The Best & The Funniest Comedy Movies With Good Storyline
Are you looking for a comedy movie to watch this Saturday night with a bunch of friends? Perhaps a comedy movie that will give you a good laugh, but at the same time has a good storyline as well? I know how it feels to sit through movies that give you a laugh or two but the storyline are just horrible. Or movies that practically have no storyline at all and only rely on cheap jokes (that are not even funny!) to make the viewers laugh. If you love those kinds of movies, it's fine. But if you're planning to watch a movie that has a good story and can also be funny at the same time, below is my list! Enjoy and prepare your popcorn!
NOTE: The movies are listed in no particular order.
1. The Hangover (2009)
I didn't have any kind of expectation for this movie and didn't even have a plan to watch it, but I borrowed lots of movie UMD's for Sony PSP from a friend and The Hangover happened to be one of the UMD's that he owned. At the end of the day I was really glad that I watched it. One of the most original screenplay today. The acting was great, the jokes were incredibly funny, you'll be laughing your head off the entire movie. Definitely the kind of movie that you would want to watch over and over again. I actually watched the trailer 'after' the movie itself and I gotta say the trailer itself was already great and funny, and if you think so too after watching the trailer, be warned, the movie itself is far funnier!
The plot was clever. Four guys traveled to Las Vegas by car for a bachelor party to celebrate one of them who was about to get married. They arrived in Vegas and were ready to rock the night, and then on the next scene we saw their hotel suite in a big mess as the aftermath of the night before. One of them having missing a tooth, there was a baby and a tiger in the suite, and the groom-to-be was nowhere to be found. On top of that, all of them had no memory of what had happened the night before. Instead of showing us what was happening on the night itself, or showing us flashbacks after flashbacks to tell us what had really happened, the movie just simply put us in the shoe of our confused main characters who were now trying to discover what had actually happened the night before.
And so the rest of the movie had us following our main characters' quest for their missing friend, and more. This quest is what makes the movie really interesting. If you're ready to party in Vegas and forget all about it afterward, watch this movie!
The Hangover Official Trailer
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2. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
Aah...I loved the Harold and Kumar trilogy. But of course the sequels could never beat the first movie. The first of the installment of Harold and Kumar is Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, which was released in 2004, and this one was by far still the best from the installment. Who would've thought a combination of a nerdy Korean American and a foul mouthed Indian American could be so funny? In this movie, these duo was just magical.
So what was the movie all about? Two friends saw a White Castle burger commercial on TV one night and decided to go out to the nearest White Castle burger joint for some burgers, only to find that it had been replaced by Burger Shack. And then their hilarious journey to the next nearest White Castle began. The dialogues were witty and fun
This movie was (intentionally) stereotyping every race involved, so if you get offended easily, maybe this isn't for you. You'll get racist and extremely rude white police officers who make fun of minorities, and Harold himself as an Asian American was portrayed as a nerdy, socially awkward guy, while Kumar as an Indian American was expected to follow in his father's footsteps to become a doctor.
I read someone venting on a forum a long time ago, claiming to be offended by how the movie was stereotyping white people, and how the movie had "hurt" her. I understand her concern, but other than missing the point, she probably forgot that the movie was stereotyping all the other races as well (she probably didn't even notice ha!), and the movie itself was written by two white guys. So again, if you are easily offended, you have been warned, otherwise, I guarantee you'll get so much laughs out of this movie!
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3. Ted (2012)
I just loved this movie, and of course, Ted himself! Who doesn't love a cute talking teddy bear, right? The first time I watched the trailer, I knew the movie was going to be awesome and I just had to go see it, and I'm glad I went to see it. If you're going for a movie marathon, this movie will fit nicely with The Hangover and Harold & Kumar.
You need to understand though, that the movie isn't for everyone. Those who are easily offended and can't get over the fact that the "cute" teddy bear in this movie drinks alcohol, smokes weed, speaks foul language, and hooks up with hookers, are advised not to watch this movie. If you are not easily offended by vulgar and dirty humor, you might really enjoy this movie. It's directed by the same guy that created Family Guy, and a lot of people who love the show have claimed that they enjoy this movie as well. I don't watch Family Guy, but I can definitely say that Ted has become one of my all-time favorite comedy movies.
The storyline itself was simple, yet touching at times. A boy, John, who had no friends, made a wish one night that his teddy bear could talk. His wish came true and they swore to be friends forever and ever. 27 years later the boy was a full-grown adult, and his teddy bear was still his best friend and still living in his house. The teddy bear didn't grow taller or bigger, of course, but his voice as well as his personality and behavior were those of an adult now. Except that, with nothing else to do (no school, no work), the teddy bear was now pretty much like any 35 year old man with no job, freeloading on his best friend, and too much time at hand.
With the love and success this movie has received so far, I'm pretty sure there will be a sequel to this one!
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4. Meet The Parents (2000)
This movie was a real comedy classic. After all these years, this movie is still one of the best and one of the most genuine comedy movies out there. I just can't think of a reason not to like this movie. Meet The Parents is not only funny, it also managed to insert some family values that we could reflect and try to appreciate ourselves. If I remember correctly I think I teared a little toward the end of the movie.
The story began when Greg, who was a nurse, agreed to meet his girlfriend's parents to attend her sister's wedding. His girlfriend, Pam, who was a teacher, had a really strict and controlling father. Throughout the movie Greg did everything he could to please her father (though most of his efforts ended up in disaster). Her father on the other hand, did whatever he could to persuade Pam to leave Greg.
Incredibly funny. One of my favorites. Definitely not to be missed!
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5. Death at a Funeral (2007)
Death at a Funeral is a dark British comedy movie released in 2007. This is not to be confused with the (unnecessary) American remake released in 2010. The original movie was far more superior than the remake (which was, again, really unnecessary, in my opinion), so you can just ignore its American remake and stick to the original movie.
The plot was simple; dad died, sons had to take care of the funeral, an unknown man with a secret came to the funeral trying to blackmail the family, and sons tried to handle the situation, and this man, "their own way" (which involved cheekily funny "death" at the funeral!).
If you're tired of Hollywood comedy and are looking for something fresh, this movie is what you're looking for. Who would've thought death and funeral could be so hilarious? I only knew two actors in the movie (Keeley Hawes and her husband Matthew Macfayden) but each and every one of them gave great performance in the movie. I loved each of the characters.
I've come across a few Brits and Aussies who don't think this movie was funny though. In contrary, most Americans seem to love this movie. I think it's the difference in culture and what perceived as 'funny' by each. If you don't mind foul language for humor and think human waste could be grossly funny (like battle shit between the twin girls in Harold & Kumar!), I bet you will enjoy this movie and more.