Top Five Best Seth Rogen Movies

This best Seth Rogen movies list features the top Seth Rogen films of all time, including only titles that he has starred in that have already released. In order to be included in this top 5 Seth Rogen movies list Rogen must have played a prominent role. Author discretion is the final criteria used to distinguish these best Seth Rogen films.

5. Funny People (2009)

Box Office Gross: $51,855,045     Adjusted: $0

Judd Apatow casts his former real-life roommate Adam Sandler as George Simmons, a comic superstar who learns in the movie’s opening scene that he suffers from a rare blood disorder that will likely kill him within a year. This news gives him the impulse to go back out and work on his standup, something he hasn’t done in years thanks to the massive success of his movie career. At a club, he meets struggling standup Ira Wright (Seth Rogen), takes a shine to him, and hires the young man both to write jokes and to be his personal assistant. Ira, who’s been sleeping on a friend’s pull-out couch and working a day job at a deli, enjoys the glimpse into the superstar lifestyle, but soon the protégé discovers how selfish and egocentric his mentor really is. Jason Schwartzman and Jonah Hill, and a host of famous standup comics make cameo appearances as themselves.

4. Observe and Report (2009)

Box Office Gross: $24,007,324     Adjusted: $0

At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen) patrols his jurisdiction with an iron fist. The master of his domain, he combats skateboarders, shoplifters and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. Ronnie’s delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher. Driven by his personal duty to protect and serve the mall and its patrons, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to showcase his underappreciated law enforcement talents on a grand scale, hoping his solution of this crime will earn him a coveted spot at the police academy and the heart of his elusive dream girl Brandi (Anna Faris), the hot makeup counter clerk who won’t give him the time of day. But his single-minded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with the equally competitive Detective Harrison (Ray Liotta) of the Conway Police, and Ronnie is confronted with the challenge of not only catching the flasher, but getting him before the real cops do.

3. The Green Hornet (2011)

Box Office Gross: $98,780,042     Adjusted: $0

Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene—until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they’ll pose as criminals themselves.

2. Knocked Up (2007)

Box Office Gross: $148,768,917     Adjusted: $0

Allison Scott (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming entertainment journalist whose 24-year-old life is on the fast track. But it gets seriously derailed when a drunken one-nighter with slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) results in an unwanted pregnancy. Faced with the prospect of going it alone or getting to know the baby’s father, Allison decides to give the lovable doof a chance. An overgrown kid who has no desire to settle down, Ben learns that he has a big decision to make with his kid’s mom-to-be: will he hit the road or stay in the picture? Courting a woman you’ve just Knocked Up, however, proves to be a little difficult when the two try their hands at dating. As they discover more about one another, it becomes painfully obvious that they’re not the soul mates they’d hoped they might be.

1. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Box Office Gross: $31,457,946     Adjusted: $0

Lifelong friends and roommates Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) are facing hard times and a mountain of debt. When the electricity and plumbing get cut off, they seize upon the idea of making a homegrown porno movie for some quick cash, enlisting the help of their friends. The two vow that having sex will not ruin their friendship. But as filming begins, what started out as a business proposition between friends turns into something much more.

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4 thoughts on “Top Five Best Seth Rogen Movies

  • November 1, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Really Funny People? Worst name ever for that movie. Also really surprised with all the Zack & Miri love. Kevin Smith even said it was poor attempt at a Judd Apatow film. I liked it. My only problem was the porno never got released in the movie like that was just over. 40 Year Old Virgin should definitely be up here. Dude killed it in that & was first movie I saw him in. Not the lead but still a big part & knocked it out of the park.

    • November 1, 2011 at 3:42 am

      Since he was just part of the supporting cast I didn’t include 40 Year Old Virgin, but I agree that it was a good one. And he’s really funny in it. I liked Zack and Miri, and I disagree with everything Kevin Smith says about it. I think he had such high hopes for it box office wise that when it was received as well as any KS movie he was pretty crushed. Regardless I really enjoy the film. Oh and Elizabeth Banks kills it in 40 Year Old Virgin as well. A lot of people didn’t like Funny People, which was marketed incorrectly for what it was.

  • October 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I agree Zack and Miri deserves the #1 spot.

  • September 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I loved Zack and Miri- such a funny movie!


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