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, 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 movies2017
Popular actorsKristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch & Billy Zane
Trending moviesWhat We Do in the Shadows, The Overnight & Deathgasm

Anticipated 2017 comedy movies to watch

    The Disaster Artist (Friday December 8, 2017)

    The Disaster Artist film poster Director
    James Franco
    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

    Zeroville (Thursday December 14, 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

    Lady Bird (Friday September 1, 2017)

    Lady Bird film poster Director
    Greta Gerwich
    Saoirse Ronan
    Lucas Hedges
    Jake McDorman

    After receiving wide-spread acclaim for acting in some of the best indies of the last couple of years, Greta Gerwich decided it was time to get behind the camera. With stunning results; Lady Bird is one of the funniest and cleverest coming-of-age films I've seen in a long time. Saoirse Ronan is absolutely perfect as Christine McPherson, a troubled teenager rebelling against her divorced mother and her catholic school. ...Read more

Best comedy movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

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

    Toni Erdmann (Thursday July 14, 2016)

    Toni Erdmann film poster Director
    Maren Ade
    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

    What We Do in the Shadows (Thursday June 19, 2014)

    What We Do in the Shadows film poster Director
    Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi
    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

    Men & Chicken (Thursday February 5, 2015)

    Men & Chicken film poster Director
    Anders Thomas Jensen
    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

    Sausage Party (Friday August 12, 2016)

    Sausage Party film poster Director
    Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon
    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

    The Nice Guys (Thursday May 19, 2016)

    The Nice Guys film poster Director
    Shane Black
    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

    Bernie (Thursday June 16, 2011)

    Bernie film poster Director
    Richard Linklater
    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

    Grimsby (Wednesday February 24, 2016)

    Grimsby film poster Director
    Louis Leterrier
    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

    Everybody Wants Some (Thursday April 7, 2016)

    Everybody Wants Some film poster Director
    Richard Linklater
    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

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