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The Best Will Ferrell Movies

Updated July 13, 2020 19.2k votes 3.6k voters 187.6k views48 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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.

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  • 1
    Elf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Talladega Nights: The Ballad o is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Released2006

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Step Brothers

    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen

    Released2008

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell

    Released2004

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Old School is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Old School

    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg

    Released2003

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Other Guys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    The Other Guys

    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2010

    Directed byAdam McKay

    The Other Guys is a 2010 action comedy film directed and co-written by Adam McKay, starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Wedding Crashers

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

    Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Blades of Glory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Blades of Glory

    Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell

    Released2007

    Directed byWill Speck, Josh Gordon

    Blades of Glory is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Semi-Pro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Semi-Pro

    Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig

    Released2008

    Directed byKent Alterman

    Semi-Pro is a 2008 American sports comedy film from New Line Cinema. The film was directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Zoolander

    Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton

    Released2001

    Directed byBen Stiller

    Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and, starring Stiller and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Campaign is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    The Campaign

    Will Ferrell, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed byJay Roach

    The Campaign is a 2012 American political satire comedy film directed by Jay Roach. An... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Daddy's Home is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Daddy's Home

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg

    Directed bySean Anders

    Daddy's Home is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written by Brian... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Austin Powers: International M is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Anchorman 2: The Legend Contin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    Kanye West, Will Smith

    Released2013

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Get Hard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Get Hard

    Alison Brie, Will Ferrell

    Released2015

    Directed byEtan Cohen

    Get Hard is an American comedy film directed by Etan Cohen and written by Etan Cohen, Jay... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham

    Released1999

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    MegaMind is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    MegaMind

    Brad Pitt, Tina Fey

    Released2010

    Directed byTom McGrath

    Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    #68 of 174 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made#95 of 317 The Best Movies For Kids

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    The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    The Lego Movie

    Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell

    Released2014

    Directed byPhil Lord, Christopher Miller

    The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Land of the Lost

    Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy

    Released2009

    Directed byBrad Silberling

    Land of the Lost is a 2009 American adventure science fiction comedy film directed by Brad... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    A Night at the Roxbury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    A Night at the Roxbury

    Eva Mendes, Will Ferrell

    Released1998

    Directed byAmy Heckerling, John Fortenberry

    A Night at the Roxbury is a 1998 American comedy film based on a recurring skit on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Stranger than Fiction is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Stranger than Fiction

    Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman

    Released2006

    Directed byMarc Forster

    Stranger than Fiction is a 2006 American comedy-drama-fantasy film directed by Marc Forster,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Starsky & Hutch

    Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra

    Released2004

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American action comedy film directed by Todd Phillips. The film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Kicking & Screaming is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Kicking & Screaming

    Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall

    Released2005

    Directed byJesse Dylan

    Kicking & Screaming is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Jesse Dylan starring Will... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released2001

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Daddy's Home 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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    Daddy's Home 2

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg

    Directed bySean Anders

    Daddy's Home 2 is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders. Father Dusty (Mark... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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