11 Movies from SNL cast past and present you've probably never seen
We all love Saturday Night Live. Whether they're on a good run or in a shrug-worthy slump, that band of laugh addicts always pull us to the couch for another rough of snickers. But where else can you find them? Forget the blockbusters and check out these small flicks.
Jason Sudeikis: A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Think camp movie meets high school comedy. Sudeikis' character is in his mid-thirties, and several times a year, he hosts a massive blowout at his father's beach house. When his midlife-crisis-having pops decides to sell their beloved escape, the group of friends decides they need to do something to blow all the other parties out of the water. Obviously, the only reasonable answer is an orgy.
Tina Fey: Martin and Orloff
Since nearly all of Fey's previous work has been properly loved already, we think this might be the film most people are unaware of. Here's what you need to know: After Martin makes a nonfatal attempt at suicide, he becomes the patient of the world's worst psychiatrist. It's all downhill from there.
Bonus: Have you ever spotted Fey in Beer League?
Amy Poehler and Seth Myers: Spring Breakdown
Amy Poehler, Parker Posey and Rachel Dratch head off on "vacation" and end up in a town that is massively famous among college kids on spring break. How will these thirty-something women handle being surrounded by hot young girls?
Will Ferrell: Winter Passing
We legitimately hate ourselves for not seeing this sooner. Re-pairing Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel, it tells a funny but bleak story. Deschanel is a young woman who heads home on a mission to retrieve her reclusive father's writing and submit it to a publishing company for a hefty sum of money. In the end, will she betray the dad she barely knows?
Rachel Dratch: Looking for Kitty
Rachel Dratch is at her best in this tiny role, playing a kooky girl at a bar. While her role (as well as Chris Parnell's) is relatively small, the film is too good to not see. Watch Ed Burns' dry humor make a wife's disappearance seem comical.
Molly Shannon: Year of the Dog
This is quite possibly the most perfect movie in the history of the world. When Peggy's (Shannon) dog dies, people encourage her to finally start fostering a relationship with people instead of pets. Will another dog be what ultimately connects her with a man? Well, duh.
Bonus: You haven't seen anything until you see Shannon as the mother of a zombie (played by Aubrey Plaza) in Life After Beth.
Darrell Hammond: Kiss Me Again
Hammond watches as a young couple explore uncharted territory by letting an intriguing third party enter into their relationship. Will the ultimate idealists make it out unscathed? Hammond's character might like things a little kinky, but even he has his doubts.
Bonus: For even more fun, spot Hammond in the Olsen twins' New York Minute.
Kristen Wiig: Hateship, Loveship
Wiig's poor character is taken on a wild and heartbreaking ride when a teenager orchestrates a fake email relationship between her father and Wiig's character. Obviously, it all works out. And Guy Pearce plays one seriously hot mess.
Bill Hader: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain star as two new lovers caught in a world of perfect — that is, until Chastain's character retreats from the romance, seemingly out of nowhere. Hader (and Viola Davis!) work to help pick up the pieces and figure out why. So. Damn. Good.
Maya Rudolph: Away We Go
Simply put: The most romantic and funny movie about pregnancy ever.
Jimmy Fallon: Factory Girl
Guy Pearce is less hot in this film, but it's still amazing. Factory Girl follows Edie Sedgwick during her time of friendship with Andy Warhol. Fallon's role isn't huge, but it's noteworthy... and far less silly than his time in Almost Famous.