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The Best Comedy Movies of 2016

Updated June 14, 2019 4.8k votes 1.3k voters 100.8k views25 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

    Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin

    Released2016

    Directed byTim MIller

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  • The Nice Guys2
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    The Nice Guys

    Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling

    Released2016

    Directed byShane Black

    The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black. Set in...  more
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  • Central Intelligence3
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    Central Intelligence

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Released2016

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

    Central Intelligence is a 2016 American action-spy comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall...  more
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  • The Boss4
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    The Boss

    Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell

    Released2016

    Directed byBen Falcone

    The Boss is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Ben Falcone, released on April 8, 2016, by...  more
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  • Why Him?5
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    Why Him?

    James Franco, Bryan Cranston
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  • Bad Moms6
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    Bad Moms

    Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn

    Released2016

    Directed byJon Lucas, Scott Moore

    Bad Moms is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. When three...  more
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  • Ghostbusters7
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    Ghostbusters

    Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy

    Released2016

    Directed byPaul Feig

    Ghostbusters (alternatively known as Ghostbusters: Answer the Call and marketed as such on...  more
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  • Finding Dory8
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    Finding Dory

    Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks

    Released2016

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew...  more
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  • Hail, Caesar!9
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    Hail, Caesar!

    Josh Brolin, George Clooney

    Released2016

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Hail, Caesar! is a 2016 comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. A Hollywood fixer (Josh...  more
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  • Barbershop: The Next Cut10
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    Barbershop: The Next Cut

    Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer

    Released2016

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Barbershop: The Next Cut is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written...  more
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  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates11
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    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick

    Released2016

    Directed byJake Szymanski

    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Jake Szymanski....  more
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  • How to Be Single12
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    How to Be Single

    Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson

    Released2016

    Directed byChristian Ditter

    How to Be Single is a 2016 American romantic comedy film directed by Christian Ditter and...  more
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  • War Dogs13
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    War Dogs

    Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta

    Released1994

    Directed byStelvio Massi

    War Dogs is a 1994 action film written by Daniel Stone and directed by Stelvio Massi....  more
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    Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

    Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley
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    Keanu

    Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key

    Released2016

    Directed byPeter Atencio

    Keanu is a 2016 American buddy action comedy film directed by Peter Atencio. When the adorable...  more
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  • The Brothers Grimsby16
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    The Brothers Grimsby

    Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong
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  • Everybody Wants Some!!17
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    Everybody Wants Some!!

    Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch

    Released2016

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Everybody Wants Some!! is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater. In 1980,...  more
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  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping18
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    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone

    Released2016

    Directed byAkiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a 2016 American mockumentary comedy film directed by...  more
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  • Dirty Grandpa19
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    Dirty Grandpa

    Robert De Niro, Zac Efron

    Directed byDan Mazer

    Dirty Grandpa is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Dan Mazer and written by John...  more
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  • Sausage Party20
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    Sausage Party

    Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig

    Released2016

    Directed byGreg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon

    Sausage Party is a 2016 American adult computer-animated comedy thriller film directed by Greg...  more
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  • Captain Fantastic21
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    Captain Fantastic

    Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay

    Released2016

    Directed byMatt Ross

    Captain Fantastic is a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Matt Ross and...  more
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  • Café Society22
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    Café Society

    Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Café Society is a 2016 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody...  more
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  • The Hollars23
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    The Hollars

    Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Directed byJohn Krasinski

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    The Intervention

    Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter
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    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    Tina Fey, Margot Robbie

    Directed byGlenn Ficarra, John Requa

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a 2016 American biographical war comedy-drama film directed by Glenn...  more
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