Generally humorous films that are intended to amuse possibly by exaggeration or parody
  • Americanization of Emily, The - 1964 Oscar-nominated film written by Paddy Chayefsky
  • Bananas - 1971 Woody Allen comedy about populist revolutions in Latin America
  • Castle, The - 1997 movie about a family fighting for their home against corporate and government interests
  • Dr. Strangelove - 1964 Cold War satire film directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • Duck Soup - 1933 Marx Brothers comedy about the fictional country of Freedonia
  • Election - 1999 movie about high school elections, "overachievers" and ethical and moral choices
  • Harry's War - 1981 satire film written and directed by Kieth Merrill and starring Edward Herrmann
  • Mouse that Roared, The - 1959 Cold War comedy starring Peter Sellers
  • Ninotchka - 1939 romantic comedy starring Greta Garbo
  • Quiet Man, The - 1952 Oscar-winning movie starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara
  • Sleeper - 1973 science fiction comedy starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
  • Wag the Dog - 1997 Barry Levinson film about spin doctoring a political scandal
  • What About Bob? - 1991 comedy movie about a psychiatrist and his patient


Comedy film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Comedy film is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. Also, films in this style typically have a happy ending (the black comedy being an exception). One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies. Comedy, unlike other film genres, puts much more focus on individual stars, with many former stand-up comic transitioning to the film industry due to their popularity. While many comic films are lighthearted stories with no intent other than to amuse, others contain political or social commentary (such as Wag the Dog and Man of the Year). ..."