Funniest new Comedy movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best comedy movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Ben Stiller, Louis Leterrier & Jemaine Clement our new comedy genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie 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.

New comedy movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018


Best comedy movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 comedy movies

  • The Disaster Artist

    DIRECTOR: James Franco
    CAST: Dave Franco James Franco Seth Rogen

    A brilliantly funny biopic about Tommy Wiseau, the man who is responsible for 'the Citizen Kane of bad movies'; 'The Room' from 2003. James Franco, who directed the film himself, stars as Wiseau. Read more

    RATING: 79/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 8th, 2017

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  • Zeroville

    DIRECTOR: James Franco
    CAST: 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

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 16th, 2018

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  • Table 19

    DIRECTOR: Jeffrey Blitz
    CAST: 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

    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 3rd, 2017

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  • Lady Bird

    DIRECTOR: Greta Gerwich
    CAST: Saoirse Ronan Lucas Hedges Jake McDorman

    A troubled 17-year old with artistic aspirations comes of age in Northern California. Read more

    RATING: 90/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 3rd, 2017

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Best comedy movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

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

  • Toni Erdmann

    DIRECTOR: Maren Ade
    CAST: Sandra Hüller Peter Simonischek Michael Wittenborn

    Anyone who thinks German's can't be funny will think twice after watching 'Toni Erdmann'. Ines is an ambitious woman working for a foreign company in Bucharest, Romania. Her career means everything to her. When her eccentric hippie father, whom she barely sees, visits her unannounced, she starts to loose control over her life. Which is exactly what her father aims for. Bizarre humor and touching scenes go hand in hand in this brilliant gem that is impossible to pigeonhole. Read more

    RATING: 90/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 14th, 2016

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  • What We Do in the Shadows

    DIRECTOR: Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi
    CAST: Jemaine Clement Taika Waititi Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

    A highly original mockumentary following a group of vampires that share a house in Wellington. Just like ordinary people, these bloodsuckers have their own domestic problems. Brilliant deadpan humor mixed with a fair amount of gore. Strongly recommended! Read more

    RATING: 86/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 19th, 2014

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  • Men & Chicken

    DIRECTOR: Anders Thomas Jensen
    CAST: David Dencik Mads Mikkelsen Nikolaj Lie Kaas

    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. Read more

    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 5th, 2015

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  • Sausage Party

    DIRECTOR: Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon
    CAST: Seth Rogen Kristen Wiig Jonah Hill

    Even though the jokes are often too far fetched and weed-induced, 'Sausage Party' works as a nagging satire about religion and mass consumption. Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 12th, 2016

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  • The Nice Guys

    DIRECTOR: Shane Black
    CAST: Russell Crowe Ryan Gosling Angourie Rice

    In the veins of '48 Hours' and 'Midnight Run', this 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. Read more

    RATING: 78/100

    RELEASE DATE: May 19th, 2016

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  • Bernie

    DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater
    CAST: Jack Black Shirley MacLaine Matthew McConaughey

    Bernie is a kind-hearted and well-respected mortician in a small Texan community. When he marries and old (and exuberantly rich) widow and consequently kills her, nobody actually seems to mind. Based on true events, writer/director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, the Before Trilogy) opted to tell this darkly comical story in a faux-documentary style, which works really well. Read more

    RATING: 78/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 16th, 2011

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  • Grimsby

    DIRECTOR: Louis Leterrier
    CAST: Sacha Baron Cohen Mark Strong Rebel Wilson

    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. Read more

    RATING: 77/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 24th, 2016

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  • Everybody Wants Some

    DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater
    CAST: Blake Jenner Tyler Hoechlin Ryan Guzman

    When director Richard Linklater announced ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’, he called it the ‘spiritual sequel’ to 1993’s hit ‘Dazed and Confused’. And indeed, just as ‘Dazed..’, this film takes places in a single weekend, (in 1980, one year after..) deals with young Americans having fun, is all about nostalgia and lacks any plot whatsoever. In the hands of someone else, this might have become a drag, but Linklaters’ college comedy is a true gem. Read more

    RATING: 70/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 7th, 2016

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