Ben Stiller Movies List

Saturday, April 16 by Isabel Prontes

If you're looking for an evening of uproariously hilarious, laugh-out-loud comedies, one of the smartest ideas is to run through a Ben Stiller movies list. The New York-born actor is the son of comedic greats Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller, and ever since the late 1980s, has been carving out a "funny man" niche of his own. Some of Ben Stiller's biggest cinematic hits have included "There's Something About Mary, "Zoolander" and "Meet the Parents."

  1. "There's Something About Mary" is a 1998 raunchy comedy sensation that stars Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Lee Evans. "There's Something About Mary" is centered about a man named who gets a chance to encounter the girl of his dreams from his nerd high school years, Mary. The funniest aspect of the meet-up is the fact that on prom night years before, Ted and Mary had a humiliating and disastrous date experience involving a zipper.
  2. "Zoolander" is a satiric comedy that was released into theaters in the autumn of 2001. The wacky comedy was directed by Ben Stiller, who also stars in it. "Zoolander" centers around an inane male supermodel by the name of Derek Zoolander, who somehow finds himself stuck in an assassination plan involving the prime minister of a southeastern Asian nation. The film also stars Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Christine Taylor.
  3. "Meet the Parents" is a 2000 film that is followed by sequels "Meet the Fockers" and "Little Fockers." The movie came out in the fall of 2000 and revolves around a male nurse, played by Ben Stiller and amusingly named "Gaylord Focker." In the film, Gaylord Focker is terrorized by his father-in-law, played by a grouchy Robert DeNiro. The cast also includes Teri Polo, Robert DeNiro and Blythe Danner.
  4. "Duplex" is a dark 2003 comedy that stars Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore and Harvey Fierstein. In "Duplex," Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore portray Alex and Nancy, who are a young professional couple that is driven to the brink of insanity by an obnoxiously elderly lady, played by Eileen Essell, who is also a tenant in their new building.
  5. "Greenberg" is a 2009 drama that marks the more serious side of Ben Stiller's acting. Apart from Ben Stiller Greenberg the movie also stars Greta Gerwig, who is an indie queen in the "Mumblecore" scene. Greenberg is about an aimless and disturbed man in his early forties, and his attempts to find companionship and meaning to life.
  6. "The Heartbreak Kid" is a 2007 remake of the 1972 classic, which stars Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd. The modern "The Heartbreak Kid" cast includes Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller, Malin Akerman and Michelle Monaghan. The film is about newlywed Eddie, who on his honeymoon discovers new things about his bride that drive him insane, and also falls in love with a mysterious vacationing brunette from the South.
  7. "Along Came Polly" is a good-natured 2004 romantic comedy that stars Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hank Azaria and Debra Messing. In the film, Ben Stiller acts as neurotic Reuben, who just after getting married and walking in on his wife cheating on him with a foreign scuba instructor, encounters a former classmate of his, and then promptly falls in love.

-Isabel Prontes

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