Five Favorite Films With Kristen Bell

The star of this week's Couples Retreat reveals her most-loved movies

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell made her mark on the pop culture landscape as the star of TV's Veronica Mars, which she followed with a run on the hit series Heroes and one of her most famous (if unseen) roles -- as the voice of Gossip Girl in the much-loved teen drama. Last year she arrived on the big screen for real after starring in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, a surprise hit with both audiences and critics.

This week, Kristen's back on screens -- and back in tropical climes -- for Couples Retreat, a relationship comedy written by Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, and she'll soon be heard as the voice of Cora in the animated film of Astro Boy.

We caught up with the star to find what her all-time favorite films are.



The Apartment (1960, 90% Tomatometer)
The Apartment

Okay... as they are now. I might change my answers. Let's see... The Apartment, starring Shirley Maclaine and Jack Lemmon; I mean, you don't get much better than that.




The Last King of Scotland (2006, 87% Tomatometer)
The Last King of Scotland

I really like The Last King of Scotland, if I'm in a dramatic mood, because it was so furiously disturbing. Even though I don't love the subject matter -- it's not a subject I crave, 'cause it scares me so much -- I was sort of put into a real dark place after that movie.




When Harry Met Sally... (1989, 91% Tomatometer)
When Harry Met Sally...

Maybe When Harry Met Sally..., because I think Meg Ryan is adorable and I think that was a really nice look at a very funny relationship.




National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation. It never fails to make me laugh.




Fletch (1985, 74% Tomatometer)
Fletch

And probably... Fletch. It's definitely up there. Yeah I was big on Chevy Chase for a while. Chevy Chase looks just like my dad so I think I'm very comfortable watching him. [Laughs]


Comments

Katherine S.

Katherine Sayre

Wow,not bad for a blond.

Oct 5 - 10:54 PM

michael t.

michael tobin

she's adorable and funny...wouldn't put any in my 5 favourites but fun enough films

Oct 5 - 11:16 PM

THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

joseph rivera

yes, the last king of scotland is such a fun filled movie

Oct 20 - 06:47 PM

tomwaitsjrHAPPYICONOCLAST

Greg Guro

That's it? Short interview. . .

Oct 5 - 11:26 PM

King Kubrick

Travis Earl

Christmas Vacation is hilarious.

And if it isn't too much to ask I wanted to get something for you clark. Something real nice.

Oct 5 - 11:49 PM

Dachshund96

Alpha Z

Oct 6 - 02:36 AM

BUCK69

JIM GRONEFELD

You're a real classy guy, especially for someone who calls himself wiener dog.

Oct 6 - 10:13 AM

Siler_117

Justin Siler

dude you are messed up.

Oct 6 - 11:08 AM

Siler_117

Justin Siler

dude you are messed up.

Oct 6 - 11:09 AM

Mehone T.

Mehone Tebedge

Maybe he meant 'gaze her face?' No? Just a disgusting disrespectful moron with nothing better than to write perverted comments about someone he's never even met before? Well that adds up.

Oct 6 - 11:45 AM

Dachshund96

Alpha Z

Oct 6 - 01:26 PM

BMS1234

brandon sideleau

in love haha

Oct 6 - 03:10 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

Glad to actually see an actor skew away from the norm by actually compiling a list of movies that she actually enjoyed, and not be afraid to be completely lambasted by people for not picking The Godfather or Citizen Kane. Good for her.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall was original, classicly funny, and just plain fun to watch.

Oct 6 - 04:09 AM

Bern S.

Bern Sharples

I am so glad she didn't pick anything I hated. Then what would I do with my hero worship?

Oct 6 - 04:17 AM

Don't Tase Me Bro

Don't Tase Me Bro

Decent list. But it comes off as 'off the top of her head' and not very well thought out.

I'll bet it would be entirely different if she got asked tomorrow what her top 5 list would be...

Kudos on Christmas Vacation though.

Ellen: What are you looking at?
Clark: Oh, the silent majesty of a winter's morn... the clean, cool chill of the holiday air... an @$$hole in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet in my sewer.
Eddie: Sh**er was full!

Oct 6 - 06:15 AM

Mr. Bo Ziffer

Mr. Bo Ziffer

Love Chevy Chase . . . love this list . . . love HER! You made my day, RT!

Oct 6 - 08:00 AM

BUCK69

JIM GRONEFELD

You're a real classy guy, especially for someone who calls himself wiener dog.

Oct 6 - 10:13 AM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

Good-hearted choices for a good-hearted person.

yes; reading this list and seeing Kristen Bell's good-hearted smile made this all the more good day.

Oct 6 - 10:24 AM

Mann is the Man

Jonathan Higgins

Gordon - you made a post without using caps nor talking about hover boards! Hoooray!

Oct 6 - 01:15 PM

Siler_117

Justin Siler

dude you are messed up.

Oct 6 - 11:08 AM

Siler_117

Justin Siler

dude you are messed up.

Oct 6 - 11:09 AM

Dave J

Dave J

An exceptional actress who loves comedies and a Chevy Chase fan, interesting.

Oct 6 - 11:30 AM

Mehone T.

Mehone Tebedge

Maybe he meant 'gaze her face?' No? Just a disgusting disrespectful moron with nothing better than to write perverted comments about someone he's never even met before? Well that adds up.

Oct 6 - 11:45 AM

Dachshund96

Alpha Z

Oct 6 - 01:26 PM

Mann is the Man

Jonathan Higgins

Gordon - you made a post without using caps nor talking about hover boards! Hoooray!

Oct 6 - 01:15 PM

Dachshund96

Alpha Z

Oct 6 - 01:22 PM

Jenn H.

Jenn Hoover

Wow...how ridiculously disrespectful. I feel sorry for any woman who would even consider dating you, let alone marry you. Pitiful.In fact, I feel sorry for you.

Oct 10 - 08:20 AM

wolfpack2013

Joe Barton

You do realize he's just saying what every straight man is thinking. Some just have enough sense not to say it out loud.

Oct 13 - 07:07 AM

Dachshund96

Alpha Z

Oct 6 - 01:24 PM

Dachshund96

Alpha Z

Oct 6 - 01:26 PM

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