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LOL Your Way Through The 20 Funniest Movies Of 2019

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PHOTO: (LEFT) Isn't It Romantic/Warner Bros., (RIGHT) Always Be My Maybe/Netflix

From the female version of Superbad to another Amy Poehler/Tina Fey instant classic, 2019 has been good to us in the comedy movie department. So before 2019 ends, it's time to revisit some of the year's funniest flicks. Here, we've pulled together the top 20 comedy movies of 2019, so you can laugh, giggle, and snort your way into 2020.

1. What Men Want

In a girl-power remake of the 2000 Mel Gibson comedy, our girl Taraji P. Henson works in the male-dominated sports industry as an agent who has been passed up for a promotion she deserves. She goes to a psychic, drinks some random magical liquid, and *poof* she can hear men's thoughts (which is either a dream or a nightmare, can't decide). And in true female fashion, she decides to use her power for good.

2. Isn't It Romantic

Rebel Wilson and Priyanka Chopra are honestly all we need in a good female-driven comedy (but Liam Hemsworth doesn't hurt either). Rebel's character wakes up in an actual rom-com and has to figure out WTF is going on.

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3. The Beach Bum

This stoner-paradise saga follows Poet Moondog (Matthew McConaughey) around the Florida Keys as he attempts to finish his novel. Given the absolutely idiotic premise and script, the movie should have been a total bust—but the star-studded cast (Snoop Dogg, Isla Fischer, Jimmy Buffet, Zac Efron, and Jonah Hill) makes it a truly wild and entertaining ride.

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4. Shazam

So Zachary Levi is actually a teenager who turns adult-sized when his superhero powers are activated? This is officially the only superhero movie that matters.

5. Little

Think: Tom HanksBig but in reverse. A high-profile, no-nonsense boss, Jordan, somehow transforms into her 13-year-old self right before the biggest presentation of her career. Her assistant, Issa Rae (!), must help her get her act together before it's ~too late~.

6. Someone Great

This Netflix film is kind of the opposite of your typical girl-meets-boy rom-com—our fave Gina Rodriguez gets her dream job in San Francisco (and dumped by her boyfriend) but decides to have one last night out with her best friends in NYC before moving. We want an invite next time.

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7. Drunk Parents

Salma Hayek and Alec Baldwin are a wife-and-husband duo who start an alcohol-infused, late-night garage sale to pay for their daughter's college. I see my future in this film.

8. Long Shot

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen somehow become actual couple goals in their new film, Long Shot. Charlize's character, Charlotte, is running for prez when she decides to hire Fred Flarsky (Seth) as her speechwriter. Also, Charlotte is Fred's former childhood babysitter and crush—somehow creepy and cute at the same time.

9. Detective Pikachu

Contrary to popular belief, Detective Pikachu is not just for old-school anime lovers. With Ryan Reynolds' hilarious and heartfelt voice acting, this comedy buddy action movie is sure to inspire a whole new wave of love for Pokémon's little monsters.

10. Wine Country

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, and Rachel Dratch (and more) have come together for this Netflix film where six friends travel to Napa Valley for a 50th birthday party. Honestly, we don't really care what else happens in this movie—it's destined to be great.

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11. The Hustle

In another Rebel Wilson–led 2019 comedy, she and goddess Anne Hathaway team up as scam artists who conspire to get back at all the men who have done them wrong, and we want IN.

12. Booksmart

We are *finally* given the female version of Superbad we've so desperately needed. High-achieving teens Amy and Molly decide to have one night of partying before they both head off to Ivy League schools in the fall. Oh, and did we mention it's Olivia Wilde's directorial debut? We are here for this.

13. Always Be My Maybe

This rom-com by comedians Ali Wong and Randall Park began the Keanu Reeves renaissance of 2019. That’s all you need to know.

14. Plus One

Two singles team up as each other's dates to survive summer wedding season? Can't relate. JK, I totally can.

15. Last Night

Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson (the power duo we never knew we needed) have come together to bring us Late Night. Thompson is a terrifying late-night talk show host who hires Mindy as her only female writer. Kind of like The Devil Wears Prada if Meryl Streep pulled a Grinch and grew a heart at the end.

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16. Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood

Not sure Tarantino would appreciate his masterpiece starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as two washed-up Hollywood relics fighting off obscurity in 1969 Los Angeles being called a comedy, but it's definitely the funniest movie involving the Manson Family there will ever be.

17. Good Boys

Think of Good Boys as a younger, more innocent Superbad with an R rating (lol). The movie follows three sixth-grade best friends through hysterical sex and drug-related escapades as they try to figure out how to attend a party hosted by (who else?!) the popular kids.

18. Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Despite looking like she has it all, Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett) is fed up with her life as a wife and mother in Seattle. After she stages her own disappearing act, her family is left to put the pieces together—where she went, how they'll get her back, and why was she was so damn unhappy in the first place.

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19. Hustlers

Not only is this perhaps the greatest girl power movie in history, but it's also f*cking hilarious. From sassy clapbacks to borderline slapstick debauchery, Hustlers will leave you crying with laughter. (Pro tip: Pay special attention to Keke Palmer's character!)

20. Zombieland: Double Tap

Can you believe it took 10 years for Hollywood to bang out a sequel to the zombie apocalypse movie that taught us the lasting power of Twinkies?


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