Funniest new Comedy movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

Comedy is the hardest language to write (and direct) they say. Unfortunately, the vast majority is crap indeed. These ones are exceptions to the rule.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best comedy movies of 2017 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Ben Stiller, Louis Leterrier & Jemaine Clement our new comedy genre directors?

comedy genre statistics

Rank#2 (List of most popular genres)
ActorsKristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch & Billy Zane
TrendingWhat We Do in the Shadows, The Overnight & Deathgasm
Amount of genre films per year from 2010 to 2017

1681 comedy movies scheduled for release this year.

List of highest grossers of the decade & budget

TitleBox officeBudget
Deadpool (2016)$363.02M$58M
The Hangover Part II (2011)$254.46M$80M
Ted (2012)$218.63M$50M
(Read: Who needs big budgets? 25 low budget success stories!)

2017 anticipated releases to watch

    Zeroville (Saturday February 25, 2017)

    Zeroville film poster Director
    James Franco
    James Franco
    Megan Fox
    Dave Franco

    Unfortunately no trailer yet, but this upcoming comedy directed by James Franco (who, according to IMDb is about to direct the dazzling amount of SIX movies in 2017) looks very promising. Zeroville evolves around and ambitious actor arriving in Hollywood in the late sixtes, just as the film industry is going through major changes. ... Read more


    Table 19 (Friday March 3, 2017)

    Table 19 film poster Director
    Jeffrey Blitz
    Anna Kendrick
    Lisa Kudrow
    Amanda Crew

    In this wonderful new comedy written by the Duplass Brothers, Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise, a young woman who was supposed to be maid of honor at a wedding. After a humiliating event, she is relieved of her duties, but decides to stay anyway. She ends up at table 19, a table where all 'the random people who shouldn't actually be invited' sit. They soon bond...... Read more


Best comedy movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017

2010's best rated comedy movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (22-04-2016, 104 minutes)
  2. Danish director and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen returns with his first movie in 10 years. And it's been worth the wait! Two socially awkward brothers, Elias and Gabriel, set out to look for their biological father who reportedly lives on an isolated island. Once they arrive, they soon find out they have a bunch of half-brothers they didn't about. Flat-out hilarious with one of the most brilliant showdowns ever.
    StarringDavid Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen & Nikolaj Lie Kaas
    DirectorAnders Thomas Jensen (Adam's Apples & The Green Butchers)
    Themesadvertising, comedy, mystery,
    Keywordsabsurd, hilarious, remarkable,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. The Nice Guys (20-05-2016, 116 minutes)
  4. Classic buddy/cop comedy about two very different detectives working together on a strange case concerning the unsolved death of a porn actress in 1970's LA. Swinging and funny. We were surprised to find out Crow and Gosling have so much comedic talent.
    StarringRyan Gosling, Russel Crowe & Matt Bomer
    DirectorShane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang)
    Similar movies48 Hours
    Themesconspiracy, murder, action, comedy,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsclassic, glorious,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Grimsby (04-03-2016, 83 minutes)
  6. A hilarious new comedy film with (and written by) legend Sacha Baron Cohen. Cohen is Nobby, a somewhat stupid football hooligan from the northeast of England who has been separated from his brother many years ago. What Nobby doesn't know, is that his brother is MI6 agent. By a twist of faith, they end up trying to prevent a massive terrorist attack.
    StarringAnnabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher & Penélope Cruz
    DirectorLouis Leterrier (Now You See Me & Clash of the Titans)
    Similar moviesKingsman: The Secret Service
    Themesfamilies, police, terrorism, comedy, crime,
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Keywordsaction-packed, entertaining,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Adam’s Apples (15-04-2004, 94 minutes)
    StarringUlrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen & Nicolas Bro
    DirectorAnders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World, Brothers & Love Is All You Need)
    CountryDenmark Germany
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Harry, un amie que vous veut du bien (15-06-2001, 117 minutes)
  10. StarringLaurent Lucas, Sergi López & Mathilde Seigner
    DirectorDominik Moll (Lemming, The Monk & The Tunnel)
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. Annie Hall (20-04-1977, 93 minutes)
    StarringWoody Allen, Diane Keaton & Tony Roberts
    DirectorWoody Allen (Midnight in Paris, Sweet and Lowdown & Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  13. Rushmore (19-02-1999, 93 minutes)
    StarringJason Schwartzman, Bill Murray & Olivia Williams
    Director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox & The Grand Budapest Hotel)
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  15. Groundhog Day (12-02-1993, 101 minutes)
    StarringBill Murray, Andie MacDowell & Chris Elliott
    DirectorHarold Ramis (Ghostbusters, Analyze This & Ghostbusters II)
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  17. Aaltra (23-06-2004, 92 minutes)
    StarringBenoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern & Michel de Gavre
    DirectorBenoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern (Mammuth, Louise-Michel & À l'arraché)
    CountryBelgium France
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  19. Wild Tales (21-08-2014, 122 minutes)
    StarringDarío Grandinetti, María Marull & Mónica Villa
    Director Damián Szifrón (On Probation & The Bottom of the Sea )
    CountryArgentina Spain
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

New comedy movies out now

Best recent & upcoming comedy movies with release dates.

Keeping up with the Joneses by Greg Mottola

Release date31-03-2016
CountryUnited States
StarringGal Gadot, Isla Fisher & Jon Hamm
Previous releasesSuperbad, Paul & Clear History
Associated with comedy, drama,

Zoolander 2 by Ben Stiller
Release date12-02-2016
CountryUnited States
StarringKristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch & Billy Zane
Previous releasesTropic Thunder, Madagascar & The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Associated with comedy,

What We Do in the Shadows (13-02-2015, 86 minutes))
DirectorJemaine Clement & Taika Waititi (Rio, Rio 2 & Men In Black 3)
StarringJemaine Clement, Taika Waititi & Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
CountryNew Zealand United States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

The Overnight (19-06-2015, 79 minutes))
DirectorPatrick Brice (Creep, Creep 2 & Creep 3)
Starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling & Jason Schwartzman
CountryUnited States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Don Verdean (11-12-2015, 90 minutes))
DirectorJared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Gentlemen Broncos & Nacho Libre)
StarringSam Rockwell, Amy Ryan & Jemaine Clement
CountryUnited States
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Deathgasm (02-10-2015, 86 minutes))
DirectorJason Lei Howden (The Avengers, The Great Gatsby & The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
Starring Milo Cawthorne, James Blake & Kimberley Crossman
CountryNew Zealand
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix