Will Ferrell’s latest movie is as funny as his classics

Will Ferrell is an actor and comedian who has been making audiences laugh for over two decades. He first rose to fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where his impressions of George W. Bush and Alex Trebek became a fan favorite. Ferrell has since gone on to have a successful career in film, starring in a variety of comedic roles that showcase his classic comic timing and ability to make the most absurd situations look funny.


Ferrell’s acting journey began in the late 1990s. During this time, he honed his skills as an actor, quickly becoming one of the show’s most popular cast members. In the years that followed, Ferrell transitioned into film and television, starring in a number of successful comedies such as AnchormanAnd the dwarfAnd the Old school.

One of the things that sets Ferrell apart from other comedians is his ability to take on a wide range of roles. Whether he’s playing a bumbling announcer, a lovable elf, or a snowboarder, Ferrell always manages to bring his unique brand of humor to each character. He has a knack for delivering punchlines in impeccable timing, and his facial expressions and physical comedy are always on point.

We’ve curated a list of Will Ferrell movies as carefully as his classics.

Today’s movie

8/8 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

Will Ferrell & Wedding Crashers director reunites in Netflix's Eurovision Comedy
Netflix

The Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a lighthearted comedy about two small-town Icelandic musicians who have the chance to represent their country in the Eurovision Song Contest. Ferrell plays Lars Eriksong, lead singer of the Fire Saga, who is determined to win the competition despite his lack of talent. Ferrell’s character is likable and vain, and his comedic timing is impeccable as he sings and dances his way through the film.

Related: The best Will Ferrell comedies, ranked

7/8 Downhill (2020)

Will Ferrell

decline is a dark comedy about a family snowboard vacation that takes a turn for the worse when an avalanche forces them to confront their inner demons. Ferrell plays Billy, an self-absorbed husband and father who struggles to connect with his family. Ferrell’s character is the perfect mix of likable and frustrated, and he delivers some of the movie’s funniest moments with his deadpan delivery and facial expressions.

6/8 The Lego Movie 2: Part Two (2019)

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Warner Bros. Pictures / Universal Pictures

The Lego Movie 2: Part Two is an animated comedy that follows the adventures of Emmett (voiced by Chris Pratt) and Lucy (voiced by Elizabeth Banks) as they attempt to save the Lego world from an invading alien force. Ferrell voices Lord Business, the main antagonist of the film. Ferrell’s Lord Business is a hilarious take on the typical evil villain, with a comic performance full of energy and silliness. His performance is a standout in the film, and adds an extra layer of fun to the already hilarious story.

5/8 Holmes and Watson (2018)

Will Ferrell
Columbia Pictures

Holmes and Watson is a parody of the Sherlock Holmes stories that follows the adventures of Ferrell’s character, Dr. John Watson, as he attempts to solve a series of bizarre crimes with his bumbling partner, Sherlock Holmes (played by John C. Reilly). Ferrell’s Watson is the perfect take on Reilly’s Holmes, and the two actors have great chemistry as they get stuck together in the movie. Ferrell’s flawless timing and physical comedy are on full display as he tries to keep up with the brilliant (but clueless) Holmes.

4/8 The House (2017)

Will Ferrell
Gary Sanchez Productions

the home is a comedy about a married couple (Ferrell and Amy Poehler) who start an illegal casino in their basement to pay for their daughter’s college tuition. Ferrell plays Scott, a desperate father who will do whatever it takes to provide for his family. Ferrell’s character is funny and relatable, and he delivers some of the movie’s funniest moments as he attempts to navigate the underground world of gambling.

Related: Why Ferrell Should Do More Dramatic Shows

3/8 Zoolander 2 (2016)

Will Ferrell
Paramount Pictures

Zoolander 2 is the sequel to the 2001 comedy about a clueless male model (Ferrell) who gets involved in a plot to kill the most beautiful people in the world. Ferrell reprises his role as Mugatu, the fashion designer behind the plot, and he brings his signature over-the-top flair to the character. Ferrell’s flawless timing and physical comedy are on full display as Mugato tries to take down his rivals in increasingly ridiculous ways.

2/8 Getting Hard (2015)

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Gary Sanchez Productions

Get hard A comedy about a wealthy hedge fund manager (Ferrell) who is sentenced to prison and hires a car wash employee (Kevin Hart) to teach him how to live behind bars. Ferrell’s character is a rich, clueless, self-indulgent guy who delivers some of the movie’s funniest moments as he tries to adjust to life on a slammer.

1/8 Father’s House (2015)

Daddy's Home: Will Ferrell Vs.  Mark Wahlberg
Paramount Pictures

Father’s house is a comedy about a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who competes for the affection of his stepchildren with their patriarchal father (Ferrell).Mark Wahlberg). Ferrell’s character is a likable game, and he brings his signature comic timing and physical comedy to the role as he tries to win over the kids and prove he’s just like him.

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