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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
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Cars 3
Cars 3
Sausage Party
Sausage Party
Fist Fight
Fist Fight
The Lifeguard
The Lifeguard
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Ted 2
Ted 2
A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose
LOL
LOL
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street
Elf
Elf
No Manches Frida
No Manches Frida
Ted
Why Him?
Seed of Chucky
The Hitman's Bodyguard
Step Brothers
The Last Kung Fu Monk
La La Land
American Pie
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Minions
Snatched
The Edge of Seventeen
White Chicks
The First Time
Annie
Madea's Family Reunion
Legally Blondes
High School Musical
Bad Teacher
High School Musical 2
Rush Hour 3
Pineapple Express
Jennifer's Body
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Mean Girls 2
Pretty Woman
The Lego Batman Movie
Beverly Hills Ninja
Monsters, Inc.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Rough Night
How to Be a Latin Lover
The Breakfast Club
The Penthouse
Zookeeper
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Project X
Descendants
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Aladdin
Barely Legal
Easy A
Home
Friday After Next
Almost Christmas
The House
Scary Movie
My 5 Wives
Cars
Holes
Rush Hour
Grown Ups
CHiPs
Up
A Haunted House
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Joe Dirt
Wreck-It Ralph
The Interview
Red Dog
Mac & Devin Go to High School
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Friends with Benefits
A Christmas Story
Joyful Noise
A Bad Moms Christmas
The Sandlot
Cars 2
Paul
This Is the End
Honey 2
The Hangover
Dazed and Confused
Camp Rock
Half Baked
Love Jones
Something New
Daddy's Little Girls
The Simpsons Movie
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