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The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years 

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Updated February 21, 2020 6.5k votes 491 voters 8.2k views 105 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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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

Released: 2016

Directed by: Tim MIller

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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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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Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Bad Moms is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn

Directed by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Bad Moms is a 2016 American comedy film directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
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Spy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne

Released: 2015

Directed by: Paul Feig

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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Game Night is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Jumanji: Welcome to the ... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Big Sick is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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

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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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Siersha 2 added Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks

Released: 2014

Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. An ordinary Lego minifigure (Chris Pratt) who finds himself being the only one ...more
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The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

Released: 2016

Directed by: Shane Black

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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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Tag is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Central Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Dirty Grandpa is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Horrible Bosses 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Siersha 2 added Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Chris Pine

Released: 2014

Directed by: Sean Anders

Horrible Bosses 2 is a 2014 American black comedy film directed by Sean Anders and a sequel to 2011's Horrible Bosses. Produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros., the film was ...more
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What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Siersha 2 added Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi

Released: 2014

Directed by: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

What We Do in the Shadows is a 2014 New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington. Directed and written by Taika Waititi and Jemaine ...more
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Girls Trip is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

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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Sorry to Bother You is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler

Released: 2018

Directed by: Boots Riley

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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Jojo Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Spy Who Dumped Me is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susanna Fogel

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 Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Lady Bird is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Ghostbusters Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon

Released: 2016

Directed by: Paul Feig

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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Blockers is listed (or ranked) 25 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