Top 10 Comedy Movies 2008

Friday, August 5 by Shawn Lealos

The top 10 comedy movies 2008 include a variety of comic styles, from rom-coms to indies to raunchy sex comedies. The year presented movie fans with comedies from masters like Kevin Smith and Adam Sandler as well as the unexpected efforts from indie darling David Gordon Green. The movies are not just the best comedies of the year but great movies regardless of genre.

  1. “Pineapple Express” – Judd Apatow and Seth Rogan produced this top comedy movie of 2008 and hired an unexpected director in David Gordon Green. Green, normally known for his work in indie dramas, creates a hilarious drug action comedy where two pot heads are targeted by drug dealers after witnessing an assassination.
  2. “Hamlet 2”Steve Coogan stars in this comedy movie from 2008 about a drama teacher who starts a new production, presenting the sequel to “Hamlet.” In this hilarious comedy, the students begin a play that presents a time traveling Hamlet interacting with Jesus and includes great musical numbers.
  3. “Zack and Miri” – Kevin Smith returns with this sex comedy movie from 2008 about a pair of friends who decide to star together in a porno movie to help fix their financial problems. Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks star while porn star Katie Morgan cameos.
  4. “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” – Adam Sandler’s comedy movie from 2008 presents Sandler as an Israeli super soldier who fakes his own death to be a hair stylist in America. When his arch enemy, played by John Turturro, finds him alive, he forces his hand and a final battle in New York City.
  5. “Happy-Go-Lucky” – This indie comedy movie from 2008 stars Sally Hawkins as an ultimate optimist who goes through life always looking at the good in everything. Her positive personality drives everyone around her crazy, especially her driving instructor.
  6. “Harold and Kumar” – The sequel to this stoner comedy sends the two friends to Guantanamo Bay when authorities confuse a bong with a bomb. Most of the cast members from the first movie return, highlighted by performances from Neil Patrick Harris and Christopher Meloni.
  7. “The House Bunny”Anna Faris stars in one of the more ridiculous comedy movies of 2008. Faris is Shelley, a Playboy Bunny who is kicked out of the mansion and has to find what she will do with her life next. Her choice is to be a house mom for a ridiculed sorority.
  8. “27 Dresses”Katherine Heigl and James Marsden star in this romantic comedy movie from 2008. Heigl is a woman who has been a bridesmaid for 27 weddings and Marsden is a reporter who goes undercover to see what makes her tick.
  9. “Four Christmases”Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon are a couple who happily live distanced from their eccentric families. However, one Christmas when their plane is delayed, they find they have to visit all four sets of parents on Christmas Day.
  10. “Role Models”Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd star as two energy drink reps whose bad behavior causes a judge to force their entry into a Big Brother program. The two are mismatched with kids who are their polar opposites in this comedy movie from 2008.

- Shawn Lealos

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