The Funniest Comedies Of The 2000s

By Glory O

The 2000s witnessed a flourishing era for comic writers and actors, leading to many top-notch comedy films. Despite the saturation in the genre, many failed to deliver genuine laughter, tarnishing the legacy of some of the greats. However, certain comedies from this period stood out for their brilliance, timelessness, and significant contributions to the landscape of comedic cinema. Here is a rundown of some of the most memorable and noteworthy comedies from the new millennium’s first decade.

“The Hangover” (2009) captivated audiences with its wild narrative of three friends trying to reconstruct a wild bachelor party in Las Vegas. “Role Models” (2008) showcased the hilarious chemistry between Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott in a story about two immature men forced into a Big Brother program. “Hot Fuzz” (2007), the second film in Edgar Wright’s Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy, presented Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two police officers investigating bizarre crimes in a quiet English village.


“The Simpsons Movie” (2007) successfully translated the iconic TV series onto the big screen, delighting fans with the familiar charm of the animated family. “Napoleon Dynamite” (2004) gained a cult following for its offbeat humor and quirky protagonist navigating through the challenges of high school. “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004) became a classic, with Will Ferrell’s portrayal of the flamboyant news anchor delivering loud moments.

“Step Brothers” (2008) entertained viewers with the boisterous antics of two middle-aged step-brothers, portrayed by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, navigating their way through the intricacies of adulthood. “Borat” (2006) became a cultural phenomenon, using Sacha Baron Cohen’s unique style to satirize American culture and politics through the eyes of a fictional Kazakhstani journalist. “In Bruges” (2008) showcased the brilliant chemistry between Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in a darkly comedic story of two hitmen navigating a mission gone awry.


“Shaun of the Dead” (2004) redefined the zombie comedy genre, blending humor with horror in a tale of two friends confronting a zombie apocalypse. “Superbad” (2007) captured the essence of teenage camaraderie and mishaps, portraying the comical escapades of three friends navigating the complexities of adolescence and party culture. These films not only brought tears of laughter to audiences but also left an indelible mark on the comedic landscape of the 2000s.