Kal Penn Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

The Namesake
PG-13

The Namesake

(2006)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nikhil a.k.a. Gogol
Director:
Mira Nair
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Aaron Yoo, Tabu
0
0
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain

(2014)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Motwani
Director:
Ravi Kumar
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Satish Kaushik, Tannishtha Chatterjee
1
0
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
R

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

(2004)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Kumar Patel
Director:
Danny Leiner
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, John Cho, Ethan Embry, Rob Tinkler, Fred Willard
Plot:

The stoner comedy follows friends Harold Lee and Kumar Patel who decide to visit a nearby White Castle fast-food outlet after smoking marijuana. What follows is a series of comical misadventures, including encountering Neil Patrick Harris high on ecstasy, racist police officers, rednecks, before they can reach their favorite burgers.   

1
0
American Desi

American Desi

(2001)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ajay Pandya
Director:
Piyush Dinker Pandya
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Deep Katdare, Purva Bedi, Ronobir Lahiri, Rizwan Manji
0
0
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
R

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

(2008)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Kumar
Director:
Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rob Corddry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, John Cho
Plot:

Stoners Harold and Kumar are mistakenly arrested as terrorists while trying to smuggle a bong on their flight to Amsterdam and are sent to Guantanamo Bay. After they escape and make their way back to Texas, they plan to use Colton, Harold’s friend, to clear their names. But Colton betrays them and they must plan their own exoneration. 

1
0
A Lot Like Love
PG-13

A Lot Like Love

(2005)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Nigel Cole
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Meghan Markle, Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Taryn Manning, Aimee Garcia
0
0
Van Wilder
R

Van Wilder

(2002)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Taj Mahal Badalandabad
Director:
Walt Becker
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Tara Reid, Ryan Reynolds, Tim Matheson, Teck Holmes
2
1
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
R

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

(2011)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Kumar
Director:
Todd Strauss-Schulson
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Patton Oswalt, Neil Patrick Harris, Isabella Gielniak, Austin Bickel
0
0
The Sisterhood of Night
PG-13

The Sisterhood of Night

(2014)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Gordy Gambhir
Director:
Caryn Waechter
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Laura Fraser, Georgie Henley, Kara Hayward, Willa Cuthrell
0
0
Superman Returns
PG-13

Superman Returns

(2006)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Bryan Singer
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
James Marsden, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Parker Posey, Brandon Routh
Plot:

The final installment in the original Superman movie series finds the man of steel returning to Earth after five years. His love Lois Lane has moved on and Lex Luthor intends to reshape the world, killing billions using Kryptonian crystal technology. Superman must stop Luthor and save the world, along with Lois and his son. 

1
0
Man About Town
R

Man About Town

(2006)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Mike Binder
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, Rebecca Romijn, John Cleese, Sam Ball, Mike Binder
0
0
Once Upon a Time in Venice

Once Upon a Time in Venice

(2017)
0
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Cullen
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Emily Robinson, Jessica Gomes
0
1
Love Don't Cost a Thing
PG-13

Love Don't Cost a Thing

(2003)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Troy Byer
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kenan Thompson, Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Jordan Burg
1
0
Malibu's Most Wanted
PG-13

Malibu's Most Wanted

(2003)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
John Whitesell
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Jamie Kennedy, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Blair Underwood
0
0
Deck the Halls
PG

Deck the Halls

(2006)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
John Whitesell
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, Alia Shawkat, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Kristin Davis
0
0
Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj
R

Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj

(2006)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Taj
Director:
Mort Nathan
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Lauren Cohan, Daniel Percival, Glen Barry, Anthony Cozens
0
0
The Layover
R

The Layover

(2017)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Anuj
Director:
William H. Macy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton, Matt Barr, Matt Jones, Kal Penn
0
0
The Girl in the Photographs
R

The Girl in the Photographs

(2015)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Hemmings
Director:
Nick Simon
Genres:
Horror, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Katharine Isabelle, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Claudia Lee
0
0
Epic Movie
PG-13

Epic Movie

(2007)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward
Director:
Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Carmen Electra, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, Jayma Mays
0
0
Son of the Mask
PG

Son of the Mask

(2005)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Lawrence Guterman
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Cumming, Traylor Howard, Jamie Kennedy, Ben Stein
0
0
Express: Aisle to Glory

Express: Aisle to Glory

(1998)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Buss
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brandon Quinn, Jay Michael Ferguson, Abraham Zucker, Margo Hara
0
0
Freshmen

Freshmen

(1999)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Huang
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
ND Brown, Mary Chen, Richard Guiton, Tom Huang
0
0
Harold & Kumar's Yuletide Jamz

Harold & Kumar's Yuletide Jamz

(2011)
0
0
As:
Cast
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Cho
0
0
Badger

Badger

(2002)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sanjay
Director:
Rajshree Ojha
Star Cast:
Sulekha Ebelle, Kiran Rao, Ajay Vidure
0
0
American Made

American Made

(2003)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Sharat Raju
Genres:
Drama, Family, Short, Action
Star Cast:
Bernard White, Sakina Jaffrey, Te'Amir Sweeney
0
0
Dementamania

Dementamania

(2013)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Christian Van Burden
Director:
Kit Ryan
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
John Thomson, Vincent Regan, Geoff Bell, Holly Weston
0
0
Emily & Tim

Emily & Tim

(2015)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Eric Weber, Sean Devaney
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alexis Bledel, Kathleen Turner, Cara Buono, Thomas Mann, Zosia Mamet
0
0
Speech & Debate
PG-13

Speech & Debate

(2017)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Dan Harris
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Janeane Garofalo, Lucy DeVito, Roger Bart, Wendi McLendon-Covey
0
0
Dancing in Twilight
PG-13

Dancing in Twilight

(2005)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam
Director:
Bob Roe
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, Louise Fletcher, Erick Avari, Sheetal Sheth
0
0
Lowe's CEO Responds to the All-American Muslim Controversy

Lowe's CEO Responds to the All-American Muslim Controversy

(2011)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Assistant
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joel Spence
0
0
Sueño
PG-13

Sueño

(2005)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Renée Chabria
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
John Leguizamo, Ana Claudia Talancón, Nadine Velazquez, Elizabeth Peña
0
0
The Ashram

The Ashram

(2018)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nitin
Director:
Ben Rekhi
Genres:
Fantasy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Radhika Apte, Sam Keeley, Hera Hilmar, Manoel Orfanaki
0
0
Where's the Party Yaar?
PG-13

Where's the Party Yaar?

(2003)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Benny Mathews
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Arun Bakshi, Diwakar Pathak, Sunil Malhotra, Indravadan Tridevi
0
0
Ball & Chain
PG-13

Ball & Chain

(2004)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby
Director:
Shiraz Jafri
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Asrani, Purva Bedi, Lisa Ray, Sunil Malhotra
0
0
Hector

Hector

(2002)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Kendal Cunningham
Director:
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Skyler Stone, Steffen Schlachtenhaufen, Omari Bobo, Wendy Cardiel
0
0
Better Off Single

Better Off Single

(2016)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Brice
Director:
Benjamin Cox
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jessica Rothe, Lewis Black, Shane McRae, Aaron Tveit
0
0
Regarding Ardy

Regarding Ardy

(2003)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Fred
Director:
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, Brooke Shields
0
0
Awesometown

Awesometown

(2005)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, Roxanne Arvizu
0
0
The Call

The Call

(2007)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ian
Director:
Michael Spiller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, John Francis Daley, Danny Comden, Mitch Baker
0
0
Two Sisters

Two Sisters

(2008)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Margaret Cho
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Margaret Cho, Tamlyn Tomita, Elaine Hendrix, Bruce Daniels
0
0
Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

(2003)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Nisha Ganatra
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Madhur Jaffrey, Carol Kane, Roshan Seth, Purva Bedi
0
0
The Danny Comden Project

The Danny Comden Project

(2006)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Duncan McNeill
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Scott Caan, Danny Comden, Joy Bisco, Sharon Brathwaite
0
0
Prairie Dogs

Prairie Dogs

(2012)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Neil
Director:
Luke Greenfield
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cary Elwes, Dan Fogler, Michaela Watkins, Nick Zano
0
0
Homeland Security
R

Homeland Security

(2004)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Harrison
Director:
Daniel Sackheim
Genres:
Thriller, War, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Tom Skerritt, Scott Glenn, Grant Show, Marisol Nichols
0
0
Brookfield

Brookfield

(1999)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Arvin Brown
Star Cast:
Amy Smart, Chad Christ, Hank Harris, Alexandra Adi
0
0

TV Shows and Videos

House M.D.
TV-14

House M.D. (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
Greg Yaitanes, Deran Sarafian, David Straiton, Daniel Attias, Daniel Sackheim
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Billy Connolly, Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer
The Daily Show
TV-14

The Daily Show (1996)

As:
Cast
Director:
Chuck O'Neil, Scott Preston, Andy Barsh, Paul Pennolino
Genres:
News, Comedy, Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, John Slattery
How I Met Your Mother
TV-14

How I Met Your Mother (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
Neil Patrick Harris, Pamela Fryman, Rob Greenberg, Michael J. Shea
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Arielle Vandenberg, Courtney Ford, Beth Riesgraf, Seth Green, Enrique Iglesias
24
TV-14

24 (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jon Cassar, Brad Turner, Milan Cheylov, Bryan Spicer, Stephen Hopkins
Genres:
Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Christina Moore, Leighton Meester, Pauley Perrette, Stana Katic
Vice News

Vice News (2013)

As:
Producer
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Ben Anderson, Danny Gold, Tim Pool, Kaj Larsen, Roy Germano
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
TV-14

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Grossman, Michael Lange, Bruce Seth Green, Marita Grabiak, David Semel
Genres:
Romance, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Alyson Hannigan, Seth Green, John Ritter, Wentworth Miller, Amy Adams
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer
Angel

Angel (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Grossman, John Blush, Terrence O'Hara, David Grossman, Michael Lange
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Adam Baldwin, Joss Whedon, David Boreanaz, Jerry Trainor
New Girl
TV-14

New Girl (2011)

As:
Cast
Director:
Trent O'Donnell, Erin O'Malley, Jake Kasdan, Fred Goss, Max Winkler
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam Brody, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone
Designated Survivor
TV-14

Designated Survivor (2016)

As:
Cast
Role:
Seth Wright (41 episodes, 2016-2018)
Director:
Timothy Busfield
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Michael J. Fox, Maggie Q, Italia Ricci
ER
TV-14

ER (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Chulack, Jonathan Kaplan, Richard Thorpe, Stephen Cragg, Lesli Linka Glatter
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Alexis Bledel, Dakota Fanning, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Laura Cerón
Tru Calling

Tru Calling (2003)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Katleman, Paul Shapiro, Guy Norman Bee, Dan Lerner, Rick Rosenthal
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Lizzy Caplan, Eliza Dushku, Shawn Reaves, Zach Galifianakis, A.J. Cook
NYPD Blue
TV-14

NYPD Blue (1993)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Tinker, Michael M. Robin, Robert J. Doherty, Steven DePaul, Donna Deitch
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel, Bill Brochtrup
Deadbeat
TV-14

Deadbeat (2014)

As:
Cast
Role:
Clyde (13 episodes, 2016)
Director:
Troy Miller, Heath Cullens, Todd Biermann, Adam Nix, Evan Nix
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, James Franco, Tyler Labine, Lucy DeVito, Brandon T. Jackson
Battle Creek

Battle Creek (2015)

As:
Cast
Role:
Fontanelle White (13 episodes, 2015)
Director:
Andrew Bernstein
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Patton Oswalt, Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, Arielle Vandenberg
The Agency

The Agency (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael W. Watkins, Robert Berlinger, Paul Michael Glaser, J. Miller Tobin, Peter Markle
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Paige Turco, David Clennon, Will Patton, Craig T. Nelson
Spin City
TV-14

Spin City (1996)

As:
Cast
Director:
Andy Cadiff, Ted Wass, Lee Shallat Chemel, Carl Lauten
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Maher, Dakota Fanning, Richard Kind, Alan Ruck, Michael Boatman
Mack & Moxy

Mack & Moxy (2015)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Hank Azaria, Matt Lucas, Travis Turner, James Murray
The Big Brain Theory
TV-PG

The Big Brain Theory (2013)

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Host (8 episodes, 2013)
Genres:
Reality-TV
Star Cast:
Joe Caravella, Gui Cavalcanti, Amy Elliott, Cory Fleischer
Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam

Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam (2008)

As:
Cast
Role:
Kumar
Director:
Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
John Cho, Paula Garcés, Danneel Ackles, Marith Iedema
All About the Andersons

All About the Andersons (2003)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jenny McCarthy, Anthony Anderson, John Amos, Roz Ryan
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
TV-G

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)

As:
Cast
Director:
Linda Day, Jeff Melman, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Joyce Gittlin, David Grossman
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Kel Mitchell, Barbara Eden, Melissa Joan Hart, Milo Ventimiglia, Teri Garr
We Are Men

We Are Men (2013)

As:
Cast
Role:
Gil Bartis (7 episodes, 2013)
Director:
Adam Arkin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Ruck, Jerry O'Connell, Dave Foley, Gia Carides
Vegas, Baby
R

Vegas, Baby (2006)

As:
Cast
Role:
Z-Bob
Director:
Eric Bernt
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Kathy Griffin, Donald Faison, Andrew Bryniarski, Jonathan Bennett
Heads Up America

Heads Up America (2015)

As:
Cast
Director:
Graydon Sheppard
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Piper Perabo, Hannah Simone