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The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked 

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Updated February 7, 2020 904 votes 204 voters 16k views 44 items

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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 Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

Released: 2016

Directed by: Shane Black

The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black. Set in 1977 Los Angeles, the film focuses on a private eye and a tough enforcer who team up to investigate ...more

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

Released: 2005

Directed by: Shane Black

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy film written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen. The ...more

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Game Night is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
cbphillips added Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

Game Night is a 2018 American comedy thriller film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. A group of friends meet regularly for their game night, and one night they find ...more
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Horrible Bosses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell

Released: 2011

Directed by: Seth Gordon

Horrible Bosses is a 2011 American black comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Markowitz. It stars ...more

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Knives Out is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Knives Out is a 2019 mystery film directed by Rian Johnson. When wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead during his birthday party, Detective Benoit Blanc ...more

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Charade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

Released: 1963

Directed by: Stanley Donen

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Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble, a tough police detective, who must go undercover and pose as a ...more

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Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

Released: 1997

Directed by: George Armitage

Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 American comedy film directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin and Dan Aykroyd. The film received positive reviews from ...more

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Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano

Released: 1988

Directed by: Martin Brest

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Fletch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis

Released: 1985

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about an investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin M. Fletcher. The film was directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman, loosely based on the popular ...more

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

Released: 2005

Directed by: Doug Liman

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In Bruges is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

Released: 2008

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

In Bruges is a 2008 British-American comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The film stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two Irish hitmen in hiding, with Ralph Fiennes as ...more

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Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans

Released: 2019

Directed by: Kyle Newacheck

Murder Mystery is a 2019 American mystery-comedy film directed by Kyle Newacheck. While en route to Europe for a vacation, a NYC cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Aniston) are invited to ...more
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The Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Jack Black

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ben Stiller

The Cable Guy is a 1996 American thriller dark comedy film directed by Ben Stiller, who also co-stars in the film, and starring Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. The film was released in the ...more

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Lucky Number Slevin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

Released: 2006

Directed by: Paul McGuigan

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The Whole Nine Yards is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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The Ladykillers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Ladykillers is a 2004 American black comedy thriller film directed, written, produced and edited by the Coen brothers and starring Tom Hanks, with a supporting cast that includes J. K. ...more

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Tremors is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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Released: 1990

Directed by: Ron Underwood

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Date Night is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

Released: 2010

Directed by: Shawn Levy

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The Thin Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Myrna Loy, Cesar Romero, Maureen O'Sullivan

Released: 1934

Directed by: W. S. Van Dyke

The Thin Man is a 1934 American comedy-mystery film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. The film stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and ...more

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Blue Streak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer

Released: 1999

Directed by: Les Mayfield

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The King of Comedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1982

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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Knight and Day is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Mangold

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Get Shorty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito

Released: 1995

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Get Shorty is a 1995 comedy-thriller film based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito, ...more

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Into the Night is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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Released: 1985

Directed by: John Landis

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