Tired of just funny comedies? Here are the really great, light, some romantic, some really black comedies with a perfect humor.
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1. Analyze This, 1999
Analyze This – a gangster comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. Robert De Niro as a Mafia don and Billy Crystalas as his psychiatrist are playing the main roles in the film. The Mafia don, Paul Vitti, is suffering from depression and asks the psychiatrist, Ben Sobel, to help him. They both have their own problems and the communication between them is very difficult… additionally a big meeting of all Mafias is coming. After all, Paul Vitti is a real Mafioso and the psychiatrist is just a doctor. Watch the film and get to know what will happen!
2. Sherlock, 2010-2017
Sherlock – a British crime drama TV series about Sherlock Holmes adventures written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The TV series bring us to the contemporary world of Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his friend Doctor John Watson (Martin Freeman), investigating various crimes.
3. Magic in the Moonlight, 2014
Magic in the Moonlight is an American romantic comedy movie. It was written and directed by Woody Allen. It’s a story about one illusionist Stanley Crawford or Wei Ling Soo (Colin Firth), who is very famous globally. He meets a mystic magician Sophie (Emma Stone). Stanley Crawford wants to expose Sophie in her lie, but will he do so?
4. Destination Wedding, 2018
How to marry a loner? Destination Wedding is an American romantic comedy film written and directed by Victor Levin. The movie is about two people, Lindsay and Frank, who are invited to Frank’s brother’s wedding. What’s so interesting about them? They share an equal level of irritableness and grief towards the whole world. Maybe they will fall in love with each other?
5. Dorian Grey, 2009
Dorian Grey – a British fantasy-horror movie based on Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel “The Picture of Dorian Grey”. The film includes such stars as Ben Barnes playing Dorian Grey and Colin Firth as Lord Henry Wotton. The director of Dorian Grey is Oliver Parker. The story begins when a young Dorian Grey is coming to Victorian London. He meets Lord Henry and all the pleasures of the city. One artist, Basil Hallward, paints a portrait of Dorian, who is so youthful. When the work is finished, Dorian tells that he would give anything to stay young forever, even his soul. Many different events take place and the hero begins to notice that his portrait is beginning to age while he remains young every day.
6. House, 2004-2012
If you missed the chance to watch the popular TV series, now it’s time for you to catch up. House (or House M.D.) is an American television medical drama that was run from 2004 till 2012 years. The main actor playing Dr. House is Hugh Laurie. Every episode is about a misanthropic and inventive medical genius, who leads a group of diagnosticians, even though he fights his own demons on the subject of being dependent on pain medication.
7. Fight Club, 1999
The First Rule of Fight Club is: Don’t talk about Fight Club. Fight Club is an American movie based on the 1996 novel written by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher. The main stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. The story tells about an unnamed Narrator, who is tired of what he is doing at his profession. Flying back home from a business trip, Narrator meets a soap businessman Tyler Durden. Together with Tyler and Marla Singer, they are going to the bar. In the parking lot Tyler asks the Narrator to hit him. The first fight begins. The story begins.
8. Burn After Reading, 2005
Burn after Reading – a black comedy film written and produced by Joel and Ethan Coen. The main stars are: Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, George Clooney, Frances McDormand and John Malkovich. The plot is about Osbourne Cox (Ozzie), who faced with a demotion at work due to a hard drinking. He decides to quite the job and start to write a memoir. Then a disk that contains a mysterious information from Ozzie ends up in the hands of two gym employees, who try to sell it.
9. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 2005
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is an American black comedy crime written and directed by Shane Black. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen. The story tells about a murder mystery that brings together a thief, who plays as an actor, an actress and a private eye.
10. Intolerable Cruelty, 2003
Intolerable Cruelty is an American comedy directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Brian Grazer and the Coens produced the film. Starring George Clooney as Miles Massey and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Marylin Rexroth. Miles Massey is divorce lawyer who saves cheating husbands from paying big amounts of money. Once he meets Marylin Rexroth, whose husband doesn’t want to pay any divorce compensation and whom Miles Massey is representing in the court. After loosing all money, Marylin is planning a revenge to punish Miles.
11. Scoop, 2006
Scoop is a romantic crime comedy movie directed by Woody Allen. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane and Allen Woody himself. Joe Strombel (McShane) being in death wants to complete the final part of London’s notorious Tarot Card Killer. An American journalism student Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson) finds out that she is able to talk with Joe. He tells the whole life story and it leads Sondra to British aristocrat Peter Lyman (Hugh Jackman).
12. Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, 2008
Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis (Welcome to the Sticks) is a French comedy movie directed by Dany Boon. Starring Kad Merad as Philippe Abrams, Zoé Félix as Julie and Dany Boon himself as Antoine Bailleul. The movie is a about a manager of the postal service, Philippe Abrams, whose wife is dreaming to live on the Mediterranean seaside. Phillippe wants to work there and tries to do everything to move to a warmer place and to make his wife happy. Unfortunately, he fails and the management of the post lead him to Bergues, a town near Dunkirk in northern France. This place is called “sticks” – a cold and rainy place, where the “ch’tis” live and speak a very strange language.
13. Anger Management, 2003
Anger Management – an American comedy film directed by Peter Segal. Starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. Dave Buznik can’t control his emotions since the childhood, when he wanted to kiss a girl, but was embarrassed. Nowadays Dave is working in a company, where he has some problems with his boss. Additionally, he has a complicated private life with his girlfriend, whose ex-boyfriend is her friend. No wonders, that when he was flying to the business trip, he lost his temper bcs of several annoyances from a flight attendant and a sky marshal. After assaulting the flight attendant, Dave is arrested and has to visit the anger management therapist Buddy Rydell.
14. Sideways, 2004
Sideways is an American black comedy drama movie. Alexander Payne directed the film. The main stars are Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen. The film is about two men, Miles Raymond, a depressed teacher and writer, and Jack Cole, an actor. They take a road trip to Santa Barbara to celebrate Jack’s wedding, where Jack is planning to have a last one sexual experience before settling into marriage.
15. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, 2017-now
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – an American comedy-drama web TV series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. The series is about a Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), being a housewife in the late 1950s, discovers she has a talent for stand-up comedy. Miriam has everything: a handsome husband, children, a beautiful flat on the Upper West Side and wonderful Jewish family (father, mother and brother). However, Miriam’s life is changing when her husband Joel Maisel (Michael Zegen) is leaving her for his secretary. From that moment, Miriam begins a new life as stand-up comedy performance, telling different “funny” stories about her life and her family.
16. Seven Psychopaths, 2012
Seven Psychopaths – a dark comedy crime movie directed by Martin McDonagh. Starring Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Colin Farrel, Christopher Walken and Olga Kurylenko. The movie is about one writer Marti (Colin Farrell), who is in search of a new screenplay. Marti finds the inspiration in his friends, Hans (Christopher Walken) and Billy (Sam Rockwell), who are working as kidnappers of rich people’s dogs, after returning them to his owners and collecting the rewards. Once, Hans and Billi kidnap the favorite pooch of one gangster (Woody Harrelson) and the adventures begin.
17. Rushmore, 1998
Rushmore – an American comedy-drama movie directed by Wes Anderson. Starring an energetic teenager Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman), a rich industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray) and a schoolteacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). This film is about the early life of young and ambitious Max Fisher, who falls in love with a beautiful first-grade teacher Rosemary. Max is trying to be a good friend of the rich businessman Herman Blume, who is the father of his two schoolmates. Max asks Herman for advice how to woo Rosemary. However, the situation is changing when Herman falls in love also with Rosemary and all things become complicated. They both are setting the two pals against one another in a war for Rosemary’s attention.
18. Dogma, 1999
Dogma – an American fantasy dark comedy movie directed by Kevin Smith. Starring Alan Rickman, Matt Damon, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Ben Affleck, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, George Carlin, Linda Fiorentino, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Mewes and Alanis Morissette. The story is about two fallen angels, who want to go back to Heaven. They found a loophole about the infallibility of God that can bring them back to Heaven and destroy humanity. The last scion and two prophets, who were sent by the seraph Metatron (Alan Rickman), are going to stop them.
19. The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel is an American comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. The movie was filmed in Germany. In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort. Starring Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave, a main concierge, who tries together with a junior lobby boy Zero to prove his innocence after one of Gustave’s lovers dies mysteriously. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture. It won the Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design and Best Original Score.
20. Café Society, 2016
Café Society is an American romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Ken Stott and Corey Stoll. A young Bobby Dorfman leaves New York for the glamour of 1930s Hollywood. Bobby falls in love with Vonnie, who is his employer’s mistress. Bobby returns to the Bronx and begins a work in one nightclub. Everything goes quite good, he finds a beautiful girl, until Vonnie walks back into his life. A real Café Society.
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