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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Standardized Heisting

Jake Hutchison | United States | 2018 | 11:36 Jonnny, the school troublemaker, assembles a crafty crew of middle-school classmates to steal an exam and save him from private school exile. Cast Danek Garcia Christopher Alexander Zoey Todd Carly Barnes Nathan Konuch Writer Jake Hutchison Producer Dylan Zivitz

Brain Engagement

Patrick Neff | United States | 2018 | 16:00 Facebook An inside look at Ben’s brain on the day he proposes to his girlfriend, Anna. Don’t overthink it…. Cast Brennen Thompson Kristin Mellian Christina Nortley Nikita de Castro Ian Griffin Joshua Lutey Gayna Lee Nate Brassfield Kayla Kelly Ron Rigby Melissa O’Brien Richie Rollins Jack… 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 »

Day Job

David Baron | United States | 2018 | 1:40:38 Website | Facebook Rob Skinner lives a double life: law firm partner by day, stage performer by night. Rob’s family puts up with the show, his boss knows nothing about it, and his protégé is caught in the middle. DAY JOB is the story of the… Read more »

“Ahavot” Be’Kitsur (Short “Love”)

Yaron Yarkoni | Israel | 2014 | 28:00 Hebrew with English Subtitles Website | Facebook Yoni and Einatti could have been lovers. But Yoni chose to take it by force. Now Einatti is out for revenge since society and family ignore her in her sorrow. At the same time “He” discovered (or hallucinated) that his… Read more »

Three Wishes

Curtis Collins, Bob Rathart | United States | 2016 | 7:38 Website | Facebook Three friends become stranded on a desert island…when they find a Genie in a bottle. Be careful what you wish for. Cast Marty Wisher Thomas Quigley Jim Heffernan Joe Reyes Writer Curtis Collins Producer Kelley Causey Bliss Trunfio

Trouble on High

Steve Rahaman | United States | 2016 | 5:18 IMDB | Facebook | Twitter An elite cyber crime team tracks a dangerous hacker Cast Christine Bruno Daniel O’Shea Victoria Scott Sofiya Cheyenne Writer Tommy McInnis Producer Daniel O’Shea Christine Bruno

The Codependent Therapist

Tommy McInnis | United States | 2018 | 9:17 Website | Facebook | Twitter | IMDB A woman with scopophobia (fear of being stared at) wants to be an actress, so she sees a blind psychiatrist. Cast Santhe Tsetsilas Donna Roesel Tommy McInnis Writer Tommy McInnis Producer Tommy McInnis

Rachel’s Pitch

Julia Fulmer | United States | 2018 | 12:33 In this satirical portrayal of the entertainment industry, join Rachel Jensen, a quirky but ambitious young filmmaker, as she attempts to pitch her ideas to Mr. McKnight, an intimidating big-time producer. Cast Andrew Bowen Jamie Grace Nancy Lantis Adam Simpson Ramon Hamilton Ovington Michael Owston Writer… Read more »

The Benevolent Boys

William McAllister | United States | 2016 | 36:26 Website | Facebook Four high school friends in the 1990s get into a lot of trouble while trying to do something they think is a good idea, but, actually, maybe isn’t. This film and potential TV series is a loving homage to the ’90s when VHS… Read more »