When it comes to what makes people laugh, I understand it’s personal. However, just in case we share the same kind of humor, here’s a summary of what I claim the best comedy movies of 2008. If you disagree, you know what to do – either comment with your personal favorites or represent your own rankings by sending us your own top 10-lists.
1. Pineapple Express
Bizarre and serious in that funny kind of a way. The art of making people laugh of a subtle humor, just underneath the surface, the writers and actors have mastered.
Jack Black’s take on the Ghost Busters music theme makes me giggle every time. The innovative elements and creative ideas of the plot and characters is outstanding. One of Mos-Def’s greatest performances as well.
The dude behind Clerks and Jay Silent Bob, Kevin Smith has topped himself in Zach and Miri Make a Porno. An awesome and super-funny comedy about two room-mates forced to make a porno to pay the bills. The cast includes actors from The Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob and Pinapple Express. Enjoy!
A follow up to Will Ferrell’s Talladega Nights box office hit. But it manages to tell its own story with originality in characters and plot. Ferrell is always funny but this comedy made me laugh harder than any other of his movies. A to be classic in my opinion.
After many comments questioning why Step Brothers didn’t make the toplist I gave it one more shot. The first time I saw this comedy I was mildly impressed. However, the scene in the end when Ferrell sings Volare at the helicopter event plus when the brothers sleepwalk convinced me. Step Brothers is one of 2008’s big comedies.
6. Madagascar: Escape Africa 2
Haven’t actually seen it yet, nor do I know if it has been released on the big screens, but if it is half as good as the first Madagascar, it has earned its place on this toplist. “Physically fit, physically fit!”
7. The Yes Man
Didn’t know hearing Jim Carrey saying yes for an entire 2 hours could be this entertaining but guess what. It was!
8. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
Not one of Adam Sandler’s finest. Actually though Happy Gilmore was better. However, the fact that they are making fun of Israel and the middle east, eating hummus to everything is a great step in the making comedy without constrains.
9. Forgetting Sara Marshall
If it were not for the romance in this movie, it would rank higher. Regardless, a great movie, a masterpiece of awkwardness I am so found of, that so easily occurs in long-time relationship break-ups.
10. Tropic Thunder
Watched this in pretty bad quality but still managed to find some priceless comedy pieces. Directed by Ben Stiller, Tropic Thunder tells a story of three actors to film a war-movie in Vietnam and ends up fighting a real war against local drug lords.