Will Ferrell in The Campaign

Will Ferrell in The Campaign

Will Ferrell is back on the big screen this week as he teams up with fellow funnyman Zach Galifianakis for new comedy The Campaign.

The movie sees Ferrell and Galifianakis play political candidates who go head to head to win the votes of the people of North Carolina.

So to celebrate the release of the movie we take a look back over some of Ferrell's greatest movies.

- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

You can't talk about Ferrell's best movies without starting with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - it's hard to believe that this movie was released back in 2004.

Not only is this Ferrell's best movie but it is also his best character creation and I don' think that there are too many people who are upset to hear that a sequel is FINALLY in the pipeline.

The movie marked the directorial debut of Adam McKay and McKay and Ferrell have since become a comedy movie force.

Anchorman is just packed with laughs from start to finish as the film has a cast that can take jokes and just run with them.

This is what a comedy movie should be about and it is the central performance from Ferrell that really does keep it all together.

Click here to buy Anchorman on DVD

- Old School

Before director Todd Phillips struck gold with The Hangover he brought together a cast that included Ferrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Jeremy Piven for the super funny Old School.

The movie followed three thirty-something's who seek to re-live their college days and so set up a fraternity.

This is a last out loud movie with great comedy moments at every turn and yet there is real warmth to the film as it looks at men who really want to be boys again.

It is a fearless performance from Ferrell as he completely embraces the over the top nature of movie and delivers a great performance.

Click here to buy Old School on DVD

- Elf

Elf was another of the movies that really put Ferrell on the map - and it is scary to think that this movie is almost a decade old.

I love a Christmas movie and the sentiment that is packed into this film really is utterly charming.

Ferrell plays this man-child with great innocence and humour that it turned Elf into a modern day Christmas classic.

Click here to buy Elf on DVD

- Step Brothers

Step Brothers saw Ferrell reunite with director Adam McKay back in 2008 while he once again teamed up with actor John C. Reilly.

The movie followed two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents get married.

This is not the best McKay/Ferrell collaboration but Step Brothers is a hugely enjoyable film and Ferrell & Reilly make a great partnership.

Click here to buy Step Brothers on DVD

- Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in 2006 saw Ferrell team up with Reilly for the first time as they play friends and racing partners.

#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.

Once again Ferrell puts in another great performance while the rest of the ensemble cast make this movie incredibly fun - not to mention laugh out loud.

Click here to buy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby on DVD

The Campaign is released 28th September

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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