Comedy movies aren’t like any other genre since they contain the right blend of amusement, drama, and humor. So here is a list of comedy movies from 2000s hat you may binge on over the weekend. We are sure it will leave you in splits, considering how many of these popular comedies.
The 2000s provided rib-tickling films with banter amongst the characters, comical plotlines, and talented actors (Hello Robert Downey Jr!) with amicable comic timing.
1. Best 14 Comedy Movies from 2000s
1.1. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
The iconic Miranda Priestly was ahead of her time, especially in this day and age with Instagram fashion blogs like Diet Sabya and Diet Prada making one question fashion. Along with other snarky phrases in the film, the iconic dialogue “Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking” is still appreciated after a decade. This film is a must-see for its great performances, subtle life lessons, and elegant fashion. It was also a box office success, ranking amongst the top films of 2006, with 326 million dollars worldwide.
1.2. The Hangover (2009)
The Hangover is a trilogy of American comedy movies with the stellar cast of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha in pivotal roles. All three parts chronicle the exploits of a group of friends (“The Wolfpack”) on a road trip to attend a bachelor party.
The first two parts of the film revolve around a night of dissoluteness in Las Vegas and Bangkok and the events that follow respectively. The third and final part of the film focuses on a road trip and a kidnapping that takes place. The series proved to be a huge box office success making 1.4 billion dollars worldwide.
1.3. Mean Girls (2004)
Nostalgia sets in as soon as the title of the film ‘Mean Girls’ is spoken. This coming-of-age movie may appear to be just another high school drama, but it is a film that should be passed down to generations since it addresses vital topics with great humor.
From “On Wednesdays we wear pink.”, to “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.”, to “What day is it? It’s October 3rd.”, the dialogues in this comedy film made it oh so ‘fetch’! Lindsay Lohan as the quiet and quirky Cady plays her role with perfection.
Even though ‘The Plastics’ takes on the roles of the antagonists, everyone understands that their meanness stems from their body image issues and the outside world’s beauty standards, which we all have grappled with at some point.
1.4. Wedding Crashers (2005)
Weddings have always been a terrific place to meet new people, but Wedding crashers elevated it to a whole new level. So much so, that the film caused an increase in real-life wedding crashes! In addition to great humor, this comedy film offers a happy ending as it concludes with Jeremy meeting his ideal match, Gloria.
John and Claire reunite, as she breaks her relationship with her abusive fiancé Sack (Bradley Cooper). The two couples come together and, it appears that the wedding crashing will never leave them, as they intend to crash another neighboring wedding when they drive off into the twilight.
1.5. Bridesmaids (2011)
We all feel left behind at some point in our lives and ‘Bridesmaids’ does not shy away from openly depicting that, as Annie, the lead character, struggles to make ends meet, while her best friend is happily getting married.
The crux of this comedy film is friendship and the troubles that come with it. But, in the end, it reveals that genuine friendship is accompanied by love and purity.
The movie was revolutionary because it was uncommon for female writers in the comedy genre to set box office records in the 2000s. The film won ‘Best Original Screenplay’ at the Oscars and was also touted as one of the most popular comedies.
1.6. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
This zombie comedy film, starring Simon Pegg, is a must-watch as it is touted as one of the funniest comedies of the 2000s. It ranked third on ‘Channel 4’s list of the ’50 best comedy films’.
Even though the film revolves around the characters being stuck in a zombie apocalypse, one of the most inspiring aspects of this film is that it begins by keeping to the standards of one genre and then dives into another genre’s tropes right away.
In an Edgar Writer film, there is rarely any filler. His filmmaking approach is so rapid that one hardly has time to look down at their popcorn.
1.7. We’re The Millers (2013)
We’re The Millers is a popular comedy with a terrific cast namely Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Ed Helms in hilarious roles. It is an intriguing combination of characters who work incredibly well together. You’ve got the drug dealer, the geek, and the stripper, all of whom give power-packed comedy.
The interesting plot of David, being caught by thugs and losing his money and stash, as he goes to help adolescents is worth giving a watch. David is in debt to his source, and how he makes a failsafe plan to complete his mission, by loading a phony family into a massive RV for a crazy weekend will give everyone a good laugh.
1.8. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Little Miss Sunshine is a comedy-drama film about a family who travels miles for their child to participate in a beauty pageant. This 2000s comedy movie grossed more than $100 million, despite it being made on a mere budget of $8 million.
The first shot of the film says a lot about it and introduces us to Olive- the wholesome dreamer and heart of ‘little miss sunshine.’ From the sequences between the characters to the soundtrack to the meltdown of criminally underappreciated actor Paul Danos, to the screenplay, this is your ideal feel-good film.
1.9. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
As buddy comedies go ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, is surprisingly smart, with a good heart and a charming lead, much more than what a person would expect from a film with this title. Andy (Steve Carell) is a 40-year-old virgin. He is one of those men whose existence revolves around his career and the things that he is interested in. The cast of the pals is fantastic.
Paul Rudd as David, Romany Malco as Jay, and Seth Rogen as Cal all contribute to the film’s humor. Easily the most memorable scene, in this comedy is when Andy’s pals, join him to get his hair chest waxed, and the dialogue is improvised, as the beauty salon employee could not stop laughing at Carell’s real reactions, making it one of the funniest comedies of the 2000s.
1.10. Snatch (2000)
Snatch is a crime comedy film that has an ensemble cast. It was largely successful, both critically and financially. The film grossed $86 million worldwide off a budget of $10 million.
One is captivated right from the credits as the characters serve up a lot of comebacks and slang that are still being thrown around today. Snatch ticks all the boxes for young moviegoers, picking the best bits from different cinema genres as the film revolves around two intertwined plots, making it one of the funniest comedies of the 2000s.
1.10. Miss Congeniality (2000)
Miss Congeniality premiered in theatres 23 years ago with Sandra Bullock starring as uncomfortable and frumpy FBI agent Gracie Hart, who goes undercover at a beauty contest and goes on a journey of self-discovery, as she sees sides to herself, she didn’t know existed.
The intrigue in the film increases as the killer is not revealed until the end and is also one of the best female-led comedies of all time.
1.11. Step Brothers (2008)
Will Ferrell as Brennen Huff and John C Reilly as Dale Doback give terrific performances in Stepbrothers. They share common traits; both being lazy, unemployed and still living in their parent’s houses. When Brennen’s mother and Dale’s father marry and move in together, their world is turned upside down.
Their narcissism and intense competition tear the new family apart, requiring them to collaborate to make their parents reconcile. The ending is nonchalant as Brennen and Dale find a way to get along, bonding over swords and night vision googles as the boys exclaim, “This is the ‘funniest’ night ever!”, while Dale’s father says, “This is so scary!”
1.12. Old School (2003)
Todd Phillips co-wrote and directed the 2003 comedy film Old School. The film stars Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Vince Vaughn as three friends who want to relive their college days, by joining a fraternity and the problems they experience along the way, which is shown with a hint of humor.
The movie collected $86 million globally. The cinematography and storyboarding are excellent, and the characters are more than adequate, making it an ideal buddy comedy to watch this weekend.
1.13. Love Actually (2003)
Love Actually is a Christmas romantic comedy film, with an ensemble cast, mostly made up of British actors and it premiered in theatres in 2003. The plot revolves around ten stories and different couples that examine a common feeling that we all feel- the feeling of love. 1.1The film is the perfect festive watch with its stellar performances and was also a commercial hit.
1.14. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith are one of the most popular action comedies, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The plot centers on John (Pitt) and Jane Smith (Jolie), whose marriage has become mundane. However, in a surprising turn of events, they realize that they are competent assassins working for competent agencies.
Their worlds intersect spectacularly when they are assigned to eliminate each other. The dazzling stunts, and carefully orchestrated fight sequences are top-notch, along with the humor in the film. It also won the MTV Movie and TV award for best fight.
We hope this list of hilarious and uproarious films provides a fantastic weekend binge for you, as we tried to provide a range of them. From action comedies to romantic comedies to family comedies to feel-good comedies, we have added the funniest and most popular evergreen comedies.
With great actors, excellent comic timing, and hilarious dialogues, we wish that these movies serve as an instant mood booster for you as they did for us!
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