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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. Will Ferrell's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Will Ferrell movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Will Ferrell 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?" The greatest Will Ferrell performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous films like Step Brothers, Old School and the cult classic Men Seeking Women can all be found this Will Ferrell filmography, but its 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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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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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Talladega Nights: The Ballad o... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen
Ricky Bobby (WILL FERRELL) has always dreamed of driving fast -- real fast -- like his father, Reese Bobby (GARY COLE), who left the family to pursue his racing dreams. Early on, Ricky’s mother, ...more
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Elf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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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Old School is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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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The Other Guys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
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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Blades of Glory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Jenna Fischer
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
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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A Night at the Roxbury is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Eva Mendes, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Coolidge
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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Anchorman 2: The Legend Contin... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Kanye West, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film, and the sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. As with the original film, it is directed by Adam McKay, ...more
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The Campaign is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd
The Campaign is a 2012 American political comedy film starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two North Carolinians vying for a seat in Congress. The screenplay was written by Shawn ...more
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Stranger than Fiction is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah
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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Semi-Pro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Woody Harrelson
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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Kicking & Screaming is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Mike Ditka
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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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher
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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Starsky & Hutch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Will Ferrell
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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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell
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) 19 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell
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) 20 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Leonard Nimoy, Matt Lauer
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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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku
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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Get Hard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Alison Brie, Will Ferrell, T.I.
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) 23 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini
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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Superstar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Tom Green
Superstar is a 1999 comedy film and Saturday Night Live spin-off about a quirky, socially inept girl named Mary Katherine Gallagher. The character was created by SNL star Molly Shannon and ...more
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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Will Ferrell Movies
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks
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