Let’s have a laugh with the best comedy movies 2022. We review a good list of essential titles to have a hilarious time, of the most recommended Netflix movies to watch, such as the heavy ‘Metal Lords’ or ‘BigBug’, the latest surreal idea from French Jean-Pierre Jeunet, to animated hits like ‘Red’, one of the best Pixar movies that came directly to Disney+. There is no shortage of premieres on the big screen, such as JLo’s latest romance in ‘Marry me’ (Maluma included), the wildness of ‘Jackass Forever’ or the return to the office of ‘Camera Cafe, the movie’. Be careful, this list will be updated with new releases , don’t miss a single one!

Obviously, the ranking also includes the latest from Judd Apatow and the penultimate wave of North American comedy. And it is that, although ‘The bubble’ is not exactly dazzling, we are talking about the type that has spent thirty years dedicated to dressing up a hooligan and fast-consuming humor with characters as foul-mouthed as they are complex, plots that would fit into independent dramas and reflections on life at the stroke of a joke

“I’ve had movies that have had terrible reviews, I’ve had movies that have made a lot of money with terrible reviews, I’ve had movies that have good reviews and made money. And, of course, what I like best is that the movies do well and critics like them,” Apatow acknowledges. “I love magazines and movie critics, so I buy it. I’m not one of those people who say ‘I never read anything.’ Usually I read everything.”

So far, three of the best Spanish comedies have managed to climb to the top of the list and that is, if something likes in Spain is to laugh, especially at ourselves. The genre brings us an incredible crop of films every year with which to laugh out loud in the movie theater since the seventh art arrived in the country. “Is there a type of humor from La Mancha? It seems that it can be deduced that yes. I would not say that I feel identified with it, because identifying with something is almost like saying an exact copy, but it is a humor with which I laugh and have a good time “, we discovered in our interview with Jose Luis Cuerda. “How can you be an optimist in the world we live in? I’m older, more experienced, and more pessimistic. The dumbest fool in creation is the billionaire,


‘HollyBlood’ (Jesus Font)

Javi is a normal teenager with a normal life. So normal that he has nothing special for Sara to notice him. She only has eyes for HollyBlood, a vampire literary saga. Javi is determined to tell Sara that he likes her, but a series of unforeseen events and misunderstandings lead Sara to believe that Javi is a supernatural vampire. Everything gets complicated when the two of them, along with other classmates, must face an ancient and evil threat that lives in their school.


‘Dog. A Wild Ride’ (Reid Carolin, Channing Tatum)

Briggs must accompany the wild Lulu on an intense journey through the west coast until arriving at a friend’s funeral.

Pending labeling among Channing Tatum’s best and worst films , the actor debuts as a director (along with Reid Carolin) with this “road movie” a la ‘Partners and Hounds’ (Roger Spottiswoode, 1989) which, although it doesn’t have the charm of that one, includes some other hilarious scene.


‘The Bubble’ (Judd Apatow)

A group of actors and actresses trapped in a hotel because of the pandemic try to finish shooting a movie. With Karen Gillan, Pedro Pascal, Leslie Mann, Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, Maria Bamford and Kate McKinnon in the cast, what could go wrong?

“What it has in cast, it lacks in… well, in everything else,” admits Gabriella Geisinger in her review of ‘The Bubble’. “It’s not funny. There are jokes. Some of them even work. But they work like the last bite of too-rich dessert: nauseating and full of regret.”


‘Father there is only one 3’ (Santiago Segura)

Christmas is approaching and the family of “Father there is only one” faces new and fun adventures. The children accidentally break a Nativity scene figurine from their father’s collection and must get an equal one by all means, the problem is that it is a unique antique piece. Sara, the eldest daughter, breaks up with her boyfriend, Ocho, who will try to win back her favors with the help of her father-in-law, Javier. Precisely Javier’s father-in-law, Marisa’s father, will be welcomed into the family home to spend the holidays after her recent separation, which will not leave Javier’s mother, Milagros, indifferent.


‘Journey to Paradise’ (Ol Parker)


‘Father life’ (Joaquin Mazon)

Mikel, a young and ambitious chef, receives an unexpected visit from his father, who disappeared thirty years ago. At a critical moment for the future of his restaurant, Mikel must take charge of the crazy and unpredictable Juan, a true hurricane of vitality that will put all his ideas about cooking and life to the test.

Criticism of ‘Father Life’


‘Unicorn Wars’ (Alberto Vazquez)

The bear army indoctrinates young recruits for the war they are waging against the unicorns and threatens the safety of the bear people. The Azulin and Gordi brothers, together with an inexperienced group of recruits, will be sent on a dangerous mission to save the Magic Forest. Will the bears be ready for it?

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‘Metal Lords’ (Peter Sollett)

Hunter and Kevin are two outcast teens who decide to turn to metal to win their high school battle of the bands.

Months after DB Weiss and David Benioff left HBO behind for another considerable contract, this ‘Metal Lords’ was released, the new Netflix movie from the creators of ‘Game of Thrones’, one of their projects for the platform in which they are credited as writers and producers.


‘BigBug’ (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

In a quiet residential neighborhood, four domestic robots suddenly decide to kidnap their owners from their own home. Trapped between four walls, a not-too-well-matched family, an indiscreet neighbor and her efficient sexual android are forced to put up with an increasingly crazy situation.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet goes to Netflix but does not forget his dream world of the impossible.


‘Lilo, my friend the crocodile’ (Josh Gordon, Will Speck)

When the Primm family moves to New York, their teenage son Josh struggles to adjust to his new school and new friends. All that changes when he discovers Lilo, a singing crocodile, who likes baths, caviar and good music living in the attic of his new house.


‘A boyfriend for my wife’ (Laura Mana)

Diego wants to separate from his wife, Lucia, but he doesn’t know how to tell her. He is fed up with her neuras and the constant complaints about him, and he has long since lost the spark that made him fall in love. Unable to say it to his face, he turns to Cuervo Flores, theoretically a famous seducer “from before”, who will try to make Lucia fall in love so that she is the one who ends her marriage.

It is not exactly one of the 20 essential ‘Screwball Comedies’ (sophisticated comedy), nor does it need to be.


‘The bad guys’ (Pierre Perifel)

Five notorious criminals try to complete their most difficult mission to date: to behave themselves.

Based on Aaron Blabey’s picture books of the same name, Universal Pictures presents this hilarious animated adventure about predators trying to make good friends. In the original version, Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Marc Maron, Anthony Ramos, and Zazie Beetz voiced the characters. In the Spanish dubbing are, among others, Pedro Alonso , Santi Millan , Joaquin Reyes and Sara Carbonero .


“El test” (Dani de la Orden)

What would you choose, a hundred thousand euros now or a million in ten years? The premise seems simple. A married couple, Hector, 38, and Paula, 37, are facing serious economic problems that will be put to the test by their rich friend Toni, but first they must agree on his choice. Hector wants €100,000 to try to renovate his dilapidated and unprofitable bar and turn it into a successful business, but Paula prefers to wait for the big prize.

“De la Orden’s skilful planning overcomes the initial and no lesser obstacle that was supposed to start from a scenic original, with so much dialogue”, says our review of ‘El test’.


‘Everyone hates Johan’ (Hallvar Witzo)

Johan is an eccentric and misfit inhabitant of a small Norwegian village. Orphaned as a child and addicted to explosives, Johan tries to win the heart of his neighbor Solvor, whom he accidentally blew up when they were little.

“An ironic story in defense of the weirdos, of all those who dare to live outside of monotony and, if necessary, blow up a couple of bridges”, highlights our review of ‘Everyone hates Johan’.


‘Marry me’ (Kat Coiro)

A pop star is dumped by her fiance moments before her wedding at Madison Square Garden, so she decides to marry a man she randomly selects from the audience.

“Owen Wilson and J-Lo manage to be far beyond and well above the usual romcom”, says Fausto Fernandez in his review of ‘Marry me’ . “ They manage to ensure that everything that is unoriginal and archetypal about the genre and its characters has a moment (intimate and precious) of absolute truth within that wonderful lie that is cinema. A moment as bright as seeing the face of Geneva bathed in the sun summer and being unable to leave it in that season of the year”.


‘Stories not to tell’ (Cesc Gay)

It has happened to all of us, hiding our shame and looking down, experiencing uncomfortable situations and feeling like “earth, swallow me”. Unexpected encounters, ridiculous moments or absurd decisions that have accompanied us and will accompany us along the way, like a travel co-pilot that nobody wants.

After ‘Sentimental’, Cesc Gay brings together a heart-stopping cast headed by Antonio de la Torre, Jose Coronado, Maribel Verdu, Anna Castillo and Javier Camara to tell five stories about the ridiculousness of human beings under an acid and ironic gaze.


‘Look how they run’ (Tom George)

A desperate Hollywood film producer sets out to turn a popular stage play into a film. When production members are murdered, tired Inspector Stoppard and rookie agent Stalker find themselves in the middle of an intriguing whodunit.


‘Mirror, mirror’ (Marc Crehuet)

Four people in crisis, who work for the same cosmetics company, fight for what they want while facing their own reflections in the mirror. Ambition, fear, love and betrayal are mixed in a story about identity. Sometimes your worst enemy is yourself.

Santi Millan , Malena Alterio , Natalia de Molina and Carlos Areces star in this hidden gem by Marc Crehuet full of reflections. “To remind us that, from time to time, intelligence also inhabits Spanish comedy”, pointed out our review of ‘Mirror, mirror’.


‘I want you back’ (Jason Orley)

Thirty-something Peter (Charlie Day, ‘It’s Always Here in Philadelphia’) and Emma (Jenny Slate, whom we also see in ‘Everything at Once, Everywhere’) are dumped by their partners at the same time, and worst of all: by people who are very more attractive and interesting than them. So, for the good of all, they will decide to unite to sabotage them and get their exes back forever.

One of those underrated rom-coms that you should revisit with a tremendous premise that made its way straight to Prime Video and deserves this spot on the list.


‘Full of grace’ (Roberto Bueso)

Marina, a very atypical nun, arrives in the summer of 1994 at El Parral, a school threatened with closure. Despite the fact that the boarders, boys without a family, receive her with a thousand tricks, Marina has an idea that will change everything: to form a soccer team. With the help of two nuns: Angelines, innocent and fragile, and Tatiana, rude and kind, she will create something similar to a real family. Years later, Valdo, one of the boys, will make his debut in the Real Madrid first team.

“Simple, direct, timidly provocative humor, for all audiences and very much in connection with our deepest feelings,” says our review of ‘Full of grace’.


‘The world is yours’ (Alfonso Sanchez)

Rafi, completely broke, travels to a farm where Spanish high society is going to hold a hunt. He wants to sell his Eurofair to finally hit the ball. Inside is Fali, who has been reprogrammed, and is no longer a compadre. Together they will discover that the meeting is a conspiracy to sell the emptied Spain to the Chinese government.

An accurate comedy (even very Monty Python in its most surreal moments), agile and rowdy that draws blood in each sequence shot and exudes bile in each comic situation.


‘The fourth passenger’ (‘Alex de la Iglesia)


‘I’m going to have a good time’ (David Serrano)

Valladolid. September 1989. David and Layla have just started eighth grade in EGB and they really like Hombres G. They also like each other a lot, but since David gets so bad advice from his friends, all the things he does to win her over always end up being a failure . Despite everything, the two become inseparable. Valladolid. Just over thirty years later. David and Layla haven’t seen each other since the late eighties, but they’ve never forgotten each other. Things couldn’t have gone better for Layla, at least professionally: she’s a film director and she’s won an Oscar. David’s life, on the other hand, has been more normal and he is not famous or has won any prize.

David Serrano, director of the film, gives us the 5 keys to ‘I’m going to have a good time’, the musical by Hombres G that tells a love story that appeals to nostalgia with the capacity to conquer different generations.


‘Everything at once everywhere’ (Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert)

When an interdimensional rupture alters reality, Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh), a Chinese immigrant to the United States, is thrown into a wild adventure where only she can save the world. Lost in the endless worlds of the multiverse, this unlikely heroine must channel her new powers to fight the strange and bewildering dangers of the multiverse while the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

The excessive, gratuitous and puzzle film by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert owes a lot to the Pythons, at least one of them: Terry Gilliam “, says Fausto Fernandez in his review of ‘Everything at once everywhere’.


‘Ninjababy’ (Yngvild Sve Flikke)

At the age of 23, Rakel’s life changes when she finds out, perhaps too late, that she is pregnant. Rakel is an illustrator and loves to be involved in different projects, but raising a baby? Rakel must face that question sooner than expected, and her surprise is double: she is six months old, so there is no option to abort. She is a lover of beer, drugs and sex without attachment, she has no interest in being a mother. Before making any decision, she begins to draw her “ninjababy” that will not make things easy for her.

“Yngvild Sve Flikke (‘Women in Oversized Men’s Shirts’) draws Rakel’s stumbles and scratches from sympathy, along the lines of the bittersweet existentialism of her compatriot Joachim Trier “, points out Mariona Borrull in her review of ‘Ninjababy’.


“The unbearable weight of an enormous talent” (Tom Gormican)

Nick Cage (Nicolas Cage), an actor at a low point in his career, is forced to accept a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of an eccentric billionaire fan (Pedro Pascal). The situation takes an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA agent (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his own legend to save himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this very moment, the award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nick Cage.

In this way, the interpreter gives us a walk through different references of his own while, little by little, the film becomes a functional “buddy movie” in which Cage and Pedro Pascal form a couple that we didn’t know we needed .


‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ (Taika Waititi)

The God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) embarks on a journey unlike anything he’s been on before: a search for inner peace. But Thor’s retreat is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To deal with the threat, Thor enlists the help of the Valkyrie King (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) who, to Thor’s surprise, inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir. , like the Mighty Thor .


‘Camera Cafe, the film’ (Ernesto Sevilla)

Quesada, Julian, Marimar, Canizares, Victoria and company will face a crisis that is about to sink the company and, what is worse, its new director must save it, who is nothing more and nothing less than the king of shirking, Quesada.

Polvora Films, the production company of Arturo Valls that has already given us jewels such as ‘Los del tunel’ (Pepon Montero, 2017) and ‘Tiempo despues’ (Jose Luis Cuerda, 2018), is now giving us this jewel. For those who wondered what was beyond the critical corridor of ‘ Camera Cafe, the movie ‘.

Mei Lee, an odd but confident 13-year-old girl, is torn between being the dutiful daughter her mother wants her to be and the chaos of adolescence. Ming, her protector and slightly demanding mother of hers, never leaves her side, which is an undesirable situation for a teenager.

Domee Shi, winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Short for ‘Bao’ (2018), directs and signs the script for ‘Red’ after having worked in the animation department of ‘Inside Out’, ‘Arlo’s Journey ‘, ‘The Incredibles 2’ and ‘Toy Story 4’.


‘Jackass Forever’ (Jeff Tremaine)

‘Jackass Forever’ (Jeff Tremaine, 2022), fourth film based on ‘Jackass’ (Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, 2000), the series in which different specialists, skaters and renowned professionals put their bodies to the test with tests painful, disgusting and hilarious.