Top 10 Judd Apatow Films

August 3, 2009 at 9:54 am (Movies, Top Ten)

With the release of Funny People in the past weekend (full review coming soon), I figured I would take the time to designate the best of the best, the cream of the crop in the slew of movies that he calls his own in the recent trend of r-rated adult comedies. Over the years I’ve become a bigger fan of his work compared to at first being an un-fan of him. If you take a look at his full filmography, whether it was being involved as a writer, producer, or his three instances of director (all of which are under consideration), he’s had quite a bit of influence. This is one funny guy.

  1. Funny People-I picked this one for his #1 mainly b/c 1) I never really believed he had hit this mature or bold a statement in his movies before aside from Knocked Up while combining some really great comedy and 2) This one really gives you an inside look at the people behind the laughter, the world of stand up. Up until this movie I had no idea Adam Sandler could join these ranks.
  2. The Pineapple Express-Even though Apatow didn’t direct this one, the nice blend of comedy and dark action made this one a winner to me.
  3. Forgetting Sarah Marshall-This one proved to me that Jason Segal and Bill Hader are worthy members of the team. Elle from Heroes is in it, and it’s probably one of the funniest of the group.
  4. Knocked Up-The other of the three that Judd Apatow actually directed, this one has a really sweet charm, and I really took a liking to it.
  5. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy-Will Ferrel really should do more character work with Judd Apatow, this comedy chronicling 1970s news journalism is a classic.
  6. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby-Living in the South, this one’s a cult classic here. If only a lot of these guys and girls could see the rest of these movies. Still, this one’s hilarious and has plenty of quotable lines.
  7. Step Brothers-A Comedy concept formed in Heaven, a pairing of Will Ferrel and John C Reilly brings the serious laughs.
  8. Heavyweights-Disney actually made this one. This is a classic from when I was a kid that had the production handiwork from the current comedy king.
  9. Superbad-Jonah Hill’s first starring role, this could be considered a hard r look at the teenage party life and a really funny one at that.
  10. Drillbit Taylor-Owen Wilson’s run in the group may not have been as successful, but it was still worth the watch as a more family oriented Apatow faire.
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6 Comments

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  2. earlman27 said,

    That’s the one I haven’t seen yet lol i meant to make a note…

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