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'The Laughter Dies': When the Frat Pack Gets Emotional

Some of modern comedy's best known comedic actors - including Ferrell, Rogen, Hill, and co. - try to take things a bit more seriously, with some powerful results, John C Reilly in "We Need to Talk About Kevin", Jonah Hill in "Wolf of Wall Street" and "Moneyball" or Steve Carrell in "Foxcatcher".

Best Comedy Movies of 2020

They say suffering breeds comedy — by that logic, 2020 should be the funniest year for movies on record. Whether that's true or not, you can judge: we've collected the biggest and best comedy movies of 2020 right here, for your viewing pleasure.

'From Stage to Screen': Stand Up Comedy Cinema

This group of films follows stand-up comedians in their struggles with hecklers, overly bright stage-lights, and crippling depression. Make sure to check out Jenny Slate in 'Obvious Child' for a fine example of mumblecore-lite.

Judd Apatow Comedy

The most prominent comedy director and producer of our generation, Apatow is undisputed master of the lovable man-child genre, boasting such modern classics as 'Knocked Up', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', and 'The 40 Year Old Virgin'. Check out 'Celtic Pride' for one of his less well-known early works (although admittedly it may be less well-known for a reason).

'Bitterest of the Sweet': Best Modern Dramedy

For those not familiar with the term, this collection offers the very best dramatic comedy modern cinema has to offer: including Paul Giamatti in 'Sideways', Paul Giamatii in 'Win Win', Paul Giamatti in 'American Splendor'... wait a minute

'Movies Like Juno': Best Modern Indie Comedy

Enjoy our collection of the best independent comedy movies from recent years, including 'Juno', 'Ghost World', and recent addition 'In a World...': the immensely talented Lake Bell's debut work!

'Movies Like The Way Way Back': Dysfunctional Family Dramedy

Movies in the vein of 'Little Miss Sunshine' and 'The Way Way Back': indie dramedies portraying the rivalries, squabbles, and resentments of seriously dysfunctional families. Hopefully they don't hit too close to home!

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