20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Best 20 movies of Will Ferrell Ranked

John William Ferrell commonly known as Will Ferrell is an American actor, producer, writer, comedian, and successful businessman who was born in California, United States. He started his career as an actor in 1995 and till now, he has done 40+ movies in which maximum was blockbuster at the box office.

He was very much loved by the viewers for his role as a comedian and got the title of ‘Best Comedian in the World’ by the audience. His immense acting and writing works have made him won many awards including GQ Comedian of the Year, Best Actor Award, Best Supporting role, and many more.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Biggest Comedian Will Ferrell

This versatile and legendary comedian has won the hearts of many thus a have a huge fan following throughout the globe. Now, I would like to tell our audience that in this post, I will be giving the best 20 movies of Will Ferrell’s career which the audience liked the most and they received the highest critic’s points.

All the rankings of the movies will be based on audience reviews, critics ratings, and on my personal views. I would also like to advise you all to definitely watch these movies if you haven’t watched them yet. These are the best 20 movies the versatile comedian cum actor Will Ferrell;

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Step Brothers (2008) Lead Cast and Title

1. Step Brothers (2008)

Step Brothers is an American comedy film that was released in 2008. This film marked the best performance of Will Ferrell in a comedy role among all other movies of his career. This movie received extremely good reviews from the audience and also received high points from critics. It was liked by everyone throughout the globe and because of this movie Will was highly appreciated and also won many awards for his role.

This film was directed by Adam McKay and was produced by Jimmy Miller and Judd Apatow. The screenplay work of the film was managed by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and even the story of the film was written by both of them and they received an award for best story lineup of comedy film at the awards function.

It has a runtime of 98 minutes. In the story, it was shown that two aimless middle-aged persons who are a big loser in their life have to live together in the same house and in the same room as stepbrothers when their parents marry each other. They were forced to live together and they weren’t happy to live together.

This film has tremendous actors in the lead roles which include Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen, Adam Scott, and Kathryn Hahn. The lead actors of the film have given wonderful performances hence the film was a big success at the box office making it one of the highest-grossing films of 2008. Therefore, this film has taken first place in our list of the best 20 films of Will Ferrell.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Poster and Title

2. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

This film was a big success at the box office and crossed the mark of 100 million dollars at the box office which was considered a big amount at that time. This film was released in 2004 and has a runtime of 94 minutes and each and every minute of this movie was just mind-blowing as reviewed by the audience. This is an American comedy movie that starred Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Fred Willard in the lead roles.

It was directed by Adam McKay and was produced by Judd Apatow in association with Apatow Productions. The story of the film was written by the lead actor Will Ferrell and the director of the film Adam McKay only. The distribution rights of the film were owned by DreamWorks Pictures. It became one of the top-rated films in 2004 by receiving extraordinary reviews from the audience.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Kicking & Screaming (2005) Title and Lead Actor Will Ferrell

3. Kicking & Screaming (2005)

Kicking and Screaming is an American sports comedy film that was released in 2005. Like all other comedy films of Will Ferrell, this movie was also very much liked by the audience. It received quite good points from critics and also become a memorable part of Will’s career.

This movie was hugely liked by the audience and hence they requested a lot to the creators for the second part of the movie but the creators made their intentions clear that there will be no new part of the film. This film was directed by Jesse Dylan and was produced by Jimmy Miller in partnership with Mosaic Media Group. This film was written by Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick and according to the creators, the film was based on true events.

The story of the film revolves around Phil Weston, who is a family man and a victim of the competitive nature of his father. After his father, he took the soccer coaching duties of kids, and soon he realized that he also has the same competitive nature as his father. This film stars Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Kate Walsh, and Mike Ditka in the lead roles and has a runtime of 95 minutes. Because of its inspiring story and successful run, this movie has taken third place in our list of top 20 films.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
American comedy film Daddy’s Home Title and Logo

4. Daddy’s Home (2015)

This 2015 released American comedy film Daddy’s Home became part of one of the best comedy films of Ferrell’s career. It was a masterpiece film and won many awards for an extremely appreciated story, cast, direction, and many more. This film was directed by Sean Anders and was produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, and John Morris. Because of Will Ferrell’s extraordinary acting, this film was considered a blockbuster and it broke many box office records.

The screenplay work of the film was managed by Brian Burns, Sean Anders, and John Morris, and the story of the film was written by Brian Burns. The story of this film revolves around Brad Whitaker who is a radio host and he was trying his best to make his stepchildren love him and call him dad. He was doing everything possible to please them. But his all plans and hard work went in vain when their real father Dusty Mayron returns. This film has Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and Linda Cardellini in the lead roles. This film has a runtime of 96 minutes and it collected a whopping amount of 250 million dollars at the box office.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Will’s Best Film-Old School (2003)

5. Old School (2003)

Old School is an American comedy film that stars Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Vince Vaughn in the lead roles. This is an American comedy film that was released in 2003 and has a successful runtime of 93 minutes. There was a big problem with Will that most of his movies were of 90-95 minutes only which was very disappointing for the audience but his wonderful comedy vanishes every problem and becomes the main reason for the successful run of his films.

This film was also one of them. It was directed by Todd Philips and was produced by Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Todd Phillips, and Ivan Reitman in association with The Montecito Picture Company. The screenplay work of the film was managed by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong and the story of the film was also written by them.

In the story, three friends were shown that they tried to recapture their good days of college by opening a fraternity at a distance from their college that is their alma mater. The distribution rights of the film were owned by DreamWorks Picture and this movie resulted in a great success at the box office.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
A Night at the Roxbury (1998) Logo

6. A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

A Night at the Roxbury is an American comedy film that was directed by John Fortenberry and was produced by Lorne Michaels and Amy Heckerling in association with SNL Studios. This film was written by Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, and Steve Koren and the distribution rights of the film were owned by Paramount Pictures.

It has Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Dan Hedaya, Molly Shannon, and Richard Grieco in the lead roles. In the story, two witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club so that they can also earn a huge amount of money and they even wished that if not a club at least they wanted to get into the coolest, biggest, and most expensive club of their town, The Roxbury.

It has Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Dan Hedaya, Molly Shannon, and Richard Grieco as the lead actors. This film has a runtime of 82 minutes only which is really very short as compared to other Hollywood movies but still, it has very much liked by the audience because of the awesome comedy.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Poster

7. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

This movie was the second installment or we can say was the sequel of the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy that was released in 2004. This film was released after big requests from the audience as the first part of the film was really very interesting and full of comedy hence the audience needed a new part of the film.

This sequel was released after 9 years from the first part and therefore the viewers were having great expectations from the film and the creators of the film successfully matched the expectations of the audience. The creators were highly appreciated by the audience as well as critics for such an amazing film. This movie was directed by Adam McKay and was produced by Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and even the story of the film was written by them only.

This film stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate in the lead roles, and they also gave their best performance in this film. This film has a runtime of 119 minutes and it was tremendously successful at the box office making it one of the most profitable films of Will’s career.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
American Christmas comedy film Elf (2003)

8. Elf (2003)

Elf was released in 2003 and it is an American Christmas comedy film that was directed by Jon Favreau and was produced by Jon Berg, Todd Komarnicki, and Shauna Robertson in association with New Line Cinema Productions. This film was written by David Berenbaum and it stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Asner, and Bob Newhart in the lead roles.

In the story of the film it was shown that after realizing that he was a man, the person who was raised as an Elf at the North Pole decides to go to New York City so that he can find his real father there. The distribution rights of the film were owned by New Line Cinema and it has a successful runtime of 97 minutes.

This film collected a huge amount of 220 million at the box office and became the most profitable and successful film at the box office. It was really an awesome movie and I would definitely like to advise you all to watch that movie in this quarantine period as it can become a part of your most liked films.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Poster and Lead Cast

9. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is an American Sports comedy film that was released in 2006. This film was very much liked by the audience as it was based on true events and also received high points from the critics. This sports comedy film was directed by Adam McKay and was produced by Jimmy Miller and Judd Apatow in partnership with Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, The Apatow Company and Mosaic Media Group.

The story of the film was written by the lead actor Will and the director Adam only. The story of the film is based on NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby who always remains at the top of the ranking list Formula One racing but when the French Formula One driver makes a part in the race and drives up the ladder the talent and devotion of Ricky were tested.

This film has a supreme star cast which includes Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, and Michael Clarke Duncan in the lead roles. It has a runtime of 122 minutes and this film was extremely successful at the box office by collecting a whopping amount of 170 million dollars which was really high amount in 2006.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Blades of Glory (2007) Poster

10. Blades of Glory (2007)

This movie is an American sports comedy film and one of the best films in Will Ferrell’s career. This film has a different place in Will’s life as compared to other films. This film was released in 2007 and was a big success at the box office. It received huge appreciation from the audience as well from critics.

This film was directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck and was produced by John Jacobs, Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld in association with DreamWorks Pictures, MTV Films, Red Hour and Smart Entertainment. The distribution rights of the film were owned by Paramount Pictures and it has a runtime of 93 minutes and each and every minute of the film was really appreciating.

This film has Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, William Fichtner, Jenna Fischer, and Craig T. Nelson in the lead roles and the story of the film was written by Craig Cox, Jeff Cox, and Busy Philipps. The screenplay work of the film was managed by Jeff Cox, Craig Cox, John Altschuler, and Dave Krinsky.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
The Other Guys (2010) Poster

11. The Other Guys (2010)

This 2010 released American buddy cop action-comedy film The Others Guys has become one of the best comedy films of Ferrell’s career. It was a masterpiece film and won many awards for a highly appreciated story, cast, direction, and many other features. It was also selected for many nominations.

This film was directed by Adam McKay and was produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, and Patrick Crowley. Because of Will Ferrell’s immense acting, this film was considered a blockbuster and it broke many box office records. The story of the film was written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. In the story, two mismatched Detectives of New York City got a chance to come forward like New York’s top cops who they believed as their mentor, but God has written something different for them hence everything goes opposite to their plans.

This film has Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dwayne Johnson in the lead roles. This film has a runtime of 107 minutes and it was also very successful at the box office.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Title

12. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

For those who don’t know Stranger than Fiction is an American fantasy-drama-comedy film that was released in 2006. The film was very much appreciated by the adults. This film is full of drama and comedy so you should also watch this film at least once. This film was directed by Marc Forster and is produced by Lindsay Doran in association with Mandate Pictures and Three Strange Angels.

The screenplay work the story which was the most important part of the film was written by Zach Helm. In the film, the IRS auditor Harold Crick suddenly discovers himself the topic of narration that only he can hear. This narration deeply and badly affected his work, his love life or we can say his entire life. He was really fed up with all these things until his death. This film stars Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson. This film has a runtime of 113 minutes.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
The Campaign (2012) Lead Actors

13. The Campaign (2012)

The Campaign is an American political comedy film that was released in 2012 and has a successful runtime of 95 minutes. This film responded well at the box office and also received good response from the audience as well as the critics. This film has directed by Jay Roach and was produced by Jay Roach, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Zach Galifianakis in partnership with Gary Sanchez Productions and Everyman Pictures.

The screenplay work of the film was managed by Chris Henchy and Shawn Harwell and the story of the film was written by Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, and Shawn Harwell and they have done a tremendous job and were highly appreciated by the audience. This film stars Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd and Brian Cox in the lead roles.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Semi-Pro (2008) Lead Actors and Poster

14. Semi-Pro (2008)

This film was directed by Kent Alterman and was produced by Jimmy Miller in association with Mosaic Media Group and The Donner’s Company. It is an American sports comedy film that was released in 2008. The story of the film was really interesting but because of some directorial issues, the film was not as successful at the box office as expected.

This film received mixed responses from the audience and some people extremely loved it while some extremely trolled it because of poor direction. This film includes Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Will Arnett, and David Koechner as the lead actors. Even after having such strong star cast this film flopped at the box office but because of its story lineup, this film has taken a place in our list of top 20 comedy films.

In the film, Jackie Moon who was the coach and owner and a part of the American Basketball association’s Flint Michigan Tropics revive his teammates to fulfill their dream of winning the NBA. This film has a runtime of 92 minutes and the distribution rights were owned by New Line Cinema.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Bewitched (2005) Poster and Information

15. Bewitched (2005)

Bewitched is an American romantic-comedy fantasy film which was released in 2005 and has a successful runtime of 102 minutes. This film is directed by Nora Ephron and is produced by Nora Ephron, Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, and Penny Marshall in association with Red Wagon Entertainment. This film is adapted from the novel with the same name written by Sol Saks.

It has Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Burns, Jim Turner, Stephen Colbert, David Alan Grier, and Steve Carell in the lead role. The distribution rights of the film were owned by Columbia Pictures. It was a nice movie with an amazing star cast and therefore was very successful at the box office. I would like to advise our viewers to definitely watch this movie at least once as you will really like it.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Poster

16. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back stars Ben Affleck, Eliza Dushku, Shannon Elizabeth, Will Ferrell, Ali Larter, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, and Chris Rock in the lead roles. This is an American buddy comedy film that was released in 2001 with a successful runtime of 102 minutes. This movie received mixed responses from the audience but got high points from critics because of an interesting story.

It was directed by Kevin Smith and was produced by Scott Mosier in partnership with View Askew Productions, Dimension Films, and Miramax Films. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Miramax. It received an above-average mark according to its box office collections.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Zoolander (2001) Lead Actor Will Ferrell and Title

17. Zoolander (2001)

Zoolander has marked one of the best performances of Will Ferrell till now. This film was extremely liked by the audience and its second sequel was also released on the request of the audience. This film is directed by Ben Stiller and is produced by Scott Rudin, Ben Stiller, and Stuart Cornfeld.

The screenplay work of the film was managed by Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, and John Hamburg, and the story of the film was written by Drake Sather and Ben Stiller. It has Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller, and Jon Voight in the lead roles. We can see one of the lead actor Ben Stiller has directed, produced, managed screenplay work, written story, and even acted in the movie.

He has done many roles and each and every work of him was perfect. In this movie it was shown that when the career of a fashion model was in the end she was brainwashed to kill the president of Malaysia. This movie received a good response from the audience and was really successful at the box office.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
The Lego Movie (2014) Animated Movie Poster

18. The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie is a computer-animated comedy film that was released in 2014 and has a successful runtime of 100 minutes. This film was extremely successful at the box office and became one of the most successful and profitable films of Will’s career. He was really applauded for his role in this movie along with all the creators. This film was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and was produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee in association with Warner Animation Group, Village Roadshow Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment, and Lin Pictures.

The screenplay work of the film was managed by the directors of the film only. The story of the film was written by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller and it is based on Lego Construction Toys. This movie includes Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Bank, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman as the main actors.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Get Hard (2015) Lead Cast and Poster

19. Get Hard (2015)

This movie of Will Ferrell was directed by Etan Cohen and was produced by Chris Henchy, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in association with Gary Sanchez Productions and RatPac Dune Entertainment. The distribution rights of this film were owned by Warner Bros Pictures. It is an American comedy film that was released in 2015 with a successful runtime of 100 minutes and was really liked by the audience.

This film also collected a good amount at the box office and was officially declared as a hit. It has Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Tip Harris, Alison Brie, and Craig T. Nelson in the lead roles. The screenplay work of the film was managed by Jay Martel, Ian Roberts, and Etan Cohen, and the story of the film was written by Adam McKay, Jay Martel, and Ian Roberts. It was a nice movie so you should definitely watch it whenever you are free.

20 Best Will Ferrell Movies That Are A Must Watch!
Land of the Lost (2009) Poster

20. Land of the Lost (2009)

Land of the Lost is an American adventure comedy film that was released in 2009 and has a successful runtime of 102 minutes. This film was not very successful at the box office and also received mixed responses from the audience. When the film was released on television it gathered the attention of a lot of viewers throughout the country.

This film was directed by Brad Silberling and was produced by Sid and Marty Kroft and Jimmy Miller. The screenplay work of the film was managed by Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas. It is based on the novel with the same name written by Sid & Marty Krofft, Allan Foshko, and David Gerrold. It has Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, and Jorma Taccone in the lead roles.

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