Together the duo has appeared in more than eleven movies together. It is very evident and crystal clear that both of them have great chemistry together and they bring out natural comedy on screen. Even though they didn’t start their acting career at the same time, it only took one project to tie them together since then they have not done one movie without one another. Here are the most successful top 5 Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson movies:
Meet the parents:
Meet the Parents is a comedy movie that was released in 2000 and stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, and Owen Wilson. The film revolves around many unfortunate events that our main character Greg Focker must endure after he visits his girlfriend’s parents, Jack and Dina Byrnes. Wilson plays the role of Kevin Rawley who is a rich stock investor and is also Pam’s ex-fiancé. The film was a huge success and even got great reviews from the critics who applauded it for the fun comedy. In less than a month, Meet the Parents made more than $330 million internationally, worldwide becoming one of the highest-grossing films of Hollywood of the year 2000.
The Royal Tenenbaums
Wes Anderson’s 2001 comedy-drama film is about the lives of three siblings who are privileged and gifted as children or teens but as they grow up and face adulting, they aren’t anymore. Their father Royal Tenenbaums had abandoned them as children but now is back when they’re adults in order to be on good terms with his kids and ex wife. When his attempts of reconciliation don’t work, he resorts to faking a terminal illness in order to seek forgiveness for his actions. This film stars Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson. This was a great movie and received immense appreciation from the audience, becoming Anderson’s most financially successful movie up until 2014.
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One of the best satire comedy films of recent times is Zoolander. It was revived back to fame in late 2022 through memes and multiple movie scenes that made rounds on the internet. A tik tok trend also started where two people would act out and lip sync the iconic ‘Excuse Me Bruh’ scene from the movie. It was released in 2001 and ended up being a box-office success, grossing over $60.8 million worldwide even with just a budget of $28 million. Stiller starred as Derek Zoolander, a dimwitted supermodel, and Owen Wilson as Derek’s rival model, Hansel McDonald. The plot revolves around two models Zoolander and Mcdonald who are both part of the fashion industry competing for more recognition, awards, and success in their career. However, Derek finds himself brainwashed and stuck in a huge plan made by the industry heads to assassinate the Malaysian prime minister, who wants to ban child labor and unethical means of producing clothing for fast fashion brands, which will harm their business.
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 action-comedy film released in 2004. It is a film adaptation of an American television series of the same name that aired from1975 to 1979. The film is about two cops David Starsky and Ken Hutchinson, who attempt to catch criminals with the help of an underworld boss known as Huggy Bear. It also stars Vince Vaughn, Snoop Dogg, Jason Bateman, and Carmen Electra. Starsky & Hutch successfully grossed $170 million worldwide even though it received mixed reviews, both positive and negative.
The Cable Guy
The Cable Guy is a black comedy film that was released in 1996, it stars immensely talented actors such as Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black, George Segal, Diane Baker, Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo, David Cross, Andy Dick, Stiller, and Bob Odenkirk. The main plot of the story of this film revolves around Ernie Chip Douglas, who is a cable installer. He becomes involved in the life of a customer named Steven Kovacs. The Cable Guy was the very first collaboration between Stiller and Wilson, even though both of them are side characters. Stiller plays a pair of twins who ended up murdering his own brother and Wilson plays an extra who went on a date with Steven’s ex-girlfriend.