10 Best R-Rated Comedy Movies of All Time

Comedy movies are the opium of the masses. They indubitably cater to the largest number of moviegoers, irrespective of their tastes. These movies are for everyone. No one can repudiate a good laugh and fun-filled entertainment. They appeal to everyone who has eyes, and at times for the ones who don’t as well! With the rise of comedy stalwarts like Steve Carrel, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill and Amy Schumer, there has been an introduction of adult comedy in the genre. The Rating agencies have been sentient to the uprising and has promptly R-Rated them. Most of these films satirize and at times juxtapose everyday life situations that adults all over the world face with undying courage. The syncretism of the comedy genre with almost all genres has produced some of the most enjoyable movies ever made. The following list consists of some of the best adult comedies ever. You can watch some of these best r-rated comedy movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.

10. Superbad (2007)

The triumvirate of Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill has produced some of the best comic cinema in recent times. This was one of their earliest collaborations. The film stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera as two students about to graduate high-school, who intend to have a once in a lifetime party and lose their virginities before graduating. But as the fate has it, the plans go haywire and the leads stick into the quagmire of hilarious and embarrassing situations. The film opened to positive reviews with the chemistry of the two leads getting considerable praise. It almost grossed over eight times its budget, making it one of the most commercial R-Rated films around.

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9. Zombieland (2009)

This film is an amalgamation of the comedy and the zombie genre. This unique confluence made it a distinctive achievement in modern film-making. The plot revolves around its four leads, survivors of a zombie apocalypse. The film follows a geeky college kid making his way through the zombie apocalypse, meeting three strangers along the way and together taking an extended road-trip across the US in an attempt to find a sanctuary free from zombies, The impressive lead cast featuring names like Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, elevates the film into a must-watch haven. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was R-Rated due to the gory violence and cannibalism.

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8. Trainwreck (2015)

Amy Schumer is without doubt one of the foremost comedians amongst women today. Her unique way of incorporating funny anecdotes from her life and self-depreciation has been widely lauded. Schumer made her writing debut with this 2015 comedy film. The film follows a quotidian premise, following Schumer, who retains her real-life name on reel, who is afraid of commitments and relationships, until one day she accidentally stumbles upon her perfect match. She gradually falls in love with him but again circumstances repudiate her endeavors. The film is hilariously written and performed, with Schumer coming in for considerable praise for shouldering the film to an elite status, The film received overwhelming critical acclaim and was a huge commercial hit.

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7. 40 Year Old Virgin (2006)

Steve Carell is my favorite comedian. Even a benign face expression can evoke lung bursting laughter. 2006 was a game changing year for him. It threw him into global stardom, with his association to the sit-com ‘The Office’ and the indie film ‘Little Miss Sunshine’. The third wheel in the cog was ’40 Year Old Virgin’, which saw him play Andy, an innocent aging man, who is a virgin. It traces his journey to finally breaking the seal (sigh) which is hilarious and lands him into various socially awkward situations. The film was again a huge success commercially, while also grounding flags with the critics. The R-Rated comedy won many hearts and today has a cult status!

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6. There’s Something About Mary (1998)

The film centers around Cameron Diaz’s character, Mary, who becomes the center of attraction the object of affection for three desperate men. Their gut-wrenching attempts to woo their lady-love and always falling short make the film one of the best comedies ever made. The film today has a cult status and is viewed as one of the best films of 2000’s. The movie was a sleeper hit, making $368 million worldwide, against a lowly budget of $23 million. It was a recipient of inundating love and accolades from the industry. It still remains one of the best R-Rated comedies ever made.

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5. Borat (2006)

Sascha Bron-Cohen is an unheralded comic genius. His vast array of experience in theater, films and television make him the quintessential actor to work with. Cohen plays the lead character of Borat Sagdiyev,  a fictitious Kazakh journalist travelling through the United States recording real-life interactions with Americans. The film sees a confluence of the documentary and the comic genres, which further positively affects its influence. The film probably remains the most critically acclaimed comedy films of all time, with Cohan also getting an Academy nomination for his screenplay. He also won a Golden Globe for his performance as Borat. The film is a must-watch! Do take out time and see it.

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4. Deadpool (2016)

‘Deadpool’ is the highest grossing R-Rated film of all time. The much hyped and anticipated film starred Ryan Reynolds as the Marvel superhero of the same name. The film is probably the one I related the most to, owing to its satirical tone and the breaking of the fourth barrier. It follows the story of Wade Wilson, a low-life and thug who finds love and cancer, which prompts him to leave the former. The treatment by a dubious organization makes him immortal and obliterates his face, His redemption full journey make for a fun watch. The film squarely rests on Reynolds’ shoulders, and he surely doesn’t disappoint!

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3. American Pie (1999)

This movie is a favorite among teenagers, and men of all ages. It is one of the most readily recognized films of all time, and has seen four successful sequels as well. The film follows a bunch of college students, and their tryst with getting the perfect hook-up. The film has achieved cult status and has regularly been cited in modern culture. The one character that has been incessantly referenced in films and television today has been Stifler and his mom. The actors have achieved global stardom owing to the series, and have credited the film for the boost in their career. The unsuccessful sex scenes (sigh) and use of adult terms sees it getting R-Rated.

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2. The Hangover (2011)

Apart from ‘American Pie’, ‘The Hangover’ is one of the most internationally recognized and successful films. The plot follows four friends, who embark upon a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate the receding bachelor-hood of one of them. Subsequently, they land up in an alien place after a night of booze and crazy, and loose the whereabouts of their friend. The film is special for its immensely talented star lead-cast, including Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis. The film was the highest=grossing R-Rated film of all time when it released.

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1. Bridesmaids (2011)

Topping my list is Judd Apatow’s ‘Bridesmaids’. The plot centers on Annie (Wiig), who suffers a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as maid of honor for her best friend, Lillian, played by Maya Rudolph. The blistering supporting cast includes names like Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Chris O’Dowd and Rebel Wilson. The film was nominated for tow Academy Awards, proving its transcendence from a mere comedy film to a complete and well-planned feature. McCarthy received considerable praise for her performance and also had an academy nomination. It bright her in the limelight and her chemistry with Kristen Wiig was much praised.

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