Melissa McCarthy: five movies of the actress to watch on Netflix, Amazon and HBO Max on her birthday

This Thursday, August 26, actress Melissa McCarthy turns 51.

The interpreter began her career in early 2000, being a recognizable face in series such as Gilmore Girls and Samantha Who. Until 2010, she rose to fame thanks to her starring role in the series Mike and Molly, which won an Emmy for best actress in a comedy.

A year later, she transferred her success to the world of cinema thanks to her supporting role in the film Ladies at War, which was a critical and box office success, giving her an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress.

After this began a string of successes in the seventh art, especially in comedies, standing out in films such as Espías, Identity Thief and Special Bodies. She also got a second Oscar nomination, this time for best actress, for Can you forgive me someday?

You can currently see her in the series Nine Perfect Strangers, which recently premiered on Amazon Prime Video, and where she shares a cast with Nicole Kidman, Michael Shannon and Regina Hall. In addition, it will be part of the live action version of The Little Mermaid, along with Javier Bardem and Halle Bailey.

On her birthday, we leave you five Melissa McCarthy movies that you can enjoy on Netflix, Amazon and HBO Max.

Five Melissa McCarthy Movies on Netflix, Amazon, and HBO Max

Identity Thief (HBO Max)

A family man (Jason Bateman) embarks on a crazy journey to catch a con artist (McCarthy) who has stolen his identity and ruined his reputation.

Check out the trailer HERE

Ladies at War (Netflix)

A hilarious comedy that tells the story of Annie, an unemployed girl who wants to be her best friend’s bridesmaid at all costs. With Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph and McCarthy.

Check out the trailer HERE

Ghostbusters (Netflix)

Ghosts swarm Manhattan and four clever women form a paranormal elimination squad to stop the apocalypse.

Check out the trailer HERE

St. Vincent (Amazon)

Vincent (Bill Murray) is a drunk and in debt retiree who agrees to take care of Oliver, the son of his new neighbor (McCarthy) to collect some money.

Check out the trailer HERE

Thunder Force (Netflix)

Two childhood friends (McCarthy and Octavia Spencer) become the most unlikely heroines when one of them invents a formula to develop superpowers.

Check out the trailer HERE