Comedy

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending (black comedy being an exception). One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.

Comedy, compared to other film genres, puts much more focus on individual stars, with many former stand-up comics transitioning to the film industry due to their popularity. While many comic films are lighthearted stories with no intent other than to amuse, others contain political or social commentary.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Veritaphobia

Cindy can’t tell the truth. But Elizabeth, a breakthrough therapist with a perfect record, refuses to believe that.

The Guide

Alex, a janitor of a publishing company, is finally given the opportunity to write a book, but during this time his wife must go on a company trip and for the first time he is left alone to take care of his children

Swipe Right

A lonely college student struggles on a hopeless quest for companionship only to be catfished by a non-speaking teddy bear.

PAPA

How does a father explain prostitution to his eight year old son while riding in a taxi in Paris? It depends on the driver.

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Open House

On the way to a bar mitzvah, three friends find themselves in urgent need of a toilet. Fortunately, an old acquaintance-turned-realtor seems to offer the perfect solution: an open house with an open bathroom policy.

Mutha Friggas

Paulie is ready to move on with his life, which includes breaking up with his girlfriend. Seeking advice from his best friend Mike, who is distracted by the beautiful Raquel, he needs one last push to help him get it done before it’s too late.

Musings with Merv – Hygge

In this episode of the “Musings with Merv” series, Merv Nickleman, Irish American international poet, meets with the lovely Danish lady Julie Jensen. Together they discuss and experience the benefits of Hygge.

Moderately Put Together

A charmingly messy woman in her 30’s comes face to face with reality when she discovers that both of her biological parents are looking for her.

Joe vs Joe

Joe is a family man who on the eve of his 50th birthday discovers his teenager daughters no longer think he is cool. With the help of his loving wife he hilariously navigates his changing role with his children and life.

Lady Parts

LADY PARTS follows Liz, a struggling actor who goes from dancing tampon to her first real break, playing a meaty role in a financial drama by an acclaimed up-and-coming director…only to discover that things aren’t what they seem. She experiences a series of funny-because-they’re-true setbacks and put downs as she barrels toward her breaking point… Read more »