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.
Directed by: Miloš FormanOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 drama film written by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman and directed by Miloš Forman. A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where... more
Directed by: Peter WeirThe Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura... 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 ReitmanJuno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Elliot Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager girl confronting an... 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: 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: Cameron CroweAlmost Famous is a 2000 comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit. It tells the fictional story of a teenage journalist writing... more
Directed by: David M. EvansThe Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer of... 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: Barry LevinsonGood Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 American comedy film written by Mitch Markowitz and directed by Barry Levinson. Set in Saigon in 1965, during Vietnam, the film stars Robin Williams as a radio DJ on... more
Directed by: Steven SoderberghErin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts,... more
Directed by: Penny MarshallA League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Directed by Penny Marshall, the film... more
Directed by: Tim BurtonEdward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An artificial man (Johnny Depp), who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a... more
Directed by: Tate TaylorThe Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted from Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about a... more
Directed by: Richard CurtisLove Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate... more
Directed by: Cameron CroweJerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was inspired by... 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: Tim BurtonBig Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. The film was directed by Tim Burton and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup,... more
Directed by: Blake EdwardsBreakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film was... more
Directed by: Richard LinklaterDazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including Matthew... more
Directed by: Rob ReinerThe Bucket List is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner, produced by Reiner, Alan Greisman, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, written by Justin Zackham, and starring Jack Nicholson and... more
Directed by: Howard ZieffMy Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice Elehwany. The film, starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky in her feature film debut, depicts the... 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
Directed by: Howard DeutchPretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is commonly... more