50 Best Comedy Movies to Watch in New Zealand

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What distinguishes a comedy from a classic? Something that withstands the ebb and flow of time and taste while keeping relevant – and amusing? A football to the crotch or a pumped-up fart on the audio track is probably insufficient.

We don’t know the solution, but with this Essential list of 50 best comedy movies of all time, we’re getting closer than we ever imagined to laugh-out-loud enlightenment. Here, minds are being melted, sides are being split, and knees are being slapped. 

Best Comedy Movies to watch in New Zealand

Undoubtedly, the finest comedies in movie history do more than simply make you laugh. Here is a brief overview of the 50 best comedy movies, you can choose the one to watch tonight!

1. Free Guy (2021)

Free Guy (2021) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Shawn Levy

Writers: Matt Lieberman

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Joe Keery, Taika Waititi

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Image Credit: Screen Rant

In “Free Guy,” a bank teller realizes he’s a supporting character in an open-world video game and decides to take control of his storyline. He rewrites one for himself.  Now, in a world without borders, he is determined to be the hero who saves his planet in his unique manner before it’s too late.

Thanks to Guy, Millie discovers that Keys’ code was a romantic message to her, and the two hug and kiss. Guy and Buddy reunite and resolve to pursue their existence in Free Life, free of the restrictions imposed by their original Free City code. 

2. Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Ocean's 8 (2018) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Gary Ross

Writer: Gary Ross

Cast: Sandra Bullock; Cate Blanchett; Anne Hathaway;

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

Image Credit: IMDB

Debbie Ocean gets freed from jail after fulfilling her term. Soon after she escapes, she contacts seven intelligent ladies and forms a team. They intend to take the precious diamond necklace, which is valued at $150 million.

They decided to put their plan into action during the forthcoming Met Gala. Watch the entire movie to learn if they succeed in carrying out their plan. If you are a fan of the best comedy movies, never miss it. 

3. Buddy Games (2019)

Buddy Games (2019) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Josh Duhamel 

Writers: Josh Duhamel

Cast: Kevin Dillon,  Olivia Munn, Dax Shepard

IMDB Rating: 4.8/10

Image Credit: IMDB

Six lifelong friends reconnect after a falling out to compete in the buddy games, a bizarre tournament loaded with ridiculous physical and mental tasks. All bets are off now as the determined mates battle, claw, and party their way to a $150,000 prize. When it comes to best comedy movies the first name that hit your mind is “Buddy Games”. 

4. Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood (2019)

Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood (2019)

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Cast: Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Image Credit: Republic TV

The film begins with The year 1969, and Los Angeles is the location. Rick Dalton, an aging television actor, and Cliff Booth, his best friend and stunt double, attempt to revive their careers. Cliff Booth, an elder stuntman who has worked as Dalton’s stunt double in movies and television, is his best friend.

His professional career has come to an end. The writer-eighth director’s picture has a large ensemble cast and several tales, paying homage to the latter days of Hollywood’s golden age. 

5. The Gentlemen (2019)

The Gentlemen (2019) - Best Comedy Movies New Zealand

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writers: Guy Ritchie

Cast: Michelle Dockery, Lyne Renée, Charlie Hunnam

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Image Credit: Variety

Mickey Pearson is an immigrant from the United States who made his wealth in London by starting a profitable marijuana business.  However, when he tries to sell his firm to a fellow American rich, a chain of events unfolds, Russian billionaires, Triad gangsters, involving street thugs,  and gutter journalists, including mayhem, extortion, fraud,  and murder.

6. He’s All That (2021)

He's All That (2021) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Mark Waters

Writers: R. Lee Fleming Jr.

Cast: Madison Pettis, Addison Rae, Peyton Meyer

IMDB Rating: 4.3/10

Image Credit: Roger Ebert

Padgett’s heartbreaking on-screen breakup gets viral in this sequel of 1999’s She’s All That, driving her to take a risky challenge to save her career: She pledges to transform Cameron, who is grungy and antisocial, into prom king material. 

A little girl gives a snobbish friend the most fabulous high school makeover. The film ‘She’s All That’ is a remake of the 1999 film and it is among the best comedy movies in 2021. 7. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021)

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Patrick Hughes

Writers: Tom O’Connor

Cast: Stewart Alexander, Tsuwayuki Saotome, Ryan Reynolds

IMDB Rating: 6.1/10

Image Credit: The New York Times

The world’s most deadly odd pair, defender Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid are back on another life-threatening mission. Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid, who is still unlicensed and under investigation, propels Bryce into action.

As Bryce’s two most dangerous protectees drive him over the edge, the trio becomes engaged in a global conspiracy and realizes they are the only thing standing between Europe and a vengeful and powerful monster. 

8. Parasite (2019)

Parasite (2019) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Writer: Bong Joon-ho

Cast: Cho Yeo-jeong, Lee Sun-kyun, and Song Kang-ho

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Image Credit: Cultural Hater

Ki-taek, an uninspired father, and his equally unambitious family, which includes his loving wife, Chung-sook; his sarcastic daughter in twenty’s, Ki-Jung; and his college-going son, Ki-woo, entertain themselves by working for peanuts in their filthy basement-level apartment.

He then concocts a way into the family, pursues his friend’s crush, and schemes to enlist the help of all of his relatives. When the owners are on vacation, the renters come in and have an odd encounter that has an impact on everyone’s lives. The parasite is one that will always stay among the best comedy movies ever.

9. The Addams Family (2021)

The Addams Family (2021) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Greg Tiernan 

Writers: Dan Hernandez

Cast: Charlize Theron, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler  

IMDB Rating: 5.3/10

Image Credit: IMDB

The Addams Family 2, the animated comedy sequel, brings back everyone’s favorite creepy family. Morticia and Gomez are unhappy that their kids are growing up, neglecting family meals, and being completely occupied by “scream time” in this all-new film.

They plan to jam Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, and the rest of the gang into their mysterious camper and hit the road for one final horrible family vacation to recover their relationship.

Their journey throughout America puts them out of their comfort zone, resulting in humorous encounters with their famous relative, It, as well as a slew of new people. What’s the worst that might happen? 

10. Cruella (2011)

Cruella (2011) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Craig Gillespie

Writer: Dana Fox

Cast: Joel Fry, Emma Stone, and Emma Thompson 

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Image Credit: The Guardian

The movie is known to be one of the best comedy movies ever. Cruella set in 1970s London during the punk rock period, follows Estella, an adolescent thief who is anxious to make a name for herself via her inventions. Life, on the other hand, is hell-bent on preventing her fantasies from becoming reality.

Estella, orphaned and poor when she came to London at the age of 12, travels aimlessly around the city streets with her best friends and accomplices, amateur robbers Horace and Jasper.

11. Knives Out (2019)

Knives Out (2019)

Director: Rian Johnson

Writers: Rian Johnson

Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Image Credit: IMDB

When renowned best-selling novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his house shortly after his 85th birthday, Detective Benoit Blanc is called in to investigate.

From Harlan’s unstable family to his committed team, Blanc sifts through a maze of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth about his untimely demise. Blanc must now sift through a maze of lies and red herrings to discover the truth.

12. Luca (2021)

Luca (2021)

Director: Enrico Casarosa

Writer: Jesse Andrews

Cast: Emma Berman, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Jacob Tremblay

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10 

Image Credit: Alternate Ending

A little boy spent a wonderful summer on the Italian Riviera, replete with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter trips. The guys, on the other hand, share and keep a great secret: they aren’t ordinary kids, but gentle sea creatures who live under the sea’s surface and are fascinated by what happens above the water’s surface.

Luca likes his adventures with his new best friend, but the fun is jeopardized by a well-held secret. If you like watching the best comedy movies, go for it. 

13. Vivo (2021)

Vivo (2021)

Director: Kirk DeMicco  

Writers: Kirk DeMicco

Cast: Ynairaly Simo, Brian Tyree Henry, Zoe Saldana   

IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

Image Credit: Often Off Topic

Vivo is about a one-of-a-kind kinkajou who spends his days with his adoring owner Andrés performing music for the audience in a bustling square. Despite the fact that they don’t speak the same language, Vivo and Andrés are the ideal pair since they have a passion for music.

But tragedy occurs soon after Andrés got a letter from Marta Sandoval, asking her former partner to her last show in the hopes of reconciling, and it’s up to Vivo to give a message that Andrés could never deliver: A song-form love letter to Marta, composed many years ago.

14. Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

Space Jam A New Legacy (2021)

Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Writer: Malcolm D. Lee

Cast: Khris Davis, Don Cheadle, and LeBron James

IMDb Rating: 4.4/10

Image Credit: IGN

In 2021, Space Jam: A New Legacy will be released as a live-action/animated sports comedy film. An algorithm dubbed Al G Rhythm was used to capture the famous basketball player LeBron James and his son Dom.

Al G challenges LeBron James to a basketball match against Al’s digital champions. LeBron enlists the help of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes to win the basketball game and regain his son. 

15. The Grinch (2018)

The Grinch (2018)

Director: Yarrow Cheney 

Writers: Michael LeSieur

Cast: Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams, Tristan O’Hare  

IMDB Rating: 6.3/10

Image Credit: Entertainment Weekly

Human-like creatures known as Whos are ecstatic to be spending Christmas in the town of Whoville. The Grinch, a cantankerous green-furred creature with a heart “two sizes too tiny” that lives in a cave on the summit of Mount Crumpit just north of Whoville, is the only one who isn’t amused.

The Grinch’s lone companion is his faithful pet dog Max, and they only go to Whoville when the Grinch has to buy food or do nasty things. Meanwhile, Cindy-Lou Who is six years old realizes that her mother Donna is overworked while caring for her and her twin young brothers, Buster and Bean.

16. Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Charlie's Angels (2019) - NZ

Director: Elizabeth Banks 

Writers: Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin 

IMDB Rating: 4.9/10

Image Credit: Entertainment Weekly

The Charles Townsend Agency has grown globally, with the brightest, most brave, most highly trained women all over the world – several teams of Angels supervised by several Bosleys taking on the toughest missions all over the world.

These Angels are called into action when a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a deadly technology, putting their lives on the line to safeguard us all. This movie might not be on top of the list of best Comedy movies but is definitely worth watching.

17. Vacation (2015)

Vacation (2015) - NZ

Director: John Francis Daley  

Writers: Jonathan Goldstein

Cast: Skyler Gisondo, Chris Hemsworth, Ed Helms

IMDB Rating: 6.1/10

Image Credit: Tunefind

Following in the footsteps of his dad, Clark Griswold, the visionary in National Lampoon’s Vacation, Rusty Griswold wants to spend quality time with his wife, Debbie, and their two sons, Kevin and James (1983).

Rusty is planning to surprise his family by proposing an astonishing excursion across the country in their rented Albanian SUV, as the idea of experiencing the exhilarating Walley World of his captivating childhood memories keeps coming to mind.

18. Sonic: The Hedgehog (2020)

Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)

Director: Jeff Fowler

Writer: Pat Casey

Cast: James Marsden, Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10 

Image Credit: Deadline

Sonic: The Hedgehog is based on Sega’s worldwide blockbuster video game franchise and tells the narrative of Sonic the Hedgehog as he adjusts to his new residence on Earth. In the film, Sonic the Hedgehog joins forces with local sheriff Tom Wachowski (Marsden) to battle the evil mad scientist Dr. Robotnik.

19. My Little Pony: A New Generation (2021)

My Little Pony A New Generation (2021)

Director: Robert Cullen

Writers: Tim Sullivan

Cast: Kimiko Glenn, Sofia Carson, Vanessa Hudgens 

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

Image Credit: Netflix

The unthinkable has happened: Equestria’s magic has vanished. Unicorns, Pegasi, and Earth Ponies are no longer buddies, and they now live in different species. Sunny, the idealistic Earth Pony, is determined to restore magic and togetherness to their planet.

They go to foreign countries with open-hearted Unicorn Izzy, where they meet charming and fearless Pegasi Pipp and Zipp, as well as the ever-responsible fellow Earth Pony Hitch. 

20. The Witches

The Witches

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writer: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Octavia Spencer, Jahzir Bruno, Chris Rock

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

Image Credit: IndieWire

Witches really exist, which may come as a surprise. As a result, this film has managed to stay on the list of best comedy movies of all time. They live among us, acting like ordinary people, and they feed off fear.

A tiny orphaned boy travels to Demopolis, Alabama, in late 1967 to live with his adored Grandma. A witch approaches the child with a snake and a caramel, but his Grandma intervenes, and the witch disappears.

Grandma is tracked down by the Grand High Witch, who plans to kill her, but the mice rescue the day.

21. Sausage Party (2016)


Director: Greg Tiernan  

Writers: Kyle Hunter

Cast: Iris Apatow, Michael Cera, Alistair Abell

IMDB Rating: 6.1/10

Image Credit: Click TheCity

Shopwell’s Grocery Store’s items are programmed to believe in a code that allows them to live good lives until it’s time to leave the convenience of the supermarket and venture into the unknown.

However, when a bungled voyage to the great beyond leaves Frank and his companion Bun stuck, Frank goes to tremendous lengths to recover his package and make a second trip to the great beyond. However, Frank’s journey took him from one end to the other of the store.

22. Soul (2020)

Soul (2020)

Director: Pete Docter 

Writers: Pete Docter

Cast: Tina Fey, Alice Braga, Phylicia Rashad 

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Image Credit: Fortress of Solitude

Joe Gardner is a middle school music instructor who enjoys jazz. He is transferred to the You Seminar, a location where souls develop and gather interests before being transferred to a newborn kid, after a successful performance at the Half Note Club.

In order to return to Earth, Joe must seek the support of other souls-in-training, such as 22, a soul who has spent millennia in the You Seminar. 

23. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Jojo Rabbit (2019) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Taika Waititi 

Writers: Taika Waititi

Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson  

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Image Credit: IMDB

The discovery that his mother is harboring a Jewish girl in their house astounds a young German kid in the Hitler Youth, whose idol and imaginary buddy is the country’s ruler.

A parody about a lonely German kid named Jojo whose life is flipped upside down when he finds his single mother is harboring a small Jewish girl in their basement during World War II. Jojo must overcome his blind nationalism with the help of his foolish imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler.

24. Jungle Cruise (2021)

Jungle Cruise (2021) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Writer: Michael Green

Cast: Édgar Ramírez, Emily Blunt, and Dwayne Johnson

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Image Credit: Plugged In

Dr. Lily Houghton and her brother MacGregor draw a link between English explorers and Lily’s Tears of the Moon study, claiming that the petals might revitalize medicine and help the war effort.

The dying chief curses the conquistadors, making them eternal and forbidding them from leaving the Amazon River’s sight. Once they reach Brazil, Lily and MacGregor will need a sailboat and a guide to take them down the Amazon River. Also, check out action movies

25. Baywatch (2017)

Baywatch (2017) - Best Comedy Movies New Zealand

Director: Seth Gordon 

Writers: Michael Berk

Cast: Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass

IMDB Rating: 5.5/10

Image Credit: Geek Culture

Matt Brody is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the pool. He has, however, fallen from grace as a result of drug and alcohol issues, to the point that he now has to complete volunteer work as part of a plea agreement for an incident.

He’ll volunteer as a lifeguard at the Emerald Bay lifeguard station, which is led by the tough Mitch Buchannon. Brody quickly learns that his famous position will not bring him any benefits.

Meanwhile, people are dying in Emerald Bay for unknown reasons, and Buchannon and his life-saving crew are investigating. It’s possible that the incidents are related to neighboring property development.

26. Ride Along 2 (2016)

Ride Along 2 (2016) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Tim Story 

Writers: Phil Hay

Cast: Kevin Hart, Benjamin Bratt, Ice Cube  

IMDB Rating: 5.9/10

Image Credit: IMDB

The story begins on the yacht of mafia boss Antonio Pope in Miami. A.J., his hacker, is looking over a list on the computer. Pope accused Port Commissioner Griffin of taking money from him over the phone.

Pope has Griffin assassinated in his apartment with one of his hitmen there, then directs his hitmen to discover whoever took his money. He arrives at the meet in a flashy car with hydraulics, attracting unwanted attention.

27. Ballerina (2016)

Ballerina (2016) - Best Comedy Movies New Zealand

Director: Eric Summer 

Writers: Eric Summer

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler,  Elle Fanning

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Image Credit: Houston Chronicle

Félicie, a destitute orphan girl with aspirations to be a ballerina but with no training courses, tries to get away from her orphanage in remote Brittany with her closest friend Victor, a young inventor, in the 1880s.

They travel to lovely Paris together, but they soon part ways and Victor works as an office boy in Gustave Eiffel’s factory. Félicie makes her way to the Paris Opera, where she is apprehended by the guard.

Félicie intercepts the postman delivering a letter from the Opera asserting Camille to the celebrated school of the Paris Opera Ballet; enraged, she hides the letter and decides to assume Camille’s identity in order to gain admission to the school and pursue her dream while also getting back at Camille.

28. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)

A babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting (2020) - NZ

Director: Rachel Talalay 

Writers: Joe Ballarini

Cast: Oona Laurence, Lynn Masako Cheng, Tamara Smart

IMDB Rating: 5.4/10

Image Credit: MEAWW

Tamara Smart plays Kelly, a high school freshman who is mocked as Monster Girl because of a story she tells about a terrible monster who visited her in the middle of the night when she was a youngster.

In Ballarini’s adapted script, cruel girls and lovely nerds converse in the cutesy, stilted manner adults assume adolescents converse. Not at the top but this film definitely is among the best new comedy movies.

29. Hunt for the Wilder people (2016)

Hunt for the Wilder people (2016) - New Zealand Comedy

Director: Taika Waititi 

Writers: Taika Waititi

Cast: Sam Neill, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley  

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Image Credit: SGS on Film

Ricky, a troubled city kid, is placed in the care of Bella and Hector, two reclusive country folk. Things are going quite well after some adjustments. Hector now has to take after Ricky as a result of Bella’s death, and the two don’t get along.

Furthermore, her death prompts Child Services to return Ricky to the orphanage. Ricky refuses to return and flees, resulting in a massive manhunt for him and Hector. 

30. Sing (2016)

Sing (2016) - Best Comedy Movies New Zealand

Director: Garth Jennings

Writers: Garth Jennings

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly 

IMDB Rating: 7./10

Image Credit: LetterBoxd

Buster Moon, a koala who has been engaged in show business since his father brought him to his first music event as a youngster, operates a theatre in a world of anthropomorphized creatures. Following financial concerns raised by bank representative Judith, he informs his wealthy pal Eddie that he will throw a $1,000 singing competition.

Miss Crawly, Buster’s assistant, adds two additional zeroes by accident, and the $100,000 advertising leaflets are blown out of Buster’s office and onto the city streets.

31. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Kingsman The secret service (2014) - Best Comedy NZ

Director: Matthew Vaughn 

Writers: Jane Goldman

Cast: Colin Firth, Jonno Davies

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Image Credit: Reddit.com

Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, a young guy whose father died when he was a child, is coping with his mother’s current boyfriend, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and messes with one of the creep’s pals.

He is detained, and he dials the number that a guy gave him around the time his father died, instructing him to call if he requires assistance. Harry Hart confronts him and claims to be the one who assisted him. He claims to have known his father.

32. Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool (2016) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Tim Miller 

Writers: Rhett Reese

Cast: Karan Soni, Michael Benyaer, Stefan Kapicic

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Image Credit: Fallen Rocket

Since the year 2016, this film has been holding its position in the list of best comedy movies of all time. This is the original narrative of Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces operator turned mercenary who adopts the alter persona Deadpool after being exposed to a rogue operation that leaves him with fast healing abilities.

Deadpool seeks after the guy who nearly wrecked his life, armed with his new talents and a nasty, twisted sense of humor.

33. Deadpool 2 (2018)

Deadpool 2 (2018) - NZ

Director: David Leitch 

Writers: Rhett Reese

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Julian Dennison, Leslie Uggams

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Image Credit: The Movie Database

After losing Vanessa, his true love, Wade Wilson aka Deadpool must assemble a team to protect a young, fat mutant named Russell Collins aka Firefist from Cable, a no-nonsense, unsafe cyborg from the future, while also learning the most important lesson of all: how to be a part of a family once more.

34. The Boss Baby (2017)

The Boss Baby (2017)

Director: Tom McGrath 

Writers: Michael McCullers

Cast: Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Alec Baldwin

IMDB Rating: 6.3/10

Image Credit: Roger Abert

The Baby Boss tells about Tim Templeton, seven years old, is having the time of his life. Tim can’t think of anything better than having his nice parents all with himself and his enormous imagination! When his new younger brother arrives, though, he begins to receive less and less attention.

Then, one night, Tim hears a voice from his brother’s room and uncovers something quite disturbing. The two go through a lot together and begin to develop a brotherly affection that wasn’t present when they first met!

After a series of battles and laughs, nasty words, and wonderful deeds, the two become great friends and team up to solve a major puppy issue and free their captive parents. Finally, it is among the most-watch comedy movies ever. 

35. Coco (2017)

Coco (2017)

Director: Lee Unkrich  

Writers: Lee Unkrich

Cast: Gael García Bernal, Alanna Ubach, Anthony Gonzalez 

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

Image Credit: The New York Times

Miguel aspires to be a successful singer like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, despite his family’s perplexing generations-old taboo against music. Miguel, desperate to prove himself, finds himself in the beautiful and colorful Land of the Dead as a result of a mysterious sequence of circumstances.

He meets attractive trickster Hector along the way, and the two go on an epic trip to discover the truth about Miguel’s family history. It is one of the best comedy movies ever. 

36. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World (2019)

Director: Dean DeBlois 

Writers: Dean DeBlois

Cast: America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett,  Jay Baruchel

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Image Credit: IndieWire

When Toothless is attracted away by the unexpected and mysterious apparition of female Light Fury, and a new threat enters Hiccup’s crowded dragon paradise, both humans and dragons are compelled to go on a hunt for the dragons’ legendary ancestral home: a hidden realm thought to exist only in fiction. A story of friendship, fate, and, in the end, letting go.

37. Descendants (2015)

Descendants (2015)

Director: Kenny Ortega 

Writers: Josann McGibbon

Cast: Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart 

IMDB Rating: 6.4/10

Image Credit: Letterboxd

Beauty and the Beast’s kid, soon-to-be King Ben, resides in Auradon, a realm where storybook heroes live. He decides to invite four Villain Kids from the Isle of The Lost, a run-down location where storybook villains are exiled, to see Auradon.

They are Mal, Maleficent’s daughter, Carlos, Cruella de Vil’s son, Jay, Jafar’s son, and Evie, the Evil Queen’s daughter. Their parents urge them to take Fairy Godmother’s wand in order to shatter the barrier between the Isles. Will they, however, be successful?

38. Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Jumanji The Next Level (2019)

Director: Jake Kasdan 

Writers: Jake Kasdan

Cast: Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson

IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

Image Credit: Ars Technica

The gang has returned, but the rules have changed. When they return to Jumanji to save one of their own, they find that nothing goes as planned. In trying to evade the world’s most deadly game, the players will have to face places undiscovered and unexplored, from parched deserts to frigid mountains.

39. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Director: Wes Anderson

Writers: Stefan Zweig

Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Image Credit: Time Out

Gustave, a legendary concierge at a prominent European hotel between both the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the elevator boy who becomes his most trusted companion, star in this film.

The tale revolves around the robbery and recovery of valuable Renaissance artwork, as well as a struggle for a vast family fortune, all set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing continent. If you love watching comedy movies, don’t miss it.  

40. Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Jennifer's Body (2009)

Director: Karyn Kusama 

Writers: Diablo Cody

Cast: Megan Fox, Johnny Simmons, Sal Cortez

IMDB Rating: 5.3/10

Image Credit: Miley Cyrup

Needy Lesnicki, a nerdy, reticent bookworm, and Jennifer Check, an arrogant, pompous cheerleader, are great friends despite having little in common. When Jennifer inexplicably develops a taste for human blood following a devastating fire at a neighborhood club, they have even less in common.

Needy must unravel the truth behind her friend’s metamorphosis and find a means to halt the murderous rampage before it reaches her lover Chip.

41. Moana (2016)

Moana (2016)

Director: Ron Clements 

Writers: Jared Bush

Cast: Auli’i Cravalho, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement 

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

Image Credit: The Critical Movies Critics

Moana Waialiki is a keen sailor and the sole daughter of a chief who comes from a long line of voyagers. When her island’s fishermen are unable to catch any fish, and the crops fail, she discovers that the blight was caused by the demigod Maui taking the goddess Te Fiti’s heart.

Only by persuading Maui to return Te Fiti’s heart can the island be healed, thus Moana embarks on an epic adventure across the Pacific. The film is based on mythological legends from Polynesia. Finally, it is on top of the list of IMDb best Comedy movies. 

42. Knight And Day (2010)

Knight And Day (2010) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: James Mangold

Writers: Patrick O’Neill

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jordi Mollà, Tom Cruise

IMDB Rating: 6.3/10

Image Credit: IMDB

In Boston, June owns a garage. A man stumbles into her a couple of times at an airport on his way home and attempts to keep her off the aircraft. He’s being watched by the FBI, and they’re suspicious that he and the woman are working together, so they put them both on a plane with armed men waiting to apprehend the stranger.

She magically returns home the next day when agents arrive; Roy saves her once more, and a transatlantic pursuit starts, with Roy convincing her that he is the decent person, safeguarding an energy source that a rebel agent decides to sell on the black market.

43. Grown-Ups (2010)

Grown-Ups (2010) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Dennis Dugan 

Writers: Adam Sandler

Cast: Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Adam Sandler 

IMDB Rating: 6.0/10

Image Credit: Roger Ebert

Five lifelong friends gather in their hometown for the burial of their beloved coach, Bobby “The Buzzer,” thirty years after their middle school basketball title. Each is now an adult with difficulties and challenges: Marcus is single and drinks excessively.

Rob is constantly hopelessly in love until he cheats on his next ex-wife, despite having three children he barely sees. Eric is unemployed and overweight. Kurt is a stay-at-home dad who has been henpecked by his wife and mother-in-law.

44. Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out (2015) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Pete Docter 

Writers: Pete Docter

Cast: Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

Image Credit: IMDB

Iley, who is torn from her Midwest existence when her father takes a new job in San Francisco, knows how difficult growing up can be. Riley is governed by her emotions, which include Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness, much like the rest of us.

Chaos reigns at Headquarters as Riley and her emotions adjust to a new life in San Francisco. Riley’s major and most significant emotion, Joy, attempts to keep things good, but the emotions disagree over how to best manage a new city, residence, and school.

45. The Croods (2020)

The Croods (2020) - Best Comedy Movies New Zealand

Director: Joel Crawford 

Writers: Kevin Hageman

Cast: Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke

IMDB Rating: 7.0/10

Image Credit: Screen Rant

The Croods, a prehistoric family, are living in a particularly hazardous period of history. Patriarch Grug, his mate Ugga, adolescent daughter Eep, son Thunk, and feisty Gran go-to food gatherings during the day and snuggle together in a cave at night.

Grug is skeptical when a more advanced caveman named Guy appears on the scene, but it quickly becomes clear that Guy is right about their world’s oncoming demise. Overall, it is among the best comedy movies. 

46. The Hangover (2009)

The Hangover (2009) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Todd Phillips

Writers: Jon Lucas

Cast: Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham 

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Image Credit: JumpCut Online

Doug Billings flies to his bachelorette party in Las Vegas with his best friends, school teacher Phil Wenneck and dentist Stu Price, as well as Tracy’s unorthodox brother Alan Garner, two days before his wedding to the rich Tracy Garner.

The foursome rents the nicest room at Caesar’s Palace and celebrates on the roof. The suite is in disarray. And there are certain items in the suite that shouldn’t be there, and some things that should be there aren’t. Doug is perhaps the most significant of the latter group.

47. RED (2010)

RED (2010) - Best Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Robert Schwentke  

Writers: Jon Hoeber

Cast: Heidi von Palleske, Bruce Willis, Jefferson Brown

IMDB Rating: 7.0/10

Image Credit: The Movie Database

Frank is retired, bored, and lonely, living in a bland suburb in an equally unremarkable house on his government pension. Frank’s sole happiness comes from his calls to the government’s pension processing center, where he can speak with his caseworker, Sarah.

Sarah is just as bored and lonely as Frank, and the only things she enjoys in her life are her discussions with the mysterious Frank and her espionage novels.

When something from Frank’s background drives him back into his old line of work, and Sarah finds herself in the heart of the mystery, Frank and Sarah embark on a trip into his history and the people he used to work with.

48. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Director: Kevin Smith 

Writers: Kevin Smith

Cast: Fred Armisen, Melissa Benoist, Joey Lauren Adams

IMDB Rating: 5.7/10

Image Credit: Variety

Jay and Silent Bob travel to court to meet with Brandon St. Randy, their lawyer. Before talking to the Honorable Judge Jerry N. Executioner and the Bailiff, he signs the two forms. Judge Jerry is persuaded by Brandon that Jay and Bob were only working at a brief pop-up shop to promote a film.

Following the Judge’s dismissal of the two, Brandon promptly goes to work defending a Hollywood prosecutor. It turns out that the two druggies signed agreements to allow Saban Films to legally obtain their identities since the company is preparing a remake of “Bluntman and Chronic.” As a result, Jay and Silent Bob are no longer able to use such names.

49. Big Hero 6 (2014)

Big Hero 6 (2014) - Mest Comedy Movies NZ

Director: Don Hall 

Writers: Jordan Roberts

Cast: Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, Daniel Henney

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Image Credit: Geek + Gamer

When a tragic tragedy strikes the city of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his close buddies adrenaline addict Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemical wiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred for help.

Hiro turns his companions into a band of high-tech superheroes known as “Big Hero 6” in order to solve the mystery. Overall, this movie might not be among the list of IMDb best comedy movies but deserve watching.

50. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Director: Wes Anderson 

Writers: Roald Dahl

Cast: Bill Murray, George Clooney, Willem Dafoe

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Image Credit: The Script Lab

This is the narrative of Mr. Fox and his nocturnal, instinctual adventures of hen heckling, turkey snatching, and cider sipping. He has to put his wild days behind him and focus on becoming a decent father. He’s too disobedient. He’s out of control.

Walter Boggis, Nathan Bunce, and Franklin Bean are the three nastiest, meanest farmers, and he’s going to try “just one more attack” on them.

It’s a story about crossing the boundary between family obligations and nocturnal adventures, as well as the friendships and wakefulness that come with living in the country, like Fantastic Mr. Fox and his buddies do.

Best Comedy Movies: Conclusion

It’s difficult to make an excellent comedy film. You must not just make them laugh, but also make them care much about the characters to keep them watching for 90-150 minutes. In many respects, it is critical for people to laugh whenever possible, particularly during times of stress.

Laughter is a powerful stress reliever, and we could all use a little more of it right now. The finest medicine of all is a comedy classic. That gets us to the pinnacle of excellence. There are new comedies turning out all the time—good ones that add to the canon—but it takes a few things to become a great one. Hence given above are the best comedy movies ever.

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