Top 10 Funniest Comedy Movies of 2008

LeTune November 7, 2008 41



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.



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2. Be Kind Rewind

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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.

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3. Zach and Miri Make a Porno

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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!

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4. Semi-pro

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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.

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5. Step Brothers

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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.

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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!”

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7. The Yes Man

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Didn’t know hearing Jim Carrey saying yes for an entire 2 hours could be this entertaining but guess what. It was!

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8. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

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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.

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9. Forgetting Sara Marshall

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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.

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10. Tropic Thunder

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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.

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41 Comments »

  1. kayla November 29, 2008 at 9:00 pm -

    How did you see “Yes” with Jim Carey? It dosent come out untill this december. send me the link if you downloaded it. thanks!
    And I love your top 10!

    • LeTune April 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm -

      I gotta a little sneak preview ;-)

  2. what_the December 19, 2008 at 4:08 am -

    man anyone who thinks zohan is funny is retarded. Its unwatchable.

  3. nowhereman136 December 19, 2008 at 5:16 pm -

    be kind rewind was ok but not even close to funniest

    semi pro, and Zohan sucked

    why isnt harold and kumar on the list?

    Juno came out in 2007, it had to be to get last years oscar nom.

  4. mathias December 22, 2008 at 6:00 pm -

    Where is step brothers this is horseshit

    • Laura July 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm -

      Step brothers is in the 2008 best comedies of the year

  5. chris December 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm -

    This list is a joke. Forgetting Sarah Marshall and 8! and Tropic thunder at 9!. Be Kind Rewind was a great movie but does not compare to Forgetting Sarah Marshall. If you think Zohan and Semi Pro, along with Yes Man were funny movies, I think you need to get diagnosed with mental retardation.

  6. Yoza December 30, 2008 at 5:52 pm -

    You guys are all mental!!! Be Kind Rewind was one of the funniest movies EVER, next to Tommy Boy (from a long time ago) of course…get a life peeps!!!!!

  7. ashley January 1, 2009 at 10:55 am -

    be kind rewind sucked. it should defiantly NOT be at the top of the list. pineapple express was great, maybe even at the top where are Harold and Kumar? Zack and Miri?

  8. admin January 4, 2009 at 2:27 pm -

    hey all, thanks for commenting. As I said in the intro, this top 10 list is highly personal, why so many of you have suggested other variation of the list. However, all these movies are great comedies and not better or worse than any other listed movie. I appologize about Juno, squezzed in that movie beacuse I find it awesome and thought few would recocgnize its reselase date in 2007.

    Thanks for your engagement and feel free to check out any of my other top 10s.

    Peace

  9. Brooke January 11, 2009 at 7:29 am -

    Hey does anyone know that movie
    someone and someone make a Porno??
    I cant reamber the two names can anyone help me out??

  10. judy January 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm -

    zach and miri make a porno*

    that & step brothers should definitely be part of the top 10

  11. Lauren January 23, 2009 at 2:20 pm -

    jkjk….ummm…lets see….it’s pretty accurate…except horton hears a who should totally be there!

  12. tpwo February 5, 2009 at 11:37 am -

    i think about yes man in middle level cuz jim carey before 1 year was a best comedian
    as my opinion.may be if he do more movements
    may be he will catch his goal.And about angelina she did the best movie (wanted) and may be she is doing her best to achieve success.Thanks to TotallyTop10 To accept this and doing its best.

  13. marty February 16, 2009 at 9:46 pm -

    yes man staring jim carey was so funny whoever says it was stupid musnt understand the jokes in the film then coz it was so funny. Best jim carey film ever.

  14. kerry -davids leonan February 16, 2009 at 9:48 pm -

    be kind rewind was out of this world funny. It was enjoyable from start to finish . Jack black was hilerious. If you havnt seen it go buy it ,its definatly one to add to the dvd collection. 7 out of 10 stars.

  15. trisha mindel February 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm -

    hated yes man it was stupid 2 and a half out of 5 stars for that movie.

  16. Discoflux March 12, 2009 at 10:25 am -

    if you didn’t like Be Kind Rewind you probably do not have enough IQ or movie experience. You are the type of person who probably can’t wait for the next Renee Zelweger RomCom.

    Tropic Thunder is by far the best comedy of 2008. I suggest a re-watch in good quality. It had everything: jokes, actors, plot, cinematography, pace, action, and did i mention jokes?

  17. ovft March 12, 2009 at 11:30 am -

    All these films suck cock, hard. Pinapple Express subtle?!? Are you on crack?! This list reads like a Must Watch list for retards.

  18. W March 27, 2009 at 5:30 am -

    Great list and I f*ckin loved Be Kind Rewind!!!

  19. JROCK March 29, 2009 at 11:44 pm -

    for Zack and Miri, it wasn’t the ‘guys behind Pineapple Express’ who did this movie. Just because it has seth rogen and craig robinson in it, peope automatically assume that its a Judd Apatow movie. It ain’t. This is a Kevin Smith movie, which is why it has the guys from Clerks in it.

    • admin March 30, 2009 at 6:41 am -

      thanks for the info jrock/LeTune

  20. jeff April 13, 2009 at 2:33 pm -

    i hate will ferrell movies cz i hate dat guy he s so disturbin n aaaaahhhhhhh y do they event let him act

  21. doesnt matter June 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm -

    whoooooooooooooooooooo cares? they’re meant for entertainment! u like’em fine if u don’t then watch something else no one is putting a gun to ur heads…plz guys take a second to read ur posts before posting so u don’t feel bad later!

  22. juju June 29, 2009 at 1:17 am -

    nija u are so funny!

  23. beth October 25, 2009 at 5:40 am -

    step brothers is soo good! i laughed so much.

  24. Logic September 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm -

    Madagascar: Escape Africa 2 is a really funny movie.
    The characters seem better developed then the first time and the story lines are stronger.

  25. kunal September 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm -

    one of the best year for comedy movies.Allof them were really superb

  26. veerendra September 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm -

    good job man!!! I will definitely watch these movies …Forgetting Sara Marshall is nice one

  27. Anshul September 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm -

    you don’t mess with zohan , Yes man and Step Brothers are totally awesome movies.

  28. Mehdi Ali Kazmi September 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm -

    Jim Carrey shines as always in the movie “The Yes Man”. When I was watching this movie, I spent most funniest moments of my life Fun to Watch.

  29. Richard September 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm -

    You don’t mess with Zohan and Yes man. really wonderful movies. Really funny. you will laugh your heart out. It is a must see movie.

  30. Katelyn September 1, 2011 at 9:12 pm -

    I forgot about the movie pineapple express! I’m going to go watch it now….

  31. SREERAJ September 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm -

    Good funny movies in the post. Really it is hard to find the most funniest of movies in these…

  32. Koushal September 2, 2011 at 5:34 am -

    All these are the finest collection of funny movies that i have watched. ‘Pineapple Express’ is a stoner action comedy that catch more attention than any other movie in these blog.

  33. Dinesh Shetty September 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm -

    Madagascar: Escape Africa 2 is really great. A real comedy movie of 2008.

  34. amay September 13, 2011 at 2:53 am -

    medagaskar is really a nice movie:)