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The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite comedy films that were released on or after January, 1 2015.

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. Others may not quite get elevated to that lofty level, but they provide a few hours of escapist entertainment nonetheless. The best new 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. If you don't see a particular movie that sends you into fits of laughter included, go ahead and add it. Check back later on to see how other users rank your pick. 

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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein
Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan ...more
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Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer
Shazam! is a 2019 superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg, based on the DC Comics character. A boy (Asher Angel) is given the ability to become an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) in times of ...more
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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin
Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more
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Spy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne
Spy is a 2015 American action comedy spy film directed by Paul Feig. A desk-bound CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) is assigned her mission as a field agent to foil the sale of a suitcase nuke.
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The Big Sick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a screenplay by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. It is based on the real courtship of Nanjiani and ...more
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Bad Moms is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn
Bad Moms is a 2016 American comedy film directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
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Sorry to Bother You is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler
Sorry to Bother You is a 2018 American sci-fi fantasy comedy film directed by Boots Riley. In an alternate reality of Oakland, California, a young African-American telemarketer (Lakeith ...more
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Girls Trip is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish
Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, from a story by the pair and Erica Rivinoja. It follows a group of four friends ...more
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Zombieland: Double Tap is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone
Zombieland: Double Tap is a 2019 American post-apocalyptic horror comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer, and a sequel to the 2009 film. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse ...more
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The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe
The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black. Set in 1977 Los Angeles, the film focuses on a private eye and a tough enforcer who team up to investigate ...more
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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Ghostbusters Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon
Ghostbusters (alternatively known as Ghostbusters: Answer the Call and marketed as such on home release) is a 2016 American supernatural action comedy horror film directed by Paul Feig. It is ...more
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Book Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen
Book Club is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Bill Holderman. Four lifelong friends (Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen and Diane Keaton) have their lives forever changed after ...more
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The Emoji Movie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Scott Merritt added T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden
The Emoji Movie is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated buddy adventure comedy film written and directed by Tony Leondis. Gene (T.J. Miller), a multi-expressional emoji who lives in a phone, ...more
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Dirty Grandpa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Scott Merritt added Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch
Dirty Grandpa is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Dan Mazer and written by John Philips. The film stars Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza and Dermot Mulroney. It was ...more
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The Two Popes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins
The Two Popes is a 2019 film International drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles. Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) and Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) struggle to find common ground to ...more
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Lady Bird is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Greta Gerwig. The adventures of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) living in Northern California for a year.
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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloƫ Grace Moretz
The Addams Family is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy horror film based on The Addams Family comics by Charles Addams. The film is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, the ...more
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Stuber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais
Stuber is a 2019 American action-comedy directed by Michael Dowse. A mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a grizzled detective (Dave Bautista) who is hot on the trail ...more
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Game Night is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler
Game Night is a 2018 American comedy thriller film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. A group of friends meet regularly for their game night, and one night they find ...more
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The Spy Who Dumped Me is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan
The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 2018 American action comedy film directed by Susanna Fogel. Best friends Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) get involved in an undercover mission after ...more
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The Art of Self-Defense is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots
The Art of Self-Defense is a 2019 American dark comedy film, written and directed by Riley Stearns. A young man, Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg), who after a rough encounter on the street, ...more
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Jojo Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Roman Griffin, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi
Jojo Rabbit is a 2019 dark comedy drama film directed by Taika Waititi, based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens. A young boy (Roman Griffin) living during World War II who has Adolf ...more
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Dolemite Is My Name is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Wesley Snipes
Dolemite Is My Name is a 2019 American biographical comedy film directed by Craig Brewer. The story of performer Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy), who assumed the role of an iconic pimp named ...more
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The Peanut Butter Falcon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottasgen
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a 2019 American adventure film directed and written by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. A young boy with Down syndrome runs away from his care home to fulfill his ...more
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Eighth Grade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Bo Burnham. An eighth grader (Elsie Fisher) struggles to finish her last week of classes before embarking for high school.