31 Comedies

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The following, is yet another list with comedies I liked and I couldn’t consider “The Best”. They can’t be all “The Best”. They start with the year of release, the order has nothing to do with my preferences. Of course, I like some of them more than others.

All Pics are from www.imdb.com, a site whith an excess of Facebook on it. It’s not simpler to connect through Facebook, it’s just creepier.
 

  1. Wag the Dog

  2. Wag the Dog - Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Dustin Hoffman

    Wag the Dog – Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Dustin Hoffman

    Relesed in 1997
    imdb 7.1
    97 min.
    Director: Barry Levinson
    Writers: Larry Beinhart (book), Hilary Henkin (screenplay), 1 more credit »
    Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche

    This is one of my favorite quirk comedies of all times. A parody which felt real.
     

  3. Orgazmo

  4. Orgazmo - poster

    Orgazmo – poster

    Released in 1997
    imdb 6.0
    94 min.
    Director: Trey Parker
    Writer: Trey Parker
    Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Matt Stone

    It’s an Trey Parker oldie, with the participation of Matt Stone, his South Park‘s partner. Hilarious.
     

  5. Dogma

  6. Dogma - poster

    Dogma – poster

    Released in 1999
    imdb 7.3
    180 min.
    Director & Writer: Kevin Smith
    Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Lee, Alan Rickman, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Alanis Morissette

    I’ve seen it recently, have been avoided due to a constant annoying feeling related to a lot of the guys starring here. Interesting movie, and more than everything, comical.
     

  7. American Pie

  8. American Pie - poster

    American Pie – poster

    Released in 1999
    imdb 7.0
    95 min
    Director: Paul Weitz
    Writer: Adam Herz
    Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy, Natasha Lyonne, Mena Suvari, Jennifer Coolidge, Chris Owen

    Another movie I haven’t seen at it’s time. The best high school movie ever made. That so called “iconic” stuff with Sean Penn being high as a teenager, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, for the whole time film runs is more than bad material.
     

  9. The Whole Nine Yards

  10. The Whole Nine Yards - poster

    The Whole Nine Yards – poster

    Released in 2000
    imdb 6.7
    98 min
    Director: Jonathan Lynn
    Writer: Mitchell Kapner
    Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Kevin Pollak

    Extremely funny. 100% good comedy material.
     

  11. American Pie 2

  12. Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas

    Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas

    Released in 2001
    imdb 6.2
    108 min

    Director: J.B. Rogers
    Writers: Adam Herz, David H. Steinberg
    Stars: Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Natasha Lyonne, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Chris Owen, Eugene Levy

    The college years! Less embarrassing than the tons of movies made with this stuff.
     

  13. American Wedding

  14. Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, January Jones, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas

    Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, January Jones, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas

    Released in 2003
    imdb 6.1
    96 min
    Director: Jesse Dylan
    Writer: Adam Herz
    Stars: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, January Jones, Eugene Levy, Molly Cheek, Deborah Rush, Fred Willard, Angela Paton, Eric Allan Kramer, Amanda Swisten, Nikki Ziering, Jennifer Coolidge

    Excellent sequel after the college. Jim and Michelle have a the wedding of her dreams.
     

  15. Intolerable Cruelty

  16. Intolerable Cruelty - George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Intolerable Cruelty – George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Released in 2003
    imdb 6.3
    100 min
    Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
    Writing credits: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
    Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer, Edward Herrmann, Paul Adelstein, Richard Jenkins, Billy Bob Thornton, Julia Duffy

    Subtle and witty, as sometimes we can expect from the Cohen Brothers. Ethan was uncredited here.
     

  17. Old School

  18. Old School - poster

    Old School – poster

    Released in 2003
    imdb 7.1
    91 min
    Director: Todd Phillips
    Writers: Court Crandall, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong
    Stars: Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven, Ellen Pompeo, Juliette Lewis, Leah Remini, Perrey Reeves, Craig Kilborn, Elisha Cuthbert, Seann William Scott, Matt Walsh, Artie Lange, Patrick Fischler

    It became a classic of American Comedy. A great deal of the Frat Pack present, but I haven’t enjoyed much more than Will Ferrell’s antics. Lately, it seems Vince Vaughn manages somehow, to spoil every movie he’s in.
     

  19. Envy

  20. Envy - Ben Stiller, Rachel Weisz, Jack Black, Amy Poehler, Sam Lerner

    Envy – Ben Stiller, Rachel Weisz, Jack Black, Amy Poehler, Sam Lerner

    Released in 2004
    imdb 4.6
    99 min.
    Director: Barry Levinson
    Writer: Steve Adams
    Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler, Christopher Walken, Ariel Gade, Sam Lerner

    One of the most under-rated comedy I’ve ever seen. It’s brilliant, yet people don’t get it.
     

  21. Be Cool

  22. Be Cool - Uma Thurman, John Travolta

    Be Cool – Uma Thurman, John Travolta

    Released in 2005
    imdb 5.6
    118 min.
    Director: F. Gary Gray
    Writers: Elmore Leonard (novel), Peter Steinfeld (screenplay)
    Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, André Benjamin, Steven Tyler, Robert Pastorelli, Christina Milian, Paul Adelstein, Debi Mazar, Gregory Alan Williams, Harvey Keitel, Dwayne Johnson, Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Comic in it’s way. Somehow entertaining. Travolta plays a straight jock nicknamed shylock.
     

  23. Burn After Reading

  24. Burn After Reading - George Clooney, Frances McDormand

    Burn After Reading – George Clooney, Frances McDormand

    Released in 2008
    imdb 7.0
    96 min.
    Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
    Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
    Stars: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, J.K. Simmons

    Black humour of high quality. Unfortunately the Cohens are fixed on blood busters.

     

  25. Ghost Town

  26. Ghost Town - Greg Kinnear, Ricky Gervais

    Ghost Town – Greg Kinnear, Ricky Gervais

    Released in 2008
    imdb 6.8
    102 min.
    Director: David Koepp
    Writers: David Koepp, John Kamps
    Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jordan Carlos, Ricky Gervais, Aasif Mandvi, Bridget Moloney, Raymond J. Lee, Téa Leoni, Kristen Wiig

    Extremely witty, almost British. High class casting, under-rated.
     

  27. Semi-Pro

  28. Wil Ferrell in Semi-Pro

    Wil Ferrell in Semi-Pro

    Released in 2008
    imdb 5.7
    91 min
    Director: Kent Alterman
    Writer: Scot Armstrong
    Stars: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Andrew Daly, Will Arnett, Andy Richter, David Koechner, Rob Corddry, Matt Walsh, Jackie Earle Haley, DeRay Davis, Josh Braaten, Jay Phillips, Peter Cornell, Pat Kilbane, Patti LaBelle, Tim Meadows, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig

    This deserves to be on the other list, but I have made my choices long before. Will Ferrell at his highest.
     

  29. Tropic Thunder

  30. Tropic Thunder - Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller, Brandon T. Jackson

    Tropic Thunder – Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller, Brandon T. Jackson

    Released in 2008
    imdb 7.0
    107 min.
    Director: Ben Stiller
    Writers: Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen
    Stars: Jeff Kahn, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson, Ben Stiller, Eric Winzenried, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, Christine Taylor, Matthew McConaughey, Maria Menounos, Tyra Banks, Reggie Lee, Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Bateman, Lance Bass, Alicia Silverstone

    Freakishly funny. Another Ben Stiller directed movie. Excellent played.
     

  31. The Invention of Lying

  32. The Invention of Lying - Jennifer Garner, Ricky Gervais

    The Invention of Lying – Jennifer Garner, Ricky Gervais

    Released in 2009
    imdb 6.4
    100 min.
    Directors: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
    Writers: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
    Stars: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey

    Ricky Gervais at his best. Excellent. Under-rated, as usual.
     

  33. Wild Target

  34. Wild Target - Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt

    Wild Target – Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt

    Relesed in 2009
    imdb 6.8
    98 min.
    Director: Jonathan Lynn
    Writers: Lucinda Coxon (screenplay), Pierre Salvadori (film “Cible émouvante”)
    Stars: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins, Martin Freeman, Gregor Fisher, Geoff Bell, Rory Kinnear

    British stuff of the highest quality. It’s the movie who gave Emily Blunt a new middle name: Emily “what you weigh” Blunt!
     

  35. Land of the Lost

  36. Land of the Lost - Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone

    Land of the Lost – Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone

    Released in 2009
    imdb 5.2
    102 min.
    Director: Brad Silberling
    Writers: Chris Henchy, Dennis McNicholas
    Stars: Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone, John Boylan, Matt Lauer

    It’s a crazy comedy, better than any Scary Movie or Epic Movie or Police Academy. The rate is a shame.
     

  37. Whatever Works

  38. Whatever Works - Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood

    Whatever Works – Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood

    Released in 2009
    imdb 7.1
    109 min.

    Director: Woody Allen
    Writer: Woody Allen
    Stars: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Henry Cavill, Olek Krupa, Ed Begley Jr.

    This wonderful movie is reviewed at large in this post.
     

  39. Dinner for Schmucks

  40. Dinner for Schmucks - Lucy Punch, Paul Rudd, Stephanie Szostak

    Dinner for Schmucks – Lucy Punch, Paul Rudd, Stephanie Szostak

    Released in 2010
    imdb 5.8
    114 min.
    Director: Jay Roach
    Writers: David Guion, Michael Handelman, Francis Veber
    Stars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, Stephanie Szostak, Lucy Punch, Bruce Greenwood, David Walliams, Ron Livingston

    Sad and funny. It’s actually a romantic tragicomedy.
     

  41. The Other Guys

  42. The Other Guys - Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Steve Coogan

    The Other Guys – Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Steve Coogan

    Released in 2010
    imdb 6.6
    107 min.
    Director: Adam McKay
    Writers: Adam McKay, Chris Henchy
    Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Derek Jeter, Ray Stevenson, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, David Gideon, Lindsay Sloane, Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., Steve Coogan, Bobby Cannavale, Adam McKay

    This is yet another comedy already dissected here.
     

  43. Tower Heist

  44. Tower Heist - Matthew Broderick, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Ben Stiller

    Tower Heist – Matthew Broderick, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Ben Stiller

    Released in 2011
    imdb 6.2
    104 min.
    Director: Brett Ratner
    Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Ted Griffin, Jeff Nathanson
    Stars: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Stephen Henderson, Judd Hirsch, Téa Leoni, Michael Peña, Gabourey Sidibe

    A hilarious action comedy, with some masters of the genre.
     

  45. Paul

  46. Paul - Blythe Danner, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Kristen Wiig

    Paul – Blythe Danner, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Kristen Wiig

    Released in 2011
    imdb 7.0
    104 min.
    Director: Greg Mottola
    Writers: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
    Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jeffrey Tambor, Jane Lynch, David Koechner, Jesse Plemons, Seth Rogen (Paul’s voice), Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Kristen Wiig, John Carroll Lynch, Steven Spielberg (voice)

    A sort of a very witty science fiction comedy with a lot of Simon Pegg in it and Wiig perfume.
     

  47. Horrible Bosses

  48. Horrible Bosses - Jason Bateman, Julie Bowen, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis

    Horrible Bosses – Jason Bateman, Julie Bowen, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis

    Released in 2011
    imdb 6.9
    93 min.
    Director: Seth Gordon
    Writers: Michael Markowitz (screenplay), John Francis Daley (screenplay)
    Stars: Jason Bateman, Steve Wiebe, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Day, Lindsay Sloane, Michael Albala, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Hasty, Reginald Ballard, George Back, Barry Livingston, Meghan Markle, Donald Sutherland, Celia Finkelstein, Colin Farrell, John Francis Daley, Scott Rosendall, P.J. Byrne, Jamie Foxx, Diana Toshiko, Julie Bowen

    Excellent comedy! Over-rated. How could be this possible?
     

  49. American Reunion

  50. Mena Suvari, Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas

    Mena Suvari, Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas

    Released in 2012
    imdb 6.8
    113 min.
    Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
    Writers: Jon Hurwitz (screenplay), Hayden Schlossberg (screenplay)
    Stars: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein

    The appropriate sequel to this dynamic series. I’ve sen it before any other American Pie. I decided to see the first three as well. So it happened, today I’m writing about it.
     

  51. Casa de mi Padre

  52. Casa de mi Padre - Will Ferrell, Genesis Rodriguez

    Casa de mi Padre – Will Ferrell, Genesis Rodriguez

    Released in 2012
    imdb 5.5
    84 min.
    Director: Matt Piedmont
    Writer: Andrew Steele
    Stars: Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Efren Ramirez, Adrian Martinez, Manuel Urrego, Nick Offerman, Louis Carazo, Sandra Echeverría, Elijah Velarde, Patricia Guggenheim, Robert Dassie, Mariann Gavelo, Molly Shannon, Gayle Sherman

    Looks like a mocking, only is refreshing. Better than a lot of other over-rated stuff.
     

  53. Seven Psychopats

  54. Seven Psychopats - Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Colin Farrell

    Seven Psychopats – Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Colin Farrell

    Released in 2012
    imdb 7.3
    110 min.
    Director: Martin McDonagh
    Writer: Martin McDonagh
    Stars: Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish

    Crazy and stupid, but utterly entertaining. Not thye best movie I’ve ever saw, there are no words to describe such a mix. Funny, more than funny, actually.
     

  55. This means War

  56. This Means War - Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine

    This Means War – Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine

    Released in 2012
    imdb 6.3
    97 min.
    Director: McG
    Writers: Timothy Dowling (screenplay), Simon Kinberg (screenplay)
    Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Til Schweiger, Chelsea Handler, John Paul Ruttan, Abigail Spencer, Angela Bassett, Rosemary Harris

    Over-rated, but I fell under Chelsea Handler’s spell. I was reading one of her novels when I saw the movie. Funny, no doubt.
     

  57. Wanderlust

  58. Jennifer Aniston, Malin Akerman, Lauren Ambrose, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Kathryn Hahn, Jordan Peele

    Jennifer Aniston, Malin Akerman, Lauren Ambrose, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Kathryn Hahn, Jordan Peele

    Released in 2012
    imdb 5.6
    93 min.
    Director: David Wain
    Writers: David Wain, Ken Marino
    Stars: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Akerman

    This film was funny until they started to offer reasons fore a thing or another. Funny.
     

  59. Bachelorette

  60. Bachelorette - Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher

    Bachelorette – Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher

    Released in 2012
    imdb 5.2
    87 min.
    Director: Leslye Headland
    Writers: Leslye Headland (screenplay), Leslye Headland (based on the play by)
    Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Andrew Rannells, Anna Rose Hopkins, Horatio Sanz, Hayes MacArthur, Kyle Bornheimer, James Marsden, Ann Dowd, Adam Scott, Ella Rae Peck

    Absolutely hilarious. It’s Bridesmaids’ retarded, unrated , and uncut niece.
     

  61. The Campaign

  62. The Campaign - Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis

    The Campaign – Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis

    Released in 2012
    imdb 6.2
    85 min.
    Director: Jay Roach
    Writers: Chris Henchy (screenplay), Shawn Harwell (screenplay)
    Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Katherine LaNasa, Sarah Baker, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Cox, Karen Maruyama, Grant Goodman, Kya Haywood, Randall D. Cunningham, Madison Wolfe, Thomas Middleditch

    This is the best comedy of this whole list. It can make the other list too, but as I said, it’s a little bit late. Great comedy, you have to see it.

I hope you enjoyed this list as much as I enjoyed making it.

 

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