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The Best Comedy Movies of 2014 

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Updated September 24, 2019 1.5k votes 233 voters 19.3k views 33 items

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

Actors: Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah, Seth Rogen, Ice Cube, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Bill Murray, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, + more

Released: 2014

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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Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Actors: Eminem, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Rob Lowe, Lizzy Caplan, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen, Lisa Kudrow, Dave Franco, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Kathryn Hahn, Philip Baker Hall, Rachael Harris, + more

Released: 2013

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

Actors: Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Mickey Rooney, + more

Released: 2014

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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Paul Thomas Anderson

Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Eric Roberts, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Chris Pine, Keeley Hazell, Christoph Waltz, + more

Released: 2014

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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Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

Actors: Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, Mario Gaoa, Ian Harcourt, + more

Released: 2014

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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Nicholas Stoller

Actors: Lady Gaga, Tina Fey, Celine Dion, Usher, Tom Hiddleston, + more

Released: 2014

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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Ted Melfi

Actors: Naomi Watts, Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Terrence Howard, Chris O'Dowd, + more

Released: 2014

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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Seth MacFarlane

Actors: Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Freddie Stroma, Daisy Ridley, Tamla Kari, Blake Harrison, James Buckley, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, Tess Harper, Scoot McNairy, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Nicki Minaj, Leslie Mann, Don Johnson, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Connie Britton, Jason Bateman, + more

Released: 2014

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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John Michael McDonagh

Actors: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Domhnall Gleeson, Dylan Moran, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, David Cross, Gabe Liedman, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Elizabeth Banks, Gillian Jacobs, James Marsden, Kevin Nealon, Bill Burr, + more

Released: 2014

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

Actors: Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle, + more

Released: 2014

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

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