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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Punching Bag

Jamie Anderson | United States | 2017 | 16:28 Twitter A dark comedy following a lonely romantic man who becomes a punching bag for disillusioned women to right the evils of all men. Stacy Simms felt emasculated at birth by being given a “girl’s” name. For him, it’s been downhill ever since. Deflated and desperate… Read more »

The C-47s

Andy Su, Devin Ellery | United States | 2018 | 11:44 Website Freshly fired and down on their luck, two aspiring filmmakers and an actor struggle not only to make ends meet but also to fulfill their career goals. In pursuit of their dream of making a name for themselves in the film industry, and… Read more »

A Friend of Dorothy

Joakim S. Hammond | Sweden | 2016 | 4:42 Swedish with English Subtitles Gabrielle comes home and finds her two dads in distress, they want to have a serious talk. Cast Maria E. Pettersson Otto Hargne Alexander Ohakas Adriana Aburto Essén Writer Joakim S. Hammond Fredrik Lund Maria E. Pettersson Producer Erika Eserblom

Everything’s Swell

Michael Wohl | United States | 2018 | 13:30 Website A pregnant couple comes to terms with their fears and insecurities as their families descend upon their home during the final days of the pregnancy. Cast Katie L. Hall Michael Dearie Alexandra Hellquist Clara York Richard Tanner Kimberly Christian Celeste McMillian Leslie Ferreira Daniel Gamburg… Read more »

Mousse

John Hellberg | Sweden | 2013 Swedish with English Subtitles Website What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride… Read more »

A Clean Release

Seth Copans | United States | 2018 | 14:37 Who has your ass? Cast Chet Göle Julie Rosing Writer Seth Copans

Dingus Wishes

Elvira Ibragimova | United States | 2018 | 8:00 Facebook | Twitter After catching a Wish Gremlin, a small town must put aside their differences and vote on one collective wish. Cast Andrew Knox Jeff Murdoch Elise Wolf Mitchell Stone Mary Alice McNab Gary Fox Anthony LeBlanc Jeff Griggs Spencer Rose Writer Elvira Ibragimova Producer… Read more »

The Last Great American Web Series (Select Episodes 2-4)

Morgan Gould, Nate Trinrud | United States | 2018 | 30:00 Website | Facebook Thanks to Morgan Gould & Friends, the web series genre is back! This new American satirical comedy features sex, murder, recycling, and heartbreak in a small seaside town— all the while taking you on a nostalgic, genre-bending journey through the tv… Read more »

The Perfect Man & Other Bold-Faced Lies

Thais Vitorelli | Brazil | 8:00 Portuguese with English Subtitles After having her heart broken on many occasions, Ana agrees to be set up by her best friend one last time. After a wonderful first date, Ana is convinced that the guy may be the one. At least if she ignores the occasional red flags… Read more »

The Caterers Reckoning

Jonah Jones | United Kingdom | 2018 | 19:54 Website When you have what you think is a singing hangover, you can be slow on the uptake. Just as Richard and Janice discover a dead body behind the sofa, the caterer arrives to collect the hired tables after the previous night’s party. Trying to keep… Read more »