Five Favorite Films

Five Favorite Films With Kristen Bell

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

by | October 5, 2009 | Comments

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 (1989,
61% Tomatometer)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation. It never fails to make me laugh.

Fletch (1985,
74% Tomatometer)


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]