It is often said that you can either really love Melissa McCarthy or you can really hate her. There is no in-between. The bubbly comedienne known for her role as ‘Molly’ in the television series ‘Mike & Molly’ burst onto the movie scene with a breakout performance in ‘Bridesmaids’ and has risen steadily over the years as one of the most renowned names in comedy in Hollywood. Here is a compilation of list of top Melissa McCarthy movies. You can watch some of these best Melissa McCarthy movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. The Life of David Gale (2003)
The only reason this film is languishing at the bottom of this list is due to the fact that McCarthy did not have a major role in this film. Powered by Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet, this excellently executed and thought-provoking film which was bashed by critics, raises questions which challenge the very core of our existence. When David Gale is on row for the death penalty, he speaks to a reporter, asking her to prove him innocent. This film challenges the very concept of the death penalty. The last scene, for me, was one of the biggest surprises I have experienced in a movie. Many claim that the last scene spoils the entire film but I believe it was necessary to invoke the necessary emotions from the audience. Give it a watch, if not for McCarthy, but for the powerful piece of cinema that it is.
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9. Ghostbusters (2016)
Yes, the film is average. McCarthy, however, does produce a decent performance. Featuring an all-women cast unlike the original film, ‘Ghostbusters’ does have its moments but is generally a below average movie as a whole. Overall, it’s a comedy with a sense of humour you’d say is somewhat reminiscent of the original. The CGI is just cartoonish enough to walk the line between fun and convincing. Kate McKinnon also does well in the film and delivers a few laughs. A good film to watch as a time-killer, especially targeted towards a younger audience.