The Top 10 Most Grossing Comedy Films in the Last 10 Years

The Top 10 Most Grossing Comedy Films in the Last 10 Years ...

In the 1920s and 30s, silent clowns like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton were ascending, before giving way to classic Hollywood''s fast-talking screwball adaptations. This continued when independent cinema became mainstream in the 1990s and in the 2010s.

The taste of the audience may change, but the desire to laugh is constant. Laughter is the best medicine, after all, and audiences have certainly had a lot to learn from over the past decade. Fortunately, these eight most successful movies have spanned a variety of genres, from musicals and superhero films to sci-fi and feel-good dramedies. (Note: This list excludes animated kids'' films and comedies from the Chinese market.)

When a raucous fraternity approaches the house next door, Mac and Kelly throw loud, wild parties that keep the couple up all night. A feud ensues between the couple and Teddy''s president, according to Zac Efron.

Both Byrne and Efron are fantastic, especially when it comes to imposing zingers on each other. Neighbors is the first movie in which Efron really shed his Disney star personality and grew himself to be a versatile actor.

The Bellas, an a cappella group qui is competing against a German musical group for the prize of world singing champions, is focussed on Pitch Perfect 2. It focuses on everything that made the original successful: a witty script, fantastic original music, and engaging performances from the ensemble cast, all while also the profound camaraderie among the lead actors.

In the first film, Hailee Steinfeld and Rebel Wilson, as well as Keegan Michael-Key, feature the musical performance of Elizabeth Banks. None of the songs from the film is quite as catchy as the first one, but some of them will stick in your head long after the credits have rolled.

Inspired by a true story, Green Book follows African-American pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on his 1962 tour of the Deep South. He is accompanied by Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), his Italian-American driver and bodyguard. The central narrative focuses on Shirley and Lip''s friendship.

Green Book was a significant as a commercial success, and went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture. However, some critics complained that it did not engage fully with its subject matter, rather than accepting feel-good tropes. A few compared it Driving Miss Daisy, another movie accused of lying about the harsh realities of racism. These criticisms may be valid, but Green Book is nonetheless a well-crafted and life-affirming film with more than enough courage and humor to justify a viewing.

"We Jump Street, and we ''bout to jump in yo ass." 22 Jump Street is the sequel to 21 Jump Street in 2012, which in turn was inspired by the late 80s. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star in this buddy cop romp about two detectives acting as college students in order to track down a drug dealer.

Tatum, who played Jenko in the narrator, is renowned for his neurotic and fast-talking Schmidt. For years to come, Hill ad-libs a slam poem, prompting criticism. "Cynthia!" Hill says, throwing in some interpretive dance for good measure. "Cyn-thi-a! Jesus died for our sin-thi-as!" Genius.

Part III of The Hangover involves a group of buddies who spend a hot night in Vegas and then try to find their missing friend Alan. In Part 3, the lead characters must deal with some unfinished business from the first film. The original film was a runaway success, and made a star out of Bradley Cooper.

Part 3 made a big splash at the box office, proving that audiences still connected with Zach Galifianakis, Cooper, Ed Helms, and, certainly, Ken Jeong. However, critics gave the film mostly negative reviews. They have a point. The film is lacking the ''nuclearity of the first, and the script is much weaker. The jokes are less, and they don''t land with the same force. The third time isn''t always the charm.

The Intouchables is a French comedy-drama about the relationship between a paralyzed man (Francois Cluzet) and his caretaker (Omar Sly). In France, this was a phenomenon before discovering fans the world over, including Steven Spielberg, who ranked it as one of his all-time favorites.

Some viewers might think The Intouchables is too saccharine. Others will enjoy its relaxing tone and soothing narrative. Not to mention, the performances from the leads alone are worth the admission fee.

Mark Wahlberg, Seth McFarlane, and Mila Kunis star in this film about an immature slacker, and her foulmouthed talking teddy bear. It''s also McFarlane''s directorial debut, following his work on the popular animated series Family Guy.

Most of the best jokes come from the bear himself, who is essentially an insult comedy fused with a Build-a-Bear. He is debauched and crude, and his uninteresting remarks (which one person could never remove) are even hilarious. The plot is somewhat generic, but Ted makes up for with a seemingly unintelligent stream of jokes and whacky situations, including a near-fatal duck attack.

Men in Black was one of the most significant musical adaptations of the 1990s. Along with Tommy Lee Jones'' charisma and Rick Baker''s creative alien creations, the three films boasted the same capabilities, as well as much improved special effects.

Men in Black 3 is a well-executed sequel to the first two films. The time travel subplot revolving around the young Agent K is quite well-executed. The film isn''t particularly original or groundbreaking, but it provides plenty of humor to delight fans.

The result of Deadpool 2''s offbeat comedy is a love letter to the superhero genre as well as a satire.

The script is hilarious and self-aware, with Deadpool stumbling the fourth wall and engaging genre conventions. A third film is currently in development, this time by Marvel Studios, following Disney''s acquisition of 21st Century Fox in 2019.

Ryan Reynolds'' passion for Deadpool is evident to see. Rhett Reese, a writer of the script, has described Reynolds as "the keeper of the Deadpool flame for many years... if we ever do something that is off the rails of Deadpool, or if it doesn''t feel like Deadpool, he takes it."

Reynolds likes Deadpool''s gleeful humor and aggressive attitude toward violence. It''s no small feat to make such a bizarre character so likable. This time, with the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe at his disposal, the results might be spectacular.