One of the oldest film genres were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions without requiring sound. Comedy movies are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement by sharing some funny stories and humorous effects. Also, compare to other genres, comedy films puts much more focus on individual stars and characters.
Some of the latest funny movies contain political or social commentary, while many comedies are lighthearted stories with no intent other than to amuse. Mostly all of them have a happy ending.
At the end, everyone loves a good laugh, but which are the best and funniest film stories from the last year?
Here is our choice of top 10 comedy movies in 2015:
70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Director: Nancy Meyers
Writer: Nancy Meyers
Stars: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.
Director: Rob Letterman
Writers: Darren Lemke (screenplay), Scott Alexander (story) |
Stars: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush
Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who’s surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Writer: Rick Famuyiwa
Stars: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons
A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash.
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Writer: Bryan Sipe (screenplay)
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Heather Lind
A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Director: Paul Feig
Writer: Paul Feig
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writers: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Stars: Jacqueline Abrahams, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jessica Barden
A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.
Directors: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman
Writers: Charlie Kaufman, Charlie Kaufman
Stars: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan
A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday.
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Writer: Paolo Sorrentino
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writers: Guy Ritchie (screenplay), Lionel Wigram (screenplay)
Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
Writers: Pete Docter (original story by), Ronnie Del Carmen (original story by)
Stars: Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler
So, how many of those have you seen and which one is your personal favorite ?