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15 Best Comedy Movies on HBO Max

Your HBO Max subscription includes tons of great comedies. Here are our picks to keep you laughing.

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    4 May 1984

    “This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

  • Shaun of the Dead

    9 April 2004

    Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.

  • The Graduate

    21 December 1967

    Benjamin, a recent college graduate very worried about his future, finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.

  • Hot Fuzz

    14 February 2007

    As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Angel smells something rotten in the idyllic village.

  • The Producers

    22 November 1967

    Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their money back – and what can be a more certain flop than a tasteless musical celebrating Hitler.

  • Singin' in the Rain

    9 April 1952

    In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

    If you have never seen this musical classic, be aware that there is so much more than singing and dancing. It’s a truly funny takedown of Hollywood, and it still holds up almost 70 years later! Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor make this film a phenomenon.

    If you have never seen this musical classic, be aware that there is so much more than singing and dancing. It’s a truly funny takedown of Hollywood, and it still holds up almost 70 years later!

  • American Splendor

    15 August 2003

    An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

  • School of Rock

    3 October 2003

    Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock ‘n’ roll. The school’s hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn’s activities. But Finn’s roommate remains in the dark about what he’s doing.

  • Elf

    9 October 2003

    When young Buddy falls into Santa’s gift sack on Christmas Eve, he’s transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa’s helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can’t shake the nagging feeling that he doesn’t belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

  • Mrs. Doubtfire

    24 November 1993

    Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job — disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children’s best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    2 May 1997

    As a swingin’ fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the ’60s’ most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the ’90s? With the help of sexy sidekick Vanessa Kensington, he just might.

  • Grumpy Old Men

    25 December 1993

    For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent hijinks. Will this love triangle destroy the two old grumps? Or will the geriatric odd couple overcome their differences and rediscover their friendship?

  • Get Shorty

    20 October 1995

    Chili Palmer is a Miami mobster who gets sent by his boss, the psychopathic “Bones” Barboni, to collect a bad debt from Harry Zimm, a Hollywood producer who specializes in cheesy horror films. When Chili meets Harry’s leading lady, the romantic sparks fly. After pitching his own life story as a movie idea, Chili learns that being a mobster and being a Hollywood producer really aren’t all that different.

  • City Slickers

    7 June 1991

    Three New York businessmen decide to take a “Wild West” vacation that turns out not to be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    22 February 2002

    A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

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