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The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked

Updated March 6, 2020 1.5k votes 297 voters 24.9k views45 items

List RulesVote up your favorite funny thrillers.

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 Out is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Knives Out

    Daniel Craig, Chris Evans

    Released2019

    Directed byRian Johnson

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    The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    The Nice Guys

    Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling

    Released2016

    Directed byShane Black

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    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer

    Released2005

    Directed byShane Black

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    Game Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Game Night

    Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

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    Horrible Bosses is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Horrible Bosses

    Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey

    Released2011

    Directed bySeth Gordon

    Horrible Bosses is a 2011 American black comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by... more on Wikipedia

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    A Simple Favor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    A Simple Favor

    Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively

    Released2018

    Directed byPaul Feig

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    In Bruges is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    In Bruges

    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2008

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

    In Bruges is a 2008 British-American comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Grosse Pointe Blank is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Grosse Pointe Blank

    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack

    Released1997

    Directed byGeorge Armitage

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    Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Murder Mystery

    Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2019

    Directed byKyle Newacheck

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    Charade is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Charade

    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1963

    Directed byStanley Donen

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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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    Lucky Number Slevin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Lucky Number Slevin

    Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu

    Released2006

    Directed byPaul McGuigan

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    Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Kindergarten Cop

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable

    Released1990

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    Tremors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Tremors

    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire

    Released1990

    Directed byRon Underwood

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    The Thin Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    The Thin Man

    Myrna Loy, Cesar Romero

    Released1934

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke

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    The Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    The Cable Guy

    Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byBen Stiller

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    Fletch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Fletch

    Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

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    Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Midnight Run

    Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin

    Released1988

    Directed byMartin Brest

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    Blue Streak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Blue Streak

    Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle

    Released1999

    Directed byLes Mayfield

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    The Whole Nine Yards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    The Whole Nine Yards

    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry

    Released2000

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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    Into the Night is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Into the Night

    David Bowie, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Get Shorty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Get Shorty

    John Travolta, John Wayne

    Released1995

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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    The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    The Lobster

    Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz

    Released2015

    Directed byYorgos Lanthimos

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    Date Night is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Date Night

    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn

    Released2010

    Directed byShawn Levy

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    Free Fire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedic Thriller Movies, Ranked
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    Free Fire

    Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer

    Released2016

    Directed byBen Wheatley

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