Comedies are the best, don’t you think? I mean, what can be better than putting smiles on the faces of others? Very few things beat making people pee their pants and crack their ribs due to excessive laughter. So for me, comedies are the greatest of movie genres. And think about it, it is definitely not very easy to create content that different people of different races and cultures can understand and see the humor intended by the writers and actors.

This article explores the funniest movies of the 21st century so far. Let’s go…

  1. ANCHORMAN: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a comedy classic. Will Ferrell plays the perfect main character, and there are many other excellent supporting roles. The movie is ranked by various publications like Bravo, Time Out, and Empire as one of the funniest movies of all time. It follows the series of events that happened when an anchorman, Ron Burgundy, got challenged indirectly by a passion-driven reporter, Veronica (played by Christina Applegate) .The movie has a lot of hilarious moments that get you laughing hours after you finish watching.


The 2012 Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy, the MTV Movie and TV Award for Best Comedic Performance, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie, and numerous other nominations, Bridesmaid came in as a masterpiece. It tells the story of a lady, Annie (Kristen Wiig) who is in the midst of a series of crises. She was called upon by her best friend to be the Maid of Honor for her wedding, but she ended up almost ruining the wedding.

  1. BORAT: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Certainly not advisable for everyone due to some cultural and ethical concerns. Still, the hilarious scenes in the movie cannot be overlooked, even by the likes of Golden Globe, MTV Awards and some other movie awards committee as the movie won quite a few awards on its comedic performance and it still has a 90% rotten tomatoes and a 79% audience score across hundreds of thousands ratings. It is arguable the best mockumentary ever made, following Borat Sagdiyev, a journalist who traveled to USA to make a documentary about the country.


Shaun of the dead is a horror comedy. We have seen a lot of zombie movies, but this one introduced and promoted an interesting new concept that combines the right and appropriate humors and with zombies. The movie tells the revolutionary story of Shaun, a salesman who cannot maintain a proper relationship with others, and how a zombie apocalypse changed his life and that of others around him.


The laughs just don’t stop in this movie. While you are reminiscing about a previous scene, another one is dropped and you just have to keep laughing. A groom to-be, Doug, and his three best friends,Phil, Stu, and Alan, who went together to celebrate Doug’s bachelor party only for the best friends to wake up the next morning to realize Doug is missing. The movie won the 2010 MTV Movie & TV Award, the Golden Globe Award, and Critics Choice Movie Award all for its comedic performance.


Everyone knows Kevin Hart is one of the funniest comedian in our generation. He is definitely a worthy mentions in the list of the funniest movies of this century and Ride Along is definitely arguably one of his best yet. Partnering with Ice Cube in the action cop movie, the duo created deep touch of funny moments for fans. It’s definitely one of the funniest Kevin Hart has ever done and a worthy mention in our funniest of this century.


The Grand Budapest Hotel is a masterpiece, in a lot of areas. A perfect blend of comedy in drama. Grand Budapest Hotel will tickle your ribs a lot. It follows the story of a concierge, Gustave H., played by Ralph Fiennes, who was wrongly accused and his journey to proving his innocence with a lobby boy, Zero, played by Tony Revolori. The movie won Golden Globe Award, and The Critics Choice Award for its comedic performance.


With quite a few comedy awards as the funniest movie of the year, the 40 year-old virgin follows the story of a 40 year-old Andy (Steve Carell), who is a celibate working as a supervisor at a store. His friends learns of his celibacy and decides to help him lose his virginity. It is this journey of Andy losing his virginity that gets the movie all packed with a lot of hilarious scenes. The movie definitely deserves a spot in this hall of comedic honors


Adventure at its funniest and once again Kevin Hart is at the center of the comedies. Jumanji follows four teens,and their supernatural transition to a game world, Jumanji. The movie delivers rib cracking comedy while also maintain a smooth entertaining adventure.


Funniest of Ryan Reynolds movies if you ask me. Deadpool changes the superhero narrative by introducing a hero who believes bad guys should be killed not just apprehended and detained. The movie takes us through the hero’s journey all through delivering a lot of hilarious moments. While being an action superhero movie, the movie still got the Critics Choice Award and MTV Movie & TV Award for its comedic performance.

There are several movies that deserve a spot on this list, and a lot more to come and go. Comedies are great, like the popular saying, “Laughter is the best medicine”. Which of the ten listed movie is your favorite? 


Unfortunately, comedy directors appeared to abandon the genre as the Apatow man-child slacker character lost his charm. All-around flops like Holmes & Watson and Dirty Grandpa did little to improve the genre’s image. Even Nevertheless, as long as there are humorous people who want to make movies, wonderful comedies will continue to be made.

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