Top 5 Comedies To See This Year

Although 2014 hasn’t been a particularly fantastic year for movies so far, at least for the comedy section we do have some interesting choices. Ranging from Anderson’s quirky humor to a hilarious sequel for the Jonah Hill / Channing Tatum pair, this year definitely has some jokes in store. So in case it’s one of those days when you really don’t feel like drama and all you wanna do is have fun for 90 minutes, here you have it, the top 5 comedies of 2014:

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel

by Wes Anderson

The best comedy of 2014 is about Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the 1st and 2nd World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy and his best friend.


2. The Lego Movie

by Christopher Miller / Phil Lord

The LEGO Movie is a 3D animated film in which the lead character, Emmet, a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is seen as the most “extraordinary person” specifically because he is so ordinary and everyone else isn’t.  Also he seems to have some sort of Neo in the Matrix role in saving the Lego universe from the evil tyrant, Lord Business [I guess that would be Agent Smith].


3.  Frank

by Lenny Abrahamson

This comedy premiered at the Sundance Film Festival so, obviously, it’s as quirky as a non-conformist teenager smoking pot all day.  The story follows Jon, an aspiring musician who joins a band led by the title character, Frank. After joining them, the band goes in Ireland to record an album. Oh, and did I mention Frank is played by Michael Fassbender and is always wearing a papier-mâché over his head?


4. 22 Jump Street

by Christopher Miller / Phil Lord

Officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are going undercover this time at a local college. If you’ve seen the first movie, you basically know the drill, but the thing is this sequel actually improves upon the original. To me, Channing Tatum keeps on proving more and more that he’s really not just a pretty boy.


5.  Chef

by Jon Favreau

A great comedy about food that sometimes goes a bit on the sentimental side, but is nevertheless charming.  We got John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman and many others, so what we have here is basically a light witty comedy with a good script and a bunch of famous actors. To watch after dinner, or you’ll get really hungry.


The directing duo consisting of Christopher Miller and Phil Lord seem to be dominating this year’s box office with their two very different in style efforts, The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street. So far so good for them, as they seem to go for the one animation- one live action flow and while the last time they had a three years gap between Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, this time they released both in the same year.

On the other hand everyone is crazy [and right to be so] about Wes Anderson’s latest, a definite must see this year, comedy fan or not. Other mentions besides this top would be Nicholas Stoller’s Neighbors,  James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxyor James Bobin’s Muppets Most Wanted, the latter containing even a tap-dancing Ricky Gervais.

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