10 light comedies for a pleasant evening

Funny plots, talented actors, unpredictable plot twists, stories about friendship and relationships – you will find all this in this collection.

We offer you a list of light comedies for a pleasant evening, which includes some of the most interesting and funny films of recent years.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

How to get married in 3 days (2009)

Anna despaired of marrying her lover. When he flies to Dublin, the main character follows. February 29 is coming – the only day when, according to Irish tradition, a girl can propose marriage to her chosen one, and he does not dare to refuse. Anna’s plane does not reach its destination, and due to a storm, it lands in Wales.

Realizing that she might not be in time for the appointed date, Anna is looking for help at the nearest hotel. The unfriendly owner of the establishment agrees to give her a lift, not assuming what incidents his decision will turn into. This film is the perfect option for a pleasant evening and is undoubtedly the most lyrical comedy on the list.

Original title:
Leap Year

Cast:
Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott

Country:
USA, Ireland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.5

Age limit:
16+

Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

Michael Bryce was until very recently an elite bodyguard providing “triple protection” to clients. After a tragic incident, a disqualified retiree is forced to work odd jobs.

Frustrated, Bryce breaks up with a girl working at Interpol, but one day their paths cross again. Amelia admits that she needs help: the circumstances are such that only Michael can deliver the dangerous criminal Darius Kincaid to another country to testify against the cruel dictator. Bryce reluctantly agrees, not knowing what kind of curiosities this will turn into.

Original title:
The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Cast:
Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Elodie Jung, Salma Hayek

Country:
USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
18+

The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

One of the most interesting films of the evening on this list was a light adventure comedy about how one decision can lead to stunning changes. Walter Mitty is Life Magazine’s illustrator. The hero considers his work to be routine and very monotonous, but he does not have to be particularly bored, because Walter is almost always in his fantasies.

The owners of the magazine are planning a significant reduction in staff, and are preparing for the transition to digital format. A final print issue is expected, with the cover to feature a photo by famed photographer Sean O’Connell. Mitty doesn’t find the photo, and decides that the author simply forgot to send it. Realizing what this loss threatens, Walter goes to search for Sean in an unfamiliar country.

Original title:
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Cast:
Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine, Catherine Hahn, Sean Penn

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.3

Age Limits :
12+

Always Say Yes (2008)

Karl Allen cannot be called a pleasant person: he is closed and unsociable, easily rejects any proposals of others, without even thinking about them, but at the same time he himself suffers from his own intransigence. One day, Carl meets a childhood friend who tells him about the amazing “Yes – a new kind of no” training.

The organizer of the seminar, Terrence, makes a deal with Allen, promising that he will not remember past disappointments if he agrees to all offers. Following the parting word, Karl is left without a wallet and gasoline on the very first evening, but the most amazing story in his life begins with these troubles.

Original title:
Yes Man

Actors:
Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper …

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
12+

American Ultra (2015)

If you’re looking for an offbeat light comedy to lift your spirits in the evening, check out this movie on the list. The plot focuses on a young man named Mike who lives in a small town. The character works at a local shop, and in his free time he smokes weed, draws comics and dreams of marrying his girlfriend.

Suddenly, Mike finds out that in the past he was a dangerous secret agent, but a special technique erased all these memories. It’s hard for the guy to believe that he really had deadly skills, but they soon begin to manifest themselves in the most peak situations.

Original title:
American Ultra

Cast:
Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace

Country:
Switzerland, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
18+

Means War (2012)

Doug and Foster are best friends and talented secret agents. It turns out by chance that both met the same nice girl, and now each of them plans to start a serious romance with her. Lauren gives hope to both, unaware that the fans know each other and work together.

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Friends agree that they will not interfere with each other, and the charming blonde will be able to choose the one she likes best. However, within a minute after the agreement reached, each of the suitors secretly conceives a cunning plan to eliminate the opponent.

Original title:
This Means War

Starring :
Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Til Schweiger

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
16+

We are the Millers (2013)

David Clark deals in light drugs, considering himself a rather principled and decent person, as he refuses to sell to children. One day, a small-time drug dealer runs out of money and now owes a hefty sum to Brad, his supplier. He has to agree to a risky operation: to transport goods across the border.

Realizing that a pleasant family with children will not arouse suspicion among the customs officers, he asks a familiar stripper to portray his wife, neighbor Kenny “becomes” his son, and an unfamiliar girl Casey becomes his daughter. With this fake family, David sets off. If you are looking for what to watch in the evening at home in the presented list of films, then a comedy with such a bright cast is unlikely to disappoint you!

Original title:
We’re the Millers

Cast:
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
16+

Meet the Parents (2000)

The hero of this light comedy for evening viewing is the American Greg, who plans to marry his beloved Pam. Before an important event, he will meet her parents. Once at the Burns’ house, the man is surprised to learn that the potential father-in-law worked for the CIA.

The profession left a certain imprint on him, and now the former special agent is sure to torture his daughter’s suitors with “truth serum” and a lie detector. To Greg’s dismay, no matter how hard he tries to please Mr. Burns, things only get worse.

Original title:
Meet the Parents

Cast:
Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
12+

Chuck & Larry: Fire Wedding (2007)

Philadelphia. Widower Larry, seeing that working in the fire department is unsafe, hopes that his children will be protected if something happens to him. After he saves a colleague from death, he is in his debt. Larry asks Chuck to register a same-sex marriage with him so that in the event of his death, the children will receive insurance.

Miraculously, the surviving friend at first opposes this, but surrenders under the pressure of Larry. Now, in order for officials to believe in their love, colleagues have to portray a couple. This turns out not to be an easy task…

Original title:
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Cast:
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:
16+

Horrible Bosses (2011)

The list of comedies for a pleasant evening viewing is closed by a film about Nick, Dale and Kurt, who are united not only by friendship, but also by hatred of their superiors. Each of the heroes has a rather unpleasant boss, which does not allow them to work quietly and reach career heights.

After a long discussion of the situation and communication with the former criminal, the friends understand that only the radical elimination of the hated bosses can improve their unbearable life.

Original title:
Horrible Bosses

Cast:
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
16+

Do you have other light comedy recommendations for the evening? Add to the list in the comments!

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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