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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...

9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)

6.3/10
Director: Lab Ky Mo
Starring: Glen Mulhern, Brendan Mackey, Steven Berkoff, Michael Praed, Vas Blackwood

An over-the-top crime caper comedy about two Irish lads who attempt to supplement their giros by becoming rent boys in London's upmarket gay community... Read more

9 To 5 (1980)

6.8/10
Director: Colin Higgins
Starring: Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman, Elizabeth Wilson, Sterlin...

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton star in this hit comedy about three secretaries who get even with their sexist, insensitive boss and raise of... Read more

A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Rob Meyer
Starring: Ben Kingsley, James LeGros, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Katie Chang

David (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a gawky young man still grieving the loss of his mother, even as his father prepares to take a new wife. David and his fri... Read more

A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

6.1/10
Director: Andy Cadiff
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Imelda Staunton, Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond, Charles Durning

Fading Hollywood action star Jefferson Steel (Burt Reynolds) gets talked into doing King Lear in Stratford - not the famous one, but instead a sleepy... Read more

A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)

5.8/10
Director: Michael Winner
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jenny Seagrove, Jeremy Irons, Patsy Kensit, Prunella Scales, Ri...

The film version of the hilarious Alan Ayckbourn stage play. Jeremy Irons is the protagonist who stirs up all sorts of intrigue in a small town when h... Read more

A Christmas Story (1983)

8/10
Director: Bob Clark
Starring: Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Peter Billingsley

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range Shot 200 BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his... Read more

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / The Emperor Waltz (1949)

Director: Billy Wilder, Tay Garnett
Starring: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix, Joan Fontaine, Ro...

This classic Bing Crosby Double Feature begins with 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' (1949). Adapted from Mark Twain's story, Bing is a... Read more

A Countess from Hong Kong (1966)

6.1/10
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Sydney Chaplin, Tippi Hedren, Margaret Rutherford

Charlie Chaplin's final directorial effort stars Marlon Brando as a wealthy American diplomat, en route to New York from the Far East on an ocean line... Read more

A Day At The Races (1937)

7.7/10
Director: Sam Wood
Starring: The Marx Brothers, Allan Jones, Maureen O'Sullivan

Anyone for a tootsi-fruitsi ice cream? Side-splitting Marx Brothers comedy has horse doctor Groucho trying to keep Maureen O'Sullivan's sanitarium fro... Read more

A Dirty Shame (2004)

5.1/10
Director: John Waters
Starring: Tracey Ullman, Johnny Knoxville, Selma Blair, Chris Isaak

John Waters returns to X-rated territory in this wildly over-the-top comedy. Tracey Ullman is Sylvia Stickles, a wife and mother who, after receiving... Read more