7 All-Star Ensemble Casts and Their Films

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The Best Man Holiday boasts an all-star cast that would make any filmmaker jealous, with amazing actors like Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut and Terrence Howard lending their considerable talents to tell a hilarious and heartwarming story of reuniting in the name of friendship.
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To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Best Man Holiday, Universal Studios Home Entertainment put together a list of some other movies—from the Universal, Paramount, Fox, and Sony Pictures catalogs—that feature stellar ensemble casts. Check out the list below to see what films made the cut, and don’t forget to pick up your copy of The Best Man Holiday, available February 11th!

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The Wood (1999)
R....106 min.....Comedy, Drama, Romance
WRITER / DIRECTOR: Rick Famuyiwa

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Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, and Taye Diggs star in this hilarious comedy about a group of friends who are trying to help Diggs’ character, Roland deal with cold feet on his wedding day. The on screen chemistry displayed by the group of friends makes for one of the funniest best-friend comedies in recent memory.

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There’s Something About Mary (1998)
R....119 min.....Comedy, Romance
DIRECTORS: Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly
WRITERS: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly

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This movie was truly ahead of its time in terms of its raunchy, comedic style. The Farrelly brothers did an amazing job of putting their characters in hilarious, unforgettable scenarios (Frank & Beans anyone?). The extremely talented cast of Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Chris Elliot, and even NFL superstar Brett Favre helped to make this an all-time comedy classic.

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Old School (2003)
R....91 min.....Comedy
DIRECTOR: Todd Phillips……WRITERS: Todd Phillips & Scot Armstrong

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Don’t you ever wish you could go back to college? Todd Phillips’ Old School allows Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, and Luke Wilson to do just that. When the friends decide to open a fraternity at Wilson’s character’s house, the Dean of the college, played by Jeremy Piven, becomes determined to shut them down. We can only hope for a chance to see “Frank the Tank” in action again.

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Bridesmaids (2011)
R....125 min.....Comedy, Romance
DIRECTOR: Paul Feig……WRITERS: Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo

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We couldn’t put this list together without mentioning the ladies. While all female, ensemble comedy casts are much too rare, Bridesmaids made instant superstars out of its cast members. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper and Rebel Wilson star in this hilarious comedy about the bittersweet feeling that comes along with growing older, and finding happiness in the success of your lifelong friends.


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