Will Ferrell’s 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

Will Farell, actually named John William Ferrell is many things in one. He is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and businessman. Will started his career in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

He has also starred in comedy films like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyTalladega NightsStep BrothersThe Other Guys, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

His other greatest works include co-writing with his comedy partner Adam McKay. Will and Adam also founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007. Will’s other film roles include ElfOld SchoolBlades of GloryDaddy’s Home. The man has also some animated films under his belt. They include Megamind and The Lego Movie.

Will has a special place in the generation of actors in Hollywood. He is considered a member of the “Frat Pack,” which is a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s. Some of the actors from that pack are Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson. So its no surprise that he would have collaborated with most of those stars in his movies. The movies include many hits.

Today we decided to count the top-rated Will Farell movies according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (71%)

Talladega Nights The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby: Farell’s greatest work, but least rated.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film.

This one is directed by Adam McKay and it stars Will Ferrell in the lead. You would be surprised to know it is written by both McKay and Ferrell.

The additional cast of the film features John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Jane Lynch, and Amy Adams. The guest appearances are by the Saturday Night Live alumni.

Also, NASCAR drivers Jamie McMurray and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have cameo parts to play. At the same time, the broadcasting teams from NASCAR consisting of Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds, and Darrell Waltrip also feature.

Will Ferrell plays Ricky Bobby, a NASCAR driver believes in winning throughout his career. His cars are the No. 26 Wonder Bread during the soar to the top of NASCAR. He also drives the No. 62 -Talladega 500.

Stranger Than Fiction (72%)

Stranger than Fiction: Will plays Harold Crick, an IRS agent.

Stranger than Fiction is a 2006 American fantasy comedy-drama film.

This movie is directed by Marc Forster. It is produced by Lindsay Doran and written by the very talented Zach Helm. Stranger than Fiction stars Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson, all in the lead roles. But the main plot follows Harold Crick (played by WillFerrell), who is an IRS worker. He begins hearing a disembodied voice narrating his life.

Stranger than Fiction was released by Columbia Pictures. It was praised for its creative, intelligent story and good performances. Will Ferrell rose to prominence because of this movie. He played brash comedic parts very very well.

Megamind (72%)

Megamind: features the voice of Will Ferrell.

Megamind is a 2010 American computer-animated superhero comedy film.

The film is directed by Tom McGrath. It was released by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation, together. Megamind features the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, and Brad Pitt in the lead roles.

It is the story of a super-intelligent alien supervillain named Megamind. He fights a long-lasting battle, but he eventually loses it, destroys his foe, the adored man, the superhero Metro Man.

Will Ferrell plays the Megamind himself. He is a big blue head-shaped alien who is a supervillain. Will’s character is a spoof of Lex Luthor and Brainiac. His “Space Dad” aura is a parody of the physical resemblance of Jor-El as played by Marlon Brando in the 1978 film Superman and number two, Brando’s voice as Vito Corleone in The Godfather.

Everything Must Go (73%)

Everything Must Go: based on Raymond Carver’s 1978 short story.

Everything Must Go is a 2010 American comedy-drama film.

The film is directed by Dan Rush and it stars Will Ferrell in the lead role. Everything Must Go was based on Raymond Carver’s 1978 short story “Why Don’t You Dance?”

Will Ferrell plays Nicholas “Nick” Halsey, the alcoholic protagonist. Whereas Rebecca Hall plays Samantha, she is someone who just moved in across the street. Michael Peña is Frank Garcia, Nick’s sponsor. Christopher “C.J.” Wallace is Kenny, a neighborhood kid. Glenn Howerton plays Gary, Nick’s supervisor. Stephen Root stars as Elliot, Nick’s neighbor, and finally, Laura Dern plays Delilah, Nick’s high school friend.

Everything Must Go was met with positive reviews and it has a “certified fresh” score of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes. It makes for Farell’s best movies.

Wedding Crashers (75%)

Wedding Crashers: Will Ferrell as Chazz Reinhold.

Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film.

Wedding Crashers isn’t Will’s movie since his character is uncredited.

It is directed by David Dobkin and written by Steve Faber and Bob Fisher.

Wedding Crashers stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper, and Jane Seymour in the lead roles. The film is centered around the story of two divorce mediators (Wilson and Vaughn) who crash weddings in order to meet and seduce bridesmaids.

Owen Wilson plays John Beckwith and Vince Vaughn plays Jeremy Grey. Bradley Cooper also has a role in the movie as Sack Lodge.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (75%)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: David Koechner is Champ Kind, Paul Rudd is Brian Fantana, Will Ferrell is Ron Burgundy and Steve Carell is Brick Tamland.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film.

The sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is just as great as the previous one.

Just as with the original film, this one is directed by Adam McKay, and produced by Judd Apatow. It is also written by McKay and Will Ferrell. The movie stars Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate from the previous roles.

All these actors have reprised their roles from the first film. Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Meagan Good, and Dylan Baker are fresh additions to the cast.

Will Ferrell plays Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

The Other Guys (78%)

The Other Guys: Farell’s own buddy-cop action movie.

The Other Guys is a 2010 American buddy cop action comedy film.

This one is directed by Adam McKay and co-written by Chris Henchy. The Other Guys stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dwayne Johnson in the main roles. The story is led by Will Ferrell’s Detective Allen “Gator” Gamble and Mark Wahlberg’s Detective Terry Hoitz.

The Other Guys marks the fourth of five collaborations between Ferrell and McKay. The one of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and Step Brothers. It is followed by Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. 

Additionally, The Other Guys is the first of three collaborations between Ferrell and Wahlberg. The pair also did Daddy’s Home in 2015 and Daddy’s Home 2 in 2017.

Elf (83%)

Elf: tells the tale of Buddy, a human who was adopted and raised by Santa’s elves.

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film.

The film is directed by Jon Favreau. It is written by David Berenbaum, and it stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Bob Newhart, and Ed Asner.

Elf tells the tale of Buddy, a human who was taken in and raised by Santa’s elves. That man is Farell. He learns about this and heads to New York City to meet his biological father while also spreading Christmas cheer in a world of bad men and naysayers.

The best part about Elf is that it was praised by audiences and critics alike. Many critics called it one of Farell’s best performances.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (85%)

The LEGO Movie 2 The Second Part: the fourth film in the franchise.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a 2019 computer-animated adventure comedy film.

It is produced by the Warner Animation Group and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The Lego Movie 2 is directed by Mike Mitchell. It is a sequel to The Lego Movie which came out in 2014.

The movie forms the fourth film in the franchise. Besides and Will Ferrell, it stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman. All of them reprise their roles from the previous film.

The new cast additions include Stephanie Beatriz, Tiffany Haddish, and Maya Rudolph. The story is centered around Emmet Brickowski, who attempts to rescue his friends from the Systar System. He also deals with an upcoming Armageddon.

The LEGO Movie (96%)

The LEGO Movie: the story of a Lego mini-figure who finds himself helping a resistance.

The Lego Movie is a 2014 computer-animated comedy film.

It is written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The story is by Lord, Miller, and Dan and Kevin Hageman. The Lego Movie is based on the Lego line of construction toys. The story is about ordinary Lego mini-figure who helps resistance to stop the tyrannical businessman from gluing everything in the Lego world into his vision of perfection.

Will Ferrell is the Lord Business, an evil businessman and tyrant of Bricksburg. Chris Pratt is the lead, Emmet Brickowski, an everyman. He plays a construction worker from Bricksburg who is initially thought of as Special.

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