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Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb? A: The fish. Much like that joke, comedy comes down to personal taste and what one finds funny or not. Some like their humour light and frothy and very generalised, while others like it to have an edge and go for a more twisted, darker humour. The motherlode of this genre can be scrolled below. Either way, we're sure there will be something for everybody in the subsections on the left. Right: There's Something About Mary's hairdo...

(Under Quicksand) Mickey Rooney Triple: Quicksand (1950) / My Outlaw Brother (1951) / Mickey The Great (1939)

Director: Irving Pichel
Starring: Robert Preston, Mickey Rooney, Robert Stack, Jeanne Cagney, Peter Lorre, Barbara...

'Quicksand' - Mickey Rooney is cast once again as the everyman, only this noir crime drama sees him in real jeopardy as Dan, a young man who can't aff... Read more

11:14 (2003)

7.2/10
Director: Greg Marcks
Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Swayze, Hilary Swank, Ben Foster, C...

The story starts at 11:14pm one evening with a young man, Jack (Henry Thomas) driving down the freeway, on his way to meet his girlfriend, when his ca... Read more

13 Going on 30 (2004)

6.1/10
Director: Gary Winick
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer

Aka "Suddenly 30". After making a wish to be older during her 13th birthday party, a geeky 1980s teen wakes up the next morning as a 30-year-old edito... Read more

17 Again (2009)

6.4/10
Director: Burr Steers
Starring: Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry, Tyler Steelman, Allison Mi...

In 1989, Mike O'Donnell (Zac Efron) had the world at his feet and a bright future as a basketball pro ahead of him. Instead, he settles down with his... Read more

1941 (Director's Cut) (1979)

5.8/10
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christoph...

Steven Spielberg's monumental comedy spectacular, based on a true incident, about the war panic that erupted in Southern California after a Japanese s... Read more

1941 (Theatrical Cut) (1979)

5.8/10
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Ned...

Steven Spielberg's monumental comedy spectacular, based on a true incident, about the war panic that erupted in Southern California after a Japanese s... Read more

2 Guns (2013)

6.7/10
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Starring: Bill Paxton, Denzel Washington, Edward James Olmos, Fred Ward, Mark Wahlberg, Ja...

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in this explosive and comedic actioner, based on the graphic novels by Steven Grant. When an... Read more

200 Cigarettes (1999)

5.9/10
Director: Risa Bramon Garcia
Starring: Courtney Love, Christina Ricci, Ben Affleck

A party in Greenwich Village on New Year's Eve, 1981, is the focal point of this engaging ensemble comedy that overflows with eccentric characters. Be... Read more

20th Century Women (2016)

7.4/10
Director: Mike Mills
Starring: Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

In 1979 Santa Barbara, Calif., Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brim... Read more

21 Jump Street (2012)

7.2/10
Director: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord
Starring: Ice Cube, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Jonah Hill, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle

The popular 1980s cop show gets a modern updating in this hilarious action/comedy. Rookie police officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tat... Read more