In light of the new Will Ferrell movie "Semi-Pro" I have decided to look back at some of the best movies he's been in. There's been so many, so this is hard to come up with a Top 10 list. I will try my best, but in the end, they are all great.
1. Old School
Not only is it one of Will Ferrell's funniest movies, but I think it's one thee funniest movies I have ever watched. It seems like any movie he does with a Wilson brother (or both) is always hilarious. This is my personal favorite out of the"Will Ferrell collection. "We're going streaking!"
2. Night at the Rocksbury
One of his first big films, back in the day after Saturday Night Live, and definately one of his best. With Chris Kattan as his brother how could anything have gotten better. I don't think there is a scene in this movie I didn't laugh at; yeah it's that funny.
3. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
The story of a "legendary" anchorman who falls in love with his new female co-host. This is just classic Will Ferrell stuff. It's just hilarious all the way through. "I'm Ron Burgundy. Go **** yourself San Diego."
4. Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Just in case you guys didn't know this movie won an important award. What award you ask? "The award for best movie ever made." Definately one of the funniest sports movies I have ever seen, and it's about NASCAR racing. With John C. Reily as his best friend (shake n. bake!), this was destined to be a great movie. At some points in this movie, I thought I was going to die from how much I laughed. "First or Last!"
5. Wedding Crashers
Even though he's not one of the main characters in this movie (in fact he doesn't show up until the end of the movie), this movie is still hilarious. It's great to see these guys crash weddings and think about how they compare to what we have done similar.
6. Starsky and Hutch
Another movie that he isn't the main character in, but is still a funny movie. Plus, my favorite part of the movie is with him making Starsky and Hutch (Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) "act like dragons" so he would give them some info. This is a perfect example of how he makes an good movie even better. "Alright guys, I'm not gonna lie to you. This is gonna get kinda weird... Two dragons."
7. Kicking and Screaming
Another one of his sports movies. Just some great stuff. I'm not gonna lie I actually liked Mike Ditka in this movie, and thought him and Will Ferrell were great together. The funniest part of the whole movie is where Will tells Ditka to get him so juice because he's the "juice boy." I could not stop laugh for about 10 minutes after that.
Phil Weston: You're my assistant. You're supposed to back me up and go get me juiceboxes whenever I want. Now go get me a juicebox!
Mike Ditka: DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU'RE TALKING TO?
Phil Weston: I'm talkin' to the juicebox guy!
Mike Ditka: You're crazy!
Phil Weston: I'm not crazy, I'm just thirsty!
Mike Ditka: OH, YOU GO TO HELL!
Phil Weston: No, you go to hell, and while you're there, why don't you grab me a juicebox!
8. Ladies Man
Even though Will isn't the main character he is still one the more important one in this movie. He's the angry husband of a wife that cheated on with "The Ladies Man" (Tim Meadows). Again he makes a good movie much better here. My favorite part is at the end where he fights the "Ladies Man" and loses.
Here's the plot: He plays an elf who is huge...well at least to elves. He is the size of a normal person, so he seems huge to them. He was an orphan baby who stowed away in Santa's bag and was then raised by Elfs. After he is an adult, he is allowed to go find his birth father. Now, that doesn't sound like a funny movie to me at all, but when I seen it with Will as the main actor, I was wrong. He made a move, that did sound like a funny type of movie, hilarious.
Not the main character in this one, but is still one the more important one. Teams will Stiller and Wilson again for another funny movie. Plays an evil fashion guru and just cracked me up all the way throught the movie. I think his hair style in this movie just made him even more hilarious.
Honorable Mention: Superstar, Blades of Glory, Bewitched
Anytime movie he is in has me lauging. He's one of my favorite actors, and is definately one of funniest. I also think he has an obsession with the song "Afternoon Delight" because it is in every single movie he has been in. I'm hoping this new movie will be just as good or better than all of these. It takes place in Flint, MI (my hometown) and is about the merger of the ABA and NBA. It just looks like another great Will Ferrell movie that will have me laughing throughout the entire movie.