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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Whitney St Ours | United States | 00:08:52 | 2021 English Alone on her birthday, Christine searches the internet for connection. Cast Rachel Marsh Whitney St Ours Ari Wojciech Writers Rachel Marsh Whitney St. Ours Producers Rachel Marsh Whitney St. Ours

Self-Driving Cars

Dean Mermell | United States | 00:02:07 | 2021 English A man rants about why he’s against self-driving cars. Cast Denzil Meyers Writer Denzil Meyers Producer Dean Mermell

Prime of Your Life

Craig Tovey | United States | 00:10:28 | 2021 English A determined actress is willing to do whatever it takes to make it in Hollywood, but when she’s stripped of a big opportunity, she breaks down in epic fashion. Cast Tara Erickson Blayne Weaver Writers Craig Tovey Tara Erickson Producers Tara Erickson Craig Tovey Eugene… Read more »

The Packages

Kevin Reeves | Canada | 00:07:30 | 2021 No Dialogue A husband and wife living in a remote Canadian farmhouse decide to order a couple of products online – leading to disastrous results. Cast Valerie Pereboom Lee-Pierre Shirey Writer Kevin Reeves Producer Kevin Reeves

The Thirty Second Man

Steven McGrath | Australia | 00:10:49 | 2021 English An actor thinks he’s at the top of his game until he finds his agent at the bottom of his bank account. Cast Steve McGrath Gerry Sont Writer Steven McGrath Producer Steven McGrath

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