Soon after, players from the team start to go missing as well, making the case even more mysterious and challenging. As the two of them try to solve the case to clear their name, they get into predictably wacky, terrible situations. Release date: Originally April 3, now May 22, 2020, streaming, Starring: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer. Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, and Hugh Grant are just some of the stars in this fun action comedy. In this early Heath Ledger favorite, he plays a man born into poverty who wants to change his own stars by posing as a lord and competing in jousting tournaments. Starring: Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Saoirse Ronan, Owen Wilson. In this case, he's the timid Guy, forced into action star badassery through a comedy of errors. A complete list of Comedy movies in 2020. The incident sparks them to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. The most excellent dudes William “Bill” S. Preston, Esq. When the Mirando Corporation takes Okja, a giant unnamed animal, for their own use the animal’s 10-year-old friend Mija hops into action to save him. Reeves' re-re-resurgence as a comedic actor and not just an action badass (see also the delightful Always Be My Maybe), means I'll be there for his performance alone. With a stressful presidential election just around the corner, streaming a comedy could be the perfect respite from our political hellscape. How can you not love it? Adam McKay directs. When single Kate (Fey) decides she’s ready to have a child, but finds that she’s infertile, she hires Angie (Poehler) to act as her surrogate. I still can't believe I paid money to watch it), the film is as action-packed as it is funny. They’re forced to work together to clear their names and solve the crime in one stressful and comical night. Release date: August 7, 2020. Just to be clear, John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch is extremely weird and niche, but its surrealism is a delight to watch. 2020 Comedy movies, movie release dates. Even if some of these end up coming out in 2021 (like the new Ghostbusters), we'll keep them on the list as originally slated for 2020. There isn't a wrong note in the whole thing. Think of it like Booksmart, but more of a love triangle. Release date: January 10, 2020. Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani shine as a couple in a failing relationship who get accidentally caught up in a murder mystery. This hilarious rom-com about old friends reconnecting later in life and overcoming obstacles (like Faris’ character) to get together truly never gets old. Ferrell's not doing anything he hasn't already done before as a kooky but lovable goofball. It includes badass music, witty banter, and killer supporting characters. Now streaming. And the cover (and sales) are terrible. One of the best sci-fi movies of all time is also one of the best comedies of all time. John Cusack plays a puppeteer who discovers a portal in an office building that allows him to inhabit the mind of John Malkovich. It's not often we see movies focused on male friendships, so The Climb is a breath of fresh air, in some cases quite literally. Marie Claire participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Of all the potential remakes/sequels this coming year (see also Bill & Ted and Bad Boys 3, among others) this is the one I'm the most hopeful about. It's also a pretty relevant quarantine watch, TBH. This biographical film follows struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore in the 1970s as he creates his raunchy alter ego, Dolemite, and risks it all to take his act to the big screen with a kung-fu, anti-establishment film. Starring: Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun, Colman Domingo. But the supporting cast is the real joy. From Oscar-level dramedies to goofball slapstick. The film where James Franco and Seth Rogen actually pissed off North Korea. Now streaming. TBH, the fact that these two are costars and singularly funny all on their own means this is worth the watch. Into it. And Ice Cube's playing pretty much the same character as in 21 Jump Street, but it totally works. Plus: An infinite time loop is just about the perfect analogy for quarantine. Release date: Originally May 22, 2020, now TBD 2021, Starring: Clancy Brown, Keanu Reeves, Awkwafina, Snoop Dog, Tom Kenny. Any movie with Paul Rudd is a winner for us. Release date: July 10, 2020. Rather than join the family barbecue business as expected, Elijah wants to pursue his own dream of becoming a master sommelier. The film is loooong, but stick with it. I couldn't be happier that this film ended up being a critical and box office success. The Coen Brothers teamed up with the streaming service for this Netflix original, an anthology film featuring six stories set in the American west that's full of outlaws, pioneer women, double-crossing, and one singing cowboy. It's really Milioti's movie, and she's not afraid to throw herself into it (sometimes literally). Think of it like Groundhog Day, minus the wholesomeness. You should watch. Miranda Hart? After all, there’s nothing like a comedy that can bring a smile so easily when you’re in need of an escape. Katherine’s a Boston-based contributing editor at Marie Claire online who covers celebrity, fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle—from “The Bachelor” to Everlane to Meghan Markle. Ah, yes. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star in this film that is equal parts hilarious and sentimental. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan. Davidson's playing a lamer, but still funny version of himself, and digs surprisingly deep as his character has to face the trauma of his firefighter father's death (based partially on Davidson's real life). Burr and Buscemi in particular are delightfully believable firefighters who become quasi-father figures; It's not as corny as it sounds, but it's got that trademark Apatow sweetness to make this an easy viewing. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) When married couple Dick and Jane both find themselves unemployed, they turn to a criminal lifestyle to handle their massive debt. This Hulu film follows the lives of two strangers as they live the same day over and over again after falling into an infinite time loop. This dramedy features Gabourey Sidibe as a traveling nurse who takes three disabled men on a road trip to help them lose their virginities at a brothel in Montreal— a plot that is somehow funny, raunchy and heartwarming all in one. But, truly, the standout is Stevens, who really gets what movie he's in, and is acting all the way to the rafters as the OTT icon that the movie needs. Release Date: Originally May 8, now August 28, 2020, Starring: Dev Patel, Aneurin Barnard, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie. File this under: Really hoping this one is good and not just a money-grab. As an added bonus: This is totally confirmation that Henry Golding isn't just a one-hit wonder (I wasn't worried) and that the man can excel in comedic roles too. Now streaming. From visionary director Spike Jonez and mastermind screenwriter Charlie Kaufman comes one of the most bizarre, singular comedies in movie history. Ugh, this looks so cute. Never fear—there's still plenty of funny on this list that you can watch right this second. Sounds fascinating. 2. Relax and have a laugh. It's easy to be ridiculous, or worse—boring. Funny in everything! Animated Movies for 2019: Most Popular Animated Feature Films Released in 2019. Release date: Originally July 10, 2020, now March 5, 2021, Starring: Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd, Annie Potts, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace. Everyone's favorites, Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, play a couple who find themselves caught up in a crime unexpectedly. Humor is such a subjective thing. But a movie starring Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, and Zach Galifianakis? Now streaming. Even if you're less familiar with the subject matter, come for the sweet, awkward sexual awakening story. This film is many things—a drama, a rom-com, a song about music and music-making—but it's also surprisingly funny. The Authurian legend get the parody treatment in this absurd—and endlessly quotable—cult classic in which the Monty Python players star as the Knights of the Roundtable on the search for the legendary treasure. Twitter thread. It got a standing ovation at Sundance, and it's based on a real (kind of??) Oh and it has a whole bunch of his favorite stars in it, including (per the trailer) a naked Chalamet(!!). Release date: Originally July 3, 2020, now December 11, 2020, Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery. It sounds very on-brand for Anderson, is what I'm saying. Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Johnny Flynn, Miranda Hart. Though the plot is more of a drama, the witty banter from the excellent cast makes the film lighthearted. (You can check out our 2019 list of the best comedy movies here.). Starring: Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato, Dylan Sprouse. Now streaming. I love SpongeBob, and not just for the GIFs. ALSO: Dan Levy, post-Schitt's Creek! Rogen perfectly plays two roles here: He's both Herschel, the 1919 Jewish factory worker who wakes up 100 years later after getting brined in a pickle vat (it's as weird as it sounds, but just go with it) and his ancestor, app developer Ben. What happens when you work at your dad's restaurant (Vance has never been better) but you want to become a sommelier? It's full of laughs and also just a hair of political anxiety. It also doesn’t hurt that the main characters are voiced by Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Ali Wong. But her fiancé dumped her, and her book tour got cancelled. Sarah (Milioti) and Nyles (Samberg) hit it off at a wedding, but then amidst a late-night hookup, she gets entrapped in an infinite time loop—doomed to relive the same day over and over. This one hits hilariously—and sometimes painfully—close to home for me. Starring: Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Topher Grace, Chris Cooper. Sometimes you just need a good, wholesome Pixar comedy to put a smile on your face. Beyond the effervescent Anya Taylor-Joy, consider at how many incredible actors are in this.