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1. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 149,987 | Gross: $41.19M

2. Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy

6.0
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30 Metascore

Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow

Votes: 55,395 | Gross: $104.03M

3. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.3
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 19,487

4. Other People (I) (2016)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.

Director: Chris Kelly | Stars: Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow

Votes: 8,274 | Gross: $0.09M

5. Don't Think Twice (2016)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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83 Metascore

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.

Director: Mike Birbiglia | Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard

Votes: 15,883 | Gross: $4.42M

6. Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013– )

21 min | Comedy

7.6
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Kevin Hart and other celebrities play a comic fictionalized version of themselves in this parody of similarly named reality shows. Episodes often feature Kevin Hart's attempts to gain celebrity and his jealousy of his friends.

Stars: Kevin Hart, Duane Martin, Nick Cannon, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

Votes: 3,878

7. The End of Love (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

5.9
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56 Metascore

When the mother of his infant son unexpectedly passes away, struggling actor Mark grapples with fatherhood and his inability to grow up. And when he sparks with a single mother, he learns how his choices have real-life consequences.

Director: Mark Webber | Stars: Mark Webber, Alia Shawkat, Shannyn Sossamon, Isaac Love

Votes: 1,624 | Gross: $0.01M

8. High Road (2011)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.3
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A drug-dealer goes cross country with a group of roadies to deliver or else he'll be killed by a group of gangsters.

Director: Matt Walsh | Stars: Ben Boodman, Kathryn Burns, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Coleman

Votes: 1,526

9. I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)

TV-PG | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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60 Metascore

About a man who has trouble with his job, trouble with women, and uses food to deal with it all.

Director: Jeff Garlin | Stars: Jeff Garlin, Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt, Dan Castellaneta

Votes: 3,148 | Gross: $0.19M

10. Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, Long Island, "Last Summer in the Hamptons" concerns a large theatrical family spending the last weekend of their summer together at the ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Victoria Foyt, Viveca Lindfors, Jon Robin Baitz, Savannah Smith Boucher

Votes: 346 | Gross: $0.40M

11. UCB Comedy Originals (2007– )

Short, Comedy

6.1
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UCB Comedy is the home for Sketch and Short Films from the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Stars: Matt Besser, Timothy Dunn, Jim Santangeli, Cody Lindquist

Votes: 39

12. The UCB Show (2016– )

TV-PG | Comedy

7.1
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A weekly variety showcase for the best sketch, characters and stand-up homegrown at the UCB Theatres in LA and NYC. Hosted by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh

Votes: 61

13. Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza (2011– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The legendary comedian Drew Carey has yet another tv show

Stars: Bob DerKach, Drew Carey, Jonathan Mangum, Rich Fields

Votes: 1,109

14. New Year's Day (1989)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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A man returns to his sublet apartment to find the previous tenants, three offbeat young women, still in residence, under the mistaken belief that they have the apartment until the end of ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Maggie Wheeler, Gwen Welles, Melanie Winter, Henry Jaglom

Votes: 245

15. Queen of the Lot (2010)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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42 Metascore

An electronic ankle bracelet and being under house arrest aren't about to stop up-and-coming actress Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) from the two things she craves the most: real fame and ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Tanna Frederick, Noah Wyle, Christopher Rydell, David Proval

Votes: 89 | Gross: $0.16M

16. On the Spot (2003– )

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Only Half a script and the audience makes up the rest and when you hear that bell the person who ever just said the last line has to make up a completely new one "On the Spot"

Stars: Jeff Bryan Davis, Jordan Black, Arden Myrin, Erinn Hayes

Votes: 45

17. Drawfee (2014– )

Animation, Comedy

9.0
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The Drawfee Channel is a comedic Let's-Draw Youtube channel headed by H. Caldwell Tanner and Nathan Yaffe of CollegeHumor, with guests from the CollegeHumor and Dorkly offices.

Stars: Nathan Yaffe, Julia Lepetit, Jacob Andrews, Caldwell Tanner

Votes: 12

18. The Browsing Effect (2018)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

4.2
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The seemingly endless possibilities of dating apps send a group of friends into a whirlwind of sex, jealousy, and self-doubt in this ensemble comedy that examines dating culture in the age of swiping.

Director: Michael K. Feinstein | Stars: Jeff Feringa, Cal Gibson, Jane Casserly, Maria Olsen

Votes: 111

19. The Bigfoot Project (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy

4.6
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A bush-league group of amateur filmmakers spend two weeks in the backwoods of Georgia searching for the mysterious Bigfoot.

Director: Ricardo Herrera | Stars: Andy Goldenberg, Emily O'Brien, Nick Armstrong, Arnie Pantoja

Votes: 170

20. The M Word (2014)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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47 Metascore

When hotshot New York TV exec Charlie Moon is brought in to assess a struggling local station, children's show host Moxie Landon pitches him a documentary about menopause featuring her mother.

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli, Corey Feldman, Frances Fisher

Votes: 42

21. LAID: Life as It's Dealt (2013)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A young male escort falls for the "girl next door", only to find himself caught between two colliding worlds.

Directors: Andrew Rodriguez, J.D. Stimson Jr. | Stars: J.D. Stimson Jr., Jessica Kinney, Andrew Rodriguez, Jennie Baek

Votes: 21

22. Malignant Humor (2017)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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An improv team struggles with the line between humor and heart when they're booked to perform at a high school after a major tragedy.

Director: Nick Sheehan | Stars: Cayley Costello, Sara Frost, Zoey Bond, Aline Mayagoitia

23. Ovation (I) (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Maggie Chase, now a passionate theater actress, must follow her mind or heart when she falls for a slick television star.

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Tanna Frederick, James Denton, Stephanie Fredricks, Cathy Arden

Votes: 23

24. Just 45 Minutes from Broadway (2012)

R | 112 min | Drama

5.0
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31 Metascore

The story involves the Isaacs, a group of theater actors inhabiting a country home in Westchester County, New York. Present are patriarch George "Grisha" Isaacs (Jack Heller), his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Tanna Frederick, Judd Nelson, Jack Heller, Diane Salinger

Votes: 39 | Gross: $0.12M

25. Therapy with Pami (2020– )

Comedy

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After her seventh divorce, Beverly Hills influencer/entrepreneur/socialite Pami, seeks sliding-scale therapy with the unflappable Dr. L. Together, they work to peel back the layers of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephanie Erb, Kaitlin Huwe, Lyndsi LaRose

26. Festival in Cannes (2001)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy

5.9
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46 Metascore

Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Anouk Aimée, Rachel Bailit, Greta Scacchi, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 533 | Gross: $0.30M

27. Instant Recall (2010– )

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Add a Plot

Stars: Wink Martindale, Angela Daun, Reggie Gaskins, Amy Highfill

Votes: 12

28. Portlandia (2009)

133 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Laura Spitze | Stars: Ian Anderson-Priddy, Alex Ansary, Charles Ayers, Zachary Ayers

Votes: 9

29. Keeping Up with the Downs (2010 TV Movie)

15 min | Comedy

8.6
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Three brothers are forced to coexist, after years of separation, amidst the harsh realities of life in Los Angeles.

Director: Andrew Spieler | Stars: Brian Atkinson, Patrick Curran, Stephen J. Lattanzi, Kelsey Collins Keener

Votes: 42

30. Improv All Stars (2001 TV Special)

89 min | Comedy

7.9
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Drew Carey accompanied by Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Brad Sherwood, Kathy Kinney, Chip Esten, Sean Masterson, Julie Larson, and Laura Hall at the piano, star in a 90 minute (... See full summary »

Director: Sharon Trojan Hollinger | Stars: Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Kathy Kinney

Votes: 108

31. Worm (IV) (2013)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.2
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In a time where recreational parasites induce your wildest fantasies, one luckless loser struggles to keep the life of his 'dreams' from squirming away.

Director: Doug Mallette | Stars: John Ferguson, Shane O'Brien, Jes Mercer, Scott Ferguson

Votes: 88

32. Irene in Time (2009)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.4
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39 Metascore

A film about the complex relationships between fathers and daughters, and the potential lifelong consequences of those relationships.

Director: Henry Jaglom | Stars: Tanna Frederick, Andrea Marcovicci, Victoria Tennant, Karen Black

Votes: 167 | Gross: $0.19M

33. Jimmy Carr: In Concert (2008 TV Special)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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Britain's foremost multi-award-winning joke technician Jimmy Carr returns with his fourth live stand-up DVD, Jimmy Carr In Concert.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Star: Jimmy Carr

Votes: 971

34. Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat (2008 TV Special)

Unrated | 61 min | Comedy

7.2
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Beginning with a suggestion from the audience, guest monologists tell true stories that kick off a series of high octane improvised sketches. From medical marijuana to embarrassing sexual ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Cochran | Stars: Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh

Votes: 228

35. Improv Everywhere Originals (2006– )

Comedy

6.2
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Welcome to our channel! Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places.

Stars: Cody Lindquist, Charlie Todd, Rob Lathan, Alex Scordelis

Votes: 8

36. The Wingmen (2008– )

Comedy

8.1
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A documentary film crew follows a group of young men and the rising popularity of their radio talk show. An unfortunate turn of events leads to the cancellation of their show and they are ... See full summary »

Stars: Zach Anner, Jordan Crowder, Chris Demarais, Marshall Rimmer

Votes: 29

37. Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.9
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The story of the Del Close Marathon in New York City, a celebration of improv comedy, Del Close, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

Director: Todd G. Bieber | Stars: Andrew Alexander, Anthony Atamanuik, Claire Ayoub, Matt Besser

Votes: 23

38. A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv (2005 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.9
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One hour of sketch comedy from the Upright Citizens Brigade and other special guests.

Director: John Fortenberry | Stars: Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts

Votes: 193

39. The Super Man (2008– )

22 min | Comedy

6.6
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Mikey a building Super in a 30 unit building in Los Angeles and aspiring boxer is surrounded by his wacky tenants.

Stars: Michael Marc Friedman, Gregory Konow, Frank Marino, Renee Victor

Votes: 11

40. Pantiless (2016– )

Not Rated | Comedy

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Alyssa Abraham and Meghan Cashel are Pantiless. Well... not literally... sometimes they are... when they forget to do laundry... but that's besides the point. They are two girls who write ... See full summary »

Stars: Alyssa Abraham, Meg Cashel

41. Hitting the Nuts (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

7.0
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An outrageous group of misfits including an Amish farmer strive to "hit the nuts" in an annual illegal poker championship in Scott County, Indiana.

Director: Joe Boyd | Stars: Joe Boyd, Matt Donnelly, Mike Betette, Megan Soule

Votes: 88

42. Dream Job (2012)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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An out of work filmmaker is offered what he thinks is his dream job, the chance to work for George Lucas.

Director: Joe Lipari | Stars: Dave Hill, Victor Varnado, Scout Durwood, Renan Kanbay

Votes: 34

43. Underground Comedy

Documentary, Comedy | Post-production

Explores a year in the world of long-form improvisation in L.A. through the eyes of three different theaters; the top of the chain Upright Citizens Brigade, the grassroots Improv Space and ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Day | Stars: Matt Besser, Ashley Opstad, Matt Walsh, Danny Lampson

44. The Funniest Movie Ever... Just Kidding (2011)

75 min | Comedy

6.1
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A mockumentary about Steve Deeds, an amateur comedian who leaves Agawam, MA for Hollywood, convinced he has what it takes to become a huge star.

Director: Eric Ledgin | Stars: Stephen Schneider, Jessica Chaffin, Joe Towne, Charles Hooper

Votes: 25

45. Lepage au Soleil: At the Origins of Kanata (2019)

90 min | Documentary

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Lepage at the Soleil explores the origins of Kanata, a daring theatrical creation, swept away by a media scandal in the summer of 2018, before its premiere.

Director: Hélène Choquette | Stars: Robert Lepage, Ceejay, Michel Nadeau, Corleigh Powderface

46. Hidden Howie: The Private Life of a Public Nuisance (2005– )

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Improv Comedy Show starring Howie Mandel as himself -- a family man who crafts a hidden-camera segments for a talkshow. The story line will interweave real-life "Candid Camera"-style bits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Abercrombie, Jillian Barberie, John Colella, Howie Mandel

Votes: 18

47. Our World Today (2015–2016)

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.1
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Four creative individuals with unique humor styles and passion discuss, share their opinions and engage in conversations on topics that are going on in our world today.

Stars: Dustin Clingan, Larry Altmayer, Raven Krogstad, Lisa Langlois

Votes: 21

48. Instant Comedy with the Groundlings (1998– )

Comedy

6.8
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Stars: Michael McDonald, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Griffin, Charles Esten

Votes: 10

49. The House Webshow (2006–2007)

30 min | Comedy

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The House is a satirical improv based comedy set in a fraternity house...

Stars: Andrew Gilbert, Jonney Ahmanson, Brad Culver, Taylor Zagnoli

50. The Villa (2018 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy

8.8
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The Villa follows the day-to-day happenings of a young woman, Remi, who is the front desk manager at a mid-level hotel in Seattle, Washington. After she and her two trusted co-workers find ... See full summary »

Director: William Rowan Jr. | Stars: Maddy Triggs, Trenton James, Trevor Kelley, Kian Altmann

Votes: 10



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