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Idiocracy

20th Century Fox 20th Century Fox

“Idiocracy” is a very smart movie about very dumb people. Army librarian Joe Bauers is so average that he’s declared the most average man in the military, and he’s picked for a strange experiment in which he’ll be cryonically frozen for a short period (alongside a sex worker named Rita). The Armed Forces forgets about the experiment, and Joe and Rita thaw out in the year 2505 to a changed world in which humanity has devolved into a shockingly stupid race where everyone’s only focused on immediate pleasures. The once average Joe is by default the smartest man on Earth, and the government forces him to solve a catastrophic food shortage — it would seem farmers are giving crops not water but Brawndo, the “thirst mutilator” because it’s “got electrolytes.” When Joe doesn’t immediately succeed, he’ll have to fight for his life in a demolition derby.

  • Starring: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard
  • Director: Mike Judge
  • Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

The King of Staten Island

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Release date: June 12, 2020. Now streaming.

Starring: Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Bel Powley, Maude Apatow, Steve Buscemi

An alternative history of what would have happened to Pete Davidson if he hadn’t become an SNL star, it’s a typical Judd Apatow “lovable loser” setup. Davidson’s playing a lamer, but still funny version of himself, and digs surprisingly deep as his character has to face the trauma of his firefighter father’s death (based partially on Davidson’s real life). But the supporting cast is the real joy. Burr and Buscemi in particular are delightfully believable firefighters who become quasi-father figures; It’s not as corny as it sounds, but it’s got that trademark Apatow sweetness to make this an easy viewing.

The High Note

Release date: May 29, 2020. Now streaming.

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Bill Pullman, June Diane Raphael, Ice Cube

This film is many things—a drama, a rom-com, a song about music and music-making—but it’s also surprisingly funny. Johnson, who’s been steadily working her way into more challenging roles, is both enthusiastic and utterly jaded by the industry; Ross plays joyful/caustic better than anyone I know. Raphael, who elevates every movie she’s in, adds the much-needed jolt of pure funny to push it from fine to great. And Ice Cube’s playing pretty much the same character as in 21 Jump Street, but it totally works.

92. Bridesmaids


Director – Paul Feig Cast – Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne IMDB Rating – 6.8 Rotten Tomatoes – 90% Release Date – 28 April 2011 Box Office – $288.4 million Genre – Comedy, Romance Awards – None Plot –

90. Napolean Dynamite


Director – Jared Hess Cast – Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Jon Gries, Diedrich Bader, Jon Heder IMDB Rating – 6.9 Rotten Tomatoes – 71% Release Date – 11 June 2004 Box Office – $46.1 million Genre – Comedy Awards – None Plot –

best romantic comedies

Best romantic comedy movies

Romantic Comedies, or RomComs, are a staple of the comedy world, and the only way most action-oriented men can digest the “chick flick”.  

But the funniest romantic comedies are those genre-defying love tales that inspire tears of laughter. Here are the best romantic comedies that use dialogue, performances, and situations like the very best.

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Best American comedies

This article is about the best comedy movies of all time. And, truth be told, many of the films on this list are American comedy movies.

In this section, we highlight the best comedy movies that … well, really feel American.

These are the best American comedies that embrace (and upend) American themes, American locations, American values, and American history among other things.

It seems appropriate to start our list of American comedy movies by proudly flying the American flag.

Characteristics

  • Satirical comedy relies on humour which follows criticism on certain levels.
  • It is used to bring about social change. When the actions become humorous there is an urge to change them or to improve them according to the need. This idea is to encourage betterment.
  • Satire is implied. It is the duty of the reader to find out the humour; otherwise, they can not enjoy the satire lies in it.
  • Satirical comedy is usually not only about individuals instead its satire is directed at society as a whole, or the types of the characters in the society as politicians and the prideful.
  • The purpose of this satirical comedy is to enlarge the faults in the people to make them aware of their foolishness.

Zoolander

Paramount Pictures Paramount Pictures

Born out of sketches that writer-director-star Ben Stiller made for VH1, “Zoolander” takes place in an early 21st-century world where male models are a really big deal. Professional pretty person Derek Zoolander is so famous and popular — for his “looks” that all comically appear to be exactly the same — that he’s influential. And so, he’s recruited to help thwart a fashion industry-backed assassination of the Malaysian prime minister, who wants to cut down on sweatshop labor practices. Unfortunately, Derek Zoolander is also the dumbest person on Earth, possibly even more stupid than his rival turned friend/cohort in action, Hansel.

  • Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor
  • Director: Ben Stiller
  • Year: 2001
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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