Comedy movies do not require any special moment or planning to watch. All you need is a bucket of popcorn, group of friends and that’s it. You can also watch them alone any time to lighten up your mind or just to have some good laugh. But, the problem is that it is really hard to find really good comedy movies that can actually match your sense of humor. So, here we are with a list of 10 best comedy movies to watch.
10 Best Comedy Movies to Watch
Blazing Saddles is undoubtedly one of the best comedy movies that we have ever seen in Hollywood. This Hollywood western spoof was made by Mel Brooks in the year 1974. Cleavon Little stars the movie playing the role of a black sheriff who is the only black person in the entire town. The movie revolves around the people’s effort to push away the sheriff to lay down a new train track in the town. But this leads to a lot of comic events, including Count Basie playing a cameo and certain gags about Hitler. But the most important part of the movie is, it is really silly as well as entertaining. Not only that, there have been talks of converting this comedy movie into a Broadway Play, but if you have not watched this movie till now, you should definitely watch it for an astonishing comic ride.
Borat is a British-American comedy film that was produced as well as written by Sacha Baron Cohen (British comedian) and was released in the year 2006. Sacha B. Cohen also plays the main lead in the film as Borat Sagdiyev, a Kazakh journalist who travels to United Stated to experience and record the lifestyle of Americans. While his journey in United Stated he interacts with various people and also records all the interaction in his recorder. The interesting thing about this movie is that most of the part is unscripted and displays the real interactions, in which people think of him as a foreigner who is unaware of American culture and customs. The movie is directed by Larry Charles and Baron also won Golden Globe for Best Actor in Motion Picture for this movie.
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski is an American crime comedy which has been directed, produced as well as written by Ethan Coen. The movie stars Jeff Bridges in his iconic role as Jeffery (The Dude). The story starts when he is assaulted and taken in by a person millionaire whose wife has been kidnapped. The Dude also learns that he has been mistaken by another person with the same name as his. The millionaire Lebowski calls the Dude to deliver the ransom so that his wife is safe. They plan out the whole thing but the movie turns interesting when the plan fails. The movie is a situational comedy drama and a great entertainer if you want to watch a light weight comedy this evening.
Airplane is a comedy movie which is, in reality, a spoof of the Airport series. There are numerous comedy elements in the film that take you on a spectacular laughter ride. Rebert Hays plays the role of a drunk pilot who is afraid of flying after a trauma he went through in a battle. The drunk pilot jumps into a jet in order to impress his girlfriend (Julie Hagerty) who is a stewardess in the same plane. Later we see the passengers suffering from food poisoning and lately resulting into a sudden landing with the help of glue-sniffing air traffic controller (Lloys Bridges). You find many funny characters as passengers too, making the movie even more entertaining.
Annie Hall is a romantic comedy by Woody Allen that was released in 2001 and display the highs and the lows of a relationship of a neurotic couple living in the city of New York. The main lead Alvy Singer (played by Woody Allen) falls in love with a girl named Annie Hall (played by Diane Keaton). Both of them are not at all compatible but find each other really entertaining as well as interesting. Alvy, on one hand, is obsessed with the concept of death and is very pessimist towards life. On the other hand, Annie is a talented singer and also a photographer. The movie will take you on a ride, taking you over all ups and downs, the couples face before and also after the relationship. You sometimes even find Alvy coming out of the storyline and talking and sharing his views about the situation with the viewers directly.
Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber is directed by Farrelly brothers and written by Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, but casts the hugely talented Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels. The movie tells you the story of two super stupid but really good friends Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carey). Both the friends set out on a country road trip from Providence to Aspen in order to return a briefcase full of money back to its owner, Mary Swanson. The whole trip is full of comic incidents and their stupid actions. Later in the movie, they find out that briefcase and Mary as the least of the problem that they have in hand. What? You should definitely watch this movie to find it out.
Shawn of the Dead
Shawn of the dead is a different type of movie. It is a zombie comedy. Shawn is a 29-year-old boy with a lot of problems in his life. He has been dumped by his long time girlfriend, his job is not going well, all in all, he is not having a great time in his life. He only has his best friend with him, Edgar. However, suddenly undead start rising who are hungry for human flesh. Now, Shawn must come back to save his mother and his girlfriend before the zombies reach them. He fights them with his friend on his side on the streets of London. No matter what he does, all his actions have a comic outcome. The movie was written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, who is also the director of this classic comedy.
How could our list be complete without The Hangover, if we are talking about best the comedy films? Directed by Todd Phillips and the first installment in the Hangover trilogy, it stars Bradley Cooper(Phil), Ed Helms (Stu) and Zach Galifianakis (Alan) who go for the bachelor party two days before the day of their friend, Doug’s wedding. The four of them travel to Las Vegas in a Mercedes lent to them by Doug’s father in law or Alan’s father. They get the best suite in Caesar’s Palace and go on to the roof to celebrate. We see Alan’s proposal and the next shot is cut to the next morning. Phil, Stu, and Alan wake up with their worst hangover, having no memory of last night and discovering that their friend Doug is missing. Not only that, they also have a baby in the cupboard, a tiger in the bedroom, and Stu is missing his front tooth. The three friends try to put various bits of information together to find their best friend before the wedding and also to find out what actually happened the night before. All this stress and Alan’s never ending stupidity makes this movie funnier.
Superbad is a teen comedy movie directed by Greg Mottola and starring Michael Cera and Jonah Hill. The leads play the role of Evans and Set who are inseparable best friends in their last week of the high school. Both of them are mostly shunned by huge guys and popular kids, but somehow they get an invitation to a party being thrown by a popular Kid, only if they get alcohol for everyone. The plan out and along with their studious friend named Fogell, the try to get alcohol for the entire party so that they can impress Becca and Jessica. They are too eager to lose their virginity and start their sex lives before summer. However, way before that, the plan turns out to be a lot more difficult to execute that they have imagined. Do they get the liquor on time? Do they get Jessica and Becca? You will have to watch this funny movie to know that.
Young Frankenstein comes from the same director who made “Blazing Saddles” in 1974. i.e. Mel Brooks. After he got successful in spoofing the western people with his first movie, he came up with a black & white comedy named “Young Frankenstein”. In the movie, you see Gene Wilder in the role of Dr. Frankenstien’s grandson who is traveling to the city of Transylvania in order to inherit the estate that has been left for him by his father. Initially he is ashamed of what his father has left for him, however, later he is too sucked up in the madness once the monster is set free. Young Frankenstein is a superb comedy which was also turned into a Broadway play in the year 2007. The play ran for more than a year and was loved by almost everyone who watched it.