In 2022, comedy will be in high demand. That’s because the world will be going through some pretty tough times. And while some people might find humor in the troubles of others, most of us would prefer to laugh away our troubles. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 20 of the best comedy movies of 2022. From zany comedies to heart-warming dramas, these films will laugh until you cry. So put on your happy pants and get ready for some funny (and hopefully humorous) times!
1. It Happened One Night (1934)
It Happened One Night is a romantic comedy film directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. The plot follows newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Gable) as he travels to a small town in Iowa to marry the love of his life, Julia (Colbert).
However, upon arriving in town, he discovers she’s already married to someone else. To make things even more complicated, Julia has also been given a week to get married or forfeit her inheritance.
Despite the obstacles in his way, Peter manages to track down Julia and save her from marriage-by-proxy. They hastily marry at the courthouse and then set off on an adventure all across Iowa while trying not to get caught by the authorities.
Along the way, they encounter many humorous situations and interactions with townpeople. Ultimately, they can overcome all of their troubles and live happily ever after.
This classic film is one of the most popular comedies ever made, and it still holds up today thanks to its witty writing and relatable characters. If you’re looking for a lighthearted but entertaining movie that will make you laugh loud, then It Happened One Night is definitely worth watching!
2. Modern Times (1936)
In Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin gives a hilarious performance as the impoverished and unemployed factory worker Edna. Edna is forced to take any job that comes her way, even working as a prostitute to make ends meet. Eventually, Edna is fired from her last job and turns to thievery to get by.
Chaplin takes us on an amazing journey through the ups and downs of Edna’s life as she struggles to find a place where she feels accepted and understood. The humor in this movie is unparalleled, and it’s easy to see why it’s been such a popular movie over the years. If you’re looking for some laughs that will last well past the end credits, then Modern Times should be on your list.
3. Toy Story 4 (2019)
Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the Toy Story series and was directed by Don Hall and Chris Miller.
The film follows the toys of Andy’s childhood as they come to age and face new challenges. Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Bullocksy, Rex, Mr. Potato Head, Barbie, Ken (voiced by John Ratzenberger), Al McWhiggin (voiced by Wallace Shawn), Tim Allen (voiced by Tom Hanks), and Bonnie Anderson (voiced by Joan Cusack) are all featured in the cast.
The film was announced on October 25, 2010, at the D23 Expo; it was originally slated for release on November 15 but was later pushed back to June 18, 2012. Development started in May 2011 during the production of Toy Story 3; as with its predecessors, most of the film’s development took place at Pixar’s animation studio in Emeryville while storyboard artist Pete Docter served as director of storyboarding. In March 2019, it was announced that Toy Story 4 would be released on July 22, 2020
Toy Story 4 is a highly anticipated movie that many people are anxious to see when it comes to theatres. The hype surrounding this movie is warranted – Toy Story
4. Lady Bird (2017)
“Lady Bird” is a coming-of-age story about a high school student named Lady Bird who must deal with the challenges of growing up in the early 2000s. Director Greta Gerwig brilliantly captures the psychological and emotional complexities of a young girl’s life during this period, making for an emotionally engaging and entertaining film experience.
Lady Bird has won numerous awards, including two Golden Globe Awards (for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical) and an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay. It’s no wonder “Lady Bird” is considered one of the best comedies of all time!
5. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
BlacKkKlansman tells the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), a black cop who was the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. In 1968, Stallworth was tasked with infiltrating and then leading a team of white supremacists who had planned a deadly Ku Klux Klan rally.
Based on the true events, BlacKkKlansman is an excellent example of using AI to create realistic and compelling stories. The movie is visually stunning, and it is one that you don’t want to miss!
6. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Philadelphia Story is a classic comedy movie that stars Clark Gable and Katherine Hepburn. The story follows the tribulations of George Bailey (Gable), a small-time businessman facing some tough times. He’s been forced to sell his company, and he’s also been dumped by his long-time girlfriend, Ellen (Hepburn). To make matters worse, he’s being sued by one of his former clients.
Despite all this, George finds some silver linings in his dark cloud. He meets an old friend, Tom Drake (Pat O’Brien), who tells him about a new nightclub opening in town. George throws all of his troubles away and takes advantage of the new opportunity. Things go well at first, but as things start to unravel, George has to use all of his wit and charm to escape trouble again.
The Philadelphia Story is a hilarious and heartwarming movie that will make you laugh until you cry. It features great performances from its cast and is sure to entertain viewers for hours. If you’re looking for a fun and engaging movie experience, look no further than The Philadelphia Story!
7. Eighth Grade (2018)
Eighth Grade is a hilarious and touching coming-of-age story about Kayla (Elsie Fisher), a 16-year-old girl trying to figure out her identity in the digital world and the real one. The film follows Kayla as she goes through her eighth grade year, during which she experiences the ups and downs of high school for the first time.
In Eighth Grade, Elsie Fisher gives an incredible performance as Kayla, and the entire cast does a fantastic job bringing this heartfelt story to life. The film is full of laugh-out-loud moments, but it also has a lot of heart – making it one of the best comedies in 2022.
8. Booksmart (2019)
Booksmart is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay and written by McKay and Josh Singer. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, Jane Fonda, and Tilda Swinton.
Set in the future, it tells the story of Mitchell (Bateman), a slacker who is drafted to help run the Library of America after its founder dies. Mitchell must team up with librarian Jeannie (Munn) to save it from being shut down. Along the way, he clashes with his employer (Jackson), his family (Fonda and Swinton), and Jeannie’s brother (Swinton).
The film was announced in May 2016, with McKay as director and writer. Principal photography began on October 5, 2016, in Boston. Production companies involved in the project include MGM Pictures and Participant Media. It was released in theatres on April 14, 2019, by Paramount Pictures.
9. His Girl Friday (1940)
His Girl Friday is a classic comedy movie that was released in 1940. It tells the story of a lawyer, Mike Barr, who is hired by his old friend and business partner, George Mountjoy, to defend his ex-girlfriend, Peggy. However, things quickly get out of control, and the two men spend more time bickering than defending their clients.
The movie is highly enjoyable and features some great performances from its cast. In particular, Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell are superb as the lead characters. It’s also noteworthy for its clever humor and wry observations about human nature. If you’re looking for a fun and entertaining way to spend an evening, then His Girl Friday is definitely worth watching!
10. Coco (2017)
Coco is a 2017 Mexican-American comedy film directed by Lee Unkrich, written by Adrian Molina and Anthony Guerra, and produced by Darla K. Anderson, Peter Del Vecho, and Randy Newman. The screenplay is based on the story of Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez), an American man who becomes enchanted with life in Mexico City and must deal with the challenges of reconnecting with his family and friends after many years of being away.
The film was released in the United States on November 24, 2017, to generally positive reviews from critics. It has grossed over $591 million worldwide against its budget of $61 million.
11. A Night At The Opera (1935)
A Night at the Opera is a 1935 comedy-drama film directed by Victor Fleming and produced by Irving Thalberg. The screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was based on the novel of the same name by Maurine Dallas Watkins. The music was composed by Richard Rodgers, and the film stars Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Leslie Howard, and Sir John Gielgud.
The story follows the fortunes of performers at an opera house in late-19th century London. Disillusioned with life in general, lead singer Gilbert Grosvenor leaves his successful career behind to become a high society gentleman. However, when he returns to perform at the opera house, Gilbert’s former flame, Dame Nellie Forbush (Rogers), is now its leading lady.
Although initially resistant to returning to operatic drama, Dame Nellie quickly falls in love with Gilbert again, and they begin a passionate affair. However, their happiness is short-lived as Nellie’s unscrupulous fiancé demands that she break off her engagement to marry him instead – or risk losing her lucrative opera contract. With no choice but to go back onto the stage, Dame Nellie must summon all of her talent and courage to save her relationship with Gilbert and her career.
12. The Farewell (2019)
The Farewell is a heart-wrenching, laugh-out-loud comedy that follows the last days of a group of friends as they all prepare to say goodbye to one another. The film is told in reverse, starting with the death of one of the characters and working its way back until the entire group has passed away.
Throughout the film, we see how each character’s life intersects with those around them, and we get an intimate look at their thoughts and emotions as they all come to terms with their impending deaths. The result is a highly entertaining and enlightening exploration of human relationships in crisis.
If you’re looking for a movie that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then The Farewell is worth checking out. With laugh-out-loud moments and deeply moving insights, it’s sure to touch your heartstrings in ways that you never expected. So don’t wait any longer – add it to your list of movies to watch in 2022!
13. Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
Singin’ In The Rain is a classic comedy movie that was released in 1952. It tells the story of Hollywood star Don Lockwood and his attempts to re-launch his career after being forced to leave the movie industry due to scandal. He teams up with an aspiring actress, Kathy Selden, and they set out to make a comeback together.
The cast of Singin’ In the Rain is incredible, and it features some of the biggest names in Hollywood at the time. Some of the stars who appear in this film include Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, and Jean Simmons. The music is also fantastic, and it features some of the most famous songs from that era, like “Put On A Happy Face” and “Sing Along With Me.”
If you’re looking for a classic comedy movie that will make you laugh all the way through, then you should add Singin’ In The Rain to your list.
14. The Big Sick (2017)
The Big Sick is a heartwarming comedy that tells the story of Kumail Nanjiani’s (Kumail Nanjiani) first love, Emily (Zoe Kazan). When Kumail moves to America to be with Emily, he’s not sure what to expect. He has never been good at making friends and is afraid that being in America will turn Emily into someone she’s not. But Kumail soon discovers that Emily is just as funny and weird as he is – and they fall in love all over again.
The Big Sick is a great movie for anyone who loves comedy, romance, and heartwarming stories. It’ll make you laugh out loud and will make you feel emotionally connected to the characters. If you’re looking for a fun evening out with family or friends, then this is the movie for you!
15. Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (2019)
In this hilarious and satirical comedy, a down-on-his-luck actor is given one last chance to prove himself by casting in a popular TV show. However, things quickly go from bad to worse as he finds himself battling the show’s producer, the role of his lifetime, and his self-doubt. Along the way, he enlists the help of his eccentric friends and family members to get through each difficult situation.
If you’re looking for a laugh throughout the year, then this is one movie you don’t want to miss! The cast is stellar – including Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Robert De Niro (Robert Pattinson Wanted Him Dead), and Jack Black (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle). And while it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, there’s no denying that it’s one of Hollywood’s funniest films yet.
16. The Kid (1921)
The Kid is a 1921 American drama film written, produced, and directed by William A. Wellman. It is a remake of a 1911 film of the same name, also directed by Wellman and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The Kid was one of the first Hollywood films to be shot in 35mm format with sound, and it has been cited as an early example of the CinemaScope process.
The Kid stars Lon Chaney Jr., Mabel Normand, and Ruth Chatterton and tells the story of an orphaned boy (Chaney) who joins a traveling carnival as an acrobat, juggler, and sideshow performer billed as The Kid. While on the road, he meets an innkeeper’s daughter (Normand) and falls in love with her. When she learns he is homeless, she takes him in and helps him find work as a carpenter until he can save enough money to rejoin the carnival. In the meantime, The Kid becomes involved in various schemes to make more money, including defrauding customers at the carnival ring toss game. He eventually wins back Mabel’s love while fulfilling his original purpose: entertaining audiences with his unique talents.
17. La La Land (2016)
“La La Land” is a 2016 love story drama musical film directed by Damien Chazelle and written by Chazelle and Emma Stone. The film tells the story of Mia (Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz musician, struggling to find their place in the world. While Mia is trying to make it as an actress in Los Angeles, Sebastian is trying to make it as a jazz musician in New York City.
The two eventually meet and fall in love, but their different lifestyles keep them apart. Mia decides to move to Los Angeles so that she can be near Sebastian, but he realizes that he can’t leave his wife and child behind. As the film reaches its climax, Mia and Sebastian finally come together and reconcile with each other.
“La La Land” has been critically acclaimed by critics, receiving widespread acclaim for its musical score, cinematography, directing, acting, and writing. It has won numerous awards, including six Oscars at the 68th Academy Awards ceremony: Best Picture, Best Director (Chazelle), Best Actress (Stone), Best Original Screenplay (Chazelle), and Best Score (Justin Hurwitz).
18. Zootopia (2016)
Zootopia is a heartwarming animated comedy film that tells the story of a small rabbit named Judy who dreams of becoming the first rabbit police officer in Zootopia. She quickly learns that being a police officer isn’t as easy as it seems, and she must navigate the complicated political landscape while trying to protect her city from danger.
The movie received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its blend of humor, action, and heartwarming story. It has since become one of Disney’s most successful movies, with worldwide box office earnings totaling over $829 million. If you’re looking for an enjoyable and entertaining movie this year, Zootopia is definitely worth your time!
19. Paddington 2 (2018)
Paddington 2 is a 2018 British comedy-drama film directed by Paul King and written by King and Simon Farnaby. It is the sequel to the 2014 film Paddington and stars Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear, who returns to London after being lost in Peru. The film also features Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Malala Yousafzai.
The movie was released in UK cinemas on October 26, 2018, and worldwide on November 15, 2018. It generally received positive reviews from critics who praised its humor and heartwarming story. It grossed over $367 million at the global box office, making it the fifth highest-grossing movie of 2018.
20. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
“A Hard Day’s Night” is a comedy film directed by Richard Lester and written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The film follows the Beatles as they first appear on British television in front of a live audience. A Hard Day’s Night was originally released on July 16, 1964, in the United Kingdom and July 18, 1964, in the United States. It became available on DVD in 2001 and was reissued on Blu-ray discs in 2012.
The film has been critically acclaimed, with praise for its humour, music, and performances by the cast. It won five Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor for John Lennon, Best Director for Richard Lester, and Best Picture.