Thoughtful comedies!by KarlSwan | created - 01 Jan 2014 | updated - 01 Jan 2014 | Public
You'll laugh for sure, but you'll also have to think.
Intelligent satyres with plots that make sense in a world and with a life that makes no sense at all, but always with twisting humorous turns.
(In case you prefer something more "easy watching" check out my other list of "Silly comedies rule!").
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1. Ursul (2011)
80 min | Comedy
At the Bucharest Circus, the new young manager is trying to solve the major financial issues of the company by selling its only bear (old and about to die soon) to German hunters. But the ... See full summary »
2. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 129,551 | Gross: $4.06M
4. The Man Who Sued God (2001)
97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance ... See full summary »
5. Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
An orphan discovers that she has an anonymous benefactor who is willing to pay her college tuition, unaware he's the same man who has been romantically pursuing her.
6. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Not Rated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
Votes: 33,622 | Gross: $0.98M
9. Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)
86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
It's April 5, 1941, somewhere in Serbia. A group of people go on a bus to Belgrade, on a journey that will change their lives forever.
A journey film: a wide variety of crazy characters have to go to the next city in a bus.
10. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
Votes: 30,473 | Gross: $41.38M
11. Down by Law (1986)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
Votes: 43,766 | Gross: $1.44M
12. Helsinki-Naples All Night Long (1987)
105 min | Comedy, Thriller
Alex is Finlander married to an Italian who works as a taxi driver in Berlin. One night in his taxi come two men with a briefcase full of money. Unluckily for Alex, they are being chased by... See full summary »
13. How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream. His obsessive worrying affects not only his ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,059 | Gross: $0.42M
14. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)
Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to ... See full summary »
15. Johnny Stecchino (1991)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A kindhearted but bumbling idiot who likes to steal bananas, is passed off for a snitch hiding from the mob.
Votes: 9,179 | Gross: $0.57M
16. In the Soup (1992)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,345 | Gross: $0.26M
17. Life (I) (1999)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1932, two strangers are wrongfully convicted and develop a strong friendship in prison that lasts them through the 20th century.
Votes: 41,257 | Gross: $63.84M
18. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.
Votes: 55,011 | Gross: $1.71M
19. Posthumous Memories (2001)
101 min | Drama, Comedy
Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.
20. Vaya con Dios (2002)
106 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Three monks are making their way from Germany to a monastry in Italy, because they cannot afford the rent for their facility any longer.
21. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.
Votes: 35,639 | Gross: $0.22M