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List Rules Top comedies and dramatic comedy films released between January 2000 and December 2009

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List of the funniest movies of the 2000s. These titles are the names of the greatest comedy films released in the 2000-2009 range of hilarity. Judd Apatow and Steve Carell struck comedy gold with "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," as he continued when he forgot Sarah Marshall and knocked up Katherine Heigl. Comedies of the 2000s came in the form of the ultra absurd; take a look at the montage scenes in "Wet Hot American Summer." The funniest movies also were indie packages, as was the case with "Little Miss Sunshine," an equally wonderful comedy where Carell couldn't be playing more polar characters. "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "Eight Crazy Nights" made millions laugh their butts off, as did comedy films like "Elf" and "Meet The Parents." This list compiles those comedies that landed on the silver screens and changed the landscape for funny movies. Or, they made the list because they were just plain hilarious.

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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars ...more

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more

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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
wiabux added Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them ...more

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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken. Will Ferrell also has a notable cameo appearance. ...more

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The ...more

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DodgeBall: A True Underdog Sto... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
wiabux added Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Red Hour Productions, written and directed by Rawson ...more

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
wiabux added Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr. Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film written, produced and directed by Ben Stiller.

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1,075 585
Elf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally lose their virginity. It was co-written ...more

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Old School is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito Picture Company and directed by Todd Phillips. The story was written by Court Crandall, and the film ...more

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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
WarrenMitchell added Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey ...more

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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the film chronicles a series of ...more

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Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and, starring Stiller and Owen Wilson. The film contains elements from a pair of short films directed by Russell Bates and ...more

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
looksharp added Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character, for ...more

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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd Apatow. The films stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann. It follows the ...more

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
wiabux added Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows two police officers attempting ...more

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Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman Bruce Almighty is a 2003 American religious comedy-drama film directed by Tom Shadyac, written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk and stars Jim Carrey as Bruce Nolan, a ...more

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Ted is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Roy100 added Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild is from MacFarlane's story. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, ...more

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Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
pmmom38 added Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the second installment in ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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The Other Guys is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg The Other Guys is a 2010 action comedy film directed and co-written by Adam McKay, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and featuring Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, ...more

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Miss Congeniality is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies of the 2000s
Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and Candice