NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 12: Actor Ben Stiller attends Jerry Stahl In Conversation With Ben Stiller: Nein, Nein, Nein! at The 92nd Street Y, New York on June 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
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The 12 Best Ben Stiller Movies, Ranked
12. Mystery Men
"Mystery Men" follows a group of amateur superheroes, each of whom has somewhat unusual powers. Ben Stiller stars as "Mr. Furious," whose superpower is his ability to lash out into bursts of rage, and does a great job pretending to be a giant child — and his freak-out scenes are a lot of fun.
11. Meet the Parents
Greg Focker (Stiller) decides to spend a weekend with his girlfriend Pam's family and impress them, but Jack (Robert De Niro), Pam's father and a former CIA agent, is suspicious of Greg. Stiller holds his own against De Niro, and it's particularly fun to watch Jack intimidate Greg when talking about his experience in the CIA.
10. Walter Mitty
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" follows Walter (Stiller), who escapes his dull reality by having highly imaginative daydreams. Stiller plays a very relatable character whose quirks only make him more endearing, and as a filmmaker, he takes some of his most ambitious risks with the visuals in the film.
9. Zoolander
"Zoolander" follows the ignorant male model Derek Zoolander (Stiller), whose career is at a low point and is brainwashed to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia. As a performer, Stiller is having an absolute blast, managing to make Derek's haughty self-entitlement completely ridiculous but not obnoxious.
8. Flirting With...
Upon the birth of their child, Mel Coplin (Stiller) decides that he won't name his offspring until he can locate his biological parents. Stiller does a great job of showing Mel's insecurity, terrified of disappointing his child and confronting the issues in his upbringing, and Mel and Patricia Arquette's Nancy feel like a real couple amidst all the madness.