Rating Judd Appatow’s movies

Nerve listed listed Judd Appatow’s in order of how good they were and I wasn’t sure I agreed so I made my own list. Some of Appatow’s movies are REALLY good. Others are REALLY bad.

15. Drillbit Taylor (2008)
14. Step Brothers (2008)
13. Year One (2009)
12. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
11. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
10. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
9. Pineapple Express (2008)
8. The Cable Guy (1996)
7. Funny People (2009)
6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
5. Superbad (2007)
4. Bridesmaids (2011)
3. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
2. Knocked Up (2007)
1. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Here’s my list annotated with notes and Nerve’s original rating:

15. Drillbit Taylor (2008) I don’t think I saw this one.
4. Bridesmaids (2011) I definitely didn’t see this one, but the previews look funnier than Drillbit Taylor.
10. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) I wish I liked this one more, but couldn’t even finish it.
13. Year One (2009) I didn’t realize this was Appatow, but I finished it.
14. Step Brothers (2008) Barely finished.
11. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Some chuckles.
8. The Cable Guy (1996) This was a long time ago.
9. Pineapple Express (2008) There’s a big chasm between 9 and 8 on this list.
7. Funny People (2009) Poignant. It was better than it looked.
12. Get Him to the Greek (2010) Lots of laughs.
6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Rewatchable.
5. Superbad (2007) Lots of laughs AND rewatchable.
1. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) I mean, come on.
2. Knocked Up (2007) I’m approaching having seen this one too often.
3. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Masterpiece.

Rating Judd Appatow’s movies

4 thoughts on “Rating Judd Appatow’s movies

  1. I’d rank step-brothers higher. The first time I saw it I thought it was mainly stupid with some chuckles but it grew on me quite a bit.

    I also think Anchorman’s 1st half is >>>>> than it’s 2nd half.


  2. I kind of agree with both of the lists actually. They get most of the stuff right. I don’t revere Anchorman much, but it’s a good movie. To me, 40-Year-Old-Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall are all classics. The rest are either ok or just downright not good. Haven’t seen Bridesmaids either.

    Funny People is probably the most underrated Apatow movie, in my opinion. Would have been much more accepted if it was about 20-25 minutes shorter. The last parts lag a bit.


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