2017 Comedy Movies

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

When the villainous Captain Salazar (Bardem) and his army of deadly ghost pirates and threaten to kill every living pirate, Jack Sparrow (Depp) must go on an adventure to find the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that gives its possessor complete control over the seas.

Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which began with The Curse of the Black Pearl back in 2003. Based on a Disney World theme park attraction, the series has turned into one of the studio’s most lucrative properties, bringing in nearly $4 billion at the worldwide box office. Pirates was a breakout starring vehicle for Depp, who earned a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of Jack Sparrow in the original film. Trailers and TV spots for Dead Men Tell No Tales have billed this one as the “final adventure,” so it remains to be seen if the franchise will continue beyond this point.

Orlando Bloom, who portrayed protagonist Will Turner in the first three movies, returns after a 10 year absence.

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The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy

A spinoff of 2014’s The LEGO Movie that focuses on Batman (Arnett). In order to stop the Joker (Galifianakis) from taking over Gotham City, the Caped Crusader may have to learn how to give up the lone vigilante act and recruit the help of allies Robin (Cera) and Batgirl (Dawson).

Baywatch (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy

Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) and a brash new recruit (Zac Efron) uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Baywatch began as a television series about Los Angeles lifeguards who protected the California beaches. Among its stars were David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, and Alexandra Paul. The show ran for just one season in 1989 before being cancelled due to low ratings, but it was revived by Hasselhoff and the series creators for the syndication market, and it became one of the most popular shows on the air. Baywatch lasted for 11 seasons. In 1999, Baywatch underwent a cast and location change to become Baywatch Hawaii. The property also had a spinoff titled Baywatch Nights and multiple direct to video films.

This 2017 reboot starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron was conceived as an R-rated comedy in the vein of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 21 Jump Street relaunch. A sequel has not been confirmed yet.

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Baby Driver (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Cars 3 (2017)

  • Rating: G
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.

Wanting to get back on the winners’ list, he approaches Rust-eze, who is now owned by Sterling. Sterling is a fan of McQueen but has suggested he spend his days endorsing Rust-eze new products instead. However McQueen makes a deal that if he wins, he will decide when his retirement will be and if he loses, he will retire immediately.

He went on to meet his trainer Cruz Ramirez who actually dreams of racing herself. McQueen felt the old training method was better for him so he looked for Smokey, who was his mentor Doc’s mentor. There he learned that Doc continued to feel victorious in the race by mentoring him when he was no longer capable of winning himself.

When the next racing season began, it slowly dawned on McQueen that it is time to mentor instead of racing and, he gets Cruz to race for him. Cruz wins and continued to race with McQueen as her trainer.

The ending gave Cars movie franchise fans hope that a fourth installation could happen. However no sequel has been officially announced yet. Cars 3 was directed by Brian Fee, written by Bob Peterson, Kiel Murray and Mike Rich and produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Actor Owen Wilson is the voice behind Lightning McQueen. Other stars that lent their voices to various characters include Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Chris Cooper, Cristela Alonzo, Jennifer Lewis, Kerry Washington, Larry the Cable Guy, Lea DeLaria, Margo Martindale, Nathan Filion, and Tony Shalhoub.

The movie premiered in the United States on June 16, 2017.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

The Emoji Movie (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

Three emojis (T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris) embark on an epic adventure through a smartphone to save their world from deletion.

Despicable Me 3 (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Animation, Comedy

Despicable Me 3 picks up with Gru, Lucy and their daughters – Margo, Edith and Agnes – as they face off with Balthazar Bratt, a former ’80s child star-turned supervillian. Meanwhile, Gru is united with his long-lost twin brother, Dru.

 

The Boss Baby (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy

The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Monster Trucks (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.

The Disaster Artist (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

This film is based on the book of the same name by Sestero, which chronicles the making of Wiseau’s infamous film The Room, which is widely considered to be the “Citizen Kane of bad movies.” The Disaster Artist was a passion project for James Franco, who viewed the piece as a combination of Boogie Nights and The Master. Initially, Wiseau had hoped Johnny Depp would portray him in the film, but he later agreed to Franco. The Disaster Artist is the first time James has worked with his brother, Dave, on a film, after the younger Franco intentionally took roles in other projects in an effort to make a name for himself. A24, the indie studio best known for Oscar-winning movies Room and Moonlight is distributing domestically.

A work-in-progress cut of The Disaster Artist premiered in March 2017 at the SXSW festival to much praise. Franco’s turn as Wiseau in particular was seen as a standout, with many impressed by the way he transformed into his role. Critics have remarked how The Disaster Artist is sincere and poignant in its approach, elevating beyond the many jokes people have made about The Room and spinning it into a story about fulfilling dreams and realizing career aspirations. Due to the positive buzz, Disaster Artist is a possible dark horse on the awards circuit, especially for Franco and the adapted screenplay.

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Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Comedy, Musical

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth.  But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Logan Lucky (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Comedy, Heist

The Logans are a blue-collar family from the hills of West Virginia, and their clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. But the conniving Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) decides it’s time to turn the family’s luck around, and with a little help from his friends, the Redneck Robbers, he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway on the busiest race day of the year.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Suburbicon (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A dark comedy/drama set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people.

CHIPS (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama

Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons.  Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together.  Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP.  The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done.  But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Comedy

Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

This is the sequel to the 2015 comedy hit Daddy’s Home, which overcame a lukewarm critical reception to earn $150.3 million at the domestic box office. The film ups the star power, with Mel Gibson and John Lithgow joining the cast alongside Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell.

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Fist Fight (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy

When one school teacher (Charlie Day) gets the other (Ice Cube) fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

Snatched (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion – is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.

Wilson (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy

A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

Colossal (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she’s suffering.

Downsizing (2017)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community – a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Free Fire (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

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