Comedy Genre Recommendation | Television Shows & Movie Recommendation Series - PART TWO


Part ONE

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Continuing the genre recommendation, we are moving to one of my best movie genres, comedy. It could be argued that the comedy genre is the most popular because many comedy movies can be enjoyed by the entire family, I honestly think this genre is the most accommodating and it is also highly entertaining. You could be having a bad day and just a single scene from any of these movies that would be listed here would lighten your mood. That’s the power that comedy movies possess.

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Following tradition, I’m going to be breaking the comedy genre into some sub-genres to aid me in the recommendation process.
The aforementioned sub-genres:

Action Comedy

This sub-genre adds a humorous undertone to most of the action sequences; this has some of the most popular movies and can usually be available to the entire family. My top picks are:

  • All Jackie Chan movies (lol), that man is undoubtedly the father and king of this sub-genre, Charlie’s Angels, 21 Jump Street, etc.

Dark Comedy

These movies usually poke fun at things people really shouldn’t be joking about, they make jokes that you might be ashamed that you laughed at, and they are mostly enjoyable because they are still comedy. My top picks for this sub-genre are:

  • The Art of Self Defense
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Very Bad Things
  • Dictator
  • Maniac, etc.

Romantic Comedy

This is probably the most popular comedy sub-genre, these movies mostly the intricate, inner workings of romantic relationships. My top picks for this sub-genre are:

  • Candy jar
  • What Men Want
  • The Bounty Hunter
  • The Ugly Truth
  • Think Like a Man
  • Two can Play the Game, etc.

Buddy Comedy

This involves the actions, adventure or journey of a group of friends usually two people. They mostly have different temperaments and different world views. My top picks here are:

  • 21 & 22 Jump Street
  • the Bad Boys series
  • Lethal Weapon series
  • Men in Black series, etc.

Road-Trip Comedy

Road trip comedies are exactly as it is said, we follow the protagonist(s) on a road trip that consists of some stops and some characters that they interact with within the course of their journey. My top picks here are:

  • We’re The Millers
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Dumb and Dumber to
  • Identity Thief
  • the Hangover series, etc.

Parody Comedy

A parody movie mocks or pokes fun at another movie. Examples:

  • Meet the Spartans
  • Scary Movie series
  • The Hungover Games
  • Zombieland
  • Zombieland: Double Tap, etc.

Spoof Comedy

A spoof is like a parody but spoofs poke fun at whole genres or a collection of movies. Examples are:

  • the Johnny English series
  • Kung-fu Hustle
  • Vampires Suck
  • Epic Movie, etc.

Sattire Comedy

Satires poke fun at specific ideas, or a group of ideas that are not necessarily related, satires are also known to mock the entire human race as a whole. Examples are:

  • A Million ways to Die in the West
  • This is the End
  • The Ridiculous 6
  • Upgrade, etc.

Mockumentary Comedy

This is like a documentary format for parody, spoof and satire; they are usually fun to watch. The best descriptive phrase is a fake documentary or a fictionalized documentary. Examples are:

  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Chalk
  • Mike Bassett: England Manager, etc.

Comedy Shows

Series that fall under the comedy genre that I recommend:

  • The Office
  • Silicon Valley
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • South Park
  • Family Guy
  • The Simpsons
  • The Boondocks

Don’t forget that this is simply my opinion and you are allowed to disagree. Drop a comment if you think I missed any of your favourites or you can make your own list in the comment section. You can also recommend for others to see.

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