Best American Comedy Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best American Comedy Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: humorous, funny, realistic, absurd, clever and not serious. Plot: dialogue, mentor, storytelling, friendship, drinking alcohol, drinking, pornography, catastrophe, friends and culture clash. Genre: Comedy, Drama and Animation. Country: USA and UK.
Best American Comedy Movies
Best American Comedy Movies
TOP Movies: Superbad (2007), Ted (2012), Booksmart (2019), This Is the End (2013), American Pie (1999), Ted 2 (2015), Neighbors (2014), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Project X (2012), American Reunion (2012), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Bad Trip (2021), Up (2009), Step Brothers (2008), Soul (2020), Grown Ups (2010), Lady Bird (2017), Juno (2007), American Pie 2 (2001), The Dictator (2012).

List of Best Movies

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: psychological, surreal, semi serious, suspense, tragicomedy ...
Plot: existentialism, midlife crisis, theater, father daughter relationship, dark humor, ambition, actor's life, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, introspection, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 540K
Superbad (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.
Style: teen sex comedy, idiotic, humorous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: party, adolescence, teenager, nerd, teenage life, looking for sex, loss of virginity, youth, dumb, coming-of-age, friendship, nerds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, hawaii
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 584K
Ted (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, buddy comedy, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, wish come true, teddy bear, odd couple, party, friends, friendship, objects come to life, toys, christmas, toy comes to life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 105K
Booksmart (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, feel good, light, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teen comedy, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, teenage sex, fat girl, high school, coming of age, high school student, prejudice, female masturbation, female protagonist, research, jail ...
Time: year 2019
Place: los angeles
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
humorous movies
17891
friendship movies
15044
funny movies
3378
teens movies
6755
 6.6
 394K
This Is the End (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
Style: not serious, humorous, absurd, parody, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, actor, celebrity, creature, end of the world, survival, disorder, panic, painting, party, saint, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 388K
American Pie (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to all ...
Style: teen sex comedy, humorous, funny, sex comedy, sexual ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for sex, loss of virginity, virginity, watching pornography, teenage sexuality, party, graduation, masturbation, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 193K
Ted 2 (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teddy bear, profanity, buddies, toy comes to life, friends, odd couple, silly humor, disorder, adoption, buddy, drugs/alcohol, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 296K
Neighbors (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
Style: funny, not serious, entertaining, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, fraternity, neighbor neighbor relationship, stupidity, party, rivalry, plan gone awry, friends, drugs/alcohol, friendship, manipulation, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
party movies
4143
friends movies
9014
usa movies
usa
12915
realistic movies
28213
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, road trip, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, dysfunctional family, family relations, escapades, beauty pageant, parenthood, suicide attempt, journey, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, arizona, new mexico
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 195K
Project X (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Style: teen sex comedy, not serious, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: party, when the parents are away, drugs/alcohol, teenager, youth, friends, popularity, student, buddies, looking for sex, teenage life, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california, new jersey
Is relevant ?
American Reunion (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds ...
Style: humorous, not serious, ridiculous, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: masturbation, party, friendship, sexual attraction, couple relations, buddies, friends, high school reunion, sexual activity, lifestyle, weekend, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, michigan
Is relevant ?
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: cult film, offbeat, suspense, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear, anti war, military, satire, nuclear holocaust, paranoia, president, military base, weirdo, captain, nuclear threat ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942, 1960s
Place: soviet union, ussr, pentagon, russia
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 365K
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, absurd, not serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, stupidity, dumb, odd couple, social misfits, toilet humor, dimwit, illiteracy, misfit, parakeet, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: utah, nebraska, usa, colorado, rhode island ...
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 20K
Bad Trip (2021)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This mix of a scripted buddy comedy road movie and a real hidden camera prank show follows the outrages misadventures of two buds stuck in a rut who embark on a cross-country road trip to NYC. The storyline sets up shocking real pranks.
Style: buddy comedy, road movie, humorous, light, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, prank, travel, friends, road accident, humour, escapades, prison escape, car, gorilla, gorilla suit, drug trip ...
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 970K
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, follow your dream, unlikely friendships, loneliness, family, journey, friendship, dog, talking animals, friends, obsessive quest, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, mount everest, venezuela
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 277K
Step Brothers (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, family relations, friendship, grownups, living with parents, adulthood, goofy hero, man child, becoming an adult, friends, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 272K
Soul (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, philosophical, uplifting ...
Plot: meaning of life, self discovery, life & death, acceptance, musician, life, teaching the ways of the world, jazz, lifestyle change, life after death, afterlife, death ...
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 235K
Grown Ups (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Style: humorous, funny, ridiculous, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vacation, friends, friendship, reunion, family life, buddies, family relations, eccentric family, silly humor, disorder, grownups, group of friends ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1978, 70s
Place: usa, hawaii, new jersey
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
feel good movies
8850
buddies movies
2970
disorder movies
7321
 7.4
 258K
Lady Bird (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
Style: realistic, semi serious, ironic, thought provoking, interesting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, best friend, first love, teenage girl, school, catholic school, loss of virginity, father daughter relationship, female director, prom, teen angst ...
Time: 2000s, year 2003, 21st century, year 2002
Place: california, usa, sacramento california, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 502K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, teen comedy
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, love and romance, coming of age, adoption, social relations, teenager, youth, parents and children, eccentric family, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 246K
American Pie 2 (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The whole gang are back and as close as ever. They decide to get even closer by spending the summer together at a beach house. They decide to hold the biggest party ever to be seen, even if the preparation doesn't always go to plan. Especially ...
Style: sex comedy, teen sex comedy, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night
Plot: party, looking for sex, student life, masturbation, beach house, farce, youth, couples, wooing, sexual activity, family relations, sexual exploration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 288K
The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: humorous, suspense, absurd, odd, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: dictator, un, culture clash, satire, dark humor, megalomaniac, farce, society, fish out of water, nuclear, death, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new york, asia, israel, brooklyn new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 241K
Scary Movie (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, ...
Style: parody, horror spoof, humorous, slasher, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: youth, serial killer, stupidity, stabbing, graphic violence, teenage life, media satire, satire, absurd humor, killing off one by one, who done it, teenage angst ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
stupidity movies
1473
absurd movies
3715
profanity movies
4916
youth movies
9491
 7.7
 216K
Clerks (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, sincere, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, everyday life, satire, friendship, sarcasm, workplace, friendship between men, ice hockey, death, anger, jealousy, funeral ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
Is relevant ?
The Wedding Ringer (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Doug Harris is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company ...
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, nothing goes right, friends, love and romance, best man, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, male friendship, friendship between men, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 145K
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are ...
Style: humorous, funny, feel good, buddy comedy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, adulthood, family relations, social relations, friends, small town life, family life, eccentric family, buddies, silly humor, party, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: humorous, parody, witty, cynical, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalism, sexism, farce, friendship, rivalry, tv show in film, new job, nervous breakdown, stupidity, workplace, career, media satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
Is relevant ?
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, funny, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school life, friendship, small town, teenage life, misfit, social misfits, goofy hero, eccentric family, election, rejection, school dance, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: idaho, usa, utah, mexico
Is relevant ?
Coming 2 America (2021)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Prince Akeem Joffer is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his royal father's dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, ...
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: prince, humour, heir, african american, african american protagonist, monarch, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, father and son, family relations, relationships, king ...
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 250K
Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: humorous, witty, cult film, satirical, clever ...
Plot: office, workplace, dark humor, computer cracker, corporate world, suburbs, rebelliousness, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, dull life, blackmail, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, mexico
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists