HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 09:  Jack Black arrives at the Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: The Next Level"  held at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 9, 2019 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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The 12 Best Jack Black Movies, Ranked
12. Kung Fu Panda
Dreamworks' beautifully animated feature film "Kung Fu Panda" made Jack Black its signature brand in 2008. The movie formula was so successful that it spawned its two direct sequels, a Christmas special, three different animated series, four movie-inspired short films, and a fourth currently in-the-works feature film due for release in 2024.
11. Goosebumps
Black delivers a dual performance doubling as the voice of a ventriloquist dummy named Slappy and playing the role of R.L. Stine in 2015's "Goosebumps," a meta live-action take on Stine’s extensive array of horror stories. While each role provides Black with plenty of fuel for his comedy fire, “Goosebumps" stands out as being one of his more unusual forays.
10. Bernie
In the 2011 criminal drama "Bernie," which tells a small-town tale of friendship, money, and murder, Black gives a touching and toned-down comedic performance. Black plays Bernie Tiede, a mortician who strikes up an odd friendship with a considerably older (and unpopular) local widow who he eventually murders — and tries to get away with it.
8. The Holiday
Black plays the loveable Miles Dumont, a Hollywood music composer in Nancy Meyers' 2006 Christmas rom-com "The Holiday." While the role offered Black a chance to flex some of his low-key rom-com chops, he later admitted that he felt "flattered [and] a little bit nervous" at the challenge of getting to play against-type.
7. Nacho Libre
2006’s "Nacho Libre," is a goofy, oddball comedy that saw Black play a humble monk who dreams of becoming a full-fledged Mexican wrestler. Despite receiving mixed reviews, the movie still tapped into the rapid reflexes and unrivaled physical humor that is part and parcel of Black's unique comedy package.