2014 was a zigzag year for comedy movies. Comedy movies are always a hit or miss and with their ease and low cost of making, there are a lot of them released over the year. There was a lot of drama revolving around a certain comedy movie (the interview), which took the genre of comedy into limelight and raised discussions on the boundaries of comic parodies. But, whatever else, comedies are always a light hearted flicks to soothe the tension and lighten up the mood.
Below is a list of best comedy movies 2014 according to us. So sit back, relax, grab some popcorn and enjoy with these awesome flicks.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Tony Revolori
This is no1 of our best comedy movies 2014. The movie revolves around Gustave H (Fiennes) and Zero Moustafa (Revolori), the former is a legendary concierge at a popular European hotel between the two world wars and the latter is his new lobby boy, who over the course of time becomes his most trusted friend. They get involved in adventures, like stealing and recovering a priceless Renaissance painting and the fight for an huge family fortune. All of this occurs in the backdrop of quickly changing continent. The supporting cast is very strong in the form of Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Willem Defoe, Jude law, Jeff Goldblum and many other prominent superstars making cameos. The scripting, art direction, lighting, cinematography and costuming are all fantastic as well. It is a real gem of a movie which is in strong contention for best movie of the year Oscar as well. Don’t miss this one out !
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara
This is no2 of our best comedy movies 2014. The movie is about a successful chef (Favreau) based in L.A. The chef is getting bored of same, play it safe, approach demanded by the restaurant’s owner (Dustin Hoffman) who wants him to serve well liked but nothing unique or out of the ordinary dishes to customers and critics. A notable critic runs him over online for the mediocre menu presented to him. After a mishandling of the subsequent twitter situation (which he uses for the first time) and a public meltdown on the critic’s return to the restaurant, he decides to leave his job and go back to his roots to find inspiration. Carl (Favreau) travels to Miami where he favors in a food truck from Marvin (Robert Downey Jr), reconnects with his son and his ex-wife, and tries to reclaim his career. There isn’t gut hurting, laugh it loud kind of humor in here but it’s a sweet, charming drama with a lot of love for food that will surely put a smile on your face.
A Million Ways To Die In The West
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson , Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried
This is no3 of our best comedy movies 2014. The movies stars MacFarlane as a cowardly sheep famer in 1900’s who has modern day thinking about things, loses his girlfriend (Seyfried) after backing away from a duel. He then encounters a lady (Theron) who helps him overcoming his cowardice and boost his confidence, along with teaching him to shoot. They start to fall in love but the moment gets interrupted by the lady’s husband (Neeson) who is a notorious criminal. He is back and in a bad mood. The films also has NPH as a mustached suitor who loves singing and dancing and Sarah Silverman as a prostitute. The movie is directed and written by ‘Family Guy’/’Ted’ creator, and Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane. But it is his decision to act in lead in his first movie ever, that is not the strong point of the movie. He is awkward and lacks chemistry with Theron, which makes the romantic stuff really dull. The scenes in which he is not fare much better. Overall, it’s the excellent comic writing and direction of Seth MacFarlane that saves and makes up for more in this movie.
Director: Jason Bateman
Starring; Jason Bateman, Philip Baker Hall, Kathryn Hahn
This is no4 of our best comedy movies 2014. The movie has a silly premise that a sore spelling bee loser (Bateman) decides to get revenge by entering the competition through a legal loophole and winning it as an adult. Along the way outraged parents, contest officials and uber ambitious kids prove to be no match as he relentlessly marches on to victory and fame. When a reporter (Hahn) tries to find out the true motivation behind his bizarre action, he finds himself making an unlikely friendship with a fellow contestant. The ally is a 10 year old Indian boy, completely unfazed by his antics. The movie is a success and Jason Bateman shows good skills in his directorial debut, along with a good performance on camera as well.
Horrible Bosses 2
Director: Sean Anders
Starring: Jason Bateman, Christoph Waltz, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pine
This is no5 of our best comedy movies 2014. The movie follows up to the 2011 hit of the same name. After their botched scheme of murdering their bosses, they somehow ended up removing them anyhow. But their life didn’t took a turn for the better as they ended up in the same cycle of misery again. This time, fed up of answering to higher ups, Dale (Day), Nick(Bateman) and Kurt(Sudeikis) decide to start their own business. All is not for the better as a slick investor (Waltz) scams them by pulling of the investment after the production order, leaving them broke and in massive debt. Seeing no other way, they desperately hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s son (Pine) to demand payment from him. They botch up that plan as well and it is a roller coaster ride from then on. The movie also has the return of Jamie Foxx as Motherf**ker Jones, Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey. The movie is decent overall and tackles the sequel in a smart way when repeating the plot was not a possibility.
Directors: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan
This is no6 of our best comedy movies 2014. This movie has generated a lot of controversy already and has been in the news for quite long, that you would have heard of it at least. The movie revolves around a talk show host (Franco) and his producer (Rogen) who find themselves in a tricky situation to assassinate North Korean leader by the CIA, while in the country for an interview. Lizzy Caplan acts as their agent handler, pushing them to go through with the assassination. Seth Rogen and James Franco are good together and the plot is interesting enough to warrant a viewing.