Summer’s just about here, and that means superheroes and famous monsters. Thankfully, for those of you who prefer laughs to thrills, this summer also offers a fair share of comedies, and good ones at that. The season will be filled with funny men and women, including Seth Rogen, Jon Favreau, Seth McFalarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hill and Cameron Diaz. Below we have a list of this summer’s comedy offerings. Check it out:
1. Walk of Shame
Walk of Shame stars Elizabeth Banks as an aspiring Los Angeles TV news anchor who has a wild night that puts her dream job in jeopardy. The comedy also stars James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs. The trailer for this female-centric comedy lacks personality, but the cast is pretty solid so we might be in for surprise.
Release Date: May 2, 2014
In Nicholas Stoller‘s Neighbors, a married Seth Rogen goes up against frat-boy Zac Efron. The promising comedy follows a couple with a newborn baby face who find themselves living next to rowdy frat boys who throw bizarre (but genius) Robert De Niro parties. Stoller, who directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek hasn’t lost his touch, and Neighbors actually looks like it’ll be his best comedy yet. Rose Byrne, Lisa Kudrow and Dave Franco also star.
Release Date: May 9, 2014
With Chef, Jon Favreau takes a break from huge Hollywood blockbusters. The dramedy tells the story of Carl Casper (Favreau), who loses his chef job and cooks up a food truck business in hopes of reestablishing his artistic promise. At the same time, he tries to reconnect with his estranged family. Though Chef may be a smaller-scale film, Favreau was able to gather an impressive cast including Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, and John Leguizamo.
Release Date: May 9
Once upon a time, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler made lovely romantic comedies like The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. Now, they’re attempting to recreate their magical onscreen chemistry with Blended, a movie about two divorced parents who vow never to see each other again after their first date goes awful.
Release Date: May 23 2014
5. A Million Ways To Die In The West
Seth MacFarlane is back this summer with the western comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West. Directed, produced, co-written and starring McFarlane, A Million Ways tells the story of a cowardly sheep farmer seeking the help of a gunslinger’s wife to help him win back the woman who left him. The star-studded cast includes Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris and Giovanni Ribisi. This raunchy comedy is a blend of Blazing Saddles and Ted, at least that’s what the trailer suggests. Are you into that?
Release Date: May 30, 2014
6. 22 Jump Street
Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s sequel 22 Jump Street is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, thanks to the vibrant chemistry between Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. In the sequel, Capt. Dickson (Ice Cube) sends Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) undercover again. This time, they head to college (because they look way too old for high school). And, as the trailer suggests, the duo will be doing a little bit of the same in the sequel, which is trying to find out who the main drug dealer at the college campus is. The high school days are over and things look like they’ll be more dangerous and exciting this time around.
Release Date: June 13, 2014
7. Think Like A Man Too
Directed by Tim Story, Think Like A Man Too is a sequel to 2012′s rom-com, based on Steve Harvey‘s best-seller. The film brings back the entire cast and takes them back to Last Vegas for a wedding. However, the plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
Release Date: June 20, 2014
Summer wouldn’t be complete without Melissa McCarthy. The lovely comedienne stars in Tammy, and she’s having a very bad day. Tammy’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her horrible job at a greasy burger place, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house! Tammy decides to hit the road, but without a car and money, the only way she’s getting out of town is with the help of her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. Tammy also stars Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd, and Kathy Bates.
Release Date: July 2, 2014
9. Sex Tape
In Sex Tape, Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel attempt to add some excitement to their love life by making, you guessed it, a sex tape. Unfortunately, soon after making said tape, the two discover that they’ve sent their precious love-making session to all of their close friends.
Release Date: July 25, 2014
10. Magic in the Moonlight
If there’s anything that’s we’re sure about in this world is that every year will bring a new Woody Allen film. Starring Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden and Colin Firth, Allen’s 2014 rom-com Magic In The Moonlight is set in 1920s Franc. The film follows an Englishman who’s job it is to help unmask a possible swindle. The likely Oscar contender also stars Hamish Linklater, Jacki Weaver, and Eileen Atkins.
Release Date: July 26, 2014
11. Let’s Be Cops
Luke Greenfield‘s Let’s Be Cops stars the New Girl guys, Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. The two play two struggling pals who dress up as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. Yes, there are countless cop comedies out there, but this one looks and feels a little different. Plus, Johnson and Wayans already have an established onscreen friendship, so this comedy looks rather promising.
Release Date: August 13