Comedy

  • Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

    Movie

    1991 • R • Drama, Comedy, Documentary

    A series of satirical monologues on big city life.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Bogosian’s witty one-man show is a multifaceted, clever critique of society couched in an energetic, ferocious performance.

    Performance artist/comedian Eric Bogosian hilariously emb...

  • Trees Lounge

    Movie

    1996 • R • Comedy, Drama

    Steve Buscemi can’t quit his local watering hole.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Steve Buscemi’s writing and directorial debut is an impressive character study that David Chase cites as an influence for ‘The Sopranos.’

    Shiftless alcoholic Tommy Basilio is an unemployed auto m...

  • Roger Dodger

    Movie

    2002 • R • Comedy, Drama, Romance

    An ad exec attempts to teach his nephew the ways of women.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Jesse Eisenberg and writer/director Dylan Kidd both made their film debut in this battle of the sexes comedy with witty wordplay to spare.

    Cynical New York ad man Roger Swanso...

  • Penelope
    Movie

    Penelope

    Movie

    2006 • PG • Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance

    Looks can be deceiving. So can fairy tales.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Before ‘Wild’ and ‘Gone Girl,’ Reese Witherspoon dipped her toe into producing with this fresh, quirky take on the Ugly Duckling narrative.

    A young heiress is cursed, and...

  • Hesher
    Movie

    Hesher

    Movie

    2010 • R • Drama, Comedy

    A heavy-metal-loving anarchist shakes up a troubled family.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows off his acting range as a grungy, detached drifter.

    Reeling from his mother’s death, a depressed young boy and his pill-popping father are passing time hole...

  • The Puffy Chair

    Movie

    2005 • R • Comedy, Romance, Drama

    Mumblecore hits the road.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: The Duplass brothers’ debut feature – made for a mere $15,000 – imbues a Mumblecore road trip with awkward yet ultimately relatable humor.

    Josh and Emily are in a relationship on the brink. Rather than address ...

  • Meatballs
    Movie

    Meatballs

    Movie

    1979 • PG • Comedy, International

    Bill Murray as the wacky camp counselor you always wanted.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This classic screwball comedy launched the careers of both its director, Ivan Reitman, and its then-new-to-film star, Bill Murray.

    Bill Murray is Tripper Harrison, head counse...

  • Panic
    Movie

    Panic

    Movie

    2000 • R • Comedy, Crimes & Thriller, Drama

    William H. Macy plays a hit man with a midlife crisis.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This offbeat portrayal of a gun-for-hire on the brink of a breakdown is a fresh, humorous look at dysfunction.

    This dark comedy-thriller stars William H. Macy as a contrac...

  • Buffalo '66

    Movie

    1998 • NR • Comedy, Crimes & Thrillers, Romance

    An ex-con finds love, arthouse style.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Vincent Gallo’s semi-autobiographical directorial debut is part eccentric comedy, part sweetly surprising, surreal love story.

    Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) is fresh out of prison and h...

  • They Came Together

    Movie

    2014 • R • Comedy, Romance

    Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd skewer classic rom-coms.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: David Wain’s winking parody of romantic comedy cliches is half takedown, half tribute, 100 percent clever and laugh out loud funny.

    Romantic comedy tropes are lovingly turned on their head in ...

  • What We Did on Our Holiday

    Movie

    2014 • PG-13 • Comedy, Drama, International

    Doug and Abi’s kids can’t keep a secret.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This clever British comedy, inspired by the hit BBC show ‘Outnumbered,’ is a subtly funny romp featuring a pre-‘Gone Girl’ Rosamund Pike.

    Soon-to-be-divorced couple Doug and Abi McLeod ...

  • Crimes of the Heart

    Movie

    1986 • PG-13 • Comedy, Drama, Award Winning

    Three sisters reunite when the youngest shoots her husband.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Jessica Lange, Diane Keaton, and Sissy Spacek share an enticing, effortless chemistry as the perpetually-unlucky-in-love sisters.

    The Magrath sisters may be quite di...

  • Anita Ho
    Movie

    Anita Ho

    Movie

    2014 • NR • Comedy, Romance

    A charming Asian-American take on ‘Meet the Parents.’

    WHY WE PICKED IT: This sweet culture-clash comedy is loosely based on the real life courtship of its married costars and cowriters, Steve and Lina So Myung.

    Unemployed screenwriter Harry Ho plans to propos...

  • Broadway Danny Rose

    Movie

    Danny Rose is a manager of artists, and although he's not very successful, he nevertheless goes out of his way to help his acts. So when Lou Canova, a singer who has a chance of making a come-back, asks Danny to help him with a problem, Danny helps him. This problem is Lou's mistress Tina. Lou wa...

  • Dr. T and the Women

    Movie

    Wealthy, successful gynecologist Sullivan Travis (Richard Gere) loves his seemingly perfect life. Unfortunately, his wife has a sudden mental breakdown, his lesbian daughter prepares to tie the knot with a man, daughter No. 2 obsesses over conspiracies, and his sister-in-law consumes a gallon or ...

  • Hollidaysburg

    Movie

    From the producer of AMERICAN PIE and the filmmakers behind the critically-acclaimed BREAKUP AT A WEDDING comes this refreshing coming-of-age comedy about finding love and the thrilling first moments of adulthood. When high school friends reunite over their first holiday break during college, the...

  • Love and Death

    Movie

    In Russia, Boris Grushenko is in love with his pseudo-intellectual cousin Sonja, who loves him since he too is a pseudo-intellectual, but she is not in love with him. Instead she is in love with his brother Ivan. But as Ivan doesn't seem to return her affections, she is determined to marry someon...

  • Virgin Territory

    Movie

    A charming scoundrel Lorenzo di Lamberti (Hayden Christensen of JUMPER) who can - and does - deflower any woman he wants in 14th century Florence. But the only maiden that truly sets his heart ablaze is the sexy beauty Pampinea (Mischa Barton of THE O.C.) who is also being pursued by an obsessed ...

  • At Middleton

    Movie

    Academy Award-nominees Andy Garcia (OCEAN'S ELEVEN FRANCHISE, CITY ISLAND) and Vera Farmiga (THE DEPARTED, TV's BATES MOTEL) shine as George and Edith, two separate parents who fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their childrens' college tour. George is an uptigh...

  • Armed Response

    Movie

    When a home security business falls on hard times, the owners decide to start robbing local houses in an attempt to add to their income and create a desperate need for their services. The plan seems to work perfectly until, in an attempt to one-up the competition, they finish a job with more in t...

  • Rockula
    Movie

    Rockula

    Movie

    In this modern-day vampire story, sex, blood, and rock 'n roll comically flow together. Ralph Lavie, a 400-year-old vampire who is unlucky at love, is given a chance at romance when he meets the musical Mona, a former lover from the 1500's. But in order to avoid a terrible fate, Ralph must consum...

  • Ovum
    Movie

    Ovum

    Movie

    A quirky Brooklyn actress tries The Method to approach an Off Broadway role and is drawn into the shady world of egg donation clinics and the characters who populate them.

  • Trust Me
    Movie

    Trust Me

    Movie

    Clark Gregg leads an all-star cast in this sharp comedy as Howard Holloway, a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy (newcomer Saxon Sharbino), he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which wo...

  • According to Spencer

    Movie

    Spencer had a crush on the adorable Melora when he was 10 years old but in those days she was unattainable. Fifteen years later, they meet again in Los Angeles when she crashes her car into his at a stoplight. When Spencer learns that they will both be working in the mailroom at the same advertis...