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The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated October 13, 2020 19.4k votes 1.5k voters 23.6k views108 items

List RulesVote 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. 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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    Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

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    Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Deadpool 2

    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Leitch

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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Directed byScott Rosenberg

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gunn

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    Game Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Game Night

    Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

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    Jojo Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Jojo Rabbit

    Roman Griffin, Scarlett Johansson

    Released2019

    Directed byTaika Waititi

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    Central Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Central Intelligence

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

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    Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Shazam!

    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

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    Tag is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Tag

    Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner

    Released2018

    Directed byJeff Tomsic

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    Good Boys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Good Boys

    Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams

    Released2019

    Directed byGene Stupnitsky

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    Booksmart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Booksmart

    Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

    Released2019

    Directed byOlivia Wilde

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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
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    Crazy Rich Asians

    Constance Wu, Henry Golding

    Released2018

    Directed byJon M. Chu

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    Zombieland: Double Tap is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

    Released2019

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    The Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Lego Batman Movie

    Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis

    Released2017

    Directed byChris McKay

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    BlacKkKlansman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    BlacKkKlansman

    John David Washington, Adam Driver

    Released2018

    Directed bySpike Lee

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    Blockers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Blockers

    Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz

    Directed byKay Cannon

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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt

    Released2019

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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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
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    The Big Sick

    Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan

    Directed byMichael Showalter

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    Dirty Grandpa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Dirty Grandpa

    Robert De Niro, Zac Efron

    Directed byDan Mazer

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    Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Yesterday

    Himesh Patel, Lily James

    Released2019

    Directed byDanny Boyle

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    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick

    Directed byJake Szymanski

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    The Grinch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Grinch

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney

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    Girls Trip is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Girls Trip

    Regina Hall, Queen Latifah

    Released2017

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

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    Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Sonic the Hedgehog

    James Marsden, Ben Schwartz

    Released2020

    Directed byJeff Fowler

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    Vacation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Vacation

    Ed Helms, Christina Applegate

    Directed byJonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley

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