50 favorite comedy movies

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1. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

63 Metascore

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

Votes: 293,921 | Gross: $85.29M

2. Knocked Up (2007)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Romance

85 Metascore

For fun-loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one-night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant with his child.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann

Votes: 319,959 | Gross: $148.73M

3. Step Brothers (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 233,670 | Gross: $100.47M

4. Pineapple Express (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

64 Metascore

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

Votes: 279,855 | Gross: $87.34M

5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis

Votes: 236,309 | Gross: $63.17M

6. I Love You, Man (2009)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

70 Metascore

Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after?

Director: John Hamburg | Stars: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones, Sarah Burns

Votes: 178,783 | Gross: $71.44M

7. Be Kind Rewind (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jack Black, Yasiin Bey, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow

Votes: 83,957 | Gross: $11.17M

8. White Chicks (2004)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

Two disgraced FBI agents go way undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson Sisters from a kidnapping plot.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Busy Philipps, Maitland Ward

Votes: 111,396 | Gross: $70.83M

9. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

R | 116 min | Comedy

49 Metascore

A nice-guy cop with dissociative identity disorder must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Anderson, Mongo Brownlee

Votes: 201,346 | Gross: $90.57M

10. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

64 Metascore

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell

Votes: 175,426 | Gross: $44.54M

11. Mean Machine (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards.

Director: Barry Skolnick | Stars: Vinnie Jones, David Kelly, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown

Votes: 31,928 | Gross: $0.09M

12. Tropic Thunder (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy

71 Metascore

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn

Votes: 336,099 | Gross: $110.52M

13. Observe and Report (2009)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

54 Metascore

Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.

Director: Jody Hill | Stars: Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Ray Liotta, Michael Peña

Votes: 55,361 | Gross: $23.99M

14. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

56 Metascore

Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Gerry Bednob

Votes: 159,626 | Gross: $31.46M

15. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

73 Metascore

Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco

Votes: 343,302 | Gross: $109.45M

16. Semi-Pro (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

47 Metascore

Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.

Director: Kent Alterman | Stars: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney

Votes: 71,874 | Gross: $33.47M

17. Superbad (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy

76 Metascore

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader

Votes: 461,204 | Gross: $121.46M

18. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

80 Metascore

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 279,184 | Gross: $183.14M

19. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

R | 81 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

73 Metascore

When Cartman and his friends go see an R rated movie, they start cursing and their parents think that Canada is to blame.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 175,229 | Gross: $52.01M

20. Old School (2003)

R | 88 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 197,150 | Gross: $75.59M

21. Soul Men (2008)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

49 Metascore

Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman

Votes: 8,842 | Gross: $12.08M

22. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

66 Metascore

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole

Votes: 144,641 | Gross: $148.21M

23. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Votes: 637,990 | Gross: $277.32M

24. Land of the Lost (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone

Votes: 56,884 | Gross: $49.44M

25. Next Day Air (2009)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

Two inept criminals are mistakenly delivered a package of cocaine and think they've hit the jackpot, triggering a series of events that changes ten people's lives forever.

Director: Benny Boom | Stars: Yasiin Bey, Mike Epps, Donald Faison, Wood Harris

Votes: 9,115 | Gross: $10.02M

26. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 319,544 | Gross: $128.51M

27. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Music

82 Metascore

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 230,762 | Gross: $81.26M

28. Year One (2009)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

34 Metascore

After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Olivia Wilde, Oliver Platt

Votes: 81,867 | Gross: $43.34M

29. Funny People (2009)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship causes him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana

Votes: 106,150 | Gross: $51.86M

30. Mr. Deeds (2002)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

24 Metascore

A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Allen Covert

Votes: 121,171 | Gross: $126.29M

31. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

R | 89 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

Director: Neal Brennan | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, David Koechner, James Brolin

Votes: 18,776 | Gross: $15.10M

32. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 442,362 | Gross: $13.54M

33. The Invention of Lying (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

58 Metascore

A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K.

Votes: 102,071 | Gross: $18.44M

34. Get Smart (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

54 Metascore

A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Dwayne Johnson

Votes: 180,542 | Gross: $130.32M

35. Employee of the Month (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A slacker competes with a repeat winner for the "Employee of the Month" title at work, in order to gain the affections of a new female employee.

Director: Greg Coolidge | Stars: Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard, Andy Dick

Votes: 40,125 | Gross: $28.44M

36. Waiting... (I) (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy

30 Metascore

Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

Director: Rob McKittrick | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, John Francis Daley, Justin Long

Votes: 80,733 | Gross: $16.12M

37. Life (I) (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes

Votes: 38,093 | Gross: $63.84M

38. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

Votes: 148,515 | Gross: $50.29M

39. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Music

63 Metascore

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, David Krumholtz, Nat Faxon

Votes: 60,082 | Gross: $18.32M

40. Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

64 Metascore

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

Votes: 140,830 | Gross: $118.59M

41. Starsky & Hutch (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red and white Ford Torino, with the help of a police snitch called "Huggy Bear".

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 127,698 | Gross: $88.24M

42. Get Him to the Greek (2010)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

65 Metascore

A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne

Votes: 156,609 | Gross: $60.97M

43. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

Votes: 314,823 | Gross: $127.18M

44. The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

48 Metascore

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, Nelly

Votes: 143,529 | Gross: $158.12M

45. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

Votes: 290,829 | Gross: $120.91M

46. Soul Plane (2004)

R | 86 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

Things get raucously funny aboard the maiden flight of a black-owned airline, thanks to some last-minute passenger additions.

Director: Jessy Terrero | Stars: Dwayne Adway, Snoop Dogg, Tom Arnold, Kevin Hart

Votes: 19,597 | Gross: $13.92M

47. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy

81 Metascore

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 398,696 | Gross: $23.64M

48. The Other Guys (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

64 Metascore

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter, Eva Mendes

Votes: 210,110 | Gross: $119.22M

49. Wedding Crashers (2005)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

64 Metascore

John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Christopher Walken

Votes: 302,093 | Gross: $209.22M