Paul Rudd’s top 10 films of all time (so far)

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 14: Actor Paul Rudd attends the European Premiere of Marvel Studios "Ant-Man And The Wasp" at Disneyland Paris on July 14, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images For Disney)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 14: Actor Paul Rudd attends the European Premiere of Marvel Studios "Ant-Man And The Wasp" at Disneyland Paris on July 14, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images For Disney) /
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7. Role Models (2008)

Original Release Date: November 7, 2008

Box Office Earnings: Role Models is one of the more underrated films from Paul Rudd’s long and lustrous career. It made about $92.4 million and was by no means a failure, but also didn’t make a big enough splash to be super memorable at the time.

Critical Acclaim: Critics loved how Forgetting Sarah Marshall approached the romantic comedy by mixing it with plenty of raunchy moments and filling the cast with brilliant actors like Jonah Hill, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader, and of course, Paul Rudd.

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About the Role: Danny is a severely depressed man approaching middle-age who works a dead-end job as a salesman. He and his friend Wheeler (Sean William Scott) sell an energy drink called Minotaur to schoolkids as a way to keep them off drugs.

His nihilism and bad attitude drive away his girlfriend Beth (Elizabeth Banks). Eventually, he and Wheeler get involved in an assault and have to serve community service hours which involves a big-brother program.

Simply the Best: Role Models follows the adventures of Danny, Wheeler, and their court-mandated charges through the big brother program. Danny is assigned Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) a kid who loves roleplaying medieval times.

During the movie, Danny slowly begins to realize what he wants from his life with the help of Augie and eventually understands what he needs to do to win Beth back in a particularly memorable ending sequence. The movie works both as an excellent comedy film and it also contains some genuine sweetness.