Top 10 Funniest Comedy Movies 2009

LeTune September 19, 2009 61


In a time of hardship, economic recession and pandemic outbreak, comedy movies can be a great escape from reality. So, if you’ve lost your job, you’re coming down with Captain Trips or just got a case of the Mondays – take our advise, trust our judgment and check out these top ten best comedy movies of 2009.

With the state of affairs around the world today, it’s no wonder that people have turned to Hollywood for a little comic relief. Luckily, 2009 has been a great year for comedy films and some of the most unique plot lines in recent history. If you’re looking for an alternative to the 24-hour news channels and want to lighten up, check out this list of the 10 Funniest Movies of 2009.

Trying to explain comedy is rarely a good idea. Precious few are born with the skill of reciting good comedy and even fewer know what to do with it. That is why I shall constrain myself to this simple listing: Top ten best comedy movies of 2009, Spring and Summer releases.

Last time I wrote an article on, according to me, the best comedy movies of a certain time period, it got over forty comments (and counting…); most of them disagreeing with my listing. So, for the top ten best comedy movies of 2009, Spring and Summer releases, that I am about to publish, I expect not your consent nor approval. If you disagree, you know what to do, if you don’t you have a great sense of humor. Enjoy!

1. I Love You, Man

Film maker John Hamburg holds an impressive track record in the comedy genre. Acting, writing, producing and directing, Hamburg is the man behind such movies as Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers, Undeclared (tv-series 3 episodes), Along Came Polly, and Zoolander.

For his 2009 contribution to the genre he, together with writer Larry Devin (Dr Dolittle 2, Seinfeld 3 episodes) directed I Love You, Man – a comedy film about real estate agent  Peter Klaven who, shortly after proposing to his girlfriend, realizes that he has no friends. Several man-dates later he finally meets his broulmate (bro soulmate;-) and together they. ends up in all kinds of mayhem.

Paul Rudd, as Peter Klaven, and Jason Segel, as new B.F.F Sidney Fife, make an hilarious duo that will leave you gasping for air.

Director: John Hamburg
Writer: Larry Levin
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRLf04gH7mc
Trivia: Paul Rudd got his break in the hit comedy Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone, is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, and is a huge fan on the tv-series Lost. Jason Segel is terrified of heights. source: tv.com
Cast: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, J.K Simmons, Jaime Pressly (not Elvis’s offspring, Matt Zaller!)

2. The Hangover

The Hangover is a hilarious caper that takes place in the aftermath of a Las Vegas bachelor party. Three groomsmen awaken (hung over, of course) to find the groom missing; as well as a tiger and a six-month-old baby in their Caesar’s Palace suite.

In their fuzzy haze, they must attempt to retrace their steps and find their friend in order to get him to the altar on time.

Director: Todd Phillips
Writer:
Jon Lucas, Scott More
Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB0pGnzsAZI
Cast: Bradley Cooper (He’s Just Not That Into You), Ed Helms (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Zach Galifianakis (Upcoming: Dinner for Schmucks, Bored To Death (Tv-serie), Due Date, It’s Kind of A Funny Story), Justin Bartha (National Treasure)
Trivia: “Justin Bartha worked as a production aid on set of the 1999 Billy Crystal and Robert DeNiro movie Analyze This.”, Zach Galifianakis once had a pet cat named Mr. Stevenson after the British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. source: tv.com

3. The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying has an innovative plot and a combination some of the biggest talent on film this year. The story takes place in an alternative reality where lying—even the concept of lying– does not exist.

In this setting, an average guy (played by the brilliant Ricky Gervais) discovers lying and finds himself amassing fame and fortune with his new “talent.”

He ends up facing moral dilemmas and the realization that even his lies can’t win him the heart of the woman he loves (Garner).

Director: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Writer:
Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_V9b8upG9E
Cast:
Ricky Gervais, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey
Trivia: “Ricky was in a music group in the early 80′s called ‘Seona Dancing’. They released two singles – Bitter Heart and More To Lose.” source: tv.com

4. Extract

Mike Judge’s latest film captures his satirical style as it chronicles the nonsense that takes place in a flower extract factory.

Jason Bateman stars as the plant owner who is experiencing a multitude of personal and professional issues, including his marriage; and who wants to sell his business.

Like Judge’s other great film Office Space, Extract is a funny, sometimes poignant commentary on the modern workplace combined with sheer lunacy.

Director: Mike Judge (Office Space)
Writer:
Mike Judge
Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzJI08YUNik
Cast: Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Kristen Wiig
Trivia:
Jason Bateman appeared in the 1974 tv series production Little House of the Praire, 21 episodes as James Cooper Ingalls.

5. Year One

Black and Cera team up as a couple of witless hunter/gatherers expelled from their 2nd century community.$$

They wander the countryside meeting up with legendary biblical characters like Cain and Abel; get sold into slavery; and become targeted by a hairy high priest in the city of Sodom.

Director: Harold Ramis
Writer:
Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky
Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTNBwIAY9Zo
Cast: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, Vinnie Jones
Trivia:
3 movies you might not remember Jack Black from: Dead Man Walking (1995) , Demolition Man (1993), The Cable Guy (1996)

6. Land of The Lost

Land of the Lost is a fantastic romp through an alternative universe. Dr. Rick Marshall (Ferrell) is a quantum paleontologist who has invented a time machine.

Along with his assistant Holly (Friel) and a redneck fireworks salesman (McBride) the three of them set out to test the machine and end up getting sucked back in time where they promptly lose the machine and find themselves stranded along with dinosaurs and other perilous creatures.

Part comedy, part action film; Land of the Lost is based on the popular 1970’s television show by the same name.

Director: Brad Silberling
Writer:
Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas
Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjUW49_s0i4
Cast: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone (Cha-Ka)
Trivia:
Jorma Taccone is most famous for his and Andy Samberg’s Digital Shorts production on Saturday Night Live (Jizzed in my pants, Lazy Sunday, Dick in A Box).

7. Funny People

Adam Sandler plays George Simmons, a famous comedian who finds out that he is suffering from a fatal illness.

This discovery causes him to revisit his standup career where he meets an up-and-coming comedian (Rogen) who he takes under his wing and makes his personal assistant/mentee. Simmons’ life of fame, fortune and groupies is slowly revealed as lonely and unfulfilling.

Director: Judd Apatow
Writer:
Judd Apatow
Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24VVnvrjI8w
Cast:
Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill
Trivia: “Adam has 2 dogs. Their names are Matzoball and Meatball.” source: tv.com

8. Bruno

The latest ‘mockumentary’ by Sacha Baron Cohen (of Borat fame) is Bruno, a ridiculous romp, flamboyantly gay fashion-obsessed Austrian as he journeys around the world on a quest to become famous.

As with all of Cohen’s work, the point is not just yuks—it’s social commentary. Cohen places Bruno in all kinds of situations where he provokes reactions from entertainers, politicians, and the dreadfully clueless. Bruno is raucous and not at all suitable for those with delicate sensibilities.

Still, it is a fascinating look at modern society’s politically incorrect views on some of the most sensitive subjects.

Director: Larry Charles
Writer:
Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines
Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj3ox_PXo1A
Letterman interview with real S.B Cohen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk2oee2kjT8&
Cast: Sasha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Banagale
Trivia:
A woman sued Sacha Baron Cohen, claiming that the movie Bruno had ruined her sex life. During the MTV Movie Awards 2009 a stunt was performed by Bruno where he was gliding above the audience, landing on a surprised Eminem. The stunt was later revealed to be staged.

9. The Informant

The Informant is a humorous look at the true story of a whistleblower named Mark Whitacre who exposed price fixing by the agricultural industry in the 1990’s.

Matt Damon brings an energetic (and somewhat creepy) element to the lead character who, in addition to being otherwise completely unqualified to do espionage, also suffers from bi-polar disorder.

His mental illness causes him to jeopardize the federal investigation and ultimately leads to his own meltdown.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer:
Scott Z. Burns, Kurt Eichenwald
Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR-YaikU_x4
Cast: Matt Damon, Eddie Jameson, Rusty Schwimmer
Trivia:
Matt Damon’s comment on gaining weight for the movie: “I just stopped working out and basically just ate whatever I wanted. I ate a lot of In-N-Out, a lot of burgers, drank a lot of beer and basically had a great time.”

10. The Proposal


Bullock delivers yet another summer romantic comedy—a role she’s got down to a science. This time she plays a high-powered book editor who has emigrated to the U.S. from Canada.

When she faces deportation, she announces that she is engaged to her unsuspecting assistant—with whom she has a contentious relationship.

He agrees to help her out by going along with the ruse, and the two head to Alaska to meet with her family and along the way endure an obstacle course of zany situations.

Director: Anne Fletcher
Writer:
Pete Chiarelli
Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPgZcW8MCaA
Cast:
Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Bullock
Trivia: Due to a skydiver accident when the parachute did not open properly, Reynolds is now scared of flying.

61 Comments »

  1. Binz December 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm -

    Thanks for the list dude, looks like some good suggestions :)

    • LeTune December 31, 2009 at 7:02 am -

      tnx Binz!

  2. Italian Stallion January 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm -

    The Hangover should be number one, followed by year one and they i love you, man. In my personal opinion Funny People did not deserve to be in the top 10, very dissapointing movie. Adam Sandler movies have been going downhill. But yeah, the hangover definately is #1.

    • merciless February 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm -

      Funny people was hilarious…if u can’t appreciate Seth rogan and Adam sandler I’m the same movie ur insane

  3. bullet tooth tony January 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm -

    The invention of lying… the worst frigin movie i have seen in my life. Total waste of time.

    • laii. December 11, 2010 at 3:05 pm -

      you guys have obviously never seen the movie cloverfield. THAT was the worst movie ever made.

    • Jojo May 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm -

      I think that it’s kinda interesting, but not really a comedy. I laughed twice throughout the whole movie and I was expecting something to actually happen. If I could use the idea they had, but remake the movie, I definitely would. The worst movie ever made is The Ten.

  4. cock January 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm -

    LAND OF THE LOST WAS HORRRRRRRRRRRRRIBLE

    • LeTune January 28, 2010 at 5:14 am -

      try watching it a second time, LOL is def. a twice watching flick!

  5. Martin January 30, 2010 at 6:14 am -

    Where is The Naked Gun? :o

    • tom July 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm -

      2009 marty my lad!

  6. erick February 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm -

    the hang over was over hyped. we did not think it was near as funny as everyone says it is

    • 3rep April 29, 2011 at 4:37 am -

      hey thika much appa hangover was good

  7. anda March 10, 2010 at 6:05 pm -

    the land of the lost? jayus. didn’t funny at all. but thanks anyway for the list.

    • LeTune March 11, 2010 at 2:29 am -

      c’mon chaka was hilarious. “although I’m a Doctor, I am not a licensed physician”.” Damn you Chaka!”

  8. kathy April 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm -

    Are u kiddin me? Hangover ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!! Holding my breath for the coming 2nd one LOLOLOLOL

  9. paul April 25, 2010 at 1:30 am -

    hangover was not as funny as anticipated…

    • Anup Shaji September 10, 2011 at 12:01 am -

      R U A RETARD!!!??

  10. Michael May 14, 2010 at 6:01 pm -

    Hangover was freaking awesome, i dont think it went 1 minute without laughter from my side

  11. Jay Hunter June 8, 2010 at 9:18 am -

    Wow, was looking for a comedy to watch tonight; but a lot of these movies you list I didn’t find funny/worthy of mention; save the top two (The Hangover, I Love You Man (which was not that funny, but still enjoyable))

    I love Jack Black but the uninspired japes and dialogue made it a slog to watch….I can’t believe you’d mention Bruno being as witty, bitingly satirical or all-round as funny as Cohen’s previous works. Despite the fact that it’s obvious that some of his ‘victims’ are in on the joke.

    Anyway cheers for the info; but we’re on different wavelengths…..here’s hoping that The Informant! or Fantastic Mr. Fox is more my taste.

  12. Rey June 9, 2010 at 3:17 am -

    aww haha.. too bad the ugly truth isn’t in the list… the proposal is quite funny tho :( Land of the lost? how can land of the lost get in the list and the ugly truth isn’t in the list? that jst suck :( land of the lost is like the worst.. not even funny at all..

  13. Jack July 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm -

    Guys guys… stop acting like 12 girls with hormonal dis-balance.

    • Amber July 25, 2010 at 10:05 am -

      I couldn’t agree more. And that last point was just sick :/

  14. wakeupsnowflake July 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm -

    i think superbad should be on here…itss better then funny people…

  15. Jacob July 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm -

    There is a reason it says 2009. Informant, year one, Bruno, all sucked. I didn’t know they gave out rings in the holocaust

  16. JACKISABELLEND July 20, 2010 at 11:08 am -

    your a big fat fag if you think the hangover is bad. SUCH A GOOD MOVIE!!!!!

  17. FreeMoviesPuppy August 4, 2010 at 11:58 am -

    Twirp twirp! Can I find you on Twitter?

  18. nick August 7, 2010 at 10:42 am -

    hot rod is my fave 07 i think

  19. WOW September 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm -

    Wow guys, you should just write Thanks and just leave the website. IF you dont like what the person wrote then just keep your opinion to yourslef. hahah lol :D

    • LeTune September 29, 2010 at 10:03 am -

      WOW: you just made my day :) thanks / Sven

  20. hjro November 8, 2010 at 2:09 am -

    Year One..seriously
    its jack black being himself because he can’t act in any other way.
    its Michael cera acting as the same person in every single film

  21. angelie November 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm -

    seriously man ?! no.2 Hangover ? what the hell !
    Hangover should be on no.1 !

  22. Dr Poonting (dpd) January 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm -

    to be honest i love you man and the hangover shouldn’t be on the list at all they were both a waste of my time and i am suein two cinema’s for my £7 back

  23. amber January 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm -

    funny people wasn’t funny at all in my opinion i was soo disappointed! land of the lost was also more action than comedy for me. year one, the hangover, and i love you man are allll hilarious!

  24. noria March 18, 2011 at 2:52 pm -

    i think i love u man is not so bad. but may be the hangover is more funny than i love u man. but land of lost is disgusting

  25. Steve G June 27, 2011 at 12:36 am -

    hangover 1 was probably better than 2…invention of lying wasn’t the greatest comedy however his hosting of the awards show was way better

  26. Derek July 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm -

    YEAR ONE is the best comedy of 21th century so far.

  27. Lianne August 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm -

    Thanks so much for the informative list. :) I loved The Hangover! It was beast!

  28. Logic September 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm -

    The Extract should be number one!
    There are so many good jokes packed in there.

  29. Phoenix September 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm -

    This must have been the year of brotherly love. I would have loved to see female comedy on the list. I have to admit though that The Hangover was one of my favorite movies of all time.

  30. kunal September 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm -

    could’nt stop laughing after watching such great movies.Year one was the best of all

  31. June September 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm -

    I have never heard of Extract and Funny People was pretty terrible. Also, The Proposal?? disagree. Though the hangover…awesome, better than I Love You Man

  32. Anshul September 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm -

    Undoubtedly Hangover is far more better all others . loved watching it again and again.

  33. veerendra September 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm -

    hangover one was fawsome movie nobody can forget that :)
    nice blog:)

  34. meaner September 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm -

    In my opinion the best film of 2009 is Hangover and nothing can beat him.

  35. Mehdi Ali Kazmi September 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm -

    The Proposal is pick of this list. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds both are amazing in this comedy movie.

  36. Cecil richardson September 1, 2011 at 7:54 pm -

    hangover the most funniest one of all….definitely a great movie..

  37. SREERAJ September 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm -

    A nice list of humorous movies in 2009.. I would like to see the movies which ever i missed in this list… Good Post…

  38. Avid September 2, 2011 at 2:31 am -

    I have seen most of the movies from the above list and Hangover is the movie which i like most.

  39. Koushal September 2, 2011 at 6:13 am -

    Thanks guys… to make such a list of top ten comedy movies. As i anticipated there is no fun in all these movies except Hangover, all this are less enjoyable. I think ‘Hangover’ is the best.

  40. Amm September 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm -

    Good movie rating and its all very funnier…

  41. Yunas P September 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm -

    I love Jack Black but the uninspired japes and dialogue made it a slog to watch…Very enjoyable.

  42. Lavankumar September 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm -

    Good Job man.. Nice collection of the funniest movies

  43. anamika September 12, 2011 at 10:52 pm -

    hilarious movies which surely makes you light and happy

  44. rithwikram September 13, 2011 at 1:42 am -

    Thanks for the list, sure i will watch all of them

  45. amay September 13, 2011 at 11:11 am -

    hangover is fowsome movie …any one can see it 10 times..

  46. Mooney December 21, 2011 at 4:41 am -

    I love you man is no.1 ? that’s utter bullshit. that was one corny movie.Ok watchable but definitely not the best that year. Hangover was easily the best comedy.And Jack Black is one of the worst actors alive, anyone who likes is movies is an idiot and lacks any kind of class.No no, it’s not about personal taste, it’s about having terrible taste. Ben Affleck,Keanu Reeves are a couple of other bad actors who need to be shot too.500 Days of Summer,Fantastic Mr.Fox,Zombieland,Night at the Museum,The Ugly Truth,17 Again,and Away We Go were much better than some of the movies mentioned here. What about ‘Up’ ? it can be classified as a comedy, I guess

  47. marshall February 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm -

    The Hangover is one of the funniest films ive ever watch, ive been waiting to see a film thats like or as funnier than the hangover, i STRONGLY recommend it to anyone who as not yet watch it, its the shiz , u will laugh i can promies u that! ur missing out if u havent watched it!

  48. Dresses March 7, 2012 at 2:23 am -

    And Jack Black is one of the worst actors alive, anyone who likes is movies is an idiot and lacks any kind of class.No no, it’s not about personal taste, it’s about having terrible taste.Hangover was easily the best comedy.

  49. Michael June 25, 2012 at 3:18 am -

    Bruno was a waist of film, “should not have been made” umm land of the lost was okay tho

  50. eddie February 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm -

    Yea my fav. gotta be Bruno…A++++ straight laughter the whole way through!!!! top 5 best movie of all time