Kal Penn Movies List: Best To Worst

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PG-13

The Namesake

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Nikhil a.k.a. Gogol
Director:
Mira Nair
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Aaron Yoo, Tabu
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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain

(2014)
As:
Cast
Role:
Motwani
Director:
Ravi Kumar
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Satish Kaushik, Tannishtha Chatterjee
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
R

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

(2004)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kumar Patel
Director:
Danny Leiner
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, John Cho, Ethan Embry, Rob Tinkler, Fred Willard
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American Desi

(2001)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ajay Pandya
Director:
Piyush Dinker Pandya
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Deep Katdare, Purva Bedi, Ronobir Lahiri, Rizwan Manji
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
R

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kumar
Director:
Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rob Corddry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, John Cho
A Lot Like Love
PG-13

A Lot Like Love

(2005)
As:
Cast
Director:
Nigel Cole
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Meghan Markle, Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Taryn Manning, Aimee Garcia
Van Wilder
R

Van Wilder

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Taj Mahal Badalandabad
Director:
Walt Becker
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Tara Reid, Ryan Reynolds, Tim Matheson, Teck Holmes
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
R

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

(2011)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kumar
Director:
Todd Strauss-Schulson
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Patton Oswalt, Neil Patrick Harris, Isabella Gielniak, Austin Bickel
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PG-13

The Sisterhood of Night

(2014)
As:
Cast
Role:
Gordy Gambhir
Director:
Caryn Waechter
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Laura Fraser, Georgie Henley, Kara Hayward, Willa Cuthrell
Superman Returns
PG-13

Superman Returns

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Bryan Singer
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
James Marsden, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Parker Posey, Brandon Routh
Man About Town
R

Man About Town

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Mike Binder
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Affleck, Rebecca Romijn, John Cleese, Sam Ball, Mike Binder
Once Upon a Time in Venice

Once Upon a Time in Venice

(2017)
As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Cullen
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Emily Robinson, Jessica Gomes
Love Don't Cost a Thing
PG-13

Love Don't Cost a Thing

(2003)
As:
Cast
Director:
Troy Byer
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kenan Thompson, Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Jordan Burg
Malibu's Most Wanted
PG-13

Malibu's Most Wanted

(2003)
As:
Cast
Director:
John Whitesell
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Jamie Kennedy, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Blair Underwood
Deck the Halls
PG

Deck the Halls

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
John Whitesell
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, Alia Shawkat, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Kristin Davis
Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj
R

Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj

(2006)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Taj
Director:
Mort Nathan
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Lauren Cohan, Daniel Percival, Glen Barry, Anthony Cozens
The Layover
R

The Layover

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Anuj
Director:
William H. Macy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton, Matt Barr, Matt Jones, Kal Penn
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R

The Girl in the Photographs

(2015)
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Hemmings
Director:
Nick Simon
Genres:
Horror, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Katharine Isabelle, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Claudia Lee
Epic Movie
PG-13

Epic Movie

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward
Director:
Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Carmen Electra, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, Jayma Mays
Son of the Mask
PG

Son of the Mask

(2005)
As:
Cast
Director:
Lawrence Guterman
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Cumming, Traylor Howard, Jamie Kennedy, Ben Stein
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Express: Aisle to Glory

(1998)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Buss
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brandon Quinn, Jay Michael Ferguson, Abraham Zucker, Margo Hara
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Freshmen

(1999)
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Huang
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
ND Brown, Mary Chen, Richard Guiton, Tom Huang
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Harold & Kumar's Yuletide Jamz

(2011)
As:
Cast
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Cho
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Badger

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sanjay
Director:
Rajshree Ojha
Star Cast:
Sulekha Ebelle, Kiran Rao, Ajay Vidure
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American Made

(2003)
As:
Cast
Director:
Sharat Raju
Genres:
Drama, Family, Short, Action
Star Cast:
Bernard White, Sakina Jaffrey, Te'Amir Sweeney
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Dementamania

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Christian Van Burden
Director:
Kit Ryan
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
John Thomson, Vincent Regan, Geoff Bell, Holly Weston
Emily & Tim

Emily & Tim

(2015)
As:
Cast
Director:
Eric Weber, Sean Devaney
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alexis Bledel, Kathleen Turner, Cara Buono, Thomas Mann, Zosia Mamet
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PG-13

Speech & Debate

(2017)
As:
Cast
Director:
Dan Harris
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Janeane Garofalo, Lucy DeVito, Roger Bart, Wendi McLendon-Covey
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PG-13

Dancing in Twilight

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam
Director:
Bob Roe
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Mimi Rogers, Louise Fletcher, Erick Avari, Sheetal Sheth
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Lowe's CEO Responds to the All-American Muslim Controversy

(2011)
As:
Cast
Role:
Assistant
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joel Spence
Sueño
PG-13

Sueño

(2005)
As:
Cast
Director:
Renée Chabria
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
John Leguizamo, Ana Claudia Talancón, Nadine Velazquez, Elizabeth Peña
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The Ashram

(2018)
As:
Cast
Role:
Nitin
Director:
Ben Rekhi
Genres:
Fantasy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Radhika Apte, Sam Keeley, Hera Hilmar, Manoel Orfanaki
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PG-13

Where's the Party Yaar?

(2003)
As:
Cast
Director:
Benny Mathews
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Arun Bakshi, Diwakar Pathak, Sunil Malhotra, Indravadan Tridevi
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PG-13

Ball & Chain

(2004)
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby
Director:
Shiraz Jafri
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Asrani, Purva Bedi, Lisa Ray, Sunil Malhotra
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Hector

(2002)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Kendal Cunningham
Director:
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Skyler Stone, Steffen Schlachtenhaufen, Omari Bobo, Wendy Cardiel
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Better Off Single

(2016)
As:
Cast
Role:
Brice
Director:
Benjamin Cox
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jessica Rothe, Lewis Black, Shane McRae, Aaron Tveit
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Regarding Ardy

(2003)
As:
Cast
Role:
Fred
Director:
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, Brooke Shields
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Awesometown

(2005)
As:
Cast
Director:
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, Roxanne Arvizu
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The Call

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ian
Director:
Michael Spiller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, John Francis Daley, Danny Comden, Mitch Baker
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Two Sisters

(2008)
As:
Cast
Director:
Margaret Cho
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Margaret Cho, Tamlyn Tomita, Elaine Hendrix, Bruce Daniels
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Cosmopolitan

(2003)
As:
Cast
Director:
Nisha Ganatra
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Madhur Jaffrey, Carol Kane, Roshan Seth, Purva Bedi
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The Danny Comden Project

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Duncan McNeill
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Scott Caan, Danny Comden, Joy Bisco, Sharon Brathwaite
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Prairie Dogs

(2012)
As:
Cast
Role:
Neil
Director:
Luke Greenfield
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cary Elwes, Dan Fogler, Michaela Watkins, Nick Zano
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R

Homeland Security

(2004)
As:
Cast
Role:
Harrison
Director:
Daniel Sackheim
Genres:
Thriller, War, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Tom Skerritt, Scott Glenn, Grant Show, Marisol Nichols
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Brookfield

(1999)
As:
Cast
Director:
Arvin Brown
Star Cast:
Amy Smart, Chad Christ, Hank Harris, Alexandra Adi

TV Shows and Videos

House M.D.
TV-14

House M.D. (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
Greg Yaitanes, Deran Sarafian, David Straiton, Daniel Attias, Daniel Sackheim
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Billy Connolly, Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer
The Daily Show
TV-14

The Daily Show (1996)

As:
Cast
Director:
Chuck O'Neil, Scott Preston, Andy Barsh, Paul Pennolino
Genres:
News, Comedy, Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, John Slattery
How I Met Your Mother
TV-14

How I Met Your Mother (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
Neil Patrick Harris, Pamela Fryman, Rob Greenberg, Michael J. Shea
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Arielle Vandenberg, Courtney Ford, Beth Riesgraf, Seth Green, Enrique Iglesias
24
TV-14

24 (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jon Cassar, Brad Turner, Milan Cheylov, Bryan Spicer, Stephen Hopkins
Genres:
Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Christina Moore, Leighton Meester, Pauley Perrette, Stana Katic
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Vice News (2013)

As:
Producer
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Ben Anderson, Danny Gold, Tim Pool, Kaj Larsen, Roy Germano
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
TV-14

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Grossman, Michael Lange, Bruce Seth Green, Marita Grabiak, David Semel
Genres:
Romance, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Alyson Hannigan, Seth Green, John Ritter, Wentworth Miller, Amy Adams
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Platt, Peter Leto, Jean de Segonzac, Constantine Makris, Alex Chapple
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer
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Angel (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Grossman, John Blush, Terrence O'Hara, David Grossman, Michael Lange
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Seth Green, Adam Baldwin, Joss Whedon, David Boreanaz, Jerry Trainor
New Girl
TV-14

New Girl (2011)

As:
Cast
Director:
Trent O'Donnell, Erin O'Malley, Jake Kasdan, Fred Goss, Max Winkler
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam Brody, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone
Designated Survivor
TV-14

Designated Survivor (2016)

As:
Cast
Role:
Seth Wright (41 episodes, 2016-2018)
Director:
Timothy Busfield
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Kiefer Sutherland, Michael J. Fox, Maggie Q, Italia Ricci
ER
TV-14

ER (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Christopher Chulack, Jonathan Kaplan, Richard Thorpe, Stephen Cragg, Lesli Linka Glatter
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Alexis Bledel, Dakota Fanning, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Laura Cerón
Tru Calling

Tru Calling (2003)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Katleman, Paul Shapiro, Guy Norman Bee, Dan Lerner, Rick Rosenthal
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Lizzy Caplan, Eliza Dushku, Shawn Reaves, Zach Galifianakis, A.J. Cook
NYPD Blue
TV-14

NYPD Blue (1993)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Tinker, Michael M. Robin, Robert J. Doherty, Steven DePaul, Donna Deitch
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anthony Anderson, Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel, Bill Brochtrup
Deadbeat
TV-14

Deadbeat (2014)

As:
Cast
Role:
Clyde (13 episodes, 2016)
Director:
Troy Miller, Heath Cullens, Todd Biermann, Adam Nix, Evan Nix
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, James Franco, Tyler Labine, Lucy DeVito, Brandon T. Jackson
Battle Creek

Battle Creek (2015)

As:
Cast
Role:
Fontanelle White (13 episodes, 2015)
Director:
Andrew Bernstein
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Patton Oswalt, Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, Arielle Vandenberg
The Agency

The Agency (2001)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael W. Watkins, Robert Berlinger, Paul Michael Glaser, J. Miller Tobin, Peter Markle
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Paige Turco, David Clennon, Will Patton, Craig T. Nelson
Spin City
TV-14

Spin City (1996)

As:
Cast
Director:
Andy Cadiff, Ted Wass, Lee Shallat Chemel, Carl Lauten
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Maher, Dakota Fanning, Richard Kind, Alan Ruck, Michael Boatman
Mack & Moxy

Mack & Moxy (2015)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Hank Azaria, Matt Lucas, Travis Turner, James Murray
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TV-PG

The Big Brain Theory (2013)

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Host (8 episodes, 2013)
Genres:
Reality-TV
Star Cast:
Joe Caravella, Gui Cavalcanti, Amy Elliott, Cory Fleischer
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Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam (2008)

As:
Cast
Role:
Kumar
Director:
Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
John Cho, Paula Garcés, Danneel Ackles, Marith Iedema
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All About the Andersons (2003)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jenny McCarthy, Anthony Anderson, John Amos, Roz Ryan
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
TV-G

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)

As:
Cast
Director:
Linda Day, Jeff Melman, Leonard R. Garner Jr., Joyce Gittlin, David Grossman
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Kel Mitchell, Barbara Eden, Melissa Joan Hart, Milo Ventimiglia, Teri Garr
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We Are Men (2013)

As:
Cast
Role:
Gil Bartis (7 episodes, 2013)
Director:
Adam Arkin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Ruck, Jerry O'Connell, Dave Foley, Gia Carides
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R

Vegas, Baby (2006)

As:
Cast
Role:
Z-Bob
Director:
Eric Bernt
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Kathy Griffin, Donald Faison, Andrew Bryniarski, Jonathan Bennett
Heads Up America

Heads Up America (2015)

As:
Cast
Director:
Graydon Sheppard
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Piper Perabo, Hannah Simone