2020 hasn’t been a great start for the world due to coronavirus, impacting all sectors, including the film industry. During this home quarantine period, you can keep yourself and your family entertained by watching the best comedy movies from 2019. In this article, we will look at the best comedy films making up to the list of IMDb’s top comedy films of 2019.
Knives Out is a comedy-mystery movie directed and written by Rian Johnson. The film features Daniel Craig, Anda de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Katherine Langford, Lakeith Stanfield, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer. The movie revolves around a renowned Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), who investigates the death of a crime novelist, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), as he just turns 85. The movie rates 7.9 on IMDb and 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. It deserves its place at the top of the list.
It is a comedy-drama movie based on Christine Leunens’s (2008) book Caging Skiesdirected and written by Taika Waititi. Jojo is a lonely German boy who finds his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their loft. Only with the help of his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, he must face his blind nationalism as World War 2 continues. The movie has a rating of 7.9/10 on IMDb and 79% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Uncut Gems is a crime dark comedy movie under the direction of Josh and Benny Safdie. The movie revolves around Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), who was once a successful New York gems dealer whose gambling addiction has lead to his family leaving and career shattered with hundreds of thousands due. As always on the hunt for next big bet, Howard thinks that he has finally hit it big as he finds a rare uncut rock of Ethiopian gems, with a very enthusiastic high-profile buyer. The more closer he gets to winning big, the more he is forced to attain that he can’t run away from the outcomes of his actions. The movie rates 7.5/10 on IMDb and 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Booksmart is the first film of director Olivia Wilde, starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. On the night of their high school graduation, Two academic superstars and best friends apprehend that they should have enjoyed more and worked less. The girls try to have all the fun of four years into one night. Booksmart has a rating of 7.2 on IMDb and 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Dolemite Is My Name
The movie is a biographical comedy movie written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski and directed by Craig Brewer. It follows the story of real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore who proved criticizers wrong as his obscene, hilarious, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s sensation. Dolemite Is My Name has a 7.3/10 rating on IMDb and 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Fighting with My Family
Fighting with My Family is a biographical sports comedy-drama movie written by Stephen Merchant, starring Dwayne Johnson, Lena Heady, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, and Vince Vaughn. The film revolves around Paige (Professional wrestler), picturing her journey to become a WWE superstar followed by her brother, who struggles to gain similar success. Fighting with My Family has a 7.1/10 rating on IMDb and a rocking 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie deservedly gets its place at the IMDb’s top comedy movies list of 2019. The film gained a lot of positive reviews from critics, largely due to the performance put on by Pugh and Vaughn.
Toy Story 4
Toy Story 4 is an animated comedy movie produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It’s the fourth edition of the Toy Story series. Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the whole gang go on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy, Forky. The adventurous journey converts into a sudden reunion as Woody’s slight detour helps him meet his long-lost friend Bo Peep. Toy Story 4 rates 7.8 on IMDb and 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is a comedy-drama movie directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film features Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and others. The movie rolls back to 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing. TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) visit an industry they bearly recognize anymore. The movie rates 7.7 on IMDb and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Stockholm (named as The Captor in few countries) is a Canadian crime film directed and produced by Robert Budreau. The film casts’ Christopher Heyerdahl, Mark Strong, Noomi Rapace, Bea Santos, Thorbjorn Harr, and Ethan Hawke.
The film revolves around the protagonist ex-con Lars Nystrom who demands the release of his old partner in crime from prison as the hostages are taken to a Stockholm bank. As the circumstances intensify, Lars begins to let down his guard as he gets into an uncomfortable connection with one of the female employees. The movie is rated 6.1/10 by IMDb and 68% by Rotten Tomatoes.
Under the Silver Lake
Directed and produced by David Robert Mitchell, Under the Silver Lake is a comedy- thriller movie based in Los Angeles. The story follows a 33-year-old man (Sam) who finds a mysterious woman (Sarah) frolicking around his apartment’s swimming pool. As the woman disappears, Sam starts his investigation to discover the secret behind her disappearance, which leads him to find the darkest mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels. Silver Lake has a rating of 6.5/10 on IMDb and 58% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Family is the directorial debut film of Laura Steinel. The movie stars Bryn Vale, Allison Tolman, Kate Mckinnon, Taylor Schilling, Brian Tyree Henry, Fabrizio Guido, and Peter Horton. The film follows a career-focused woman, Kate Stone, who has a brash attitude keeping relationships away.
As her estranged brother requests her to babysit her tween Maddie, Kate unwillingly agrees to help. Babysitting overnight turns into a week, and Kate’s life converts chaos. During her babysitting period, Kate learns Maddie’s stories of being bullied and her willingness to run away and be a Juggalo. IMDb has rated Family a score of 6.3/10 and 75% by Rotten Tomatoes.
Then Came You
It is a romantic comedy-drama film written by Fergal Rock and directed by Peter Hutchings. The movie casts’ Tyler Hoechlin, David Koechner, Ken Jeong, Maisie Williams, Nina Dobrev, Asa Butterfield, and Peyton List.
The movie is about a terminally ill teenager and a 19-year-old hypochondriac who assist each other to attain their dreams confronting their fears. The film has a rating of 7/10 on IMDb and 59% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Dead Don’t Die
The Dead Don’t Die is a horror-comedy movie directed and written by Jim Jarmusch. The film features Bill Murray, Chloe Sevigny, Adam Driver, and others.
The movie follows a story of a small town of Centerville where things start to get unpredictable and scary. Everyone gets concerned about the consequences of ongoing circumstances. Sooner, the dead begin to rise from their graves and feast on the living, and citizens of Centerville must face them to survive. The Dead Don’t Die has a rating of 5.5/10 and 55% on Rotten Tomatoes.
This movie is the fifth edition of the Shaft series. Shaft 2019 is an action-comedy movie written by Kenya Barris and directed by Tim Story. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, and Richard Roundtree.
The movie is about John Shaft Jr, an FBI cybersecurity expert, but he needs his dad’s education to find out the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death. Not present in his childhood, legend John Shaft agrees to assist his son to navigate the heroin-infested underbelly of Harlem. The film rates 6.4/10 on IMDb and 32% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Good Boys is the debutant movie of Director Gene Stupnitsky. The film stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L.Williams, and Brady Noon.
A 12-year-old boy, Max, is at his first kissing party and requests his best friends Lucas and Thor to help him out on kissing. They come at a dead end, and Max uses his father’s drone to keep an eye on near living teenage girls. As the boys lose the drone, they bunk school and make a plan to recover before Max’s dad knows what happened. The movie rate 6.7/10 on IMDb and 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a mystery comedy-drama under the direction of Richard Linklater. The film stars Billy Crudup, Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Kristen Wiig, and Laurence Fishburne. The movie follows an ex-architect Bernadette Fox whose got all a life needs, a beautiful home in Seattle, a loving and successful husband, and a talented teenage daughter who’s going to join a boarding school. As Bernadette suddenly disappears, her family is on for a mysterious adventure to find where she might have gone. The film has a rating of 6.5 on IMDb and 49% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, a comedy film directed and written by Kevin Smith. Kevin Smith also stars in the movie, including Jason Mewes. The movie follows Jay and Silent Bob, who are on a cross-country mission to prevent Hollywood from filming a reboot based on them. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot has a rating of 5.7 on IMDb and 66% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Bad Boys for Life
Will Smith starring film, Bad Boys for Life, is an action-comedy movie under the direction of Adil & Bilali. This is the third installment of Bad Boys trilogy. The movie follows Mile (Will Smith) and Marcus (Martin Lawrence) as they have to face new issues in their life by joining the newly assembled elite team AMMO of the Miami police department to hunt down the ruthless drug leader of Miami, Armando Armas. The movie rates 6.7 on IMDb and 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Noelle is a fantasy adventure Christmas comedy movie produced by Walt Disney Pictures, directed and written by Marc Lawrence. The film casts Anna Kendrick as Noelle Kringle (daughter of Santa Claus), including Bill Hadeer, Julie Hagerty, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Billy Eichner, and Shirley MacLaine. Noelle always supports and encourages her brother Nick, who was appointed as Santa. As Nick suddenly disappears right before Christmas, Noelle goes through a funny and heartfelt journey searching for him. Noelle rates 6.2 on IMDb and 53% on Rotten Tomatoes.