Top Ten Paul Rudd Movies


I have seen every PR movie known to man… many of them I’ve seen multiple times because I have a terrible memory. All, and I repeat, all Paul Rudd movies are great, but here are my favorites.

10 Diggers

IMDB calls this a coming-of-age story. I call this a hot-scruffy-man-eye-fest. Besides PR there’s Ken Marino, who also does an excellent job portraying a 1970s Long Islander. Am I the only one who loves a movie where there’s a full-moon(s) shot? Maybe.

9 Romeo + Juliet

Who could forget the classic, Paul Rudd as Paris. Fellow poptenner who will not be named (Hawkes) didn’t remember that Rudd was in this movie. The horror! Best scene? Paris as the astronaut looking back at Juliet. Good acting Rudd!

I've been to the moon!!

8 Overnight Delivery

Why hello 1990s, were you really this tacky??? Overall, this late 90s rom-com isn’t pure rubbish (besides the fact that NO ONE would believe Reese Witherspoon as a stripper), it’s actually a little cute. And it makes you think, “Oh god, remember what it was like to not have the internet or a cell-phone?!” The placement in this posting comes from a gem scene at the end of the movie where Rudd dances on a car. Worth the 87mins? Totally.

7 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

I’m a sucker for a mustachioed man in a suit and platform shoes. 60% of the time it works every time.

6 Clueless

Dear person who cast this movie, if ever there was an actor who wouldn’t skeeve you out from the pseudo-incestuous relationship, Paul Rudd was is. Thank you. I read somewhere that originally he had long hair and he showed up on set the first day with short hair and everyone was pissed. Someone please release the audition tapes of a long locked PR!

5 Wet Hot American Summer

Favorite scene in the whole movie…

Wait, this post isn’t about how much I heart Michael Ian Black? Oops. Well, Paul Rudd’s good in it too…

4 200 Cigarettes

The sideburns, oh the sideburns.

3 The Ten

I remember seeing this for the first time with Hawkes and flipping out when Ken Marino high-fived her. [ed note: I haven’t washed this hand in YEARS] Although this movie isn’t for everyone (unless you were an avid fan of the State and enjoy random references to pseudo-pop –culture) it is extremely clever and worth watching multiple times. Paul Rudd as narrator is classic. From juicing his pecs to getting married to Diane Weist, he is fantastic. Not a goof! Ha ha…poop.

2 Role Models

One of my friends was PR’s assistant for this movie. His whole job was to take Paul around and show him a good time… I still have never forgiven him for not telling me where they were, allowing me to accidentally bump into them forcing him to introduce me to Paul. That aside, this is probably one of the funniest main-stream Paul Rudd movies because of the snappy jokes. Yes, that is a Wings song.

1. Tim and Eric

Not a movie, I know. But it’s brilliant and clearly worth the number one spot.

Thanks Paul Rudd! Here’s to 42 years of awesomeness.

Safe for all kinds of work!

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4 Responses

  1. So much to add to my Netflix cue!

    Though, Wet Hot American Summer not at #1??? Sacrilege!

  2. Jiun Kwon says:

    have to agree with Vic about WHAS. Because, for real, the best scene in that movie DOES feature Paul Rudd throwing the BEST TANTRUM IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. Say the words, “Uh, are you gonna pick that up?”, and anyone who’s cool will immediately launch into a guttural reenactment of Mr. Rudd’s tour-de-force performance.

  3. Hawkes Klein says:

    hahahah Jiun I’m not even watching it right now and I’m laughing THINKING about Paul picking things up from your description!

    Are we supposed to do our top tens in order? eek. I have not been doing that. I’m more of a 10 nice things kinda girl…

  4. bernice says:

    Susie: You guys, I’m really going to miss this place.
    Coop: Me too.
    Ben: Hey, let’s all promise that in ten years from today, we’ll meet again, and we’ll see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into.
    Susie: Yeah!
    Ben: What time do you wanna meet?
    J.J.: You mean ten years from now?
    Coop: Let’s meet in the morning so we can make a day of it.
    Susie: Okay, so what is it? Is it like 9:00? 9:30?
    Coop: Well, let’s say 9:00, that way we can be here by 9:30.
    McKinley: Well, no, why don’t we say 9:30, and then make it your beeswax to be here by 9:30? I mean, we’ll all be in our late 20s by then. I just don’t see any reason why we can’t be places on time.
    Gary: Okay, then, it’s settled. 9:30 it is. All agreed?
    Together: Agreed.
    McKinley: Good, because I have something at 11:00.
    Gary: You just have like a trapper-keeper full of appointments, right?
    McKinley: No, I just have something at 11:00, and I can’t change it, because I already moved it twice.

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