Best 30+ Action Comedy Movies That You Must Add To Your Watchlist 

There is no doubt that action comedy movies are the best movie genre. Raw action with some hilarious comedy is one of the best entertainment combinations for movie lovers. Action, along with some comedy in it, makes the movie perfect for the audience.

Although many films fall under this sub-genre, some films still shine more than others and have managed to leave lasting impressions in the minds and hearts of the viewers.

Here is a list of the best-rated 30 action and comedy movies that will offer the perfect blend of action and comedy and also some hilarious moments.

Deadpool (2016) 

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein. 

Director: Tim Miller. 

IMDB rating: 8.0

Wade Wilson, a former member of the Special Forces, now works as a mercenary. When the wicked scientist Ajax tortures and mutilates him, transforming him into Deadpool, his entire life taints.

Deadpool gains faster healing abilities due to the botched experiment and a strange sense of humor.

Deadpool uses his newfound abilities to go down the man who nearly destroyed his life with the help of mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

Deadpool 2 (2018) 

Cast-Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, Julian Dennison, Josh Brolin. 

Director-David Leitch

IMDB rating- 7.7

Deadpool, the wisecracking mercenary, encounters Russell, an angry teenage mutant raised in an orphanage. When genetically enhanced future soldier Cable targets Russell, Deadpool realizes he’ll need assistance to protect the kid from such a powerful adversary. As soon as Cable and his attacks on young Russell begin, he teams up with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino, and other strong mutants to defend Russell.

The Suicide Squad (2021) 

Cast-Margot Robbie, John Cena, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone. 

Director-James Gunn

IMDB rating- 7.2

It is a fantastic, humorous, and frantic superhero film. Although the violence is excessive, the characters are well-drawn and keep your interest. The world needs a new team of superheroes to join in on the action now that Superman is dead.

Amanda Waller, an American intelligence officer, formulates a risky plan to use extremist criminals with specific skills to fight crime in exchange for lighter terms. Task Force X is the ultimate criminal organization that fights crime, but Suicide Squad is a better fit, given what they do.

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) 

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Sofia Boutella, Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Mark Strong. 

Director: Matthew Vaughn

IMDB rating: 7.7

Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, whose deceased father secretly served for a spy agency, hides on a housing estate in south London, and he seems doomed for a life behind bars.

However, savvy agent Harry Hart spots the young man’s potential and recruits him as a trainee for the secret service. Meanwhile, the villainous Richmond Valentine devises a heinous plot to cure climate change by going on a global killing spree.

Kick-Ass (2010) 

Cast: Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Aaron Johnson, Mark Strong. 

Director: Matthew Vaughn

IMDB rating: 7.6

Dave Lizewski is a shy high school student who enjoys comic books. He has few buddies and lives with only his father. His personal challenges and his life are not particularly challenging. He doesn’t have any training or special abilities, but one day he makes the straightforward choice to become a superhero.

Birds Of Prey (2020) 

Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez. 

Director: Cathy Yan

IMDB rating: 6.0

A twisted tale told by Harley Quinn herself, when Gotham’s most narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand man, Zsass, set aim on a young girl named Cass. The whole city is turned upside down in search of her.

Harley, Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the quartet has no choice but to team up to take down Roman. 

Ant-Man (2015) 

Cast: Paul Rudd, Judy Greer, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas. 

Director: Peyton Reed. 

IMDB rating: 7.3

 Dr. Hank Pym, who was forced to leave his own corporation by his former protege Darren Cross, recruits the assistance of expert thief Scott Lang, who has lately been let out of prison. Pym-trained with a suit that enables him to shrink in size and has superhuman strength and the ability to command an army of ants.

To prevent Cross from learning the same innovation and turning it into an evil weapon, the mini-hero must apply his newly gained powers.

Ant-Man And The Wasp (2018) 

Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Evangeline Lilly. 

Director: Peyton Reed

IMDB rating: 7.0

 As a father and a superhero, Scott Lang must deal with the repercussions of his choices. Dr. Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne approach Lang, forcing him to don his Ant-Man suit again and join the fight with the Wasp.

As the iconic duo finds itself in a legendary battle against a terrifying new enemy, an important mission will soon lead to hidden discoveries from the past.

Men In Black (1997) 

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D’Onofrio, Will Smith. 

Director:Barry Sonnenfeld. 

IMDB rating: 7.3

Storyline: In the entire universe, they are the best-kept secret. Kai and Jay are the Men in Black, immigration agents and inspectors of all strange creatures on Earth, working for a well-funded but unofficial government organization.

MIB agents discover the deadly conspiracy of an intergalactic terrorist on an expedition to murder two ambassadors from rival galaxies who are now located in New York City while looking into a series of unexplained close encounters.

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) 

Cast:Chris Pratt, Lee Pace, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana. 

Director: James Gunn

IMDB rating: 8.0

Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), a brazen space explorer, becomes the target of obsessive bounty hunters after he takes the orb wanted by Ronan, a formidable villain.

To flee from Ronan, Quill is driven to establish an iffy truce with four strangers: the armed Rocket Raccoon, the tree-humanoid Groot, the furious Gamora, and the powerful Drax the Destroyer.

But when Quill realizes the orb’s true potential and the cosmic danger it poses, he must gather his team to rescue the universe.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) 

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. 

Director: Taika Waititi

IMDB rating: 7.9

When Thor is imprisoned on the opposite side of the cosmos, the Hulk, a former buddy, and fellow Avenger, challenges him to a fatal wrestling match.

Thor is in a quest against time to stop the tough Hela from tearing down his homeworld and the Asgardian civilization due to his survivalist quest.

The Nice Guys (2016) 

Cast: Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice. 

Director: Shane Black

IMDB rating: 7.3

Jackson Healy worked as a sort of private investigator in 1977 in Los Angeles. Whenever anyone wants to send a violent message, they call him. The March in Holland is more real and conventional, dealing with cases of missing individuals and other such issues.

Their paths cross when pornstar Misty Mountains is killed in an automobile accident. Due to her conviction that Misty is still alive, Misty’s aunt contacts Mars. Their research points them toward Amelia, a young woman, and a grand conspiracy.

Free Guy (2021)

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Lil Rel Howery, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery. 

Director: Shawn Levy

IMDB rating: 7.1

One of the most innovative and entertaining summer scenes in recent memory, Free Guy is packed with witty humor and edgy situations that will please every watcher.

A bank teller in the movie “Free Guy” decides to take the lead role in his own narrative after learning that he is a background character in an open-world video game.

He himself rewrote the narrative. Now, in a world without boundaries, he’s determined to be the man who saves his world in his own unique way before it’s too late.

Midnight Run (1988) 

Cast: Robert De Niro, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Charles Grodin. 

Director: Martin Brest. 

IMDB rating: 7.5

When Eddie Moscone hires tight-lipped bounty hunter Jack Walsh to locate a mob accountant named ‘Duke’ and bring him to Los Angeles, Eddie tells Jack that the job will be a simple one or will be a ‘midnight run.’ But when Jack finds the Duke, the FBI and the mob are eager to get their hands on him.

On a cross-country chase, Jack must evade the authorities, hide from the mob, and stop the Duke’s rambunctious personality from driving him mad. 

Three Kings (1999) 

Cast: George Clooney, Spike Jonze, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube. 

Director: David O. Russell

IMDB rating: 7.1

Shortly after the Gulf War ended, four American soldiers decided to rob Saddam Hussein’s stash of gold. The rebels rescue three of the men, led by cynical Sergeant Major Archie Gates, but Sergeant Troy Barlow is captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence.

Iraqi insurgents beg the American trio for help in fighting against the imminent arrival of Saddam Hussein’s elite bodyguard. The men agree to fight in return for helping save Troy Barlow. 

The Gentlemen (2019) 

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jeremy Strong, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery. 

Director: Guy Ritchie

IMDB rating: 7.8

Mickey Pearson is an American expatriate who has become wealthy by setting up a highly profitable marijuana empire in London.

When it is announced that he is looking to make money from the business, he quickly unleashes an array of plots and schemes – including bribery and extortion – from dark characters who want to steal his domain.

Keanu (2016)

Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish, Jordan Peele, Method Man. 

Director:Peter Atencio. 

IMDB rating: 6.2

The movie is driven by its great characters and a fun, simple story. Two of the sharpest minds in comedy today, along with a gorgeous cat, take aim at racial stereotypes of masculinity and action movie cliches.

Slacker Rell, recently dumped by his girlfriend, finds some happiness when a cute cat is on his doorstep. After a heartless thief steals the cat, Rill recruits his cousin Clarence to help him get it back.

Armed with modern weapons and a gangster attitude, it won’t take long for the hapless duo to land themselves in big trouble.

Beverly Hills Cop(1984)

Cast: Eddie Murphy, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Judge Reinhold. 

Director: Martin Brest. 

IMDB rating: 7.3

 Eddie Murphy’s hilarious timing and unflappable charisma made Beverly Hills Cop an action comedy. The eccentric yet likable Det. Rosewood also makes for heartfelt humor. He travels to Beverly Hills, California, with rogue cop Axel Foley under the pretense of a sabbatical after his childhood friend is killed while visiting Detroit.

After speaking with his former girlfriend Jenny Summers, he believes that the murder may have some connection to Victor Maitland, her boss, and an art dealer. 

21 Jump Street (2012) 

Cast: Jonah Hill, Brie Larson, Channing Tatum, Dave Franco. 

Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. 

IMDB rating: 7.2

 Schmidt and Jenko, two police officers, adopt a high school student identity when they join the secretive Jump Street team. After exchanging their firearms and badges for backpacks, they embarked on a mission to smash a violent drug cartel.

But as time passes, Schmidt and Jenko learn that high school has changed drastically, and they also have to relive the angst and fears of their teenage years.

22 Jump Street (2014) 

Cast: Jonah Hill, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Channing Tatum. 

Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. 

IMDB rating: 7.0

 22 Jump Street is a hit comedy action movie. This movie is all-around good, with consistent pacing with some really killing self-referential jokes.

Although they successfully made their way through high school, an investigation at a local college brought major changes for undercover officers Jenko and Schmidt.

When Jenko meets a person on the soccer team, and Schmidt enters the bohemian art scene, the two men begin to question their partnership.

Not only do they have to solve the case, but now the overgrown teens must learn how to act like adults.

Romancing The Stone (1984) 

Cast: Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Kathleen Turner, Zack Norman. 

Director: Robert Zemeckis. 

IMDB rating: 6.9

The direction is ferociously effective on both the comic and action fronts, the script is witty and razor-sharp, and the whole thing adds up to well-crafted entertainment.

A romantic adventure author embarks on a real adventure in the Colombian jungle to save her sister, who faces execution if a treasure map is not turned over to her captors. A cocky mercenary helps her pursue the rare jewel indicated on the map.

Supercop (1992)

Cast: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Ken Tsang, Michelle Yeaoh. 

Director: Stanley Tong. 

IMDB rating: 6.9

Supercop is one of the best examples of why Jackie Chan ranks among the greatest entertainers in the world.

The storyline fuses hand-to-hand combat with stunts and goofy comedy. Police Inspector Chan Ka Kui enters a well-known Chinese prison as a rogue agent to find and smash a narcotics network. By releasing a cartel member named Tiger from jail there, he wins Tiger’s trust.

They head to Hong Kong and join the most notorious Panther gang with the help of another undercover operative. The gang leader accepts Ka Kui, but his plan is at risk when Ka Kui’s lover accidentally reveals his identity.

The Paper Tigers (2020) 

Cast: Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Alain Uy, Jae Suh Park, Ron Yuan. 

Director: Quoc Bao Tran. 

IMDB rating: 6.3

The Paper Tigers combines action, comedy, and a fresh martial arts thriller with plenty of throwback charm. Three martial artists -popularly known as “The Three Tigers” – have grown into middle-aged men with a single kick from a taut muscle.

But after their mentor is murdered, they must juggle dead-end jobs, fatherly duties, and old grudges to get revenge on him. The movie sticks to the basics of action comedy, which is a good thing.

Lock, Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 

Cast: Jason Flemyng, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Dexter Fletcher. 

Director: Guy Ritchie. 

IMDB rating: 8.2

 To play high-stakes poker against the local crime lord Hatchet Harry, Eddy manages to convince three friends to split their money. When Harry cheats and upsets Eddie, he gives Eddie one week to return the 500,000 pounds or give up his father’s bar.

Due to their lack of options, Eddie and his companions wait for their friends to loot some drug smugglers before capturing the thieves directly. Following both heists, more outlaws are interested, throwing the four pals into a dire situation.

Bad Boys For Life ( 2020) 

Cast: Will Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Martin Lawrence, Jacob Scipio. 

Director:Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. 

IMDB rating: 6.5

There is a lot of humor and action in this film. A Mexican drug lord’s wife and son set out on a murderous mission to seek vengeance on everyone involved in his trial and imprisonment, including Miami snitch Mike Lowry.

When Mike is hurt, he joins forces with AMMO, a specialized tactical unit, and his sidekick Marcus Burnett to catch the criminals.

But if they want to defeat the dangerous gang that threatens their lives, inexperienced old-school cops will need to learn how to interact with their new elite counterparts quickly.

Rumble In The Bronx (1995)

Cast:Jackie Chan,Anita Mui, Bill Tung, Francoise Yip, 

Director: Stanley Tong

IMDB rating: 6.7

Keung, a Hong Kong policeman, travels to New York to attend his Uncle Bill’s wedding. Bill is a supermarket store owner who recently sold his Bronx store to Elaine.

When a group of motorcyclists breaks into the store to cause trouble, Keung stops his vacation by using his impressive martial arts talent to defend the weak and safeguard the innocent. When he looks into local gangs, Kyung discovers more about the criminal gang that must be investigated.

Lethal Weapon(1987) 

Cast: Mel Gibson, Mitchell Ryan, Danny Glover, Gary Busey. 

Director: Richard Donner

IMDB rating: 7.6

The most successful installment in a massively successful series, Lethal Weapon, helped to redefine action comedy movies in the ’80s and ’90s.

After the death of his wife, LAPD Detective Martin Riggs becomes reckless and suicidal. When he is rehired and partnered with Roger Murtaugh, Riggs immediately clashes with the much older officer. Together, they discover a massive drug trafficking ring.

As they encounter several dangerous situations, Riggs and Murtaugh slowly start forming a bond. Riggs’ volatile behavior might help them catch the criminals – if he doesn’t kill them both first.

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Cast: Mel Gibson, Joss Ackland, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci. 

Director: Richard Donner

IMDB rating: 7.2

 Lethal Weapon 2 may have a shallow plot like most action movies, but its blend of humor and adrenaline, as well as the chemistry between its characters, make for a delightful and fascinating sequel. Two mismatched LAPD officers named Riggs and Murtaugh started following and harassing South African traffickers.

The South Africans, however, are shielded by diplomatic status, so their captain sends the two to witness protection to save his job. The real issue starts only once this witness admits to them that he did really deal with the smugglers.

Game Night (2018) 

Cast: Jason Bateman, Kyle Chandler, Rachel McAdams, Sharon Horgan. 

Director: Jonathan M. Goldstein. 

IMDB rating: 6.9

Game Night might even be more enjoyable than the real thing because of its excellent cast, interesting concept, and clever writing full of surprising turns and dark humor. When Max’s brother Brooks plans a murder mystery party complete with bogus serial killers and federal agents, Max and Annie’s weekly game night is put at risk.

Therefore, Brooks’ kidnapping has now been included in the game. They discover that neither the game nor Brooks seem to be involved when they begin their investigation. As each step leads to an unexpected turn during one chaotic night, the friends immediately realize they really are out of their limits.

Army of Thieves (2021) 

Cast: Matthias Schweighofer, Guz Khan, Jonathan Cohen, Stuart Martin, Ruby O. Fee. 

Director:Matthias Schweighofer. 

IMDB rating: 6.4

 Six years before the horrifying events in Army of the Dead (2021), timid small-town bank employee Sebastian enjoys a solitary and peaceful existence against the background of an extraordinary virus epidemic in Las Vegas.

The passionate YouTuber and safe theory hacker, who is fascinated by locks and safes, will get his chance to impress when the enigmatic Gwendolyn calls up his help to pull off the robbery of the century.

However, psychotic Interpol agent Delacroix stands in their way as the group of thieves and things start to seem more exposed in Sin City. One man is about to make history in the face of multiple contradictions.

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) 

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu. 

Director:Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. 

IMDB rating: 8.1

With her marriage failure, Evelyn Wang struggles to deal with everything, including the fractured relationship with her judgemental father, Gong Gong, and Joy, her daughter.

Now she is facing a midlife crisis which wasn’t enough for her, Evelyn must prepare for an unpleasant encounter with an impersonal bureaucrat: Deirdre, the shabbily dressed IRS auditor.

However, as the stern agent loses patience, an inexplicable multiverse rift becomes an opening discovery of parallel reality.

Will Evelyn jump down the rabbit hole? Can an exhausted Evelyn absorb the irrepressible power of possibility, harness newfound powers, and stop an evil entity from destroying the countless thin layers of the unseen world? You must watch this movie to reveal the truth. 

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) 

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman. 

Director: Taika Waititi. 

IMDB rating: 6.3

After the events of Avengers Endgame, Thor now embarks on a personal journey to discover who he is through inner peace. But now Thor is called back into action once again when he faces a deadly new enemy named Gorr, the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of all gods.

To confront this new enemy, Thor teams up with Korg, Valkyrie, and his old love Jane Foster who is surprisingly connected to his ancient hammer, Mjolnir. Love and Thunder will remind you that the impossible can happen. This movie is full of action with a lot of hilarious comic punchlines at the same time. 

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