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10 Best Comedy Movies on HBO Max 2022

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The comedy movie’s history dates back to 1895 when the first silent comedy movie, “Watering the Gardener,” aired. It was also the first time a fictional story was depicted in any film. Later the genre expanded more and more, and now you can find everything from classics to blockbuster hits with one click. But sometimes, it becomes overwhelming to search from so many options.

Well, if you don’t want to spend all day looking through the options available yet want something to make you laugh? We have everything you are looking for. Here’s the list of the 10 best comedy movies on HBO Max.

Free Guy

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Free Guy

Director: Shawn Levy

Writer: Matt Lieberman, Zak Penn

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Runtime: 1 hr. 55 mins

Free Guy is an American movie released in the US after a year-long delay on August 13, 2021. The movie’s concept earned favorable reviews from critics, who compared it to Sci-Fi movies and action video games. In addition, the film was nominated at the 94th Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects.

It depicts the story of a bank teller who learns he is a non-player avatar in a hugely multiplayer online game. He teams up with a player to uncover proof that the CEO of a videogame stole the source code for the player’s game.

The Wedding Singer

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The Wedding Singer

Director: Frank Coraci

Writer: Tim Herlihy

Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Runtime: 1 hrs. 37 mins

It’s a 1998 romantic comedy that grossed over $128 million globally and received positive reviews from critics.

It’s a story about a wedding singer who falls in love with a waitress, but they both get engaged to different people. Finally, however, destiny intervenes to unite them again.

Let Them All Talk

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Let Them All Talk

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Deborah Eisenberg

Cast: Meryl Streep, Gemma Chan, Dianne Wiest

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Runtime: 1 hr. 53 mins

Let Them All Talk is an American comedy-drama released on HBO Max on December 10, 2020. The film was successful in earning all positive reviews from critics.

Its story is about a famous writer who goes on a trip with her friends and nephew to have fun. All four were on a trip to build their relationship, but things eventually went wrong.

The Heat

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The Heat

Director: Paul Feig

Writer: Katie Dippold

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Runtime: 1 hr. 57 mins

The Heat is an action comedy film released in the US on June 28, 2013. It was successful, grossing over $229 million against its $43 million budget. Later the film won a People’s Choice Award for Favourite Comedic Movie.

The Heat Follows the FBI Agent, and Boston detective tasked to take down a mobster in Boston.

Miss Congeniality (2000)

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Miss Congeniality

Director: Donald Petrie

Writer: Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Runtime: 1 hr. 49 mins

An American comedy released by Warner Bros. Pictures on December 22, 2000. The film was successful, garnering mostly good responses from the audience. Later the sequel Miss Congeniality 2 came in 2005.

It follows the undercover FBI agent who is attending the Beauty Pageant event. He is an undercover agent who must stop the group from bombing the event.

Scary Movie

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Scary Movie

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans

Writer: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson

Cast: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Marlon Wayans

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Runtime: 1 hr. 28 mins

Scary Movie is an American spoof film of several genres such as horror, slasher, comedy, and mystery. The audience received it well, and its success spawned four other movie sequels.

It’s about a group of teenagers who accidentally killed a man and dumped the body in a river to hide it. But several years later, a man wearing a mask kills them one by one.

Wedding Crashers

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Wedding Crashers

Director: David Dobkin

Writer: Steve Faber, Bob Fisher

Cast: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Runtime: 1 hr. 59 mins

Wedding Crashers premiered on July 15, 2005, and made $288.5 million. It was a critical and commercial success and was praised for reviving the popularity of adult R-rated movies.

It’s a story about a pair of womanizers who go to a random wedding to enjoy and take advantage of women. But one of them falls for the lady with whom they just intended to enjoy.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Director: Jay Roach

Writer: Mike Myers, Michael McCullers

Cast: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Runtime: 1 hr. 35 mins

It’s a 1999 American spy comedy, the second installment in the Austin Powers franchise. The film was a box-office success and received a nomination at the 72nd Academy Awards for Best Makeup.

Its plot centered on Dr. Evil inventing the time machine and back to the 1960s to steal Austin’s powers.

The Hangover (2009)

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The Hangover

Director: Todd Phillips

Writer: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Runtime: 1 hr. 40 mins

It is a 2009 American comedy movie and the first part of the Hangover trilogy. The movie succeeded in becoming the tenth highest-grossing movie of the year.

It tells the tale of three best buddies who came to Las Vegas to enjoy Doug’s bachelor party. But they woke up without memory of the previous night and missed the party. So now they must find their friend Doug’s place before his marriage.

Risky Business (1983)

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Risky Business

Director: Paul Brickman

Writer: Paul Brickman

Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Runtime: 1 hr. 39 mins

It’s a 1938 teen comedy-drama successfully earning $63 million against the budget of $6.2 million. It follows the adventure of a teenager in Chicago. He tries to do something fun(or at least he thought it was fun) in his house while his parents are away. Soon he finds the situation getting out of hand and regrets everything.



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