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About Comedy Movies

The very earliest films weren't very funny, but it didn't take filmmakers long to discover that one of the things that audiences liked to do was laugh, and once that discovery was made, comedy became one of the primary genres of film. Some of the earliest movie stars - Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin - were comic actors, and more than a century later, some the biggest stars of today - Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy - earned their stardom by making people laugh.

Those early Keaton and Chaplin movies were hits long before films even had sound, so getting giggles from moviegoers wasn't as easy as telling a funny joke. Comedy had to be physical, and the more spectacularly physical the better. Audiences learned to love the sight of actors falling down and doing improbable and embarrassing things. And physical comedy has never gone out of style, from Peter Sellers' Pink Panther movies in the 1960s to the clumsy bumbling of Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy.

A step up the intellectual scale - but only a small one - is the current trend of uncouth comedy. Bawdy, grungy comedy is nothing new - look back to Cheech and Chong or any National Lampoon movie - but contemporary stars like Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and, again, Melissa McCarthy have taken the gross-out laugh to new heights.

Truly intellectual comedy is much harder to come by. Laughs are biggest when they come from someplace visceral, but some filmmakers know how to make you think before (or after) you laugh. The Coen brothers do it in their funny movies (as opposed to their bleak ones), and Wes Anderson's films are so intellectually funny that, if you?re not paying attention, you might not realize that they're funny.

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Girls Trip
Girls Trip
The Emoji Movie
The Emoji Movie
The Boss Baby
The Boss Baby
Baywatch
Baywatch
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
Despicable Me 3
Despicable Me 3
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Fist Fight
Fist Fight
Sausage Party
Sausage Party
American Made
American Made
Ted 2
Ted 2
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Cars 3
Cars 3
LOL
LOL
The Hitman's Bodyguard
The Hitman's Bodyguard
The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor
Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween
Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween
Pitch Perfect 3
Pitch Perfect 3
No Manches Frida
No Manches Frida
A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose
Elf
Ted
Step Brothers
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Lego Ninjago Movie
White Chicks
The Edge of Seventeen
High School Musical
Madea's Family Reunion
Big Daddy
Annie
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Friday After Next
La La Land
Why Him?
Project X
American Pie
Minions
A Haunted House
Home
Grown Ups
Mean Girls 2
Friends with Benefits
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Pineapple Express
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Bebe's Kids
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Lego Batman Movie
Beatriz at Dinner
Jennifer's Body
How to Be a Latin Lover
Mac & Devin Go to High School
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Monsters, Inc.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Muffin Top: A Love Story
Scary Movie 2
The Interview
The Hangover
Rough Night
High School Musical 2
Bring It On: All or Nothing
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Bad Teacher
Daddy's Little Girls
Easy A
Rush Hour 3
Honey 2
CHiPs
Up
Rush Hour
Bad Grandpa
Holes
Scary Movie
A Cinderella Story
Pretty Woman
Just Go with It
The Grand Tour Season 2 Sizzle Reel
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Wreck-It Ralph
The Wood
The Breakfast Club
The Lifeguard
Harlem Nights
Jack and the Beanstalk
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Brave
A Christmas Story
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Big Sick
Magic Mike
Despicable Me 2
This Is the End
Snatched
Neighbors
My 5 Wives
Cars
Into the Woods
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