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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...

We Have a Pope ( Habemus Papam ) (2012)

6.7/10
Director: Nanni Moretti
Starring: Margherita Buy, Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr

At the Vatican, following the demise of the Pope, the conclave to elect his successor settles on Cardinal Melville. But the faithful gathered in St Pe... Read more

We're No Angels (1955)

7.5/10
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov, Leo G Carroll, Basil Rathbone, Joan Be...

This entertaining black comedy would be the last collaboration of Humphrey Bogart with director Michael Curtiz. Not best-known for his comedic work, B... Read more

We're No Angels (1989)

6.1/10
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Bruno Kirby, Demi Moore, Hoyt Axton, James Russo, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn

The screenplay by David Mamet ('House of Games') is a send-up of the old Warner Bros. gangster melodrama. With Robert De Niro and Sean Penn mugging it... Read more

We're Not Married! (1952)

6.4/10
Director: Edmund Goulding
Starring: Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen, Marilyn Monroe

Grand comedy served up in several episodes as six married couples discover their weddings weren't legal! Superb cast includes Ginger Rogers, Marilyn M... Read more

We're the Millers (2013)

7/10
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Kathryn Hahn, Will Poulter, Ed Helms, Jason Sude...

When a comic calamity costs him all his inventory, a small-time pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) must make good to his supplier - or else - by personally s... Read more

Wedding Crashers (2005)

7/10
Director: David Dobkin
Starring: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Jane...

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn team up to great comedic effect as cynical divorce mediators who crash weddings, load up on free booze and try their luck... Read more

Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

6.4/10
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser

A slapstick comedy about two junior executives spending a weekend at a summer resort trying to fool a mob hit man into thinking that his most recent v... Read more

Weird Science (1985)

6.6/10
Director: John Hughes
Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a wo... Read more

Weirdsville (2006)

6.5/10
Director: Allan Moyle
Starring: Scott Speedman, Taryn Manning, Wes Bentley

Set in the, well, weird town of Weedsville, Ontario, this inventive comedy follows a slacker as he tries to dispose of his girlfriend's body after she... Read more

Welcome (2007)

6.8/10
Director: Anees Bazmee
Starring: Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar, Feroz Khan

Writer/director Anees Bazmee says he 'takes comedy seriously' and it shows in this accomplished farce featuring Bollywood's finest. Beautiful Sanjana... Read more