10.Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
As a libidinous coke-sniffing dentist called Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, Martin Short nearly steals the show in Paul Thomas Anderson’s woozily intoxicating adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel. It is a hilariously over-the-top characterization, played with manic brio by Short.
9.Ghost Town (David Koepp, 2008)
This dentist incarnation in the movie was a truly hilarious take. It was funny and at the same time intelligent. Its a town of Ghost and the Dentist character has the power to see and talk with them. You can already imagine the fun that will be there in the movie.
In his first significant movie role, Ricky Gervais manages to extract several cringe-inducing laughs as Bertram Pincus, a misanthropic British dentist with a peculiar condition: he is the only person in New York who can see and talk to the ghosts that haunt the city. With hints of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and Harold Ramis’s Groundhog Day, this is a gently amusing, sentimental tale of redemption and transformation.