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The Best Zooey Deschanel Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 1.5k votes 372 voters 36.9k views30 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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    (500) Days of Summer

    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly
    (500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc...  more

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    #61 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time#157 of 781 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell
    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David...  more

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    #15 of 126 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members#178 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Our Idiot Brother

    Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks
    Our Idiot Brother is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring...  more

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    #80 of 107 The Best Stoner Movies#84 of 90 The Funniest Movies About Family

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    Yes Man

    Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey
    Yes Man is a 2008 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, written by...  more

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    This film is a 2007 American western drama film written and directed by Andrew Dominik....  more

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    All the Real Girls

    Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson
    All the Real Girls is a 2003 American romantic drama film written and directed by David Gordon...  more
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    Gigantic

    Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman
    Gigantic is a 2008 independent comedy film directed by Matt Aselton and starring Paul Dano,...  more
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    Almost Famous

    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson
    Almost Famous is a 2000 comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring...  more

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    Bridge to Terabithia

    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm
    Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film...  more

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    Mumford

    Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Monaco
    Mumford is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is...  more
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    Flakes

    Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Lloyd
    Flakes is a 2007 American comedy film, directed by Michael Lehmann and starring Aaron Stanford...  more
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    The Good Girl

    Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel
    The Good Girl is a 2002 comedy-drama film directed by Miguel Arteta from a script by Mike...  more

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    #42 of 44 The Best Cheating Wife Movies#16 of 38 Great Movies About Secret Love Affairs

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film...  more

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    Once Upon a Mattress

    Zooey Deschanel, Bernadette Peters
    Once Upon a Mattress is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Kathleen Marshall....  more
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    The Good Life

    Zooey Deschanel, Bill Paxton
    The Good Life is a 2007 film written and directed by Stephen Berra, starring Mark Webber,...  more
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    Manic

    Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Manic is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jordan Melamed and written by Michael Bacall...  more
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    Winter Passing

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell
    Winter Passing is a 2005 American film. It is the directorial debut of playwright Adam Rapp,...  more
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    Big Trouble

    Zooey Deschanel, Sofía Vergara
    Big Trouble is a 2002 American comedy film based on the novel Big Trouble by Dave Barry. It...  more
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    Raving

    Zooey Deschanel, Bill Irwin
    Raving is a 2007 American short film written and directed by Julia Stiles. It was produced by...  more
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    The New Guy

    Zooey Deschanel, Eliza Dushku
    The New Guy is a 2002 American teen comedy film directed by Ed Decter. The film tells the...  more

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    Surf's Up

    Zooey Deschanel, Shia LaBeouf
    Surf's Up is a 2007 American computer-animated mockumentary family comedy film directed by Ash...  more
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    Failure to Launch

    Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Jessica Parker
    Failure to Launch is a 2006 American romantic comedy film. In the movie a 35-year-old man...  more

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    #23 of 26 The Greatest Man Child Movies#14 of 50 The 20+ Best Matthew McConaughey Movies of All Time

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    The Go-Getter

    Zooey Deschanel, Judy Greer
    The Go-Getter is a 2007 American independent road film directed and written by Martin Hynes....  more
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    Your Highness

    Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel
    Your Highness is a 2011 American fantasy comedy film directed by David Gordon Green, starring...  more

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