There is no genre on earth that is probably more personal or more subjective than comedy -- as the saying goes: "Dying is easy, Comedy is hard". The 2000s were a great decade for comedy thanks to the rise of R-rated laughs, but it wasn't just a decade for adults -- there was something for everyone. The last ten years marked some of the smartest and some of the 'dumbest' comedies to come along in a very long time. But that's what I love about comedy, it doesn't have to be smart, it just has to be funny -- at least to me anyway.

So in the spirit of looking at the decade that was, sooner or later we were going to have to rank the best and the worst -- and today's about the best. Now that the 2000s are on their way out, we've been in a pretty retrospective frame of mind here at Cinematical, as we've already taken a look at the best comic book flicks, action, foreign films, and documentaries of the decade, so I think it's about time we started to look back on what passed for funny in the 00's.

After the jump: my picks for the best comedies of the 2000s...