Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot Director: Rich Moore and Phil Johnston Why it's great: The sequel to Wreck-It Ralph manages to outdo the original by offering some savvy commentary on the way we live now by taking its video game heroes in to the World Wide Web. Despite blasphemy allegations from the Catholic Church and funding issues until Python fan stumped up the cash simply because he wanted to see the movie , the Pythons pulled together an irreverent feast of clever allegory, sharp satire and in-depth discussions of Latin grammar as it applies to anti-Roman graffiti. But all of this is in the service of Boots Riley's vision, which goes to extremes to show the stranglehold of racism and abuses of labor in this country. Somewhere in Vermont — where the biggest crime is killing time — four state troopers are in danger of losing their jobs thanks to state budget cuts. And it's not just Bale who immersed himself in his role: Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Sam Rockwell as President Bush, and Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld all give refined performances. Where to see it right now: Rent on iTunes, Amazon Video, YouTube, or Google Play 8.
Check out some of the best flicks to watch when you're in need of good ol' laugh: 1. Where to see it right now: In theaters 7. Burnham, despite being a stand-up, doesn't pepper his plot with punchlines. It's a fairy tale, primarily, a whirlwind yarn of princes and princesses, pirates and giants, villages and castles. Hence he got away with the anarchic, loosely plotted, much improvised, barely organised counter-culture shambles that we now know and love. Rachel's initial trip to the gold-covered Goh home is a showcase not just for the perfect duo of Ken Jeong and Awkwafina, but also for Singaporean comedian Koh Chieng Mun as Peik Lin's ostentatious mother Neena and newcomer Calvin Wong as her awkward teen brother P. The Apartment at the height of his powers.
Even you might be thinking of so many right now, but very few of them guarantee pure entertainment and lots of laughs. As the violent sociopath and boyfriend of Wilson's love, Bradley Cooper's breakthrough performance as Sack may be the most underrated of the decade. Our protagonists play a group of longtime friends who read Fifty Shades of Grey and decide to spice up their romantic lives by getting on dating apps, hanging out with old flames, and flirting with sexy pilots played by Andy Garcia. Join this fun adventure with the braves kid on the planet. Wine + laughter is the pairing of the gods. Part of his later period when he was still doggedly ignoring the advent of sound, it was something of a comeback after a few years of relative inactivity, but showed he had lost nothing. Stiller is on hilarious, hapless form and De Niro has never been funnier.
In his best-known feature, his plan to get an athletic acquaintance to climb a department store facade as a publicity stunt backfires, so Harold tackles the perilous ascent himself. The soundtrack, curated by T-Bone Burnett, was a far bigger hit than the movie it came from, dusting off an American heritage ignored by the mainstream for decades. Instead, the laughs here are slier, taking their cues from the writers McCarthy's real life character Lee Israel emulates, like Dorothy Parker and Noël Coward. This Charlie Chaplin classic has more genuine yuks than a thousand Mall Cops. If you ever wondered why John Belushi is considered such a comedy icon, start here.
It's a story that has an underlying sadness, but all filtered through Lee's uncompromising, acerbic point of view. The film is every young boy's dream to be left home alone for a couple of days. The author is a Forbes contributor. Comedy himself Mark Wahlberg to star as two cops — well, one cop and one forensic accountant — in their take on the not-so-buddy cop movie. Where to see it right now: Rent on iTunes, Amazon Video, YouTube, or Google Play 6. Again, that's when the wine comes in handy. A rambunctious is the memorable figurehead for the scattershot mayhem.
You have Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz as 18th-century courtiers sparring for the affections of the queen, played by Olivia Colman. The Big Lebowski The Coen Brothers' version of a Raymond Chandler noir, The Big Lebowski sees as The Dude, drifting, Philip Marlowe-like, around and through the middle of a tortuous mystery with nebulous results. And speaking of Baby Driver, please for our exclusive interview with director Edgar Wright, who broke down the movie's easter eggs. It's also a wry take on fairy tales, with a sly satirical edge, and whimsically silly names like Prince Humperdinck, Fezzik and Buttercup. For every Paddington 2, a thoroughly heartwarming fantasy about kindness and cute bears, there's The Death of Stalin, reminding us that even the worst people can be absurdly funny. These days though, it has to be said that the presence of O. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
Meanwhile, our friend Paddington is imprisoned, but making the best of it by introducing his fellow inmates, including Brendan Gleeson's particularly grumpy cook, to the wonders of marmalade. Often overlooked as the difficult third album following and , it can actually hold its head high in that company, and Reilly is great Ferrell foil. Released: October 19 Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Deutch and Powell's palpable chemistry does a lot of the lifting, but it's Diggs and Liu who bring the laughs with their over-the-top antics. Murray's cynical weatherman Phil Connors makes a Scrooge-like emotional journey from recluse to romantic, via a karmic time loop that sees him endlessly revisiting the same day until he gets it right. No man is an island, which is to say that Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette and Rachel Weisz deserve as much credit as Grant. Whether it's a belly laugh, a snort, a chuckle, or a giggle, there's nothing better than a movie that will lift your spirits.
Billy Liar is the titular William Fisher, shackled to a job in his local Bradford undertakers while he dreams himself various kinds of super-success. But at its core it's still the tramp vs. Michael Peña once again steals the show with his energetic monologues this time going long-ish on Morrissey, but don't underestimate supporting players David Dastmalchian and Randall Park. The whole thing is a delight. He crams real heart and heavyweight topics into what could otherwise have been a fluffy, flirty, sometimes farcical comedy. This is the War Room! Strangelove, the wheelchair-using nuclear war expert — feels as relevant today as it did back in the early 60s. The opinions expressed are those of the writer.
Confronted by the school's hierarchy where popularity means everything, she finds herself infiltrating the girl clique The Plastics. Where to see it right now: Rent on iTunes, Amazon Video, YouTube, or Google Play 15. Men in drag may be a cheap way to mine laughs, but this is the absolute pinnacle of the form, Wilder and his cast turning a cheap sex comedy into a fizzy, flawless farce. We've seen Las Vegas in movies countless times, but never has a film conjured up such fantastical scenarios. There's a genuine tension behind the antics, which really kick off when Kyle Chandler's suave Brooks, the obnoxious brother to Jason Bateman's neurotic Max is actually kidnapped during what is supposed to be a fake game night adventure. Their expectations, and the audiences, are turned on their ear.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? The first film has a terrible user score of 4. You won't be able to look away. There are a ton of visual and verbal gags, still, credit is also due to the immensely talented voice cast that includes Jake Johnson and Nic Cage. Juliet, Naked Released: August 17 Cast: Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Ethan Hawke Director: Jesse Peretz Why it's great: In spite of a title that makes it sound like a porno -- it's not -- Juliet, Naked is a lovely little romantic comedy about music fandom and life's big regrets. And like the best absurdist comedies on this list, it's random scenes like the giant newscaster riot that make no sense and perfect sense at the same time. And somehow, with the weight of those social issues to juggle, Blazing Saddles manages to be one of the funniest movies of the last century.