2019 is coming to an end, which means it’s time to look back, not only on the past year, but the decade of the 2010s as well. In terms of movies, the 2010s were filled with future classics. of all kinds of genres. Specifically, in comedy we have seen huge hits like dead Pool and Bridesmaids. But what about those great decades-old comedies that didn’t get the love they deserved?
There are so many hidden gems from the 2010s and plenty of hilarious and brilliant comedies just begging to be discovered. If you’re looking for a good laugh as the New Year approaches, check out some of the movies you might have missed. Here are the most underrated comedies of the 2010s.
ten Goon (2011)
It’s no surprise that a hockey comedy hasn’t broken box office records, but keep on going is a film that should find an audience someday. The film stars Seann William Scott as a sympathetic, straightforward man who happens to be good at beating people up. This leads him to an unexpected career as an executor on a Canadian hockey team.
The film is a charming and entertaining film, despite all the blood, and it is filled with moments of laughter. Scott is a lovable hero and Liev Schreiber has a big supporting role as an aging rival. It’s a lot of fun and should appeal to hockey fans and non-hockey fans alike.
9 Hello, Caesar! (2016)
The Coen brothers are capable of making incredibly dark films, but they are also behind some really great comedies, like The great Lebowski and Elevate Arizona. Hello, Caesar! is another of their greats, although audiences haven’t adopted it like their other films.
The star-studded period play is set in 1950s Hollywood with Josh Brolin playing the role of a besieged studio executive struggling with multiple issues like a pregnant starlet, a misinterpreted cowboy, and a prominent man kidnapped. The scene between Alden Ehrenreich and Ralph Fiennes is one of the funniest cinematic moments of the decade.
8 Blockers (2018)
Blockers is an unexpected gem starring Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz as a group of parents trying to keep their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night. The premise may have turned some audiences away, but it was a surprisingly hilarious and touching film.
All three tracks are incredibly effective because the ridiculous parents and their misadventures all night long are hilarious. The film also deals with the subject in a fresh and clever way, revealing a surprising amount of heart as well.
7 Thunder Road (2018)
Thunder road is an indie comedy and probably the smallest film on this list, but worth looking for. The film stars Jim Cummings, who also wrote and directed the project, as a police officer and a divorced father facing the aftermath of his mother’s death.
While the premise makes it seem more depressing, Cummings injects the story with bizarre energy and dark humor. From the unforgettable opening scene that takes place during a funeral, it’s clear that this is an unusual movie. And Cummings gives one of the best, craziest comedy performances of the decade.
6 Take it to Greek (2010)
Take it to Greek is a derivative film Forget Sarah Marshall. But despite the success of this movie, it didn’t get as much attention. The film stars Jonah Hill as an inexperienced record manager who is tasked with escorting wild rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) to his comeback show.
The movie is a wild road trip movie with a tremendous amount of energy throughout. The sets are incredibly funny and the two stars have great chemistry together. The biggest surprise is Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs stealing the show as Hill’s intense boss.
5 Four Lions (2010)
If more people had seen Four Lions, it is likely that this would have sparked a lot more controversy. But this little British comedy has gone unnoticed despite its controversial subject matter. The film follows a group of incompetent terrorists attempting to commit an act of terror.
While this topic may seem impossible to laugh at, the film brilliantly deals with terrorism more effectively than most other films. The film condemns violent radicals of all kinds by portraying them as idiots and allowing us to laugh at them while removing fear from them.
4 Smart Book (2019)
Booksmart is the most recent film on this list and another film that showcases some exciting new directorial talent. Olivia Wilde is, of course, a well-known actress, but her directorial debut proved that she also has a bright future behind the camera.
The film stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as two tight-lined high school students who finally decide to let go the day before graduation. Although well received, it has been somewhat lost among the big summer movies. However, the stunning performances, clever storyline, and beautiful moments captured by Wilde make this a very special movie to watch.
3 Boy (2010)
Taika Waititi is now one of the most talked about filmmakers, thanks to films like Thor: Ragnarok and Bunny Jojo. However, his brilliant previous films are also worth looking for, especially Boy.
The New Zealand coming-of-age comedy follows two young boys confronted with the reappearance of their father (played by Waititi) who has just been released from prison. The performances are all exceptional and there is a heat to the movie with all the big laughs you would expect from Waititi.
2 The Guard (2011)
The guard is another little film that has yet to be discovered by the wider audiences it deserves. The Irish crime comedy stars Brendan Gleason as an unorthodox police officer who is reluctantly involved in a drug investigation by an ambitious FBI agent (Don Cheadle).
Gleason gives a fantastic performance as a blunt, lazy, childish cop, making him an easy but unconventional hero to seek out. Liam Cunningham and Mark Strong are also memorable as a pair of unusual criminals. The sharp, biting dialogue also provides huge laughs throughout the stellar adventure.
1 Popstar: Never Stop Stopping (2016)
It can be difficult to make an effective mock documentary, but the boys of Lonely Island made it with this hilarious musical. Andy Samberg is playing the role of a touring pop superstar to promote his new album.
The movie is filled with celebrity cameos and hilarious yet catchy tunes. Sadly, the film bombed upon its release, despite receiving good reviews. But the Pop star is sure to find its audience someday and will likely be considered one of the great comedies of all time.
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