The year 2016 has been a tough year for many. Whether this is due to the tensions rising between different nations, election results, or all the disappointing movies, comedy films or the more intense ones, that were recently released, finding something to distract you from the stress is always a good way to calm down your nerves.
So to forget about all recent events that may be hanging over your shoulder, ExploreTalent is offering a list of comedy films released in 2016 that will surely lighten up the mood or even brighten up the remainder of your year.
2016 Comedy Films of Every Sub-Genre
1. Crime Comedy: The Nice Guys
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe star in a movie that embraces the glory of the seventies, and it is the perfect nod to iconic buddy comedy films released in the past. In The Nice Guys, the two portray the anti-hero tropes perfectly by infusing the right amount of comedy and action to keep the plot engaging. Even if The Nice Guys completely bombed in the box office, it is safe to say that this is one movie gem that you might want to set your eyes on.
2. Superhero Comedy: Deadpool
Sure, Captain America and even the poorly received Suicide Squad may have been bigger box office hits, but the perfect combination of both comedy and superhero action easily made Deadpool one of the best comedy films of the year. The movie proved to be worth the gamble for the studio behind it, and the right amount of smart marketing and a good script plummeted this movie to an overnight success. Luckily, audiences will get to see a sequel that is currently in pre-production.
3. Animated Comedy: Sausage Party
Don’t let the cute animation fool you because this movie is definitely not safe for kids. There’s drug use, violence, and a lot of sexual themes surrounding Sausage Party, but that didn’t stop it from being both a critical and commercial success. Like Deadpool, Sausage Party proved that you don’t necessarily have to stick to traditional themes when delivering a raunchy comedy film.
4. Satire Comedy: Hail, Caesar!
The Coen brothers have long been known for their ability to produce films that span various genres, so Hail, Caesar! wasn’t exactly a surprise move from the duo. In the film, Georgy Clooney plays a wacky old Hollywood actor who gets kidnapped by communists. It is up to Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) to solve the case, and as he digs deeper into solving the mystery, he meets a lot of hilarious characters along the way.
5. Comedy-Drama: Swiss Army Man
Swiss Army Man is another of those unconventional comedy films. It involves an uncanny friendship between a man and a corpse, and it includes a million fart references made throughout the film. That alone was enough to make some attendees leave during the film’s initial screening, but there’s really more to Swiss Army Man than just nonsense comedy.
Surprisingly, the movie had a lot of heart and emotion courtesy of an outstanding performance delivered by lead star Paul Dano. There’s also something very amusing when it comes to actually seeing Daniel Radcliffe as a corpse, it is definitely a far cry from his Harry Potter days.