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Top 5 Comedy Movies You Should Add to Your Watchlist

February 28th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Let’s stop pretending that the drama is what we enjoy the most despite the fact that it has a lot of prestige. If you’ve had enough of true crime, biopics, and heartwarming tragedies, it’s time to take a break. It is the best thing you can do for your mental health. Also, the real world isn’t very pretty right now. There are times when you need to laugh, and Netflix has a large selection of comedic films to help you do so.

This is even more true now that we are all huddled together in our homes, attempting to stop the dreaded coronavirus. As a result of the current epidemic, there is nothing better than settling down to watch something on television that can lift our spirits. Laughing is a good antidote to fight boredom. Yes, simply because there are nights when you don’t want to hear about good or bad movies, wars, murders, or terror; you just want to have a good time and laugh.

To accommodate all tastes, we’ve assembled a hybrid selection of high-quality comedies from acclaimed filmmakers. Here are the top 5 comedy movies you should add to your watchlist.

  • Burn After Reading

You should not miss “Burn After Reading” if you are a fan of dark humor. One of the film’s main attractions is its star-studded cast. With a cast that includes A-listers such as George Clooney, John Malkovich, Brad Pitt, and Richard Jenkins, it’s the kind of movie that you’ll want to watch over and over again.

The story revolves around the group of idiots who keep finding themselves in difficult situations and never seem to learn from their misfortunes. It is a must-see film so you should watch it if you haven’t yet.

  • The Hangover

There are very few comedic films that are as amusing as “The Hangover” (2009). Todd Phillips has done an excellent job as director, and the star cast, which includes Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Bradley Cooper, has also done a fantastic job.

The storyline revolves around a groom and his crazy friends. The groom and three of his closest friends go to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. However, when they awaken the next morning after a long slumber, they have forgotten both the groom and the collection. Will they be able to reclaim what they have lost? What obstacles will they encounter along the way? Watch the film to find out what the amusing story is!

  • Wet Hot American Summer

“Wet Hot American Summer” is a satirical comedy film directed by John Hughes. Janeane Garofalo, Pierce, David Hyde, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Christopher Meloni, and Molly Shannon are among the stars of the film.

The story revolves around two counselors. While the counselors are on their final day of the trip, they still have work to complete, and they are pressed for time to complete it before the day ends. You’ll find it hilarious to watch them struggle and make the same mistakes over and over again. This could become one of your favorite comedy movies!

  • Just Friends

“Just Friends” is a good choice for those looking for a romantic movie that is also filled with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Filmmaker Roger Kumble helmed this romantic comedy. This movie features Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Christopher Marquette, Amy Smart, and Chris Klein among its cast of characters.

When Reynolds’ character, a formerly obese high school champ, reconnects with his longtime crush, his life takes a dramatic turn for the better. A big part of what makes it such a good watch is the witty observation of strictly platonic relationships as “just friends” or “just as best friends.”  This film is hysterically funny, and Ryan, the lead actor, is fantastic as the film’s central figure. All thanks to Ryan Reynolds’ agent, we got a gem of an actor who is known for his excellent movie selection.

  • The Other Guys

No matter how many times you watch a comedy movie, some of them never seem to get old. And this film is a member of that select group of movies. The cast of this movie includes Will Ferrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, and Steve Coogan.

New York City detectives Allen Gamble and Terry “Yankee Clipper” Hoitz are the focus of the movie (NYPD). Terry is a feisty detective who contrasts sharply with Allen’s gentle forensic accountantship. The Other Guys is a critically acclaimed film, thanks in large part to its gripping story and standout performances by the film’s leading men. No wonder it made more than $170 million in total revenue worldwide.

Final Words

Although many contemporary comedic films have performed exceptionally well, some cult classics such as The Other Guys and Just Friends remain indisputable. So what exactly are you waiting for? Simply choose your favorite movie and watch it to brighten your day.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….