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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...

Cool Runnings (1993)

6.9/10
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Starring: Doug E Doug, John Candy, Malik Yoba

About the unlikely formation - but based on a true story - of a Jamaican bobsled team to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics. (The participants have n... Read more

Educating Rita (1983)

7.2/10
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Starring: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael C Williams

An entertaining adaptation of Willy Russell's stage play about a young working class wife who wants to better herself and selects a boozy professor as... Read more

Mon Oncle (1958)

7.9/10
Director: Jacques Tati
Starring: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie

A masterpiece by the great French comic Jacques Tati which concentrates on young Gerard Arpel and his Uncle Hulot (Jacques Tati) in a house where gadg... Read more

Local Hero (1983)

7.5/10
Director: Bill Forsyth
Starring: Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster, Fulton MacKay

The delicate ecological balance of a small unspoiled Scottish village is threatened by the plans of a wealthy oilman. 'Local Hero' is a tender, very f... Read more

The Ladykillers (1955)

7.8/10
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Starring: Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Peter Sellers

Alec Guinness teams with Peter Sellers in this fabulous tale of a group of dumb crooks who become unhinged by a sweet old lady. An Ealing Studios gem. Read more

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

7.6/10
Director: Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

From Shane Black, the man who wrote the book on buddy flicks - kicking off the "Lethal Weapon" series, comes this astonishing and hilarious directoria... Read more

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

7.2/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray

Not having spoken since their father's funeral a year earlier, three brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrian Brody and Jason Schwartzman) board a train travelli... Read more

The Good Girl (2002)

6.5/10
Director: Miguel Arteta
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tim Blake Nelson, John C Rei...

Justine Last (Jennifer Aniston) is a genuine, down-to-earth good girl whose humdrum existence revolves around her clueless husband (John C Reilly), hi... Read more

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

7.3/10
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Luis Guzman

This change of pace for Adam Sandler stars the comic actor as a bathroom supplies salesman who has a problem with his anger and is obsessed with winni... Read more

Men In Black (1997)

7.3/10
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rip Torn, Tony...

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are the nattily-dressed government agents whose top secret job is to track down any extraterrestrials landing on Earth... Read more