In this article, we are going to take a look at the top 20 comedy movies of the last decade from the perspective of Rotten Tomatoes website and introduce them. Join PlushNg.
Comedy is an integral part of Cinema, and in the last decade we have seen the filming and production of many comedy works, some of which have been able to attract both critics and audiences.
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Although comedy is a different genre, we have seen the use of this style in drama, superhero, sci-fi and even horror works, which may seem strange in some of these works, but in fact there is an element of humor.
Rotten Tomatoes has introduced the best movies of the last decade in the comedy genre, in which we see the best comedic works, as well as works in which this style has been used.They may not be complete or even a real comedy, but you can find roots in the comedy genre as well.
The list is based on the Adjusted Tomatometer system, in which the film is reviewed and ranked based on the release date, the quality of the reviews, and the number of reviews recorded.
Top 20 Comedy Movies of The Last Decade
20. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Rhys Darby, Oscar Kightley, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Troy Kingi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96
Taika Waititi may be best known for directing JoJo Rabbit, which recently won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, or Thor: Ragnarok, but Hunt for the Wilderpeople is one of the New Zealand director’s most sought-after films.
It is not seen as it should be and maybe not. Waititi directed and wrote the screenplay for the comedy , which stars Sam Neil and Julian Dennison.
The film is about Barry Cramp’s novel Wild Pork and Watercress. The film follows the story of an orphaned boy named Ricky Baker, who is constantly kicked out of the homes of people who have taken care of him, and is now being hacked into someone’s hands.
Critics say Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a compelling work with good and talented actors and filmmakers that contains funny, hilarious images with a small but deep message. A film that has been able to attract and admire critics who like Jojo Rabbit, tell the story of a child through the eyes of a child. Also not to be overlooked are Nile and Denison’s great chemistry and couple in the film, which created an interesting combination in the comedy film.
19. Logan Lucky (2017)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Seth MacFarlane, Dwight Yoakam
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92
Steven Soderbergh made Logan Lucky in 2017 after making Ocean’s Eleven trilogy in 2001. Although the film had nothing to do with the Ocean’s movie series, it was actually a different version that had an original and different story.
Logan Lucky follows the story of Jimmy and Clyde Logan, who are brothers trying to change their family curse and commit a major robbery.
The film stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig , Sebastian Stan and Riley Keough, who have a different experience than Ocean’s Eleven cast line-up.
Logan Lucky movie has been described by critics as a clever film that can entertain the audience from the beginning to the end of the film, and the actors’ acting alongside its clever script has been cited as the strength of the work. Instead of a clever group of criminals, the film follows a family group that is trying to change their lives, which made it a more realistic film than Ocean’s Eleven.
18. Spy (2015)
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, 50 Cent
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95
After a successful collaboration with Bridesmaids and The Heat, Paul Figg once again went with Melissa McCarthy in Spy to make a comedy.
Spy movie follows the story of a CIA spy analyst named Susan Cooper, who is behind the organization’s most dangerous missions, but when another member of the organization is in danger, she volunteers to penetrate the world of an arms dealer and prevent a global crisis.
The film is an action-comedy that has received rave reviews from critics, and has even been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for ‘Best Comedy or Musical’ and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Melissa McCarthy. Of course, he failed to receive both awards. Other Spy cast include Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Canavell and Jude Law.
17. Love and Friendship (2016)
Director: Whit Stillman
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Morfydd Clark, Emma Greenwell, Tom Bennett, James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave, Justin Edwards
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97
The audience’s reaction to the film Love and Friendship was a little lower than that of the critics, and we also saw a rift between the viewers.
Love and Friendship follows the middle-aged story of Susan Renee, who decides to live with her husband’s family after her husband’s death, and this causes a lot to happen.
Directed by Witt Stillman, the comedy was released in 2016. In Love and Friendship, we see actors such as Kate Beckinsale, Gemma Redgrave, Steven Fry and Kelly Sony, who have played roles in the movie.
Love and Friendship was very successful in attracting positive reviews from critics, and critics consider the film to be a pleasant one with good results, with talented people behind the scenes.
However, the film is also known as one of the most outstanding drama and comedy films of the last decade.
16. The Nice Guys (2016)
Director: Shane Black
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Yaya DaCosta, Keith David, Kim Basinger
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92
After making Iron Man 3, Shin Black went to The Nice Guys and presented one of the best and most different comedies of the last decade.
The comedy, set in 1977 in Los Angeles, stars Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, Anguri Rice, Matt Boomer, Margaret Coali, Keith David and Kim Basinger.
The Nice Guys follows the story of Holland March, a private workshop in Los Angeles that left only his 13-year-old daughter, Holly, after his wife’s death, but he has yet to cope with his wife’s death.
She is hired for the case of a female actress who was recently killed in a car accident, and this is just the beginning of the film’s numerous action and hilarious adventures.
Critics have praised the dramatic comedy film Drama and Police in the 1970s, and Crow and Gasling’s excellent couple and chemistry are credited with making it the most important factor in the film’s success.
Black’s clever directing and screenplay were other highlights, and although there was never a sequel to The Nice Guys , it is arguably one of the best comedy films of the last decade that anyone can watch. Recommended.
15. The Artist (2011)
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95
The Artist is a French comedy-drama and romance film set in the years 1927 to 1932, in which silent cinema is declining and its actors are in trouble. The artist’s film was produced silently and in black and white released in 2011 and won critical acclaim. Michel Hazanavicius directed The Artist, which stars Jean Dujarden, Bérénice Bejo, Missy Pill and Jenny Lily.
The artist’s film was acclaimed for its devotion to the cinema of that period with its pleasant performances and extraordinary visual style.The Artist was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won five Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Jean Dojarden, Best Costume Design and Best Soundtrack at the 2012 Academy Awards.
14. Birdman (2014)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Kenny Chin
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance follows the story of Hollywood actor Reagan Thomson, who became famous two decades ago for his role as Birdman’s superhero, but is no longer known for his fame and popularity.
With a different and very interesting narrative, the film criticized Hollywood and the actors of the blockbuster film was able to attract positive reviews and admiration from critics and viewers. Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Risbaro and Naomi Watts are among the actors in Birdman.
Birdman’s movie was eventually nominated for nine Academy Awards and won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture.
The film, perhaps best known for its distinctive filming, was initially well-received, but in which directing and screenwriting to the actors’ extraordinary performances were able to attract a lot of attention.
Birdman may not be a comedy, but it’s a full-fledged black comedy that still talks about the story and its events. One of the interesting points of this film is the presence of Michael Keaton, who played the role of Batman in the late 80’s and early 90’s and became very famous.
13. The Disaster Artist (2017)
Director: James Franco
Cast: Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Paul Scheer, Zac Efron
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96
The Disaster Artist was a biographical and comedy film by Tommy Vizzo that was directed not only by James Franco, but also by Tommy Vizzo. The film focuses on Greg Sestero’s acquaintance with Tommy Weiseau, who goes on to try to fulfill his dream of making a film, producing The Room, which turns out to be a catastrophic film, which many believe is the worst film to date.
In addition to James Franco, we saw the presence of Dave Franco, Seth Rogen , Ellison Barry, Ari Greener, Jackie Weaver and Josh Hutcherson in The Disaster Artist.
The Disaster Artist won positive reviews from critics and audiences, and for the first time, James Franco became a director. Although the film had some problems, it was one of the best comedies of the last decade that Franco’s acting has been praised so much also winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
12. Paterson (2016)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Method Man, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase, Nellie
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96
Paterson, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was released in 2016.
In this romantic comedy and drama film, we witnessed the presence of actors such as Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani and William Jackson Harper.
Peterson follows the story of a bus driver who is married to a happy woman in Peterson, New Jersey. Paterson tells the story of the couple’s life span over the course of a week, which tells the story of the bus driver at work to where he lives.
Paterson’s movie received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, and Jim Jarmusch’s screenplay and direction were well received by Adam Driver, and the director received awards from critics in Toronto and Los Angeles for his role in Paterson. The film actually made Adam Driver appear in Jim Jarmusch’s next work, and also attracted the attention of other prominent Hollywood directors.
11. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Director: Craig Brewer
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Snoop Dogg
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97
Eddie Murphy was once one of Hollywood’s most popular and prominent comedians, but over the years we’ve seen this popular actor decline. Finally in 2019, Murphy made a glorious comeback with Dolemite Is My Name.
The film was directed by Craig Brewer, and in addition to Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess and Wesley Snipes, also played a role.
The film takes place in the 70’s and follows the story of the fame of a black American comedian named Rudy Ray Moore, played by Eddie Murphy. The film Dolemite is my name has been able to attract the attention of critics by addressing social issues and clever humor, and this Netflix film has also been praised by critics.
10. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Harry Shum Jr., Ken Jeong
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91
Crazy rich Asians was one of the surprises of 2018, it was able to attract positive reviews from critics and viewers. It was also very well received.The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh and Ken Jeong.
The Asian Kharpul film tells the story of a very wealthy Asian family whose son is engaged to a young American-Asian woman, and their wedding is set to take place in Singapore, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia’s rich and famous.
Crazy Rich Asians, a romantic comedy-drama, has been described as a very entertaining film that can entertain the viewer to the end, and has been praised by actors such as Constance Wu and Awkwafina.
9. The Death of Stalin (2017)
Director: Armando Iannucci
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96
The Death of Stalin is a 2018 comedy film directed by Armando lannucci. The film stars Adrian McLaughlin, Jeffrey Timber, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin Simon and Russell Beale.
The film Death to Stalin follows the last days of the Soviet dictator and goes on to discuss the events that followed his death, as well as the turmoil of the Soviet regime.
The series has been critically acclaimed, but despite critical acclaim, it has become one of the most overlooked comedy films of the last decade. However, The Death of Stalin also performed well in the awards season, and although we did not see it at the Academy Awards or the Golden Globes, it was nominated for two BAFTA Awards and at other awards such as the Film Critics and BIFA Awards.
8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Director: Martin McDonagh
Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Caleb Landry Jones
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90
Martin McDonagh may not be a prolific director, but his films have always attracted critics and viewers. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the third feature film he directed, and it was released in 2017, five years after the last film he directed.
Francis McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes and Peter Dinklage are among the actors who starred in the film.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, follows the story of a woman named Behnam Mildred, who is trying to legally pursue her daughter’s tragic death and eventually find her killer, but then faces police scandal. Mildred then rents three billboards to get police attention and pursue his daughter’s case.
The cast of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri had one of the best performances in Hollywood in the last decade.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is actually a drama, but it contains a comedy scene, or rather black comedy, which evokes more bitterness than it makes the viewer smile. Critics praised the script and direction of the film, as well as McDormand’s, Harrelson and Rockwell’s acclaim. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been nominated for a total of seven awards, including Best Picture of the Year, but only won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best supporting actor.
7. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood was Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film to hit theaters in the summer of 2019 and once again garnered positive reviews and acclaim from critics and audiences.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margo Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Maya Hawk and Margaret Coali are just a small part of the long list of stars and actors.
Once upon a time in Hollywood follows the story of Rick Dalton, best known for his role as a Western television actor, which was produced and released in the late 1950s and early 1960s and is now a declining star.
In this situation, his friend and stuntman Cliff Booth is the only one who accompanies him, who is rumored to have killed his wife. The film focuses more on the story of Rick and Cliff, but also has a parallel story based on Sharon Tate, who is Rick Dalton’s neighbour. The film is actually a religious tribute to the cinema of that time in Hollywood, and many believe that Tarantino’s new film is a personal work, and he also has an overview of his eight previous films.
The actors’ performance has been widely acclaimed, but the film has also met with opposition. Although the film cannot once be considered a complete comedy in Hollywood.
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Eventually, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and only won Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt and Best Screenplay.
6. The Favorite (2018)
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, Mark Gatiss, James Smith, Jenny Rainsford
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93
The Favorite is a historical and comedy-drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and released in 2018. The film stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Mark Gates, Nicholas Holt and Joe Alwyn.
The film takes place in the 18th century, when Britain was at war with France. The Favourite follows the story of a country controlled by Sarah Churchill, the Queen’s best friend, but with Abigail’s arrival, she becomes a serious contender for Sarah to be the Queen’s pet. The film deals with this historical period with a different and humorous narrative, and Lanthimos has been able to create a different work that has been praised by critics and audiences.
From the Queen’s point of view, the film always feels the need for someone to do its work and government affairs, followed by Abigail, who is trying to rise to the highest possible position, and Sarah, who is trying to maintain her position. A film that, in addition to creating comedy and comedy scenes, has been able to present its bitter scenes and messages well and become an influential film.
The film’s director and screenwriter have been critically acclaimed, but perhaps the most important part of the acclaim is the brilliant performance of Colman, Stone and Weisz, in which all three actors were nominated for an Academy Award. But Stone and Weiss failed to win the award. also The Favorite In total, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture of the Year, but won only one category.
6. The Big Sick (2017)
Director: Michael Showalter
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burnham
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98
The Big Sick Movie directed by Michael Showalter, was released in 2017. In this film, we witnessed the presence of actors such as Kamil Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anvim Kahir and Idy Bryant.
The film tells the big story of a man named Kumail Nanjiani who falls in love with a girl named Emily Gardner after meeting him, but there is a big problem and that is the big cultural difference between the families of these two people. The Kamil family are Muslims who are very strict about Kamil’s wedding and his future, as well as observing the rituals, but on the other hand, the Emily family is not very interested in Kamil and is looking to change their daughter’s mind.
The Big Sick is considered one of the best romantic comedy films of the last decade, which, in addition to creating high-level comedy scenes that do not offend the viewer’s mind, has been able to create moments for the viewer to think about the differences and the subject of the film. This has led viewers and critics to admire the film The Big Sick, and Nanjiani and Kazan’s performance has been widely acclaimed, with many believing that the film and the cast have been largely ignored during the awards season. An Oscar went to the original screenplay.
4. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin, Ben Falcone, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Spinella, Gregory Korostishevsky
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98
Can You Ever Forgive Me? A biographical, comedy and drama film directed by Marielle Heller, released in 2018. In his second directorial experience in a feature film, Heller collaborated with actors such as Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin and Anna Deavere Smith, and was able to once again attract critical acclaim, this time receiving more positive reviews from audiences.
The film follows the story of Lee Israel, the biography of a famous and very popular writer who cannot publish anything, because his ideas and writings were no longer the nature of the readers of that period, and so he decided to turn his art and work into something else.
The film was highly acclaimed, especially for its clever and comedic screenplay, and McCarthy’s performance. Can you forgive me? eventually won three Academy Awards, including Best Actress in a Leading Role for Melissa McCarthy, it was a huge success in McCarthy’s artistic career, and Heler’s work as a director became more and more popular with critics and film lovers, and he was able to prove himself as a talented director with high potential.
With a pleasant and calm narrative and a very good relationship and chemistry, Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant have been able to present an interesting work to the audience, which is not only aimed at making the audience laugh with superficial and clichéd works.
3. Eighth Grade (2018)
Director: Bo Burnham
Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Daniel Zolghadri, Fred Hechinger, Imani Lewis, Luke Prael
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99
Maturity-themed films have always been of interest to filmmakers. In most of these works, we see the use of the comedy element or even the making of a comedy.
Eighth Grade, directed by Bo Borneham, was released in 2018 and is one of those films with a comedy-style theme. The eighth-grade film follows the story of an eighth-grade student who becomes anxious in social situations during the last week of school and before going to high school, but then produces videos and publishes them on her blog, giving advice on life.
Undoubtedly, a large part of the success of the film Eighth Grade should be recorded under the name of Elsie Fischer, who with her brilliant performance was able to attract the admiration of critics and viewers.
Eighth Grade starring actors such as Produced by Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton and Emily Robinson, captures the life of a 13-year-old girl on the verge of puberty in the era of social media. This has made the film a dramatic comedy into a social work, which has been critically acclaimed and even attracted the attention of viewers.
In an age where we are witnessing the proliferation of social media and the growing use of it by the teen group, making such a film may be an opportunity to address social issues and problems that may arise for an individual during this period, and present Eighth Grade.
2. The Farewell (2019)
Director: Lulu Wang
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo, Gil Perez-Abraham, Ines Laimins
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98
In 2019, we saw the return of Awkwafina in The Farewell so that the actor would be noticed by critics and viewers outside of a commercial. Lulu Wang was the director of the comedy-drama film, and other actors such as Tezi Ma and Shuzhen Zhao were also present in the film.
The farewell film follows the story of a Chinese family who find out that their grandmother will only be alive for a short time, so they decide not to let her know and arrange a wedding to get together before she dies.
Awkwafina plays the role of the grandmother’s granddaughter, and her performance has been highly praised in The Farewell, and many consider her performance as one of the film’s main strengths. Awkwafina was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her role in Farewell, and won her first Golden Globe nomination experience to be a huge success.
The Farewell was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, which failed to win the award. Despite this success, there was no farewell film at this year’s Academy Awards, and Awkwafina’s name was not nominated for Best Actress. In addition to praising Awkwafina and playing the role of Grandmother, critics consider The Farewell to be one of the most emotional films of the last decade, and its focus on the family has made viewers more familiar with its characters and events throughout the film. These are some of the reasons why the farewell film is in the second place in the list of Rotten Tomatoes.
1. Booksmart (2019)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Diana Silvers, Skyler Gisondo, Billie Lourd, Molly Gordon
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97
It is not unreasonable to say that the underdog of puberty in Hollywood cinema has reached maturity, and every year we see the production and publication of successful cinematic works in this field. Booksmart is one of the newest films to be released in 2019. The film was, in fact, Olivia Wilde’s first directing experience, which became a launching pad for the new director, but a veteran actor.
Like many mature films, BookSmart is a comedy-drama that follows the story of Two academic teenage superstars, 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 night.
Much of the success of Booksmart is due to the brilliant performance of Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, who were nominated for a Golden Globe Award for their performance in BookSmart.
The story of the film is simple and very straightforward, but from the heart of this simplicity, we see a comedic and compelling narrative that has forced many critics and viewers to admire it.
In her first directing experience, Wilde presented a film that in addition to a comedic, engaging, and very entertaining experience, also addressed the problems of puberty well and did not simply present a superficial narrative. The characterization of the two main characters and the proper payment to the sub-characters have led the viewer to follow the characters and their fate to the end.
There was a lot of criticism during the awards season, but despite that, the film was one of the most controversial comedies of 2019, which was great success for the film.
With a pleasant narrative, the movie has become a work that can be easily recommended to anyone, and this is why Booksmart is at the top of the list.
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