50 Greatest Comedies of the 21st Century

From rom-coms to raunch-coms, 'Anchorman' to 'Wet Hot American Summer' – the funniest movies of the new millennium so far

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'Force Majeure' (2014)
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40. 'Force Majeure' (2014)

How funny is it to watch a grown man cry? If it's a Swedish man who, in a moment of weakness and terror, abandons his wife and kids to die in an avalanche, the correct answer is: "very funny, very funny indeed." Filmmaker Ruben Östlund's alpha-dude-in-crisis movie was plenty relevant when it came out in 2014; nowadays, it feels almost prophetic, having anticipated the epidemic of masculine selfishness that seems to be running roughshod over the culture. In that sense, it's as much a horror movie as it is a masterpiece of cringe comedy – and a reminder that those two genres aren't always that far apart. KL

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