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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5 Jars

After her best friend dies in a freak accident, Joni wakes up to discover that she’s turned into a puppet. Now she must figure out how to be a person again.

Split Decision

Tom Kondilas | United States | 2018 | 23:44 An unexpected pregnancy forces a working mom to fight for control of her job, family and sense of reality. A magical-realistic dramedy with laser beams (and a strong female lead). Cast Cathleen O’Malley Andrew Gorell Justin Walters Writer Tom Kondilas

Yallah Habibi

Nora Hawari | United States | 2018 | 11:00 Facebook Yallah Habibi is a story about an unconventional Middle Eastern family running a restaurant; they’re balancing relationships, chasing dreams, and trying NOT to burn food…it’s based on my real family and our restaurant! Cast Nora Hawari Nora Hawari Dalia Kassi Libette Garcia Kayvan Shai Writer… Read more »

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Disco Dynamite

Tom Clover | United Kingdom | 2019 | 9:45 A washed up roller disco champion, who vouched to never put his skates on again, must overcome his fear of the rink to go on a roller skating date with the new girl at work. Cast Danny Chase Danielle Bjelic Ashley Shiers Sash Lake Penelope Wildgoose… Read more »

A Dry Heat

A new arrival to the desert southwest succumbs to the intense heat. Cast Freddie Germany Writer David Holtz

Love Hate Date

Philip Clyde-Smith | United Kingdom | 2019 | 11:00 Some say love is blind, others maintain that it’s all around us. On occasion, it can be a very cruel mistress indeed. Meet Becky and James: a happy couple, a perfect day in central London, a late lunch…a bolt from the blue. James is moving on… Read more »

Rukky

Oboatarhe Ebiye Ikuku | Nigeria | 2018 | 10:43 Website | Facebook | Twitter When a Nigerian heiress moves to Los Angeles to study photography, she crashes headfirst into a search for independence on a global level. Cast Karen Obilom Benjamin Levy Katie Lynn Sotddard Akuyoe Graham Writer Oboatarhe Ebiye Ikuku Natalie London Producer Oboatarhe… Read more »

Sizzle

Philip Charles MacKenzie | United States | 2019 | 15:00 The seemingly simple act of filming a scene from his feature turns into a near nightmare for an aging, has-been director; from his own self doubts, to a temperamental actor out to sabotage the project, to an on-the-make wannabe sucking up and distracting him from… Read more »

Walter Treppiedi

Elena Bouryka | Italy | 2019 | 14:58 Italian with English Subtitles Walter, a con artist, drives around the city with his sick guard dog in the back. Sometimes successful, other times less so, Walter keeps tricking people, until an acquaintance dares him to go two minutes without telling a lie. Cast Vittorio Ciorcalo Writer… Read more »

The Disease Detective Looks at Sarcoidosis

Laura Puccia Valtorta | United States | 2018 | 19:30 Website There are many questions about the chronic disease, Sarcoidosis, a mystery disease that is under-diagnosed in the United States. Cast W. Ennis James, M.D.