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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...

Wrong (2012)

6.3/10
Director: Quentin Dupieux
Starring: William Fichtner, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little, Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor

Dolph Springer (Jack Plotnick) awakens one morning to find he has lost the sole love of his life - his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best f... Read more

X+Y ( X Plus Y ) (2014)

8.4/10
Director: Morgan Matthews
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Jo Yang

Aka "A Brilliant Young Mind". A young maths genius sees logic thwarted by one truly baffling equation: love. Teenage maths prodigy Nathan (Asa Butterf... Read more

Year of the Dog (2007)

6.1/10
Director: Mike White
Starring: Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Thomas McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C Reill...

Peggy, an ever-cheery office-worker, lives a flat but jolly life with her beloved dog Pencil until the beagle is taken before his time. Now forced to... Read more

Year One (2009)

4.9/10
Director: Harold Ramis
Starring: Hank Azaria, Oliver Platt, Jack Black, Vinnie Jones, David Cross, Michael Cera,...

Jack Black is Zed, a primitive hunter who, along with his gatherer pal Oh (Michael Cera), are banished from their tribe. They wander through the world... Read more

Yellowbeard (1983)

6/10
Director: Mel Damski
Starring: Peter Boyle, Graham Chapman, Peter Cook, Eric Idle, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, M...

Yellowbeard is the ultimate pirate feared by whoever travels the high seas. A true scurvy shyster of the highest order and nautical scallywag in leagu... Read more

Yes Man (2008)

6.8/10
Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins, Rhys Darby, D...

Carl (Jim Carrey) has all but shut down his life in the wake of his divorce. He avoids his friends, he doesn't answer his phone, he doesn't do anythi... Read more

Yesterday (2019)

7/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Himesh Patel

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and suppo... Read more

Yesterday (Blu-Ray) (2019)

7/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Himesh Patel

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and suppo... Read more

Yojimbo (1961)

8.3/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Eijiro Tono, Seizaburo Kawazu

Kurosawa's first full-length comedy. Toshiro Mifune is the unemployed samurai warrior who comes to a small village torn apart by two warring factions... Read more

You Again (2010)

5.8/10
Director: Andy Fickman
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Betty White, Victor Garber, Kristen Bell, Kr...

A former ugly duckling (Kristen Bell) is horrified to learn that her brother's new fiancee (Odette Yustman) is none other than the nasty cheerleader w... Read more