The list author says: "I love Will Ferrell. I think he's a very funny, talented guy, and even though he's made some bad movies, I love the majority of his movies (even some of the ones people despise... NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY, anyone?). Now, the recent STEP BROTHERS was very funny, in my opinion, getting funnier and funnier as it went along, finally completely winning me over in the third act. Having said this, let's take a look at 10 other Ferrell films that have found my fancy. Yeah for alliteration."
"Before we get to the naked, profanity-spewing Ferrell, let's explore this sweet, hilarious film that made Ferrell a family star as well as a comedy one. He plays Buddy, a man who believes himself to be an elf and heads to the Big Apple to turn the grouch of a father (James Caan) who gave him up into a man full of Christmas cheer."
"Probably the movie that made Will Ferrell the king of, um... getting naked, this raunchy frat comedy got funnier and funnier as I watched it. Jeremy Piven is great as the sleazy villain, and Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn are equally good as the voice of reason and the voice of anarchy."
"You say 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN launched Judd Apatow & Steve Carell to comedy fame, but if it weren't for this movie (Carell as supporting actor, Apatow as producer), the two would never have met. I hate you, Ron Burgundy. But dammit if I don't respect you!"
"The second Ferrell-Adam McKay picture (ANCHORMAN their first) and nearly as funny. It also has John C. Reilly in his first silly comedy (off to WALK HARD and STEP BROTHERS he will go) and Sacha Baron Cohen with a whole new accent (French) and sexual preference (guess)."
"I did not expect anything from this when I saw it, so what I got in return was magical. There are so many jokes in this family comedy that go over the heads of the target audience, it's amazing. If Ferrell and Adam McKay ever make a soccer movie for kids... it might be this funny."
"You're going to run out of sports, Mr. Ferrell (where were you in DODGEBALL?). Ferrell and Jon "Never going to be anyone but NAPOLEON DYNAMITE" Heder rock the ice as two rival ice skaters who must team up to win the gold and the hearts of America."
"Ferrell was still spreading his post-SNL (show and movie) wings here, but dammit if he doesn't steal the movie every scene that he's in. Oh yeah, Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson are funny, too, but Mugatu, with his fluffy pet poodle and memories of creating the piano-key necktie, makes the movie glow."
"What's that? Nominated for a Golden Globe for this, were you, Mr. Ferrell? Yes, his portrayal of Franz Liebkind, the Nazi playwright of 'Springtime for Hitler,' is quite hilarious. And he can actually kind of sing! See STEP BROTHERS for more on that."