We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 Kristen Wiig movies of all time. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.
10. Extract (2009) 63% at Rotten Tomatoes
Joel owns an extract manufacturing plant that’s plagued with problems. On top of this, his personal life is in shambles, and he’s struggling to repair it all.
Director: Mike Judge
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Mila Kunis, Jason Bateman
9. Downsizing (2017) 50% at Rotten Tomatoes
An occupational therapist and his wife undergo a procedure that shrinks them down to four inches tall. In this new world, money and resources last much longer, and they’re able to live a much more luxurious lifestyle, at a cost.
Director: Alexander Payne
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz
8. The Skeleton Twins (2014) 87% at Rotten Tomatoes
Estranged twins Milo and Maggie cheat death on the same day by coincidence and reunite. They begin to learn fixing their own relationship may be the key to fixing the problems in their respective lives.
Director: Craig Johnson
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson
7. Masterminds (2016) 34% at Rotten Tomatoes
A Loomis Fargo armored truck driver his duped by his coworker crush into stealing $17 million. He takes the fall and is now on the run with the government hot on his trail.
Director: Jared Hess
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson
6. How to Train Your Dragon (2009) 98% at Rotten Tomatoes
A young viking hopes to join the town’s fight against dragons like his dad, the viking leader. He befriends a mysterious Night Fury dragon and learns his people may have been wrong about the beasts all along.
Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler
5. Whip It (2009) 84% at Rotten Tomatoes
Bliss Cavendar’s mom wants her to compete in beauty contests, but she prefers more excitement. She signs up for a roller derby league and befriends the team of misfits on their way to compete for the championship.
Director: Drew Barrymore
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore
4. Paul (2009) 71% at Rotten Tomatoes
Two brits on a sci-fi tour of America stumble upon a real alien near Area 52. Now they’re racing to get him back to his spaceship while government agents hunt them down.
Director: Greg Mottola
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
3. Despicable Me (2009) 81% at Rotten Tomatoes
Master villain Gru planning to steal the moon, and he has an arsenal of weapons and minions to help him do it. Three orphan girls threaten to change his plans, however.
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Steve Carell, Jason Segel
2. Ghostbusters (2016) 74% at Rotten Tomatoes
No real scientist believes in ghosts, so when Erin Gilbert is caught on a viral video stating she does, she loses her job. Now she’s building a ghost-hunting business as a madman threatens to unleash the paranormal on New York.
Director: Paul Feig
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon
1. Bridesmaids (2011) 90% at Rotten Tomatoes
Annie’s life is a mess, but she’s determined to be the maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding. She takes the bride-to-be and bridesmaids on a wild ride to prove her worth.
Director: Paul Feig
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne