2014 was a great year for Cinema and the level of competition was at a high. It was a year where in which most of the great films had a darker and heavier tone than usual. Films such as Whiplash, Nightcrawler, Gone Girl and Fox Catcher had grabbed all the buzz.
There were however a number of great comedies films that flew under many audiences’ radars. From dark comedies like Innaritu’s ‘Birdman’, to entertainment flicks like ‘Neighbors’. From ‘Artsy Visuals’ like Grand Budapest Hotel’ to worthy sequels like 22 Jump Street, 2014 had it all. Today in the list we will be looking at the top comedy films of 2014.
8. Neighbors (2014)
For me, Neighbors came in as a pleasant surprise. Everything about the film is a disaster waiting to happen and yet the film manages to get away with it, and make you enjoy at the same time. Starring Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, the humor is very evenly spread between its well-matched stars.
Byrne steals the show here despite very entertaining performances from both Efron and Rogen. She is able to showcase her great comedic chops which still mantaining to hold together her conflicted character. It is when things quickly escalate that the comedy hits its stride and rarely relents.
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