If you are a fan of cinematic comedy, the last decade was filled with a huge number of movies that will truly make you laugh out loud. If you are in the mood for comedy genius, these films will delight you. Make some popcorn and prepare to have a great time with any or all of the following comedic gems.
Seven Psychopaths is a film written and directed by Martin McDunnaugh, the filmmaker behind the hit “In Bruges.As its name suggests, “Seven Psychopaths” follows seven crazy criminals as they all attempt a variety of “get rich quick” schemes. The film is filled with belly laughs from beginning to end. The film stars Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken and others. Frankly, if it’s got Walken, it’s going to be funny. Dog-napping is not a topic that has been hugely explored in cinema so this one was really needed to fill the gap!
Sleepwalk with Me is a film written and directed by Mike Birbiglia. It is based on his one-man show of the same name. Birbiglia made his career as a stand-up comedian, so you know that any film he writes and directs is going to be funny. “Sleepwalk with Me” isn’t just hilarious- it is also touching and poignant.
In Bruges was the first film written and directed by Martin McDunnaugh. It stars Colin Farrell as a hit-man who is told to lay low in Bruges after a job for a few days. The Colin Farrell character accidentally killed a child while trying to perform a routine “hit” and is currently wanted by the police. He also has to get over the fact that he accidentally murdered an innocent child. This black comedy does have its dark moments, but keeping in mind that it’s cinema, one can overlook the darkness and embrace the lighter moments that are filled with fun. Critics essentially loved the film as did fans. One of the reasons it scored such high praise is that the plot simply couldn’t be foreseen.
Greenberg is a film written and directed by Noah Baumbach, the filmmaker perhaps best known for the Academy Award nominated “The Squid and the Whale.” The film stars Ben Stiller as the titular character. “Greenberg” is a character that is completely neurotic and almost uninterested in the world around him. This is a great film for men and women alike who will find plenty to laugh at. Perfectly entertaining, “Greenberg” is a great flick to catch when you need a laugh.
In a World is a film that looks at a subject matter that is rarely ever touched upon. The film is written and directed by Lake Bell as a young female voiceover actress trying to find success in the male-oriented world of movie trailer voiceovers. The film is also incredibly funny, making it something that is more than worth checking out if you’re a fan of comedies of all types. The film earned great reviews which isn’t surprising as it encouraged genuine laughter throughout. Having a “voice” in the world is the underlying message in this movie.