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WHAT ARE THE BEST HOLLYWOOD COMEDY MOVIES OF LAST 20 YEARS


BEST HOLLYWOOD COMEDY MOVIES


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By KARTHIK - AUGUST 6, 2019



BEST HOLLYWOOD COMEDY MOVIES


With 2020 keeping the world on hold we have enough time to discover or revisit the best Hollywood comedies of the past two decades. Here we have compiled the best Hollywood comedy list to keep our minds of stressful things that the whole world is facing.

Here we have tried to incorporate something for everyone with comedy movies of different genres ranging from Action comedy, Animation to mocumentary. Here we have tried to avoid dark comedy as there should be a separate list for it.

The selected movies could have popular titles that laugh out loud funny that you might have seen already, and it wouldn’t hurt to revisit these. Some hidden gems might not have seen and make sure you would make time for them.

Here is the list of the movies that we found should be considered the best Hollywood comedy movies of the last 20 years.



TEAM AMERICA: World Police (2004)

TEAM AMERICA World Police

TEAM AMERICA: World Police is an Animated comedy written and directed by Trey Parker. This 2004 classic comedy is a satirical take on the American foreign policy with the clichés of big-budget Hollywood films. The movie is borderline offensive in every way and doesn’t hold back criticizing anything and everything, something you could expect from the creators of SOUTH PARK.

The movie uses real-world names for the over the top characters in the movie, with a ridiculous plot saving the world from North Korea along with Islamic terrorist and Hollywood Actors.

RATING 8.4



21 JUMP STREET (2012)

21 JUMP STREET

21 JUMP STREET is an Action comedy based on the popular TV series with the same name. This 2012 buddy cop movie is written and stared by Jonah hill along with Channing Tatum follows the two police officers who are assigned to go undercover.

This is a fish out of water movie where the officers are forced to relive the high school experience as students to find the supplier of the new synthetic drug. There is also a sequel to this movie so if you have enjoyed this you should check out the other as well.

RATING 8.0



HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE (2004)

HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE

HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE is a stoner comedy directed by Danny Leiner. This 2004 comedy is the Cheech and Chong of the 21st century. The movie follows the adventures of Harold and Kumar Played by John Cho and Kumar Patel respectively.

The duo decides to forget the pressure of life and smokes marijuana and decides to find their favorite fast-food chain, White Castle. The journey to the fast-food chain leads to a series of events that is as dangerous as it is comical.

RATING 8.1



SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004)

SHAUN OF THE DEAD

SHAUN OF THE DEAD is a horror comedy-drama movie written by Wright and Simon Pegg. This 2004 Zombie apocalypse survival story was written and directed by Edgar Wright. This cult classic follows two friends Shaun and Ed in a struggle to survive the apocalypse where the zombies are as stupid and slow as the living.

This movie was a welcome change to the popular genre of Zombie movies that have already

saturated by Hollywood. The movie offers the balancing of bloody, gory following the fun and faint-hearted. This is a must-watch for those who love a survival horror story with a twist.

RATING 8.3



BORAT

BORAT

BORAT is a comedy movie co-written, produced, and acted by Sacha Baron Cohen. This mocumentary directed by Larry Charles follows Sacha as a Kazakh journalist who travels to the United States to make a documentary. The movie features real-life interactions with American youth, actors, politicians, and Pamela Anderson.

The movie follows Sacha on a journey to find C. J. Parker, the Baywatch character played by Pamela Anderson. The movie is over the top and might be considered offensive with the only characters namely Borat, Azamat, Luenell, and Pamela Anderson with the scripted scenes. This is a laugh riot and is considered as one of the best mocumentary of all time.

RATING 8.5



THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN

THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN

THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN is a comedy co-written and directed by Judd Apatow. This 2005 comedy stars Steve Carell in the title role as the 40 year old clerk Virgin Andy of the electronic store. The movie follows Andy who lives alone with his action figures and video game collection.

During the poker game with his co-workers, everyone shares the stories of their sexual escapades and they realize Andy is still a virgin and decides to help him lose his virginity. This was the directorial debut for Judd Apatow and one of the best Hollywood comedy movies to date.

RATING 8.5



TED (2012)

TED

TED is a comedy movie written and directed by Seth MacFarlane. This 2012 comedy stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in lead roles and MacFarlane as the voice of the animated teddy bear named TED. The movie follows the life of John Bennett who wishes for his only best friend, the teddy bear to come to life.

The movie tells the tale of adulthood and how it affects the friendship between TED and John who is in search of a future of his own that might not interest TED. This is an adult comedy with a talking teddy bear that with a plot invoking Bromance over Romance.

RATING 7.9



OLD SCHOOL (2003)

OLD SCHOOL

OLD SCHOOL is a comedy co-written and directed by Todd Phillips. This 2003 comedy stars Luke Wilson Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn who are all going through mid-life crisis well into their 30s.

When Mitch moves into a property near the college only to be ordered to move out from the exclusive campus housing property by the college dean who happens to be an old school mate who they made fun of at school.

With each going their state of unhappiness and depression, together they decide to relive the best days of their life in the college. Together they decide to start a fraternity inviting the college students to join their old school and crazy family.

RATING 7.7



BEST IN SHOW (2000)

BEST IN SHOW

BEST IN SHOW is a comedy movie co-written and directed by Christopher Guest which is a spoof of the popular American dog shows. This 2000 mocumentary film follows different participants and their dogs through a prestigious Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. The movie the over the top and crazy with the interactions between the dogs and the owners.

With a huge line up of cast and dogs, most of the movie is improvised making it a one of kind movie experience. Without a doubt one of the best Hollywood comedy movies that highlight the performances of the dogs as well as the owners and trainers.

RATING 7.8



JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017)

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle is the adventure comedy movie written by Chris McKenna. This 2017 blockbuster directed by Jake Kasdan is the direct sequel to the 1995 Robin William starrer movie Jumanji. The latest edition follows a group of teenagers 25 years after the events of the 1995 film starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne THE ROCK Johnson.

The movie focuses on Jumanji that has now transformed into a video game where the teenagers are trapped become avatars in the game. Together they must find a way to finish the game where each step you take might be the last one. This entertaining comedy offers a modern twist to the classic making it relevant and exciting.

RATING 8.1



NEIGHBORS (2014)

NEIGHBORS

NEIGHBORS is a comedy movie directed by Nicholas Stoller that follows the conflicts between two neighbors of different generations. This 2014 comedy stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne as the couple, and Zac Efron as the leader of the fraternity who has recently moved in next door.

The comedy movie shows the struggles of a couple with a newborn dealing with the outrageous parties of the next-door neighbor. As the tensions build between the two houses the only solution could be an all-out war. With amazing performances from the cast and equally good sequel, it is a must-watch and one of the best Hollywood comedy movies of recent times.

RATING 8.2



DADDY’S HOME (2015)

DADDY’S HOME

DADDY'S HOME is a comedy film written and directed by Sean Anders. This 2015 comedy follows Will Ferrell who strives for the affection of his stepchildren only to be interrupted and ridiculed by the biological father Mark Walberg. Comedy ensues when Dusty played by Mark Walberg hates mild-mannered Brad played by Will Ferrell who is both loving and caring tries to bond with his stepchildren.

The was a box office success that led to the sequel which also stars the duo reprising their characters once again. This is one of the best Hollywood comedy movies of the year and must watch for those who love Will Ferrell movies.

RATING 7.9



GET SMART (2008)

GET SMART

GET SMART is an action-comedy based on the famous Buck Henry and Mel Brooks TV series with the same name. This spy movie directed by Peter Segal follows Maxwell Smart as a highly valued Analyst working for CONTROL, a secret American intelligence agency. With zero fieldwork experience Smart is promoted as field agent 86 following an attack by terrorist organization KAOS.

With the agent, identities exposed Agent 86 is paired with Agent 99 to find the terrorists behind KAOS. The movie stars Steve Carell, Dwayne Johnson, and Anne Hathaway in prominent roles and one of the best Action Hollywood comedy movies of the last decade.  

RATING 7.8



THE DISASTER ARTIST (2017)

THE DISASTER ARTIST

THE DISASTER ARTIST is a biographical comedy movie based on the friendship between Tommy Wiseau and Sestero that led to the making of the 2003 movie ‘The Room’. This 2017 comedy directed and acted by James Franco is based on a 2013 non-fiction book written by Tom Bissell and Greg Sestero.

This is the behind the scenes drama of the movie ‘The Room’ which is considered as one of the worst films ever made. The original is a terrible movie and is both funny and terrible at the same time and THE DISASTER ARTIST is the comedy adventure through this unlikely friendship. This is one of the best Autobiographical comedy of all time and is a must-watch to see the chemistry of James Franco and Dave Franco.

RATING 7.8



HOT FUZZ (2007)

HOT FUZZ

HOT FUZZ is a comedy co-written and starred by Simon Pegg as the lead. This action comedy movie directed by Edgar Wright follows two police officers played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost investigating a murder. The duo is on a mission to solve the mysterious deaths and the Series of events happening in a West Country village.

The movie is part of the series with Wright, Simon  Pegg and Frost in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy. With both critical and box office success it is considered as one of the best action-comedy films of all time.

RATING 8.2



BRIDESMAIDS (2011)

BRIDESMAIDS

Bridesmaids is a comedy movie that can be termed as one of the best chick flix in a long time. This 2011 R rated movie is directed by Paul Feig with an of female star cast Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, and a young Melissa McCarthy. The movie follows Annie played by Kristen Wiig, who is in her mid-thirties and is asked to be the maid of honor by her friend.

With the recession impacting small businesses Annie loses her saving and must close down her bakery, only to be dumped by her boyfriend. With everything going against her Annie has to be the maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding. This is the best Hollywood comedy movie with a female-dominated cast.

RATING 8.3



SUPERBAD (2007)

SUPERBAD

SUPERBAD is a teen comedy movie written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. This coming of age comedy movie is directed by Greg Mottola. The movie is loosely based on the teenage experiences of the writers with Jonah hill playing the character of Seth and Greg played by Micheal Cera.

The movie follows two best friends who have been friends since childhood till high school seniors, about to be on the way to different colleges. Upon invited to a birthday party Seth promises alcohol for the party with the help of their friend Fogell who has a fake ID. The movie is the adventures they have and the situations they face to buy some alcohol. It is considered as the best high school coming of age movie and one of the best Hollywood comedy movies.

RATING 8.5



GROWN UPS (2010)

GROWN UPS

GROWN-UPS is a comedy movie written by Adam Sandler and Fred Wolf. This comedy-adventure directed by Dennis Dugan follows the story of five lifelong friends after winning the middle school championship of 1978. With all moved on with their lives into different things. Learning that the basketball coach has passed away, they decide to reunite and catch up with each other after more than 3 decades.

With a star-studded cast like Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James, and Rob Schneider something that you would expect from an Adam Sandler movie. The movie follows the get together of the high school friends and their families and the fun begins. This is one of those stupid fun movies that you would expect from Adam Sandler and they also made a sequel to this following the success of this movie.

RATING 7.7



SCARY MOVIE (2000)

SCARY MOVIE

SCARY MOVIE is a slasher comedy movie from the director Keenen Ivory Wayans. This 2000 parody is a spoof of multiple movies and genres that the audiences have experienced throughout the years. The movie follows the story of different slasher films mixed with the plot inspirations from popular TV series and films.

This is a dumb fun movie where there are plot points or storylines to follows just laugh out loud gags featuring a long list of cast members facing ridiculous scenarios one after the other. The movie was a box office success and one of the best parody Hollywood movies.

RATING 7.6



DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (2019)

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME is a comedy written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. This biographical comedy directed by Craig Brewer follows the life of Rudy Ray Moore and his struggles and comical adventure. The movie follows Rudy played by Eddie Murphy who is the mind behind the popular character in his stand-up routine as well as the movie DOLEMITE.

Dolemite is a character that Rudy Ray made popular by his foul-mouthed comedy and equally crude and pimped wardrobe. This Netflix gem was nominated for an Oscar and one of the best Hollywood comedy movies of last year and a must watch as it marks the return of the comedy legend Eddie Murphy.

RATING 8.6













SUMMARY


  • The above mentioned movies are some of BEST HOLLYWOOD COMEDY MOVIES of the last 20 years.
  • These are some of the funniest movies that are laugh out loud fun and entertaining at the same time.
  • Each of these comedy movies are completely different from the other and is of different genre.
  • Did we miss some of your favorite movies, do mention in the comments.







WHAT ARE THE BEST HOLLYWOOD COMEDY MOVIES OF LAST 20 YEARS WHAT ARE THE BEST HOLLYWOOD COMEDY MOVIES OF LAST 20 YEARS Reviewed by KARTHIK on August 06, 2020 Rating: 5

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