Rating 3.5 | 1h 47min | Action, Comedy, Adventure, War
Vietnam veteran ‘Four Leaf’ Tayback’s memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film. Director Damien Cockburn is having a hard time controlling the cast of prima donnas. In order to get the filming back on track and avoid cancellation, he drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes. However, they didn’t know that they are in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Rating 3.6 | 1h 35min | Comedy, Satire
This fictional tale tells you how news became what we see today. Set in the 1970s San Diego, the movie follows super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy who is the top-dog on local TV. But, when the ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station, things take an unexpected turn.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Rating 3.45 | 1h 35min | Comedy
Napoleon is a listless and alienated teenager. In his efforts to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, he gets caught up in the misadventures of his dysfunctional family.
The Dictator (2012)
Rating 3.2 | 1h 23min | Comedy
Aladeen is a dictator who will risk everything to ensure that democracy would never come to his country. Unfortunately, when he came to New York to address the United Nations Security Council, he never expected that a hitman hired by his uncle, Tamir, would kidnap him.
Nacho Libre (2006)
Rating 2.85 | 1h 32min | Comedy, Family
Inspired by a real-life story, Nacho Libre is about Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year long career as Fray Tormenta (“Friar Storm”), a masked luchador. He competed to financially support the orphanage he directed.
Rating 2.9 | 1h 23min | Comedy
Bruno is a flamboyantly gay Austrian television reporter. He always stirs up trouble with unsuspecting guests and large crowds through his brutally frank interviews, where he hilariously displays his homosexuality.
Old School (2003)
2003 | 1h 31min | Comedy
A lawyer and his two friends decide to recapture their glory days. They plan to achieve it by setting up a fraternity house next to their former college campus.
5 Chick-Flicks Every Single Should Watch This Valentine’s Day
by Emily Keen
Single this valentine? You go, girl! We have just the line up to rock that lonely night with some of the most amazing chick-flicks.
You have probably already seen this one or at least heard of it. It stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams who play teenage sweethearts who are caught in a dilemma of choosing between their families and love. The film is a wholesome ride filled with happy, emotional and romantic moments in abundance.
Is there anyone living who doesn’t know Mean girls? Probably not! This film is literally the boss of all chick flicks, with so much talk about fashion, catfights and ultimate girlfriend fun. So invite your gal pals and watch away.
This is the one film that will demand you shed all the baggage and masks and just be yourself. So ladies, are you ready for a feel-good ride?
500 Days of Summer
Happily ever after is too overrated. 500 Days of Summer is meant to tell you that every perfect couple need not end up together. This film explores the progressions of courtship and may not exactly be a happy ending for everyone. Be prepared for that, because how much ever this feels like a love story, it’s not one.
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Not long ago was Bridget Jones complaining about the lack of dating action in life! Well now she need not, because of not one, but two men are fighting for her attention. And of course, she records all this in her diary for us to understand the way she sees it.
For those of us who like to be called our own hero, could use some inspiration from the determined cadet Kelly. Even when Captain Stone is hell-bent on breaking her spirit, the clumsy yet dedicated cadet won’t give up.
The selfless and hopeless romantic Jane, has served as a bridesmaid 27 times. But the adorable Jane finds out that her secret crush has been tapped by her younger sister, Jane begins to rethink her way of life.
This is one of Emma Stone’s top 10 movies. She plays a not so popular high school student who’s cooked up wild weekend story reaches every ear in the school eventually leading her to rolling the eyeballs as she always desired.
Over the years, we have seen so many actors do great comedy on screen. Many have made us laugh with their sense of humor, comic timing and incredible acting skills have kept us entertained for a long time. Among them, everyone’s favorite is undoubtfully Jim Carrey. His movies have a certain charm that makes us crave for more.
With that being said, here are 8 Jim Carrey movies that you would enjoy re-watching.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Jim Carrey is already unpredictable in his movies. Give him God-like power and you can only imagine what he can do. Carrey plays the role of Bruce Nolan, a ‘human interest’ television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Though he has a good like and a loving girlfriend, Bruce still remains unfulfilled. Being angry at the event happening in his life, he ridicules God- and he responds, endowing Bruce with all of his divine powers.
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
It’s always hard to lose a job. But when Dick Harper lost his job, he and his wife, Jane, decided to turn to crime to overcome the massive debt. When the two got really good at robbing people, they decided to rob the person who robs the one person who is responsible for all their depts.
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
When it comes to transo=forming himself into a character, Jim Carrey is the best. We have even seen him as multiple characters in the same movie. But, what if all the characters are in the same person. We are talking about multiple personality disorder and the movie is Me, Myself and Irene. Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates suffers from the disorder. While one of his personality is absurd and destructive, the other is more friendly and pleasant. But, the problem is that both of them fall in love with the same woman named Irene.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
This one of the most popular movies from Jim Carrey. The movie is about Lloyd and Harry who are two of the most indescribable stupid men you will ever see. The movie kickstarts with Mary, a beautiful woman, losing a suitcase with money before leaving for Aspen. However, the two friends find the suitcase and decide to return it to her. Will the dumb and dumber be able to return it and win her heart?!
The Mask (1994)
Before Deadpool made fourth-wall-breaking a thing, there was always The Mask bringing in some most hilarious moments on screen. The 1994 movie has Jim Carrey play the timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss. Upon discovering a magical mask, his whole life is turned upside down. The mask containing the spirit of the Norse God turns Ipkiss into a charming playboy who catches the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle and lock horns with junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell over a bank heist.
The comedy genre has come a long way in Hollywood. But if you consider Hollywood comedies as just all jokes and no substance then you are wrong. The American cinema is definitely a huge universe with numerous gems conceived down the line of history and waiting to be discovered.
Here is a list of classic comedy features streaming on Amazon prime which are not just funny but also have a solid storyline and underlying messages even.
Run Time: 125 min | IMDb: 8.3/10
C.C. Baxter decides to play wingman to his philandering office superiors by lending them his apartment for their illicit affairs just to get into their goodbooks. His trade off seems fair until he finds out that his crush has an affair with his boss and that is just the beginning of Baxter’s miserable yet humorous romantic tragedy.
Run Time: 92 min | IMDb: 7.5/10
A ghost couple is disturbed by the fact that their home is haunted by a conceited human family. Quite a reversal of roles from traditional premise of horror movies, this forms the basis for the humorous tale. Beetlejuice ( Michael Keaton) is the star of the show who is hired by the couple to free themselves from the wrath of the humans. Directed by Tim Burton, the spooky horror is carried substantially by Keaton with his manic performance until the very end.
Run Time: 117 min | IMDb: 7.1/10
A screwball comedy of the 90s era that portrays Robin Williams as a gay cabaret owner and his partner Nathan Lane as a dragqueen of the night club. The story gains heat when Williams’ son (Val) falls for the daughter of a highly moralist politician and now must introduce both families. And amidst getting Nathan to pose as Val’s mother and the senator trying to protect his reputation of “Man of Values” unfolds a chaos of cosmic proportions.
The Blues Brothers
Run Time: 133 min | IMDb: 7.9/10
The film brings to life John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s SNL characters “Blue Brothers” to life on big screen. The two of them learn that the orphanage that they grew up in in about to be shut due to back taxes. They gather their old bunch of band members and try to raise money to save the orphanage. A simple plot sizing up the absurd lives of two cynics amidst a lot of chaos and carnage
Run Time: 117 min | IMDb: 5.5/10
The king of comedy, Eddie Murphy is an executive at an advertising firm and leads a highly exciting life as a professional and a philanderer. This is until his new female boss (Robin Givens) with a similar personality only amplified in magnitude gives him a taste of his own medicine and there begins his comeuppance. Set in the backdrop of misogynistic culture of corporate, the film maker conveys the message of love and Karma in the vein of what can be viewed as a sophisticated parody.
The Disaster Artist
Run Time: 104 min | IMDb: 7.4/10
James Franco’s Magnum opus is based on the making of Tom Wiseau’s 2003 fiasco The Room. Tommy Wiseau (played by James Franco) bumps into Greg Sestero (played by Dave Franco) in an acting class. Greg is bewitched by Tommy’s take on performance art and they both set out on their quest to make a movie. But when Hollywood rejects to take the script he is so passionate about, Tommy decides to make the movie on his own. Made especially for the cult followers of The Room, this movie depicts Wiseau’s megalomaniac craze and undying dedication towards the projects with utmost honesty.
The Squid and the Whale
Run Time: 104 min | IMDb: 7.3/10
An indie pop by Noah Baumbach, follows the crumbling marriage of a couple and how it affects their two sons. Both parents are writers but are perceived differently by their children. The father Bernard, is a literary aficionado and the elder son, Walt (Jesse eisenberg) agrees to and respects most of his opinions. Inspired by the father, Walt is quiet a talent at school but takes weird decisions of giving up his love life, because his father apparently is not a big fan of monogamy. The mother on the other hand ihas fallen out of love with Bernard and finds a romantic interest in another man. The younger brother is enjoying his puberty in a very unapproved manner. All in all this a perfect way to explain how dysfunctional relationships raises a relatively better offspring and the cycle continues.
Run Time: 94 min | IMDb: 7.0/10
A laffaminit spectacle originally conceived from the parody of Saturday Night live TV show. The show is hosted by two young lads who are quite passionate about their choices and are also very much attached to them. They are outsmarted by an ad company that finally tricks them into selling their show for big bucks. The film captures the journey of the two young men through a very predictable but intelligently crafted movie filled with sight gags and smart humor.
Six Degrees of Separation
Run Time: 112 min | IMDb: 6.8/10
News broke in New York that a few socialites were tricked by a black young man who claimed himself to be the son of Sydney Poitier. This became the premise for a Broadway hit and later was given the film treatment by Fred Schepisi. The protagonist played by Will Smith plays a con man who drops by the door of an upper crust couple and introduces himself as a schoolmate of their children and that he has just been mugged. The couple kindly let him spend the night and he fully uses the opportunity to charm them with anecdotes and his culinary skills. A vibrant drama filled with surprises and sarcastic comedy!
So get ready to split your sides with some of the best comical ventures.