Movies in the Comedy genre

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Babymakers, The

Two elements comprise a comedy: content and composition. The first relates to what the joke is about; the second refers to how the joke is told. Good humor can be ruined by bad composition - think of someone who tells a "funny story" but messes up ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2012-08-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Cast: Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Kevin Heffernan, ...
Bachelorette

Sometimes a movie is so good it makes me glad I'm in the business of writing reviews. Bachelorette is not one of those. Sometimes a movie is so bad it makes me want to go into seclusion and never see another film. Bachelorette is one of those. ...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2012-09-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Lesley Headland
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, ...
Back to School

For Rodney Dangerfield, the stand-up comedian whose catchphrase was “I don’t get no respect,” Back to School provided an opportunity to get more than his share of praise and adulation. The crowd-pleasing comedy grossed $91M, making it th...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-08-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Alan Metter
Cast: Rodney Dangerfield, William Zabka, Adrienne Barbeau, ...
Back to the Future

Had Back to the Future come to life as originally envisioned by the purse string-holders at Universal Pictures (which owned the rights to Bob Gale's screenplay), it might have been a very different project, with Eric Stoltz in the lead role. Stoltz...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 1985-07-03
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: FANTASY/COMEDY
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, ...
Back-Up Plan, The

Film critics love titles that imply something about the movie in question (either in a straightforward or ironic fashion). Thus, it might seem that The Back-Up Plan offers a perfect opportunity to play with the name; after all, as it applies to a ...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2010-04-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Alan Poul
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Michaela Watkins, ...
Bad Moms Christmas, A

A Bad Moms Christmas is one of those plot-by-numbers sit-com movies that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made the earlier film successful. As such, it never strays far from its safe place and, although it offers oc...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Scott Moore, Jon Lucas
Cast: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, ...
Bad News Bears, The

Bad News Bears may be the most entertaining remake of the year (thus far), but that's less a statement of praise than it is a condemnation of this class of movies. With a script co-credited to Bill Lancaster, who penned the original 1976 screenpla...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2005-07-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Hardon, ...
Bad Santa

Bad Santa's Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) is the kind of guy who makes Scrooge look like a generous, mild mannered eccentric. With a character as thoroughly unlikable as this, you know immediately that Bad Santa is not going to be just another moder...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2003-11-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, ...
Bad Santa 2

2003’s Bad Santa was a milestone in feel-bad black comedy. Directed by Terry Zwigoff, written by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and co-executive produced by the Coen Brothers, it was a holiday movie unlike any previous holiday movie. Although ...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Mark Waters
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, ...
Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher takes a delicious premise and leaves a sour aftertaste. Despite the promise of something nasty and cutting, the film turns out to be as edgy as a dull razor with limp "raunchy" comedy and an unwillingness to push envelopes. The concept ...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2011-06-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, ...