Best Comedy Movies
Comedy has been a continually popular movie-style since the dawn of cinema. It is among the most fundamental and well-known film genres. Over the years, a variety of comic subgenres have emerged, including road trip humor, fish-out-of-water comedy, horror comedy, rom-com, and more. Some of the best films ever made appeared to be created as magnificent works of art second, and invitations to the audience to laugh first. What better way to get people to laugh which is a natural stress reliever than to watch a movie? For such occasions, the finest remedy is a comedy classic.
When it comes to the ones listed below, you'll discover that our selection includes a mix of classic and new comedy, as well as a slew of dark comedies and adaptations to keep you laughing until your fullest capacity. Below is a list of our favorite comedies, all of them are guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.
1. Dumb & Dumber
This 1994 buddy comedy has to be on the list because of its slapstick comedy. The picture ranks high on the comedy meter, as it is directed by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. The picture, like most old comedies, makes use of the protagonists' complete lack of intelligence to concoct a story worth seeing at least once. The film follows Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Daniels), two dim-witted but well-intentioned friends from Providence, Rhode Island, who embark on a cross-country journey to Aspen, Colorado, to return a briefcase full of cash to its owner, believing it was left as a mistake when it was actually left as ransom.
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly
Directors: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly
Runtime: 105 minutes
2. National Lampoon's Vacation
The movie is about Clark Griswold, a workaholic Chicago man who works tirelessly, is a little too sure of himself, and simply wishes to take his family on a family vacation across the United States to see the legendary Wally World amusement park in California, may resemble their own fathers to watchers of a particular age. Along the journey, Clark and his companions face various humiliations, tragedies, and disasters, including the death of a relative, a huge vehicle accident, urine-soaked sandwiches, and police intervention.
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid
Director: Harold Ramis
Runtime: 98 minutes
3. Four Lions
This political satire black comedy is not only entertaining but also a brilliant statement on the situation of the world, and it is a blast of pure British humor. Chris Morris delivers exactly what the public has been demanding for in his debut film: a ridiculous concept. A bunch of homegrown terrorist jihadis from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and England is followed in this jihad satire. Despite the fact that they didn't have many opportunities to show their film to the public, Four Lions was a critical success. The film was praised for its original storyline and comedic timing.
Starring: Christopher Morris, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong
Director: Christopher Morris
Runtime: 97 minutes
4. Best in Show
"Best in Show" has the feel of one of those documentary films that are all over online streaming sites these days, exploring the lifestyles of unusual people who are part of a little-known community and whose stories converge in a big event. This is, indeed an amusing, semi-improvised, mockumentary, and semi-scripted about folks planning to compete in a national dog show with their pups. Harlan Pepper, for example, adores and looks like his hound dog, and Gerry and Cookie Fleck are terrier lovers. Yet it's Fred Willard who steals the show as a shockingly ignorant but interested dog show commentator who says anything that comes to mind.
Starring: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard
Director: Christopher Guest
Runtime: 90 minutes
5. Young Frankenstein
In this informal humorous movie adaptation and write-up of James Whale's iconic "Frankenstein" movies from the 1930s, Gene Wilder plays the jittery Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, as he wants to distance himself from his not-so-grandfather, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, the unpleasant, grave-robbing researcher who reincarnated a scary corpse a few decades previously. When he acquires the property of the legendary Frankenstein, he replicates his grandfather's mistakes, dead set on giving life to death alone, and builds a totally different famous monster, one who is afraid of fire but can also perform "Puttin' on the Ritz."
Starring: Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle
Director: Mel Brooks
Runtime: 105 minutes
6. World's Greatest Dad
The most offensive issues on the earth have been converted into comic gold by World's Greatest Dad. Not every film has the skill of Robin Williams at its disposal, but not every film has the ability to deliver a moving and truly amusing story about suicide. When Williams' son dies in a humiliating sexual accident, he performs one final act of excellent parenting by attempting to conceal the circumstances in such a way that his son's memory becomes more cherished than it would have been otherwise. The content is a great showcase for Williams' humorous and dramatic abilities, and it bravely examines the strange nature of posthumous celebrity admiration without ever coming across as arrogant.
Starring: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy
Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Runtime: 99 minutes
"Ghostbusters," a high-concept supernatural action-comedy starring a cast of hit movie veterans, was the biggest movie in 1984. Following their dismissal from reputable university employment for seeking fringe scientific research on the supernatural, scientists Venkman, Spengler, and Stantz learn of the latest wave of ghost sightings in New York City and begin their own firm, leasing out an old firehouse and renaming themselves the Ghostbusters. When they uncover a gateway to another realm that rains ghosts, demonic powers, and truly evil down the streets, it's up to the terminated ghost hunters to change into superheroes.
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis
Director: Ivan Reitman
Runtime: 107 minutes
8. Home Alone
The Home Alone franchise is a classic that everyone remembers from their childhood. This film is ideal for days when you've had enough of being an adult. Kevin, played by Culkin, is an endearing young man who is tragically left behind when his family rushes off on their Christmas vacation. Kevin, alone in the enormous house, defends it from two robbers who are distracted by a tiny boy's antics. Slapstick comedy and the comically miserable conditions of two robbers who fail to take anything due to a child's intervention provide the most of the film's amusement. The film's success is self-evident, yet it has been nominated for a number of Golden Globes and Academy Awards, to name a few.
Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Director: Chris Columbus
Runtime: 103 minutes
There is better nasty sex comedy out there, and there are better parenting comedies out there, but no film in recent memory has combined the two quite like "Klown." The Danish hit follows a complete moron who, upon learning that his girlfriend is pregnant, takes a 12-year-old boy on a very grownup "boys trip" in an ill-advised attempt to persuade his girlfriend and himself that he is capable of being a parent. With the help of his great stars Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen, Mikkel Norgaard derives a million funny scenarios from that simple idea, culminating in some of the best cringe comedy made on either side of the Atlantic this century.
Starring: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen
Director: Mikkel Norgaard
Runtime: 93 minutes
"Bowfinger" is a hilarious comedy about how movies are made or, more accurately, how they could be made if the desire to make them is strong enough, even among aspiring filmmakers who lack the necessary ability, money, and contacts. After guiding a troupe of fake actors through numerous very low-budget films, Bobby Bowfinger makes the claim to have acquired big-name movie star Kit Ramsey for his latest production, an action feature titled "Chubby Rain". But he hasn't done anything like that. Rather, he observes and discreetly films Ramsey's activities (and reactions to his actors doing line readings). Bowfinger hires a nerdy Kit Ramsey doppelganger for close-up shots, the polar opposite of the loud and paranoid A-lister. Eddie Murphy does, in fact, play both roles.
Starring: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham
Director: Frank Oz
Runtime: 97 minutes
Superbad is everything funny. It's a cliched American high-school story with a twist. The picture may not stick out from the pack, but it is a guaranteed good time with amusing one-liners and classic buddy comedy tropes. The film is a coming-of-age teen comedy directed by Greg Mottola that will brighten your day in a big way. The film stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera as Seth and Evan, respectively, and was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The tale is partially based on Rogen and Goldberg's own high school experience, and the script was written 13 years ago. The plot follows two high school graduates who want to create the most out of their time before enrolling at various institutions. Unfortunately, their excesses have gotten them into trouble. The film earned positive reviews from reviewers and performed exceptionally well at the box office, earning its recognition as one of the finest comedies of the 2000s.
Starring: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Director: Greg Mottola
Runtime: 113 minutes
12. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
After witnessing the chaos of a family during a wedding, all Indian audiences will sympathize with the characters in this film. This romantic comedy, directed by Joel Zwick, is just delightful. The movie's screenwriter and lead actress, Nia Vardalos, plays Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos, a middle-class Greek-American woman who falls in love with Ian Miller, an upper-middle-class White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. The script was appreciated, and the picture was even shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In terms of box office receipts, the picture was the highest-grossing rom-com at the time, despite never reaching the top place. The story illustrates the chaotic dynamics of a large traditional family with a variety of hysterical aunts and uncles.
Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine
Director: Joel Zwick
Runtime: 95 minutes
13. Girls Trip
Despite their divergent life trajectories, four women have remained friends since college. Ryan is a sassy party girl who can't seem to keep a job, Sasha runs an unsuccessful gossip column, Lisa is a nurse and single parent who doesn't get out much, and Dina is a sassy modern girl who can't possibly keep a job. The "Flossy Posse" intends to take a mini-vacation, or rather, a "Girls Trip," to New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival, where Ryan is the popular draw before they can drift any further away. The group is brought closer together by some painful news, and New Orleans' many possibilities to get crazy are too enticing to pass up and the source of a lot of humorous antics.
Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Runtime: 122 minutes
14. Galaxy Quest
The sci-fi picture about a Star Trek-style TV show's cast being recruited to go on an actual interstellar expedition is noted for its meta-humor and heart. The protagonists in this science fiction play washed-up stars from a corny Star Trek-style show that aired nearly two decades ago. A group of aliens travels to Earth to plead for assistance, believing the reruns they watched are genuine. The TV actors find themselves aboard a true-to-life copy of their television program's spaceship, meticulously built by aliens to match every element of the show. When faced with a lizard-like dictator in real life, the cast tries to recall lines and plots from previous episodes to aid in their defeat. The idea leads to numerous amusing phrases and scenarios that parody both Star Trek and the actors' pet peeves.
Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman
Director: Dean Parisot
Runtime: 104 minutes
15. Waiting for Guffman
Blaine, Missouri, a fictional quiet town in Missouri, is approaching its 150th anniversary, and it's up to Corky St. Clair, a local theatrical director, who is planning an original musical about the city's past. In this comic mockumentary, his delusions of grandeur infect his cast of humble and foolish towns-people, which includes an indifferent Dairy Queen clerk, an incredibly cross-eyed dentist, and married travel agents who loom large in the narrow world of local theatre. After the director circulates rumors that the titular Guffman, a Broadway producer, will watch the show and whisk the actors away to New York, the actors' enthusiasm for Corky's terrible production grows out of control.
Starring: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Parker Posey
Director: Christopher Guest
Runtime: 84 minutes