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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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Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 1 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 is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Spy is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Girls Trip is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
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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The Big Sick is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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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Book Club is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Bad Moms is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Stuber is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 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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The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 12 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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The Art of Self-Defense is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Game Night is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Lady Bird is listed (or ranked) 15 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 Spy Who Dumped Me is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Blockers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena
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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Eighth Grade is listed (or ranked) 18 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.
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Otherhood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman
Otherhood is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Cindy Chupack, based on the novel Whatever Makes You Happy by William Sutcliffe. Three Suburban moms (Felicity Huffman, Patricia Arquette, ...more
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The Art of Racing in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kathy Baker
The Art of Racing in the Rain is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Simon Curtis based on the novel by Garth Stein. Enzo, a dog owned by Denny (Milo Ventimiglia) and Eve Swift (Amanda ...more
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The Peanut Butter Falcon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
The Peanut Butter Falcon 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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Surviving Confession is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Sarah Schreiber, Jessica Lynn Parsons, Ken Gamble
Surviving Confession is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Matthew Tibbenham. A priest who is losing his faith has his world changed when a quirky teenage girl shows up for
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig
Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater, based on the novel by Maria Semple. After her anxiety-ridden mother (Cate Blanchett) disappears, ...more
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Sextuplets is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Mike Glock, Rick Alvarez, Marlon Wayans
Sextuplets is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Michael Tiddes. An expecting father-to-be discovers he has five other siblings and tries to track them down before his baby is born.
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Sword of Trust is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins
Sword of Trust is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Lynn Shelton. Cynthia (Jillian Bell) and Mary (Michaela Watkins) show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, ...more