Movies starring Steve Carell

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Irresistible

At first glance, it might appear that Irresistible is going to be just another political comedy generated by progressive-leaning filmmakers to salve the still-stinging wounds left by the 2016 election. However, for those expecting a hatchet-jo...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jon Stewart
Cast: Steve Carell, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis, ...
Vice

Just because someone’s life was interesting as viewed through the lens of the nightly news doesn’t mean it’s worthy of a feature film. Or, in the case of former Vice President Dick Cheney, perhaps the filmmakers’ unwillingness to peel ...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, ...
Beautiful Boy

There can be a lot of power in stories about addiction: the power to dishearten, the power to frustrate, and (on rare occasions) the power to uplift. Regardless of the substance at the core of the disease, movies about addiction follow a famil...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Cast: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, ...
Last Flag Flying

Despite being adapted from a novel by co-screenwriter Darryl Ponicsan, Last Flag Flying feels like a Richard Linklater film. The director’s sympathy and affection for the characters is evident. He doesn’t judge them although they may have ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, ...
Battle of the Sexes

About halfway through Battle of the Sexes, I found myself wishing I was watching a documentary rather than a feature film. Some of the issues raised by the movie – mainly related to a culture that marginalizes women and the struggles of thos...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris
Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, ...
Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 is an example of how even the most promising animated franchises can hit a wall if allowed to continue too long. One can understand why Universal greenlit this film. The previous two (or three if you count the spin-off Minions)...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-30
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Minion Nudity)
Genre: Animated
Director: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, ...
Big Short, The

Against all odds, The Big Short works. In fact, “works” is an understatement for what director Adam McKay has achieved with his improbable adaptation of Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book about the 2008 global financial crisis. Writing ...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2015-12-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, ...
Minions

The Despicable Me duology, one of the best non-Pixar animated series to reach the silver screen in recent years, was successful with kids and adults for different reasons. Older viewers appreciated its tongue-in-cheek wit and satirical aspects. Child...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2015-07-10
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Pierre Coffin, Jon Hamm, ...
Foxcatcher

Like Raging Bull, Foxcatcher is a dark drama masquerading as a sports movie. Also like Raging Bull, Foxcatcher is based on a true story. Although such comparisons risk overselling Bennett Miller's new movie, Foxcatcher isn't afraid of venturing int...

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2014-11-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Bennett Miller
Cast: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, ...
Way Way Back, The

As the end credits for The Way Way Back started to roll, I found myself wistfully wishing there could be a sequel to this movie. It's not because the narrative feels incomplete or because there are dangling plot threads. Instead, it's simply becaus...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2013-07-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Cast: Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, ...