Everyone needs a good laugh now and then. Even in the most depressing of times, a good comedy movie can uplift our spirits. Such is the power of comedy that it can help us overcome the bleakness of the world surrounding us. The good news is that 2018 has actually been a good year for comedies. A good comedy on the big screen has been hard to come by, but excellent mainstream comedies this year has left audiences spoilt for choice. So, if you are on the lookout for comedy movies to watch this year, you have come to the right place, since here’s a list of some of the best comedy films of 2018 so far.
- Deadpool 2
Yes, it is technically a superhero movie, but what made Deadpool 2 such a big success at the box office is its raunchy humor that appealed to audiences. It’s irreverently hilarious, even more so that the first film. This is definitely a must-watch if you love comedy action.
A thought-provoking comedy, Tully is not a laugh riot, but it is an examination of the struggles of motherhood coated in lightweight humor. Charlize Theron gives a pretty nuanced performance, injecting humor into perhaps the most serious of situations.
- Game Night
Who thought Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams would make such a good comedic pair? A surprisingly dark comedy thriller that delivers palpable tension along with laughs, Game Night is a perfect watch for those who like some edge of the seat moments infused with a few good laughs.
No movie in recent times has taken a funnier look at middle aged anxiety as Blockers has done this year. The cast is also pretty good as John Cena takes on an unfamiliar role as a comedic lead and does great job at it. The story has enough substance to validate the crass gags and it is intellectually positive and progressive.
- Paddington 2
The first Paddington appearance on the big screen was great, and so expectations were sky high for the sequel. It did not disappoint either. It is the perfect family comedy drama filled with anecdotes and tear-jerking moments. Paddington 2 is a sweet and soothing movie that makes for a fun movie time for the whole family.
There were some really amazing comedies released in the first half of 2018, and many more intriguing ones yet to come. There are online platforms where you can get comedy movies to watch, especially ones released this year.