Best Comedy Movies of 2007

1.

Ratatouille

6.7

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Starring: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2007-06-22
2.

Hot Fuzz

6.3

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Angel smells something rotten in the idyllic village.

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Release date: 2007-02-14
3.

The Simpsons Movie

6.0

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.

Starring: Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden
Directed by: David Silverman
Release date: 2007-07-27
4.

Juno

6.0

A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.

Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Release date: 2007-12-05
5.

Superbad

6.0

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Starring: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen
Directed by: Greg Mottola
Release date: 2007-08-17
6.

The Bucket List

5.9

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, Alfonso Freeman
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 2007-12-25
7.

The Darjeeling Limited

5.9

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray).

Starring: Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 2007-09-29
8.

Enchanted

5.8

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid - even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home - she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

Starring: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Rachel Covey
Directed by: Kevin Lima
Release date: 2007-11-20
9.

Meet the Robinsons

5.8

In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ready to give up on his quest until the mysterious Wilbur Robinson shows up on the scene, whisking Lewis to the future to find the scanner and his mom.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Laurie Metcalf, Angela Bassett, Nicole Sullivan, Harland Williams
Directed by: Stephen J. Anderson
Release date: 2007-03-23
10.

Hairspray

5.5

Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.

Starring: John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, James Marsden, Queen Latifah
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2007-07-13
11.

Knocked Up

5.4

For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.

Starring: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel
Directed by: Judd Apatow
Release date: 2007-06-01
12.

Shrek the Third

5.4

The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas
Directed by: Chris Miller
Release date: 2007-05-17
13.

Futurama: Bender's Big Score

5.4

The Planet Express crew return from cancellation, only to be robbed blind by hideous "sprunging" scam artists. Things go from bad to worse when the scammers hack Bender, start traveling through time, and take Earth over entirely! Will the crew be able to save the day, or will Bender's larcenous tendencies and their general incompetence doom them all?

Starring: John DiMaggio, Al Gore, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil LaMarr
Directed by: Dwayne Carey-Hill
Release date: 2007-11-27
14.

Surf's Up

5.3

Cody is a surfing penguin from Shiverpool who dreams of making it big and being like his idol Big Z. On his journey he discovers his talents are not all he thinks they are and he must learn to accept that their is more to surfing than fame and fortune. Surf's Up is a 2007 American computer-animated mockumentary film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures and ImageWorks Studios. It stars the voices of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder among others.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods
Directed by: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Release date: 2007-06-08
15.

Lars and the Real Girl

5.3

Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman. On the advice of a doctor, his family and the rest of the community go along with his delusion.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson
Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Release date: 2007-10-12
16.

Mr. Bean's Holiday

5.2

Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two reunite. On the way he discovers France, bicycling and true love, among other things.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Steve Pemberton, Max Baldry, Emma de Caunes, Willem Dafoe
Directed by: Steve Bendelack
Release date: 2007-03-22
17.

Rush Hour 3

5.2

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother.

Starring: Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Max von Sydow, Yvan Attal
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2007-08-08
18.

Death at a Funeral

5.2

Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.

Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman, Ewen Bremner, Daisy Donovan
Directed by: Frank Oz
Release date: 2007-02-09
19.

Bee Movie

5.1

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.

Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Jim Cummings, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton
Directed by: Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Release date: 2007-10-28
20.

Charlie Wilson's War

5.1

The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Om Puri
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 2007-12-19

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