Best realistic comedies (2010-2013)
written by Souranath Banerjee.
Overdose of sex and violence. Mega celebrities and towering super-heros, computer graphics and 3D glasses. It all feels so artificial and commercial at times.
Sometimes all you want is a good sensible film with believable characters and a realistic story line, easy going with a comic touch in it – but nowadays such films are hard to find.
Well, you don’t have to look any further.
Here’s a list of the best realistic comedies (2010-2013) which are simple yet entertaining, emotional yet enjoyable.
And here we go.
10. Submarine (2010)
Although treated as a comedy, the film deals with the story of a young boy and his problems of growing up – the leap from childhood to adulthood.
A beautiful film, superb music and great acting.
It is fresh and funny – a perfect British comedy. If you haven’t seen this you are missing out – believe me.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CAntLzsQ74
9. Enough Said (2013)
The characters in this film are so real, so believable that you will instantly feel a connection.
It’s a story of two matured people (age wise at-least) who falls in love and try their best to BE in love.
Certain situations and dialogues are hilarious, awesome performances, and beautifully written.
A must see for all comic lovers.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ysQwCMKKE
8. Stuck in Love (2012)
True love, casual love, broken love, tying to earn your love back – this film is about experimenting all kinds of love.
A dry comedy persists as the story of a particular family is revealed, their laughs, their crisis and their hopes – you quickly get involved.
Writers and their love for books is also a love angle played in the film – i just loved it.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctXbDE1m7v0
7. Daydream Nation (2010)
It’s not only a steamy story of a teacher-student relationship but it has also the suspense of a serial killer!
A new girl in a small town, alone and looking for love – the perfect combination of danger.
Sexy, clever and sometimes tense – the film is unique in it’s subject and brilliantly performed by the actors. Watch it.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGGyhDvpzok
6. Broken (2012)
The lose of innocence is something irrecoverable once ‘broken’ and that’s exactly what we are dealing with in this film.
It’s all about a young girl, her family and her neighborhood – a great script and highly engaging drama throughout.
Often left with a slight touch of humor, the film gets more intense than you imagine.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8AmM54kf1M
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
A freshman in college gets to bond with a few seniors, they hang out, they enjoy their young lives – but it’s not as simple a plot as it seems.
Though pleasantly funny – the film deals with some very serious and dark topics like drug, alcohol and sexuality.
This is so rare but it’s true in this case – this film is as good as the book. May be even better. Especially Emma Watson fans – highly recommended.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5rh7O4IDc0
4. Robot & Frank (2012)
I am not a fan of SiFi films and so was a bit tentative about watching this film but now i am glad i did.
A futuristic setup where you can order a robot for your household works. But a robot can never become a real friend – or can it?
One of the best man-machine relationships, truly emotional and humorous at times. I am sure you will love it.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAGxBbuRgqk
3. The Way Way Back (2013)
In starting new relations it’s often not easy to hit the right note, but again making friends is not that difficult after all.
A brilliant story of a kid, his equation with his mother, his new step dad and the friendly manager of a water park. His own love story gets a hit as well.
A smooth, crisp and highly entertaining film, actually this kind of emotions are rare to find in today’s films – a must watch for you all.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwNo1i3jkCo
2. The Intouchables (2011)
Great acting and direction, a film about friendship and love. And a lot of cheeky humor.
A french film (make sure your subtitles are there unless you are from France); it’s about a young man from a difficult background who takes up a job to look after a rich paralytic guy – and of course it’s about their eventual friendship.
Outstanding in every way.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34WIbmXkewU
1. The Kings of Summer (2013)
And now my most favorite one – probably because of the involvement of nature in this film.
Or may be it’s because of the amazing script, or may be the acting, the cinematography, the direction – i can go on and on.
A group of teenagers plan to build a house in the forest – their idea of independence. Their friendship is tested as the days go by.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoPPhItyA74
(The ‘+1’ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most crazy one. A must watch).
+1. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
A crazy ad in the newspaper seeking for a companion for time travel!
A magazine writer and two interns get in touch with the owner of this ad to get a juicy story, but things change as they come to know the guy in real.
Certain absurdities seem possible and traveling in time takes a whole different meaning. This is a film unique in it’s own way.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73jSnAs7mq8