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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Rockland Relay

Maura Smith | United States | 00:14:49 | 2021 English Rockland Relay follows Rachel, a young girl whose parents move her across the country just as she is about to start high school. Rachel finds herself stuck in a new town with no friends and only her snotty older sister to talk to. Quickly, Rachel… Read more »

My Nigga White Jesus

Julius Jefferson | United States | 00:18:02 | 2021 English During a period of unprecedented racial and socio-political unrest, a group of young black men struggle with ignoring all of that as they chill with a very affable deity. Cast Obi Ehn Justin Armonia Giovanni Mwesigwa Michael Flowers Julius Dolls Cameron Davis Nate Barksdale Nancy… Read more »

Pretty Metal

Mikhail Tot | United States | 00:10:49 | 2021 English A female-centric dramatic comedy that has garnered over 40 awards in 8 different countries since its completion in January, 2021. PRETTY METAL contains stellar performances and high production value. Audiences will be amazed to learn that this film was made in July 2020, during the… Read more »

Mid Life Conversations

Maria Filippone | United States | 00:18:38 | 2021 English When a wife realizes her husband is living out his dream as a stand up comic, she feels that she has lost her purpose. Cast Gina Scarda Frank Failla Jim Scheller Writer Maria Filippone Producer Maria Filippone

Thumb War!

Lilly Nelson | United States | 00:57:03 | 2021 Christopher Guest would be proud of this mockumentary about competitive Thumb Wrestling! Cast Lilly Nelson Amy Paquette Erin Wenger Guy Beretich Shannon Hutchinson Miles Snow Writer Lilly Nelson Producers Amy Paquette Joya Joseph Guy Beretich Ashleigh Eason Erin Wenger Emily Hershey

EXIT PACKAGE

John Gray | United States | 00:13:08 | 2020 A black comedy, quarantine era murder mystery – a ZOOM meeting for a corrupt investment company goes horribly wrong. Made completely through ZOOM, with all of the actors working from home. Cast Kirk Acevedo Henry Czerny Tim Griffin Jason Kravits Kim Wayans Writer John Gray Producer… Read more »

Brass Ring

Zachary Ross | United States | 00:09:59 | 2020 English A fanatic finally meets his favorite over-the-hill wrestler at a mediocre comic book convention and attempts to make him relevant again. Cast Max Holiday Adam Shalzi Chris Meister Dan McEvily Cory Hardin Jen Bosworth Writer Zachary Ross Producers Zachary Ross Molly McCloskey Robert Pate

How the West Wasn’t Won

Dean Edwardson | United States | 00:06:45 | 2020 English In the old west, a poker game causes a gun fight between two cowboys that ends unexpectedly. Cast James Winterbottom Reggie Choquette Writer Dean Edwardson Producer Dean Edwardson

Bucky

Geoffrey Gould | United States | 00:08:27 | 2020 English A third date does not go as expected when Amy’s lifelong friend Bucky confronts her date Peter. Cast Victoria Ippolito Michael Beardsley Geoffrey Gould Shannon Glasgow Writer Geoffrey Gould Producer Michael Beardsley

The Herb Train

William Lemons | United States | 01:45:00 | 2020 English Cast William Lemons Sophia Higgins Oc Taylor Dewayne Walker Writer William Lemons Producer William Lemons