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The Top Seven Funniest Chris Rock Movies

by spike.com   April 30, 2010 at 10:00AM  |  Views: 35,697

Chris Rock is hands down one of the funniest comedians of all time and has been entertaining audiences since 1985. Even though he rose to fame through the stand-up comedy circuit, he’s also graced screens in some of cinema's most hilarious comedies. Here are our picks for the funniest Chris Rock flicks.

7. Beverly Hills Ninja

Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment

I understand that this is a cotton candy comedy that’s a throwaway to most. But it's still a fun time at the movies and has some extremely funny moments. A lot of these moments come from Chris Rock and Chris Farley getting stupid together onscreen. They are both SNL alumni and no matter how ridiculous some of the plot twists are, seeing these two trying to entertain us with their goofy antics is always great. RIP Chris Farley.

6. Lethal Weapon 4

Source: Silver Pictures/Warner Bros.

I am fully aware that this is an "action" film at its core, but Lethal Weapon 4 is also a really hilarious comedy. The combination of having Chris Rock and Joe Pesci on one screen leaves me in stitches every single time. The "cell phone" spat at the police station is easily one of the best moments of LW4. The dentist scene with Glover, Gibson, and Rock is also a standout. When they all accidentally get wasted on nitrous oxide and interrogate Uncle Benny, s*** just straight up gets goofy. Rock’s "nut cup" line always gets me. "Yo baby is havin’ my baby!"

 

5. Head of State

Source: DreamWorks

I liked Head of State when it first came out and I still enjoy it now. The movie is far from perfect, but it really allowed Rock to riff on some politics' more ridiculous scenarios.

At the time the film came out, George W. Bush was our president and his approval rating was far from through the roof. With this said, it was like therapy going see a movie about a quick-witted black man running for President of the United States against a right wing corporate douchebag. The lead role of Mays Gilliam could have been played by almost anyone, but having Rock play him was absolute perfection. The Monday Night Football-like debate at the end of the movie is ridiculous as much as it is awesome. Did I mention that Bernie Mac plays his brother? 'Nuff said.

 

4. The Longest Yard

Source: MTV Films/Happy Madison Productions

People tend not to like remakes because they can never really compare to the original. I’m definitely not saying that the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard is better than the 1974 Burt Reynolds version, but it does have its own unique character that makes it a really solid comedy for dudes worldwide. The ensemble cast is actually pretty sweet and Sandler and Chris Rock are really great together. Their back and forth wisecracks throughout the film are effortless and extremely enjoyable to watch. It also seemed like the two former SNL comedians really helped the professional wrestlers and ex-NFL stars in the film to get a little wackier with their roles. Endless dick jokes with Goldberg? That’s just too good.

 

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