Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell
The Plot: San Diego’s local news station is a raunchy boys’ club until the first female anchor shows up and the leader of the boys’ club falls in love with her.
Why Guys Love It: “Anchorman” ushered in a new wave of self-referential, surrealist comedies that defined the sense of humor of a generation. In short, men love “Anchorman” because it taught them how to be funny. Plus it’s infinitely quotable, from “Scotchy scotch scotch!” to “I love lamp.”