Movies have the power to change our lives. There’s nothing better than curling up under a blanket, eating some popcorn, and laughing. But humor is hard to find, especially in Hollywood movies. Most critics rate comedies on different levels than we do.
These are the truly funniest movies released in 2018.
10. Crazy Rich Asians (92% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Rachel Chu is a successful economics professor in New York. When she travels to Singapore with her boyfriend for a wedding, she discovers he’s extremely wealthy. She fights to fit in with her new family, even though they’re several levels above her in society.
Director: Jon M. Chu
Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
9. Deadpool 2 (83% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Wade Wilson lost the love of his life, and now he’s trying to protect young Firefist from Cable. Cable is a mercenary from the future who lost the love of his own life to Firefist, and it’ll take an entire X-Force team of mutants to stop him from exacting revenge.
Director: David Leitch
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin
8. Paddington 2
Paddington is settled in and living happily ever after with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. When the perfect gift for Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday is stolen, Paddington and the Browns embark on a journey to unmask the thief.
Director: Paul King
Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville
7. Sorry to Bother You (92% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Cassius Green gets a telemarketing job in an alternate reality of present-day Oakland. He soon finds the secret of success by using a magical accent that makes him a “Power Caller.” As his company success grows, his personal relationships and conscience dwindle.
Director: Boots Riley
Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler
6. Game Night (84% on Rotten Tomatoes)
A weekly game night with a group of friends typically involves board games, charades, and quizzes. When Max’s brother Brooks organized a murder mystery party and gets kidnapped, the games become real.
Director: Mark Perez
Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler
5. Ralph Breaks the Internet (88% on Rotten Tomatoes)
“Wreck-It” Ralph and Vanellope discover a WiFi router in their arcade and decide to explore the internet on an adventure to find a key to save their games.
Director: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore
Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot
4. Tag (56% on Rotten Tomatoes)
A group of friends play an elaborate game of tag that gets even more insane as they become adults. This based-on-a-true-story tale shows just how far grown people will go to bring a little fun and excitement into our lives, no matter what we do professionally.
Director: Jeff Tomsic
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jack Johnson
3. Super Troopers 2 (31% on Rotten Tomatoes)
The Broken Lizard crew returns to patrol the highways during an intense dispute on the U.S. – Canada border. If this rag tag group of losers can keep the peace in their Highway Patrol station, it’ll be a surprise to everyone, including them.
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme
2. Blockers (83% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Prom night is when teenagers want to experiment sexually, many for the first time. Lisa, Mitchell, and the rest of the parents are determined to make sure that doesn’t happen. It’s a cat and mouse game to see who comes out on top.
Director: Kay Cannon
Starring: Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz
1. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (64% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Douglas Kenney and Henry Beard’s National Lampoon magazine changed the world. See the history of the comedians that eventually went on to take over Saturday Night Live and movie theaters everywhere with a unique brand of edgy comedy.
Director: David Wain
Starring: Frank Gingerich, Will Forte, Annette O’Toole