Movies starring Lake Bell

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It's Complicated

For Nancy Meyers, whose Hollywood career began with screenplay and producer credits for Private Benjamin and whose first stint behind the director's chair occurred in 1998 with the Lindsay Lohan remake of The Parent Trap (back when Lohan was still ...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2009-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, ...
Million Dollar Arm

Movies that arrive in theaters with the tagline "based on a true story" often stray far from the historical basis underlying the narrative. As it's said, "Never let the facts get in the way of a good story." Unfortunately, in presenting the tale of...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2014-05-16
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Jon Hamm, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma, ...
No Escape

It's increasingly unusual that a thriller can claim to maintain its intensity for the entirety of its running length. No Escape is masterful at keeping the stakes high without confounding our so-called "suspension of disbelief." Unlike ...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Cast: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, ...
No Strings Attached

Romantic comedies are a little like junk food: they're not healthy or sophisticated but, when made right, there's something addictive about their tasty familiarity. Going in, you know what you're going to get. There are no surprises, nasty or other...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2011-01-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jake Johnson, Ludacris, ...
Over Her Dead Body

To fashion an endearing romantic comedy, there are only a few simple rules to be followed: find two likeable leads whose chemistry sizzles, provide them with a simple framework that allows them to gradually fall for each other in such a way that th...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2008-02-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANTIC COMEDY
Director: Jeff Lowell
Cast: Eva Longoria Parker, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, ...
Secret Life of Pets 2, The

To the extent that there’s a difference between “big screen cartoons” and “animated features,” The Secret Life of Pets 2 comes closer to the former than the latter on the spectrum of non-live-action motion picture entertainment. The ...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-07
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Chris Renaud
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Bobby Moynihan, Dana Carvey, ...
Secret Life of Pets, The

About 20 minutes into The Secret Life of Pets, an entertaining but inconsequential animated movie, I was struck by a powerful feeling of déjà vu. It didn’t take long for me to ascertain the cause. The Secret of Pets is pretty much...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-08
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
Cast: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, ...
Shot Caller

Despite being sold and marketed as a thriller, the most interesting aspects of Shot Caller are the dramatic ones. Beneath all the machismo and traditional crime movie trappings, writer/director Ric Roman Waugh has something to say about the d...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, John Bernthal, Lake Bell, ...
What Happens in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas takes the "thin line between love and hate" approach to the romantic comedy. It's a time honored tradition: the characters begin as antagonists but end up madly in love. Along the way, sparks fly. In this case, director Tom ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2008-05-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ROMANTIC COMEDY
Director: Tom Vaughan
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, ...