1. Knocked Up (2007)
As the name suggests the film talks about unplanned pregnancies. When we think about this topic we think that the film might be filled with melodrama but it is quite the opposite actually. Starring Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen, the film revolves around Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) who meets Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) at a bar, where they get drunk and have a one-night stand, after which they part ways. After a few weeks, Alison discovers she’s pregnant with Ben’s child. Knocked Up is a well-made movie, from the screenplay to the realistic acting and clever and witty dialogues, the film is fun to watch.
2. The 40-year-old virgin
Starring Steve Carell, the film revolves around Andy (Steve Carell) a forty year old virgin, who while socializing with his co-workers accidentally reveals that he is a virgin. His co-workers, David (Paul Rudd), Jay (Romany Malco), and Cal (Seth Rogen) initially tease him about his situation. But the three have respect for Andy being a decent human, and they then decide to help him out in ending his virginity. The film is full of charm and Steve Carell played the role of Andy brilliantly. Trust us when we say this you will have a hard time trying not to laugh in the entire film.
3.The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lead by an emblem cast, the movie is directed and written by Wes Anderson. Starring industry big names including Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux and Owen Wilson. Monsieur Gustave H., a well-known concierge in the imaginary Eastern European country of Zubrowka in the twentieth century. When Gustave and his recently recruited protégé Zero are accused of the killing of an affluent dowager, they embark on a search for wealth and a precious Renaissance artwork against the background of an expanding fascist state. The film received mixed reactions from the critics yet performed well with the audience and even got nominated for nine Academy Awards, taking home four of them.
A cliche American high-school story with a twist, Superbad is all things hilarious. The film does not stand out from the crowd yet is a verified good-watch with funny one-liners and hysterical buddy comedy staples. Directed by Greg Mottola, the film is a coming-of-age teen comedy that will lighten your day in tons. Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the film casts Jonah Hill and Michael Cera in lead roles as Seth and Evan. Rogen and Goldberg began the development of the script 13 years ago and the story is loosely based on their own high school experience. The film follows two high school boys who want to make the most of their time before heading off to different universities. Unfortunately, their excesses land them in hot water. The film was warmly received by the critics and also aced at the box office, so much so, that now it is considered one of the best comedies of the 2000s.
5. The Dictator (2012)
If you decide to watch this film, you’re in for a treat. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, the film revolves around Hafez Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) an eccentric ruler of the Republic of Wadiya and how his trip to New York goes awry. The film is packed with laughter and if you’re a person who gets easily offended then this film is not for you. But if you enjoy dark comedy then add this film to your watch list.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, this film is a complete entertainer. Some may call it an action movie but you can’t ignore the plethora of jokes and funny situations that the film abounds with. Ryan Reynolds is the perfect fit as the foul mouthed, witty anti-hero. Apart from comedy the film is also full of action scenes. Comedy and action it’s a perfect match, aren’t they? The film revolves around Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) a former Special Forces operative who gets trapped in the experiment of an evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) who tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. Dead pool then uses his new skills to hunt down the scientist who destroyed his life. Ryan Reynolds completely owned the screen with his fantastic performance.
A treat from childhood, the Home Alone franchise is an all-time favourite. Best for days you are tired of adulting, this film is comfort galore. Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and more, the film is directed by Chris Columbus. Culkin plays the role of the adorable Kevin who unfortunately gets left behind after his family hurriedly leaves for their Christmas trip. Kevin, staying alone in the big house, protects it from two burglars who get plastered by the antics of a small boy. Predominantly, the film derives its funny from slapstick comedy and the hilariously pathetic conditions of the two robbers who fail to steal anything because of a child’s interference. The success of the film needs no introduction, yet to name a few accolades, the movie was nominated for several Golden Globes and Oscars.
8. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Crazy, Stupid, Love is one of the best romantic comedies ever made. Starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore the story revolves around Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) who have the perfect marriage until Emily asks for a divorce. To deal with his sorrows, now single Cal is drinking at a bar and makes a bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) who helps him deal with his new single life. Apart from the brilliant star cast the film is fresh and full of surprises.
9. Palm Springs (2020)
If you’re in for something new and charming Palm Springs is the one for you. Featuring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, the film is a time loop comedy where two wedding guests Nyles (Andy Samberg) a happy go lucky guy and Sarah (Cristin Milioti) a simple girl, who get in an infinite time loop and live the same day over and over again. The film is heart-felt, smart, funny and wholesome.
10.My Big Fat Greek Wedding
All Indian audiences will sympathize with the characters of this film, having seen the craziness of a family through a wedding. Directed by Joel Zwick, this romantic comedy is simply wholesome. Nia Vardalos is the writer of the film and also the lead actress who plays Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos, a middle-class Greek-American lady who finds herself in love with Ian Miller, an upper-middle-class White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. The film was lauded for its screenplay and even nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. As for the box office numbers, the film became the highest-grossing rom-com at the time though it never reached the top spot. With an assortment of hysterical aunts and uncles, the story depicts the chaotic dynamics of a big traditional family.