David Hasselhoff

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ed Decter

The New Guy is a 2002 American teen comedy film directed by Ed Decter. The film tells the story of high school loser Dizzy Gillespie Harrison. Dizzy is an unpopular, high school band geek going ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew McConaughey

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tom Dey

Failure to Launch is a 2006 American romantic comedy film. In the movie a 35-year-old man lives in the home of his parents and shows no interest in leaving the comfortable life his parents, ...more

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Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2007

Directed by: Andrew Dominik

This film is a 2007 American western drama film written and directed by Andrew Dominik. Adaptated from Ron Hansen's 1983 novel of the same name, the film dramatizes the relationship between ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Judy Greer, Jena Malone

Released: 2007

Directed by: Martin Hynes

The Go-Getter is a 2007 American independent road film directed and written by Martin Hynes. The film stars Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, and Jena Malone. In the film, 19-year-old Mercer ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges

Released: 2007

Directed by: Chris Buck, Ash Brannon

Surf's Up is a 2007 American computer-animated mockumentary family comedy film directed by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck. It features the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson, Danny McBride

Released: 2003

Directed by: David Gordon Green

All the Real Girls is a 2003 American romantic drama film written and directed by David Gordon Green and is about the romance between a young, small-town womanizer and his best friend’s sexually ...more
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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
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Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Ed Harris

Released: 2005

Directed by: Adam Rapp

Winter Passing is a 2005 American film. It is the directorial debut of playwright Adam Rapp, also known for his work on the show The L Word. The film stars Zooey Deschanel and Ed Harris, with ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Sofía Vergara, Martha Stewart

Released: 2002

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Big Trouble is a 2002 American comedy film based on the novel Big Trouble by Dave Barry. It was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and featured a large cast including Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Dennis ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Monaco, Martin Short

Released: 1999

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Mumford is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is set in a small town where a new psychologist gives offbeat advice to the neurotic residents. Both the ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Lloyd, Izabella Miko

Released: 2007

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Flakes is a 2007 American comedy film, directed by Michael Lehmann and starring Aaron Stanford and Zooey Deschanel. This film was written by Chris Poche & Karey Kirkpatrick
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Zooey Deschanel, Katie Holmes, Gabrielle Union

Released: 2002

Directed by: Stephen Gaghan

Abandon is a 2002 American thriller film released by Paramount Pictures and Touchstone Pictures. It was written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, starring Katie Holmes as a college student whose ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett

Released: 2005

Directed by: Kathleen Marshall

Once Upon a Mattress is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Kathleen Marshall.

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Zooey Deschanel, Bill Paxton, Chris Klein

Released: 2007

Directed by: Steve Berra

The Good Life is a 2007 film written and directed by Stephen Berra, starring Mark Webber, Zooey Deschanel, Patrick Fugit, Bill Paxton, Drea de Matteo, Harry Dean Stanton, and Chris Klein.