7 Movies To Check Out for a Good Laugh
The dreary mundaneness of regular life gets to us all. Keep your spirits up with these cool comedies.
Published 27 Sep 2022
We all need a good laugh every now and then. Whether you’re feeling down or you’re just looking for an entertaining watch, these movies will pick you right up.
Here are 7 movies to check out for a good laugh.
#1. The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride tells the story of Westley, a farmhand who, accompanied by unlikely companions, must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from her evil fiance, Prince Humperdinck.
A cult classic and all-time favourite among romantic comedy fans, the film’s witty dialogue and fairytale-like setting can serve as a great reprieve from the hustle and bustle of life.
#2. The Lego Batman Movie
Tired of seeing Batman adaptations? You’ll change your mind once you see this one.
The Lego Batman Movie follows everyone’s favourite caped crusader in his funniest on-screen iteration yet. The plot is simple. Batman, who has lost himself in his superhero identity, must learn to overcome his fear and embrace others in order to thwart Joker’s latest plan.
The film may not be considered a cinematic masterpiece like other Batman movies such as The Dark Knight and The Batman. But with its meta jokes and cheeky nods and references to the Batman legacy, it has its own charm.
#3. Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit tells the story of Johannes "Jojo" Betzler, a ten-year-old Hitler Youth member who has his beliefs challenged when he learns that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Having grown up being taught to villainise the Jews, Jojo must now forget everything he has been taught as he gets to know his new housemate.
It’s weird to call a coming-of-age satire about a Nazi youth an uplifting comedy but that’s exactly what Jojo Rabbit is. However, the movie does deal with some pretty heavy topics so proceed with caution.
#4. Shrek 2
In Shrek 2, the ogre finally gets the princess but trouble arrives once again when they receive an invitation to visit Princess Fiona’s parents. Mayhem and hijinks follow as the couple try to manoeuvre around disapproving parents, the pressure of royal life and one terrifyingly charming love rival (and his devilish mother).
This is one movie you don’t want to miss out on. The Fairy Godmother’s iconic rendition of “I Need a Hero” that accompanies the climactic battle sequence involving foam milk and a giant gingerbread man will definitely bring a laugh out of you.
#5. What We Do In The Shadows
What We Do In The Shadows is a mockumentary-style comedy that follows the lives of a group of vampires who share a flat together in Wellington, New Zealand. They bicker about rent and chores and struggle to get into nightclubs (vampires, after all, can’t come in unless they’re invited). And while they do feed on humans, there’s nothing truly insidious going on.
If you’re looking for a film to sit back and relax to, What We Do In The Shadows, with its perfect blend of real-life mundanity and supernatural nonsense, is the perfect film for you.
#6. School of Rock
In School of Rock, Jack Black plays the role of Dewey Finn, a washed-out rock guitarist, who after being fired from his own band, decided to pose as a substitute teacher at a prep school. He gets a second shot at his dream, forming a band with his students to compete in the upcoming Battle of the Bands.
Ethics aside, Dewey ends up becoming a pretty good teacher as his lessons help his students overcome their insecurities and embrace their talents.
Amy and Molly are two overachieving graduating high school seniors who have spent all their lives behaving well to ensure they get into their dream elite university. On their last day of school, they find out that all that sacrifice amounts to nothing as their partying classmates are also going to prestigious universities.
Disillusioned, the two set out to spend their last days of school breaking the rules and attending wild parties. What follows is a hilarious story about two bookish seniors discovering what it means to be a teenager.
The coming-of-age story is packed with funny and heartwarming moments that will leave you wanting for more.
There’s a lot going on in the world right now and it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed. No matter what, don’t forget to take a break and enjoy yourself every now and then.