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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The Serpent in the Apple

Nathan Luttrull | United States | 2018 | 17:55 A documentary-style short about a group of hopeful, would-be filmmakers as they follow an unlikely protagonist who will change the course of their lives forever. Cast Nicholas Jaye Stauffer Writer Nicholas Jaye Stauffer Producer Nicholas Jaye Stauffer Joshua Stauffer Nathan Luttrull

Keep It Light

Malika Pellicioli | Switzerland | 2018 | 20:00 French with English Subtitles Beibhinn, a young American, meets Côme during her trip in Europe. It’s love at first sight! But not only between them. For her, life in Switzerland suddenly makes sense. That’s why she decides to follow her natural exuberance and to marry this young… Read more »

The Quit

Todd Lillethun | United States | 2018 | 28:12 Website Roger’s smoking habit has bugged his partner Sam for years. When Roger finally decides to quit, Sam is thrilled to support him, and engages in a campaign for a cure. After the campaign fails, Sam is bitterly devastated, but then sees a dangerous new idea… Read more »

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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

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 »

Let’s Talk About It!

Deepti Ghatge | United Kingdom | 2014 | 6 m The city is reeling under the strains of a struggling economy. An emergency meeting has been called between the major four services of London in order to decide which one receives the quarterly budgetary allocation. Starting out as it means to go on, the meeting… Read more »

Owl House

Mark Keegan | United Kingdom | 11 m 53 s 1922. Lord Barnard Owl has just bought a load of shares, his wife has a new lady’s maid and his only son and heir is competing in ‘The World Pipe Smoking Championships’ on  board a German airship. What could possibly go wrong? Cast Paul Dance Mark… Read more »

American Visa Dream

Monika Ekiert, Jacques Samuel Cohen Bacry | France | 8:23 Like every actress, she dreams of getting her visa to become a Hollywood Star. It has never been easy … even less today … Cast Matt Morawski Monika Ekiert Peter Lamarque Writer Jacques Samuel Cohen Bacry Producer Monika Ekiert

Nothing But, Television Comedy Pilot

Katrina Lena | United States | 2017 | 20:00 Joseph, father, and Peter, future son in law, are trying to find the girl wearing underwear around on the street till the point of suffering a car crash. Meanwhile, Helen, the second daughter, is dating a garbage man who prioritizes garbage over her boobs and tries… Read more »

Help Wanted

Mac Estelle (Michael Madden) | United States | 29:54 Website ” HELP WANTED” is an award-winning silent short comedy, made in the style of the early 1920s. Silent film production, direction, and acting techniques were used throughout the entire process. Silent films and music are the international language, which can cross ALL language and cultural… Read more »