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Comedy

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...

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Gene Wilder, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ( Blu-ray ) (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Wilt (1989)

8.4/10
Director: Michael Tuchner
Starring: Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Alison Steadman

From the pen of Tom Sharpe flows this amusing tale about the investigation of a 'particularly nasty' case of homicide involving a down trodden teacher... Read more

Win Win (2012)

7.2/10
Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Jeffrey Tambor, Paul Giamatti, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Ryan

Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti stars as a lovable yet long-suffering lawyer and high-school wrestling coach who takes us on a brilliantly heartfe... Read more

Winners and Sinners (1983)

Director: Sammo Hung
Starring: Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Ching-Ying Lam

Jackie Chan plays an ex-con who forms a cleaning business with four other former crims looking to go straight. While working in a building, they run i... Read more

Wise Guys (1986)

5.6/10
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: Danny DeVito, Joe Piscopo, Harvey Keitel

Brian De Palma's refreshingly funny tale about two inept mobster pals whose latest blunder gives them only one way to clear things up- bump off the ot... Read more

Wish I Was Here (2014)

6.7/10
Director: Zach Braff
Starring: Kate Hudson, Zach Braff, James Avery, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons, Joey King, Pierce G...

'Wish I Was Here' is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for h... Read more

Wish You Were Here (1987)

6.8/10
Director: David Leland
Starring: Emily Lloyd, Tom Bell, Clare Clifford

Emily Lloyd gives a spirited and remarkable performance as a young girl growing up in a hurry in post-war England. Her salty language and her sassy be... Read more

With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)

6.4/10
Director: Howard Morris
Starring: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey, George Carlin

A Doris Day favourite in which she plays a widow with three sons. She starts dating a man with a teenage daughter but when they announce their marriag... Read more

Withnail and I (1986)

Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Richard E Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors - acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden "I" (Paul McGann) - drown thei... Read more