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The Best Comedy Movies of 2014  

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List Rules Comedy films released in 2014 only. Don't downvote movies you haven't seen just because you don't think they look funny.

Do you like to laugh? Of course you do. Lucky for you, 2014 saw tons of top comedy movies hit theaters and the funny films listed here were the best of the best. These comedies starred some of the funniest actors in Hollywood and a few might even end up finding a place ranked among the best comedies of all time or even the best movies ever. 

What are the best comedy movies of the year? From Jason Bateman's directing debut (Bad Words), to the latest from veteran director Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), 2014's top comedies showcased plenty of excellent comedy writing and hilarious jokes. Of course, a few of the comedies ranked here were comedy sequels - there seem to be some each year. Did Horrible Bosses 2 and 22 Jump Street live up to the originals? Cast your votes!

The films on this list that are certainly the best comedies of the year include Chef, St. Vincent, Neighbors, and Big Hero 6.  When it comes to comedy movies, 2014 definitely brought the laughs. If you're looking for more funny movies, check out our All-Time Greatest Comedies and the Funniest Movies of All Time lists.
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Phil Lord, Chris Miller
22 Jump Street is a 2014 action comedy film written by Oren Uziel and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
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Wes Anderson
The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. The screenplay by Anderson is from a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. It ...more
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Chris Williams, Don Hall
Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more
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Jon Favreau
Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Favreau. After a public altercation with a food critic, a professional chef (Jon Favreau) quits his job at a popular Los Angeles ...more
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Let’s Be Cops Luke Greenfield
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Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
The Interview is a 2014 American political satire comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in their second directorial work, following This Is the End. The screenplay by Dan Sterling ...more
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gschwayze added Nicholas Stoller
Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film, directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The film stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, with Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, and ...more
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Jason Bateman
Bad Words is a 2013 American black comedy film directed by Jason Bateman and written by Andrew Dodge. Marking Bateman's directorial debut, the film stars Bateman as a middle-aged eighth grade ...more
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Shawn Levy
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a 2014 American comedy adventure film directed by Shawn Levy, and the third installment in the series. Security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) must ...more
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Inherent Vice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2014
Paul Thomas Anderson
Inherent Vice is a 2014 American neo-noir comedy-drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry ...more
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Sean Anders
Horrible Bosses 2 is a 2014 American black comedy film directed by Sean Anders and a sequel to 2011's Horrible Bosses. Produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros., the film was ...more
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Nicholas Stoller
Muppets Most Wanted is a 2014 American musical comedy caper film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films, and the eighth theatrical film featuring the Muppets. Directed by James ...more
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Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
What We Do in the Shadows is a 2014 New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington. Directed and written by Taika Waititi and Jemaine ...more
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Ted Melfi
St. Vincent is a 2014 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Theodore Melfi, making his "theatrical feature film debut". The film stars Bill Murray as the title character ...more
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Hello Ladies: the Movie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2014
Hello Ladies: the Movie
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Seth MacFarlane
This film is a 2014 American western comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. As a cowardly farmer (Seth MacFarlane) begins to fall for the mysterious new woman (Charlize Theron) in town, he ...more
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Tim Story
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Ride Along is a 2014 American action comedy film directed by Tim Story and starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bryan Callen, Tika Sumpter and Laurence Fishburne. Greg Coolidge, Jason ...more
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Damon Beesley, Iain Morris
The Inbetweeners 2 is a 2014 British comedy film and sequel to The Inbetweeners Movie, which is based on the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners. It was written and directed by series creators Damon ...more
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Lenny Abrahamson
Frank is a 2014 comedy-drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy and Michael Fassbender as the title character. The film premiered ...more
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Nick Cassavetes
The Other Woman is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Nick Cassavetes and written by Melissa Stack. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, ...more
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Shawn Levy
This Is Where I Leave You is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Shawn Levy. It is based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Tropper, who also wrote the film's screenplay. The ...more
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Calvary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2014
John Michael McDonagh
Calvary is a 2014 Irish drama film written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. The film stars Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran and Isaach de ...more
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Gillian Robespierre
Obvious Child is a 2014 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Gillian Robespierre. After a drunken one-night stand, stand-up comedian Donna (Jenny Slate) finds out she is pregnant and ...more
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Steven Brill
Walk of Shame is an American comedy film written and directed by Steven Brill. The film was released in the United States on May 2, 2014, by Focus World. The film stars Elizabeth Banks, James ...more
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Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Dumb and Dumber To is a 2014 American road buddy comedy film co-written and directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. It is the third film in the Dumb and Dumber film series and a direct ...more