Comedy Movies Still in Demand Today

Posted on 15 Aug 00:00


Have you ever wondered what will become of this world if we don’t smile, laugh, or roll on our bellies while we laugh out loud? No doubt, we’ll be living like the citizens of “Basin City” as portrayed in Kurt Williams’ 2002 movie, Equilibrium. Where all forms of feeling are illegal and punishable by law. In fact, life will lose its flavor when there are no classic comedies to help us forget the buzzes and stresses of our lives.

So far, the world has had its fair share of rare movies, especially when it comes to the comedy scenes. While some are just seeing the light of day, others have been for as long as the golden age of Hollywood and even before that.

These classic films have been making people laugh since the very first day they hit the cinemas, and they’ll probably continue until the end of time. They are rare movies, and they are out of print movies. Nevertheless, they are priceless works of art that every die-hard movie buffs needs to see. This goes without saying that they are one of the most sought-after movies by serious movie buffs of today’s world.

If you are looking for classic comedy movies that will make you laugh and leave you with wide grins throughout the day, here are a few old movies to consider.

  1. A Night to Remember (1942)

A Night to Remember is about a man, Jeff Troy (Brian Aherne) and a woman, Nancy Troy (Loretta Young) who move into a gloomy apartment in the basement of a building in the city. Where all the inhabitants are targets of blackmail. When one of their newly found neighbors winds up dead in the basement of their building, Jeff and Nancy have no choice but to dig deeper for the truth. In the strive to unveil the truth behind the odd behaviors of their co-inhabitants, they stumble on the truth – that someone in the house is blackmailing the tenants and,  a man who used to be a private investigator. This very funny film is produced by Richard Wallace.

  1. Blithe Spirit (1945)

David Lean directed this fantasy comedy. The movie portrays a successful novelist. Charles Condomine (Rex Harrison) who, in the quest to acquire original material for his mysterious project, invites a voodoo woman, Madame Arcati (Margaret Rutherford) into his home. Madame Arcati performs her laughable rituals in front of Charles and his four companions, and it takes every nerve in their bodies, not to laugh at her eccentric rituals. When she was done with her enchantments, Charles’ ex-wife, Elvira (Kay Hammond) appears later causes the demise of Ruth (Constance Cummings), his present wife.

  1. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Christmas in Connecticut is a romantic comedy film that made even the serious movie buffs of 1945, tear up with laughter. It was directed by the renowned classic movie director Peter Godfrey. This romantic comedy film tells the story of a popular food writer, Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck) who had no choice but to live a façade to save everything that she has worked for. As a result, she has to live on a farm, with a fake husband and a fake baby. She later falls in love with one of her fans, a soldier, Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan). But little did they know that Jefferson’s soon-to-be-bride is planning to pay them a surprise visit.

  1. All of Me (1984)

This is another classic fantasy comedy for die-hard movie buffs. It portrays the story of an unsettled attorney and aspiring guitarist, Roger Cobb (Steve Martin). Cobb is tasked with an unusual assignment by a bedridden woman, Edwina Cutwater (Lily Tomlin). Edwina wants him to transfer her soul into beautiful Victoria Tennant’s (Terry Hoskins) body. But she ends up in Roger’s body, instead, and sheer hilarity ensues.  Directed by the great and incomparable writer, actor and director Carl Reiner.

  1. Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965)

This British historical comedy portrays the story of Moll Flanders (Kim Novak), an orphan, who grew as a servant. She has had her fair share of bad luck until she meets Jemmy and his cohorts. He initiates her into a life of crime and, at the end of the day, she ultimately ends up in a prison cell. This film was directed by Terence Young, as an adaptation for Daniel Defoe’s novel, Moll Flanders. 

Comedy films will always be 'King' and fill our lives with joy and laughter. hearts.

Other Popular Comedy Films:

Raising Arizona (1987)

The Nutty Professor (1963)

When Harry Met Sally (1989)


Meet the Parents (2000)

This is Spinal Tap (1984

Best in Show (2000)

And many, many more…


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