Good Funny Movies For Guys

Thursday, April 7 by Joshua Wade

These good funny movies for guys feature award winning writing, scantily clad women, hilarious bromances and amusing performances by legendary actors like Gene Wilder, John Belushi, Will Ferrell and Cloris Leachman. From comedy classics like “Duck Soup” and “Stir Crazy,” to modern favorites like “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and “I Love You, Man” these comedy gems have become legendary and have launched the careers of filmmakers like Adam McKay and Mike Judge.

  1. “Duck Soup” One of the good funny movies for guys from the early days of film, this 1933 classic features the Marx Brothers at their absolute best and finds Groucho as the leader of the fledgling nation of Freedonia. The film includes some of the Marx Brothers’ most iconic scenes, including a now infamous scene in which Groucho is flawlessly mimicked in a “mirror” by brother Harpo.
  2. “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” One of the good funny movies for guys from writer-director Adam McKay, this film was the director’s first collaboration with comedian Will Ferrell and tells the story of the titular newsman and his clashes with his female counterpart, hilariously portrayed by Christina Applegate. The film features incredibly funny performances by Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell, as well as notable cameos by Ben Stiller, Tim Robbins, Seth Rogen and Fred Armisen.
  3. “Stir Crazy” One of the best films to feature the comedy duo of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, “Stir Crazy” finds the two as hapless actors mistakenly jailed for a bank heist. The film was directed by venerable screen actor Sydney Poitier and features a rodeo, riotous antics by Wilder and Pryor, and an early performance by Craig T. Nelson as Deputy Ward Wilson.
  4. “Young Frankenstein” One of the good funny movies for guys from writer-director Mel Brooks, “Young Frankenstein” was written and directed by Brooks and co-written by star Gene Wilder who portrays the infamous scientist’s grandson. The film showcases Brooks’ absurdist humor and includes uproarious performances by Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman and a beautiful, young Teri Garr as Frankenstein’s love interest, Inga.
  5. “Stripes” One of Bill Murray’s absolute best, “Stripes” finds Murray and fellow “Ghostbusters” star Harold Ramis as two young Army recruits who unwittingly land in West Germany. The film proved to be one of Murray’s most memorable and helped launch the careers of actors John Larroquette, John Candy, Sean Young and Judge Reinhold.
  6. “Some Like It Hot” One of director Billy Wilder’s finest films, this comedy follows two musicians who disguise themselves as women in an effort to hide from gangsters. Nominated for a number of Academy Awards, the film features Marilyn Monroe in what most consider to be her best role.
  7. “I Love You, Man” The perfect bromance, this comedy follow Paul Rudd as Peter Klaven, a real estate agent hoping to find a male friend to be his best man in time for his upcoming wedding. Full of strange rambling dialogue by Rudd as well as a charming comedic performance by Jason Segel as Sydney Fife, this film features great cameo performances by Lou Ferrigno, Jon Favreau and J.K. Simmons.
  8. “The Blues Brothers” Undoubtedly one of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi’s best films, this 1980 musical comedy chronicles the exploits of the black suit and fedora clad brothers and delivers impeccable blues performances by Cab Calloway, James Brown, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker. A gem from director John Landis, this film features cameos by Frank Oz, Aretha Franklin, Paul Reubens and Chaka Khan.
  9. “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” One of the good funny movies for guys from indie filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, this indie comedy follows three escaped convicts who set out across 1930’s Mississippi to retrieve a stolen fortune. The film is highlighted by the Coen’s trademark cinematography, idiosyncratic characters and absurd dialogue and features exceptional performances from George Clooney, John Goodman, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson.
  10. “Office Space” One of the good funny movies for guys from writer-director Mike Judge, this office comedy follows a carefree programmer who loses all interest in his monotonous job. Showcasing Judge’s insane humor, the cult comedy was Judge’s first live action film and features now infamous performances by Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston and Gary Cole.
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