Ben Stiller has made a name for himself in comedy roles, but which of his films have the highest Rotten Tomatoes approval ratings?
Ben Stiller has had a long and successful career in movies as a comedy actor, and he has starred in a number of memorable roles during the past 30 years. Despite his reputation for comedic parts, he has recently branched out into more tragic roles and is showing that he can succeed in all genres.
Not only does Stiller have the ability to star in and direct his own movies, but his highest-rated film on this list was released just a few years ago in 2017 and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
1. Greenberg (2010) – 76%
The character of Greenberg, played by Ben Stiller, comes home to Los Angeles to look after his brother’s mansion after failing to find success as a musician in New York.
They become fast friends after meeting through his brother’s assistant (Greta Gerwig), who is in the process of reassessing her life as well.
2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) – 78%
The animated animals are still striving to return to the New York Central Park Zoo in this third chapter of the series.
As a result of an overly determined animal control officer’s pursuit, they have to fly to Europe to find their penguin and chimpanzee companions.
3. Brad’s Status (2017) – 79%
As Brad (Ben Stiller) reflects on how his life has changed from what he had imagined in his college years, the film follows his journey. When he sees his old school friends again, he is shocked to see that they all have well-paying, glamorous occupations, and he is filled with self-doubt and depression as a result of continuously comparing his situation to theirs.
Realizing that the most successful member of his group may be him, he ponders who the most successful member of the group is.
4. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) – 80%
The Royal Tenenbaum is the patriarch of the Tenenbaum clan in this Wes Anderson film. As a result of their father’s betrayal and other misfortunes, the three children, including Ben Stiller’s Chas, had a difficult childhood. They have since lost the innocence they had as children.
There is a sudden reunion of the protagonists’ family members, which proves to be tough to overcome.
5. Tropic Thunder (2008) – 82%
Director Ben Stiller co-wrote and played the lead role of an actor in this Vietnam War-themed comedy. The group’s director is assassinated right away, leaving them isolated, but none of them realizes that they are actually trapped and in grave danger.
During their journey, they encounter prima donnas and egomaniacal performers who are growing increasingly concerned about their predicament.
6. There’s Something About Mary (1998) – 83%
An mature Ben Stiller (Ben Stiller) is searching for his high school sweetheart, Cameron Diaz (Cameron Diaz). Hires a private eye (Matt Dillon) to find her, but things get more complicated when it becomes apparent that Mary is the target of numerous men.
Despite several embarrassing scenes, the movie offers a positive message and is nonetheless amusing despite the film’s less-than-stellar parts.
7. While We’re Young (2014) – 84%
starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple who realize that they are no longer as impulsive as they were in their younger years. A free-spirited duo played by Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried enthralls them.
As the film navigates a friendship between four people separated by generations, the couples quickly become friends.
8. Meet the Parents (2000) – 84%
Greg (Ben Stiller) is about to meet the parents of his soon-to-be fiancée when this classic comedy explores Greg’s (Ben Stiller) turbulent relationship with her father (Robert De Niro).
When Greg’s father turns out to be a hardened ex-CIA operative who is not impressed with the man his daughter brought home, it’s evident that he is not the lovely and mild-mannered man Greg expected him to be.
9. Flirting With Disaster (1996) – 87%
Before he can choose a name for his own child, Mel Colpin chooses to find his biological parents. Mel and Nancy’s road trip turns into a farce as everything goes awry and they meet a variety of personalities.
Comedy and more serious subjects such as family, adoption, and sexuality are featured in Flirting with Disaster.
10. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) – 92%
To honor their father and his legacy in the art world, a dysfunctional family reunites in this Netflix comedy-drama film. Bard College is prepared to honor his work. The film manages to keep a good balance between the serious and lighthearted aspects of family life.
An accurate portrayal of a dysfunctional family can be seen in this film, which begins with a struggle to reconnect and then shifts gears during the course of the movie.