Movies in the Comedy genre

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Adaptation

A few years ago, a screenwriter named Charlie Kaufman was given the job of adapting Susan Orlean's non-fiction book, "The Orchid Thief," into a motion picture script. Although Kaufman found the principal character of the book, John Laroche, to hav...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2002-12-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, ...
Admission

Admission is a serviceable, sporadically entertaining motion picture that has been aggressively developed for mainstream consumption. Infused with an almost relentless blandness, it's defined by soft comedy (a few laughs here and there), flaccid dr...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2013-03-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Wallace Shawn, ...
Adult Life Skills

With more quirkiness than Wes Anderson would know what to do with, Rachael Tunnard’s Adult Life Skills follows the bumbling attempts of a nearly-30-year old woman to wallow in moroseness until she “works out” what she’s doing. The setu...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-18
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Rachael Tunnard
Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Brett Goldstein, ...
Adventureland

More than 30 years ago, the template established by Animal House for college age comedies became a recognized standard. However, although the Animal House approach is a good way to get cheap laughs, it falls apart when anything more substantive is...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2009-04-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Greg Mottola
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jack Gilpin, Matt Bush, ...
Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The

"What this film does for the drag scene is what Sean Connery did for the secret service. It glamorizes it." - Michael Hamlyn, producer of Priscilla The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is about the most fun you can have with...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Stephan Elliot
Cast: Terrence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, ...
Advocate, The

"A few years ago, a friend sent me a book about the prosecution of animals in the Middle Ages... These trials read like modern courtroom dramas. Since the animals were given a full defense counsel and were prosecuted with the whole rigor of the la...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Leslie Magahey
Cast: Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Nicol Williamson, ...
Airplane!

Airplane! has not aged well. The fine wine hasn't turned into vinegar but it's not as pleasant to the palate as it once was. Viewed more than 25 years after its initial release, Airplane! retains the capacity to tickle the funny bone, but someone u...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 1980-07-02
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Jim Abrams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker
Cast: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, ...
Aloha

During the first two decades of his movie career, Cameron Crowe was a critical and popular darling, turning out titles like Fast Times at Ridgemont High (which he wrote), Say Anything (wrote/directed), Jerry Maguire (wrote/directed), and Almost Famou...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2015-05-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, ...
Along Came Polly

Usually, the problem with romantic comedies is that, although the "romantic" part of the equation works, the "comedy" aspect falls flat. With Along Came Polly, it's the other way around. The film, written and directed by John Hamburg (Safe Men), ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2004-01-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: John Hamburg
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, ...
Amarcord

I have always felt that Fellini is an acquired taste, and it’s one for which I never developed a ravenous appetite. While I value the director’s flamboyancy, his work has never connected with me in the same way as the output of many of the...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 1974-09-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Federico Fellini
Cast: Magali Noel, Chiccio Ingrassia, Bruno Zamin, ...