Movies starring Jack Black

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Be Kind Rewind

Despite some solid laughs and a feel-good ending, Michael Gondry's Be Kind Rewind exists far from the mainstream and its appeal will be limited to those who embrace the kind of awkward quirkiness that defines the production. This comedy/fantasy/dra...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2008-02-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Michael Gondry
Cast: Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, ...
D Train, The

Most of us have known someone like Dan Landsman (Jack Black): a Type A personality whose most salient trait is that he's unbearable to be around. Dictatorial and self-absorbed, he is obsessed with being the most important person in the room. Alth...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2015-05-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul
Cast: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, ...
Envy

In Envy, the "Va-poo-rizer" is a liquid that, when sprayed on animal fecal matter, causes the offending substance to disappear. Would that such an invention existed to use on this motion picture… It's remarkably appropriate that Envy is about t...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2004-04-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz, ...
Goosebumps

At a guess, I'd say that Goosebumps will satisfy its core audience - fans of R.L. Stine's popular children's books - and bore pretty much everyone else. The film, which captures the feel if not the full charm of the written stories, comes...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-16
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Horror/Comedy
Director: Rob Letterman
Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, ...
Gulliver's Travels

With the arrival of this "adaptation" of Gulliver's Travels, author Jonathan Swift must be spinning in his grave fast enough to make a top dizzy. If Swift was alive, no doubt he'd demand that his name be removed from the credits. Little of his sati...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2010-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: AVENTURE
Director: Rob Letterman
Cast: Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, ...
High Fidelity

Even in his early roles, like a supporting part in John Hughes' Sixteen Candles and the male lead in Rob Reiner's delightful The Sure Thing, there was something idiosyncratic about John Cusack's work. Recently, however, this quality has become mor...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2000-03-31
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: John Cusack, Lili Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones, ...
Holiday, The

The Holiday is no vacation. Sloppy writing, an overindulgent editor, and poor casting have taken an intriguing premise and transformed it into an uneven mess. The movie follows the lives of two women at Christmastime who trade houses. One story,...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2006-12-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, ...
House with a Clock in its Walls, The

The awkwardly-titled The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a classic example of a film that works better for children than adults. Seemingly made with the under-10 crowd in mind, the screenplay (credited to Eric Kripke, adapting the book by J...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Disturbing Images, Violence)
Genre: Fantasy
Director: Eli Roth
Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, ...
Jumanji: The Next Level

Perhaps there are interesting directions in which the filmmakers could have taken the Jumanji series – after all, the 2017 reboot, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, was vast improvement over the mid-1990s original. Unfortunately, driven by Hol...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-03-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Adventure/Comedy
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, ...
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Every year, there are a handful of pleasant and unpleasant surprises in multiplexes. Count Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle among the former. A tremendous improvement over the tepid 1995 original, this quasi-sequel brings humor, fun performances,...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Cartoon Violence, Profanity, Mild Sexual Content)
Genre: Adventure/Comedy
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ser’Darius Blain, Morgan Turner, ...