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The Best Zooey Deschanel Movies

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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
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    (500) Days of Summer

    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly

    Released2009

    Directed byMarc Webb

    (500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc... more on Wikipedia

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    Elf
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    23

    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Our Idiot Brother
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    Our Idiot Brother

    Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2011

    Directed byJesse Peretz

    Our Idiot Brother is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Yes Man
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    Yes Man

    Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey

    Released2008

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Yes Man is a 2008 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    Released2007

    Directed byAndrew Dominik

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

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  • 6
    All the Real Girls
    42
    12

    All the Real Girls

    Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson

    Released2003

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

    All the Real Girls is a 2003 American romantic drama film written and directed by David Gordon... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Gigantic
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    9

    Gigantic

    Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Directed byMatt Aselton

    Gigantic is a 2008 independent comedy film directed by Matt Aselton and starring Paul Dano,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Almost Famous
    38
    15

    Almost Famous

    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson

    Released2000

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Almost Famous is a 2000 comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Bridge to Terabithia
    55
    35

    Bridge to Terabithia

    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm

    Released2007

    Directed byGábor Csupó

    Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Mumford
    29
    8

    Mumford

    Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Monaco

    Released1999

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    Mumford is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Flakes
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    9

    Flakes

    Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Lloyd

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    Flakes is a 2007 American comedy film, directed by Michael Lehmann and starring Aaron Stanford... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    The Good Girl
    27
    13

    The Good Girl

    Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel

    Released2002

    Directed byMiguel Arteta

    The Good Girl is a 2002 comedy-drama film directed by Miguel Arteta from a script by Mike... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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    56

    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

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

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  • 14
    Once Upon a Mattress
    14
    6

    Once Upon a Mattress

    Zooey Deschanel, Bernadette Peters

    Released2005

    Directed byKathleen Marshall

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  • 15
    The Good Life
    14
    7

    The Good Life

    Zooey Deschanel, Bill Paxton

    Released2007

    Directed bySteve Berra

    The Good Life is a 2007 film written and directed by Stephen Berra, starring Mark Webber,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Manic
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    Manic

    Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released2001

    Directed byJordan Melamed

    Manic is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jordan Melamed and written by Michael Bacall... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Winter Passing
    12
    10

    Winter Passing

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2005

    Directed byAdam Rapp

    Winter Passing is a 2005 American film. It is the directorial debut of playwright Adam Rapp,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Big Trouble
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    Big Trouble

    Zooey Deschanel, Sofía Vergara

    Released2002

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Big Trouble is a 2002 American comedy film based on the novel Big Trouble by Dave Barry. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Raving
    8
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    Raving

    Zooey Deschanel, Bill Irwin

    Released2007

    Directed byJulia Stiles

    Raving is a 2007 American short film written and directed by Julia Stiles. It was produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The New Guy
    17
    22

    The New Guy

    Zooey Deschanel, Eliza Dushku

    Released2002

    Directed byEd Decter

    The New Guy is a 2002 American teen comedy film directed by Ed Decter. The film tells the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Surf's Up
    14
    20

    Surf's Up

    Zooey Deschanel, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2007

    Directed byChris Buck, Ash Brannon

    Surf's Up is a 2007 American computer-animated mockumentary family comedy film directed by Ash... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Failure to Launch
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    Failure to Launch

    Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released2006

    Directed byTom Dey

    Failure to Launch is a 2006 American romantic comedy film. In the movie a 35-year-old man... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
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  • 24
    The Go-Getter
    13
    27

    The Go-Getter

    Zooey Deschanel, Judy Greer

    Released2007

    Directed byMartin Hynes

    The Go-Getter is a 2007 American independent road film directed and written by Martin Hynes.... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Your Highness
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    Your Highness

    Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

    Your Highness is a 2011 American fantasy comedy film directed by David Gordon Green, starring... more on Wikipedia

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