Tina Fey plays Ms. Norbury in 'Mean Girls' from Paramount Pictures.

Tina Fey plays Ms. Norbury in 'Mean Girls' from Paramount Pictures. Photo: Jojo Whilden/Paramount © 2023 Paramount Pictures.

Tina Fey is one of the most successful performers to ever come out of 'Saturday Night Live.'

Since leaving 'SNL,' the actress and writer has appeared in such popular films as 'Date Night,' 'Muppets Most Wanted,' 'Soul,' 'A Haunting in Venice,' 'Baby Mama' and 'Sisters,' the latter two of which she co-starred with fellow 'SNL' alum Amy Poehler.

But Fey's most beloved movie is probably 2004's 'Mean Girls,' which she wrote and co-starred in as Ms. Norbury. The popular movie spawned a Broadway musical and the big screen adaption of said musical, 2024's 'Mean Girls,' which was also written by Fey and features her return as Ms. Norbury, opens in theaters on January 12th.

In honor of the new musical remake, Moviefone is counting down the 15 best movies of Tina Fey's career, including her latest.

Let's begin!


15. 'A Haunting in Venice' (2023)

Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot and Tina Fey as Ariadne Oliver in 20th Century Studios' 'A Haunting In Venice.'

(L to R) Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot and Tina Fey as Ariadne Oliver in 20th Century Studios' 'A Haunting In Venice.' Photo by Rob Youngson. © 2023 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Celebrated sleuth Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), now retired and living in self-imposed exile in Venice, reluctantly attends a Halloween séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

A Haunting in Venice

"Death was only the beginning."
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PG-131 hr 44 minSep 15th, 2023
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14. 'The Invention of Lying' (2009)

Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn't exist, a loser (Ricky Gervais) changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.

The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying

"In a world where everyone can only tell the truth... This guy can lie."
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PG-131 hr 40 minOct 2nd, 2009


13. 'Maggie Moore(s)' (2023)

The chief of police (John Hamm) in a quiet Arizona town is suddenly faced with the back-to-back murders of two women with the same name.

Maggie Moore(s)

Maggie Moore(s)

"One murder is a crime. Two is a mystery."
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R1 hr 39 minJun 12th, 2023
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12. 'Megamind' (2010)

Bumbling supervillain Megamind (Will Ferrell) finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man (Brad Pitt). But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.

Megamind

Megamind

"A superhero movie with a mind of its own."
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PG1 hr 36 minNov 4th, 2010


11. 'Wine Country' (2019)

A group of friends head to the land of oaky Chardonnays and big, bold Cabernet Sauvignons for one member of the squad’s 50th birthday party.

Wine Country

Wine Country

"Friendship is a trip"
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R1 hr 43 minMay 8th, 2019


10. 'Muppets Most Wanted' (2014)

The Muppets in 2014's 'Muppets Most Wanted.'

The Muppets in 2014's 'Muppets Most Wanted.' Photo courtesy of Disney.

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Muppets Most Wanted

"Taking the world by farce"
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PG1 hr 47 minMar 21st, 2014
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9. 'Admission' (2013)

Straitlaced Princeton University admissions officer, Portia Nathan (Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago.

Admission

"Let someone in."
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PG-131 hr 47 minMar 22nd, 2013


8. 'Date Night' (2010)

Phil (Steve Carrell) and Claire Foster (Fey) fear that their mild-mannered relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, their dinner reservation leads to their being mistaken for a couple of thieves—and now a number of unsavoury characters want Phil and Claire killed.

Date Night

"One ordinary couple. One little white lie."
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PG-131 hr 28 minApr 8th, 2010


7. 'Baby Mama' (2008)

A successful, single businesswoman (Fey) who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman (Amy Poehler) to be her unlikely surrogate.

Baby Mama

"Would you put your eggs in this basket?"
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PG-131 hr 39 minApr 23rd, 2008


6. 'This Is Where I Leave You' (2014)

When their father passes away, four grown (Fey, Jason Bateman, Corey Stoll and Adam Driver), world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother (Jane Fonda) and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. As the brothers and sisters re-examine their shared history and the status of each tattered relationship among those who know and love them best, they reconnect in hysterically funny and emotionally significant ways.

This Is Where I Leave You

"Welcome Home. Get Uncomfortable."
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R1 hr 43 minSep 19th, 2014


5.'Mean Girls' (2024)

Tina Fey plays Ms. Norbury in 'Mean Girls' from Paramount Pictures.

Tina Fey plays Ms. Norbury in 'Mean Girls' from Paramount Pictures. Photo: Jojo Whilden/Paramount © 2023 Paramount Pictures.

New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called ‘The Plastics,’ ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her minions Gretchen (Bebe Wood) and Karen (Avantika). However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels, she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis and Damian, she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.

Mean Girls

"Plastic is forever."
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PG-131 hr 53 minJan 7th, 2024
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4. 'Soul' (2020)

Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful audition at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22 (Fey), a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.

Soul

"Everybody has a soul. Joe Gardner is about to find his."
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PG1 hr 41 minJan 12th, 2024
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3. 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' (2016)

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

"From the headlines to the front lines."
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R1 hr 52 minMar 4th, 2016
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2. 'Sisters' (2015)

Two disconnected sisters (Fey and Amy Poehler) are summoned to clean out their childhood bedrooms before their parents sell their family home.

Sisters

"Big sisters don't always know best."
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R1 hr 58 minDec 18th, 2015
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1. 'Mean Girls' (2004)

Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams and Lacey Chabert in 2004's 'Mean Girls.'

(L to R) Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams and Lacey Chabert in 2004's 'Mean Girls.' Photo: Paramount Pictures.

Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett), the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George (Rachel McAdams).

Mean Girls

"Watch your back."
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PG-131 hr 37 minApr 30th, 2004
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