Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.
Bond's back with a brand new face in 2006, 'Casino Royale' was one of the best Bond films in years. Not many people tend to have seen 'Letters from Iwo Jima' so if you're up for some gritty WW2 action we'd suggest checking it out!
Although anyone who has watched 'Brules Rules' will find it slightly difficult to take John C. Reilly seriously in his more dramatic roles, they won't be able to say after watching 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' that the man is solely a comedic talent.
Will Ferrell established himself in the mid-90s as a staple of 'Saturday Night Live'. Since then he's become one of the biggest names in American comedy with such hits as 'Anchorman', 'Talladega Nights', and, most recently, 'Get Hard'.
The most prominent comedy director and producer of our generation, Apatow is undisputed master of the lovable man-child genre, boasting such modern classics as 'Knocked Up', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', and 'The 40 Year Old Virgin'. Check out 'Celtic Pride' for one of his less well-known early works (although admittedly it may be less well-known for a reason).
Can't get enough of movies like '40 Year Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up'? Then check out our list of movies directed by Judd Apatow, directors influenced by him, and films featuring his troupe of favorite actors: Rogen, Rudd, Cera, et al.
Modern comedies in the vein of Anchorman: highly entertaining characters with low IQs get themselves into a variety of scrapes, which they somehow always escape with the help of friends, luck, and their own native charm. Make sure to check out 'Alan Partridge' for the British Ron Burgundy!
Hillbillies, trailer-park layabouts, and Billy Bob Thornton - lots and lots of Billy Bob Thornton - compose the protagonists of this collection of these trailer park comedies, which usually maintain a good heart even as they satirize. Hey, did you hear there's going to be a new 'Joe Dirt'?