5 Classic Will Ferrell Comedies to Watch if You Love ‘Land of the Lost’

It’s official — “Land of the Lost” (2009) is on Netflix! To celebrate, here are five other cheesy comedies we love starring none other than Will Ferrel and where to watch them. 

1. “Step Brothers” (2008)

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Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) are both jobless couch potatoes that still live at home with their parents. But when Brennan’s mom (Mary Steenburgen) and Dale’s dad (Robert Doback) fall in love and get married, the two cross paths and realize they now have to live together as grown-up step brothers. Ferrell and Reilly are truly a dynamic duo, and this film will for sure have you laughing with moments like the iconic drum scene where they childishly brawl over touching each other’s belongings. This movie is such a classic and a favorite in the world of Will Ferrell. 

“Step Brothers” is available for streaming on Prime Video for $2.99.

2. “Daddy’s Home” (2015) and “Daddy’s Home 2” (2017) 

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Ferrel proves he is still a hilarious actor in these two more recent works of his. Starring an iconic cast with actors such as Mark Wahlberg, John Cena, Mel Gibson and Linda Cardellini; these follow the plot of what it’s like to be a father and step father to children. The wholesome family man Britt Whitaker (Will Ferrell) makes his way into the picture as step-father of the intimidating Dusty’s (Mark Wahlberg) children, and it’s all laughs from there. The two movies follow their lives as they attempt to coexist as polar opposite fathers, and it typically ends in an amusing argument sparked by jealousy and pettiness. “Daddy’s Home 2” is also Christmas themed and has become a routine watch during the holiday season for laughs and wholesome family-friendly entertainment. 

“Daddy’s Home” and “Daddy’s Home 2” are available for streaming on Fubo

3. “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006) 

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NASCAR icon Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is pushed off of his pedestal of gushing fans and admiration when a newfound French rival Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) knocks him off the top of the podium. “Talladega Nights” is a tale of Ricky Bobby’s hysterical return as he works his way into the spotlight after moving back in with his mom (Jane Lynch), losing his popularity and becoming a pizza delivery cyclist. This movie is one of Ferrell’s most underrated films, in my opinion, as it is one of the funniest, with scenes like him attempting to drive blindfolded (it obviously doesn’t end well). The ending is heartwarming and shows Ricky Bobby’s newfound appreciation for his family, realizing they are more important than driving race cars. 

“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”  is available for streaming on Prime Video for $2.99.

4. “Blades of Glory” (2007) 

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This is arguably Ferrell’s best movie, and I stand by that opinion. This movie has me in tears every time I watch it, as Ferrell on ice skates is just a funny concept in its entirety. Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) are forced to share the gold medal after both scoring high in their events. After a massive and uproarious fight, Michaels and McElroy are forced to give up their skates. The only way for them to be able to get back on the ice and do what they love is to work together as the first all-male duo. It’s a rocky relationship, but an amusing one nonetheless. The bedazzled outfits they wear are an honorable mention, and scenes of them bickering throughout the film will have you hooked beginning to end. I recommend this movie to everyone, and if you haven’t seen it then you’re absolutely missing out. 

“Blades of Glory” is available for streaming on Youtube for $2.99

5. “Kicking & Screaming” (2005)

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As a child, Phil Weston (Will Ferrell) lacked every aspect of being an athlete. This made the relationship between him and his father Buck (Robert Duvall) estranged and distant. Unfortunately, Weston grew up to be just as competitive of a father as his and now passes down the disappointment onto his own soccer playing son, Sam (Dylan McLaughlin). When Phil takes charge in coaching his son’s soccer team, he realizes they have to face their biggest (and way more athletic) rivals: Buck Weston’s team. Will Ferrell successfully play’s the role of a father once again, and creates yet another family-friendly film as he works his very, very non-athletic team to the first place slot. 

“Kicking & Screaming” is available for streaming on Hulu Premium

Will Ferrell should be crowned king of comedy for his impressive roles as a wide range of characters. These five films are a great place to start if you are unfamiliar with his work or haven’t freshened up on his movies. 

By Amena Ahmed

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