Movies in the Thriller/Comedy genre

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3 Days to Kill

How did 3 Days to Kill, which doesn’t have the worst imaginable premise, turn out this bad? The problem starts with the screenplay, co-credited to Adi Hasak and over-the-top action aficionado Luc Besson. Still, although the more serious aspects...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2014-02-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER/COMEDY
Director: McG
Cast: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard, ...
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 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, ...
Arizona

Arizona illustrates that, if a filmmaker intends to make a comedy-thriller, (s)he would be better served by emphasizing either the humor or the suspense, not trying to walk some invisible line down the middle. By choosing the latter option, f...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Jonathan Watson
Cast: Rosemarie DeWitt, Danny McBride, Lolli Sorenson, ...
Bad Times at the El Royale

There was a time back in the 1990s when everyone wanted to be Tarantino. As we learned at the time, however, there’s only one Tarantino and all the attempts to mimic his style and approach felt like third generation VHS dubs. Now, some 25 ye...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Drew Goddard
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, ...
Be Cool

Be Cool, the belated sequel to 1995's Get Shorty, has moments when we think it's going to work. It occasionally tantalizes with witty dialogue and sharp supporting performances. Alas, those are only teases - the film is priming us for something t...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2005-03-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER/COMEDY
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: John Travolta, The Rock, Harvey Keitel, ...
BlacKkKlansman

It’s redundant to say that a Spike Lee film is angry and unapologetic; Lee has never been one to shy from controversy and BlacKkKlansman, with its absurd elements and unrepentant social commentary, is no exception. Not given to soft-peddling ...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Mature Themes)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: : John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, ...
Brothers Bloom, The

The Brothers Bloom is a victim of timing. Originally slated to be released late in 2008, it was pulled by Summit Entertainment because the distributor wanted to find a more comfortable slot than the crowded end-of-the-year meat market. Instead of...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2009-05-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Occasional Profanity, Mild Violence, Brief Rear Female Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER/COMEDY
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz, ...
Cold Pursuit

Those going to Cold Pursuit expecting a typical early-year Liam Neeson action thriller may be disconcerted by what Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland delivers. On the surface, this is a standard-order revenge movie: a snow-plow driver, Nels...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2019-02-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Cast: Liam Neeson, Domenick Lombardozzi, William Forsythe, ...
Dom Hemingway

Dom Hemingway opens with Jude Law giving a bravura monologue praising the attributes of a certain body part that normally isn't compared to a Picasso or seen as worthy of winning the Nobel Peace Prize. If it was less profane, this might be highligh...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2014-04-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: THRILLER/COMEDY
Director: Richard Shepard
Cast: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, ...