It wasn't until the 1980s that the action-comedy truly took form, with films like Lethal Weapon and 48 Hrs. breaking onto the market, as well as Midnight Run, The Blues Brothers, and the emergence of Jackie Chan, it became one of the most entertaining and thrilling genre hybrids available
It wasn't until the 1980s that the action-comedy truly took form, with films like Lethal Weapon and 48 Hrs. breaking onto the market, as well as Midnight Run, The Blues Brothers, and the emergence of Jackie Chan, it became one of the most entertaining and thrilling genre hybrids available.
When it comes to Police Story, Drunken Master, and the rest of his best work, Chan is virtually a living, breathing tribute to Buster Keaton, whose ridiculously risky acrobatic skills propelled the first action-comedy, 1926's The General, to critical and commercial success.
With this year's finest action-comedy flicks, you'll get all the action you want with a side of fun. Most of us are trapped inside the home with nothing to do because of COVID19.
Fortunately, despite the fact that the year has only just begun, several excellent action comedies have already been published, and what's coming up later in the year also looks promising. This list of the top 25 action-comedy films contains the finest of the year as well as forthcoming releases for which we have great hopes.
A 12-year-old's scheme to frighten off his mum's new boyfriend, police officer James Coffee, backfires and exposes his family to a secret network of criminal activity.
It's not about what happens in the end; it's about the journey that led up to it. Chris Carey, Bud Malone, and their totally insane cross-country excursion are the focus of Bad Trip.
Carey and Malone create a path of mayhem and utter anarchy in their wake along the way, with the ultimate objective of Chris confessing his love to his sweetheart, Maria. The final credits, which show actual people's responses to the movie's genuine pranks, are what truly make the film.
Hidden cameras capture two best friends pulling hilarious and inventive pranks on an unsuspecting public during a wild road trip.
There's nothing like a road trip movie to pass the time during quarantine since if we can't go out, watching others go out is the next best thing, right? Joe, Sal, Murr, and Q become famous after crashing a performance back in the day, and the artist whose show they destroyed approaches them.
They've been invited to a party, but only three tickets are available. This road trip comedy follows a group of four pals who are anxious to out-prank one another in order to win a party ticket.
A humiliating high school mishap in 1992 sends the Impractical Jokers on the road, competing in hidden-camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and redeem three of the four Jokers.
Is it time to give up your ambition of attending an Ivy League school because you can't afford it? Certainly not for Peg Dahl.
Dahl takes up the questionable job of a debt collector in order to earn the money she needs to travel where she desires. It's a given in Dahl's dubious line of work that not everything will go well, and it's up to her to resolve these issues.
A homegrown hustler decides to become a debt collector in a desperate bid to escape her own money problems and her hometown of Buffalo, New York.
Despite the fact that it is a children's film, Trolls World Tour is worth seeing. The existence of other types of trolls is revealed in this sequel, as well as the existence of one troll that seeks to destroy all of their planets but one.
This sets in motion a magnificent adventure in which Poppy, the queen troll, and her allies must band together to rescue their people from extinction.
When Queen Barb of the Rock tribe decides to destroy all other genres of music by stealing their techno strings and bringing them under her rule, Queen Poppy sets out to thwart her evil plans.
Like a Boss is a 2020 American comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta and starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek, and written by Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly. The story revolves around two friends who want to reclaim control of their cosmetics firm from a powerful industry player.
Paramount Pictures distributed the picture in theaters in the United States on January 10, 2020. Although the cast was lauded, it earned unfavorable reviews from reviewers. The picture was likewise a box office flop, collecting $30.4 million against a $29 million budget and marketing spend of more than $100 million.
Mel and Mia, two friends with different ideals, run a cosmetics company but they soon face a financial crisis. When a business magnate offers to buy them out, their friendship is tested.
The Whistlers (Spanish: La Gomera) is a 2019 Romanian criminal thriller film starring Vlad Ivanov and directed by Corneliu Porumboiu. It had its world debut at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in competition.
It was chosen as Romania's submission for the 92nd Academy Awards' Best International Feature Film category, although it was not nominated. In order to rescue Zsolt, a controversial businessman detained in Bucharest, a police officer travels to the Spanish island of La Gomera to study the El Silbo language. When viewing the movie, it becomes clear that the chronology is not chronological.
Cristi, a Romanian police officer who is a whistle blower for mafia, is going to La Gomera Island to learn an ancestral whistling language.
Anupam Kher, Manish Paul, Annu Kapoor, Manjari Phadnis, and Kay Kay Menon feature in Baa Baaa Black Sheep, a 2018 Indian action comedy film. Vishwas Pandya directed the film, which was produced by Anand Swarup Agarwal and Krishna Datla and presented by Soham Rockstar. On March 23, 2018, the film was released.
The narrative of Baba, who is still looking for his bearings, is told in Baa Baa Black Sheep. On his 25th birthday, Baba's father, Charudutt Sharma, a dull Cashew nut salesman to everyone, discloses to a surprised Baba that they have been a family of hitmen for the previous 12 generations, and Baba now needs to take over as the 13th.
Baba's love interest, Angelina, on the other hand, manages a beach cafe. Brian Morris, her father, is a retired art instructor who feeds his need for money and thrills by selling replicas of an ancient Renoir painting that his family acquired.
Baba's 25th birthday shocks him as he comes to know that he has to take over his 12-generations-old family business of assassination. He falls in love with Angelina, who has secrets of her own.
Hidden Man (Chinese: ), co-written and directed by Jiang Wen, is a 2018 Chinese action comedy film starring Eddie Peng, Liao Fan, Jiang Wen, Zhou Yun, and Xu Qing. The film is based on the wuxia book Xia Yin by Zhang Beihai. In China, the film was released on July 13, 2018.
It was chosen as China's submission for the 91st Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category, although it was not nominated. Wuxi Zizai Film and Television Company Limited purchased the film rights to Zhang Beihai's wuxia book Xia Yin (Chinese:).
A young swordsman in 1930's China returns home to try and solve a five-year-old murder case. Described as the third installment of the gangster trilogy.
Rajiv Kumar Biswas directed Naqaab (transl. Mask), a 2018 Indian Bengali-language supernatural action comedy film. Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni, under the brand of SVF Entertainment, are producing the film.
Rudranil Ghosh, Bharat Kaul, Sudip Mukherjee, Supriyo Dutta, Rebeka Rouf, Kharaj Mukherjee, and Shiba Shanu Bangladeshi Superstar Shakib Khan, Nusrat Jahan, and Sayantika Banerjee appeared, as did Rudranil Ghosh, Bharat Kaul, Sudip Mukherjee, Supriyo Dutta, Rebeka Rouf, and others.
The film is a remake of the Tamil film Massu Engira Masilamani, which was released in 2015. Mass, a thief, is involved in an automobile accident while attempting to leave a crime scene. Following the encounter, he claims to be able to see ghosts and begins to deceive others.
Sophia is engaged to millionaire Karan who is completely in love with her. However, when she meets her true love, Vicky, and starts seeing him secretly, her relationship with Karan suffers.
Benjamin Combes wrote and directed Commando Ninja, a 2018 English-language French martial arts action comedy film. Commando, The Terminator, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Predator, and American Ninja are among the 1980s action films referenced.
Eric Carlesi, Philippe Allier, Stéphane Asensio, Olivier Dobremel, Analle Rincent, and Charlotte Poncin are among the cast members. A Green Beret unit known as the "Lizard Smokers," headed by John Hunter, is assaulted by ninjas in 1968 during the Vietnam War. Leeroy Hopkins loses his right arm in an ambush, Sgt.
Oskar Kowalsky is assaulted by velociraptors, and John is kidnapped by the Viet Cong in the middle of the turmoil. Colonel Yin, John's kidnapper, teaches him ninjutsu while he is in prison. Yin releases John when his training is done but warns him of a red ninja who has betrayed his teachings. When the US bombs Yin's compound, he is killed.
Commando Ninja is a 2018 English-language French martial arts action comedy film written and directed by Benjamin Combes. It pays homage to 1980s action films such as Commando, The Terminator, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Predator, and American Ninja.
Keep Calm and Be a Superstar (Chinese, directed by Vincent Kok and starring Eason Chan, Li Ronghao, and Li Yitong, is a 2018 Chinese action comedy film. On January 12, 2018, the film had its Chinese debut. The shoot began in June 2017 and concluded in October 2018.
Zhu fails the fitness exam in China's Police Force selection because of his asthma so he becomes a private investigator.
Fat Buddies (Chinese: ), directed by Bao Beier and produced by Abe Kwong Man-Wai and Peggy Lee, is a 2018 Chinese action comedy film. Bao Beier, Wen Zhang, Clara Lee, and Xu Juncong feature in the film.
In China, it was scheduled to be released on September 30, 2018. Bao Beier, a well-known Chinese actor, makes his directing debut with this film. The story follows a couple of big-boned, incompetent detectives who find themselves in the middle of a drug trafficking investigation.
During an A-level assignment, agent "J" (Zhang Wen) was shot in the head, causing damage to the intracranial hypothalamus. J progressively became an obese guy weighing 300 pounds and suffering from acute narcolepsy throughout his rehabilitation, yet he still believed himself a capable agent.
Finally, J was given the assignment again, and he traveled to Japan to gather sensitive information. After obtaining the file, J opened it at random and resolved to continue the duty of concealing the organization for the organization, but he passed out in the izakaya. (Due to an incorrect English language translation, the following text has been omitted.)
A portly cop teams up with an equally overweight security guard to take down a drug cartel.