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The 15 Best Paul Rudd Movies, Ranked
By MOLLY TURNER
15. Prince Avalanche
Paul Rudd's Alvin is a poetic thinker who enjoys the isolation of the road, while his co-worker Lance (Emile Hirsch) struggles with the lifestyle. The two clash and butt heads at first but eventually form a bond, thanks to their realization that they share more in common than divides them.
14. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
The latest “Ghostbusters” canon follows Phoebe (McKenna Grace), an awkward science geek who becomes absorbed with the mysteries of her deceased grandfather's house. When she discovers her summer school teacher Mr. Anderson (Paul Rudd) is tracking local seismic activity, the mystery grows bigger, evoking literal ghosts of the past.
13. Ideal Home
"Ideal Home" stars Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan as Paul and Erasmus, a gay couple who have fallen into a bad pattern of fighting. This film is a sweet, funny, and heartfelt story showcasing the importance of queer parenthood and adoption, with Rudd delivering a wonderfully relatable performance at the center.
12. Perks of Being a Wallflower
Based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" follows Charlie (Logan Lerman) through a typical teen story with a fresh emotional spin. Paul Rudd has a smaller role as Charlie's English teacher, Mr. Anderson — it's a stereotypical dynamic with the teacher seeking out a smart but troubled student and offering him additional mentorship.
11. Fundamentals of Caring
Paul Rudd stars as Ben, a grieving father who decides to pursue a caregiving license — his patient is Trevor (Craig Roberts), a young adult with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. "The Fundamentals of Caring" largely avoids the trappings of similar stories by never forgetting Trevor is a whole human being, not just a person with a disability.