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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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Moana
Moana
Sausage Party
Sausage Party
Friday
Friday
Sing
Sing
Deadpool
Deadpool
Central Intelligence
Central Intelligence
Fist Fight
Fist Fight
Finding Dory
Finding Dory
Ted 2
Ted 2
Storks
Storks
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Ride Along 2
Ride Along 2
The Secret Life of Pets
The Secret Life of Pets
Meet the Blacks
Meet the Blacks
A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose
Fifty Shades of Black
Fifty Shades of Black
Zootopia
Zootopia
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Norbit
Norbit
A Madea Christmas
A Madea Christmas
Matilda
No Manches Frida
Inside Out
Now You See Me 2
Bad Moms
Fred: The Movie
The DUFF
Pitch Perfect 2
The Edge of Seventeen
Ted
Table 19
Mean Girls
Magic Mike XXL
Pitch Perfect
Minions
Descendants
The Wolf of Wall Street
American Pie
School Dance
Big Hero 6
Baby Boy
Friday After Next
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Pixels
Grown Ups 2
The Good Dinosaur
High School Musical
Barbershop: The Next Cut
Annie
The Breakfast Club
Get Hard
Almost Christmas
Step Brothers
The Cat in the Hat
Next Friday
Home Alone
Hotel Transylvania 2
Legally Blondes
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Seed of Chucky
Escape from Planet Earth
She's the Man
Major Payne
Ghostbusters
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
LOL
A Man Called Ove
The Parent Trap
Project X
Shrek
Dirty Grandpa
Kevin Hart: What Now?
22 Jump Street
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Bad Santa 2
Bad Grandpa
Toy Story
The Angry Birds Movie
Kung Fu Panda 3
The Lego Movie
Daddy's Home
Pineapple Express
How High
Magic Mike
White Chicks
Good Burger
Mamma Mia!
Nine Lives
Secondhand Lions
Wreck-It Ralph
Because of Winn-Dixie
Aladdin
Thunderstruck
High School Musical 2
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (2011 film)
Holes
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Despicable Me 2
School of Rock
We're the Millers
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