Movies in the Comedy genre

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American Beauty

Over the years, many films have taken a dark look at the supposedly perfect ideal of a white picket fence, a little house, and a nuclear family. For many, the suburban life is the American dream. For others, however, it can turn into a twisted ni...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 1999-09-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Scott Bakula, Chris Cooper, ...
American Dreamz

Is it possible to satirize something that, in and of itself, often crosses the line into self-parody? That's a question that American Dreamz attempts to address. The objects of Paul Weitz's lampoon are two ripe ones: American Bush and American Id...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2006-04-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Hugh Grant, Shoreh Aghdashloo, Sam Golzari, ...
American Hustle

By cannibalizing the casts of his previous two movies, director David O. Russell has come up with his third consecutive winner. American Hustle, very loosely based on late 1970s "ABSCAM" sting, takes its cues from Boogie Nights both in terms of how...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2013-12-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER/COMEDY
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, ...
American Pickle, An

Over the years, the “Rip Van Winkle” concept (inspired by the central conceit of the Washington Irving 1819 short story) has been used by a number of films. The idea – a person hibernating for a number of years and waking up to a vastly ...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy
Director: Brandon Trost
Cast: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Molly Evensen, ...
American Pie

With American Pie, it's a case of the reality of the situation being dwarfed by the hype. Word of mouth has this pegged this as the most raunchy movie of the summer - a film that embraces taboos and pushes the limits of the MPAA's R rating (indeed...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 1999-07-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, ...
American Pie 2

In the case of American Pie, more is less. As in less funny, less sexy, and much, much less enjoyable. This sequel, like so many that have preceded it this year, exists exclusively because its forerunner made a lot of money - and the lack of insp...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2001-08-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: J.B. Rogers
Cast: Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, Shannon Elizabeth, ...
American President, The

It's hard to believe that The American President was made by the same man responsible for the no-holds-barred satire of This Is Spinal Tap. Is there any element of American culture more ripe for the humorist's razor-sharp wit than presidential pol...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 1995-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Michael Douglas, Anna Deavere Smith, David Paymer, ...
American Psycho

Sight unseen (except by attendees at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, where the movie premiered), Mary Harron's American Psycho has already become one of the most controversial motion pictures of the year (making it a "must see" for some film-goers...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2000-04-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY/THRILLER
Director: Mary Harron
Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, ...
American Reunion

American Pie remains a touchstone of '90s comedies in particular and raunchy teen sex comedies in general. Viewed today, it has retained an element of its initial breezy freshness, although a progression of envelope-pushing comedies have made it ea...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2012-04-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Cast: Jason Biggs, Ali Cobrin, Jay Harrington, ...
American Ultra

Quentin Tarantino didn't originate the method of blending extreme violence with dark comedy but his early films (especially Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction) popularized it for today's generation. Since the early 1990s, many directors have att...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Nima Nourizadeh
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Topher Grace, ...