Golden Globes Best Movie - Comedy Nominees Ranked by User Ratings

by IMDb-Editors | created - 13 Dec 2015 | updated - 08 Jan 2016 | Public

The Golden Globes voters have nominated five movies in the Best Movie - Comedy category. There is a wide range of IMDb User ratings for these films. The nominated comedies that have been released have an average rating of 7.5. Read on to learn which Golden Globe Comedy nominee IMDb Users thought was the very best. — Sara Bibel

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1. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 334,493 | Gross: $70.26M

The Big Short tied for first place among IMDb users, garnering a 8.1 rating. The comedic take on the housing crisis of 2008 has only been in wide release since December 23, but more than 19,000 of you have already weighed in on the film. Given that it's the true story of people who used their quantitative skills to predict the collapse of the mortgage industry, it's no surprise that it appeals to data-loving IMDb users.

2. The Martian (2015)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

Votes: 720,832 | Gross: $228.43M

The Martian was one of the year's best films according to IMDb users, earning a 8.1 user rating. However, there is some controversy about whether this film is a comedy or drama. Genre disputes aside, you loved the saga of the astronaut trapped on Mars so much that it came in third on IMDb's list of the top 10 movies of 2015 and was ranked as one of IMDb's Top 250 Movies of all time.

3. Spy (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

75 Metascore

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham

Votes: 221,764 | Gross: $110.83M

Spy scored a 7.1 user rating, more than a point below The Martian and The Big Short. However, it ranked half a point higher than the previous film starring Melissa McCarthy and directed by Paul Feig, The Heat, which garnered a 6.6 user rating.

4. Joy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

56 Metascore

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 122,913 | Gross: $56.45M

Joy, which ranked fourth with a 6.7, is the third collaboration between director David O. Russell, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper. Their first film, Silver Linings Playbook was also nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Comedy. It notched a strong 7.8 rating. Their second film, American Hustle, won the Golden Globe in this category, and scored a 7.2 user rating.

5. Trainwreck (2015)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn

Votes: 125,660 | Gross: $110.21M

Trainwreck was the lowest-rated comedy nominee, garnering a 6.4 user rating. Comedian Amy Schumer both starred in and wrote the romantic comedy about a woman who does not believe in monogamy. Her television series, "Inside Amy Schumer," has a much-stronger 7.3 user rating.

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