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The Best Will Ferrell Movies 

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This list of the best Will Ferrell movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Whether he is playing a scotch-drinking news anchor or a holiday loving elf, Will Ferrell is always hilarious. The order of this Will Ferrell movies list is decided by how many votes each film receives, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "what are the best Will Ferrell movies?" and "what are the greatest Will Ferrell roles of all time?"  Famous films like Step Brothers, Old School and the cult classic Men Seeking Women can all be found this Will Ferrell filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best, which in Will Ferrell's case, are usually his funniest movies. If you think the best Will Ferrell role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Will Ferrell's character-driven comedies, you might also enjoy our list of the best Ben Stiller movies and best John C. Reilly movies.

Will Ferrell has worked with many famous directors, including big names like John Fortenberry and Woody Allen. Movie fans who love Will Ferrell have also been known to enjoy films starring Steve Carell and Jonah Hill.

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Talladega Nights: The Ba... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Amy Adams

Released: 2006

Directed by: Adam McKay

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film directed by Adam McKay. Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) stays atop the heap thanks to a pact ...more

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Anchorman: The Legend of... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

Released: 2004

Directed by: Adam McKay

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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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Adam McKay

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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Old School is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

Released: 2003

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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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Elf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

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 Other Guys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2010

Directed by: Adam McKay

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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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Dobkin

Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to ...more

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Blades of Glory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Jenna Fischer

Released: 2007

Directed by: Will Speck, Josh Gordon

Blades of Glory is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, and starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. The movie was produced by MTV Films, Red Hour and Smart ...more

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Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ben Stiller

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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Semi-Pro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kent Alterman

Semi-Pro is a 2008 American sports comedy film from New Line Cinema. The film was directed by Kent Alterman and stars Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin and Maura Tierney. The ...more
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The Campaign is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jay Roach

The Campaign is a 2012 American political satire comedy film directed by Jay Roach. An incumbent Representative (Will Ferrell) embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge ...more
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Anchorman 2: The Legend ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Kanye West, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst

Released: 2013

Directed by: Adam McKay

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, and the sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. With the 1970s behind them, San ...more

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Austin Powers: Internati... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jay Roach

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more

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Austin Powers: The Spy W... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of ...more

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MegaMind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tom McGrath

Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom McGrath. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film premiered ...more

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Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer

Released: 2009

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Land of the Lost is a 2009 American adventure science fiction comedy film directed by Brad Silberling, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft and Jimmy Miller, written by Chris Henchy and Dennis ...more

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A Night at the Roxbury ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Eva Mendes, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Coolidge

Released: 1998

Directed by: Amy Heckerling, John Fortenberry

A Night at the Roxbury is a 1998 American comedy film based on a recurring skit on television's long-running Saturday Night Live called "The Roxbury Guys". Saturday Night Live regulars ...more

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Kicking & Screaming ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Mike Ditka

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Kicking & Screaming is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Jesse Dylan starring Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall. It focuses on the exploits of a boys' soccer team and their new coach.
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Stranger than Fiction is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Released: 2006

Directed by: Marc Forster

Stranger than Fiction is a 2006 American comedy-drama-fantasy film directed by Marc Forster, written by Zach Helm, and starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, ...more

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Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American action comedy film directed by Todd Phillips. The film stars Ben Stiller as David Starsky and Owen Wilson as Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson and is a film ...more

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Get Hard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Alison Brie, Will Ferrell, T.I.

Released: 2015

Directed by: Etan Cohen

Get Hard is an American comedy film directed by Etan Cohen and written by Etan Cohen, Jay Martel and Ian Roberts. The film stars Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Edwina Findley, and Craig ...more
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Daddy's Home is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini

Directed by: Sean Anders

Daddy's Home is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written by Brian Burns, Anders and John Morris. The film is about a mild-mannered executive named Brad (Will Ferrell) who ...more

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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks

Released: 2014

Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. An ordinary Lego minifigure (Chris Pratt) who finds himself being the only one ...more

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Jay and Silent Bob Strik... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku

Released: 2001

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and starring Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of ...more

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The Internship is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Rose Byrne, Vince Vaughn

Released: 2013

Directed by: Shawn Levy

The Internship is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Shawn Levy, written by Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern, and produced by Vaughn and Levy. The film stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in ...more