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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CINEMA NIGHT

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El Cavil

Evgeniya Radilova | United States | 00:06:18 | 2020 English “El Cavil” is about a man who loves his work as a shoe shiner, more than anything in this world. He believes in the old tradition, that if you have a shine on your shoes there is a melody in your heart. Unfortunately for El… Read more »

Covert Activity

Tired of living the mundane life, Owain McClure sets out to make a movie to honor his late mother’s life as a spy. Recruiting his almost equally enthusiastic pal Hamish to cast aside such ordinary thoughts of a pension plan and make the ultimate spy-thriller; as he plans to shoot the film undercover at the… Read more »

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You Drive Me Crazy

Vickie Rose Sampson You Drive Me Crazy is a dark comedy/thriller about a GPS who takes revenge on a cheating husband. Longer synopsis:A dark comedy thriller, “You Drive Me Crazy” is a cautionary tale about our obsessive reliance on technology. A seemingly ordinary guy, Glen, is driving when his GPS voice gives him directions that… Read more »

No Clue

Based off the classic mystery comedy, Clue, six party guests are blackmailed, but have no clue what for…

Waking Up in Crazytown

A man wakes up after a one night stand to discover he’s slept with a crazy woman.

Second Date

“When his date goes wrong, a boy uses his wheelchair to go back in time and fix it.”

Icarus Stops For Breakfast

A Dark Comedy; Sissy and Russell on their first romantic camping trip to the mountains discover they have inadvertently trapped a guardian owl in the back of their pick up truck. A Fairy Tale in which our young lovers meet a magical owl, a Pig and a Donkey at a Diner caught in a time… Read more »

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Connection

After only a few dates, a socially awkward young man decides to confess his feelings to the free spirited object of his affections. Things don’t exactly go as he planned.