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The Best Comedy Movies of 2016 

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Updated June 14, 2019 4.3k votes 1.1k voters 97.5k views 25 items

Hilarious action films, raunchy teen comedies, and female-led casts dominated the funniest films of 2016. The best 2016 comedy movies brought in millions at the box office while offering movie goers lots of laughs at the theater. This is a list of the best comedy movies of 2016 featuring everything from The Nice Guys to War Dogs to Sausage Party.

What films will you find on this list of the top comedy movies of 2016? Comic book fans might vote Deadpool to the top. Usually, superhero movies are serious action dramas, but the title character's foul-mouthed sense of humor made this film a laugh-out-loud success. The film's lead actors – Ryan Reynolds and T.J. Miller – both showcased their comedy roots throughout the adventure. The updated version of Ghostbusters was also one of the most popular comedy movies of the year. Richard Linklater provided fans with the funny with Everybody Wants Some!!, the spiritual successor to Dazed and Confused. Other good films featured on this roundup of the funniest 2016 movies include How to Be Single, Why Him?, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Which 2016 comedy did you like the best? Take a look at this list and give your favorites a thumbs up to make sure they land in the number one spot.

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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Stefan Kapicic

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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The Nice Guys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
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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Why Him? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Why Him? James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch
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Central Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
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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Bad Moms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell

Released: 2016

Directed by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Bad Moms is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. When three overworked and under-appreciated moms (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) are pushed beyond ...more
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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence

Released: 2016

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sequel to Finding Nemo. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen ...more

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Mike and Dave Need Weddi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza

Directed by: Jake Szymanski

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Jake Szymanski. Mike and Dave (Zac Efron and Adam DeVine) put out an ad for dates to their sister's wedding, and ...more
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War Dogs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta, Emma Croft

Released: 1994

Directed by: Stelvio Massi

War Dogs is a 1994 action film written by Daniel Stone and directed by Stelvio Massi.
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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Ghostbusters Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones

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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Dirty Grandpa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
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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Sausage Party is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Sausage Party Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill

Directed by: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon

Sausage Party is a 2016 American adult computer-animated comedy thriller film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and written by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. ...more
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How to Be Single is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann

Released: 2016

Directed by: Christian Ditter

How to Be Single is a 2016 American romantic comedy film directed by Christian Ditter and written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, based on the novel of the same name by Liz Tuccillo. Alice ...more

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The Brothers Grimsby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
The Brothers Grimsby Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson
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Keanu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish

Released: 2016

Directed by: Peter Atencio

Keanu is a 2016 American buddy action comedy film directed by Peter Atencio. When the adorable kitten of an L.A. crime kingpin unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins (Jordan Peele and ...more

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The Boss is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage

Directed by: Ben Falcone

The Boss is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Ben Falcone, released on April 8, 2016, by Universal Pictures. The story follows Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy), a titan of industry who ...more

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Popstar: Never Stop Neve... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer

Released: 2016

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a 2016 American mockumentary comedy film directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and written, produced by and starring Andy Samberg, Schaffer and ...more

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Everybody Wants Some is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Everybody Wants Some!! Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Guzman

Released: 2016

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Everybody Wants Some!! is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater. In 1980, a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of ...more
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Barbershop: The Next Cut... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Barbershop: The Next Cut is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. It is the sequel to 2004's Barbershop 2: Back in Business and the ...more
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Absolutely Fabulous: The... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha
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Cafe Society is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart

Directed by: Woody Allen

Café Society is a 2016 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot follows a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) who moves to 1930s Los Angeles to work for ...more

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Captain Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler

Directed by: Matt Ross

Captain Fantastic is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Matt Ross and starring Viggo Mortensen. The story centers on a family who are forced by circumstances to ...more

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Hail, Caesar! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich

Released: 2016

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Hail, Caesar! is a 2016 comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. A Hollywood fixer (Josh Brolin) in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line, which includes a pregnant actress ...more
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The Hollars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Krasinski

Directed by: John Krasinski

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The Intervention is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
The Intervention Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Natasha Lyonne
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Movies of 2016
Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman

Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a 2016 American biographical war comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Robert Carlock, based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: ...more