Movies in the Comedy/Thriller genre

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Old Man & the Gun, The

When Robert Redford announced his retirement from acting in August 2018, it appeared that The Old Man & the Gun would be his swansong and, at least in terms of tone and content, it’s hard to imagine a better way for the veteran actor to bow ...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Comedy/Thriller
Director: David Lowery
Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, ...
Spy Who Dumped Me, The

The biggest crime committed by The Spy Who Dumped Me isn’t its dearth of humor or reliance on an unimaginative espionage plot but the way it wastes the talents of its leads, Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. Their easy rapport, a staple of any wo...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy/Thriller
Director: Susanna Fogel
Cast: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, ...
Carter and June

With Carter & June, director/co-writer Nicholas Kalikow is aiming for a post-Tarantino thriller that incorporates violence and humor into a story about lowlifes, gangsters, and other assorted bottom-feeders, some of whom wear badges and c...

Run Time: 1:27
U.S. Release Date: 2018-05-18
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy/Thriller
Director: Nicholas Kalikow
Cast: Michael Raymond-James, Samaire Armstrong, Timothy Omundson, ...
Going in Style

Just call it Grumpy Old Crooks. This quasi-remake of a 1979 caper film (which starred George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg) makes wholesale changes to the structure of its forebear – unfortunately few of them are for the better. An in...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Thriller
Director: Zach Braff
Cast: Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, ...
Keeping up with the Joneses

Keeping up with the Joneses (not to be confused with the better 2010 film The Joneses) is a paint-by-numbers, creatively bankrupt “comedy” emerging from a studio system that has largely forgotten what it means to be genuinely funny. Lazil...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2016-10-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Thriller
Director: Greg Mottola
Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, ...
Wolf of Wall Street, The

When one thinks of a Martin Scorsese film, the first images that come to mind are dark, violent, serious ones. His most celebrated movies are Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and The Departed - all intense, uncompromising samples of cinema at ...

Run Time: 3:00
U.S. Release Date: 2013-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity, Drugs, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY/THRILLER
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, ...
Pain & Gain

With a title like Pain & Gain and Michael Bay at the helm, this review looked like a great opportunity for a vitriolic screed, but that's not going to happen. Defying expectations, Pain & Gain not only represents one of the best movies Bay has made...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2013-04-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY/THRILLER
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, ...
Informant!, The

Under the control of a different director, The Informant! might have been a reasonably straightforward thriller. With Steven Soderbergh at the helm, however, this has become a whimsical, semi-comedic romp, complete with a score by Marvin Hamlisch ...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2009-09-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY/THRILLER
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, ...
Code Name: The Cleaner

It is accepted practice that a comedy, even the most outrageous one, must have some sort of skeletal plot structure. Most of these are nonsense and sometimes impede the viewer's ability to enjoy the film's humorous antics. Such is the case with C...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2007-01-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY/THRILLER
Director: Les Mayfield
Cast: Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu, Nicollette Sheridan, ...
Ladykillers, The

The Ladykillers is an interesting concoction - a faithful update of the original Ealing comedy cooked in vat of Coen Brothers' seasoning. Even though this is based on the 1955 British film of the same name, those unfamiliar with The Ladykillers' p...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2004-03-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY/THRILLER
Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Cast: Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, ...