Film geeks usually get their noble sense of smell for comedies. But over the past decade, so many marvels have appeared that even the most hard-line critic has been up in arms. Old-time favorites like Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson and new blood like Yorgos Lanthimos and Taika Waititi got even the biggest dry-guy to laugh.
In the meantime, the tsunami of female leads sparked by Paul Feig’s “Bridesmaids” blew an armpit-fresh breeze into the comedy genre that has been dominated by sexism and scintillating beer. Wondering about the best comedies of 2010-2019? If so, sink back and relax for this Top 20 Comedies of the 2010s.
The ranking order of the best comedies of the 2010s is based on the ratings (0 to 10 points) of the Internet Movie Database (short: IMDb) – an internationally valid “directory” of reviews for movies and series.
- Original title: We’re the Millers
- Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
- IMDb rating: 7.0/10
What is the “We’re the Millers” about?
Small-time dealer David (Jason Sudeikis) has been dealing marijuana since college. He has few other obligations – until he gets his backpack stolen, complete with merchandise and $40,000 in drug money. To pay off his debt, his greasy boss Brad (Ed Helms) “asks” him to smuggle a shipment of marijuana from Mexico across the U.S. border.
To not attract attention, David wants to disguise the trip as a family trip. He hires stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston) to be his wife and nerd Kenny (Will Poulter) and runaway Casey (Emma Roberts) to be his kids…
Criticism/opinion: An irreverent, finely cast road movie fun with crudely funny gags and wicked sideswipes at the US bourgeoisie.