Ben Stiller never thought that he would get into comedy. Instead, he wanted to follow his favorite filmmakers and actors. He aspired to join the league of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Martin Scorsese. However, the man who does not consider himself funny is the funniest actor around. He is the quintessential brilliant comedy actor whose films like Meet the Parents to Zoolander left the audience in laughter splits. If you are looking for movies that would be a complete laugh riot, here are a few Ben Stiller movies that you should watch!
This 2001 film is famous for many reasons. However, the funniest of them all was watching Ben embrace the role of Derek Zoolander. His self-deprecating humor was on point, and the scathing satire on the fashion industry made it a cult favorite.
He did not only act in the film but also co-wrote and directed it. With Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell as a company, he pulled out one of the funny moments in the films. This one is our go-to film to laugh like no tomorrow whenever we feel sad or depressed!
Stiller was excellent as White Goodman, his character in the 2004 film based on pseudo sports. And yes, it is one of the most popular films from the actor’s long-standing career. He is a complete scene-stealer in his bumbling, blustering over-the-top performance, which may veer towards the manic at times.
Stiller was in sublime form, and it one of his most popular roles ever. His facial and voice expression can deliver dialogues making his audience go berserk.
Flirting with Disaster
This film is a perfect fit in the dark comedy genre, and when it hit the screens in 1996, everyone was in love with it. This movie by director David O. Russell is one of Stiller’s lesser-popular roles. However, it did steal the hearts of the critics and won him praises.
The plot revolves around Mel Coplin, who is the father of a new baby who looks for his biological parents before choosing to name his son. What we liked here is his performance is equal parts funny, thoughtful, and endearing. Comedy isn’t about making funny sounds or loud expressions. It is about reaching the audience with subtle expressions or even deadpan expressions. Stiller is a master at hitting the high notes of comedy with aplomb.
This 2008 flick was a game-changer for Stiller. He not just excelled as an actor, but also as a writer and producer! He was wickedly funny in his portrayal of an overpaid big-time action hero who was as good behind the screen as he was on the screen. The film is a satire on the big-budget Hollywood blockbusters that earns praise from the harshest critics.
There’s Something About Mary
This 1998 movie brought Stiller right into the game and is one of his career-defining roles. The actor offers myriad funny moments in the films. We wonder if any other actor could have pulled off a few scenes in this movie as effortlessly as Still does. But his killer punchlines in this farcical comedy make it one of the hilarious movies to date!
Meet the Parents
This 2000 comedy film in which he plays nurse Gaylord “Greg” Focker has several uncomfortable and cringeworthy moments. But the audiences couldn’t help root for this character. Okay, we can’t forget his stellar act and his superb chemistry with the awe-inspiring Robert DeNiro, proving Stiller can stand in the same frame with stalwarts and still hold his own!
The Royal Tenenbaums
Stiller was not the chief protagonist in this Wes Anderson’s 2001 movie. However, he was still perfect and stole the show effortlessly! He was excellent as the neurotic and resentful Chas Tenenbaum. Also, he juxtaposed the right amounts of funny and heartbreak in his role. His character lends to the film some of the most emotional and heartrending scenes, one in which Chas resolves his long-enduring issues with his father and decides to support him in the last few moments. It wasn’t the usual over the top fare that you usually associate with Hollywood films, it was more subtle, yet we can call it one of his most memorable ones yet.
So, here are our top compilations on Ben Stiller comedy movies. Tell us, are you a fan of Ben Stiller too? And don’t forget to mention which of these movies is your favorite. Well, if you are not able to decide, don’t worry, you can binge-watch them all again until you are sure which one made you LOL hard!