Thursday, 10 March 2011

Comedy film suggestions

After watching Vampires Suck (review below) I realised that eventhough there are a lot of comedy films around, a majority of those are actually not that funny and often disappointing. That's why this blog I'll introduce you to some movies I actually thought funny and that are worth watching if you're looking for something in the genre. This is obviously also a matter of personal taste, so feel free to disagree with me.

#1 Pineapple Express

Hilarious action comedy about a stoner and his dealer (played by Seth Rogen and James Franco, respectively) who have to work together after they find themselves in a huge mess because one of them witnesses a murder by a drug baron.

#2 Hot Tub Time Machine

I watched this not knowing what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. This movie is about four men that are transported back to their 80's teenhood. They then have to find a way back to the present without changing anything major in the past if they don't want their lives to change drastically in the present. Probably not a top tier comedy, but it was a good laugh anyway.

#3 Superbad

Funny comedy about two teenage friends (played by Jonah Hill and Michael Cera). If you want an idea what to expect from this, then I'd compare it to the American Pie series, but with less focus on the sex and more on the general teenage life/partying.

#4 Kick-Ass

A superhero comedy about a regular guy that wants to be a superhero. Has a decent amount of really funny scenes.

Hope this list helps you out a bit when looking for new movies to watch!



  1. Only movie missing from this list is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World!

  2. I agree, a lot of newer comedies really miss the mark, but I loved all of these.
    Excellent suggestions.

  3. I've watched all of these. Superbad was actually super awesome.

  4. Good selection, although i believe I've watched all of them.

  5. I would add "Hangover" and "Meet the Parents" :)

  6. I wonder how I could've forgotten about the Hangover. I love that one as well xD

  7. All great movies, loved them all. Superbad will always have a special place though..

  8. I've got to say that was a great post on those movies.. makes me want to go out and watch them all, i especially like Hot Tub Timemachine

  9. hahah hot tub time machine. I've heard funny things about it. i should see it i think:P

  10. Hot Tub Time Machine was one of the funniest movies I had seen in a while.

  11. Yes Hot tub was an amazing idea.. sorta intelligent nerdy comedyness reminds me of the red dwarf show!