Funny Movies 2009

Wednesday, April 6 by ShawnD

2009 was a banner year for comedies, so if you love to laugh and are hurting for ideas on what DVD to rent next, check out this list of the best funny movies 2009. The funny movies of 2009 feature everything from an incompetent corporate informant to a floating house, so you are sure to find something that will make your sides split.

  1. "The Hangover." This buddy-flick follows three friends as they have to piece together the events of a bachelor party that no one can remember. The writing here is wonderful, but its the performances of the three main cast members that make this film a winner.
  2. "Zombieland." Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg are just trying to get by and stay alive after the world has bee taken over by zombies. The story is told in a tongue-in-cheek manner, with plenty of narration directed at the audience, which provides a hilarious background for the film's events.
  3. "I Love You Man." When a newly-engaged man realizes that he has no real friends, he seeks out a bro to be his best man. He finds someone, but naturally this new relationship puts some strain on his old one. One of the best funny movies in 2009, this movie features some amazing comedic performances be Paul Rudd, Jason Segal and Andy Sandberg.
  4. "extract." From the creator of "Office Space," this funny movie looks at the life of an extract plant owner whose life seems to be falling apart. The film is chock full of workplace commentary in a way that only Mike Judge can do.
  5. "UP." "Up" is the story of an elderly widower who decides to finally see the wilds of South America. To get there, he ties balloons to his house to make it fly, but has an unexpected guest hitch along for the ride. "Up" is one funny movie of 2009 that your whole family will love.
  6. "The Informant." Matt Damon stars as a whistleblower who helps the feds collect information on his company. While that's not normally a comedy-style plot, Matt Damon's character is so completely incompetent, you'll find yourself unable to stop laughing.
  7. "Fantastic Mr. Fox." The second animated film on this list of the best funny movies of 2009, "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is based on a Roald Dahl children's novel. This stop-motion animated film is both witty and fun, and will be enjoyed by parents and children alike.
  8. "World's Greatest Dad." Of all the funny movies in 2009, this is by far the darkest. Robin Williams play a man who takes advantage of his son's accidental autoerotic asphyxiation suicide in order to propel his writing career and bolster the memory of his son.
  9. "500 Days of Summer." This film takes a nonlinear look at the main character's failed relationship. The storytelling style jumps the viewer in and out of scenes from this relationship in a way that keeps things funny and fresh, even for a story that's been told a million times.
  10. "Funny People." Comedy god Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler team together in this story about an aging comic dealing with the pressures that come with age. While there are some hilarious moments, there is a deep and poignant story here as well.
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