10 Best Comedies That Are Only 90 Minutes – Screen Rant
Whether it’s quirky, artsy, goofy, or just plain funny, a good, short comedy can be just the thing to make you view the world with a sunnier attitude.
Ever been in the mood for a quick, much-needed comedy movie? Sometimes, that’s the perfect recipe for brightening one’s spirits. Whether it’s quirky, artsy, goofy, or just plain funny, a good, short comedy can be just the thing to make people view the world with a sunnier attitude.
With a perfect balance of humor, tension, character development, and good wholesome fun, comedies have been one of the most classic entertainment genres for millennia. No wonder there are so many great movies to pick from, each with its own different style.
A classic comedy from the late ’90s, could it get much better? Good Burger has been making fans keel over with laughter for almost twenty-five years now, featuring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell as they work in a typical burger joint over the course of one summer.
Though it may not have the highest score on Rotten Tomatoes, Good Burger will no doubt make people laugh as they see several people get hit in the face with not only cheeseburgers but ice cream as well, all to save the famous Good Burger fast food restaurant from going out of business.
The Darjeeling Limited is just one of many examples of an artistic Wes Anderson comedy-drama. Using many of his favorite actors, Anderson tells the story of three brothers (Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, and Adrien Brody) who bond over a trip to India after they haven’t spoken for a year.
While the film features many silly, awkward moments, viewers can’t help but feel inspired after 90 minutes of sibling reconnection and letting go of past baggage.
If someone is ever really feeling blue, perhaps what they need is 90 minutes of pure, unadulterated comedy. That’s exactly what Good Boys is.
Following three 12-year-old boys who are desperately trying to learn the art of kissing, Gene Stupnitsky’s directorial debut will make fans laugh in a way they’ve never laughed before as the three boys experience some of the most cringe-worthy situations imaginable.
With the zombie genre still popular in the film and TV industry, some people might want to check out Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland. Following the life of a college student named Columbus, audiences will watch as he tries to navigate his way through a zombie apocalypse while meeting some interesting people along the way.
Full of comedy, hilarious jokes, and great action sequences, audiences will not be able to get enough of the hijinks between the group. Not only were the critics intrigued by the romance between Columbus and Wichita (Emma Stone), but they also loved the on-screen chemistry between him and Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) too.
For many, Mark Waters’s Freaky Friday remake of the 1976 Gary Nelson original is a hilarious and nostalgic look at the tense relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter. Everyone’s been there before, trying to go to a rock concert instead of some boring family event.
In this 2003 remake, viewers see an edgy teenage girl portrayed by Lindsay Lohan switch bodies with an academic, serious-minded mother portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis. Watching Curtis act like an angsty teenager for almost 90 minutes is absolutely delightful.
Midnight In Paris takes fans through the journey of aspiring author Gil Pender (portrayed by the goofy and lovable Owen Wilson) as he travels both through France, and through time. Viewers will undoubtedly laugh at the ridiculousness of his relationship with Rachell McAdams’s character Inez, who is superficial, privileged, and conceited.
Midnight in Paris will make people not only laugh, but also smile with glee as they experience a fantasy 1920s world through the perspective of Gil, who comes to realize that maybe the most beautiful time of all is nothing other than the present.
Everyone loves a classic 200os comedy, and that’s exactly what Mean Girls is.
With a fantastic cast featuring Linsday Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and many others, Mean Girls forces fans to laugh from start to finish. As people watch Cady Heron go through a fish-out-of-water transformation to become a popular high school girl, they’ll realize just how hilarious (and at times ruthless) high school can be.
Elliot Page and Michael Cera star in this understated comedy-drama, where Page’s character goes through an unplanned pregnancy and decides to give the baby up for adoption. In just over 90 minutes, viewers fall in love with Juno MacGuff and all her weird antics and she learns more about herself and the world around her through the course of the pregnancy.
Jason Reitman’s Juno makes people laugh and cry, showing fans the beauty of genuine human connection and love, even if it doesn’t go as planned.
So much of the best humor relies on one important premise: being able to relate to the audience. That’s exactly what Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha offers viewers as they watch Greta Gerwig’s brilliant portrayal of a lost female in her 20s navigate all of life’s troubles.
What’s great about Frances Ha is that it strays from a typical coming-of-age film and takes people on a journey following someone who’s already been past all the middle school, high school, and even college drama. This movie reminds viewers that they are in no way past the point of growing up in their 20s, or ever, for that matter.
Every comedy needs a little quirkiness, and Moonrise Kingdom offers just that. What’s special about this film is the fact that it almost feels as though it were filmed during the era in which the story takes place (the 60s).
Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman star in this adorable coming of age film, where two outcasts connect over their shared dislike for mainstream culture. What’s beautiful about this film is the heartfelt backstories of every character, each one with their own baggage, and how they all come together in the end, despite their differences.
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Recently graduated from Ithaca College’s Park School of Communications, Laura is a passionate arts and entertainment enthusiast. Laura watches hundreds of movies each year, reviewing and analyzing them so she can share her many opinions with other cinephiles across the world.