Kristen Bell’s Best Movies So Far, Plus a Few You Totally Forgot About
Kristen Bell has been a familiar face for audiences everywhere for years, well-known for her perky personality and quick wit. While she’s very well known for her work in television, including the cult-classic series Veronica Mars and her much-buzzed-about role in The Good Place, Bell also has a very distinguished filmography. Here are our picks for a few of Bell’s best films, as well as few that might have slipped under your radar!
Bell is a Disney princess
Without a doubt, Bell’s highest-grossing film was the 2013 animated movie Frozen. Bell provided the voice of Princess Anna, the sister of ice queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel). Anna’s optimism and sunny nature was the perfect match for Bell’s voice and the film became an instant classic. Frozen has grossed more than $1.2 billion.
Fans rejoiced when they got the news that Frozen 2 would be releasing in November 2019, with the original voice cast making their return. In a recent interview on The Ellen Show, Bell admitted that while the story is very good, she can’t give away any details about the movie just yet – but that fans will be very happy indeed.
Kristen Bell’s comedy credentials
One of Bell’s most popular films is the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Bell played the title character, an actress who becomes famous for her appearances in a TV detective show (a riff on Bell’s fame-making role on Veronica Mars). The film opens with Bell breaking up with her musician boyfriend, a sad sack played by Jason Segel. During the course of the film, Bell gets to flex her comedy muscles by acting alongside such big personalities as Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, and Mila Kunis.
Bell has also appeared in the comedy films Couples Retreat, Fanboys, When in Rome, and reprised her role as Sarah Marshall in the 2010 film Get Him to the Greek. As a result of her work in this string of successful films, Bell’s net worth has risen to around $20 million.
Bell’s other animated adventures
While Frozen is definitely Bell’s biggest animated film, it’s not the only successful one she’s lent her voice talents to. 2015 saw the release of the smart, funny film Zootopia, a movie about animals living in a fantastical metropolitan universe. While Bell’s role in the film was a small one (voicing a sloth employed at the DMV) it was memorable, and the film was an instant hit.
Disney once again came knocking at Bell’s door, and in 2017, Bell (or, rather, her voice) appeared in the animated short film Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, an adorable romp that takes place in the universe of Frozen. The petite blonde actress also had a voiceover role in Ralph Breaks the Internet, the 2018 sequel to the much-loved animated film Wreck-It Ralph.
Bell is a ‘Bad Mom’
In real life, Bell shares two children with long-time partner Dax Shepard. In the movies, Bell hilariously plays a fed-up parent who lets loose in the comedies Bad Moms and A Bad Moms Christmas. While these two movies aren’t Bell’s biggest-grossing movies, they are well worth the watch and perfectly highlight Bell’s abilities as a comic actress. Bell and her costars Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn are hilarious, and quite obviously having a great time as they act out the struggles and joys of parenthood.
With the much-anticipated release of Frozen 2 on the horizon, and her work in television keeping her busy on the daily, Kristen Bell is showing no signs of slowing down. 2019 might prove to be her biggest year yet, and break the record that was set by Frozen in 2013.