Ranking Will Ferrell Movies From Worst To Best

Chances are, if you like Will Ferrell, you quote his movies incessantly. How can you not? It’s like each film is designed to be quoted. But which of these movies is the very best (and which is his worst)? While he’s acted since the late mid ’90s, we had to sit down and think on which movies deserved to be listed. This list is composed of the movies where Will Ferrell is one of the main characters, not a minor character or where he appears in a cameo, because if we went by cameos his Wedding Crashers one would be in the Top 3.

23
The Campaign
A movie with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis should be epic and quoted for the rest of time, just like The Hangover or some of Will's better films...but this was a raging flop.
22
Bewitched
Bewitched should never have happened, no offense. We did not need a remake of B*Witched. That show was perfect and never needed a movie makeover, though Will is relatively adorable and loveable, it just wasn't anything great.
21
Kicking & Screaming
Kicking & Screaming was an okay film. The most memorable thing about it is the fact that Mike Ditka is his neighbor, though even that is passable. This was one of a few films that he did between his most successful films, so we'll give him a pass on this one.
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20
Land of the Lost
We thought this would be a hilarious attempt at making Jurassic Park a comedy, but it was a sad little attempt.
19
Casa De Mi Padre
This movie isn't good, it's not great, but it's also not abysmal. We wanted to love it, but we think this is proof of Will Ferrell trying too hard.
18
Curious George
The Man in the Yellow Hat is Will Ferrell! While this film stars Ferrell, it's not exactly what us fans wanted from him. Clearly he did this film so his children could actually watch one of his movies.
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17
Blades of Glory
The best part of this entire movie is the fact that Jay Z and Kayne West decided to take this scene and include it in their monster hit "N***as In Paris". Clearly they're big Will Ferrell fans too.
16
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
We really, really, really wanted to love this movie a fraction as much as the first one, but sometimes you just can't outdo the original. We're not saying Anchorman 2 is bad, but it's not nearly as great as the original. The gang is still just as funny as before and Ron even has a son that sings a tragic song about a shark, but it just isn't the same status as Anchorman.
15
Everything Must Go
Everything Must Go isn't your typical Will Ferrell movie full of stupid humor that'll make you laugh. It's an endearing film that took us by surprise. We weren't expecting to feel so much when watching a film of his.
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14
Megamind
What's more precious than a villain turned hero? A villain with a giant head and blue skin! Besides Will's classic voice behind the villain, what makes this movie so endearing is that this villain isn't really all that bad. He loves to get caught and becomes distraught when his local superhero is "conquered". But when a new villain pops up, much worse than himself, Megamind is the one to save the day!
13
Get Hard
Who could have known Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell would make such a great team? Kevin Hart makes the best pretend thug we've ever seen. The prison scenarios he sets up (in Ferrell's wine cellar no less) for him to undergo are absurdly entertaining. This movie gave us one of the greatest GIFs to describe what it feels like to go into work after an awesome weekend.
12
Semi-Pro
Semi-Pro is one of Will Ferrell's movies you either loved or hated. Jackie Moon might not be as epic as Ron Burgundy or as crazy as Ricky Bobby (okay, yes he's almost as crazy), but he's pretty hilarious on his own. One of our favorite moments of this movie was when he made everyone wear eyeliner and they all experienced the true pain of getting mascara and eyeliner in your eye.
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11
Superstar
Superstar! One of a few films inspired by SNL, this is another gem. Will Ferrell playing a high school heartthrob is somehow believable, or maybe we're just too far in with our Will obsession.
10
Daddy's Home
When we saw Mark Wahlberg had teamed up with Will again, we were excited (but a little mad it wasn't a sequel to The Other Guys). We weren't sure if the premise for Daddy's Home was going to be too much for us, but we left the theater hilariously surprised. This film was everything we needed from the duo and more. The ending sequence at the Daddy-Daughter dance is easily one of the best ending scenes in any Will Ferrell movie ever.
9
The Other Guys
We never expected that Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg would be such a dynamic duo. To quote Ferrell's Allen Gamble, "Did that go the way you thought it was gonna go? Nope." They made an amazing pair and we're still waiting on The Other Guy's 2. Gator's bitches better be wearing jimmies!
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8
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Talladega Nights is one of Will Ferrell's best movies to quote. There are so many, we can't just list one. Quotes to use for threats: "I'm gonna scissor kick you in the back of the head!" and "Shut up Chip, or I'll go ape shit on your ass!" Quote to use when you're overwhelmed: "I'm on fire!" Which pairs very well with: "Help me Tom Cruise! Tom Cruise, use your witchcraft on me to get the fire off me!" Quote to use when people are testing your patience: "Dear 8 pounds, 6 ounce baby Jesus." And obviously, the best quote of them all: "I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo T-Shirt because it says I want to be formal, but I'm here to party."
7
The Lego Movie
You may think that Chris Pratt is the star of this film, but Will Ferrell not only stars as the villain, Lord Business, he is also the The Man Upstairs. We fully supported any claims he had for world domination when he wanted them to fall on Taco Tuesday.
6
Zoolander
When people say they don't like Will Ferrell, we just want to shout "I FEEL LIKE I'M TAKING CRAZY PILLS!", because how can you not love him after this film? Mugatu made this movie. Yeah Zoolander is cool and all with his Blue Steel, but you can't even mention Hansel without following up with a "he's so hot right now" because of Mugatu. Obviously he was as iconic as we thought, as he'll be reprising the role in the 2016 sequel.
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5
Old School
Frank the Tank! Frank the Tank! If you've ever gone streaking in your life (and who hasn't, college is crazy) chances are, if you'd seen this movie, you ran through campus screaming "WE'RE GOING STREAKING!". Old School is obviously a ridiculous movie, but it's just this side of ridiculous that will always make you laugh and reminiscence those crazy college days.
4
A Night At the Roxbury
If you can hear "What Is Love" and NOT think of this movie (or the corresponding SNL sketches) then what have you been doing with your life? We live for when SNL alums get together and do movies that are actually enjoyable and are not just one big SNL reunion.
3
Step Brothers
"Did we just become best friends?" "Yep!" - You and your friends have said this to each other at least 100 times since 2008. When Will Ferrell makes a movie that is as ridiculous as they come, he really goes for it. Brennan and Dale (John C. Reilly) are a pair that should never be parted, just look at how well Prestige Worldwide did with "Boats 'N Hoes"!
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2
Anchorman
The legend of Ron Burgundy is right. This movie still holds up a decade later as one of Ferrell's most iconic films. It's success comes from a lot of factors, like that mustache and hair, as well as his general lack of knowledge about anything (San Diego = A whale's vagina). Ferrell tends to play a lot of "characters" but Ron Burgundy is one that simply exists because of him, there could be not Ron Burgundy without Will Ferrell. Simply put, 60% of the time, it works every time.
1
Elf
If you get this far in a Will Ferrell ranking and didn't expect this to be #1 - are you even a true Ferrell fan? Maybe you're just the Grinch. Either way, this Christmas classic is not only Ferrell's best work, it's easily his most quotable as well - "Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?!".

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