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The Best Comedy-Drama Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite comedy-drama films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of over 100 of the best comedy-drama movies ever made, many of which are currently streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. See all if your favorite movies are on The Best Comedy Films on Amazon Prime and The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix Instant

This comedy-drama movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of comedy-drama films also contains comedy-drama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This comedy-drama films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best comedy-drama movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films. This comedy-drama movie list can be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Make this one count by downvoting the worst movies on this list.

Dramatic movies aren't ever the best things to watch when you're sad, so maybe you can split the difference by choosing some of the fun indie dramedies on here (a "dramedy" is a dramatic comedy). 

Anyway, this list of comedy-drama films includes comedy-drama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Make this list even more social by re-ranking it to fit your opinions, making it votable then sharing it with your friends on social networks.

These are the top films in the comedy-drama genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the comedy-drama genre in it. Be it the motifs of the comedy-drama genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

When checking out this list and making your votes, think competitively, for example: is Sex and the Married Woman better than The Descendants? If we missed any comedy-drama movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous comedy-drama movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about comedy-drama movie lists.
 
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the comedy-drama movies. List includes photos and comedy-drama movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List movies include Ookie Cookie, The Great New Wonderful, and many more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these comedy-drama movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray, or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good comedy-drama movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest comedy-drama movies, here is the full comedy-drama movies list, ordered from best to worst.


Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Comedy-drama films, including Forest Whitaker and Gene Kelly.

The Best Comedy-Drama Movies Films
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    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

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    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

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    Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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    Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris

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    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

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    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

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    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Zoe Saldana

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    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews

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    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally, Rebecca De Mornay

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    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray

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    Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Haden Church

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    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

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    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

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    Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Crystal, Danielle Harris

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    Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis

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    Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette

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    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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    Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

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    Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy

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    Woody Allen, Daryl Hannah, Mia Farrow

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    James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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    Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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    Eminem, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman

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    Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

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