SETH ROGEN’S TOP 10 MOVIES
“Long Shot” (2019): Rogen is terrific as a speechwriter recruited by a presidential candidate (Charlize Theron) who just happens to be his former babysitter. “Neighbors” (2014): With Rose Byrne as his wife, Rogen is quite funny as a family man who ends up in a showdown with the fraternity that has moved in next door. “This Is the End” (2013): Rogen plays a variation of himself, just as his fellow stars (including James Franco and Jonah Hill) portray versions of themselves, in this endof-the-world comedy that he also co-wrote and co-directed.
“The Guilt Trip” (2012): Barbra Streisand makes an intriguing acting match for Rogen in this comedy about a mother and son’s revelatory cross-country trip.
“50/50” (2011): A delicate balance between comedy and drama is nicely maintained by both Rogen and central star Joseph Gordon-Levitt in this tale of a cancer patient.
“The Green Hornet” (2011): In this offbeat take on the long-popular hero, Rogen is both heroic and amusing – not an easy combination to pull off – in the title role. “Funny People” (2009): Illness also comes into play in writer-director Judd Apatow’s comedy-drama about an ailing comic (Adam Sandler) and the newcomer he mentors (Rogen).
“Zack and Miri Make a Porno” (2008): Rogen and Elizabeth Banks make an enjoyable team in Kevin Smith’s comedy about roommates who come up with a unique way – check the title again – to afford their rent.
“Pineapple Express” (2008): One of Rogen’s most successful performances casts him as a murder witness who fears he can be traced by the drug stash he left behind.
“Knocked Up” (2007): Rogen broke through to movie stardom as an irresponsible fellow faced with potential parenthood after his night with a television reporter (Katherine Heigl).