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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'Hail, Caesar! (2016)
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41. 'Hail, Caesar! (2016)

A madcap comedy that doubles as an oddball morality play, the Coen brothers' hooray-for-Hollywood hootenanny stars Josh Brolin as Eddie Mannix, a studio fixer in early Fifties Tinseltown dealing with dim actors (see: George Clooney's sublimely ridiculous Baird Whitlock), pregnant stars, miscast cowboys, scheming communists and other threats to his studio employers — all while trying to decided whether or not to pack it in. It's as silly as any film the Coens have made, but it's also rich in behind-the-scenes detail and surprisingly reflective on its hero's Catholic faith. Anyone showing up for over-the-top musical numbers won't be disappointed, either. KP

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