5 Quirky Comedies You Need To See

Drew a blank when everyone else was talking about their favourite undiscovered comedy gems? Then here is our list of the Top 5 Under-The-Radar Comedies that’ll tickle your funny bone and keep you in with people in the know.
The Big Sick 2017

“Romantic comedies have a new standard to live up to” - Nerdist

There was one comedy everyone was talking about this year – and that was The Big Sick. How do you make a movie about a life threatening illness funny, illuminating, heart-breaking, real and raw all at the same time? Make sure you discover the unadulterated joy of this surprise cross-cultural smash hit, based on the real-life story of Pakistani comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon.

The Edge of Seventeen 2016

”Best coming-of-age movie since Juno” - The Huffington Post

For everyone who is a teen, remembers being a teen, knows a teen or wished they’d never met a teen, finally here is a movie we can all relate to. Hailee Steinfeld slams home the role of a lifetime and Woody Harrelson has never been funnier. If Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Juno and The Perks of Being a Wallflower changed your perception of ‘coming-of-age’ movies, The Edge of Seventeen will change your life. Plus it has the best movie motto ever: LIFE IS A SLURPIE. SUCK IT.

The Fundamentals of Caring 2016

“Unforgettable, poignant dark comedy”
***** - Common Sense Media 

Another off-beat comedy like The Big Sick where sickness is a main theme – The Fundamentals of Caring is about a smart-talking 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy (Craig Roberts) who goes on a wild road trip with his care-giver (Paul Rudd) where they develop a unconventional bond based on sarcasm, banter, profanity, embarrassment and self-discovery. Sharp, astute and unsentimental, it’s one of the best movies you’ll find on Netflix.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016

“A bit Up, a bit Moonrise Kingdom, a bit Midnight Run… Taika Waititi’s latest is an oddball treat of a mismatched-buddy pursuit movie” ***** - Empire

The Director of Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do In The Shadows mines the zany humour of his home-land New Zealand to create a global comedy smash hit about a hip-hop obsessed kid, his cantankerous uncle and a dog named Tupac. They go on the run in the bush, become unlikely outlaws, spark a national manhunt and learn that ‘family’ can be found in the most unlikely places. An antipodean gansta comedy with heart.

Heathers 1988

“Viciously delicious cult classic, flip side of The Breakfast Club" - Kansas City Kansan 

Dark, brutal and bitingly clever Heathers is one of the most influential teen comedies ever, subverting the genre and turning it into a blistering attack on the ‘mean girls’ spirit. Still edgy after almost 30 years, this cult classic is about to be rebooted as a TV series with a queer sensibility and the return of one of the original stars Shannen Doherty.

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