Top 5: Best Comedy Movies from the 2000s

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Hey folks! In light of me thinking humour is funny I’ve decided to give you all my top five comedies of the 2000s.

It was a big decade for chuckles, and an even bigger decade for giggles, giving us some comedy nuggets that will be re-watched and cherished forever. It’s impossible to narrow the decade down to five movies, so think of this list as more of a suggestion than a definitive record.

1. Step Brothers (2008)

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The dream team. Source: Columbia Pictures.

When Will Ferrel and John C. Reilly share the silver screen, we all get one step closer to world peace. Their candid, schoolyard banter makes you wonder whether either of them ever really grew up. Well, if they haven’t, let’s hope they never do and continue to produce hilarious movies like this one.

2. Dodgeball (2004)

“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” Words to live by. Dodgeball is a perfect combination of humour, and more humour, creating the perfect mix of a really funny movie (yes, I am a film critic). If only Lance Armstrong’s cameo didn’t turn out to be a farce…

3. Team America: World Police (2004)

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Source: Paramount Pictures.

From the creators of South Park came one of the most creative movies I’ve ever seen. Team America is spit-your-drink-out funny, making no reservations to bring you the raunchiest, crudest comedy of the decade.

4. Anchorman (2004)

“I’m Ron Burgundy?” Indeed you are Mr. Ferrel. 2004 was a big year in a big decade for comedy, and Anchorman was the crème de la crème. Ron Burgundy and his team of news presenters is a far cry from the drab we get on television these days. I think our news anchors could do with a few tips on livening up the 5 o’ clock news, and perhaps on how to wear really really nice suits.

5. Zoolander (2001)

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Blue Steel. Source: Paramount Pictures.

In case you couldn’t tell by now, I kind of have a thing for Ben Stiller and Will Ferrel, and they have a thing for making awesome movies. Zoolander introduced me to ‘Wake Me Up’ by Wham, and for that, I am forever indebted. But when it isn’t jamming a sweet soundtrack, the movie is throwing hilarious punchlines left right and centre. It’s just a shame the second one was so bad…

 

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