Was I the only one surprised to hear that ‘Anchorman’ was popular enough to warrant a sequel? I guess the 2004 movie was funny enough and it made enough money to allow them to make another ($28 million to make, $84 million in US box office). It will reunite the original cast.

Did you miss the first Anchorman? How about Will Ferrell’s other movies? Are they worth watching? Let’s take a look at his best (and I’ll leave out all the crap).

  • Stranger Than Fiction (2006) – Ferrell is in a dramatic/comedy role in this one. The story is: An IRS auditor suddenly finds a woman narrating all his actions and only he can hear her. Many say this is his best performance of his career (Rated PG-13).
  • Elf (2003) – If you have kids, this is a must-watch film and it will be one of those Xmas movies that you will watch over and over again every holiday season. “I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops …and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel” (Rated PG).
  • Step Brothers (2008) – A hilarious story about two jobless brothers who still live with their parents. Ferrell and John C. Reilly make a great team in this nonstop laugh-fest that uses a lot of vulgar potty humor (Rated R).
  • Old School (2003) – An ode to Porky’s and Animal House, this male-bonding fraternity picture has cheap laughs, but done faithfully and will keep you entertained (Rated R).
  • Anchorman (2004) – A rewatchable comedy for its quotable lines, Ferrell does his stupidity art to perfection. You will see why they decided on a sequel (Rated R).
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) – You don’t have to be a NASCAR fan to enjoy this movie. Watch Sacha Baron Cohen (of ‘Borat’) for his hilarious role as a gay French driver (Rated PG13).

Keep in mind that aside from “Stranger Than Fiction”, if you did not find any of his Saturday Night Live characters remotely funny, the above movies may not be to your liking. Otherwise, enjoy the nonstop laugh-fest!!