It is a general opinion that only thrillers can be mind-boggling. But that needs to change because other genres can produce the same effects as well. Take comedies, for example, as it is rightly said that “laughter is the best medicine”. And what better way to give the body some extra dosage of laughter induced serotonin than watching some good comedies like A Million Ways to Die in the West. A one of its kind western spoof that took the audience by surprise in 2014. If you’re a fan of the movie, you’re at the right place because here is a list of 5 movies to watch if you liked A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Vacation is the directorial debut of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley that was released in 2015. The fifth movie in the Vacation series is about the Griswold family who goes on a family road trip to “Walley World”. Rusty Griswold wants to connect with his wife and sons on this trip, but they face a series of challenges that bring out hilarious outcomes. The movie is a lively watch and keeps entertained all through it. Vacation has a 6.1 rating on IMDb.
The Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman starrer movie is a simple yet effective comedy with superb acting. The story is about two childhood best friends who drift apart with time. Mitch is a carefree, single man child who has never had any real responsibility whereas Dave is just the opposite with a well-established life. However, they both envy each other lives. Then miraculously their bodies swap for one night. The concept might not sound purely original, but the execution is hilarious and laudable. It has a 6.3 rating on IMDb.
We’re the Millers
The cast of the movie which includes Jeniffer Anniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, and Will Poulter won several awards for their stellar performances in the movie. A goofy comedy with lots of twists that keeps the viewer hooked until the very end. David, a small-time marijuana dealer, takes up a hefty consignment to smuggle to pay the drug lord. He gathers a team of a stripper and two local teenagers to disguise as a family to cross the border unsuspected. It has a 7 rating on IMDb.
Gangs of New York
This one stands out from the rest in this list and is actually a period crime drama film. Directed by Martin Scorsese, it has a star cast which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz. Set in 1862 during the American Civil War, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area in New York to avenge his father who was killed by the overlord when he was just a kid. Scorsese captures the violence majestically in a tight-knit plot. A must watch classic. Gangs of New York has a 7.5 rating on IMDb.
The Other Guys
It is an American cop action comedy-drama starring big names like Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrel, Michael Keaton among a few others. Two mismatched incompetent officers(the other guys) stuck on desk jobs envy their cocky, high-action counterparts. They attempt to spice things up in order to be lauded like their idols, but things don’t go as planned. The good always overshadows the bad, well usually. But not in this movie and that’s what makes it an interesting movie.
Choose your pick and be ready for some tear-jerking laughter on this hilarious ride.