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...

Peter's Friends (1992)

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry

A 'Big Chill' style re-union of theatrical types leads to personal revelations, crisis and healing in this humorous and touching souffl from actor-dir... Read more

Still Crazy (1998)

Director: Brian Gibson
Starring: Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Bruce Robinson, Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall, Bill Nig...

Twenty years ago, 70s rock phenomenon Strange Fruit turned out, turned off and dried up. Now after two decades, they're trying to get it together for... Read more

How to Steal a Million (1966)

Director: William Wyler
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith

The daughter (Audrey Hepburn) of a wealthy Frenchman (Hugh Griffith) who creates counterfeit art learns that her father is in danger of being exposed... Read more

Two Hands (1999)

Director: Gregor Jordan
Starring: Rose Byrne, Heath Ledger, David Field, Bryan Brown

From the gripping, innovative opening credits we know that writer/director Gregor Jordan means business. A young lad-on-the-make (Heath Ledger) finds... Read more

Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen

A wonderfully eccentric comedy about a well-bred young woman who goes to live with her grim, rustic relatives. She then implacably sets about recordin... Read more

Harold and Maude (1971)

Director: Hal Ashby
Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Cyril Cusack, Vivian Pickles

With the idiosyncratic American fable "Harold and Maude", countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era.... Read more

The Mask (1994)

Director: Charles Russell
Starring: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Green

Inspired by the manic 1940s cartoons of Tex Avery and based on the comic book of the same name, this loopy tale has a bank clerk discovering an ancien... Read more

Sideways (2004)

Director: Alexander Payne
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

A wine tasting road trip to salute Jack's (Thomas Haden Church) final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he and Miles (Paul Giamatti) hit... Read more

Boy (2010)

Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi

Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother, Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy's other hero, his father, A... Read more

Beginners (2010)

Director: Mike Mills
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Ewan McGregor, Mary Page Keller, Melanie Laurent, Keegan Bo...

A semi-autobiographical comedy drama from Mike Mills, "Beginners" explores the confusion and surprises of love through Ewan McGregor's Oliver, who mee... Read more