2018 Comedy Movies

Untitled Deadpool Sequel/Deadpool 2 (2018)

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

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

This is the sequel to Deadpool, the 2016 comic book blockbuster that earned widespread critical acclaim (including a Producers Guild nomination for Best Picture) and broke box office records during its run, becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film of all-time. For the followup, Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson is joined by new heroes Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beetz), who are joining the franchise as a means of setting up the X-Force film that Drew Goddard is helming. Deadpool 2 (which is not the official title) sees many characters from the original return, including Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Blind Al, and Dopinder the taxi driver. David Leitch of John Wick fame is taking over director duties for Tim Miller, who moved on to make a new Terminator with James Cameron.

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Rob Liefeld Meets Cable On Deadpool 2 Set

Paddington 2 (2018)

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

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

This film is based on the Paddington Bear stories created by author Michael Bond and serves as a sequel to the family hit from 2014. The original Paddington movie earned widespread acclaim from critics and earned $265.3 million at the worldwide box office. Among the accolades it received were two British Academy Film Awards: Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. The success of the first film all but guaranteed a sequel would be made. Principal photography ran from October 2016 to June 2017, completing ahead of Paddington 2‘s U.K. theatrical premiere in November 2017.

Paddington 2 was originally going to be distributed by The Weinstein Company, but following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the rights were picked up by Warner Bros.

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Paddington 3 already being planned

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Isle of Dogs (2018)

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

Set in a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on the remote eponymous island due to a “canine flu”, Isle of Dogs follows five local dogs—Chief, Rex, Boss, Duke, and King. They are fed up with their isolated existence until a boy named Atari Kobayashi ventures to the island to search for his dog, Spots. Atari receives their help and they will protect him from the Japanese authorities who have come to retrieve him.

This is the latest film from director Wes Anderson and his second stop-motion animated movie (following 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox). Anderson first announced the project in 2015. He was inspired by the films of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa and the holiday television specials produced by Rankin/Bass. Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the distribution rights in December 2016 with the intention of releasing it in 2018.

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Disney’s Christopher Robin (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

In the heartwarming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film was first announced in 2015 as the latest project in Disney’s initiative to produce live-action adaptations of their classic animation properties, following the footsteps of Cinderella and The Jungle Book. Principal photography began in August 2017.

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Super Troopers 2 (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy

When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers – Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva, are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.

This is the sequel to the 2001 film Super Troopers. A followup to the original has been in the works since 2006, when it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con. Originally conceived as a 1970s-set prequel, the film was later reworked to be a proper sequel. Super Troopers 2 lingered in development for a number of years, until studio Broken Lizard opened an Indigogo crowdfunding page in order to raise money for production in 2015. The $2 million goal was reached very quickly, with Broken Lizard partnering with Fandango to offer contributors free tickets. Principal photography began in October 2015. Post-production was finished in August 2017.

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Happytime Murders (2018)

  • Genre: Comedy, Mystery

Two Los Angeles detectives, one human and one puppet, are forced to work together to try and discover who is murdering former cast members of the classic puppet TV show, “The Happytime Gang”.

Peter Rabbit (2018)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Comedy, Family

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

This film is based on the children’s stories written by Beatrix Potter. The character of Peter Rabbit debuted way back in 1902 in The Tale of Peter Rabbit. That book spawned five followups that were published between 1904 and 1912. Peter is the world’s oldest licensed character, with the first toy being produced in 1903. In the many years since, there has been a multitude of Peter Rabbit merchandise, including dishes. The 2018 film is not the first time the property has been adapted – most notably there was a BBC series called The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends.

The new movie will be a combination of live-action and CGI animation, recruiting an all-star cast that includes James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, and more. Director Will Gluck signed on to helm the project in August 2016 and production began in January 2017. After the release of the first trailer, several outlets criticized the film for not staying true to the source material, feeling it was too low-brow and modern.

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Game Night (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.

This is the latest film from director John Francis Daley, who is best known for writing comedies such as the Horrible Bosses films and the Vacation Reboot. He signed on to helm the project in April 2016. Many of the principal cast, including Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Jesse Plemons were onboard in January 2017. Production began in April 2017.

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

  • Genre: Comedy

Three wealthy Chinese families prepare for the wedding of the year. Artwork is from the original novel by Kevin Kwan.

Love, Simon (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

Directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.

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Blockers (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy

When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

Principal photography on the film began in May 2017.

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Overboard (2018)

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

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy. Artwork is from when the film was scheduled for an April release.

The film was first announced in March 2017, billed as a reimagining of the original movie. The main roles of the two leads are reversed when compared to the first Overboard. Production began in May 2017.

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Overboard remake gets 2018 release date

Gringo (2018)

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

GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

The film first made progress when Charlize Theron was cast in May 2014. Her co-stars, including Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried, and Joel Edgerton joined in December 2015, with others coming onboard in 2016. In May of 2016, STX Entertainment acquired the film’s distribution rights. Principal photography started in March 2016. This is the feature-length directorial debut of Nash Edgerton, who is star Joel’s brother.

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Tully (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy, Drama

A new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”).

Marlo (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

This marks the second time Reitman and Theron have collaborated, following the 2011 dramedy Young Adult, which earned Theron a Golden Globe nomination.

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Tag (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Comedy

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready.

Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy Tag shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.

The film entered development in 2013 and was originally envisioned as a vehicle for Jack Black and Will Ferrell. It started to gain more traction in 2016, after Black and Ferrell left. The current cast came together in 2016 and 2017 before the film entered principal photography.

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Jeremy Renner broke his arms filming Tag

Game Over, Man! (2018)

  • Rating: Not Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy

Three friends are on the verge of getting their video game financed when their benefactor is taken hostage by terrorists.

This is the latest original film to be distributed by Netflix. The streaming giant first announced the project in 2016, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg among the producers. Marketing began in May 2017, with a 2018 release planned. Game Over, Man! was originally set for April 20, 2018 before getting moved up to March.

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