Movies starring Melissa Mccarthy

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

It’s the early 1990s and Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) is already well past her sell-by date. An author specializing in biographies (she once landed on the New York Times bestseller list for one she wrote about game show panelist Dorothy Kil...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, ...
St. Vincent

Call it the Grumpy Old Man syndrome. In recent years, there has been a spate of movies about hoary curmudgeons bonding with kids. From Bad Santa to Bad Grandpa, it's all about oldsters learning life lessons from youngsters and vice versa. St. Vin...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2014-10-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Theodore Melfi
Cast: Bill Murray, Jaeden Lieberher, Melissa McCarthy, ...
Happytime Murders, The

“These aren’t the Muppets,” director Brian Henson might remind us, but his smile and wink would hint at what he really thinks. The son of Muppets creator Jim Henson and the man who filled his dad’s shoes directing The Muppet Christmas C...

Run Time: 1:21
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence, Drugs, Puppet )
Genre: Comedy
Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Elizabeth Banks, ...
Spy

Summer is the season of bloat and the trait is evident in Spy's excessive running length. At about 90 minutes, this would have been a fresh, breezy action-comedy. However, with an additional half-hour of padding, viewers are forced to endure stre...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2015-06-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Action
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, ...
Ghostbusters

Let me begin this review of the 2016 Ghostbusters remake by pretending there was no 1984 iteration. How enjoyable would the film be if it didn’t have such enormous baggage, if it didn’t emerge under the long shadow of a beloved predecesso...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Horror Action/Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Comedy/Horror
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, ...
Bridesmaids

One of the positive qualities often attributed to movies in which Judd Apatow claims involvement (here, he's listed as a producer) is that, beneath all the raunchiness and profanity, lies a core of sweetness. It's the Tootsie Pop philosophy of R-ra...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2011-05-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, ...
Kitchen, The

The Kitchen is a scattershot, uneven attempt to tell a gritty gangster story in which three women are the primary characters. Based on the DC comics series of the same name, the movie plays like the highlight reel of a deeper, more compelling ...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Andrea Berloff
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Brian d’Arcy James, Jeremy Bobb, ...
Tammy

Tammy is a road trip movie and, like many road trip movies, it embraces a meandering, aimless tone. It's often said for films of this sort that it's the journey that matters, not the destination. Unfortunately, in this case, neither is worth the pr...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2014-07-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Ben Falcone
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, ...
Hangover Part III, The

The Hangover Part III is an obvious example of how wrong things can go when the almighty dollar is allowed to rule what comes out of Hollywood. When the first Hangover stunned analysts by becoming not just successful but a massive hit, director Tod...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2013-05-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, ...
Life of the Party

Life of the Party is the third collaboration between actress Melissa McCarthy and her director husband, Ben Falcone. Next to this, Tammy and The Boss seem like Hamlet and King Lear. After suffering through the abomination named Identity Thief,...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2018-05-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Ben Falcone
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Molly Gordon, Gillian Jacobs, ...