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The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked  

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This list contains information on the best comedic thriller movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best comedic thriller films come in many forms. Some comedic thrillers borrow elements of the buddy cop genre for a hilarious dynamic while other good funny thrillers films find everyday people fighting for their lives. A few of the best comedic thriller films even generated sequels.

What films will you find on this top comedic thriller movies list? Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has to be at the top. Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer star as two unlikely partners solving a murder in this 2005 mystery comedy. Horrible Bosses is another good movie that combines comedy and suspense.

Matthew Broderick, Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller ensured that the 1996 thriller The Cable Guy featured lots of laughs. Other entertaining comedic thrillers include Fletch, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and Grosse Point Blank.

Do you have a favorite comedic thriller? Give the best films a thumbs up and share some of the most memorable scenes in the comments section.

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The Family is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Dianna Agron
The Family is a 2013 crime comedy film directed by Luc Besson, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, and John D'Leo. The film follows a Mafia family under ...more
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Tone-Deaf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Amanda Crew, Robert Patrick, Hayley Marie Norman
Tone-Deaf is a 2019 American comedy horror film directed by Richard Bates Jr. After losing her job and reaching the end of a complicated relationship, a woman rents a country house from a ...more
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Club Dread is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Bill Paxton, Brittany Daniel, Lindsay Price
Club Dread is a 2004 comedy horror film written by the comedy group Broken Lizard, who also created Super Troopers. It is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, one of the group members. Though the ...more
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Free Fire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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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The Guest is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Dan Stevens, Lance Reddick, Maika Monroe
The Guest is a 2014 American thriller film directed and edited by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett. The film stars Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, and Lance Reddick. The film ...more
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The Matador is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Adam Scott
The Matador is a 2005 American-German-Irish-British dark comedy film written and directed by Richard Shepard and starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear. The film grossed a total of $12.6 ...more
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The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
The Lobster is a 2015 science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English-language debut. Its script was awarded the ARTE International Prize ...more
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Bookies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Rachael Leigh Cook, Johnny Galecki, Nick Stahl
Bookies is a 2003 German comedy thriller film written by Michael Bacall and directed by Mark Illsley. The story revolves around the lives of four college students.
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Birthday Girl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel, Valentina Cervi
Birthday Girl is a 2001 British-American drama and crime film directed by Jez Butterworth. The plot focuses on English bank clerk John Buckingham who orders a Russian mail-order bride, Nadia. It ...more
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The Big Fix is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
John Lithgow, Richard Dreyfuss, Bonnie Bedelia
The Big Fix is a 1978 film directed by Jeremy Kagan and based on the novel by Roger L. Simon, who also wrote the screenplay. It starred Richard Dreyfuss as private detective Moses Wine and ...more
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The Lady Vanishes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Angela Lansbury, Cybill Shepherd, Elliott Gould
The Lady Vanishes is a 1979 British comedy mystery film directed by Anthony Page. Its screenplay by George Axelrod was based on the novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. It stars Elliott ...more
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Welcome to Collinwood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
George Clooney, Gabrielle Union, William H. Macy
Welcome to Collinwood is a 2002 American caper comedy film written and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo about a group of small-time misfits from the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, ...more
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Series 7: The Contenders is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Will Arnett, Brooke Smith, Marylouise Burke
Series 7: The Contenders is a 2001 dark comedy directed by Daniel Minahan. The movie is presented as a marathon of the seventh series of an American reality television show called The ...more
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Krampus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Toni Collette, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman
Krampus is a 2015 American dark fantasy comedy horror film based on the eponymous character from Austro-Bavarian folklore, written and directed by Michael Dougherty. Three days before Christmas, ...more
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The Double is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn
The Double is a 2013 British black comedy film written and directed by Richard Ayoade and starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. The film is based on the novella The Double by Fyodor ...more