Entertainment The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston  

Ranker Film
84 votes 9 voters 21 items

List Rules The comedy movie must be primarily set in Boston.

There have been quite a few hilarious comedy movies set in Boston. It's a beautiful city with enthusiastic, colorful citizens. That makes it an ideal setting for a funny story. The best comedy films based in Boston take many forms. Some are about sports, given the city's love for its teams. Others have a fantasy spin. Still, others contain a touch of romance or action with their humor.

The funniest movie based in Boston will be determined by the help of your votes. Vote up the best Boston comedies that made you laugh the most. If we missed any films showing the city's comedic side, add them to the list, then check back to see how others are rating them. 

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The Heat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans
The Heat is a 2013 American buddy cop comedy film written by Katie Dippold and directed by Paul Feig. The plot centers on Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn ...more
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Ted is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds
Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild is from MacFarlane's story. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, ...more
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The Game Plan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Tisdale, Roselyn Sánchez
The Game Plan is a 2007 American family sports comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. This movie was the last film in which Johnson uses his ring ...more
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R.I.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D. is a 2013 American science fiction action comedy film starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. Robert Schwentke directed the film based on a screenplay adapted from the comic book Rest in Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov. The film also stars Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stéphanie Szostak, and Marisa Miller.

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Ted 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Mark Wahlberg
Ted 2 is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. It is the sequel to MacFarlane's 2012 film Ted. The film stars ...more
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Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Adam Sandler
Zookeeper is a 2011 American romantic comedy film starring Kevin James and featuring the voices of Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone, Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, Cher, Jon Favreau, and Faizon Love. ...more
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Love, Rosie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Tamsin Egerton
Love, Rosie is a 2014 British-German romantic comedy-drama film directed by Christian Ditter, based on the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern. Best friends since they were kids, Alex ...more
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Infinitely Polar Bear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Keir Dullea
Infinitely Polar Bear is a 2014 American comedy film written and directed by Maya Forbes, and starring Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, and Ashley Aufderheide. The film premiered ...more
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What's Your Number? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt
What's Your Number? is a 2011 romantic comedy film starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans. It is based on Karyn Bosnak's book 20 Times a Lady. The film was released on September 30, 2011.
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Celtic Pride is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Larry Bird, Deion Sanders, Dan Aykroyd
Celtic Pride is a 1996 American comedy written by Judd Apatow and Colin Quinn, and directed by Tom DeCerchio. It stars Daniel Stern and Dan Aykroyd as Mike O'Hara and Jimmy Flaherty, two ...more
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Fever Pitch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen King
Fever Pitch is a 2005 Farrelly brothers romantic comedy film starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. It is a remake of a 1997 British film of the same name. Both films are loosely based on the ...more
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I Don't Know How She Does It is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Christina Hendricks, Sarah Jessica Parker, Olivia Munn
I Don't Know How She Does It is a 2011 American comedy film based on Allison Pearson's novel of the same name. The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, and Greg Kinnear.
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The Brink's Job is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino
The Brink's Job is a 1978 film directed by William Friedkin and starring Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands, and Paul Sorvino. It is based on the Brink's ...more
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Once Around is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, Gena Rowlands
Once Around is a 1991 romantic comedy-drama film about a young woman who falls for and eventually marries an overbearing older man who proceeds to rub her close-knit family the wrong way, while ...more
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Free Fire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson
Free Fire is a 2016 British action-comedy film directed by Ben Wheatley. Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.
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Next Stop Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Callie Thorne, H. Jon Benjamin
Next Stop Wonderland is a 1998 American romantic comedy film directed by Brad Anderson and written by Anderson and Lyn Vaus.
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Here Comes the Groom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Dorothy Lamour
Here Comes the Groom is a 1951 musical romantic comedy film produced and directed by Frank Capra and starring Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman. Based on a story by Robert Riskin and Liam O'Brien, the ...more
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Why Stop Now is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan, Melissa Leo
Predisposed is a 2012 comedy drama film written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner.
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That Darn Cat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon, Michael McKean
That Darn Cat is a 1997 mystery comedy film starring Christina Ricci and Doug E. Doug. It is a remake of the 1965 film That Darn Cat!, which in turn was based on the book Undercover Cat by ...more
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Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Yul Brynner
Fuzz is a 1972 film directed by Richard A. Colla.
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My Best Friend's Girl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies Set in Boston
Kate Hudson, Alec Baldwin, Lizzy Caplan
My Best Friend's Girl is a 2008 romantic comedy film by Howard Deutch and stars Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs, Diora Baird, Alec Baldwin, and Lizzy Caplan. It was released on September 19,