Top 10 Comedy Movies 2007

Wednesday, December 1 by Tom Gordon

The top 10 comedy movies of 2007 include some raunchy films featuring Seth Rogen, as well as a couple of animated hits. No matter what your taste is, you're bound to find something to like among 2007's top comedy movies. So check out these titles and a have a few laughs on us.

  1. "Hot Fuzz." This British import by the makers of "Shaun of the Dead" wasn't just one of the top comedy movies of 2007, it was one of the best movies of the year. Period. The story follows a top big-city cop (Simon Pegg) who is transferred by jealous colleagues to a small town, where he is assigned a clueless partner (Nick Frost), who riffs endlessly on dopey American action movies like "Point Break" and "Bad Boys 2."
  2. "Knocked Up." Written and directed by Judd Apatow, "Knocked Up" made Seth Rogen a star. The movie is filled with sex and drug jokes, but it really has a heart, too. You find yourself rooting for stoner/slacker Ben Stone (Rogen) and TV reporter Alison Scott (the gorgeous Katherine Heigl).
  3. "Superbad." Written by Rogen, who also appears as a fun-loving cop, "Superbad" follows the story of thre high school friends (Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and their attempts to provide booze at a party where they hope to get laid before the end of their senior year.
  4. "Juno." An Academy Award-winning (Best Original Screenplay) comedy, "Juno" starred the wry, yet sweet Ellen Page as a teenager who gets pregnant after a momentary afternoon fling with a friend, played by Cera. The movie features some of the wittiest writing of the year.
  5. "the Simpsons Movie." The big screen version of the animated TV series sees Springfield covered in a giant dome after Homer accidentally pollutes the city's water supply with a silo filled with waste provided by his new pet "Spider Pig." With the Simpsons on the run as fugitives, it will be up to Homer to save the city and repair his fractured relationship with Bart.
  6. "Ratatouille." A different sort of animated comedy, this Pixar film follows the story of a French rat with gourmet tastes, who helps a bumbling chef named Linguini learn the fine art of French cuisine and a little about being true to one's self. Though aimed primarily at kids, "Ratatouille" is still clever and funny enough to entertain adults, too.
  7. "Shrek the Third." The third animated film among the best comedy movies of 2007 may be the funniest in the Shrek series. This one finds Shrek in search of a new heir to the throne of Far, Far Away. Meanwhile, Prince Charming is recruiting bad guys  to take over the the kingdom. And all while Shrek and Fiona are coping with the idea that they are about to become parents.
  8. "Ocean's Thirteen." Another third-in-the-series installment, "Ocean's Thirteen" sees George Clooney getting the gang back together for another heist. This one is about getting back at a slimy casino owner (Al Pacino), who double-crosses one of the original Eleven. As the tagline for the movie says, "Revenge is a funny thing."
  9. "Balls of Fury." A former child table tennis prodigy is plucked by the FBI from a lounge show where he does ping pong tricks like bouncing the ball off the head of an audience member who then collapses from the excitement. The FBI sets him up in a to-the-death ping pong tournament hosted by a villain played by Christopher Walken. Yes, it's that ridiculous.
  10. "The Darjeeling Limited." Directed by Wes Anderson ("Rushmore," "The Life Aquatic"), this underrated comedy tells the story of three estranged America brothers (Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody) as they try to reunite on a spiritual quest across India. Of course, nothing goes as planned as they get kicked off their train and run into other trouble, too.