20 Action Comedies That Nail Humor and Excitement

Rob Leung

Action comedies are like the perfect mixtape of humor and adrenaline-pumping thrills. Think buddy cop shenanigans, sharp banter, and those heart-racing moments that keep you glued to the screen. We’ve rounded up a killer list of the absolute best in the genre, featuring timeless classics and modern gems that guarantee a rollercoaster ride of laughs and excitement. So, here are 20 of the best action comedies.

Lethal Weapon

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You’d be crazy to miss out on this classic! Explosive action, razor-sharp wit, and the unbeatable duo of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover make this a must-watch. It’s the ultimate cop buddy movie with enough memorable moments to keep you quoting it for days.

Midnight Run

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Prepare to laugh until it hurts with this one. Robert De Niro delivers a knockout performance as a bounty hunter caught in a hilarious web of chaos. It’s a wild ride that’ll have you on the edge of your seat while doubling over with laughter.

Kick-Ass

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Get ready for a plot twist you won’t see coming. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, this satirical gem blends gritty action with laugh-out-loud humor. It’s the story of a high school student turned vigilante, packed with enough dark humor to keep you hooked from start to finish.

The Nice Guys

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As private detectives navigating a labyrinth of conspiracy, their chemistry is electric. Get ready for a wild ride filled with laughs, thrills, and plenty of heart. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe make an unbeatable team in this action-packed comedy.

Spy

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Melissa McCarthy steals the show in this comedic masterpiece. As a CIA analyst thrust into the world of undercover espionage, her performance is nothing short of brilliant. It’s a hilarious thrill ride that’ll keep you guessing until the very end.

Men in Black

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Join the ranks of the iconic Men in Black for a ride you won’t forget. With sleek suits, alien encounters, and enough humor to fill a galaxy, this franchise starter is pure cinematic gold. Strap in for a wild adventure that’s out of this world.

2 Guns

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Denzel Washington and co light up the screen in this electrifying action comedy. As undercover lawmen caught in a web of crime, their chemistry is off the charts. It’s a pulse-pounding ride filled with twists, turns, and plenty of laughs.

Rush Hour

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Rush Hour is this legendary buddy cop classic featuring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, who deliver comedy gold. It’s a whirlwind of action and humor as two mismatched detectives team up to take down the bad guys. Get ready for non-stop laughs and jaw-dropping stunts.

Deadpool

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One of Marvel’s more unique films. Ryan Reynolds is at his snarky best in this irreverent superhero comedy. As the merc with a mouth, his performance is a masterclass in comedic timing. It’s a fresh take on the genre that’ll leave you laughing and cheering in equal measure.

21 Jump Street

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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover in this hilarious high school comedy. It’s a mission gone hilariously awry as they navigate the perils of teenage life while trying to bust a drug ring. Get ready for a riotous ride filled with laughs and unexpected twists.

48 Hrs.

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Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte team up for a classic action comedy that’s as explosive as it is hilarious. It’s a mismatched duo on a mission to take down the bad guys, with plenty of laughs along the way. Get ready for a wild ride filled with unforgettable moments.

Bad Boys

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The Bad Boys is an action-packed comedy featuring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. As Miami detectives on the hunt for a drug kingpin, their banter is as sharp as their aim. It’s a thrill ride from start to finish, with enough laughs to keep you coming back for more.

Hot Fuzz

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are a match made in comedy heaven in this hilarious action comedy. As a pair of mismatched cops uncovering a dark secret in a quaint village, their chemistry is electric. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of laughs and excitement. One of Edgar Wrights’s best.

Tropic Thunder

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Ben Stiller leads an all-star cast in this uproarious comedy about a group of actors in over their heads. It’s a laugh-out-loud riot as they navigate a series of outrageous situations in the jungle. Get ready for a comedy that’s as bold as it is hilarious.

Kung Fu Hustle

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Prepare for martial arts mayhem in this action-packed comedy from director Stephen Chow. It’s a kung fu extravaganza filled with over-the-top action and laugh-out-loud humor. Get ready for a wild ride that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

The Other Guys

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Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell team up for a comedy that’s as action-packed as it is hilarious. As two desk jockeys thrust into the world of high-stakes crime-fighting, their antics are off the charts. Get ready for a laugh-out-loud riot that’ll leave you begging for more.

Something Wild

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This offbeat comedy takes unexpected twists and turns at every corner. With a kidnapping, a volatile ex, and plenty of surprises, it’s a wild ride from start to finish. Get ready for a comedy that defies expectations and keeps you guessing until the very end.

The Gentlemen

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Another knockout with this action-packed comedy featuring an all-star cast is what I call comedy action. The gentleman is a stylish romp through the criminal underworld as a retired gangster’s empire is thrown into chaos. Get ready for a film that’s as slick as it is hilarious.

American Made

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Tom Cruise takes a break from the action to deliver a comedy that’s as daring as it is hilarious. As a pilot turned CIA operative turned drug smuggler, his performance is nothing short of electrifying. Get ready for a wild ride filled with laughs, thrills, and plenty of surprises.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Robert Downey Jr. leads an ensemble cast in this darkly comedic murder mystery. It’s a twisty tale of mistaken identity, double-crosses, and plenty of laughs along the way. Get ready for a film that’s as smart as it is entertaining, you’ll need popcorn for this one.

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