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Paul Rudd Movies Ranked (by Rotten Tomatoes)

Paul Rudd has received a lot of love for his iconic portrayal of Marvel superhero, Ant-Man. However, Rudd has made a name for himself in the world of cinema, with roles in many other great movies.

Rotten Tomatoes is a site that ranks movies based on the average rating from critics. Below are all Paul Rudd’s movies ranked from worst to best, according to the Tomatometer.

51. HALLOWEEN – THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS (HALLOWEEN 6) (1995) – 9%

Critics Consensus: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers trades the simple, brutal effectiveness of the original for convoluted mysticism, with disastrously dull results.
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Mitchell Ryan, Marianne Hagan
Directed By: Joe Chappelle

50. OVER HER DEAD BODY (2008) – 15%

Critics Consensus: With few laughs and little romantic chemistry, Over Her Dead Body lacks the ingredients of a successful romantic comedy.
Starring: Eva Longoria, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Jason Biggs
Directed By: Jeff Lowell

49. THE LOCUSTS (1997) – 18%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring: Kate Capshaw, Jeremy Davies, Vince Vaughn, Ashley Judd
Directed By: John Patrick Kelley

48. MUTE (2018) – 21%

Critics Consensus: Visually polished but narratively derivative and overall muddled, Mute is a would-be sci-fi epic whose title serves as an unfortunate guide to how it might be best enjoyed.
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Seyneb Saleh
Directed By: Duncan Jones

Paul Rudd
Distributed by Netflix

47. NERDLAND (2016) – 21%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, Reid Scott
Directed By: Chris Prynoski

46. THE OH IN OHIO (2006) – 22%

Critics Consensus: A muddled sex-comedy that feels oddly sexless, The Oh in Ohio packs in too many ideas without establishing a clear identity or objective.
Starring: Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Mischa Barton, Miranda Bailey
Directed By: Billy Kent, Adam Wierzbianski

45. 200 CIGARETTES (1999) – 29%

Critics Consensus: A clumsy and scattered comedy with a poorly executed script.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Martha Plimpton, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo
Directed By: Risa Bramon Garcia

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44. HOW DO YOU KNOW (2010) – 31%

Critics Consensus: How Do You Know boasts a quartet of likeable leads — and they deserve better than this glib, overlong misfire from writer/director James L. Brooks.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson
Directed By: James L. Brooks, James A. Brooks

43. THE BAXTER (2005) – 32%

Critics Consensus: The Baxter is good-natured, but there are simply not enough laughs to fuel this comedy.
Starring: Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux
Directed By: Michael Showalter

Paul Rudd
Distributed by IFC Films

42. THE CATCHER WAS A SPY (2018) – 32%

Critics Consensus: The Catcher Was a Spy loses sight of the most interesting elements of its fact-based story, dropping the ball and leaving likable lead Paul Rudd stranded.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Mark Strong (II), Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels
Directed By: Ben Lewin

41. RENO 911!: MIAMI (2007) – 34%

Critics Consensus: Reno 911!’s anarchic brand of comedy loses much in translation to the big screen where it feels slapdash and shallow.
Starring: Carlos Alazraqui, Lennie Loftin, Mary Birdsong, Robert Ben Garant
Directed By: Robert Ben Garant

40. THE TEN (2007) – 35%

Critics Consensus: Although a few of the sketches that make up The Ten are humorous, the uneven and random tone of the film cause it to fall apart.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Gretchen Mol, Adam Brody, Famke Janssen
Directed By: David Wain

39. WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001) – 36%

Critics Consensus: Wet Hot American Summer’s incredibly talented cast is too often outmatched by a deeply silly script that misses its targets at least as often as it skewers them.
Starring: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau
Directed By: David Wain

Distributed by USA Films

38. ADMISSION (2013) – 38%

Critics Consensus: Admission has a pair of immensely likable leads in Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, but it wastes them on a contrived (and clumsily directed) screenplay.
Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Nat Wolff
Directed By: Paul Weitz

37. DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS (2010) – 41%

Critics Consensus: It doesn’t honor its source material — or its immensely likable leads — as well as it should, but Dinner for Schmucks offers fitfully nourishing comedy.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement
Directed By: Jay Roach

36. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2006) – 43%

Critics Consensus: Parents might call this either a spectacle-filled adventure or a shallow and vapid CG-fest, depending on whether they choose to embrace this on the same level as their kids.
Starring: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams
Directed By: Shawn Levy

35. TENNIS, ANYONE…? (2005) – 43%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring: Donal Logue, Kirk Fox, Kylie Bax, Danny Trejo
Directed By: Donal Logue

34. OVERNIGHT DELIVERY (1998) – 43%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Christine Taylor, Jim Belushi
Directed By: Jason Bloom, James Bloom

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33. ALL IS BRIGHT (2013) – 49%

Critics Consensus: Well-acted but uneven, All Is Bright strands a pair of strong performances from Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd in a meandering script.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Paul Giamatti, Sally Hawkins, Amy Landecker
Directed By: Phil Morrison

32. THE CHATEAU (2002) – 51%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Didier Flamand, Sylvie Testud
Directed By: Jesse Peretz

Distributed by Universal Pictures

31. THIS IS 40 (2012) – 52%

Critics Consensus: Judd Apatow definitely delivers funny and perceptive scenes in This is 40, even if they are buried in aimless self-indulgence.
Starring: Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, John Lithgow, Megan Fox
Directed By: Judd Apatow

30. THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION (1998) – 53%

Critics Consensus: Despite heartfelt performances from Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, The Object of My Affection suffers from too many plot contrivances and frequent turns into rom-com sappiness.
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Alan Alda, Nigel Hawthorne
Directed By: Nicholas Hytner

29. P.S. (2004) – 54%

Critics Consensus: Laura Linney is as watchable as ever, but the melancholy P.S. never finds its footing.
Starring: Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden
Directed By: Dylan Kidd

28. WANDERLUST (2012) – 59%

Critics Consensus: It isn’t always as funny as it should be, but Wanderlust benefits from an extremely talented cast and some of David Wain’s most confident, assured work behind the camera.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda
Directed By: David Wain

27. I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN (2007) – 64%

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Sarah Alexander
Directed By: Amy Heckerling

Paul Rudd
Distributed by The Weinstein Company

26. THE SHAPE OF THINGS (2002) – 64%

Critics Consensus: LaBute returns to his earlier themes of cruelty in relationships, and the results hit hard.
Starring: Gretchen Mol, Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Frederick Weller
Directed By: Neil LaBute

25. ANCHORMAN – THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY (2004) – 66%

Critics Consensus: Filled with inspired silliness and quotable lines, Anchorman isn’t the most consistent comedy in the world, but Will Ferrell’s buffoonish central performance helps keep this portrait of a clueless newsman from going off the rails.
Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner
Directed By: Adam McKay

24. IDEAL HOME (2018) – 67%

Critics Consensus: Ideal Home benefits from the chemistry between a well-chosen cast, whose work helps tip the scales against the script’s inconsistent — and occasionally retrograde — humor.
Starring: Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd, Jake McDorman, Jenny Gabrielle
Directed By: Andrew Fleming

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23. THEY CAME TOGETHER (2014) – 68%

Critics Consensus: They Came Together is surprisingly messy and perhaps too smart for its own good, but Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd’s chemistry is enough to overcome many of the movie’s flaws.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders
Directed By: David Wain

22. OUR IDIOT BROTHER (2011) – 70%

Critics Consensus: It’s decidedly uneven, but like Paul Rudd’s performance in the title role, Our Idiot Brother is too charming to resist.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer
Directed By: Jesse Peretz

Paul Rudd
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures

21. DIGGERS (2007) – 70%

Critics Consensus: Though the plot may be familiar, Diggers is just pleasant, charming, and heartwarming enough to make it worth your while.
Synopsis: A coming-of-age story about four working-class friends growing up in Long Island, New York, as clam diggers. Their fathers were… [More]
Starring: Paul Rudd, Maura Tierney, Lauren Ambrose, Ron Eldard
Directed By: Katherine Dieckmann

20. THE CIDER HOUSE RULES (1999) – 71%

Critics Consensus: The Cider House Rules has wonderful performances, lovely visuals, and an old-fashioned feel.
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo
Directed By: Lasse Hallstrom

19. ROMEO + JULIET (1996) – 72%

Critics Consensus: Baz Luhrmann’s visual aesthetic is as divisive as it is fresh and inventive.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo
Directed By: Baz Luhrmann

18. MONSTERS VS. ALIENS (2009) – 73%

Critics Consensus: Though it doesn’t approach the depth of the best animated films, Monsters Vs. Aliens has enough humor and special effects to entertain moviegoers of all ages.
Starring: Seth Rogen, James Horan, David Kaye, Julie White
Directed By: Robert Porter

Paul Rudd
Distributed by Paramount Pictures

17. ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (2013) – 74%

Critics Consensus: It’s just as uneven and loosely structured as the first Anchorman — and while Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues may not be quite as quotable, it’s nearly as funny as its predecessor.
Starring: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner
Directed By: Adam McKay

16. THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING (2016) – 77%

Critics Consensus: The Fundamentals of Caring gets maximum mileage out of the chemistry between its well-matched leads as it follows a fairly well-worn coming-of-age road trip route.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Bobby Cannavale
Directed By: Rob Burnett

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15. ROLE MODELS (2008) – 77%

Critics Consensus: Role Models is a frequently crude, always funny comedy with the cast providing solid work throughout.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directed By: David Wain

14. CLUELESS (1995) – 81%

Critics Consensus: A funny and clever reshaping of Emma, Clueless offers a soft satire that pokes as much fun at teen films as it does at the Beverly Hills glitterati.
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd
Directed By: Amy Heckerling

Paul Rudd
Distributed by Paramount Pictures

13. SAUSAGE PARTY (2016) – 82%

Critics Consensus: Sausage Party is definitely offensive, but backs up its enthusiastic profanity with an impressively high laugh-to-gag ratio — and a surprisingly thought-provoking storyline.
Starring: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader
Directed By: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan

12. PRINCE AVALANCHE (2013) – 82%

Critics Consensus: A step back in the right direction for director David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche shambles amiably along with a pair of artfully low-key performances from Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance Le Gault, Gina Grande
Directed By: David Gordon Green

11. THIS IS THE END (2013) – 83%

Critics Consensus: Energetic, self-deprecating performances and enough guffaw-inducing humor make up for the flaws in This Is the End loosely written script.
Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel
Directed By: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

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10. ANT-MAN (2015) – 83%

Critics Consensus: Led by a charming performance from Paul Rudd, Ant-Man offers Marvel thrills on an appropriately smaller scale — albeit not as smoothly as its most successful predecessors.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll
Directed By: Peyton Reed

Paul Rudd
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

9. I LOVE YOU, MAN (2009) – 83%

Critics Consensus: I Love You, Man makes the most of its simple premise due to the heartfelt and hilarious performances of Paul Rudd and Jason Segel.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg
Directed By: John Hamburg

8. FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL (2008) – 83%

Critics Consensus: With ample laughs and sharp performances, Forgetting Sarah Marshall finds just the right mix of romantic and raunchy comedy.
Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand
Directed By: Nicholas Stoller

7. THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN (2005) – 85%

Critics Consensus: Steve Carell’s first star turn scores big with a tender treatment of its titular underdog, using raunchy but realistically funny comedy to connect with adult audiences.
Starring: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco
Directed By: Judd Apatow

Paul Rudd
Distributed by Summit Entertainment

6. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (2012) – 86%

Critics Consensus: The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a heartfelt and sincere adaptation that’s bolstered by strong lead performances.
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman
Directed By: Stephen Chbosky

5. ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (2018) – 87%

Critics Consensus: A lighter, brighter superhero movie powered by the effortless charisma of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and The Wasp offers a much-needed MCU palate cleanser.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins
Directed By: Peyton Reed

4. KNOCKED UP (2007) – 90%

Critics Consensus: Knocked Up is a hilarious, poignant and refreshing look at the rigors of courtship and child-rearing, with a sometimes raunchy, yet savvy script that is ably acted and directed.
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann
Directed By: Judd Apatow

3. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016) – 91%

Critics Consensus: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

2. THE LITTLE PRINCE (2016) – 93%

Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and faithful to the spirit of its classic source material, The Little Prince is a family-friendly treat that anchors thrilling visuals with a satisfying story.
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Mackenzie Foy, Paul Rudd, James Franco
Directed By: Mark Osborne

Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

1. AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019) – 94%

Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

Written by Oliver Swift

Oliver is a London-based writer who contributes to FandomWire, Animated Times, the Curzon Blog and Ollywood Reviews. His favourite superhero is Hawkeye and his favourite superhero movie is 'The Lego Batman Movie'.

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