Different Types of Comedy Movies

It is an undeniable fact that the first movies, which were silent movies, were all comedies. These movies had good happy endings and propagated the theme of good winning over the bad. They placed much emphasis on humor and as such they siphoned great interest among the young and the old alike. With the passage of time, the lighthearted comedies gave way to more important social and political satires.

These movies helped people to understand the prevailing conditions through humor and wit. For example, in the well-liked film, ‘comedy of manners’, much emphasis was based on the manners and mannerisms of the social class. It was highlighted by the witty and catchy dialogues. Swapping gender roles in some films like ‘Tootsie’ also created humor and was adored by the audience.

Spoof or parody deals in making fun of, or dealing in a humorous way the plots and themes of the earlier classic films. They treat the subject by employing a wide sense of sarcasm, mockery, etc about the scenes of the old popular films. It is sometimes found that the audiences enjoy these spoofs better than the original movie! Some of the glaring examples of these sorts of movies are ‘Blazing saddles’, ‘Airplane’, etc.

Black comedies are those movies that deals with subjects that are taboo and are not discussed openly in the society. It also includes subjects like war, death, murder, suicide, etc in a satirical way. Though, it is filled with witty dialogues and fun plots, they are able to make the audience realize their follies in the way they deal with some sensitive topics in the society. Some of the most popular black comedies are, ‘War of the Roses’, ‘Keeping Mum’, etc.

The different genres in comedy include the Action comedy, Comedy horror, Fantasy comedy, Sci-fi comedy and Military comedy.

50 Comedy Movies That Are Hilarious!

Alright, I have to say that laughing makes the world go round. Me, myself I love to laugh and I love to make other people laugh. That is why I thought that today I would share with you some of my favorite movies. The movies that I am going to recommend to you here are ones that have made me seriously laugh, I mean can’t breathe laughing here people. I am sick of these movies that have been coming out lately that show every scene that will make you laugh in the movie and the rest of the film is filled with b line jokes that will barely make you smile. I have been too disappointed lately on the movies that I thought were going to be awesome that ended up completely disappointing me in the end. I have seen a lot of movies so I thought that I would try and save some of you out there who are looking for a laugh, some movies that will be guaranteed to crack your sh*t up! Alright, so here goes:

1. The Hangover

2. Tommy Boy

3. Billy Madison

4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

5. The Goods “Live Free, Sell Hard”

6. Big Daddy


8. Old School

9. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation & Vegas Vacation

10. Super Troopers 11. Robin Hood: Men in Tights

12. What About Bob

13. Taladega Nights

14. 40 Year Old Virgin

15. Office Space

16. The Heartbreak Kid (This one’s for the ladies)

17. House Bunny (another one’s for the ladies)

18. Superbad

19. Bad Santa

20. Napoleon Dynamite

21. The Sweetest Thing (Another for the Ladies)

22. Dodgeball

23. Happy Gilmore

24. The Hot Chick

25. Wedding Crashers

26. The New Guy

27. Meet the Parents

28. White Chicks

29. American Pie

30. Knocked Up

31. Finding Nemo

32. Saved

33. Shallow Hal

34. Zoolander

35. Nothing to Lose

36. Superstar

37. Van Wilder

38. Waiting

39. Jeff Dunham – Spark of Insanity DVD

40. Wet Hot American Summer

41. Wayne’s World

42. Dazed and Confused

43. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

44. The Big Lebowski

45. There’s Something About Mary

46. Anchorman

47. The Proposal (This movies is not hilarious as a whole, but there is one scene that is just HILARIOUS! All I will say is that Sandra bullock and Ryan Reynolds have accidental naked collision will CRACK YOU UP!)

48. Bruno (Warning, there is a lot of Gay humor in this one so if you can’t handle those kind of jokes, this one is not for you. If only my boyfriend had that warning before we watched the film.

49. The Ugly Truth (Another Chick Flick)

50. Stranger than Fiction

Now I know there are A LOT more funny movies floating around in the world today that aren’t on this list, but these are all the ones I could think of for the moment. Please feel free to add the movies I missed in the comments section if you would like. These are just some of my favorite funny movies. These are not in any kind of order, they are just listed in the order I remembered them in. I hope you enjoy them and they give you a really good hard laugh:).

Hollywood Comedy Movies – From Charlie Chaplin To Jim Carrey

Comedy movie started long back in the 1900. The first movie to be produced was by Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope of his assistant Fred Ott in Record of a Sneeze. This could also be considered the first to show comedy aspect of the movie.

Comedy films began to appear more during the era of silent films, prior to the 1930s. These comedy movies were originally based on visual humor. The prominent figure that we all know as Charlie Chaplin was one of the famous clown-style actors of the silent era. It was through Charlie Chaplin that the Hollywood comedy movies became famous and soon came the Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.

Then in the 1920s came another trend of animated cartoons. They were the most popular Hollywood comedy movies of the time. The several popular characters of that era were Felix the cat, Krazy Kat and Betty Boop. However, the popularity of these movies was hindered due to lack of sound and color.

The end of 1920s, the Hollywood comedy industry marked a change brought about by the introduction of sound into the movies. This has allowed the industry to create dramatic new film styles and use verbal humor. These films were soon replacing silent movies. These films used dialogue of comedians such as the W.C Fields and the Marx Brothers. Charlie Chaplin was the last comedian to have acted in the silent films, and his films during 1930s were devoid of dialogue, although they did employ sound effects.

When the United States entered into World War II, Hollywood movies changed its course to themes related to the conflicts and Hollywood comedy movies portrayed more on military themes. The war era experienced a boom, where restrictions on the traveling made nearly a quarter of the money spent was on attending movies.

In the 1950s, the interest shifted where the TV became the focus of adult social situations on family oriented comedies. During this time the release of Hollywood comedy films declined. The 1960s saw an increasing number of broad, star-packed comedies. In 1970 Hollywood comedy movies reflected the anti-war sentiment, which was prevailing then. Amongst the leading figure of this time were Woody Allen and Mel Brooks. They wrote, directed and appeared in their hilariously funny and witty movies.

In the 1980s the gag based comedy Airplane, a spoof of the previous decade disaster film series was released and Hollywood comedy movies paved its way for more of the same including Top Secret and the Naked Gun film. The popular comedian of this time included Dudley Moore, Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. Jim Carrey, the Canadian actor and a comedian came into Hollywood comedy movies in the late 1980s where he won the role in Damian Lee Canadian skiing comedy, Copper Mountain.

The most popular Hollywood comedy movies were of John Hughes, which includes Ferris Buellers Day Off and Home Alone series of 1990s. The later films focused more to family audience, this was a revival in comedy movies. The spoof comedy movies remain popular till date.

Another development in the Hollywood comedy movies was the use of gross-out humor, which is usually, aimed at younger audience in films like, There is Something about Mary, American Pie and many more. This trend of gross-out movies continued with adult oriented comedies picking up the box office till date.