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The Best Comedy Movies of 2013 

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List of the best comedy movies of 2013, as ranked by film enthusiasts and movie critics. 2013 was a great year for comedy films. The comedy genre featured some of the best comedic performances, most original plot concepts, funniest one-liners, and overall best comedy scripts. It also had some truly funny, much anticipated comedy sequels, which is usually unheard of, including The Hangover 3, Monsters University, and Anchorman 2. Some of the films were action packed, while others were really heartwarming. The one thing all these films had in common was that they were among the funniest movies of 2013.

This list features the funniest films of 2013 for people of all age. In the family friendly genre there were films like Despicable Me 2 and The Croods. Fans of SNL-style comedy and alumni surely enjoyed Grown Ups 2 and We’re the Millers. The spoof genre also had a few great additions in 2013, including Scary Movie 5 and A Haunted House.

What are the best comedy movies of 2013? No matter what genre or performers you usually enjoy, there was sure to be a few comedies in the year 2013 that had you curled over laughing. To vote on more films, check out Ranker's list of the best movies of 2013.

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Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Molly Quinn

Released: 2013

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Ed ...more

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Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2013

Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 computer animated comedy film written by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul.

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The Best Despicable Me Characters in the Whole Franchise, Ranked #490 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #224 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

Warm Bodies is a 2013 drama horror romance film written by Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion and directed by Jonathan Levine.

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#173 of 367 The Best Movies Based On Books #546 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #471 of 802 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans

Released: 2013

Directed by: Paul Feig

The Heat is a 2013 American buddy cop comedy film written by Katie Dippold and directed by Paul Feig. The plot centers on Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn ...more

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#427 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #359 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #1,341 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds

Released: 2013

Directed by: Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco

The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, ...more

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#100 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #113 of 322 The Best Movies for Kids #103 of 117 The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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Released: 2013

Directed by: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and an adaptation of their 2007 short film Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse. After a series of ...more

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#431 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #342 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #1,567 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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The Wolf of Wall Street ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2013
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Released: 2013

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort. An ambitious stockbroker (Leonardo DiCaprio) tells ...more

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#770 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #184 of 367 The Best Movies Based On Books #44 of 234 The Best Movies Based On True Stories

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Steve Carell, Amanda Peet, AnnaSophia Robb

Released: 2013

Directed by: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

The Way, Way Back is a 2013 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash in their directorial debut. The film stars Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison ...more

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#940 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #1,584 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #505 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

Released: 2013

Directed by: Dan Scanlon

Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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#58 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #307 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #18 of 322 The Best Movies for Kids

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Will Ferrell, Rose Byrne, Vince Vaughn

Released: 2013

Directed by: Shawn Levy

The Internship is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Shawn Levy, written by Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern, and produced by Vaughn and Levy. The film stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in ...more
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Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Adam Sandler

Released: 2013

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Grown Ups 2 is a 2013 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and also produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the film. It is the sequel to the 2010 film Grown Ups. The film ...more

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#571 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #88 of 233 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #1,118 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2013

Directed by: Ben Stiller

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 romantic adventure comedy-drama cult film directed by, produced by, and starring Ben Stiller. Gore Verbinski served as executive producer. This is the ...more

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Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Todd Phillips

The Hangover Part III is a 2013 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to 2009's The Hangover and 2011's The Hangover Part ...more

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#474 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #77 of 233 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #662 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Ride Along is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2013
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Released: 2014

Directed by: Tim Story

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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Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Edgar Wright

The World's End is a 2013 science fiction comedy directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike and ...more

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#436 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #599 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #399 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Kanye West, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst

Released: 2013

Directed by: Adam McKay

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, and the sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. With the 1970s behind them, San ...more

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#606 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #584 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #45 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels

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Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2013
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Released: 2013

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Nebraska is a 2013 American comedy-drama black-and-white road film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Bob Nelson. It stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, and Bob Odenkirk. The film ...more
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Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris

Released: 2013

Directed by: Michael Bay

Pain & Gain is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. The film is loosely based on a story published in a 1999 ...more

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Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell

Released: 2013

Directed by: Don Scardino

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Don Scardino and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler ...more

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#828 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #14 of 43 The Best Movies About Magic #15 of 19 The Funniest Movies About Vegas

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Cloudy with a Chance of ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2013
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Released: 2013

Directed by: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a 2013 American computer-animated comic science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film is ...more

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#282 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #114 of 322 The Best Movies for Kids #72 of 100 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette, James Gandolfini

Released: 2013

Directed by: Nicole Holofcener

Enough Said is a 2013 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. The film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette and Ben ...more

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Ryan Reynolds, Marisa Miller, Jeff Bridges

Released: 2013

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

R.I.P.D. is a 2013 American science fiction action-comedy film starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. Robert Schwentke directed the film based on a screenplay adapted from the comic book Rest ...more

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Delivery Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2013
Cobie Smulders, Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt

Released: 2013

Directed by: Ken Scott

Delivery Man is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by Ken Scott, produced by DreamWorks Pictures, and starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, and Cobie Smulders. The film was released by ...more
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Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Last Vegas is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline. The film was released to theaters on November 1, ...more