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10 Best Anna Faris Movies of All time

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Anna Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 29, 1976, and raised in Edmonds, Washington. Anna began performing when she was very young, although not professionally. She enjoyed seeing theatrical performances and eventually staged one of her own involving all the neighborhood kids in her close surroundings. Her first paid work was at the Seattle Repertory Theatre at the age of 9. Faris enjoyed it and did more local performances. 

Now, Anna Faris is not just an actor; she also runs her own podcast show featuring notable guests, ranging from Judy Greer to Justin Long. She also stepped into the film industry with independent movies like Lover Lane and has had a successful career since her debut in Scary Movie in 2000. 

So, in light of her overboard performances, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite Faris films. Here’s the compilation of the 10 best Anna Faris movies.

May (2002)

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Year: 2002

Director: Lucky McKee

Writer: Lucky McKee

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror

IMDB Rating: 6.6

Runtime: 1 hr.33 mins

It’s an American psychological horror that didn’t do well at the box office but was successful in receiving favorable reviews from critics. Gradually, the movie gained a cult following. Angela Bettis won the Chainsaw Award for Best Actress, while Faris received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. 

It’s a story about a young outcast May (Angela Bettis), who had a challenging upbringing due to her lazy eye. Adam (Jeremy Sisto), a young fellow fascinated with mending broken cars, gets attracted to May’s eccentric behavior. However, May’s oddness ultimately pushes him off, exposing her to Polly(Anna Faris), a co-worker. Once Polly leaves her as well, May’s volatile emotional state becomes out of control.

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Take Me Home Tonight

Year: 2011

Director: Michael Dowse

Writer: Jackie Filgo, Romance

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Runtime: 1 hr.37 mins

The title of this rom-com is taken from the 1986 song by Eddie Money with the same title. The film received an average rating, while Anna Faris was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy. 

Its story follows a shy high school genius and a recent MIT grad who has a crush from high school. He sees the Labor Day party of his sister’s(Faris) boyfriend as the ideal occasion to approach his crush.

Scary Movie

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Scary Movie

Year: 2000

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans

Writer: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson

Genre: Comedy

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Runtime: 1 hr.28 mins

It’s an American slasher parody film grossing over $278 million compared to a $19 million budget. It is the first in the Scary Movie franchise, which sparked four further movies. Critics gave the movie both unfavorable and favorable reviews bashing its humor but praising the cast.

A dumb group of teenagers, including Cindy Campbell(Faris) and Bobby Prinze, accidentally kills a man four years back. But now they are hunted by a masked killer.

Just Friends

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Just Friends

Year: 2005

Director: Roger Kumble

Writer: Adam ‘Tex’ Davis

Genre: Comedy, Romance

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Runtime: 1 hr.36 mins

It’s an American Christmas comedy performed well at the box office, grossing over $50 million globally. However, the movie received average reviews from the audience getting criticism for its humor. Whereas Faris was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards in the category of Movies – Choice Liplock and Movies – Choice Hissy Fit.

Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds), a high school student, adores Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart). However, when he eventually admits his affection, she says she only wants to remain friends. After ten years, Chris is a famous record executive and dating Samantha James (Anna Faris), a self-centered pop singer. But he still longs for Jamie.

What's Your Number? (2011)

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What’s Your Number?

Year: 2011

Director: Mark Mylod

Writer: Karyn Bosnak, Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden

Genre: Comedy, Romance

IMDB Rating: 6.0

Runtime: 1 hr.46 mins

The 2011 rom-com What’s Your Number? is adapted from the 20 Times a Lady book by Karyn Bosnak. The film received unfavorable reviews from critics grossing over $30.4 million. Critics slammed the movie’s plot but applauded Faris for her performance.

Its story revolves around a woman(Faris) who thinks about the last nineteen guys she has dated. She wonders whether one of them could be her one and only soulmate

I Give It a Year (2013)

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I Give It a Year

Year: 2013

Director: Dan Mazer

Writer: Dan Mazer

Genre:  Comedy, Romance

IMDB Rating: 5.7

Runtime: 1 hr.37 mins

It’s an American film based and filmed in London, garnering mixed ratings from the audience. Critics weren’t really happy about the tone but applauded the ensemble cast. Nevertheless, the movie won the Grand Prix for Feature Film.

Two lovers, Nat and Josh, hurriedly decide to get married after a brief romance. However, temptation and inconsistency endanger their bond when the first year of their union progresses. For Josh, the temptation is his former girlfriend, Chloe(Faris), and for Nat is her client Hurrap, an American manufacturer.

Mama's Boy (2007)

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Mama’s Boy

Year: 2007

Director: Tim Hamilton

Writer: Hank Nelken

Genre: Comedy, Drama

IMDB Rating: 5.2

Runtime: 1 hr.33 mins

It’s an American drama that received mixed reviews from critics upon its release. The audience criticized its tone but was happy with Anna Faris’ performance. 

Its story revolves around a 29-year-old slacker, Jeffery, who lives with his mother. When he feels threatened for his perfect world, he decides to do something about it. Whereas Faris plays Nora Flannagan, who becomes an odd ally for Jeffrey

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

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My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Year: 2006

Director: Ivan Reitman

Writer: Don Payne

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

IMDB Rating: 5.2

Runtime: 1 hr.36 mins

It’s an American superhero comedy film that received mixed reviews from critics earning $61 million at the box office. Also, Uma Thurman and Anna Faris received nominations for the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight. 

Its story follows a regular guy dumping her girlfriend for her neediness. But soon, she makes his life hell when he enters a relationship with another woman, Hannah(Faris).

Smiley Face (2007)

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Smiley Face

Year: 2007

Director: Gregg Araki

Writer: Dylan Haggerty

Genre: Comedy

IMDB Rating: 5.7

Runtime: 1 hr.25 mins

It’s an American-German stoner comedy launched at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The movie met with mixed reviews, with critics praising Anna Faris’s performance in the picture.

A young actress, Jane’s(Faris) day turns into a string of mishaps as she accidentally consumes her roommate’s marijuana cupcakes.

Watch The House Bunny (2008)

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The House Bunny

Year:  2008

Director:  Fred Wolf

Writer: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith

Genre: Comedy

IMDB Rating: 5.5

Runtime: 1 hr. 37mins

It’s an American comedy that grossed over $70.4 compared to its $25 million production cost. However, the movie received average reviews from critics but was successful at the box office. Later, The House Bunny and its soundtrack developed a cult following. 

When an envious rival throws Shelley(Anna) out, she can no longer enjoy her comfortable lifestyle in the Playboy Mansion. She finds a job at Zeta Alpha Zeta sorority because she has no place to go. The seven awkward Zetas may become homeless, If they don’t get more pledges.



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