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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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The Grand Budapest Hotel 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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22 Jump Street 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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Big Hero 6 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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Chef 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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Bad Words 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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The Interview 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 Neighbors 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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Horrible Bosses 2 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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Inherent Vice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2014
Inherent Vice 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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What We Do in the Shadows 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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St. Vincent 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) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2014

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Frank 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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A Million Ways to Die in the West Seth MacFarlane A Million Ways to Die in the West 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 ...more

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Calvary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2014
Calvary 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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The Inbetweeners 2 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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Muppets Most Wanted 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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Ride Along 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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This Is Where I Leave You 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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Night at the Museum: Secret Of The Tomb 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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Obvious Child 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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Walk of Shame 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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The Other Woman 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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Sex Tape Jake Kasdan Sex Tape is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Kate Angelo, Jason Segel, and Nicholas Stoller. Starring Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob ...more

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They Came Together David Wain Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial They Came Together is a 2014 American comedy film directed by David Wain and written by Wain and Michael Showalter. It is a parody of romantic comedies infused with Showalter and Wain's absurd ...more

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Dumb and Dumber To 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

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Knights of Badassdom Joe Lynch Knights of Badassdom is a 2013 American comedy horror film, directed by Joe Lynch, written by Kevin Dreyfuss and Matt Wall. It stars Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Summer Glau, and Peter Dinklage.

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A Haunted House 2 Michael Tiddes A Haunted House 2 is a 2014 American horror comedy film directed by Michael Tiddes and starring Marlon Wayans. The film is the sequel to the 2013 film A Haunted House. Produced by IM Global ...more

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Steve Pink Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is a 2015 American science fiction comedy film directed by Steve Pink and written by Josh Heald. The film stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Chevy ...more

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Tammy Ben Falcone Tammy is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Ben Falcone and produced, co-written by, and starring Melissa McCarthy as the title character. The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Allison ...more

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Downhill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2014
Downhill James Rouse Downhill is a 2014 comedy drama film directed by James Rouse.

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Search Party Scot Armstrong Search Party is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Scot Armstrong in his directorial debut, and co-written with Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller. The film stars T.J. Miller, Adam Pally ...more