Losers are an important part of any movie. When a person is down on their luck or has no will to live, watching them do things that “matter” makes the character more dramatic. Also, it provides for a much better storyline. I would have to say that drama movies carry this point well. I mean just look at Rocky.
But when I think of Losers comedy movies come to mind. But it’s not just that these people are losers. They’re actually people you’d want to hang out with. Most are witty. Most are smart. It’s just that they don’t care. And that’s what we love about them.
Here are the seven coolest losers in comedy movies
The Dude in The Big Lebowski
The Dude abides. He’s filled with funny wisdom. He goes with the flow. He gets high every day and yet somehow winds up getting laid by a ridiculously rich chick. All the while he really just doesn’t care all that much. Just an awesome character.
Thurgood Jenkins in Half Baked
It’s Dave Chapelle. Do we really need an explanation?
He may be a hockey loser. He may lose his temper. But the man is witty. The man is charming. He gets the hot chick. He uses century old golf clubs. He’s got a homeless caddy. And he doesn’t even care about the money. Happy rules.
Willie Stokes in Bad Santa
I think Billy Bob gives his finest performance out of any movie here. This is one of the most classic comedies in the history of comedies. I’m a huge fan of this movie and man is Willie awesome. Talk about a guy who just doesn’t give a f*ck. There’s simply no other way to put it. But boy would I like to be his friend.
Ben Stone in Knocked Up
Seth Rogan’s character is a little different from the rest here. Stone just takes it all in stride. He’s definitely a good dude. He’s more of an “every man” type of guy. Like the dude you always liked to hang out with in college.
Peter Gibbons in Office Space
When your dream is to sit around and do nothing all day and you convince Jennifer Aniston to have sex with you, it’s safe to say you’re a cool loser.
Max Fischer in Rushmore
One of my favorite characters in any comedy movie.
Floyd in True Romance
I had to mention Lloyd only because of how awesome he is. True Romance isn’t really a comedy but it’s a damned funny movie.