Zooey Deschanel Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

(500) Days of Summer
PG-13

(500) Days of Summer

(2009)
10
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Summer
Director:
Marc Webb
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Minka Kelly, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz
Plot:

This romantic comedy tells the story of Tom Hansen, an architect who is looking for the woman of his dreams. He falls for Summer Finn, his boss’s new assistant, a woman, who doesn’t believe in romance or true love. 

10
0
Almost Famous
R

Almost Famous

(2000)
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Anita Miller
Director:
Cameron Crowe
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Jimmy Fallon, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee
Plot:

Inspired by writer-director Cameron Crowe's boyhood experiences, the film records the coming of age story of 15-year-old rock music enthusiast William Miller, who receives an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to write about up-and-coming band Stillwater. Despite his mother's concerns about drug usage and raunchy language, he joins the band on an enlightening tour that changes his life.

5
2
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
R

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

(2007)
5
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Dominik
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Western, Crime, History
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger, Casey Affleck
Plot:

Adapted from 1983 novel by Ron Hansen, this epic crime drama film, has won multiple awards for its cinematography. It tells the story of how outlaw, Jesse James is assassinated by his jealous recruits Charley and Robert Ford. However, their plan backfires as they neither receive the prize money the governor had promised nor fame for killing Jesse!   

5
0
Manic
R

Manic

(2001)
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jordan Melamed
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Maggie Baird, Don Cheadle, Blayne Weaver
5
1
Elf
PG

Elf

(2003)
11
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jon Favreau
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Caan, Will Ferrell, Amy Sedaris, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel
Plot:

A baby boy accidentally lands up with the elves at the North Pole and grows up with them as Buddy. When he realises that he is not one of them, he sets out to meet his biological father, Walter, in New York who has no idea about his existence. As Buddy tries to figure out his place in world, he also spreads Christmas happiness amongst the New Yorkers.

11
1
Bridge to Terabithia
PG

Bridge to Terabithia

(2007)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ms. Edmunds
Director:
Gabor Csupo
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Robert Patrick, Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Bailee Madison
Plot:

Jesse Aarons, who is targeted at the school, finds a friend in the new girl, Leslie Burke. Together, they create a fantasy world of ‘Terabithia,’ an enchanted kingdom where they enjoy many adventures to escape their everyday troubles. When a sudden tragedy drowns Jesse in grief, the magic of Terabithia, and everything learnt from Leslie help him get over the pain. 

2
0
Yes Man
PG-13

Yes Man

(2008)
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Allison
Director:
Peyton Reed
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Carrey, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins, Rhys Darby
Plot:

A recently divorced man, disillusioned by life, decides to say 'yes' to every opportunity that comes his way no matter what it may be. Yes Man is a romantic comedy based on a book of the same name.

9
1
All the Real Girls
R

All the Real Girls

(2003)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Noel
Director:
David Gordon Green
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Danny McBride, Shea Whigham, Maurice Compte, Paul Schneider
6
0
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
PG

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

(2005)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Trillian
Director:
Garth Jennings
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Bill Bailey, Anna Chancellor, Warwick Davis, Yasiin Bey
Plot:

After trying to delay the demolition of his house, hapless Arthur Dent discovers that his friend Ford Prefect is an alien and that his entire home planet will be destroyed later that day. Prefect saves him at the right moment by hitchhiking on an alien spaceship, and guides him through an intergalactic adventure to restore Earth.

6
0
Mumford
R

Mumford

(1999)
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Lawrence Kasdan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Moss, Hope Davis, Martin Short, Alfre Woodard
5
1
Eulogy
TV-MA

Eulogy

(2004)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate Collins
Director:
Michael Clancy
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jesse Bradford, Hank Azaria, Glenne Headly, Famke Janssen
3
1
The Go-Getter
R

The Go-Getter

(2007)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate
Director:
Martin Hynes
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Judy Greer, Nick Offerman, Lou Taylor Pucci, M. Ward
2
0
Our Idiot Brother
R

Our Idiot Brother

(2011)
4
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Jesse Peretz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, Bob Stephenson, Nick Sullivan
Plot:

Good-hearted but dim-witted and easy-going Ned Rochin is arrested for selling marijuana to a uniformed police officer. On parole, Ned is forced to rely on his three more successful sisters, Miranda, Natalie, and Liz. While initially creating chaos in their lives, Ned actually helps them to become better people. 

4
0
The Good Girl
R

The Good Girl

(2002)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Miguel Arteta
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Aniston, Deborah Rush, Mike White
2
0
Big Trouble
PG-13

Big Trouble

(2002)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tom Sizemore, Stanley Tucci, Janeane Garofalo, Tim Allen
2
0
The Good Life
R

The Good Life

(2007)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Frances
Director:
Stephen Berra
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Chris Klein, Bill Paxton, Drea de Matteo, Harry Dean Stanton
2
0
Winter Passing
R

Winter Passing

(2005)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Reese Holden
Director:
Adam Rapp
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
John Bedford Lloyd, Will Ferrell, Deirdre O'Connell, Darrell Larson
3
0
Gigantic
R

Gigantic

(2008)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Happy Lolly
Director:
Matt Aselton
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Edward Asner, Jane Alexander, John Goodman, Paul Dano
2
0
Flakes

Flakes

(2007)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Pussy Katz
Director:
Michael Lehmann
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Christopher Lloyd, Aaron Stanford, Ryan Donowho, Carol Sutton
2
0
The New Guy
PG-13

The New Guy

(2002)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nora
Director:
Ed Decter
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Henry Rollins, DJ Qualls, Jerod Mixon, Eliza Dushku
2
0
Your Highness
R

Your Highness

(2011)
4
0
As:
Cast
Director:
David Gordon Green
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
James Franco, Danny McBride, Rasmus Hardiker, Natalie Portman
Plot:

Two princes – the courageous elder Fabious and the cowardly younger Thadeous - set out to rescue former’s fiancé Belladonna after she is abducted by a vicious wizard. Together with a beautiful female warrior, who has her own motives, the princes overcome numerous challenges to save the bride of the heir apparent and the kingdom itself.

4
0
Failure to Launch
PG-13

Failure to Launch

(2006)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Kit
Director:
Tom Dey
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Matthew McConaughey, Patton Oswalt, Kathy Bates, Sarah Jessica Parker
2
0
Live Free or Die
R

Live Free or Die

(2006)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Gregg Kavet, Andy Robin
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Judah Friedlander, Aaron Stanford, Paul Schneider, Peter Anthony Tambakis
0
0
Rock the Kasbah
R

Rock the Kasbah

(2015)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ronnie
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Music, War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany
2
1
The Driftless Area
R

The Driftless Area

(2015)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Stella
Director:
Zachary Sluser
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Frank Langella, Alia Shawkat, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes
3
0
Abandon
PG-13

Abandon

(2002)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Samantha Harper
Director:
Stephen Gaghan
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Katie Holmes, Charlie Hunnam, Fred Ward, Benjamin Bratt
2
0
The Happening
TV-MA

The Happening

(2008)
2
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Alma Moore
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Kristen Connolly, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez
Plot:

In an apocalyptic future, humanity is being plagued by an airborne neurotoxin, purportedly released as a defense mechanism by plants, which is driving people to mass suicide. Science teacher Elliot Moore, his wife Alma, and his colleague's daughter Jess struggle to survive from the intangible threat, but are on the verge of giving in.

2
3
Sweet Friggin' Daisies

Sweet Friggin' Daisies

(2002)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Zelda
Director:
Jesse Wigutow
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jonathon Maggio, Jordan Maggio, Beverly Peele
2
0
CineMash: Sid and Nancy

CineMash: Sid and Nancy

(2009)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sid Vicious
Director:
Marc Webb
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
0
0
Raving

Raving

(2007)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Katie
Director:
Julia Stiles
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Bill Irwin, Marcia DeBonis, Michael Wright, Valerie Filipovna
0
0
It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All

It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All

(2003)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Gas Station Girl
Director:
Marcel Sarmiento
Star Cast:
Laura Harris, Marco Leonardi, Devon Alan
0
0
Whatever We Do

Whatever We Do

(2003)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nikki
Director:
Kevin Connolly
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Scott Bloom, Robert Downey Jr., Amanda Peet, Tim Roth
0
0
House Hunting

House Hunting

(2003)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Christy
Director:
Amy Lippman
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Rudd, Terry Kinney, Felicity Huffman
0
0

Animation(s)

The Simpsons
TV-14

The Simpsons (1989)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Ben Stiller, Carmen Electra, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner
American Dad!
TV-14

American Dad! (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
Ron Hughart, Brent Woods, Anthony Lioi, Rodney Clouden, Pam Cooke
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Carmen Electra, Corey Feldman, Craig Ferguson, Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal
The Wonderful World of Disney

The Wonderful World of Disney (1995)

As:
Cast
Director:
Simon Wincer, James Frawley, Robert King, Nadia Tass, Mark Rosman
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Action, Musical, Family, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Bruce Campbell, David Sparrow, Will Friedle, Laurie Murdoch, Neil Crone
Surf's Up
PG

Surf's Up (2007)

As:
Cast
Role:
Lani Aliikai
Director:
Chris Buck, Ash Brannon
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Sport, Animation
Star Cast:
James Woods, Jeff Bridges, Jon Heder, Shia LaBeouf
Trolls
PG

Trolls (2016)

As:
Cast
Role:
Bridget
Director:
Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Musical, Family
Star Cast:
John Cleese, Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Trolls Holiday
TV-PG

Trolls Holiday (2017)

As:
Cast
Role:
Bridget
Director:
Joel Crawford
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Short, Musical, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Kevin Michael Richardson

TV Shows and Videos

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
TV-14

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael McDonald, Dean Holland, Craig Zisk, Victor Nelli Jr., Linda Mendoza
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero
Drunk History
TV-14

Drunk History (2007)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jeremy Konner
Genres:
Comedy, History
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Derek Waters, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Ryan Gosling
Weeds
TV-MA

Weeds (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
Craig Zisk, Michael Trim, Scott Ellis, Julie Anne Robinson, Eric Jewett
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Holland Roden, Natasha Lyonne, Julie Bowen, Albert Brooks, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Frasier
TV-PG

Frasier (1993)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Lee, Kelsey Grammer, Pamela Fryman, James Burrows, Sheldon Epps
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Aaron Eckhart, Ben Stiller, Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce
Bones
TV-14

Bones (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
Ian Toynton, Dwight H. Little, Jeannot Szwarc, Chad Lowe, David Boreanaz
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Seth MacFarlane, Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne
New Girl
TV-14

New Girl (2011)

As:
Cast
Role:
Jess Day
Director:
Trent O'Donnell, Erin O'Malley, Jake Kasdan, Fred Goss, Max Winkler
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam Brody, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone
The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection

The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
McG, Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, Samuel Bayer, Dave Meyers
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Dexter Holland, Greg K, Noodles, Atom Willard
Tin Man
TV-PG

Tin Man (2007)

As:
Cast
Role:
DG
Director:
Nick Willing
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Western, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Alan Cumming, Kathleen Robertson, Neal McDonough, Raoul Max Trujillo
The Offspring: She's Got Issues

The Offspring: She's Got Issues (1999)

As:
Cast
Role:
The Girl
Director:
Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Dexter Holland, Greg K, Noodles, The Offspring
Surf's Up

Surf's Up (2007)

As:
Cast
Role:
Lani Aliikai
Star Cast:
Diedrich Bader, Jeff Bridges, Shia LaBeouf, Mario Cantone
Cracking Up

Cracking Up (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
Miguel Arteta, Marc Buckland, Greg Mottola, Penelope Spheeris, Chris Weitz
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Jake Sandvig, Molly Shannon, Christopher McDonald, Caitlin Wachs
Havin' a Summah

Havin' a Summah (2010)

As:
Cast
Director:
Neil Mahoney
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Neil Campbell, Howard Kremer, Deanna Cheng, Paul Danke
The New Guy on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel

The New Guy on New Girl with Zooey Deschanel (2012)

As:
Cast
Role:
Zooey Deschanel
Director:
Osmany Rodriguez, Matt Villines
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Elizabeth Meriwether, Jake Kasdan
Veronica's Closet

Veronica's Closet (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Berlinger, Shelley Jensen, Alan Rafkin, Joe Regalbuto, Michael Lembeck
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Billy Connolly, Kirstie Alley, Dan Cortese, Wallace Langham, Daryl Mitchell

Zooey Deschanel Awards

ASCAP Film And Television Music Awards
New Girl Top Television Series 2013