Best Comedy Movies of 2008

1.

In Bruges

6.3

Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Thekla Reuten
Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Release date: 2008-02-08
2.

Kung Fu Panda

6.2

When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- to give it a try.

Starring: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu
Directed by: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Release date: 2008-06-04
3.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

6.0

Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Dr. Horrible's life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat.

Release date: 2008-07-15
4.

Marley & Me

6.0

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric William Dane, Kathleen Turner, Alan Arkin
Directed by: David Frankel
Release date: 2008-12-25
5.

Definitely, Maybe

5.7

When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz
Directed by: Adam Brooks
Release date: 2008-02-08
6.

Mamma Mia!

5.7

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island is about to marry off the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But, the daughter has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her biological father.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
Release date: 2008-07-02
7.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

5.7

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Release date: 2008-10-30
8.

Tropic Thunder

5.7

Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Tom Cruise, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Release date: 2008-08-09
9.

Bolt

5.6

Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super powers" to find a way home.

Starring: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell
Directed by: Byron Howard, Chris Williams
Release date: 2008-01-29
10.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

5.6

When Sarah Marshall dumps aspiring musician Peter Bretter for rock star Aldous Snow, Peter's world comes crashing down. His best friend suggests that Peter should get away from everything and to fly off to Hawaii to escape all his problems. After arriving in Hawaii and meeting the beautiful Rachel Jansen, Peter is shocked to see not only Aldous Snow in Hawaii, but also Sarah Marshall.

Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Release date: 2008-04-17
11.

Yes Man

5.6

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Rhys Darby, Sasha Alexander, Fionnula Flanagan
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Release date: 2008-12-09
12.

Pineapple Express

5.6

A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Release date: 2008-08-06
13.

Step Brothers

5.6

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback might be grown men. But that doesn't stop them from living at home and turning into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his mom's marriage to Dale's dad, leaving everyone to wonder whether they'll ever see eye to eye.

Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins, Adam Scott
Directed by: Adam McKay
Release date: 2008-02-05
14.

Horton Hears a Who!

5.6

One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home

Starring: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen
Directed by: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
Release date: 2008-03-03
15.

Burn After Reading

5.5

When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo doofuses and those in their orbit.

Starring: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Release date: 2008-09-05
16.

Religulous

5.3

Commentator-comic Bill Maher plays devil's advocate with religion as he talks to believers about their faith. Traveling around the world, Maher examines the tenets of Christianity, Judaism and Islam and raises questions about homosexuality, proof of Christ's existence, Jewish Sabbath laws, violent Muslim extremists.

Starring: Bill Maher, Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda, Andrew Newberg, Steve Burg, Tal Bachman
Directed by: Larry Charles
Release date: 2008-10-01
17.

A Matter of Loaf and Death

5.3

Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business - a bakery. Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have 'disappeared' this year - but Wallace isn't worried. He's too distracted and in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help. Gromit must be the sleuth and solve the escalating murder mystery.

Starring: Peter Sallis, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier, Sarah Laborde, Geraldine McEwan
Directed by: Nick Park
Release date: 2008-12-03
18.

Get Smart

5.3

When the identities of secret agents from Control are compromised, the Chief promotes hapless but eager analyst Maxwell Smart and teams him with stylish, capable Agent 99, the only spy whose cover remains intact. Can they work together to thwart the evil plans of KAOS and its crafty operative?

Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terence Stamp
Directed by: Peter Segal
Release date: 2008-06-19
19.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

5.3

Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

Starring: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Jason Mewes
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release date: 2008-09-18
20.

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

5.2

Fresh off ripping space-time a new one at the end of "Bender's Big Score," the Planet Express crew is back to mend the tear in reality, or (hopefully) at least not make it worse. Beyond the tear, though, lurks a being of inconceivable...tentacularity. What will become of Earth, and indeed, our universe, when faced with the Beast with a Billion Backs?

Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom
Directed by: Peter Avanzino
Release date: 2008-06-30

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