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The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked

Updated February 11, 2021 1.7k votes 351 voters 29.4k views94 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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  • Knives Out1
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    Knives Out

    Daniel Craig, Chris Evans

    Released2019

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  • The Nice Guys2
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    The Nice Guys

    Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling

    Released2016

    Directed byShane Black

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  • Game Night3
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    Game Night

    Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams

    Released2018

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  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang4
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    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer

    Released2005

    Directed byShane Black

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  • Horrible Bosses5
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    Horrible Bosses

    Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey

    Released2011

    Directed bySeth Gordon

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  • Murder Mystery6
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    Murder Mystery

    Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2019

    Directed byKyle Newacheck

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  • A Simple Favor7
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    A Simple Favor

    Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively

    Released2018

    Directed byPaul Feig

    A Simple Favor is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Paul Feig, based on the...  more
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith8
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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  • Lucky Number Slevin9
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    Lucky Number Slevin

    Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu

    Released2006

    Directed byPaul McGuigan

    Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul...  more

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  • Grosse Pointe Blank10
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    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack

    Released1997

    Directed byGeorge Armitage

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  • In Bruges11
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    In Bruges

    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2008

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

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  • Charade12
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    Charade

    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1963

    Directed byStanley Donen

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  • The Cable Guy13
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    The Cable Guy

    Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byBen Stiller

    The Cable Guy is a 1996 American thriller dark comedy film directed by Ben Stiller, who also...  more

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  • The Thin Man14
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    The Thin Man

    Myrna Loy, Cesar Romero

    Released1934

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke

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  • Fletch15
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    Fletch

    Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

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  • Blue Streak16
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    Blue Streak

    Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle

    Released1999

    Directed byLes Mayfield

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  • Midnight Run17
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    Midnight Run

    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin

    Released1988

    Directed byMartin Brest

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  • Tremors18
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    Tremors

    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire

    Released1990

    Directed byRon Underwood

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  • Kindergarten Cop19
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    Kindergarten Cop

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable

    Released1990

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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  • The Whole Nine Yards20
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    The Whole Nine Yards

    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry

    Released2000

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • Get Shorty21
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    John Travolta, John Wayne

    Released1995

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • Date Night22
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    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn

    Released2010

    Directed byShawn Levy

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  • Knight and Day23
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    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2010

    Directed byJames Mangold

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  • The Lobster24
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    Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz

    Released2015

    Directed byYorgos Lanthimos

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  • The Ladykillers25
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    The Ladykillers

    Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons

    Released2004

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    The Ladykillers is a 2004 American black comedy thriller film directed, written, produced and...  more

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