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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'Knocked Up' (2007)
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37. 'Knocked Up' (2007)

Filmmaker Judd Apatow's chronicle of a one-night stand gone horribly wrong would have worked perfectly fine as Farrelly Brothers, gross-out comedy. But it's the writer-director's attention to detail that made this a classic. In addition to watching Seth Rogen bumble around after getting Katherine Heigl pregnant, Apatow included a horde of its schlubby hero's screwball friends, i.e. guys who fart on their buddy's pillows to give each other pinkeye. And for all of the romcom's relentless gags, it has a heartstring-tugging story arc that keeps you rooting for Rogen's natural underdog until the last scene. KG

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