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July 19, 2018 7:47 am

Best Will Ferrell Comedies of the 2000s


Nothing brings out laughter and smiles like a quality comedy film. One common factor in many of our favorite comedies, released in the past decade, is a single actor that manages to thrive in just about any role he is given. From a confused, adult, Christmas elf to a dazzling, male ice dancer, Will Ferrell is one actor who has brought, and continues to bring, much laughter into the world.

His unique talent of portraying humor through a wide variety of roles is something to be recognized. Ferrell has been awarded numerous times throughout his career. To name just a few, in 2001, Ferrell was awarded Funniest Male Performer in a Television Special and in 2013, he was given the MTV Comedic Genius Award in 2013.

Without any further adieu, today we are going to review ten of the best Will Ferrell comedies from the 2000s.

Plot summaries brought to you by IMBD.

1. Zoolander – 2001

“Derek Zoolander is VH1’s three time male model of the year, but when Hansel wins the award instead, Zoolander’s world becomes upside down. His friends disappear, his father is disappointed in him, and he feels that he’s not good as a model anymore. But when evil fashion guru Mugatu (Will Ferrell) hires Zoolander, he thinks his life has turned back round again, that is until he finds out that Mugatu has actually brainwashed him to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Can Zoolander and his new friends find out how to prevent the incident before it’s too late?” – IMBD


2. Elf – 2003

“Buddy (Will Ferrell)  was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter’s relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.” – IMBD

3. Anchorman – 2004

“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.” – IMBD

4. Kicking and Screaming – 2005

Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team, and soon finds that he’s also taking on his father’s dysfunctional way of relating… – IMBD


5. Talladega Nights – 2006

“#1 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.” – IMBD

6. Blades of Glory – 2007

“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.” – IMBD

7. Step Brothers – 2008

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



8. The Other Guys – 2010

“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.” – IMBD

9. Get Hard – 2015

“When millionaire James King (Will Ferrell) is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.” – IMBD

10. Daddy’s Home – 2015

“Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him Dad. But his plans turn upside down when their biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns.” – IMBD


Jeff Hemingway

It's not easy being a movie blogger. I even have to finish the bad movies all the way through.