Entertainment 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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Sorry to Bother You is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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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Girls Trip is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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The Big Sick is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Game Night is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Trainwreck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson
Trainwreck is a 2015 American romantic comedy film directed by Judd Apatow. A hard-drinking, free-spirited young magazine writer (Amy Schumer) has her first serious relationship with a prominent ...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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Sisters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph
Sisters is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Jason Moore and written by Paula Pell. The film stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and was released on December 18, 2015 by Universal Pictures.
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The Night Before is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie
The Night Before is a 2015 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine. In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set ...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 Big Short is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling
The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay, based on the 2010 book by Michael Lewis about the 2007-2008 financial crisis. A group of investors bet ...more
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Book Club is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Blockers is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The Death of Stalin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine
The Death of Stalin is a 2017 political satire film directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the French graphic novel La mort de Staline. In the days following Stalin's collapse, his core team of ...more
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Eighth Grade is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Overnight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, R.J. Hermes
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Don't Think Twice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Mike Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs
Don't Think Twice is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Birbiglia. The Commune, an improv troupe in New York headed by Miles (Birbiglia), learns that staff from the ...more
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The Spy Who Dumped Me is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Pitch Perfect 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Skylar Astin, John Michael Higgins, Ester Dean
Pitch Perfect 2 is an upcoming music and comedy film written by Kay Cannon.
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A Bad Moms Christmas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Comedy Movies of the Last Few Years
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn
A Bad Moms Christmas is a 2017 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The sequel follows moms Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) ...more