Sometimes you just need to relax and have a good laugh, especially if the weekend is coming up. If you’re not sure what to watch, here’s a list of the best comedies from which you can pick your next option for a fun evening.

 

Superbad

Marking Jonah Hill’s breakthrough and Michael Cera’s critically acclaimed performance, Superbad is one of those coming-of-age movies that can be enjoyed at any moment.

Directed by Greg Mottola and produced by Judd Apatow, the story of the two high school seniors who want to break through their social standing and lose their virginities, as well, is the perfect recipe for a good laugh.

 

The Blues Brothers

For a night of rhythm, blues, and soul music, you can always rewatch this 1980’s musical comedy. Featuring singers such as James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and John Lee Hooker, the movie tells a story of redemption in a funny way.

John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd portray “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues, two singers who are on a mission to save their childhood Catholic orphanage from foreclosure. The only way they can accomplish this is by reuniting their R&B band.  

 

Dumb and Dumber

Who doesn’t remember this story of the two kind-hearted but dumb characters going across the country with a case full of money they mistakenly think it’s forgotten? This production cemented Jim Carrey’s career and launched that of the Farrelly brothers.

While the two characters are definitely not examples of bright minds, the movie’s humor is genius, dense, and packed with so many jokes, that sometimes it’s hard to grasp all of them on a first viewing.

The Hangover

A Vegas bachelor party goes awry when the groom is lost during the night and his friends must find him in order to make it to the wedding on time. The actors bring on great performance as their characters trace back all the bad decisions made throughout one single night.

A tiger, a baby, a stripper, and Mike Tyson are all somehow brought into this crazy but extremely funny story guaranteeing a good laugh.

 

Coming to America

Being royalty in the fictional African nation of Zamunda has its downsides for crown prince Akeem, played by Eddie Murphy in this effervescent comedy. The film is one of his funniest and most successful works, bringing comedy to a new level.

After living a pampered life, Akeem wishes more for himself. For this reason, he goes to the United States of America to search for a wife who loves him, and not his social status. And where better to find this than in Queens? The rest is, as they say, history.  

 

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

A surprising plot, a well-crafted script, raunchy humor, and very good performances are the ingredients which made The 40-Year-Old Virgin one of the top comedies released in the 2000’s.

One of the things that makes this movie a must-watch is the fact that actors improvised some of the best-known lines, bringing their own touch to the script, which made this movie even more relatable for audiences.

 

American Pie

It’s been a while since American Pie hit theaters in 1999, becoming a box-office hit and part of popular culture, sometimes still being referenced even today. Who could possibly forget Jim Levenstein, Paul Finch, Oz, Kevin Myers, and Stifler (or his mom)?

For a laid-back evening filled with laughter, get your friends together and watch (most probably again) this great comedy that follows the story of being a high school senior for the last time.

The Mask

This 1994 comedy cemented Jim Carrey’s reputation as a leading actor of the 1990’s and established Cameron Diaz’s career. The story follows the shy Stanley Ipkiss, a bank clerk who is frequently ridiculed by those around him. Everything changes when he finds a mysterious mask with special powers.

Jim Carrey delivers a joyful performance in this reality-bending comedy, while Cameron Diaz adds the missing sensual touch, all kept in a cartoonish style that made this a cult classic.

 

Meet the Parents

What could possibly go wrong when you meet your future in-laws? Well, pretty much everything, according to this 2000’s comedy starring Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, and Owen Wilson.

Gaylord “Greg” Focker decides to propose to his girlfriend Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), but his plan goes another way when they are invited to Pam’s sister’s wedding. His future father-in-law takes an instant dislike on him, and everything goes wrong from that moment on.

 

Liar Liar

Another Jim Carrey comedy made it to our top when we turned our attention to Liar Liar. We all know that a little lie here and there never hurt anybody, but what happens if the only thing you can tell is the naked truth?

Underneath many layers of comedy and laughs, this movie portrays the special bond children and parents share, and the fact that it goes beyond logic and physical limitations.