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The 20 best Jonah Hill movies

The best Jonah Hill movies include belly laugh–inducing comedies and Oscar-nominated masterpieces

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Alyssa Ammirato
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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).

Best Jonah Hill movies

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True Story (2015)
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  • Thriller

Hill proves to be surprisingly adept at dramatic portrayals, rolling with his stint as shamed and defamed journalist Michael Finkel, who takes it upon himself to peel back the dark and disturbing layers in a close-to-home case of stolen identity.

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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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  • Comedy

In the 2014 sequel to 21 Jump Street, Hill and Tatum return—just like their characters are instructed—for the meta task of doing the same thing all over again, but on a college campus. One takes the hippy route while the other goes jock (surprise—it’s Hill!).

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