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The Best Comedy Movies of 2017

Updated May 12, 2020 32.2k votes 7.8k voters 960.5k views50 items

When ranking the best comedy movies of 2017, it's all about the jokes and laughs. The best 2017 comedies feature your favorite stars getting wild at a bachelorette party, hosting an illegal casino, and even saving the world. What is the funniest movie of 2017? Perhaps some will become the best comedies of all time.

Along with being great action movies, Marvel superhero movies, like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, are also hilarious comedies. 2017's best comedies also include animated movies (The Lego Batman Movie, The Boss Baby) and raunchy comedies (Rough Night, Baywatch).

Vote up the best comedy movies of 2017. Feel free to add any 2017 comedies missing from the list. And if you love comedy, check out this list of recent comedy TV shows and vote on your favorites.

If you want to see more comedies, check out the top comedy movies of 2020 list.

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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Released2017

    Directed byScott 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 into...  more

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    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2017

    Directed byPatrick Hughes

    The Hitman's Bodyguard is a 2017 action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes. A bodyguard takes his former enemy, a hit man, as a client so they can defeat a dictator....  more
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika 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 the...  more

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as...  more

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    Baby Driver

    Ansel Elgort, Lily James

    Released2017

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Edgar Wright. A young talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who works for different hooligans gets in trouble when...  more

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    Girls Trip

    Regina Hall, Queen Latifah

    Released2017

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It follows a group of four friends who go to New Orleans on a retreat in an effort to reconnect....  more

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    Despicable Me 3

    Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

    Directed byPierre Coffin and Kyle Balda

    Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series. Gru (Steve Carell) faces off against...  more
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    Baywatch

    Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron

    Released2017

    Directed bySeth Gordon

    Baywatch is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, based on the television series of the same name. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is the no-nonsense leader of an elite team of...  more
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    The House

    Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler

    Released2017

    Directed byAndrew J. Cohen

    The House is an American comedy film directed by Andrew J. Cohen, who co-wrote it with Brendan O'Brien. Scott (Will Ferrell) and his wife Kate (Amy Poehler) team up with their neighbors to start an...  more
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    Pitch Perfect 3

    Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp

    Released2017

    Directed byTrish Sie

    Pitch Perfect 3 is a 2017 American musical comedy film directed by Trish Sie. Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an...  more
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    A Bad Moms Christmas

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell

    Released2017

    Directed byScott Moore and Jon Lucas

    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) trying to...  more
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    CHiPs

    Dax Shepard, Michael Peña

    Released2017

    Directed byDax Shepard

    CHiPs is a 2017 action comedy buddy cop film written and directed by Dax Shepard, based on the 1970s television series of the same name. Two middle-aged LA motorcycle cops, Officer Jon Baker...  more
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    The Disaster Artist

    James Franco, Dave Franco

    Directed byJames Franco

    The Disaster Artist is a 2017 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by James Franco. The film depicts the early friendship of Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) and Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) and...  more
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    The Boss Baby

    Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi

    Released2017

    Directed byTom McGrath

    The Boss Baby is a 2017 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Tom McGrath, loosely based on the 2010 book by Marla Frazee. A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby (Alec Baldwin) pairs up...  more
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    The Lego Batman Movie

    Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2017

    Directed byChris 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 rule...  more

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    The Big Sick

    Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan

    Directed byMichael 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 Gordon...  more
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    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

    Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. When a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana (Gal...  more

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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson

    Released2017

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 American drama film directed by Martin McDonagh. A woman (Frances McDormand) takes a stand against the police, using three billboards, in her...  more

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    Daddy's Home 2

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2017

    Directed bySean Anders

    Daddy's Home 2 is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders. Father Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and stepfather Brad (Will Ferrell) must deal with their respective fathers Kurt (Mel Gibson) and...  more
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    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school student...  more

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    Battle of the Sexes

    Emma Stone, Steve Carell

    Released2017

    Directed byJonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

    Battle of the Sexes is a 2017 American biographical sports comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie...  more

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    Ferdinand

    John Cena, Kate McKinnon

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha

    Ferdinand is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha. After Ferdinand (John Cena), a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and...  more

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    Going in Style

    Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine

    Released2017

    Directed byZach Braff

    Going in Style is a 2017 American heist comedy film directed by Zach Braff. It is remake based on the 1979 film of the same name and stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Matt...  more
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    Fist Fight

    Ice Cube, Charlie Day

    Directed byRichie Keen

    Fist Fight is a 2017 comedy film directed by Richie Keen. It is a loose remake of the 1987 teen comedy film Three O'Clock High. After high school teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) accidentally gets...  more
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    Landline

    Jenny Slate, Edie Falco

    Released2017

    Directed byGillian Robespierre

    Landline is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Gillian Robespierre and written by Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm. Two sisters come of age in '90s New York when they discover their dad's affair....  more