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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'Step Brothers' (2008)
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4. 'Step Brothers' (2008)

Will Ferrell is at his funniest when he's got a tag-team partner (see: AnchormanThe Other Guys) – but Step Brothers is, hands down, his best double act. Working alongside Talladega Nights chum John C. Reilly, the duo play stunted adults forced into the same family when their single parents (Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen) remarry. They're are the extreme edge of the bozo manchildren that made Ferrell a superstar and Reilly his goofball screen soul mate – it's their back-and-forth idiocy that makes this a modern classic. And once you've fully absorbed the brilliance of their interplay, be sure to spend a little time marveling at the movie's murderers' row of ensemble players, including a perfectly repugnant Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn as a horribly horny wife. You'll never hear "Sweet Child o' Mine" the same way again. TG

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