The 29 Best Comedy Movies of 2022

From 'Minions' to 'Glass Onion.'

daniel craig in one of the best comedy movies of 2022
(Image credit: Courtesy of Netflix)

You'd be forgiven for feeling like there hasn't been much to laugh about in the past couple of years. Fortunately, we've had some frankly brilliant comedy movies in 2022 to make us smile—from rom-coms to action films and everything in between. And in 2022, as crowds slowly return to theaters, several highly anticipated comedies and reboots (all. the. reboots.) are headed our way. From feel-good movies and animated offerings to the return of Elle Woods and the Sanderson Sisters, these are the comedy films to look out for in 2022.

'Jackass Forever'

Release Date: February 4, 2022

Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Steve O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren, Preston Lacy, Machine Gun Kelly and Eric Andre

The fourth Jackass film will no doubt be full of the outrageous stunts that made household names of adventurers Knoxville and Steve O.

'Marry Me'

Release Date: February 11, 2022

StarringJennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, Sarah Silverman, Jameela Jamil and Jimmy Fallon

In J.Lo's latest rom-com, she plays a music superstar who gets married to a guy (Wilson) at first sight after learning that her boyfriend (Maluma) was cheating on her. Though the marriage is only a three-month arrangement, the strangers may just fall in love. 

'I Want You Back'

Release Date: February 11, 2022

Starring: Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, Gina Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood, Manny Jacinto, Mason Gooding, Jami Gertz, and Isabel May

This revenge rom-com will drop on Amazon Prime just in time for Valentine's Day. Newly-dumped by their respective partners, Peter (Day) and Emma (Slate) team up to put an end to their exes' new relationships and win them back.


Release Date: February 18, 2022

StarringChanning Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Q'orianka Kilcher, Aqueela Zoll, and Cayden Boyd

Any movie centered on a dog is sure to have some cute moments. This buddy comedy follows an army vet (Tatum) who has to drive a fiesty service dog to its handler's funeral. Of course, the duo bond along the way.

'Turning Red'

Release Date: March 11, 2022

Starring: Sandra Oh, Rosalie Chiang, Orion Lee, Wai Ching Ho, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Jordan Fisher, Ava Morse, and Hyein Park

This Pixar film follows a 13-year-old fangirl who transforms into a giant red panda when she gets too excited. (So relatable!)

'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent'

Release Date: April 22, 2022

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, and Lily Sheen

Cage plays a version of himself in this trippy parody. After accepting $1 million to attend the birthday of a drug kingpin and superfan (Pascal), the actor is recruited by a CIA agent (Haddish) to take his fan down.

'The Bad Guys'

Release Date: April 22, 2022

Starring: Awkwafina, Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, and Zazie Beetz

Can a crew of animal villains be reformed? This animated film follows a group of predators forced to find out.

'Senior Year'

Release Date: May 13, 2022

Starring: Rebel Wilson, Angourie Rice, Mary Holland, Molly Brown, Sam Richardson, Zaire Adams, Zöe Chao, and Ana Yi Puig

Wilson plays a high school cheerleader who wakes from a 20-year-coma and sets out to become prom queen at age 37.

'Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers'

Release Date: May 16, 2022

Starring: Andy Samberg, John Mulaney, KiKi Layne, Will Arnett, Eric Bana, Flula Borg, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, and J.K. Simmons

Fans of Who Framed Roger Rabbit need to check out this comedy, where the titular characters Chip 'n Dale reunite 30 years after the end of their show to save a former cast member.

'A Perfect Pairing'

Release Date: May 19, 2022

Starring: Victoria Justice, Adam Demos, Luca Asta Sardelis, Samantha Cain, Craig Horner, Antonio Alvarez, and Lucy Durack

In this city-girl-meets-country-boy rom-com, a wine-company executive from LA travels to Australia to land a client and falls for the handsome manager of a sheep farm.

'The Bob's Burgers Movie'

Release Date: May 27, 2022

Starring: H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Eugene Mirman, and Larry Murphy

The Belcher family is finally coming to the silver screen for Memorial Day, in the first feature film from the team behind the FOX sitcom.

'Fire Island'

Release Date: June 3, 2022

Starring: Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Matt Rogers, Torian Miller, and Margaret Cho

This hilarious modern homage to Pride and Prejudice follows a pair of best friends whose bonds are tested during a week-long summer vacation.

'Good Luck to You, Leo Grande'

Release Date: June 17, 2022

Starring: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack, and Isabella Laughland

Thompson plays a middle-aged widow looking for human connection, who decides to hire a charming escort, in this sexy rom-com.

'Cha Cha Real Smooth'

Release Date: June 17, 2022

Starring: Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Raúl Castillo, Odeya Rush, Evan Assante, Vanessa Burghardt, Brad Garrett, and Leslie Mann

This coming-of-age dramedy follows a college grad (Raiff) who's recently moved back home and strikes up a friendship with a single mom (Johnson) and her teenage daughter (Burghardt) who has autism.

'Official Competition'

Release Date: June 17, 2022

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez, José Luís Gomez, Manolo Solo, Irene Escolar, and Pilar Castro

This farce from Argentina is a movie about making movies, following a prizewinning director (Cruz), a box-office star (Banderas) and a theater actor (Martínez) all balancing their egos to work together.

'Marcel the Shell with the Shoes On'

Release Date: June 24, 2022

Starring: Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp, Isabella Rossellini, Joe Gabler, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, and Lesley Stahl

Marcel, the adorable living shell from Slate and Camp's 2011 YouTube sensation, finally gets his own video in this heartwarming documentary-style film about family and belonging.

'Minions: The Rise of Gru'

Release Date: July 1, 2022

Starring: Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alan Arkin, Lucy Lawless, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, and Julie Andrews

We can never get enough of the adorable, hilarious Minions. In their second standalone movie, we'll see the creatures work with a 12-year-old Gru to steal from the supervillain group Sinister Six.


Release Date: July 15, 2022

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis, Henry Golding, Richard E. Grant, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Mia McKenna-Bruce, and Janet Henfrey

This will be the first movie adaptation of Jane Austen's last completed novel, which follows a 27-year-old near-spinster as the one who got away comes back into her life.

'Wedding Season'

Release Date: August 4, 2022

Starring: Pallavi Sharda, Suraj Sharma, Arianna Afsar, Sean Kleier, Veena Sood, and Rizwan Manji

In this Netflix rom-com, workaholic Asha (Sharda) and free-spirit Ravi (Sharma) are being pressured by their parents to find spouses. The pair start fake-dating to get their families off their backs, but end up falling for each other.


Release Date: August 5, 2022

Starring: Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Colin O'Donoghue, Lil Rel Howery, and Flula Borg

Sam, the unluckiest person in the world, finds a lucky penny that makes everything go right in her life...until she loses it. When the stray cat she befriended admonishes her for losing the penny, she follows him into the Land of Luck, and they have to figure out how to set everything right again.

'The Man From Toronto'

Release Date: August 12, 2022

Starring: Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Kaley Cuoco, Ellen Barkin, Melanie Liburd, Lela Loren, and Jasmine Matthews

This identity-swap comedy has some pretty high stakes, with a world-class assassin and a bumbling New Yorker being mistaken for each other at an AirBnB.

'Love in the Villa'

Release Date: September 1, 2022

Starring: Kat Graham, Tom Hopper, Raymond Ablack, Laura Hopper, Sean Amsing, Emilio Solfrizzi, and Vincent Riotta

This enemies-to-lovers rom-com starts off when two strangers book the same Italian villa: one (Graham) healing from a breakup. Their mutual pranking eventually melts away to understanding and maybe even love.

'Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

Release Date: September 2, 2022

Starring: Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown, Nicole Beharie, Conphidance, Austin Crute, Robert Yatta, Greta Glenn, and Andrea Laing

This mockumentary-style satire has some edge to it, but stars Hall and Brown definitely bring it in some hilarious moments. They play a disgraced megachurch pastor and his first lady, who are trying to win back their congregation with an opening on Easter Sunday.

'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story'

Release Date: September 8, 2022

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, Quinta Brunson, Toby Huss, Arturo Castro, and Julianne Nicholson

This biographical film about the man who became famous for making parodies of hit songs is a parody itself, skewering iconic musician biopics while Radcliffe gives a passionate, hilariously weird performance.

'Confess, Fletch'

Release Date: September 8, 2022

Starring: Jon Hamm, Lorenza Izzo, Marcia Gay Harden, Kyle MacLachlan, Roy Wood Jr. and John Slattery

Based off the 1976 novel of the same name, this comedy whodunnit sees Hamm play a charming former journalist who becomes the prime suspect in a murder. (Also, a mini Mad Men reunion!)


Release Date: September 30, 2022

Starring: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Monica Raymund, Jim Rash, Harvey Firestein, Dot-Marie Jones, Guillermo Díaz, Guy Branum, and Bowen Yang

This sure-to-be-sweet rom-com will make history as the first gay romantic comedy from a major studio. Eichner, who also wrote the script, and Macfarlane will play two men stumbling towards love.

'Hocus Pocus 2'

Release Date: September 30, 2022

Starring: Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Doug Jones, Sam Richardson, Tony Hale, Hannah Waddingham, and Whitney Peak

Thirty years after the original, the Sanderson Sisters are coming back! This reboot of the beloved Halloween comedy is expected to drop in Fall 2022 on Disney+, following three young women who accidentally bring the witches back to moddern-day Salem.

'Ticket to Paradise'

Release Date: October 21, 2022

Starring: Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd, and Lucas Bravo

This star-studded rom-com sees Robert and Clooney playing a divorced couple who team up to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they did 25 years ago. It's also set in Bali, for what's sure to be some stunning backdrops.

'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery'

Release Date: December 23, 2022

Starring: Daniel Craig, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Dave Bautista, and Janelle Monáe

The highly-anticipated sequel to Rian Johnson's hilarious whodunit hits Netflix this year, with Craig's detective Benoit Blanc facing another mystery.

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