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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 Wedding (1978)

7.1/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Carol Burnett, Mia Farrow, Paul Dooley, Lillian Gish

A freewheeling satire on marriage, with a large cast, in the same vein as 'Nashville', although more defined. With Lillian Gish, Carol Burnett, Lauren... Read more

A Woman is a Woman ( Une Femme Est Une Femme ) (1961)

7.6/10
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo

'A Woman Is A Woman'. Godard's light-hearted tribute to Hollywood musicals, with Anna Karina as a nightclub stripper who wants a baby and expects eith... Read more

A Woman of Paris (1923)

7.1/10
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Edna Purviance, Adolphe Menjou

The first film Charlie Chaplin wrote and directed, but didn't star in, was this melodrama of a French country girl whose search for love leads to trag... Read more

A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

5.7/10
Director: Zhang Yimou
Starring: Sun Honglei, Zhao Benshan, Dahong Ni, Xiao Shen-Yang, Yan Ni

It looks like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel but satisfying end when a Chinese noodle shop owner plots to execute his unfaithful wife... Read more

A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)

6.4/10
Director: Alfred L Werker
Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Stan and Ollie are recruited to transport a coffin containing a not-so-dead corpse, but things really go wrong when it gets switched with one of the p... Read more

Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man / Go to Mars (1951)

Director: Charles Lamont
Starring: Arthur Franz, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello

Meet the Invisible Man: Brand new detectives Bud Alexander (Bud Abbott) and Lou Francis (Lou Costello) agree to help prize fighter Tommy Nelson (Arthu... Read more

Abbott and Costello: Meet Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Meet The Killer (1953)

7.6/10
Director: Charles Lamont
Starring: Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Boris Karloff

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are 18th century American detectives in London chasing down the literary legend played by Boris Karloff. / Two employees o... Read more

Abbott and Costello: Meet the Keystone Kops / In the Foreign Legion (1954)

7.6/10
Director: Charles Lamont
Starring: Lynn Bari, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Bud Abbott

A & C are in the movie business circa 1912 this time. In between pies in the face, there's a wild chase complete with the famous Keystone Kops. Mac Se... Read more

Abel (2010)

6.9/10
Director: Diego Luna
Starring: Jose Maria Yazpik, Karina Gidi, Christopher Ruiz-Esparza

Abel, a nine-year-old boy, has stopped talking since his good-for-nothing father left home. Then one morning he starts to speak again, and appears to... Read more

About A Boy (2002)

7.1/10
Director: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz
Starring: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Winning adaptation of the Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity") novel showcases Hugh Grant as a 38 year old slacker bachelor with an interest in toys and gadg... Read more