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We listed the 40 best comedy movies from the 2000s that will take you back in time. Comedy movies not only entertain, but laughing can relax muscles, stimulate the brain, and boost the immune system. So, pick one of the best comedy movies to watch from the 2000s and have a good laugh.

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40. Napolean Dynamite, MAX and Hulu (2004)

Napolean Dynamite is an outcast in high school and has to deal with a 32-year-old brother and grandmother at home. When new kid Pedro comes into the picture, Napolean decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their Preston, Idaho high school, even if they are both at the outskirts of the social circles.

39. Anger Management, Prime Video and Apple TV (2003)

A mild-mannered man gets caught in a situation aboard a plane that leads him to be sent to anger management classes to avoid being sent to jail.  The teacher of the course is a bit aggressive and ends up moving in with him to fight his inner demons. 

38. Bruce Almighty, Tubi and Peacock (2003)

Bruce Almighty is about Bruce, whose TV career has been on hold for a while; when he is passed over for the anchorman position, he loses it and blames god for it. Not long after, God contacts Bruce and offers him all his powers. He uses his powers for selfish reasons and soon realizes that the world’s prayers are going unanswered.

37. Mr. Bean’s Holiday, Netflix and Prime Video (2007)

Mr. Bean is going on a holiday trip to the south of France. His journey isn’t going as smoothly as he had hoped and he must face numerous misunderstandings that result in unfortunate coincidences, and is a continuation of the Mr. Bean franchise.

36. Old School, Paramount Plus and Prime Video (2003)

Take a trip back into your fraternity days in Old School. In the film three friends — Mitch, Frank, and Beanie — are disillusioned with their current adult lives and want to go back to the glory days of being in a fraternity. This becomes a reality when they transform Mitch’s house into a fraternity, bringing misfit college students, losers, and middle-aged retirees to have some fun.

35. Road Trip, Hulu and Prime Video (2000)

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A group of college students go on an epic road trip from New York to Texas to help save their friend’s relationship.  The young man picks up a girl from a fraternity party and films their night together. The movie they made ends up getting mailed to his girlfriend in Texas. He prays to get the tape back before his girlfriend receives it. 

34. Waiting…, Pluto TV and Tubi (2005)

Waiting is about staffers who work at Shenaniganz who engage in various pranks and games on and off the clock. One of the staffers, Dean, must decide whether to take a promotion as a manager or go off and find greater meaning in life. 

33. Scary Movie, Sling TV and MAX (2000)

Scary Movie uses scenes from popular scary movies and dramatically recreates them in funny, hilarious ways. There are five total movies in the Scary Movie franchise.

32. She’s the Man, Netflix and Paramount Plus (2006)

Viola must become her twin brother in the hilarious comedy She’s the Man after Sebastian ditches school for a couple of weeks to travel to London for music. At the elite boarding school, Viola must try to balance pretending to be Sebastian and trying not to fall for the star soccer player, all while other romantic troubles keep popping up around her.

31. Inspector Gadget 2, Disney+ and Apple TV (2003)

The officials are looking to replace the human-robot Inspector Gadget with an updated model. The new inspector must catch master criminal Claw, who busted out of prison and wants to pull off a big heist. 

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30. Get Smart, MAX and Hulu (2008)

Get Smart is about Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual bumbling spy who works for a control agency tasked with preventing terrorist attacks. 

29. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Hulu and Prime Video (2006)

Talladega Nights is about NASCAR superstar Ricky Bobby who is at the top of his game. Suddenly he loses that status as French Formula One champion Jean comes busting in. With the help of his ruthless father, he looks to restore his form on the racetrack. 

28. Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Netflix and Prime Video (2009)

Mild-mannered mall cop Paul Blart gets the opportunity he needs to finally prove himself a worthy cop when organized criminals put the mall under siege, trapping his daughter and girlfriend inside with him. It will take intimate knowledge of the mall and Blart’s skills to stop the criminals on his own and save the day.

27. Mean Girls, Paramount Plus and Apple TV (2004)

Mean Girls is about Cady, who just moved to Illinois and public school. With a focus on the tightly knit cliques that exist in high school. She hits it off with the popular girls but realizes how shallow her new friends are. 

26. Elf, Hulu and MAX (2003)

Elf is about Buddy, who was accidentally transported to the North Pole and raised to adulthood by Santa’s elves. Buddy travels to New York to find his birth father in an elf outfit. A DNA test proves that Walter Hobbs, a cynical businessman, is Buddy’s father. 

25. Sideways, Vudu and Prime Video (2004)

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Two men embark on a week-long trip through California’s wine country just before one is about to take a trip down the aisle.  Things end up going sideways along the way. 

24. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Netflix and Paramount Pllus (2004)

Get ready to take a ride with Will Ferrell as he stars in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. After welcoming upstart reporter Veronica into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news, he later gets upstaged by Veronica and loses his job due to a vulgar slip on live TV. To get back his glory and job, Ron must break an outrageous story from the San Diego Zoo, and prove that he is worth being the anchorman.

23. Miss Congeniality, Prime Video and Apple TV (2000)

Miss Congeniality is a classic comedy and action movie. It is about an FBI agent who goes undercover as a contestant in the Miss United States pageant after a terrorist threatens it. Unfortunately, Gracie doesn’t fit in and must undergo a makeover. She is horrified at the idea of becoming a girly girl.

22. Knocked Up, MAX and Hulu (2007)

Knocked up is about Ben Stone, a party animal who never expects that the woman will show up on his doorstep eight weeks pregnant after his one-night stand. You see how they maneuver into parenthood that provides funny viewpoints from each side. 

21. Hot Fuzz, Prime Video and Vudu (2007)

Hot Fuzz is about police officer Nicholas Angel who smells foul play when residents of a sleepy village start to die in terrible accidents. He knows something is happening and must work with a local to find out what is going on before it’s too late.

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20. White Chicks, MAX and Sling TV (2004)

When FBI agents Kevin and Marcus Copeland fall into disgrace from an unsuccessful mission, they decide to work undercover on an abduction case disguised as Brittany and Tiffany Wilson, the spoiled white daughters of a tycoon. This movie is a hilarious take on men becoming women and trying to stay disguised as their female counterparts.

19. Tropic Thunder, Pluto TV and Hulu (2008)

Tropic Thunder is about a director who wants to liven up the war movie he is directing by putting his actors in the middle of a real jungle. The actors have no idea when a series of unfortunate events lead them to the middle of a real war zone. 

18. A Serious Man, Apple TV and Vudu (2009)

A Serious Man is about a midwestern physics teacher who watches his life unravel in multiple sudden incidents. He seeks answers within his turmoil, but he seems to keep sinking no matter how hard he tries. Larry seeks advice from three rabbis; the question is if anyone can help him overcome his problems. 

17. 50 First Dates, Prime Video and Apple TV (2004)

50 First Dates is about Henry, a playboy, that is until he meets Lucy. She suffers from short-term memory loss and can’t remember anything that happened the day before. So, every morning, Henry must woo her again. Henry must convince her protective friends and family that he is in it for love. 

16. The Proposal, Prime Video and Hulu (2009)

Editor-in-Chief Margaret is a terror to all who work under her in the publishing company, but it all comes crashing down when her application for a VISA gets denied. Right before she gets deported, her assistant Andrew comes into the room, giving Margaret the perfect plan — get married to Andrew and save herself from having to go back to Canada. The only problem? She must meet Andrew’s family on a trip to Alaska, and Andrew isn’t all that he seems in this great rom-com.

15. Freaky Friday, Disney+ and Prime Video (2003)

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Tess is a single mother of two kids a young boy who is ten years old and a teenage daughter. Anna gives her mother a tough time, and they drive each other crazy. They receive cryptic fortunes at a Chinese restaurant and wake up the next day switched in each other’s bodies, making up for a Freaky Friday.

14. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, MAX and Hulu (2007)

Chuck and Larry are firefighters and best friends. Larry, a widower, learns he can’t keep his children as beneficiaries on his life insurance policy, so he comes up with an idea. Larry and Chuck get married, and it happens to become front-page news, and must carry on the charade so his kids can have his beneficiary. 

13. Horrible Bosses, Hulu and Prime Video (2011)

Horrible bosses are about three friends who conspire to murder their awful bosses. They realize the job, and their bosses stand in the way of their happiness. 

12. Role Models, Netflix and Prime Video (2008)

Role Models is a story about growing up, both for the younger generation and the older one. When Danny and Wheeler get into a fight with a tow truck driver, they choose to do community service instead of going to prison. Their community service is to be “big brothers” to two misfit kids, and together they must all learn how to grow up and maybe Danny and Wheeler can even become role models to the kids.

11. Step Brothers, Roku and Fubo TV (2008)

Brennan and Dale are step brothers who have one thing in common: they are both lazy, unemployed leeches that still live with their parents. They become stepbrothers when Brennan.

Mom marries Dale’s father, which turns the outgrown boys against each other, pulling the new family apart. They must work together to reunite their parents. 

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10. Dodgeball, Sling TV and Vudu (2004)

Dodgeball is based on a true story about a fancy competing gym about to put Average Joe’s Gym out of business unless Peter, the owner, can raise fifty thousand to keep his mortgage. To save the gym, Peter and a group of Average Joe’s members and employees enter a dodgeball contest that has a big cash prize that can save the gym.  

9. Meet the Parents, Prime Video and Apple TV (2000)

Meet the Parents is precisely what it sounds like. A young man his girlfriend’s parents for the first time, and it turns into a nightmare. He hopes the weekend can make up for it so he can ask his girlfriend’s dad for permission to marry her. 

8. Zoolander, Paramount Plus and Apple TV (2001)

Derek Zoolander is a prized male model, earning Male Model of the Year three times, until Hansel wins the award instead and Zoolander loses all the respect he’s gained. Getting hired under evil fashion guru Magatu, Zoolander thinks the world has straightened itself out until he realizes that Mugatu has brainwashed him to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

7. The Other Guys, Netflix and Sling TV (2010)

The Other Guys is about two desk-bound NYPD detectives, Gamble, a paper pusher, and Hoitz, who itches to get on the street and make a name for himself. When a minor case turns into a major one, these two cops prove to their comrades that they know what they are doing. 

6. The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Peacock and Prime Video (2005)

Andy is a single, 40-year-old virgin who works at a big box store. He spends his time playing video games and collecting action figures. Despite his age, Andy has never had sex, so his friends help him overcome his awkwardness around females. 

5. School of Rock, Pluto TV and Paramount Plus (2003)

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The School of Rock is about Dewey, after being kicked out of his rock band, he goes and becomes a substitute teacher. He starts teaching at a private school but turns his class into a rock band. 

4. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Apple TV and Vudu (2008)

Mossad’s finest agent Zohan secretly wants nothing more than to become one of the best hairdressers and takes the opportunity to get out of his current profession by faking his death. Traveling to New York, Zohan has big dreams of making it in the hairdressing industry and lands a job at the stylish hair salon owned by Dahlia. When his cover is blown, Zohan must fight to keep his new lifestyle and win the heart of his boss.

3. Wedding Crashers, Hulu and Sling TV (2005)

John And Jeremy are two friends who are wedding crashers and take advantage of the romance that’s in the air at weddings. Until John ends up meeting Claire, whom he falls for. It looks like all the crashing of weddings; John might have found the one. 

2. Superbad, Apple TV and Vudu (2007)

Superbad is about two best friends who try to navigate the last weeks of high school and get invited to a gigantic house party. Together the two friends go on a mission to get enough alcohol to supply the party and have the best night of their lives. 

1. The Hangover, Hulu and Sling TV (2009)

The Hangover is about Doug and his three friends driving to Las Vegas for a memorable bachelor party. When the three groomsmen wake up the next day, they have no memory of what happened the previous night and don’t know where Doug is the groom. They retrace their steps to find Doug and get him back to Los Angeles in time to get married. 

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Comedy movies are perfect for any type of situation and all ages. Though some of these movies might be geared a little more towards adults, the best comedy movies are the ones that keep you laughing the whole time, which is exactly what these forty movies will achieve.