Good Movies – Comedies That Brighten Your Mood!

There is no one in this world who does not like a good comedy movie. There is nothing to beat it after a tough day when we feel depressed and mentally upset. It is a magical treatment which can easily lift up our spirits and forget all our troubles. When we get immersed in its plots and the way in which the actors deal with the fun situations, we automatically forget all our sorrows and find good entertainment.

Just by inserting a DVD, we are transported to a joyous world filled with sarcasm, irony, fun plots, etc. It was found that even during the silent movie era, people flocked to the theatres to see good comedy movies. At the beginning of 1895, audiences were treated with a visual treat on moving pictures with the unique combination of slapstick and burlesque.

The great actors of these times were Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Max Linder, etc. It is a matter of great pride to see that people have not forgotten the movies of Charlie Chaplin even to this day and he has proved to be an inspiration for many of the modern comedy actors. Even in modern times, producers and directors consider it as a safe bet and some of the top reigning stars are Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, etc. There are different styles and tones in which comedies can be classified. They are:

Fish out of water style: In this kind of movies, we can see the hero trying to deal with different kinds of situations and mostly in unfamiliar surroundings. The focal point for comedy is the funny way in which the situations are handled. Some famous examples are Cabin Boy, Tootsie, etc.

Spoof or Parody: There are many movies which have adopted this style to make people laugh. Older films are made fun of, by using the elements of sarcasm, mockery and stereotyping. Even now many spoofs have been welcomed with both hands by the audience. Some of the all time favorites are Airplane, Blazing Saddles, etc.

Gross-out comedy: This style uses a complete slapstick style and elements such as very silly toilet humor is used. But the irony is that even such style of comedy movies are greatly enjoyed by the movie buffs. Some of the noteworthy movies to be mentioned in this style are American pie, Dumb and Dumber, etc.

Other major styles used in good comedy movies are comedy of manners, military comedy, science fiction comedy, black comedy, etc.