16 Run Fatboy Run
Simon Pegg plays the lead role in the 2007 comedy film 'Run Fatboy Run.' Simon Pegg stars as Dennis, a man who decides to run a marathon in an attempt to win back his ex-fiancée, played by Thandie Newton. The title humorously plays on the idea of both running a marathon and Dennis trying to overcome his personal challenges. The story revolves around Dennis, who left his pregnant fiancée at the altar years ago. When he discovers that she has a new boyfriend and is about to get married, he decides to prove himself by entering a marathon and showing that he can commit to something challenging.
15 Big Nothing
In "Big Nothing," Pegg plays the character Gus Dickinson, a call center employee who, along with his friend (played by Schwimmer), becomes involved in a scheme that quickly spirals out of control. The film combines elements of dark comedy and crime thriller as the characters find themselves in increasingly absurd and dangerous situations.
14 Man Up
"Man Up" is a romantic comedy film released in 2015. It is directed by Ben Palmer and stars Lake Bell and Simon Pegg in the lead roles. The story revolves around Nancy (played by Lake Bell), a single woman who, by a twist of fate, ends up taking the place of another person's blind date. Jack (played by Simon Pegg) is the man expecting his blind date, and the two characters embark on a night of unexpected and humorous adventures.
13 Hector and the Search for Happiness
"Hector and the Search for Happiness" is a comedy-drama film released in 2014. Simon Pegg plays the titular character, Hector. The story follows Hector, a psychiatrist who becomes dissatisfied with his life and embarks on a global journey to discover the meaning of happiness. Throughout his travels, he encounters various people and experiences different cultures, all while documenting his insights and observations in a notebook.
"Paul" is a science fiction comedy film released in 2011. Directed by Greg Mottola, the film stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two British comic book enthusiasts, Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings, who embark on a road trip across the United States. Their journey takes an unexpected turn when they encounter an extraterrestrial being named Paul, voiced by Seth Rogen. The film combines humor, science fiction, and adventure as Graeme and Clive help Paul evade government agents and find a way back to his spaceship. The trio faces various challenges and comedic situations, and the film pays homage to and satirizes science fiction and pop culture.
11 The World's End
Simon Pegg stars as Gary King in the 2013 British science fiction comedy film "The World's End." The story follows a group of friends, led by Simon Pegg's character Gary King, who reunite to attempt an epic pub crawl in their hometown. However, their plans are disrupted when they discover that the town has been taken over by alien robots. The group then finds themselves in a battle to save humanity while trying to complete their pub crawl, culminating at a pub called "The World's End."
10 Mission: Impossible III
Simon Pegg made his first appearance in the Mission: Impossible film series with "Mission: Impossible III," released in 2006. In the movie, Pegg plays the character Benji Dunn, a tech specialist. Benji is a member of Ethan Hunt's (Tom Cruise) team, and he provides technical support and comic relief throughout the film.
9 Star Trek Beyond
"Star Trek Beyond" follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as they become stranded on a distant planet after their ship is attacked. Simon Pegg's character, Scotty, teams up with other crew members to overcome the challenges they face and ultimately save the day. The film features Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, and the late Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, among others.
8 Ready Player One
Simon Pegg appears in the film "Ready Player One," directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 2018. In the movie, Pegg plays the role of Ogden Morrow, who is a co-founder of the OASIS, a virtual reality universe that serves as a central setting for the story. "Ready Player One" is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ernest Cline. The story is set in a dystopian future where people escape their reality by entering the OASIS, a vast virtual reality world created by James Halliday (played by Mark Rylance).
7 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Simon Pegg reprises his role as Benji Dunn in "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series. Benji Dunn, played by Pegg, serves as the tech specialist on the team, providing crucial support for their high-stakes missions. The film is known for its intense action sequences, including the famous scene of Tom Cruise climbing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
6 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
In "Rogue Nation," Simon Pegg reprises his role as Benji Dunn, the tech expert on the IMF team. The plot revolves around the team's efforts to dismantle a secret organization known as the Syndicate, led by a mysterious and formidable adversary. As in previous Mission: Impossible films, Simon Pegg's character, Benji, contributes both technical expertise and comic relief, bringing a lighthearted element to the intense and action-packed storyline.
5 Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Simon Pegg appears in 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' as Benji Dunn, a technician and close friend of Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). In "Fallout," Simon Pegg reprises his role as Benji Dunn, the tech expert and comic relief on the IMF team. The film follows Ethan Hunt and his team as they try to prevent a global catastrophe after a mission goes awry.
4 Star Trek Into Darkness
In "Star Trek Into Darkness," Pegg reprises his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the chief engineer aboard the USS Enterprise. The film follows the crew as they face a new adversary, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who poses a significant threat to Starfleet and the Federation. Simon Pegg's portrayal of Scotty continues to bring humor and warmth to the character, contributing to the overall dynamic of the ensemble cast.
3 Hot Fuzz
Yes, Simon Pegg starred in the 2007 British comedy-action film Hot Fuzz. He plays Nicholas Angel, a police officer who is assigned to a rural village in Gloucestershire after being too good at his job in London. He teams up with the eccentric local police officer Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) to investigate a series of suspicious deaths.
2 Shaun of the Dead
"Shaun of the Dead" follows the story of Shaun (Simon Pegg), a London electronics store employee who is stuck in a rut and has relationship issues. When a zombie apocalypse breaks out, Shaun and his friends devise a plan to rescue Shaun's mother and girlfriend and seek refuge in their favorite pub, the Winchester.
1 Star Trek
In the 2009 film "Star Trek," Simon Pegg portrays the character Montgomery "Scotty" Scott. This film, directed by J.J. Abrams, is part of the rebooted "Star Trek" film series. Simon Pegg's portrayal of Scotty brings a comedic touch to the character, staying true to the actor's well-known humor and wit. The film explores the early days of the iconic characters from the original series, including James T. Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and, of course, Scotty.