You Rank the Judd Apatow Films from Worst to Best

You Rank the Judd Apatow Films from Worst to Best

May 13, 2011

This is a big weekend for the R-rated female comedy, which is pretty much non-existent in today's Hollywood. We have R-rated comedies that co-star women, but no one has had the guts (at least recently) to bring together a comedic female ensemble and really let them loose, minus the cheesy rom-com, clichéd borefest. That's where Judd Apatow is heading now, after reinventing (sort of) the R-rated comedy with hits like The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and more.

After spitting out several hilarious (and well-received) R-rated comedies that were told from a male perspective, Apatow has listened to his critics and -- together with his old Freaks and Geeks pal Paul Feig -- they've put together what many are saying is the first great comedy of 2011 ... and it stars all women. If Bridesmaids kills at the box office, studios will be more willing to take a chance on R-rated female-centric comedies, but since it'll be awhile before we continue that conversation, we thought it might be fun to look back over all the films Apatow has influenced (either as director or producer) and rank them from worst to best.

The idea came from a similar list over at Nerve which is well put together, though I personally did not agree with their placement and felt it might be fun to toss it to you folks to argue and debate over. First, here's how I rank them.

17. Celtic Pride

16. Drillbit Taylor

15. The TV Set

14. Year One

13. Funny People

12. Get Him to the Greek

11. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

10. Step Brothers

9. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

8. The Cable Guy

7. Pineapple Express

6. Talladega Nights

5. Bridesmaids

4. Knocked Up

3. Superbad

2. The 40 Year-Old Virgin

1. Anchorman

Alright, now you rank the Judd Apatow movies from worst to best.

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