Top 20 Movie Rentals

Written by Wes Farrell
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Comedy appears to be the genre of choice according to the current top 20 movie rentals. Of the 20, the majority are newly released motion picture comedies, and many others are DVD editions of comedy TV programs.

The irreverent comedy "Team America: World Police" is currently one of the top movie rentals in the country. This spoof of big-budget action films was made by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the minds behind Comedy Central's hit animated series, "South Park." This story of an elite counter-terrorist team closely mirrors many standard action blockbuster formulas, but does so using an all-marionette cast. The results are often hilarious.

Current Top 20 Movie Rentals

"Sideways" can be found among the list of recent top DVD rentals. This comedy stars Paul Giamatti of "American Splendor" as a frustrated would-be novelist who embarks on a week long trip to California's wine country with his best friend, played by Thomas Hayden Church. Although Giamatti intends the trip to be a quiet vacation before his friend's impending wedding, Church consistently mucks things up with his womanizing and partying ways. The result is a funny, bittersweet look at two friends facing middle age with decidedly different attitudes.

"Ocean's 12," which includes George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Bernie Mack, and Matt Damon among many other stars in an ensemble cast, is nicely executed caper-comedy film found in the current top 20 movie rentals. A sequel to 2001's "Ocean's 11" (which was a remake of the famous Rat Pack heist movie), this fast paced, funny movie stars George Clooney as Danny Ocean, the leader of a crew of professional thieves. After stealing millions from a Vegas casino in the first film, Ocean and his gang must find a way to pay back the casino owner, with interest, or suffer the consequences. Their search for a quick, high paying scam brings them Europe, where they find themselves competing against a legendary burglar.

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