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1. Everybody's Famous! (2000)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Deruddere | Stars: Josse De Pauw, Eva van der Gucht, Werner De Smedt, Thekla Reuten

Votes: 3,037 | Gross: $0.07M

2. The Big White (2005)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Robin Williams, Giovanni Ribisi, Holly Hunter, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 13,508

3. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 62,074

4. Where's Poppa? (1970)

R | 82 min | Comedy

When an attorney meets the girl of his dreams, he fears that his batty mother will scare her off, so he schemes to eliminate the senile old woman.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: George Segal, Ruth Gordon, Ron Leibman, Trish Van Devere

Votes: 1,564

5. Noises Off... (1992)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy

A travelling theater group find so much action going on behind-the-scenes, they almost ruin the performances.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty

Votes: 9,561 | Gross: $2.28M

6. Keeping Mum (2005)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

53 Metascore

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair, and his children are up to no good.

Director: Niall Johnson | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze

Votes: 31,765 | Gross: $1.62M

7. Serial Mom (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

A sweet mother finds herself participating in homicidal activities when she sees the occasion call for it.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 25,127 | Gross: $7.88M

8. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

36 Metascore

Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 71,137 | Gross: $14.64M

9. Hellzapoppin' (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical

Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 2,538

10. Death at a Funeral (2007)

R | 90 min | Comedy

67 Metascore

Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage, Ewen Bremner, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 103,389 | Gross: $8.58M

11. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Votes: 65,647 | Gross: $38.41M

12. Get Smart (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

54 Metascore

Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from rival spy agency KAOS.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Dwayne Johnson

Votes: 192,127 | Gross: $130.32M

13. Johnny English (2003)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Tasha de Vasconcelos

Votes: 139,093 | Gross: $28.08M

14. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter

Votes: 127,828 | Gross: $60.06M

15. Ruthless People (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater

Votes: 24,280 | Gross: $71.62M

16. Harold and Maude (1971)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 66,195

17. Rushmore (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

The extracurricular king of Rushmore Preparatory School is put on academic probation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 158,877 | Gross: $17.11M

18. Clay Pigeons (1998)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

After hearing that his wife sleeps with Clay, Earl kills himself, making it look like Clay shot him. She doesn't like it when Clay sees another woman instead. Bodies start piling up.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn, Janeane Garofalo, Gregory Sporleder

Votes: 10,187 | Gross: $1.79M

19. Goon (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

64 Metascore

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Eugene Levy

Votes: 80,333 | Gross: $4.17M

20. The Foot Fist Way (2006)

R | 85 min | Comedy

63 Metascore

An inept tae kwon do instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow tae kwon do enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Wallace.

Director: Jody Hill | Stars: Danny McBride, Ben Best, Mary Jane Bostic, Spencer Moreno

Votes: 10,734 | Gross: $0.23M

21. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick

Votes: 35,799 | Gross: $0.22M

22. The House of Yes (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

A mentally unbalanced young woman - who is convinced she is Jackie Kennedy - flies into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he is engaged.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Votes: 7,326 | Gross: $0.62M

23. The Last Supper (I) (1995)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.

Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard, Annabeth Gish, Jonathan Penner

Votes: 13,568 | Gross: $0.44M

24. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

28 Metascore

A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney

Votes: 30,754 | Gross: $10.56M

25. Employee of the Month (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A slacker competes with a repeat winner for the "Employee of the Month" title at work, in order to gain the affections of a new female employee.

Director: Greg Coolidge | Stars: Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard, Andy Dick

Votes: 42,371 | Gross: $28.44M

26. Swimming with Sharks (1994)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.

Director: George Huang | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 21,060 | Gross: $0.38M

27. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 130,608 | Gross: $3.33M

28. Bottle Rocket (1996)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Three friends plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler

Votes: 64,998 | Gross: $0.56M

29. The Promotion (2008)

R | 86 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.

Director: Steve Conrad | Stars: Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, Chris Conrad, Rick Gonzalez

Votes: 17,575 | Gross: $0.41M

30. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Horror

31 Metascore

A crime novelist, whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, must confront his worst fears, when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script.

Directors: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell | Stars: Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins

Votes: 13,487

31. How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A serial killer decides to teach the secrets of his satisfying career to a video store clerk.

Director: Luke Ricci | Stars: Dameon Clarke, Matthew Gray Gubler, Laura Regan, George Wyner

Votes: 1,957 | Gross: $0.00M

32. St. Vincent (2014)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell

Votes: 90,204 | Gross: $44.13M

33. Stretch (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

A hard-luck limo driver struggles to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie. He takes on a job with a crazed passenger, whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, James Badge Dale, Brooklyn Decker

Votes: 27,559

34. Extract (2009)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

61 Metascore

Joel, the owner of an extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis

Votes: 43,023 | Gross: $10.81M

35. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass | Stars: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 60,303 | Gross: $4.24M

36. The Bronze (2015)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

44 Metascore

A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson, Thomas Middleditch

Votes: 9,186 | Gross: $0.62M

37. Big Nothing (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A frustrated, unemployed professor joins forces with a scammer and a friend of his in a blackmailing scheme.

Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea | Stars: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Jon Polito

Votes: 28,555

38. Saint John of Las Vegas (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

32 Metascore

An ex-gambler is lured back into the game by a veteran insurance-fraud investigator.

Director: Hue Rhodes | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco, Sarah Silverman, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 2,720 | Gross: $0.10M

39. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles, Sheila Gish

Votes: 401

40. Boys Don't Cry (2000)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

A satirical look at the gangsters of Poland and some teens who accidentally get involved with them.

Director: Olaf Lubaszenko | Stars: Maciej Stuhr, Cezary Pazura, Michal Milowicz, Miroslaw Zbrojewicz

Votes: 4,641

41. Murder, He Says (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A pollster stumbles on a family of murderous hillbillies, and joins in their search for hidden treasure.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main, Jean Heather

Votes: 1,507



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