Funniest Movies Of The 2000s

Funny movie clips from the 2000s.

Social networking sites MySpace and Facebook asked me to list my favorite movies. It only took me 41 years, but here’s my list.

I started with Wikipedia’s list of films by year. I added links to Amazon (because this list is primarily for me, and I’d like to buy all of these eventually). I looked at IMDB for quotable quotes (or just remembered them). Then I added YouTube clips (when available). My list includes primarily comedies, but I’ve included a bunch of non-comedies with memorable (and now funny) quotes. I also ignored everything before 1966.

The quotes don’t always match the clips (but I tried). Video clips are not available for all movies, even though I think it’s silly for the entertainment industry not to take advantage of ease-of-copying on the Internet. For more on the legal issues of linking to YouTube videos, see my copyjacking category and the EFF’s article on YouTube embedding and copyright.

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a service that combined e-commerce, YouTube video clips, and quotable quotes for movies? Until such a service exists, blog posts like this one will have to suffice.

According to my research, the funniest year for movies was 1988. Second funniest was 1984. But YMMV. Feel free to let me know if I’ve made any glaring omissions. I’ll either (1) add the missing info, (2) explain why you’re wrong, or (3) ignore your suggestion. Kind of depends on my mood.

If you know the majority of these quotes, then you should be immediately entitled to U.S. citizenship. That’s my stand on immigration reform. I also favor clean water. Enjoy!

Funniest Movies Of The 2000s

  1. 2000: Chicken Run

    “I don’t want to be a pie. I don’t like gravy.”

    No clip.

  2. 2000: Erin Brockovich

    “You might want to rethink those ties.”

  3. 2000: Meet the Parents

    “I can’t have a chink in my chain”

  4. 2000: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    “We – thought – you – was – a toad!”

  5. 2000: The Emperor’s New Groove

    “Kuzco: Don’t tell me. We’re about to go over a huge waterfall.
    Pacha: Yep.
    Kuzco: Sharp rocks at the bottom?
    Pacha: Most likely.
    Kuzco: Bring it on.”

  6. 2001: Bridget Jones’s Diary

    “This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers.”

  7. 2001: Rat Race

    “It’s a race! I’m winning!”

  8. 2001: Shrek

    “Oh, this is gonna be fun! We can stay up late, swaping manly stories, and in the morning, I’m making waffles!”

  9. 2002: Ice Age

    “Where’s the baby… there he is!”

  10. 2003: Bruce Almighty

    “I’ve got the power!”

  11. 2003: Finding Nemo

    “Nemo? That’s a nice name!”

  12. 2003: Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl

    “Well, yes mate. See, I’m dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It’s the honest ones you need to watch out for, because you never know when they’re going to do something incredibly – stupid.”

  13. 2003: School of Rock

    “For those about to rock, I salute you.”

  14. 2004: Anchorman – The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

    “Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.”

  15. 2004: Napoleon Dynamite

    “Vote for Pedro.”

  16. 2004: Shark Tale

    “I’m a vegetarian.”

  17. 2004: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. The series is better than the movie.

    “I’m a goofy goober!”

  18. 2005: Madagascar

    “Ahhhhh! Nature! It’s all over me! Get it off!”

  19. 2005: Wallace & Gromit – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The shorts are better than the movie.

    “Oh ho ho, cracking job, Gromit!”

  20. 2006: Talladega Nights – The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    “Momma, I’m going fast!”

  21. 2007: Ratatouille. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that this movie will win some awards.

    “Anyone can cook.”

  22. 2007: The Simpsons Movie. Two days after it’s release, this movie makes the list on the strenght of it’s monosyllabic quote.

    “D’OH!”

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  1. David [G] says...

    where’s old school, grandma’s boy, bubble boy, anchor man, step brothers, super troopers! man this list is whack..