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January list by Nanette Alderman
Try IdieWire's Top Ten Best Comedies of the 21st Century
Sideways
1. SidewaysPaul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, and Thomas Haden Church, 2004, rated r

Two friends take a road trip through wine country to celebrate Jack's final bachelor days. They indulge in a mid-life crisis consisting of wine, women, and a yearning for the past, but they eventually collide with reality.

School of Rock
2. School of RockJoan Cusack, Jack Black, and Sarah Silverman, 2003, rated pg-13

After being fired by his band, a musician takes a job substitute teaching in a 4th grade class at a prestigious school. He is not really prepared to teach, so he does what he knows best...he starts a band with his students.

Lost in Translation
3. Lost in TranslationScarlett Johansson and Bill Murray, 2003, rated r

A middle-aged actor and the wife of a photographer meet while on business in Tokyo. They strike up an unusual friendship in the hotel bar that helps them both overcome boredom and loneliness.

The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. The Grand Budapest HotelRalph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, and Tony Revolori, 2014, rated r

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.

Team America: World Police
5. Team America: World PoliceTrey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Daran Norris, and Masasa Moyo, 2004, rated r

A group of heroic figures span the globe protecting democracy and freedom against terrorism. Their primary mission is to stop a North Korean leader's peace conference, which is a ruse to allow him to attack the world with his weapons of mass destruction.

Superbad
6. SuperbadSeth Rogen, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jonah Hill, 2007, rated r

Seth and Evan go on a mission to provide alcohol for a graduation party in hopes of losing their virginity. When their friend Fogell gets a fake ID and tries to get the alcohol, he is sucker punched by a robber. Includes deleted scenes, extended scenes, gag reel, featurettes, and more.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin
7. The 40-Year-Old VirginSteve Carell, Catherine Keener, and Paul Rudd, 2005, rated r

Andy Stitzer has gone 40 years without 'doing it.' Now his pals are making it their mission to help him score...fast! Can he survive their hilariously bad advice, and will he find love where he least expects it?

Enough Said
8. Enough SaidJulia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, and Ben Falcone, 2013, rated pg-13

Divorced mom Eva may be falling for Albert, a sweet, funny, like-minded divorce. But as their relationship blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne, who's always complaining about her ex-husband. When Eva realizes that Albert is the target of Marianne's rants, she begins to question her own perceptions about first impressions and second chances.

Burn After Reading
9. Burn After ReadingGeorge Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and John Malkovich, 2008, rated r

When a disc filled with some of the CIA's most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined but dim-witted gym employees, the duo is intent on exploiting their find.

MIdnight in Paris
10. Midnight in ParisOwen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, and Michael Sheen, 2011, rated pg-13

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.