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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'Mean Girls' (2004)
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19. 'Mean Girls' (2004)

It's high school as hierarchical hell, a world full of J.V. jocks and girls who eat their feelings, desperate wannabes and burnouts – and the Plastics, led by Queen Bee Regina George. Tina Fey established herself as one of America’s best comedy writers courtesy of this instant teen-movie classic, which boasts one of the most quotable scripts of the past 20 years ("Stop trying to make 'fetch' happen"; "Boo you whore"; "On Wednesdays we wear pink"; "If you're from Africa, why are you white?") and will forever endear Lindsay Lohan to us no matter what. While the portrayal of popularity borderline satirical, the laughter comes with a bit of a sting – it's a peerless reminder of how funny and how shitty your teen years were. KYK

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