A list of over 100 of the best comedy-drama movies ever made, many of which are currently streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. See all if your favorite movies are on The Best Comedy Films on Amazon Prime and The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix Instant. This list, though, contains the best comedy-drama movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films. This comedy-drama movie list can be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Make this one count by downvoting the worst movies on this list.
Dramatic movies aren't ever the best things to watch when you're sad, so maybe you can split the difference by choosing some of the fun indie dramedies on here (a "dramedy" is a dramatic comedy).
Anyway, this list of comedy-drama films includes comedy-drama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Make this list even more social by re-ranking it to fit your opinions, making it votable then sharing it with your friends on social networks.
These are the top films in the comedy-drama genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the comedy-drama genre in it. Be it the motifs of the comedy-drama genre or just some of the most common archetypes.
When checking out this list and making your votes, think competitively, for example: is The Truman Show better than The Descendants? If we missed any comedy-drama movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous comedy-drama movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about comedy-drama movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the comedy-drama movies. List includes photos and comedy-drama movie trailers next to the names of the movies.
List of comedy dramas include Little Miss Sunshine, The Breakfast Club, and many more funny dramas and serious comedies.
Whether you're at home and want to watch these comedy-drama movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray, or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good comedy-drama movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest comedy-drama movies, here is the full comedy-drama movies list, ordered from best to worst.
Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Comedy-drama films, including Forest Whitaker and Gene Kelly.
Directed by: Milos FormanWhen Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment. But the martinet Nurse ...more
Directed by: Peter WeirHe doesn't know it, but everything in Truman Burbank's (Jim Carrey) life is part of a massive TV set. Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates "The Truman Show," a live broadcast of ...more
Directed by: John HughesThe Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, ...more
Directed by: Jason ReitmanWhen precocious teen Juno MacGuff becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno ...more
Directed by: Michel GondryEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more
Directed by: Valerie Faris, Jonathan DaytonLittle Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut of the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The screenplay was written by first-time ...more
Directed by: James L. BrooksAs Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, ...more
Directed by: Cameron CroweSet in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him ...more
Directed by: David M. EvansWhen Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching ...more
Directed by: Steven SoderberghErin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a woman in a tight spot. Following a car accident in which Erin is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her at his law firm. ...more
Directed by: Barry LevinsonRadio funny man Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his ...more
Directed by: David FrankelThe Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 comedy-drama film based on Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel of the same name. This screen adaptation stars Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs, a college graduate who goes to ...more
Directed by: Penny MarshallAs America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey ...more
Directed by: Tim BurtonA scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being -- the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish ...more
Directed by: Jonathan Levine50/50 is a 2011 American biographical dramedy film directed by Jonathan Levine. Inspired by a true story, when a 27-year-old guy learns of his cancer diagnosis, an old friend joins him in his ...more
Directed by: Tate TaylorIn 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the Black women who ...more
Directed by: Richard CurtisNine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime ...more
Directed by: Cameron CroweWhen slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a crisis of conscience, he pens a heartfelt company-wide memo that promptly gets him fired. Desperate to hang on to the athletes that he ...more
Directed by: Tim BurtonWhen Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated ...more
Directed by: Blake EdwardsBased on Truman Capote's novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but ...more
Directed by: Richard LinklaterThis coming-of-age film follows the mayhem of group of rowdy teenagers in Austin, Texas, celebrating the last day of high school in 1976. The graduating class heads for a popular pool hall and joins ...more
Directed by: Howard ZieffTomboy Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) has good reason to be morbid: her mother died giving birth to her, and her father (Dan Aykroyd) operates a funeral service out of their home. The other kids ...more
Directed by: Ron UnderwoodCity Slickers is a 1991 American western comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance, with supporting roles by Patricia Wettig, Helen ...more
Directed by: Howard DeutchAndie (Molly Ringwald) is an outcast at her Chicago high school, hanging out either with her older boss (Annie Potts), who owns the record store where she works, or her quirky classmate Duckie (Jon ...more
Directed by: Garry MarshallThe Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The film ...more