That headline may make it look like I'm suggesting you start living with yourself after streaming Paul Rudd movies. But no! You should be living with Paul Rudd, all the Paul Rudd. Netflix has several Rudd movies available to watch before this Friday gives us a double-dose of the Marvel hero in his 8-episode series Living With Yourself. He plays two versions of the same character in the series, showing that Netflix understands you can never have too much Paul Rudd.
On that note, stream these Paul Rudd titles before the October 18 premiere of Living With Yourself. If you're not into Paul Rudd ... you probably wouldn't be reading this, but I do streaming recommendations every Monday and the bottom of this post has a crapload of other options for you.
The Fundamentals of Caring
Paul Rudd's 2016 indie movie -- following a writer-turned-caregiver who takes a road trip with a teen with muscular dystrophy -- got mixed reviews from critics but high marks from viewers. Jennifer Ehle, Craig Roberts, and Selena Gomez co-star in the dramedy, which premiered at Sundance before arriving on Netflix in 2016. Whether critics liked the movie or found it forced, they praised the enduring likability of Paul Rudd.
Our Idiot Brother
Paul Rudd's trademark charm is on full display in this 2011 dramedy about a well-meaning doofus who exasperates and changes the lives of his three sisters. As someone with two brothers, I love the title. Critics loved the movie slightly more than viewers, who gave it a down-the-middle 51% RT audience score from 40,692 user reviews. But, once again, whether people liked the plot and other characters or not, they loved the hell out of Paul Rudd.
Stream Our Idiot Brother on Netflix.
Wet Hot American Summer (also Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later)
It is definitely worth your time to binge all three Wet Hot movies/series to date on Netflix. It all started with Wet Hot American Summer, the 2001 ensemble comedy movie that became a cult classic. Paul Rudd played Andy, and he returned for the prequel and sequel series. The prequel, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, premiered on Netflix in 2015. That hilarious eight-episode series showed the actors over a decade older in real life, but playing the same characters in a time period months earlier than the original movie. A sequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, arrived with 8 more episodes in 2017.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
The Little Prince
Despite one of Zach Galifianakis' jokes in Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Paul Rudd does not just get jobs because of his looks. The Little Prince is an example, since he's not shown in the animated fantasy, he voices the adult Little Prince. Mr. Prince arrives a little over an hour into the movie; turns out, he forgot his childhood and became a stressed-out janitor for Albert Brooks' greedy Businessman. The Little Prince premiered at Cannes in 2015 and was meant to get a release in the U.S. but that release was reportedly dropped from budget cuts. Thankfully, Netflix picked up the movie in 2016. The movie earned rave reviews from critics (93% RT) and a thumbs up from viewers (84% audience from 14,157 ratings).
Stream The Little Prince on Netflix.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Gotta stream those Marvel movies on Netflix while you can! Disney+ is coming, but for the moment Netflix has the second Ant-Man movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp. The first movie isn't on Netflix as of October 2019, but the second one is available and it's a blast. When CinemaBlend staffers ranked MCU movies, I ranked both Ant-Man movies very high. You can also stream Avengers: Infinity War on Netflix, to see what was happening without Scott Lang/Ant-Man, since he's not in that one. I wish Endgame was on Netflix, because it would be perfect to watch Ant-Man and the Wasp and go straight to Avengers 4. Here's hoping Marvel Studios greenlights another Ant-Man movie for Phase 5.
Stream Ant-Man and the Wasp on Netflix.
Mute is one of Paul Rudd's worst-reviewed movies, and fans didn't seem to like it that much more. But Rudd has one of the main roles in Moon director Duncan Jones' sci-fi movie. Rudd plays surgeon Cactus Bill, alongside Justin Theroux as Cactus' best friend Duck. Alexander Skarsgard has the lead role of Leo in the movie set in 2035. Many critics praised the film's visuals but found the story wanting. But that doesn't mean Paul Rudd isn't amazing in it. And come on. You have to watch it for that 'stache alone.
Stream Mute on Netflix.
Netflix doesn't have every Paul Rudd movie, but you can check Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Hulu, or -- soon? -- Disney+ for some of his other movies like Clueless; I Love You, Man; Anchorman; Romeo + Juliet; and more. You can, however watch his Friends episodes on Netflix, since Friends is still there. For now. If you feel ambitious, you could even track down his very first acting role in the early '90s TV show Sisters.
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Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.