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Adam McKay

Born: April 17, 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Adam McKay is an American screenwriter, director, producer, comedian and actor. He began his career as a writer for NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001. He is well-known for his partnership with comedian and Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and Anchorman 2. In 2015 McKay earned widespread critical acclaim for his film The Big Short, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.


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Oh Lucy! (2018)

Movie
Comedy |
Drama |
Japan |
USA |
| 95 Min

A lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo falls for her teacher when she decides to take English lessons. When her teacher disappears, she sets out on a journey to find him.

0 2018 95
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Hal (2018)

Movie
| 90 Min

Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby's uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce.

0 2018 90
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Vice (2018)

Movie
Drama |
Biography |
USA |

Biopic of Dick Cheney, the 46th Vice President of the US, under President Bush, and during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Widely regarded as one of the most powerful and influential VPs in history, he is known for promoting an expansion of powers of the presidency, through which he held strong political influence towards conservative orthodoxy and coordination of the War on Terrorism.

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The House (2017)

Movie
Comedy |
USA |
| 88 Min

After Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) Johansen lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

56 2017 88
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Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

Movie
Comedy |
USA |
| 100 Min

Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

62 2017 100
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The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

Movie
Comedy |
USA |
United Kingdom |
| 82 Min

Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.

62 2016 82
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The Boss (2016)

Movie
Comedy |
USA |
| 99 Min

Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) stars as Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget.

54 2016 99
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Ant-Man (2015)

Movie
Action |
Adventure |
Sci-Fi |
Superhero |
USA |
| 115 Min

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

77 2015 115
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Get Hard (2015)

Movie
Comedy |
Crime |
USA |
| 100 Min

When obscenely rich hedge-fund manager James is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him one month to get his affairs in order. Knowing that he won't survive more than a few minutes in prison on his own, James desperately turns to Darnell-- a black businessman who's never even had a parking ticket -- for help. As Darnell puts James through the wringer, both learn that they were wrong about many things, including each other.

61 2015 100
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The Big Short (2015)

Movie
Drama |
Comedy |
Biography |
History |
USA |
| 130 Min

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

79 2015 130
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Daddy's Home (2015)

Movie
USA |

The story of a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids.

66 2015 0
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Sleeping with Other People (2015)

Movie
USA |
| 100 Min

Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey and Jake meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done.

65 2015 100
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Tammy (2014)

Movie
Comedy |
| 97 Min

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

48 2014 97
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Bad Judge (2014)

TV Show
USA |
| 30 Min

The series chronicles the personal life (and the wild lifestyle) of Rebecca Wright, a tough-as-nails judge serving on the Los Angeles County Circuit Court, whose time off the bench is spent partying and displaying a reckless behavior. Her reputation is about to be tamed—and judged—by Robby Shoemaker, a eight-year-old boy whose parents Rebecca put behind bars. He might be the one that can turn Rebecca's life around.

59 2014 30
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Movie
Action |
Fantasy |
Horror |
Germany |
USA |
| 88 Min

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their past.

61 2013 88
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Movie
Comedy |
USA |
| 119 Min

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

64 2013 119
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The Campaign (2012)

Movie
Comedy |
| 85 Min

The film follows two rival politicians (Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis) who are trying to win an election to represent their small North Carolina congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

62 2012 85
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Bachelorette (2012)

Movie
Comedy |
Romance |
USA |
| 91 Min

Regan is used to being first at everything. Imagine her horror and chagrin when she finds out the girl everyone called Pig Face in high school is going to tie the knot before she does! But Regan sucks it up and takes on bridesmaid duties along with her childhood pals: substance-abusing, promiscuous Gena and ditzy Katie. The single ladies are determined to put their bitterness aside and have an awesomely hedonistic bachelorette party. Armed with acerbic wit and seemingly endless supplies of coke and booze, the foul-mouthed femmes embark on one very long and emotional night filled with major wedding-dress panic, various bodily fluids, and cute ex-boyfriends.

53 2012 91
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The Other Guys (2010)

Movie
Action |
Comedy |
Crime |
USA |
| 107 Min

NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes, they're "the other guys". But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into NYC's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?

66 2010 107
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Funny or Die Presents (2010)

TV Show
USA |
| 30 Min

Funny or Die Presents is a half-hour sketch comedy show that spawned from the comedy website Funny or Die, created by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay. It premiered on HBO on February 19, 2010. It is also currently being broadcast in the UK on Sky Atlantic.

0 2010 30
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Land of the Lost (2009)

Movie
Adventure |
Comedy |
Sci-Fi |
| 102 Min

On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.

54 2009 102
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Eastbound & Down (2009)

TV Show
Comedy |
USA |
| 30 Min

Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.

83 2009 30
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Step Brothers (2008)

Movie
Comedy |
| 98 Min

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his mom's marriage to Dale's dad, leaving everyone to wonder whether they'll ever see eye to eye.

69 2008 98
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Movie
Comedy |
| 116 Min

Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like \Shake and bake!\ But when a rival French driver coasts onto the track to challenge their records, they'll have to floor it to retain their top-dog status.

65 2006 116
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March of the Penguins (2005)

Documentary
France |
| 80 Min

Every year, thousands of Antartica's emperor penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They walk, marching day and night in single file 70 miles into the darkest, driest and coldest continent on Earth. Morgan Freeman narrates this amazing tale, Breathtaking photography captures the transcendaent beauty and staggering drama, so follow the leader.. to adventure!

77 2005 80
Poster of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Movie
Comedy |
| 94 Min

It's the 1970's and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.

72 2004 94
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Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)

Movie
Comedy |
| 93 Min

While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone escalates quickly, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as 'The Alarm Clock' try to make the truth known, whatever that may mean...

62 2004 93
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Plus One

Movie
Comedy |

Andie is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss, who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie, who has a crush on her. When one of the rich and popular kids at school, Blane, asks Andie out, it seems too good to be true. As Andie starts falling for Blane, she begins to realizes that dating someone from a different social sphere is not easy.

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