Before being a Disney princess looking for her estranged sister, or being trapped in The Good Place, Kristen Bell built a great acting career that includes a lot of comedy, romance, and some drama and action.
So, if you want to know what The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window did before, you better check this list and start enjoying the top titles from Kristen Bell’s filmography.
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1. Gracie’s Choice (2004)
Drama – 90 min.
Available on Prime Video (the UK), Paramount+ (the US)
Gracie Thompson (Kristen Bell) is a 16-year-old girl trying to raise her half-siblings while fighting the system to keep custody of them due to her mother being a drug addict.
2. Veronica Mars (TV Series) (2004-2019)
Crime, Drama, Mystery – 4 seasons – 72 episodes
Available on HBO Max (Spain, Latin America), Stan (Australia), Hulu (the US)
Veronica Mars is perhaps Kristen Bell’s breakthrough role. Her popularity rose after this series and positioned her among the actresses best suiting for comedy, drama, and romance alike.
The series focuses on the titular character, a high schooler detective who sees herself solving the murder of her best friend.
3. Fifty Pills (2006)
Comedy, Crime, Drama – 85 min.
Available on Peacock TV (the US), Vudu (the US), IMDbTV (the UK), Prime Video (Australia)
Darren (Lou Taylor Pucci) lost his scholarship at college after being blamed for a party he didn’t throw. Now, the only way to get the money to pay his tuition is by selling fifty ecstasy pills.
But it is not going to be easy to do it while he’s trying to escape New York’s largest drug mogul, doing homework, and trying to date the girl of his dreams.
4. Pulse (2006)
Horror, Sci-Fi, Suspense – 90 min.
Available on Prime Video (Spain), Vudu (the US), IMDbTV (the US)
Pulse is the remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 2001 Japanese horror film Kairo. Directed by horror genius Wes Craven, the film stars Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Jonathan Tucker, and Octavia Spencer.
When a hacker accidentally releases a mysterious wi-fi signal, a group of people must prevent an unknown evil from taking over the world.
5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance – 111 min.
Available on Netflix (Latin America, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey), Binge (Australia), Prime Video (Canada), Peacock TV (the US)
When his girlfriend Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) left him, Peter (Jason Segel) follows the advice of one of his friends and goes on a vacation to Hawaii, just to find that Sarah is staying in the same hotel as him with her new boyfriend.
Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis, Russel Brand, Bill Hader, and Jonah Hill complete the cast of his hilarious comedy.
6. Serious Moonlight (2009)
Comedy, Crime, Romance – 81 min.
Available on Hulu (the US), Vudu (the US)
Louise (Meg Ryan) is a powerful Chicago attorney who discovers her husband Ian (Timothy Hutton) is having an affair with a younger and cheerful woman named Sara (Kristen Bell).
To stop him from leaving her for this new woman, she binds him to a chair with duct tape and tries to convince him to stay with her. But things aren’t going to be so easy.
8. Astro Boy (2009)
Animation, Action, Adventure – 94 min.
Available on Netflix (Latin America, Portugal, Sweden), Hulu (the US)
When Dr Tenma tragically lost his son, he created an android replicating him, but he left the robot boy behind. Now, this boy must find his identity while becoming a hero to the whole city.
The voice cast includes Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, and Alan Tudyk.
9. When in Rome (2010)
Comedy, Romance – 91 min.
Available on Disney+ globally
Beth (Kristen Bell) is a successful young woman with no luck in love. When she travels to Rome for her younger sister’s wedding, she meets Nicholas Beamon (Josh Duhamel) for whom she falls.
But when she sees him kissing another woman, she picks up four coins from a fountain of love and ends up with the coins’ owners being in love with her under the fountain spell. Now she must return the coins to break the spell.
Anjelica Huston, Danny DeVito, Will Arnett, Jon Heder, and Dax Shepard complete the cast.
10. You Again (2010)
Comedy, Romance – 105 min.
Available on Disney+ globally
Marni (Kristen Bell) is a successful young woman working as a public relations executive in Los Angeles. She goes back to her hometown to attend her older brother’s wedding just to find out that he is marrying the girl who bullied her during high school.
The cast is completed by Odette Annable, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Betty White, and Kristin Chenoweth.
11. Burlesque (2010)
Drama, Music, Musical – 119 min.
Available on Netflix (Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, the UK), HBO Max (Latin America)
When town girl Ali Rose (Christina Aguilera) goes to the big city and starts working as a waitress at a nightclub, she decides that it’s time to show the club manager Tess (Cher) that her real talent is to be on the stage with dancers and singers.
12. Scream 4 (2011)
Horror, Mystery – 111 min.
Available on Netflix (the UK), Prime Video (Latin America, Canada, Spain), Stan (Australia), Paramount+ (Canada, the US)
Sidney (Neve Campbell) is back in town promoting her self-help book. She reunites with old friends and makes new ones when Ghostface seems to be waiting for her too.
13. House of Lies (TV Series) (2012-2016)
Comedy, Drama – 5 seasons – 58 episodes
Available on Paramount+ (Latin America, Australia)
The show follows Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle), an immoral, greedy, manipulative and cold management consultant and his team which is as immoral and manipulative as him. The cast is completed by Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, and Dawn Olivieri.
14. Burning Love (TV Series) (2012-2013)
Comedy, Romance – 3 seasons – 42 episodes
Available on Pluto TV (the US)
A parody of The Bachelor like reality shows.
15. Hit and Run (2012)
Action, Adventure, Comedy – 100 min.
Available on Netflix (Canada)
Charlie Bronson (Dax Shepard) is under a Witness Protection Program living in Milton, California with his girlfriend Annie Bean (Kristen Bell). When Annie needs to go to Los Angeles for a job, Charlie will risk his protection to go with her.
Now the FBI and Charlie’s old band will be after them.
16. Stuck in Love (2012)
Comedy, Drama, Romance – 97 min.
Available on Prime Video (Spain), Peacock TV (the US), Vudu (the US)
Bill Borgens (Greg Kinnear) is a famous novelist and part-time teacher struggling with his divorce and dealing with his three adolescent children.
17. The Lifeguard (2013)
Drama, Romance – 98 min.
Available on Paramount+ (the US), Prime Video (Canada), IMDbTV (the UK)
Leigh (Kristen Bell) quits her job as a reporter in New York and heads back to her hometown in Connecticut where she starts working as a lifeguard and begins a relationship with a troubled teenager.
18. Some Girl(s) (2013)
Comedy, Drama – 90 min.
Available on BBC iPlayer (the UK), Paramount+ (Latin America)
Based on the play of the same name written by Neil LaBute, Somegirl(s) follows the man, a nameless male character played by Adam Brody, who before his wedding decides to travel across the country in search of each of his ex-girlfriends to whom he mistreated. The cast includes Kristen Bell, Zoe Kazan, Mía Maestro, Jennifer Morrison, and Emily Watson.
19. Frozen (2013)
Animation, Adventure, Comedy – 102 min.
Available on Disney+ globally
The kingdom of Arendelle is surrounded by mystery. During the coronation party, newly crowned queen Elsa reveals her ice powers by accident, setting an eternal winter in the whole kingdom. Now, it’s up to princess Anna, Elsa’s sister, to save the kingdom and Elsa from a dark and cold fate.
20. Veronica Mars (Movie) (2014)
Crime, Drama, Mystery – 107 min.
Available on HBO Max (Latin America)
Veronica Mars has left her private detective career behind years ago. But when she’s back to her hometown to attend a high school reunion, she may have a new case to solve.
21. The Good Place (TV Series) (2016-2020)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy – 4 seasons – 50 episodes
Available on Netflix globally
When Eleanor Shellstrop dies and goes to The Good Place, she realizes soon that she shouldn’t be there because she wasn’t an example of a good person in life. However, she finds out that there is something fishy about this place that maybe is not so good after all.
22. The Boss (2016)
Comedy – 99 min.
Available on Netflix (Latin America, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine), Star+ (Latin America), Binge (Australia)
Michelle Darnell (Melisa McCarthy) is a wealthy woman leader of a corporation who loses all her fortune and ends up in prison for fraud. Once she is released, she wants to get back in business and what’s better than using her assistant’s daughter and the
Dandelion Girls cookie sales.
23. Bad Moms (2016)
Comedy – 100 min.
Available on Netflix (Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea), Prime Video (the UK, Latin America, Australia), HBO Max (Latin America), Binge (Australia), Stan (Australia)
With an ensemble cast including Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez, Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Christina Applegate, Bad Moms is a comedy about three stressed moms reaching their limits that decide to put aside their responsibilities in exchange for some freedom and fun.
24. How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
Comedy, Drama – 115 min.
Available on Netflix (Argentina, Belgium, Mexico, Colombia, France), Stan (Australia)
Living most of his life as a gigolo seducing rich older women, Maximo ends up marrying a woman more than twice his age. After 25 years of marriage, his wife dumps him for a younger guy. Now, Maximo moves with his sister and learns the meaning of family life.
24. A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
Comedy – 104 min.
Available on Netflix (Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the US), HBO Max (Latin America), Prime Video (Latin America, Australia, Spain), Stan (Australia)
The sequel to Bad Moms, with the same cast but this time adding Christine Baranski, Susan Sarandon, and Cheryl Hines.
Christmas is around the corner and the bad moms are tired of all the pressure of the holiday seasons. And to add more pressure, their moms appear to spend Christmas with them.
25. CHiPs (2017)
Action, Comedy, Crime – 100 min.
Available on Netflix (Latin America), HBO Max (Latin America), Paramount+ (Australia), Hulu (the US)
Based on the 1977-1983 television series of the same name, and directed, written and starred by Dax Shepard, CHiPs follows rookie agent Jon (Shepard) teaming up with a seasoned agent of the California Highway Patrol, Ponch (Michael Peña). Ponch reveals himself as an FBI agent investigating a robbery in which police agents are involved.
26. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)
Animation, Action, Adventure – 84 min.
Available on Netflix (India), HBO Max (Latin America, the US), Binge (Australia), Paramount+ (Australia)
Based on the series of the same name, the movie is set during the fifth season. All major superheroes have their own movie except for the Teen Titans.
Robin decides to change this by becoming a Hollywood star. The Teen Titans head to Hollywood when things get complicated. An evil villain is planning to take over the world, and the young heroes must stop him.
27. Like Father (2018)
Comedy, Drama – 98 min.
Available on Netflix globally
Rachel (Kristen Bell) is a workaholic executive who is left at the altar. Without being able to go back to work, she decides to take her honeymoon cruise with her estranged father (Kelsey Grammer) whom she hasn’t seen since she was five years old.
28. Frozen II (2019)
Animation, Adventure, Comedy – 103 min.
Available on Disney+ globally
Set three years after the original movie, Elsa starts hearing a voice that allures her to go to a far place looking for some answers from her past. When the kingdom of Arendelle is threatened by the element spirits, she must follow that voice to stop this menace.
29. Central Park (TV Series) (2020)
Animation, Comedy, Musical – 3 seasons – 39 episodes
Available on AppleTV+ globally
This animated musical series is about the Tillerman family who is in charge of managing the park and must save it from a greedy heiress who wants to buy the land to build condominiums.
The voice cast also includes Josh Gad, Titus Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Kathryn Hahn, and Stanley Tucci.
30. Queenpins (2021)
Comedy, Crime – 110 min.
Available on Paramount+ (Australia, the US), Prime Video (Canada, the UK, Latin America)
Based on a true story, Queenpins tells the story of a couple of housewives who made a 40 million dollars scam with discount coupons.
31. Do, Re & Mi (TV Series) (2021)
Animation, Adventure, Comedy – 1 season – 20 episodes
Available on Prime Video (the US)
An animated TV show aimed at toddlers about three birds having adventures in a world full of music and rhythm.
32. The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (TV Series) (2022)
Comedy, Crime, Drama – 1 Season – 8 Episodes
Available on Netflix globally
In this sort of parody of the witness crime genre, the story follows Anna (Kristen Bell) who mixes in equal parts pills, alcohol, and food, and with a vibrant imagination, she watches her handsome neighbour through the windows.
One day she witnesses a crime or that’s what she thinks.
Kristen Bell is at the peak of popularity after starring in several popular TV series and movies. Her filmography has a lot of comedy, action, and some drama as well.
If you want to enjoy most of her movies, this article covers the ones that are currently available on the streaming platforms.
Be aware that not all of the movies are available in all countries and services, so you may need the help of a VPN.
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