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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...

Utopia (1950)

8.5/10
Director: Leo Joannon
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Suzy Delair, Max Elloy

Aka 'Atoll K'. Laurel and Hardy's last film has the boys inheriting a South Seas island, only to discover that their paradise is rich in uranium. Read more

Valentine's Day (2010)

5.7/10
Director: Garry Marshall
Starring: Hector Elizondo, Jessica Biel, Julia Roberts, Kathy Bates, Patrick Dempsey, Quee...

An all-star ensemble cast highlights this romantic comedy about a group of people who all struggle with the complexities of love. As Valentine's Day l... Read more

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

5.7/10
Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu
Starring: Yukie Kawakura, Eihi Shiina, Takumi Saito, Eri Otoguro

The plot is goofy, yet endearing, as sweet young vampire Monami falls for Mizushima, "the only acceptable boy in school." Unfortunately, Mizushima is... Read more

Vampire's Kiss (1988)

5.9/10
Director: Robert Bierman
Starring: Maria Conchita Alonso, Nicolas Cage, Kasi Lemmons, Jennifer Beals

A bizarre black comedy (from the writer of 'After Hours'), with a suitably demented Nicolas Cage ('Raising Arizona') playing an arrogant, pretentious... Read more

Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002)

6.4/10
Director: Walt Becker
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, Tom Everett Scott, Kal Penn, Curtis Arms...

Kooky campus comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as the title character, the popular "Big Man on Campus" for seven years running, who has no aspirations of... Read more

Vegas Vacation (1997)

5.9/10
Director: Stephen Kessler
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid

The Griswolds arrive in Las Vegas ostensibly to renew Mum and Dad's wedding vows. Once there, Dad becomes a gambling addict, Mum is courted by Wayne N... Read more

Venom (2018)

7/10
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Michelle Williams, Stan Lee, Woody Harrelson, Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Reid Scott,...

Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Dr... Read more

Venom (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7/10
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Michelle Williams, Stan Lee, Woody Harrelson, Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Reid Scott,...

Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Dr... Read more

Venus (2006)

7.1/10
Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Peter O'Toole, Leslie Phillips, Jodie Whittaker, Richard Griffiths, Vanessa Redg...

The grand Peter O'Toole plays a weathered old curmudgeon in this hilarious and touching story of an aging actor taking a young woman under his wing. M... Read more

Very Annie-Mary (2001)

6.8/10
Director: Sara Sugarman
Starring: Rachel Griffiths, Jonathan Pryce, Ioan Gruffudd, Matthew Rhys, Kenneth Griffith,...

In the type of film that the British have made their own, "Very Annie Mary" brings shades of "Billy Elliot" and "Little Voice" to the uplifting and of... Read more