Comedy 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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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy crime 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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The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe 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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Horrible Bosses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell 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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Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 American comedy crime 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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Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett 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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Fletch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis 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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The Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Jack Black 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) 8 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 crime mafia thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu and ...more

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Charade is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also ...more

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Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano Midnight Run is a 1988 American action-comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano and Philip ...more

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Date Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey Date Night is a 2010 comedy crime film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. It was released in the United States on April 9, 2010. For a time it was marketed as Crazy ...more

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The Whole Nine Yards is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 American-Canadian crime comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn, starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Michael Clarke Duncan and Natasha Henstridge. The ...more

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Get Shorty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito Get Shorty is a 1995 crime-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 ...more

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The Ladykillers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell 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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I Don't Feel at Home in This W... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (often stylized i don't feel at home in this world anymore.) is a 2017 comedy crime thriller film written and directed by Macon Blair. A nurse, Ruth ...more

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The Thin Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Myrna Loy, Cesar Romero, Maureen O'Sullivan 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) 17 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer Blue Streak is a 1999 film, directed by Les Mayfield with Martin Lawrence. The director has also directed other famous films, including the remake of Miracle on Thirty-fourth Street in 1994. In ...more

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Manhattan Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Anjelica Huston Manhattan Murder Mystery is a comedy murder mystery film, directed by and starring Woody Allen and written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman.

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The King of Comedy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese The King of Comedy is an American black comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. Directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul D. Zimmerman, the film focuses on themes including ...more

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored upper-middle class married coupleJohn (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) learn that they are ...more

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Free Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 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 Family is listed (or ranked) 22 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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The Matador is listed (or ranked) 23 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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In Bruges is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith In Bruges is a 2008 British-American crime-black comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The film stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two Irish hitmen in hiding, with Ralph ...more

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The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell The Lobster is an upcoming science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English-language debut. Its script was awarded the ARTE International ...more

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Club Dread is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Bookies is listed (or ranked) 27 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) 28 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) 29 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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Knight and Day is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace Knight and Day, is a 2010 action comedy film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The film, directed by James Mangold, is Cruise and Diaz's second on-screen collaboration following the 2001 ...more

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Welcome to Collinwood is listed (or ranked) 31 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 thieves and misfits from the Collinwood neighborhood of ...more

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The Guest is listed (or ranked) 32 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 Lady Vanishes is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Krampus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
Toni Collette, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman

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The Double is listed (or ranked) 35 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

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Series 7: The Contenders is listed (or ranked) 36 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