Movies in the Drama/Comedy genre

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Personal History of David Copperfield, The

As long as there will be movies, new adaptations of beloved classics will follow. The important aspect for every director to remember is to find a unique angle – a change in tone, a different slant to the narrative, a shift in setting, etc. ...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-28
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Armondo Iannucci
Cast: Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, ...
Pirate Radio

Despite arriving on North American screens mid-way through the month of November with a cast that features three previous Academy Award nominees (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson) and a similarly honored writer/director (Richa...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Richard Curtis
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Ralph Brown, ...
Playing by Heart

Playing by Heart is an ensemble dramatic comedy about the many faces of love: romance, longing, loss, sex, and lust. Set in modern-day L.A., the film tells six seemingly-unrelated tales about men and women finding each other, losing each other, u...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Willard Carroll
Cast: Sean Connery, Ryan Phillippe, Jon Stewart, ...
Pleasantville

Welcome to a world where Father knows best, where Mother cooks dinner, and where Sister and Brother's small missteps are treated with stern-but-kind lectures. It's a realm where everyone is nice to one another, where neighbors greet each other...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 1998-10-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Daniels, ...
Potiche

It's a sad fact of the movie business that, as acting icons age, the opportunities afforded to them to ply their craft diminish. Fred Astaire spent time in The Towering Inferno. Jimmy Stewart climbed aboard Airport '77. Elizabeth Taylor spent time ...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2011-03-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: François Ozon
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, ...
Private Life

In Private Life, writer/director Tamara Jenkins speaks as if from experience, capturing not only the precise technical details of her subject but accurately representing the roller coaster that is IVF. For those who haven’t gone through the ...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Tamara Jenkins
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn, Kayli Carter, ...
Rules Don't Apply

Rules Don’t Apply is a strange, schizophrenic sort of movie. Despite moments of emotional strength and bursts of quirky comedy, the film is undone by its generally lethargic tone and the film’s insistence to shift its focus from the putat...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Warren Beatty
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Lily Collins, Warren Beatty, ...
Rum Diary, The

There are times when the story behind the making of a film is more interesting than the finished product. This is one of those occasions. The Rum Diary was written by Hunter S. Thompson in the 1960s but was not published until 1998, after actor Joh...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2011-10-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Bruce Robinson
Cast: Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, ...
School of Rock

I don't want to call Richard Linklater a "sellout," since that's probably as unfair as it is unkind. But The School of Rock is clearly Linklater's attempt to develop some box office clout – something he has not achieved with critically acclaimed...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2003-10-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, ...
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Someone could write a compelling thesis about humanity's obsession with the apocalypse. Over the years, the cinema has exploited this affinity, most often in disaster movies. Lately, however, there has been a trend toward end-of-the-world films tha...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2012-06-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Cast: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Martin Sheen, ...