10 Best Drama Comedy Movies

Wednesday, February 9 by Shawn Lealos

The best drama comedy movies take a serious subject matter and then inflict some social humor into the story to make it an interesting, and sometime uncomfortable, watch. The best of these movies remain memorable through funny moments while always remaining honest with the subject matter.

  1. “The Royal Tenenbaums” Wes Anderson directs this movie about a dysfunctional family, one of the best drama comedy movies ever made. Gene Hackman plays the negligent father, who after he is kicked out of the hotel he lives in, tries to get his family back together at the last minute by pretending to have cancer.
  2. “Sideways” Paul Giamatti stars in this, one of the best drama comedy movies ever made. Miles is a divorced man who takes his best friends out to wine country before the friend gets married. The movie follows two men in a middle life crisis in a bitingly humorous manner.
  3. “Stanger Than Fiction” Will Farrell stars as an IRS auditor who realizes he is not real, only part of a novel series. In one of the best drama comedy movies, he begins to hear the author’s voice and discovers she is going to kill his character, setting him off to find a way to save himself.
  4. “Punch Drunk Love” Adam Sandler stars in this P.T. Anderson film, one of the best drama comedy movies ever made. Barry is a business owner who is prone to fits of rage. He faces off with an evil phone sex conglomerate while building up frequent flyer miles before meeting the woman of his dreams.
  5. “Rushmore” In one of the best drama comedy movies ever made, a young eccentric 15-year old who becomes the infatuation of a disillusioned businessman. When the two of them develop a crush on a widowed first grade teacher, their lives spiral out of control.
  6. “The Breakfast Club” John Hughes greatest movie is also one of the best drama comedy movies of all time. A group of stereotypes are stuck together in detention one day after school and, through their interactions, each of them discover a valuable life lesson.
  7. “Swingers” Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau enjoyed breakout roles in this, one of the best drama comedy movies ever made. The two play friends, albeit different beats altogether. Mike is new to California and wants to find his dream girl while Trent is a player who wants to help Mike get back into the swing of dating.
  8. “High Fidelity” John Cusack stars in this, one of the best drama comedy movies of all time. In a unique style, this movie has the lead character talking directly to the audience as he describes the five worst breakups he suffered in his life so far.
  9. “The Squid and the Whale” One of the more interesting of the best drama comedy movies was directed by Noah Baumbach. This movie follows a broken family and the effects it has on the two young boys who sit by and watch it crumble. Jeff Daniels stars as the disconnected father.
  10. “Juno” Ellen Page stars in one of the best drama comedy movies of all time. She stars as Juno, a teenage girl who ends up pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption to a couple who cannot have children. The movie then follows her trials of being a pregnant teenage girl.
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