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The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated May 14, 2021 14.2k votes 1.8k voters 30.6k views169 items

List RulesVote up your favorite comedies that were released on or after January, 1 2018.

The world can be a pretty scary place sometimes, so thank goodness we have funny movies to make us laugh. A number of recent comedy movies have done just that. The last four or five years have given audiences some truly hilarious films that are already on their way to achieving "classic" status. Other recently released comedies may not quite get elevated to that lofty level, but they provide a few hours of escapist entertainment nonetheless. The best new top comedy movies make you forget your problems for a little while at least. They send you away feeling upbeat and happy. Such an experience is always worth the price of a ticket or a rental fee.

Every generation produces its own stars. Modern comedies are driven by immensely talented performers such as Melissa McCarthy, Seth Rogen, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, and Amy Schumer, to name just a few. These are the people who are making their mark on cinematic humor in this decade. 

Vote up your favorites from this list of new and current comedy movies. Check back later as the latest comedy movies are added to the list once they are released.

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    Deadpool 2

    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    Game Night

    Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

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    Jojo Rabbit

    Roman Griffin, Scarlett Johansson

    Released2019

    Directed byTaika Waititi

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    Palm Springs

    Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti

    Released2020

    Directed byMax Barbakow

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    Jumanji: The Next Level

    Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black

    Released2019

    Directed byJake Kasdan

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    Tag

    Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner

    Released2018

    Directed byJeff Tomsic

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    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

    Released2019

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    Good Boys

    Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams

    Released2019

    Directed byGene Stupnitsky

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    Shazam!

    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

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    Booksmart

    Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

    Released2019

    Directed byOlivia Wilde

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    Blockers

    Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz

    Released2018

    Directed byKay Cannon

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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt

    Released2019

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Crazy Rich Asians

    Constance Wu, Henry Golding

    Released2018

    Directed byJon M. Chu

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    Instant Family

    Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne

    Released2018

    Directed bySean Anders

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    BlacKkKlansman

    John David Washington, Adam Driver

    Released2018

    Directed bySpike Lee

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    Yesterday

    Himesh Patel, Lily James

    Released2019

    Directed byDanny Boyle

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    Long Shot

    Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron

    Released2019

    Directed byJonathan Levine

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    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Meryl Streep, Lily James

    Released2018

    Directed byOl Parker

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    Murder Mystery

    Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2019

    Directed byKyle Newacheck

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    Released2019

    Directed byScott Aukerman

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    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson

    Released2018

    Directed byJoel Coen, Ethan Coen

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    The Grinch

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney

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    The Death of Stalin

    Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale

    Released2018

    Directed byArmando Iannucci

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    The Spy Who Dumped Me

    Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanna Fogel

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    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova

    Released2020

    Directed byJason Woliner

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