Movies about comedians

List of the best movies about comedians selected by visitors to our site: All About Nina, Lenny, The King of Comedy, Joker, Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Stan & Ollie, The Big Sick, The Hero, Dice, The Hollars.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

All About Nina (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersActors, Comedians
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles

Nina Geld's passion and talent have made her a rising star in the comedy scene, but she's an emotional mess offstage. When a new professional opportunity coincides with a romantic one, she is forced to confront her own deeply troubled past.

Lenny (1974)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, biography
CharactersActors, Comedians, Jews
PlotDrug addict, On real events
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Heavy, Soulful, Depressive, Smart, Gloomy

The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.

The King of Comedy (1982)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersActors, Comedians, Losers
PlotObsession, Pursuit
PlacePrison, New York
StyleAction, Smart

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Joker (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersClowns, Comedians, Losers, Criminals, Killers, Psychopath
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness, Depression
StyleDC, Gloomy, Atmospheric, Depressive, Worth watching, Tense, Makes me think

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
CharactersCelebrities, Comedians

Galifianakis dreamed of becoming a star. But when Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show, 'Between Two Ferns' and uploaded it to Funny or Die, Zach became a viral laughing stock. Now Zach and his crew are taking a road trip to complete a series of high-profile celebrity interviews and restore his reputation.

Stan & Ollie (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersActors, Friends, Comedians, Elephants
PlotDancing, Mystery, On real events
PlaceTrains, Ships, Ireland
StyleSoulful, Touching

With their golden era long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public

The Big Sick (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersFriends, Comedians, Family, Brothers
PlotLove, Fate, On real events
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

The Hero (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersSingers, Heroes, Actors, Comedians, Lesbians, Cowboys, Photographers, Old man
PlotFear, Loneliness, Cancer, Weapon, Money, Computers, Fate, Tennis
PlaceUSA, Beach

Lee, a former Western film icon, is living a comfortable existence lending his golden voice to advertisements and smoking weed. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a sardonic comic has him looking to the future.

Dice (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
CharactersTeens, Family, Mothers, Fathers, Comedians

Hickory, dickory, dock — the Dice Man's back and he's ready to rock. The semi-true stories of Andrew Dice Clay, whose unique brand of humor often gets him in trouble. Once on top, the comedian now must work to resurrect his career, pay his gambling debts, manage his sons’ rock band, fend off old fans and keep his family afloat.

The Hollars (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersArtists, Mothers, Comedians, Dogs, Surgeons, Nurses
PlotDeath, Divorce
PlaceNew York, USA

Aspiring New York City artist, John Hollar returns to his Middle America hometown on the eve of his mother’s brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind.

Playing the Moldovans at Tennis (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Moldova

Tony Hawks needs to beat the odds and the entire Moldovan national football tennis. Adapted from the best-selling book of the same name, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis is the true story of an Englishman's lesson that real victory is found in the most unexpected places.

Funny People (2009)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersComedians, Friends, Terminally ill, Writers
PlotCancer, Fate, Success, Loneliness
StyleTouching, Soulful

Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.

Man on the Moon (1999)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan
CharactersComedians, Friends, Girlfriends, Singers
PlotOn real events
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching, To cry, Fancy, Inspirational

A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.

Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersComedians, Jews, Family
StyleFascinating, Touching, To cry, By comics

Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has forgotten the golden days of Buddy Young, and that there just may not be room in the business for an old comic like himself.

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersGangsters, Singers, Businessmen, Lovers, Comedians, Girlfriends
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Love triangle
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleSmart, Touching, To cry, Fancy

A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. Rose's one-man talent agency represents countless incompetent entertainers, including a one-legged tap dancer, and one slightly talented one: washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), whose career is on the rebound.

Annie Hall (1977)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersJews, Comedians, Singers, Writers
PlotDivorce, Love, Tennis, Loneliness
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Philosophical

In the city of New York, comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Raging Bull (1980)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CharactersComedians, Gangsters, Trainers
PlotBoxing, Jealousy, Divorce, Depression, Loneliness

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.

Snatch (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersScammers, Police, Friends, Gangsters, Mafia, Comedians
PlotChase, Skirmishes, Boxing, Gems, Robbery
PlaceEngland, London, Office, Casino
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting

A group of up-and-coming hustlers stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.

Manslaughter (2012)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama
StyleAction, Makes me think, Depressive, Gloomy

Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching the distressed woman in labour. Spurred on by the emergency and the incendiary words of a TV pundit, he reaches a boiling point and forcefully hits one of the men obstructing his ambulance. Max's strike has far-reaching, unintended consequences.

Hotel Lux (2011)
Markimdb: 6
PlaceRussia, Hotels, Germany

In 1938 Hans Zeisig, an apolitical comedian, impersonator and cabaret actor, flees with a Russian passport (instead of American, which he would have preferred) from Nazi-Berlin, and finds himself in the legendary Hotel Lux, the 'lost paradise' of the Comintern, in Moscow. Everyone believes that Zeisig is a man named Hansen, Hitler's personal astrologer. But Zeisig quickly realizes that he's gone from the frying pan into the fire. In the Hotel Lux he meets his friends Frida and later Meyer again, still passionate communists. For the three idealists an adventure between love and death begins to run his course.