Movies in the Drama/Comedy genre

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Limbo

Despite its share of missteps (the most egregious of which unfortunately occurs late in the proceedings), Limbo is just weird and wonderful enough to earn a recommendation. What starts out as an exercise in absurdist and surreal comedy turns i...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2021-04-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Ben Sharrock
Cast: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Kais Nashif
Together Together

I’m tempted to call Together Together a romantic comedy because it has some of the rhythms one commonly associates with the genre. However, that would be mislabeling Nikole Beckwith’s sophomore film. Although there is love and affection in...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2021-04-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Nikole Beckwith
Cast: Ed Helms, Patti Harrison
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, ...
Truth, The

In 2014, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son missed the #1 spot on my annual Top 10 list by a whisker (it was one of three films that year to which I awarded four stars). A few years later, his Shoplifters topped the l...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-03
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, ...
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, ...
Terms of Endearment

Warning: As with most retrospective reviews, this reveals key plot points. Spoilers abound.Undoubtedly, one of the reasons why James L. Brooks’ feature debut, the three-hankie weeper Terms of Endearment, won the Oscar for Best Picture is tha...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 1983-12-09
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: James L. Brooks
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, ...
Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Although Where’d You Go, Bernadette suffers from an ungainly structure and uneven pacing, the production as a whole is engaging and uplifting. This is due in part to the strength of the cast but also owes something to director Richard Linkla...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, ...
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the “ninth film from Quentin Tarantino,” might be too long and a little self-indulgent. But it’s also chock-full of brilliant moments, great performances, and a sense of ’60s Hollywood infused with a mix ...

Run Time: 2:41
U.S. Release Date: 2019-07-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, ...
Farewell, The

It’s said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. When it comes to the former, the ramifications touch more than just the individual involved. Different cultures address death differently. Despite this, however, there’s ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2019-07-12
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Lulu Wang
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, ...
Last Black Man in San Francisco, The

When I was an adult living in the town where I grew up, I frequently drove by the house where I once lived, compelled as much by nostalgia as by the fantasy that I might one day buy it. When it comes to places, few exert quite the same hold as...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Joe Talbot
Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, ...