Best Action Comedies

bestactioncomediesLooking for a little action with your comedy? If you love seeing things blow up, people getting punched, and want a high paced film, check out my list of the best action comedies. Action comedies can be parodies of genres or simply comedies that have a lot of focus on action. Each entry into my list has the run time, rating, main cast, a brief description, a recommendation for who will enjoy the film, and a link to my full review! The list is in alphabetical order.

johnny-english-mr-bean-spyJustComedies Rating: 68%
Full Review: Johhny English
Runtime: 1h27m
Action Comedy, Adventure Comedy, Spy Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2003
Cast:  Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

What happens when you cross Mr. Bean and James Bond? The hopelessly humorous Johnny English. He stands in the way of villain Pascal Sauvage (played by John Malkovich) who attempts a daring heist of the crown jewels. Only one man can stand in his way. Unfortunately for everyone, it’s pretty much the least qualified spy in the business. Actually, it’s fortunate for us because this goofy comedy is worth a watch!

Mystery Men Movie Poster 1999JustComedies Rating: 74%
Full Review: Mystery Men
Runtime: 2h1m
PG13 Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1999
Cast: Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria, Janeane Garofalo, Paul Reubens, Kel Mitchell

Mystery men is about a group of super heroes who aren’t exactly the most super of any in the world. I mean, if you put this group of misfits against Batman, the only way they could beat him is if Bruce Wayne died of laughter. Still, while they are low on the rungs of superheroes, they are hilarious. Ben Stiller is in this one as well, with one of the least impressive superpowers of the lot.

Who will like it? If you enjoy parodies of SuperHero movies, immature humour, and Ben Stiller, you will like it!

pineapple-express-movie-poster-2008-best-rated-r-comedyJustComedies Rating: 82%
Full Review:
 Pineapple Express
Runtime: 1h51m
R Rated Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2008
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Kevin Corrigan, Gary Cole

Pineapple Express is first and foremost a stoner comedy. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t be one of the greatest action comedies as well! This one has a lot of high octane scenes, which are made all the funnier because the characters are blitzed off their rockers, and have impaired reactions to the situations. It’s a comedy about regular joes who are in way over their heads. Lots of explosions, some car chases, gun fights, and fisticuffs.

Who will like it? Anyone who enjoys an action packed, high budget stoner movie will love this! This is a classic Seth Rogen and James Franco weed flick.

the-naked-gun-movie-poster-pg13-1988JustComedies Rating: 73%
Full Review:
 The Naked Gun
Runtime: 1h26m
PG13 Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1998
Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalban, George Kennedy

The Naked Gun is a great comedy full of slapstick and puns. I included it on my list of action comedies because it is a police movie, but in reality there is less explosions and fighting than most of my other top action comedies on this list. This is in its essense a crime comedy with enough action to get it on the best action comedies list!

Who will like it? If you enjoy Leslie Nielsen, easy, no thinking slapstick humour and “bumbling detective” movies, you will love The Naked Gun.,

The greatest action comedy movie showcase perfectly orchestrated mayhem

It’s a fine balance between laughs and fight scenes. Some action comedies fall into mediocrity because they start out full of laughs, and end up as a more serious punchfest without much pause for humour. The greatest of all time action films that manage to also be hilarious are those that put funny characters into absurd situations. A funny action comedy movie could be a low level corporate drone forced to take on an international team of killers.

A perfect action comedy has fight scenes that succeed as action packed, adrenaline fueled  battles while being genuinely funny at the same time.


JustComedies Rating: 82%
Full Review:
 Rush Hour
Runtime: 1h38m
PG13 Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 1998
Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker

Rush Hour has Jackie Chan in it. I mean, if you are looking for action comedies, then the two words “Jackie” and “Chan” should be enough. In case you have never seen a Jackie Chan flick, it will have perfectly choreographed fight scenes, slapstick humour, and over the top characters! This is one of the funniest feel good buddy cop movies around. It’s also under two hours, which makes it a good choice for a lighter night.

Who will enjoy this movie? Anyone who loves Jackie Chan! This is a classic feel good Jackie Chan movie with hilarious fights, great banter, and a fun but not too strenous plot. Just writing this review I have a smile on my face remembering this movie. This is one of Jackie Chan’s best action comedies!


JustComedies Rating: 90% 
Full Review:
 Tropic Thunder (Sorry, see explanation below why there is no full review)
Runtime: 1h47m
R Rated Comedy
Comedy Movie From: 2008
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, Bradon T. Jackson

JustComedies 90%+ rating achieved! One of the best action comedies in existence. 

I do apologize. You will notice there is no full review for this film. That’s because I am rebuilding my website after it got hacked! Unfortunately, some of the content was lost. I’ll have a new review up as soon as possible. In the meantime, I still have a small review that was saved!

Tropic Thunder is a more recent film, and is about actors who are trying to make a Vietnam war movie, and who end up in the jungle. Things escalate very quickly. This movie has some of the funniest scenes of any action movie out there, and has a star studded cast. It’s got a huge budget, massive explosions, and some of the best, most memorable sequences of any action comedy. This is a must watch!

Who will like this movie? Anyone who loves action comedies should enjoy this movie. It’s a cut above in terms of production value, plot, and some of the most stunning, hilarious scenes of any action comedy movie around. I fully recommend Tropic Thunder!

Thanks so much for reading my list of the best action comedies!

Well, I hope my list of the best action comedies was helpful! It isn’t very large right now, but like all my lists I will be adding to it as I watch awesome action comedies. I know the frustration of trying to find that perfect comedy movie to watch and made this site to try to make the process easy. If it helped you, please feel free to share it with your friends! Thanks again for reading, and I really hope you enjoy your night with a fun comedy movie to watch.