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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...

A Midwinter's Tale ( aka In The Bleak Midwinter ) (1995)

7.3/10
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Richard Briers, John Sessions, Joan Collins, Michael Maloney, Mark Hadfield

A.k.a. "In The Bleak Midwinter." An unemployed actor decides to mount a free-form production of Hamlet in a remote English town with an all-volunteer... Read more

A Mighty Wind (2003)

7.3/10
Director: Christopher Guest
Starring: Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, M...

When folk music icon Irving Steinbloom passed away, he left behind a legacy of music and a family of performers he had shepherded to folk stardom. To... Read more

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

6.1/10
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Starring: Charlize Theron, Giovanni Ribisi, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Neil Patrick Har...

Comedy western in which Seth MacFarlane ("Ted", "Family Guy") directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert. Aft... Read more

A Monster in Paris (2011)

6.7/10
Director: Bibo Bergeron

Delightful animated feature from France set in 1910 Paris. A wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend, and a madcap monkey make a BIG mistake when... Read more

A Month of Sundays (2015)

5.9/10
Director: Matthew Saville
Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, John Clarke, Julia Blake, Justine Clarke

Divorced and disillusioned real estate agent Frank Mollard cant move on. He can't sell a house in a property boom or connect with his teenage son. On... Read more

A Night at the Opera (1935)

8/10
Director: Sam Wood
Starring: The Marx Brothers, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones

Considered by many to be the Marx Brothers' best film. Groucho, Harpo and Chico take on the opera world in order to reunite singers Allan Jones and Ki... Read more

A Night in Casablanca (1946)

7.1/10
Director: Archie Mayo
Starring: The Marx Brothers, Lisette Verea, Charles Drake

Groucho, Harpo and Chico involved in a nest of Nazi spies in a Casablanca hotel. One of the later Marx Brothers' films, but still a good one, with gre... Read more

A Perfect Couple (1979)

6/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Dennis Franz, Henry Gibson

When young rocker Sheila Shea (Marta Heflin), meets an older man, Alex Theodopoulos (Paul Dooley), through a computer dating service, their unusual co... Read more

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

7/10
Director: Roy Andersson
Starring: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Charlotta Larsson, Viktor Gyllenberg

The deeply eccentric Roy Anderssons meticulously mounted comic sketches move from historic fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as he muses on human... Read more

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

6.8/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Woody Harrelson, John C Reilly, Kevin Kline, Garrison...

The late Robert Altman's swansong is this whimsical tribute to radio shows of days gone by. Scripted by Garrison Keillor (who plays himself in the fi... Read more