This year saw a wide variety of different films making us laugh. Whether it was a rom-com, a horror-comedy, or a film that was just filled with humourous movies, these films had us giggling throughout.

Here are our picks for the Top 5 Comedy Films of 2022.

– Ashley Hobley

5.) Bros

Nicholas Stoller

Much has been made of Bros being the first gay romantic comedy from a major studio to be released in cinemas and how important that is for LGBTQ+ representation. What shouldn’t be overlooked though is that Bros is very, very funny.

With its two fantastic leads in Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane, who both have their own unique fears of commitment, it has a romantic love story at its core as good as any rom-com of the last 20 years. While it may have gone underseen in cinemas, it is well worth your time to check this out at home as it shows what dating is like for gay men and the different struggles they have to deal with while finding humour in the many different situations.

Ashley Hobley


Halina Reijn

If you went into Bodies Bodies Bodies expecting a traditional horror movie, you’re going into it with the wrong expectations. The film is meant to be funny and hilarious once you relax your shoulders. The cast of primarily twenty-somethings playing a group of friends getting back together for a weekend party turns sour as they start dropping dead, but can they stop arguing with one another long enough to figure out who the killer is? Probably not, but that’s part of what makes Bodies Bodies Bodies so much fun to watch. The film also has some of the most quotable, ridiculous, and snarky dialogue I’ve seen in anything for a couple of years.  

– Dylan Blight

3.) The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Tom Gormican

If there were a film in 2022 that could have fallen off the bridge into “trying so hard to be funny, that it’s not” territory, it would be The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. The idea alone that of Nicolas Cage playing himself in a film where a millionaire drug lord rents him out sounds prime for being terrible. But it isn’t at all, and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent remains one of the funniest and best laugh-out-loud experiences I had in cinemas in 2022. The script is cheeky without relying too heavily on in-jokes about Cage’s past films. Under the direction of Tom Gormican, both Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal deliver one of the best buddy comedies in years.

– Dylan Blight

2.) Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson’s second Benoit Blanc mystery has a far sillier tone than the first one with a cast of characters who are a bit more eccentric which results in a lot of laughs. Take Kate Hudson’s Birdie Jay for example. She is a former supermodel turned fashion designer who has been banned from using her phone for doing too many racist tweets and assumes sweatpants are meant to be made in sweatshops. Or Dave Batista’s Duke who is a men’s rights activist who we are first introduced to in a live stream talking about how cool boobs are.

Then there is of course Edward Norton’s Miles Bron, the eccentric billionaire at the centre of everything who fans have speculated is a parody of a lot of famous figures of his like. Even Benoit Blanc is hilarious as he takes in Bron’s vast estate and delivers incredibly blunt deductions. If you don’t find anything funny in the conclusion of this film, you just might not have a sense of humour.

– Ashley Hobley

1.) Everything Everywhere all At Once

Coming from duo directors, The Daniels, whose previous film was Swiss Army Man, where Daniel Radcliffe played a dead, farting body that Paul Dano wheeled around, I knew that I’d be settling in for a weird and hilarious film with Everything Everywhere All at Once. And when I saw Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan fighting in new, imaginative ways, all was confirmed. Everything Everywhere All at Once is a ridiculous film, but it’s also a lot of fun, and the wild nature is weighed down with as much heart as any other film in 2022.

– Dylan Blight

Dylan Blight and Ashley Hobley compiled this Top 5 list. The movies nominated must have had a theatrical release in a cinema, VOD or on a streaming platform between December 27th 2021 – December 27th 2022.