The Best Comedy Movies of 2016

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, Stefan Kapicic
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Tim Miller
  • The Nice Guys
    Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Shane Black
  • Central Intelligence
    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Why Him?

    Why Him?

    James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch
    • Bad Moms
      Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell
      • Released: 2016
      • Directed by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
    • Finding Dory
      Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill
      • Released: 2016
      • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
    • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
      Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza
      • Released: 2016
      • Directed by: Jake Szymanski
    • How to Be Single
      Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann
      • Released: 2016
      • Directed by: Christian Ditter
    • War Dogs
      Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta, Emma Croft
      • Released: 1994
      • Directed by: Stelvio Massi
    • Ghostbusters
      Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones
      • Released: 2016
      • Directed by: Paul Feig
    • Dirty Grandpa
      Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch
      • Directed by: Dan Mazer
    • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

      Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

      Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha
      • Sausage Party
        Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill
        • Released: 2016
        • Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
      • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
        Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
        • Released: 2016
        • Directed by: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
      • Keanu
        Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish
        • Released: 2016
        • Directed by: Peter Atencio
      • The Brothers Grimsby

        The Brothers Grimsby

        Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson
        • Everybody Wants Some!!
          Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Guzman
          • Released: 2016
          • Directed by: Richard Linklater
        • Barbershop: The Next Cut
          Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall
          • Released: 2016
          • Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
        • Café Society
          Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart
          • Directed by: Woody Allen
        • The Boss
          Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage
          • Released: 2016
          • Directed by: Ben Falcone
        • Captain Fantastic
          Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler
          • Released: 2016
          • Directed by: Matt Ross
        • The Hollars
          John Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Sharlto Copley
          • Released: 2016
          • Directed by: John Krasinski
        • Hail, Caesar!
          Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich
          • Released: 2016
          • Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
        • The Intervention

          The Intervention

          Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Natasha Lyonne
          • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
            Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman
            • Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa