Once in a while you need a good laugh. So download, buy or rent a comedy movie and watch it in the comfort of your own home.
I don’t watch a lot of comedy movies, but the once on my favorites list are hidden gems I adore and re-watch multiple times.
My Favorite Comedy Movies
Kingsman: The Secret Service – starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine
While Harry Hart (Colin Firth) recruits a street kid named Eggsy (Taron Egerton) for a super secret spy organization called Kingsman, Richard Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) is planning something evil. Not only does Eggsy need to survive a competitive training program, he also has to help the Kingsman save the world.
Grab some popcorn, switch off your brain and laugh at the violent but hilarious action scenes. Some of the killing scenes are so ridiculous that you can’t stop yourself from laughing. It’s a rather violent comedy at times that isn’t for the squeamish people amongst us.
I love the actors in this movie. I never knew that Colin Firth could pull off action like he does in Kingsman. Very impressive. In my head, Samuel L. Jackson is always the very well put together and stern Nick Fury, but in Kingsman he’s the villain who gets sick at the sight of blood. I’m not sure if he has played a character like this before. It was fun to watch.
The actor who plays Eggsy, Taron Egerton, also did a great job. I haven’t heard of him before, but he looks like a great actor to watch out for.
Kingsman has some nice plot twists, great action sequences, and it’s funny.
My rating: 7.3
IMDb rating: 7.9
A Long Way Down – starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul
On New Year’s Eve, four strangers find themselves on the roof of a building know for suicides. Martin (Pierce Brosnan) was a famous talk show host whose carrier got ruined after it turned out that he dated a 15 year old girl. Maureen (Toni Collette) is a lonely single mother without much of a life. Jess (Imogen Poots) is simply heartbroken and reckless, and J.J. (Aaron Paul) has cancer (or so he says).
The four strangers form a pact: they will have to stay alive at least until the next popular suicide date, Valentine’s Day. And that’s how this story begins.
Now you’re wondering: how can a movie about suicide be funny!? Well, it’s actually very well put together and the humor is quite tasteful. At the end, there’s even an uplifting message. So I think it’s a cute comedy drama well worth watching.
Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul have starred alongside each other before in Need for Speed. So it was nice to see the two of them together again. They have some great on-screen chemistry.
My rating: 7.5
IMDb rating: 6.4
Last Vegas – starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline
What do you do when you’re 60 and one of your best friends is finally getting married? You go to Vegas of course!
Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman), and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends forever. Sam is married but the marriage lacks something in the bedroom department. Archie’s wife passed away but he has an adorable grandchild and an overprotective son who won’t let Archie do the things he loves (like party and dance). Paddy married the girl who got away from Billy and who’s death affected Paddy’s and Billy’s friendship, and Billy is now engaged to a girl half his age.
These are the ingredients for a humorous and heartfelt comedy. The four gentlemen did an amazing job! The acting is on point, the humor is on point and I love it.
My rating: 8
IMDb rating: 6.7
And if you’re not in the mood to laugh, you can always check out my Movies That Will Make You Cry list.