10 Movies That Would've Been Even Better If They'd Starred Anna Kendrick

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10 Movies That Would've Been Even Better If They'd Starred Anna Kendrick

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | May 22, 2013 | Comments ()

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10. As Sylvia Pickel in Vibes



9. As Julie and Julie and Julia

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8. As SanDee in L.A. Story



7. As Judy Maxwell in What's Up, Doc?

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6. As Laney Bogs in She's All That



5. As Belle in Beauty and the Beast



4. As Juno in Juno


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3. As Sam in Garden State



2. As Jovie in Elf



1. As Clyde in Bachelorette



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  • Social Crime Radio

    This is the most frightening weird stalker thing from some obese lone wolf terrorist material I have even seen and this guy needs to be profiled.

  • Kobie

    Anna Kendrick could make "Batman and Robin" watchable. That's how undyingly adorable she is.

  • Jeremy Carrier

    Those two have the most punchable faces in Hollywood

  • Blake

    ScarJo - Black Widow Avengers / Iron Man - All Marvel Properties

  • googergieger

    So you'd like her to be in a bunch of shitty movies?

    *looks up her IMDB*

    Looks like she beat you to it.

  • e jerry powell

    Oh, give her a tiny bit of credit for being in a few truly awesome indies. A girl is entitled to pay her bills every now and again.


  • If she had been in 'Garden State' that movie might not have made me want to stab everybody involved in the eye.

  • There'll Be Pancakes

    Anna Kendrick is perfection. I don't trust a girl who doesn't want to be best friends with Anna Kendrick

  • poopnado

    So ummmmmm why all the love for Anna Kendrick? PLEASE DON'T KILL ME.

    I saw the second Twilight movie, and she played the only character that made any sense at all, but her role was small. I liked her in Up in the Air, but not that much. Pitch Perfect was great, but it had little to do with her annoying emo-girl schtick. Her single on the radio right now is pretty terrible.

    Am I missing a movie that would make me LURV her?

  • PerpetualIntern

    She's also from Portland, ME, from where a few Pajibans hail (myself included). I think it adds to her appeal.

  • Guest

    You're missing Pitch Perfect.

  • You're not the only one.

  • BlackRabbit

    I'm gonna have to disagree on Vibes. Kendrick wouldn't be able to play it properly. Sometimes you gotta have Lauper.

  • e jerry powell

    I will allow a great many things in life, but I will not tolerate replacing Barbra Streisand under any circumstances.

  • AvaLehra

    As SanDee in L.A. Story

    You forgot the star at the end. "Big S, small A, small N, Big D, small E, small E and a star at the end." SanDee*

  • OpieCurious

    I think you mean "Big S, small A, small N, Big D, small E, big E and there's a little star at the end." So it's SanDeE*.

  • e jerry powell

    Now I remember when I first started hating Sarah Jessica Parker. And it wasn't even her fault.

  • Robert

    You step off of Juno. Ellen Page is flawless in that.

  • That movie would have been a lot better if they had gotten someone else to write it. That dialogue was painful.

  • Robert

    I doubt it. Diablo Cody structured the story to perfection and built the narrative around tiny little reveals that added up to the huge emotional climax and conclusion. Someone else might have written more pleasing dialogue--I argue that Juno is intentionally annoying because she's a misguided anti-establishment hipster with no real life experience forced into a life experience she's unprepared for--but I doubt anyone else would have built such a strong structure for the story of a teen getting pregnant and giving away her baby. Screenplays are much more than just dialogue.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • Luke Anthony Matthews

    Anna and Adam Scott make a really cute couple, someone tell their publicists this needs to happen.

  • Jae

    Yeah, and don't let that someone forget telling that to his wife and kids!

  • e jerry powell

    I think that if the wife and kiddies can survive Sonya Walger giving him a hand job on HBO, then Anna Kendrick is nothing.

  • Not even the sunshine and awesomeness that is Anna Kendrick could save Bachelorette from being a festering sore of a film. God, I hated that movie.

  • annie

    This whole post (as the kids say) wins just by the header pic. Everything else is bonus sprinkles.

  • Social Crime Radio

    No this is why the NSA wants to monitor people. This is pure liquid wackafuckadoodle.

  • Tinkerville

    Love, love, love this. I want to have a night where she and I drink lots of homemade cocktails then drunkenly pick up some Mexican food from a nearby stand and while walking back arm in arm we belt out random pop songs, and even though she's still a great singer while drunk and I never was to begin with, we laugh it off because she's awesome like that.

  • lauwer

    Every movie is better with AnnaBanana (AK47). I love her, her talent, her face and her wit. If you aren't following her on Twitter or haven't watched every interview out there on YouTube you're missing out!

  • emmalita

    Leave Early Babs alone, she was amazing in What's Up Doc.

  • Anna Kendrick is like ranch dressing/dip. That shit makes everything better.

  • Social Crime Radio

    if your posting that hoping she will read it and suck you cock, you lose.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Let me get this straight, Rowles. You got a computer full of Anna Kendrick pics and GIFS. You tell your wife its "for work". Is she buying it?

    Cuz my wife aint.

  • Social Crime Radio


  • Mrs. Julien

    If Allison Brie knew that you knew she exists, she would be totally jealous of Anna Kendrick right now, Dustin.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    I love how this list created a singularity by the end that ate up the rest of it, and Anna Kendrick will be essentially herself and her future self at the same time.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Kendrick/Lawrence/Boobs - 2016

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Hey Admin, you're not in NYC are you? http://www.showgirlsthemusical...

    (not at all related to Kendrick, just saw your avatar and boobs)

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    No. Not even remotely close. I'm more of a Vegas person anyway.

  • E Robb

    The correct answer is "Every Movie".

  • BAM

    Shame on you, Pajiba, for promoting such blatant homogenization.(more Anna Kendrick pics please!)

  • Yocean

    Agreed except for Jovie in Elf. I miss my blond and spunky Zooey Deschannel. Also that Goth Angel Anna Kendrick broke whatever moral compunction I may ever have possessed. I will be making love and better nastier things in mind to that image for rest of my life. So, thanks for that asshole.

  • Nicole

    I can't believe they didn't cast her as Ben's sister on Parks and Rec. What a wasted opportunity.

  • Ian Fay

    You are really not helping with my nascent crush on this amazing woman.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    I think we need to see Anna Kendrick have a Completely Original Moment.

  • Y'all really love Anna Kendrick, don't you? It's okay, I love her too.

  • Laura

    What is it that I haven't seen that would make me love her? Because I don't get it :(

  • http://www.vevo.com/watch/anna...

    If you're into Twitter, she's relatively adorable there at times.

  • TK

    Rocket Science?
    Pitch Perfect?
    Up In The Air?

    Yes? No? Anything?

  • Laura

    OK, saw 50/50 and Up in the Air. I guess she didn't really make an impact on me in 50/50, but I wasn't quite sober when I saw it, so maybe that's it. For some reason Up in the Air just didn't do it for me. I think I need to see Pitch Perfect to cement it.

  • Even Stevens

    You should see Pitch Perfect for it's complete awesomeness. And Anna Kendrick.

  • Laura

    Got it, on it.

  • Tinkerville

    SCOTT PILGRIM. Dammit, TK.

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  • BWeaves

    heheheh, snort

  • toblerone

    Wouldn't the addition of Anna make any movie better?

    *I also whole heartily disagree about some of the movies listed because the actresses involved were and are terrific (especially Amy Adams).

    **For all the hate this site has for Garden State it sure does get mentioned alot.

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  • This spam would have been better if Anna Kendrick had written it.

  • WestCoastPat

    I thought Amy Adams was one of the best suggestions. Her half of Julie and Julia was awful.

  • toblerone

    Fair enough, but Adams is an untouchable for me.

    Extermely Talented , Seems Normal, Appears to be Great Mom and is GORGEOUS!!!

  • alwaysanswerb

    I rather think that was Julie's fault, though, and not Adams'?

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