Best-Reviewed Comedies 2017

Comedy has become an increasingly difficult category to pin down, but the best of 2017, from Greta Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical Lady Bird to Steven Soderbergh’s caper comedy Logan Lucky, continue to prove the genre has a lot to offer.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2017. Scores might change over time.

#1

Lady Bird (2017)
99%

#1
Adjusted Score: 113.198%
Critics Consensus: Lady Bird delivers fresh insights about the turmoil of adolescence -- and reveals writer-director Greta Gerwig as a fully formed filmmaking talent.
Synopsis: In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both... [More]
Directed By: Greta Gerwig

#2
Adjusted Score: 106.584%
Critics Consensus: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri deftly balances black comedy against searing drama -- and draws unforgettable performances from its veteran cast along the way.
Synopsis: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months... [More]
Directed By: Martin McDonagh

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 103.22%
Critics Consensus: Oh, hai Mark. The Disaster Artist is a surprisingly poignant and charming movie-about-a-movie that explores the creative process with unexpected delicacy.
Synopsis: The real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind what is often referred to as "The Citizen Kane... [More]
Directed By: James Franco

#4

Logan Lucky (2017)
93%

#4
Adjusted Score: 103.628%
Critics Consensus: High-octane fun that's smartly assembled without putting on airs, Logan Lucky marks a welcome end to Steven Soderbergh's retirement -- and proves he hasn't lost his ability to entertain.
Synopsis: Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

#5
Adjusted Score: 98.623%
Critics Consensus: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) observes the family dynamic through writer-director Noah Baumbach's bittersweet lens and the impressive efforts of a remarkable cast.
Synopsis: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

Tag Cloud

History Pop harry potter dceu TruTV CW Seed Opinion 21st Century Fox romance Lionsgate ABC Family BET GLAAD AMC See It Skip It FX psycho LGBTQ zombie Reality Competition justice league Awards Interview dc Teen DC Comics Disney BBC President golden globes Country YouTube Red mutant Creative Arts Emmys DC Universe HBO Freeform serial killer Drama TNT 20th Century Fox thriller Box Office unscripted Western FXX biography Cosplay BBC America Valentine's Day TV Tomatazos Infographic Photos Universal PaleyFest Amazon Biopics Masterpiece Rom-Com Disney Channel cops crossover DirecTV Netflix spy thriller TCA war GIFs Paramount docudrama Nickelodeon Reality TLC Fantasy Superheroe Calendar Mary Tyler Moore Nat Geo Tumblr police drama Horror Sundance Logo diversity Trivia Comic Book Best and Worst Red Carpet transformers Showtime ABC Premiere Dates Music talk show Podcast Winter TV 2015 Spike technology Marathons Martial Arts YouTube Premium Columbia Pictures sitcom IFC Action OWN TIFF Election Video Games 45 Sci-Fi adventure Ovation E3 Schedule Writers Guild of America SundanceTV Syfy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Mystery cinemax Comedy Animation TBS Holidays 2017 Superheroes robots National Geographic Food Network Mindy Kaling Song of Ice and Fire FOX WGN hist Polls and Games Pirates Ellie Kemper Set visit Esquire NBC MTV SXSW Extras vampires American Society of Cinematographers cooking streaming dramedy 2016 Super Bowl cats Paramount Network MSNBC Sundance Now Musical Watching Series USA Network PBS Countdown composers Nominations Oscars ESPN Shondaland supernatural TCM medical drama sports crime Lucasfilm Walt Disney Pictures ratings YA Star Wars Sony Pictures crime drama USA Starz what to watch X-Men Hulu Adult Swim Certified Fresh Christmas RT History based on movie Kids & Family Rock Trailer Lifetime Crackle VICE Star Trek TV Land political drama CBS All Access Apple Spring TV The CW Summer First Look period drama The Arrangement Warner Bros. DC streaming service historical drama GoT comiccon finale Pixar cults discovery Character Guide singing competition festivals Marvel VH1 binge Comedy Central APB Fox News ITV zombies Cartoon Network crime thriller E! science fiction travel blaxploitation NYCC Acorn TV Britbox social media El Rey Emmys Year in Review boxoffice Dark Horse Comics A&E TCA 2017 Fall TV Rocky Musicals CNN 24 frames Bravo Sneak Peek IFC Films Ghostbusters aliens Thanksgiving Grammys CMT Toys 007 CBS politics SDCC Winners