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The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years 

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Updated August 7, 2020 15.1k votes 1.2k voters 20.5k views 106 items

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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Jumanji: Welcome to the ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Siersha 2 added Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

Directed by: Scott Rosenberg

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American 3D action dark fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan. Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn ...more

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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Leitch

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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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

Released: 2017

Directed by: Taika Waititi

Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more

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Game Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler

Released: 2018

Directed by: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

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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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2017

Directed by: James Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more

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Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer

Released: 2019

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

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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Jojo Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Roman Griffin, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

Released: 2019

Directed by: 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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Central Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Central Intelligence is a 2016 American action-spy comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and written by Thurber, Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen. The film stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne ...more

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Tag is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Hannibal Buress

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jeff Tomsic

Tag is a 2018 comedy film directed by Jeff Tomsic, based on a story published in The Wall Street Journal. A group of ex-classmates meet up and organize a game of tag that finds them traveling ...more

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Zombieland: Double Tap ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

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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Blockers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Blockers Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena

Directed by: Kay Cannon

Blockers is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Kay Cannon. When three parents stumble upon their daughtersÂ’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to ...more
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Crazy Rich Asians is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Siersha 2 added Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the novel by Kevin Kwan. American-born Chinese economics professor Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) accompanies her boyfriend ...more

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Good Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon

Released: 2019

Directed by: Gene Stupnitsky

Good Boys is a 2019 American comedy film co-written and directed by Gene Stupnitsky. After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he does ...more
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Booksmart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
laramp2000 added Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams

Released: 2019

Directed by: Olivia Wilde

Booksmart is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Olivia Wilde. On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie ...more

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The Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Siersha 2 added The Lego Batman Movie Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera

Released: 2017

Directed by: Chris McKay

The Lego Batman Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Chris McKay. A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to ...more

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Girls Trip is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish

Released: 2017

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It follows a group of four friends who go to New Orleans on a retreat in an effort to reconnect.

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Once Upon a Time in Holl... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
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Released: 2019

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for ...more

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The Big Sick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Directed by: Michael Showalter

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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BlacKkKlansman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
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Released: 2018

Directed by: Spike Lee

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Dirty Grandpa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Scott Merritt added Dirty Grandpa Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch

Directed by: Dan Mazer

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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Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Siersha 2 added Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon

Released: 2019

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Yesterday is a 2019 British musical comedy film directed by Danny Boyle. A struggling musician, Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), discovers that the whole world has forgotten who the Beatles are and ...more

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo

Directed by: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley

Vacation is a 2015 American comedy film written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (in their directorial debuts). It is the fifth installment of the Vacation film series ...more
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The Grinch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
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Released: 2018

Directed by: Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney

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Lady Bird is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts

Released: 2017

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

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Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Scott Merritt added James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter

Released: 2020

Directed by: Jeff Fowler

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