Will Ferrell Movies

Will Ferrell's latest movie, Daddy's Home is now included in the rankings.

Will Ferrell in Daddy’s Home

Want to know the best Will Ferrell movies?  How about the worst Will Ferrell movies?  Curious about Will Ferrell’s box office grosses or which Will Ferrell movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Will Ferrell movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which ones got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Will Ferrell (1967-) has been sitting on my request list for over two years now.  So Hinton66, finally after being bumped many many times…here is your Will Ferrell Movie Ranking Page.  Many people have tried to go from fame on Saturday Night Live to a successful movie career.  Will Ferrell joins Bill Murray, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy and Chevy Chase as one the few that have succeeded.  When looking at adjusted box office grosses, Ferrell’s movies have grossed over $2 billion.

His IMDb page shows 95 acting credits from 1995-2015. This page will rank 31 Will Ferrell movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, his many cameos and movies that were not released in North American theaters were not included in the rankings.

Will Ferrell in 2003's Elf....one of his biggest box office hits

Will Ferrell in 2003’s Elf….one of his biggest box office hits

Will Ferrell Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort by Will Ferrell movies by co-stars of his movies.
  • Sort Will Ferrell movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost.
  • Sort Will Ferrell movies by adjusted worldwide box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
  • Sort Will Ferrell movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Will Ferrell movie received.
  • Sort Will Ferrell movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • Use the search and sort buttons to make this page very interactive.


Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Will Ferrell Table

  1. Eleven Will Ferrell movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 35.48% of his movies listed. The LEGO Movie (2014) is his biggest hit.
  2. An average Will Ferrell movie grosses $82.10 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  14 of Will Ferrell’s movies are rated as good movies…or 45.16% of his movies.  The LEGO Movie (2014) is his highest rated movie while The Ladies Man (2000) was his lowest rated movie.
  4. One Will Ferrell movie received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 3.22% of his movies.
  5. Zero Will Ferrell movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 0.00% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Ranking Score is 39.86.  14 Will Ferrell movies scored higher than that average….or 45.16% of his movies.  The LEGO Movie (2014) got the the highest UMR Score while The Suburbans (1999) got the lowest UMR Score.
Will Ferrell in 2014's The LEGO movie

Will Ferrell in 2014’s The LEGO movie

Possibly Interesting Facts About Will Ferrell

1. John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California in 1967.

2.  Will Ferrell’s path to stardom…Cliff Notes Style In high school he does the daily morning announcements in disguised voices. After attending USC he joins a comedy/improvisation group called The Groundlings. Ferrell lands a spot as a Saturday Night Live cast member in 1995.  His Steve Butabi character on SNL gets Ferrell his first starring role in the movie A Night at the Roxbury (1998).  In 2003 he starred in this box office hits Old School and  Elf.  Since then he has appeared in one box office hit after another.

3. Will Ferrell was chosen over Steve Carell in 1995 to join Saturday Night Live.  I think it is safe to say that Carell was able to rebound from that.

4. Will Ferrell has been married one time.  He married actress Viveca Paulin in 2000.  They have 3 children.

5. Will Ferrell and his many cameo roles.  Not sure but it is probably a safe bet that Ferrell has done more cameo roles than anybody else over the last 20 years.

6. Will Ferrell so far has NOT received an Oscar® nomination.  He does have two Golden Globe® nominations.  He got a Best Supporting Actor nomination for The Producers (2005) and a Best Actor nomination for Stranger Than Fiction (2006).

7. Will Ferrell refused an offer of $29 million to star in the sequel to Elf (2003).  His concern was that the script was not worthy.  Now that is sticking by your guns.

8. Check out Will Ferrell‘s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

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