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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'Jackass: The Movie' (2002)
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43. 'Jackass: The Movie' (2002)

Want to see a bottle rocket shoot from someone's ass? How about a topless man in bike shorts rolling around on hundreds of mouse traps? Or a dude attempt to snort high-grade, hot-as-hell wasabi sauce? Imagine the Marquis de Sade remixed by Bozo the Clown and you'll see the baroque comic-book masochism of Jackass: The Movie, the first in a trilogy of big-screen releases that started life as MTV's breakout reality show. Johnny Knoxville and his stunt-drunk band of self-flagellant bros pioneer joyously extreme pre-YouTube gags. (And we mean gags literally: along with the onscreen shit, piss, and blood, there's just so, so, so much vomit – some of it re-ingested.) It's both riotously gut-busting, even as you worry that these overgrown skate-punk knuckleheads may need punchcards for their local emergency rooms. SG

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