Any film lover looking for anything other than a comedy film from the list of Andy Milonakis’ movies and TV shows would be surprised to find that the actor has built a career in Hollywood out of his appearances in just comedy films. As an actor, writer, rapper, streamer, and comedian, Milonakis’ breakthrough came on the 26th of January 2003, the day Super Bowl XXXVII was played. He was reportedly supposed to attend a friend’s Super Bowl party but instead opted to stay home and record a video titled “The Super Bowl is Gay”. He went on to upload the video online and within two weeks of it hitting the internet, it went viral, making him an internet sensation.
The young entertainer was subsequently invited to make an appearance on the ABC late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, after which he began to fully rap on YouTube, with his first song on the platform being “The Andy Milonakis Rap”.
While going about his career as a musician, Milonakis began to do sketch comedy and was able to land himself a self-titled show that aired on MTV and MTV2 between 2005 and 2007 before it was canceled. When asked about his foray into comedy in an interview, Andy famously said that it was as a result of a means to cope with incessant bullying. He said humor is a great defense mechanism.
It further helped his case that he suffered from a growth hormone deficiency that gives him the appearance and voice of an adolescent boy despite being a fully grown adult. This has been a blessing in entertaining audiences from far and wide. Due to his comedic inclination, however, Andy Milonakis has been unable to feature in any project that is not from the comedy genre, or even those that have at least received some critical acclaim. Regardless of this, we have been able to come up with a list of his movies and TV shows ranked from best to worst.
Andy Milonakis Movies and TV Shows
1. Waiting… (2005)
Ranking as the best Andy Milonakis movie is the comedy film Waiting… which focuses on several characters who all work as waiters at a restaurant called Shenaniganz. Each waiter has his or her own problems and stories, which are interwoven with the ebb and flow of business. They further preoccupy themselves with endless gossip, complains about customers, planning covert revenge on particularly rude ones or annoying patrons, and playing a game that involves flashing genitalia.
Waiting… gave filmmaker Rob McKittrick his directorial debut after he had written the screenplay while working as a waiter. The film was released by Lions Gate Entertainment and was a huge box office success, raking in $18.6 million from a budget of $3 million. Critically, however, it was panned by reviewers who all described it as being bad.
2. Mac & Devin Go to High School (2012)
From the subgenre of comedy films, stoner films are projects where cannabis use is the main theme of the film and inspires much of the plot. Mac & Devin Go to High School is a film from this subgenre as it follows two high school students, a geek named Devin and a stoner named Mac, who befriend each other as the latter introduces the former to the use of cannabis. The high school in which the students attend is named “N. Hale”, a play on the word “inhale” and also a nod to rapper Nate Dogg whose real name is Nathaniel Hale.
Andy Milonakis plays the role of Knees Down in the film that features rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in the title roles. Mike Epps, Teairra Mari, and Luenell also appear in supporting roles. Being a direct-to-DVD release, it is not clear whether the film was a commercial success or not, however, it spawned the very successful song, “Young, Wild & Free”, featuring Bruno Mars which debuted at number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100. Critically, the film was not anything to write home about as it received mainly negative reviews, with a 4.4/10 rating on IMDb.
3. Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (also known as Major Movie Star) is a comedy film about a star film actress who suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, prompting her to enlist in the United States Army in the hopes that it will change her life. Things, however, do not go as planned as the actress repeatedly clashes with her superiors, creating numerous humorous situations.
The film stars Jessica Simpson, Vivica A. Fox, Ryan Sypek, Olesya Rulin, Jill Marie Jones, and Keiko Agena. Milonakis plays the role of Joe Kidd in the film that received a 4.3/10 rating on IMDb.
4. Killer Pad (2008)
Killer Pad is a comedy/horror film that follows three friends who decide to buy a house so they can hook up with women. The house they buy, however, is evil and even after they are warned by a Mexican man who is later revealed to be an angel, the boys still go-ahead to live in it and host a party, where numerous party-goers are up killed by three attractive women named Lucy, Jezebel, and Delilah who they meet at the house and are later revealed to be the devil and his minions.
Actor Joe Lawrence appears as himself in the film while Andy Milonakis plays the role of Dinko’s Geek. Other notable actors to appear in the film that received a 3.9/10 rating on IMDb include Daniel Franzese, Eric Jungmann, and Shane McRae.
5. Extreme Movie (2008)
Extreme Movie (also known as Parental Guidance Suggested or in Australia as Hotdogs & Doughnuts: An Extreme Movie) is a satirical comedy film about teen sex that focuses on different characters in the film. Andy Milonakis plays the role of Justin, a young boy who buys a vibrating vagina and falls in love with it while he is crushing on another girl. Due to the fact that it is rejected by Justin, the vibrating vagina, which has a personality of its own, goes on to commit “suicide”.
The film, which received a 3.7/10 rating on IMDb, features an ensemble cast that includes Frankie Muniz, Ryan Pinkston, Jamie Kennedy, Danneel Harris, Matthew Lillard, Rob Pinkston, Kevin Hart, and Michael Cera.
6. Wieners (2008)
Wieners is another one from the long list of Andy Milonakis movies that do not have statistics available in regards to their commercial success or failure. But with the comedy film featuring big names such as Fran Kranz, Kenan Thompson, Zachary Levi, Darrell Hammond, Jenny McCarthy, Kyle Gass, Sarah Drew, and Chris Pratt, among many others, it is safe to say that the film was at least averagely good.
Directed by Mark Steilen, the film follows a guy who was sent into a spiral of depression after he was dumped by his girlfriend on the advice of an abusive television therapist. To lift his spirits, the man’s friends decide to take him on a road trip to locate the therapist so that they can take revenge on him.
7. The Newest Pledge (2012)
The Newest Pledge is a comedy film that centers around the hard-partying Omega fraternity and their attempts/struggles to raise a baby that they find on their doorstep after a night of binge drinking and patriotic partying. Led by their president, the frat members spend a little time deliberating on what they should do with the baby before deciding to raise him and name him Kegston.
Written and directed by Jason Michael Brescia, the film stars Rob Steinhauser, Barry Pearl, Jason Mewes, Joseph Booton, Mindy Sterling, and Michael Gavrielov.
8. Dumbbells (2014)
Dumbbells is a comedy film that follows the life of Chris Long, an ex-NCAA basketball player who now makes a living as a trainer and finds new purpose in life when the new owner of his gym comes up with a lucrative plan to turn the almost run-down business into a reality show. Andy Milonakis plays the character of Rusty.
Directed by Christopher Livingston, the film stars Brian Drolet, Jaleel White, Hoyt Richards, Mircea Monroe, Taylor Cole, Jay Mohr, Tom Arnold, and Laura Ashley Samuels. Academy Award-nominated actress Nancy Olsen, who had not appeared on camera for almost two decades, made a rare appearance in the film that also gave singer Frenchie Davis her film acting debut. These notable appearances, however, did very little to make the movie worthwhile as it garnered a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
9. Future-Worm! (2016-2018)
Created by Ryan Quincy, Future-Worm! is a comic sci-fi animated series that airs on Disney XD. It follows the adventures of two of its main characters; Danny Douglas and Future-Worm, who travel through time by using a lunch box-shaped time machine. Andy Milonakis provides the voice for Danny, a 12-year-old boy who invents the time machine lunch box and sends it back in time.
10. Still Waiting… (2009)
Still Waiting… is an independent film that was released as a sequel to the comedy film Waiting… (2005), which stars Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris. Reynolds and Faris do not make an appearance in this film as the main actors John Michael Higgins, Robert Patrick Benedict, and Steve Howey take center stage.
The film, which follows the misadventures of the staff of the fictional chain restaurant, who find themselves in competition with another one restaurant, ranks as the worst film on this list of Andy Milonakis movies due to the largely negative reviews it received from critics, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 17% rating.