Now that we are halfway through the year, 2019 has already delivered a slew of excellent comedy films – and more are still to come! Comedy is one of those rare film genres that practically everyone enjoys, regardless of age, gender or taste, so these top films are definitely must-sees if you are a fan of enjoying a good laugh. Here are 2019’s most exciting and hilarious comedies to add to your watch list as soon as possible!
Not so long ago, DC Films was in clear contrast to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s bright, colourful, and joke-laden movies. However, Shazam has shaped up to be DC’s first truly comedic superhero movie, making a refreshing change from epic but serious titles like Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Director David F Sandberg’s newest movie revolves around a young boy who suddenly develops the power to transform into a lithe superhero simply by saying the word “Shazam!”.
The film’s trailer has already hinted at its lighter tone, and while this won’t be a full-on spoof, it definitely won’t be as heavy to watch as Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In this update to Big, insecure Issa Rae stars as the long-suffering personal assistant to a high-profile boss. Things take a turn when the boss (played by Regina Hall) ends up trapped in the body of a 13 year old girl, creating a uniquely entertaining dynamic with a fair amount of cringe-factor therein as well.
Little has great potential as a classic body-swap comedy film, and as it features two of the genre’s best current actresses, it might just turn out to be one of 2019’s top laugh-out-loud watches. If you ever feel like taking an hour’s break from your online slots Singapore, this is the perfect watch for you!
#3: Men in Black: International
Twenty years ago, an unlikely but entertaining duo of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones gave the world one of the best sci-fi comedies it has ever seen. Now, Sony is looking to continue that winning streak with a pairing of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as a new team of MiB agents looking to save the day once more.
In this film, Hemsworth plays the alien-fighting veteran, while Thompson is the sassy new recruit he needs to contend with. This might sound familiar, but thankfully, MiB: International does not try to replicate the formula of its predecessor; rather, it is creating a whole new chemistry altogether with its all-star cast and classic heritage combined.
#2: Detective Pikachu
The first live-action Pokémon movie already has plenty of buzz surrounding it, no doubt in part thanks to Ryan Reynold’s role in it.
The movie appears to be pushing itself out of its comfort zone somewhat by introducing a real life element, but it still stays fresh, fun, and true to its inspiration. However, whether or not its box office performance will match its hype is still to be seen…
#1: The Beach Bum
Have you ever pictured Matthew McConaughey dressed up as a poet-come-stoner wearing a long, blonde Thor wig and a G-string? Us neither, but that’s exactly what you’ll get when you watch The Beach Bum. McConaughey plays Moondog, the main character in James Franco’s upcoming film, which looks like it will be as much of a crazy ride as Alien in Spring Breakers.
Joining Moondog’s mission as he tries to get as ripped as he can in Miami, Florida are Zac Efron, Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, and even Jimmy Buffet. This concept is about as new and exciting as it gets, and there’s no doubt that McConaughey will deliver a laugh a minute, bright yellow bong in tow!