The Best Movies of 2022 saw a lot of comedy genre movies. The movies on this list will demonstrate that comedy is one of the most adaptable genres and thrives best when combined with another genre to offer more depth and narrative.
The year’s funniest comedies include romantic comedies, family comedies, and comedic movies for kids and families. As predicted, Disney, DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, and Pixar dominated the family and animated comedy subgenres this year.
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1. The Man From Toronto
American comedy-action film Patrick Hughes directed The Man from Toronto in 2022. In addition to Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, the movie also stars Ellen Barkin, Kaley Cuoco, Jasmine Mathews, Lela Loren, Pierson Fodé, and Jencarlos Canela. On June 24, 2022, Netflix premiered The Man from Toronto.
Teddy, a failing Yorktown, Virginia, fitness business owner, is let go from his position as a gym employee. While taking his wife Lori to Onancock for her birthday, he decides not to tell her. The FBI convinces Teddy to pose as the Man from Toronto to help capture would-be Venezuelan dictator Colonel Marin. The Man from Miami hires Teddy and Randy to help him buy a $2 million weapons deal. The FBI discovered that the thumb belonged to Marin’s henchman, as Randy chose not to let Marin arm the weapon.
Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane play two homosexual men in Manhattan who fear commitment but are attracted to one another in the 2022 American romantic comedy Bros. The movie is produced by N Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, and Nicholas Church and is directed by Nicholas Stoller based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Billy Eichner.
One of the first homosexual romantic comedies made by a major studio, it was produced by Universal Pictures on a $22 million budget and featured an openly LGBT main cast. On September 9, 2022, Bros had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
3. Confess, Fletch
A 2022 American crime comedy called Confess, Fletch is directed by Greg Mottola, who also wrote the screenplay with Zev Borow. The movie, starring Jon Hamm, Lorenza Izzo, Marcia Gay Harden, Kyle MacLachlan, Roy Wood Jr., and John Slattery, is based on Gregory McDonald’s 1976 novel of the same name. Following Fletch (1985) and Fletch Lives (1989), it is the third entry in the Fletch series and the first without Chevy Chase.
His girlfriend Angela sends Fletcher to Boston from Italy to recover her father’s multimillion-dollar paintings. As Fletch arrives in Boston, he finds a dead woman, subsequently identified as barista Laurel Goodwin. He becomes the prime suspect in Goodwin’s murder and is tailed by Boston police.
Sean Anders and John Morris wrote, produced, and directed Spirited, a musical comedy set in 2022 with a Christmas theme. The movie, which features Will Ferrell, Octavia Spencer, Sunita Mani, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Page, Marlow Barkley, and Tracy Morgan’s voice, is a satirical modern version of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. The Ghost of Christmas Present, who is getting ready to retire, decides to work on a “redeemable” guy.
The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-To-Come are scoping for a new soul to redeem. They encounter Clint Briggs, an “unredeemable” soul who has been eligible for “retirement.” They help find and save one new human soul or “perp every Christmas.”
Several years later, Clint has assumed the Ghost of Christmas Present role and is in a relationship with Past. They continue to work together to save souls in the present, going by Roberto and Kimberly as they raise their two children. Wren has matured and gotten admitted to Stanford University’s master’s program.
5. The Bad Guys
The Bad Guys is a 2022 American computer animated heist action comedy movie created by DreamWorks Animation Studios and released by Universal Pictures. It is partially based on Aaron Blabey’s children’s book series of the same name. The movie features the voices of Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Anthony Ramos, Craig Robinson, Richard Ayoade, Sam Rockwell, Zazie Beetz, Alex Borstein, and Lilly Singh.
It was written by Ethan Cohen and directed by Pierre Perifel. It depicts the tale of a criminal gang of anthropomorphic animals who, after being apprehended, appear to want to become good citizens. However, after they are arrested, their leader discovers that he is drawn to change his ways because a new antagonist has his schemes.
6. Turning Red
Turning Red is a 2022 American computer animated fantasy comedy produced by Pixar Animation Studio and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Domee Shi and Julia Cho wrote it; it was directed by Shi in her feature film debut and was produced by Lindsey Collins. Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, and James Hong are among its voices. The movie, set in 2002 and based in Toronto, Ontario, centers on Meilin “Mei” Lee, a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian student who, due to a family curse, turns into a substantial red panda whenever she feels a powerful emotion.
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