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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...

View From the Top (2002)

5.2/10
Director: Bruno Barreto
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen, Kelly Presto...

Gwyneth Paltrow stars in this charming comedy treat about a small-town girl who's about to get a taste of the big-time world! No one thought Donna (Pa... Read more

Vincent Wants to Sea (2010)

7.1/10
Director: Ralf Huettner
Starring: Heino Ferch, Florian David Fitz, Karoline Herfurth, Katharina Muller-Elmau, Joha...

An Italian boy with Tourette's syndrome flees the clinic where he was sent by his father in order to fulfill his mother's dying wish in this tender co... Read more

Violet and Daisy (2011)

Director: Geoffrey Fletcher
Starring: James Gandolfini, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Danny Trejo, Alexis Bledel, Tatiana Ma...

Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan. Read more

Visioneers (2008)

6.1/10
Director: Jared Drake
Starring: James LeGros, Mia Maestro, Missi Pyle, Judy Greer, Zach Galifianakis

In this satirical comedy, our hero George Washington Winsterhammerman (Zach Galifianakis) works as a level-three 'tunt' at the Jeffers Corporation, th... Read more

Viva Maria! (1965)

6.4/10
Director: Louis Malle
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton

Who doesn't want to see Jeanne Moreau and Brigitte Bardot costarring as turn-of-the-century vaudevillians who get mixed up with Mexican revolutionarie... Read more

Volunteers (1985)

5.5/10
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Starring: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson

1962, after Yale graduation, womanizing Lawrence flees a gambling debt that his rich dad won't pay. He takes his roomie's place as Peace Corps Volunte... Read more

Vulgaria (2012)

6.3/10
Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Starring: Chapman To, Ronald Cheng, Dada Chan

To Wai-cheung (Chapman To), a long-time film producer, has yet to produce anything resembling a hit. Beset by financial troubles, he agrees to recreat... Read more

Wacko (1982)

4.9/10
Director: Greydon Clark
Starring: Stella Stevens, George Kennedy

Thirteen years after the "Lawnmower Killer" killed her sister, high school student Mary Graves and obsessed detective Dick Harbinger are on the lookou... Read more

Wag the Dog (1997)

7.1/10
Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Anne Heche, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, William...

After a presidential scandal erupts two weeks before election day, Robert De Niro is the spin doctor called to the White House to deflect press attent... Read more

Wah Do Dem (2009)

6.7/10
Director: Ben Chace, Sam Fleischner
Starring: Carl Bradshaw, Ira Wolf-Tuton, Norah Jones, Sean Bones, Mark Gibbs, Patrick Morr...

Aka 'What They Do'. Young Brooklyn musician Max (Sean Bones) decides to go on a Caribbean cruise alone after his girlfriend Willow (Norah Jones) dumps... Read more