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The Best Comedies of 2020, Ranked by Tomatometer

From rom-coms to coming-of-age stories to straight up joke machines, we’ve collected all the Fresh and Certified Fresh comedies with at least 20 reviews to create our guide to the best comedies of 2020, ranked by Tomatometer.

We’ve mashed together all the comedy styles, including romantic comedies (The Lovebirds, Happiest Season), comedy-dramas (On the Rocks, Yes, God, Yes), coming-of-age tales (How to Build a Girl), road trips (Come As You Are, The Trip to Greece), and genre mixers (Kajillionaire, Get Duked!, Save Yourselves!). And, of course, there are the comedies that go straight for the jokes: Eurovision Song Contest, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, Bill & Ted Face the Music.

If you needed a laugh in 2020, these were the best comedies of the year to watch.

#41
Adjusted Score: 73949%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two small-town singers chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where scheming rivals, high stakes and onstage... [More]
Directed By: David Dobkin

#40

The Lovebirds (2020)
66%

#40
Adjusted Score: 76722%
Critics Consensus: If the breezily enjoyable The Lovebirds feels like a little less than the sum of its parts, it's still an enjoyable showcase for the talents of its well-matched stars.
Synopsis: Accused of murder, a desperate couple embark on a dangerous quest to solve the mystery and clear their names.... [More]
Directed By: Michael Showalter

#39

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#38

The High Note (2020)
71%

#38
Adjusted Score: 82738%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Maggie is the overworked personal assistant to Grace Davis, a superstar singer whose talent and ego have reached unbelievable heights.... [More]
Directed By: Nisha Ganatra

#37

Stargirl (2020)
68%

#37
Adjusted Score: 68929%
Critics Consensus: Stargirl's feel-good story hits familiar coming-of-age beats, but self-assured performances and an earnest mission worn proudly make it a tune worth listening to.
Synopsis: An unassuming high school student finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl whose unconventional ways change how they... [More]
Directed By: Julia Hart

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 83083%
Critics Consensus: An American Pickle lacks the tart snap viewers might expect given its creative premise, but Seth Rogen's dual performance makes this a low-key comedy to relish.
Synopsis: Preserved in pickle brine for 100 years, an Orthodox Jewish factory worker wakes up in New York City and tracks... [More]
Directed By: Brandon Trost

#35
#35
Adjusted Score: 94017%
Critics Consensus: The King of Staten Island's uncertain tone and indulgent length blunt this coming-of-age dramedy's ability to find itself, but Pete Davidson's soulful performance holds it together.
Synopsis: An aimless slacker dreams of becoming a tattoo artist while living with his mother and hanging out with his friends... [More]
Directed By: Judd Apatow

#34
Adjusted Score: 80268%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: As her relationship with Peter continues to grow, Lara Jean reunites with another recipient of one of her old love... [More]
Directed By: Michael Fimognari

#33

Eternal Beauty (2019)
78%

#33
Adjusted Score: 79949%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After Jane falls into a state of despair over her schizophrenia, she encounters new sources of love and life with... [More]
Directed By: Craig Roberts

#32

Buffaloed (2019)
80%

#32
Adjusted Score: 81948%
Critics Consensus: This late-capitalism comedy is undeniably uneven, but Zoey Deutch's effervescent performance gives Buffaloed wings.
Synopsis: A woman is desperate to escape her life in Buffalo and finds a way by becoming a debt collector.... [More]
Directed By: Tanya Wexler

#31

Uncle Frank (2020)
77%

#31
Adjusted Score: 84650%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her... [More]
Directed By: Alan Ball

#30
#30
Adjusted Score: 87683%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. But... [More]
Directed By: Evan Morgan

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 87895%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A smart and ambitious teen reinvents herself as a music critic.... [More]
Directed By: Coky Giedroyc

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: 99986%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The ruler of the future tells best friends Bill and Ted they must compose a new song to save life... [More]
Directed By: Dean Parisot

#27

Happiest Season (2020)
82%

#27
Adjusted Score: 95086%
Critics Consensus: A jolly good time with heartfelt performances and more than enough holiday cheer, all you'll want for Christmas is Happiest Season.
Synopsis: This romantic comedy is about longtime lesbian couple Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis), who made plans to go... [More]
Directed By: Clea DuVall

#26

Work It (2020)
85%

#26
Adjusted Score: 84888%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An awkward 18-year-old achieves near-perfection by sheer hard work. She vows to transform her gawkiness through dance, and refine her... [More]
Directed By: Laura Terruso

#25
#25
Adjusted Score: 88631%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A successful author finds herself deeply enmeshed in the lives of a group of college students after being asked to... [More]
Directed By: Kris Rey

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 89995%
Critics Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and brought to life by a smartly assembled ensemble, Big Time Adolescence finds fresh pleasures in the crowded coming-of-age genre.
Synopsis: A drug-dealing college dropout becomes a mentor to his best friend -- a straight-laced teen who idolizes him.... [More]
Directed By: Jason Orley

#23

On the Rocks (2020)
86%

#23
Adjusted Score: 104968%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A New York woman and her impulsive, larger-than-life father try to find out if her husband is having an affair.... [More]
Directed By: Sofia Coppola

#22
Adjusted Score: 106189%
Critics Consensus: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm proves Sacha Baron Cohen's comedic creation remains a sharp tool for exposing the most misguided -- or utterly repugnant -- corners of American culture.
Synopsis: Released from prison for bringing shame to his country, Kazakh funnyman Borat risks life and limb when he returns to... [More]
Directed By: Jason Woliner

#21
Adjusted Score: 85343%
Critics Consensus: A fun, fast paced film for all, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made celebrates the power of imagination with a delightful sense of humor and just the right amount of bears.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring: Winslow Fegley
Directed By: Tom McCarthy

#20

Get Duked! (2019)
87%

#20
Adjusted Score: 92931%
Critics Consensus: The rare comedy thriller that's funny as well as thrilling, Get Duked! marks writer-director Ninian Doff as a filmmaker with a bright future.
Synopsis: A camping trip in the Scottish Highlands turns into a fight for survival when four teens become the target of... [More]
Directed By: Ninian Doff

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 94620%
Critics Consensus: The Trip to Greece sees this series subject to the laws of diminishing returns, but Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan remain reliably enjoying company.
Synopsis: Funnymen Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon travel to restaurants, hotels and ancient landmarks in Greece.... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom

#18

EMMA. (2020)
87%

#18
Adjusted Score: 103629%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Beautiful, smart and wealthy, Emma Woodhouse navigates her way through misguided matches, romantic missteps and the challenges of growing up... [More]
Directed By: Autumn de Wilde

#17

Save Yourselves! (2020)
89%

#17
Adjusted Score: 94614%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A young Brooklyn couple head to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully... [More]

#16

Unpregnant (2020)
91%

#16
Adjusted Score: 92149%
Critics Consensus: Unpregnant puts a compelling twist on the road trip comedy -- and treats its sensitive subject with heart.
Synopsis: A pregnant teen and her former best friend embark on a road trip from Missouri to New Mexico.... [More]
Directed By: Rachel Lee Goldenberg

#15

Banana Split (2018)
89%

#15
Adjusted Score: 90951%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After a messy break-up with her high school boyfriend, April strikes up an unexpected friendship with his new girlfriend, Clara.... [More]
Directed By: Benjamin Kasulke

#14

Kajillionaire (2020)
90%

#14
Adjusted Score: 102988%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn. During... [More]
Directed By: Miranda July

#13

The Climb (2019)
90%

#13
Adjusted Score: 97802%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two lifelong pals test the boundaries of their friendship when a woman comes between them.... [More]
Directed By: Michael Angelo Covino

#12
Adjusted Score: 107942%
Critics Consensus: The Personal History of David Copperfield puts a fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Dickens' classic, proving some stories truly are timeless.
Synopsis: The life of David Copperfield is chronicled from his youth into adulthood.... [More]
Directed By: Armando Iannucci

#11

Come as You Are (2019)
95%

#11
Adjusted Score: 97021%
Critics Consensus: Come As You Are approaches sensitive subjects with heart and humor, taking audiences on a thoroughly entertaining road trip to a crowd-pleasing destination.
Synopsis: A traveling nurse takes three disabled men on a road trip to Montreal so they can lose their virginity at... [More]
Directed By: Richard Wong

#10

Yes, God, Yes (2019)
93%

#10
Adjusted Score: 100155%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A Catholic girl finds herself having tempting thoughts after an AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy.... [More]
Directed By: Karen Maine

#9

Babyteeth (2019)
93%

#9
Adjusted Score: 102903%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Shannon Murphy

#8

Bad Education (2019)
93%

#8
Adjusted Score: 102903%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by an outstanding Hugh Jackman, Bad Education finds absurd laughs -- and a worthy message -- in the aftermath of a real-life scandal.
Synopsis: A Long Island school superintendent and his assistant are credited with bringing the district unprecedented prestige. Frank is a master... [More]
Directed By: Cory Finley

#7

Palm Springs (2020)
95%

#7
Adjusted Score: 110779%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Stuck in a time loop, two wedding guests develop a budding romance while living the same day over and over... [More]
Directed By: Max Barbakow

#6

S...house (2020)
94%

#6
Adjusted Score: 98273%
Critics Consensus: A disarmingly tender look at young adult ennui, this Shithouse don't stink.
Synopsis: A lonely college freshman forges a strong connection with his resident assistant during a fraternity party.... [More]
Directed By: Cooper Raiff

#5
Adjusted Score: 100822%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Kirill Sokolov

#4

The Half of It (2020)
97%

#4
Adjusted Score: 103408%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A shy, introverted student helps the school jock woo a girl whom, secretly, they both want.... [More]
Directed By: Alice Wu

#3

Spontaneous (2020)
97%

#3
Adjusted Score: 99656%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When students in their high school inexplicably start to explode, seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world... [More]
Directed By: Brian Duffield

#2
Adjusted Score: 106520%
Critics Consensus: The Forty-Year-Old Version opens a compelling window into the ebbs and flows of the artist's life -- and announces writer-director-star Radha Blank as a major filmmaking talent with her feature debut.
Synopsis: A struggling New York City playwright finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper.... [More]
Directed By: Radha Blank

#1

Saint Frances (2019)
99%

#1
Adjusted Score: 105413%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After an abortion, a deadbeat nanny finds friendship with the 6-year-old she's hired to watch.... [More]
Directed By: Alex Thompson

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