20 Jack Black movies from the best down

by vinsond21 | created - 26 Dec 2010 | updated - 27 Dec 2010 | Public
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1. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 345,340 | Gross: $218.08M

2. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.1
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82 Metascore

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 227,546 | Gross: $81.26M

3. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Votes: 203,897 | Gross: $63.22M

4. Shallow Hal (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.9
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48 Metascore

A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli

Votes: 115,914 | Gross: $70.84M

5. Orange County (2002)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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48 Metascore

A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, Bret Harrison

Votes: 43,342 | Gross: $41.03M

6. Nacho Libre (2006)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

5.7
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52 Metascore

Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Héctor Jiménez, Darius Rose

Votes: 71,018 | Gross: $80.20M

7. Tropic Thunder (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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71 Metascore

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn

Votes: 331,977 | Gross: $110.52M

8. Gulliver's Travels (2010)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.9
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33 Metascore

Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet

Votes: 57,067 | Gross: $42.78M