You’re forgiven for immediately thinking of Jonah Hill movies as strictly comedies, as his hilarious roles in summer movies like Knocked Up and Superbad spring to mind. But don’t let his spot-on comedic delivery and timing fool you: This Academy Award–nominated actor has some serious dramatic chops and has earned his salt among the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Sure, as you get toward the end of the list the movie quality drops, but they’re still good for a laugh (or eye roll).
The 20 best Jonah Hill movies
The best Jonah Hill movies include belly laugh–inducing comedies and Oscar-nominated masterpieces
Best Jonah Hill movies
Hill plays the right-hand man to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort, the real-life stockbroker turned felon who set 1990s Wall Street buzzing. Hill’s slightly timid, slightly sleazy Donnie Azoff steals a surprising number of scenes with this Oscar-nominated role.
Rejected from any and every opportunity for a traditional college education, a band of slackers (including Hill as Sherman Schrader III) finally pursue a goal in this easy comedy. They open up South Harmon Institute of Technology, a bastion for high school losers who might have something going for them yet.
A conceivable reality meets utter ridiculousness when actors step into caricaturistic roles of themselves, with the impending apocalypse thrown in for good measure. Watch this generation’s comedic band of brothers (including Hill, Rogen, James Franco and Jay Baruchel) survive the rapture in slapstick fashion.
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