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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Michele  Grimaud | France | 2016 | 10 m 12 s French with English Subtitles When parents must address questions about sex with their kids, everything becomes very complex and it’s every man for himself!

Player Two Press Start

Aaron Seaney | United States | 2016 | 10 m 1 s Twitter Best friends Jareth and Mark head into their favorite video game store to discover their normal cashier has been replaced by a girl, Jessica. Will Jareth survive the levels of love or is it “game over” before it even starts? Cast Ben… Read more »

Doris

Oscar Rodríguez Gorriz | México | 2016 | 16 m 58 s Facebook | Twitter DORIS tells the story of an undocumented Mexican housemaid working for a spoiled family, where she works hard to satisfy their every whim in exchange for their support with her green card application. When the family leaves for the holidays, Doris is… Read more »

Game On

Phillip Sebal, Shariya Lynn | United States | 2016 | 1 h 37 m 32 s Facebook | Twitter Game On is a coming-of-age stoner comedy that follows gamers Regina, Mac, and Warren as they struggle to find a way to save the game store they operate, or else find themselves forced to abandon their alternative lifestyle… Read more »

Who Does This??!!

Laura Workman | United States | 2016 | 6 m 50 s I would suppose that one way to gauge how far you have come after a personal tragedy would be your ability to laugh about it. In June, 2013, I moved to Arizona after an extremely traumatic encounter with a con man who also happened to… Read more »

Shy Guys

Fredric Lehne | United States | 2016 | 8:16 Two strangers (2016 Tony winner Reed Birney and newcomer Blake DeLong) bring the laughs as they confront and resolve one of the most insidious scourges afflicting mankind – while standing at public urinals with their willies out. The first film by ubiquitous character actor Fredric Lehne…. Read more »

Once Upon A Dream

Anthony Nion | Belgium | 2016 | 13 m 25 s French with English Subtitles Facebook When Valentin meets Ludivine, he is convinced she’s the girl he has been dreaming of for the past weeks… Literally, the girl of his dreams ! So he sets out to live it fully. Only, Ludivine has a feeling this… Read more »

Mission: Apo11o

Daniel Jenny, Stephane Guenin | France | 2012 | 4 m Three men are flying to the moon, one should have stayed home…

Dewey

Jakob Roston | United States | 2016 | 7 m 30 s A germaphobe falls in love and his priorities are hopelessly at odds. Cast Simon Drakeford

Comic Potential

Ross Carey, Emmet O’Brien | Ireland | 2015 | 14 m 39 s Facebook A young woman from the small Irish town of Bantry decides to become a superhero, only to discover that Bantry is not the exactly the most action-packed town for a superhero. Still, with good intentions, she makes do with the little things. Cast… Read more »