11+ Comedy Films That Might've Slipped By You This Year

Diply 29 Oct 2018

A good comedy movie is not only hard to pull off but sometimes might get overlooked in the wake of big-budget blockbusters that flood your news feed with trailers.

Today, we're looking at comedy films that came out this year that may have just slipped by you — but are probably worth checking out to some degree. All opinions here are completely subjective, so hopefully you'll find at least one gem on this list you haven't heard of before!

1. Eighth Grade

IMDb | IMDb

An all-too-real look at our awkward lives before high school, Eighth Grade was written and directed by musical comedian Bo Burnham. The film was originally only set to hit select theaters, but due to its reception by critics an audiences alike, it eventually came to many more theaters globally.

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2. Sorry To Bother You

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While this film had a bit more advertising and distribution than some others on this list, it's worth pointing out just in case you missed it! Lakeith Stanfield stars as telemarketer Cassius Green, who stumbles on a ridiculous key to success that changes everything.

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3. Game Night

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Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star together in this film about friends who love playing board games together until a real mystery starts to unravel when a kidnapping occurs. Action, laughs, and classic Bateman getting flustered at situations — it's a really fun ride.

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4. Entanglement

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Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch portrays a depressed, odd man who falls in love with someone who was almost his sister — yeah, and that's only where it starts to get weird. It's a dark, awkward take on romantic comedy.

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5. Slice

YouTube | A24

Murder, pizza, and werewolves — Slice not only has an awesome cast but a unique story. It's thrilling, it's action-packed, and it's freakin' hilarious. Chance the Rapper has comedy chops!

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6. Blockers

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Blockers takes the idea of the "teen prom night" comedy and does something different with it. The film focuses more on the parents attempting to stop their daughters from losing their virginities...and John Cena is one of the stars. It works!

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7. Oh Lucy!

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Josh Hartnett plays an English teacher who gives our protagonist, brilliantly performed by Shinobu Terajima, an alternative personae: "Lucy." When Hartnett's character disappears, "Lucy" sets out on her own quest to find him. It's awkward, dark, and a lot of fun.

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8. Ideal Home

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Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd play a hilariously bickering couple who find themselves suddenly having to raise a 10-year-old boy. It's worth it for the banter alone, and the ending is pretty sweet too.

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9. The Death of Stalin

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Another film that only hit select theaters, The Death of Stalin has an all-star cast and asks what the world would look like if Stalin had lived until the year 1953...and then suddenly got sick and died. Truly a work of black comedy art.

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10. Tully

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A dark and realistic comedy, Tully takes a hard look at family, the modern world, and life in your 30s. Not a feel-good comedy, really, but one that will make you think and feel.

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11. Tag

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In my oppinion, this movie was way better than it had any right to be. Loosely based on a true story, Tag kept it thrilling and fun the whole way through.

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Plus, they had an all-star cast that you wouldn't normally dream of putting together. 

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Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress, and Jeremy Renner?! Sorry, but how can you really go wrong here?

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12. A Simple Favor 

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While I'll admit, this film definitely leans more heavily on the crime drama aspect of the story, the comedy here is solid! Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively absolutely slay on screen together.

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13. The Party

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A star-studded cast brings you into a party film with a noir twist. It's witty, it's pretty, and it will keep you guessing what's really up until the very end.

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14. The Happy Time Murders

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There are definitely mixed reviews when it comes to this one, but if you're looking for something that you can just close your mind off to and not think about, it's a lot of fun!

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Maybe not watching the trailers was the best call, because I definitely didn't see this scene coming.

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#SorryNotSorry but I had a lot of fun with this movie, not knowing what to expect. I'm sure you're all battling it out in the comments before even reading this, so have fun with that.But when the puppeteer from Muppet Treasure Island is back for an R-rated comedy, I couldn't help but go see it.

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