American cinema produces many films every year, some of which immediately meet box office success. Among the most viewed films there are American comedies , ready to entertain the public and make it amused with their gags.

In recent years, the stars and stripes cinema has given numerous protagonists of the genre: Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Owen Wilson, Vance Vaughn, Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Zack Galifianakis are just some of the most famous actors of American comedy, who every year brings millions of people to the cinema with fun and irreverent films, such as American Pie, The Hangover, Meet the Parents and so on, which allowed us to laugh and have fun.

American Pie

Let’s start to discover the funniest American comedies from American Pie, a 1999 film which is followed by numerous sequels (American Pie 2, American Pie – Marriage and American Pie – Together again) and spin-offs that have created a genre in the genre. All the films have sex as a topic in common , obviously revisited in a humorous key, while at the same time trying to break down the taboos related to the topic.

The first film tells the story of a group of teenagers struggling with their first sexual adventures in the school years. The plot then develops over the years together with its protagonists, without ever betraying the expectation of those who watch the film: make us gut with laughter!


The Hangover (original title The Hangover ) is a 2009 film that gave birth to a trilogy, given its resounding success at the box office. The plot tells of a group of friends struggling with reckless nights under the influence of drugs and alcohol, who find themselves in trouble each time when they wake up and then have to reconstruct the events the following morning.

The film stars actors Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha, with the extraordinary participation of former boxer Mike Tyson as well as Mike Jeong (Mr. Chow).

Meet mine

Meet mine and a 2000 film starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, the latter in a new guise compared to the films that made him famous. Did the success of the film give birth to the “Meet Your Parents” sequels? and “Meet our”. The plot tells of the love between Greg Fotter (in the original Focker film) and his girlfriend Pam (played by Teri Polo) which leads to the marriage proposal of the former. This leads Greg to meet her family, whose head of the family and Jack Byrnes, a former CIA agent undercover, who will try in every way to put his future son-in-law in trouble.

Scary Movie

Scary Movie is a 2000 film, also with a resounding success that has given rise to numerous sequels (for a total of five films), which tells the humorous and entertaining key to the most famous horror films of the last 40 years.

The first chapter of the series tells of the vicissitudes of some friends, who a year after having hit a man by mistake, find themselves facing a dangerous (and awkward) serial killer.

40 years virgin

40 anni virgin (original title The 40 Year-Old Virgin is one of Steve Carell’s most successful films dedicated to American comedy, together with A Week from God.

The story is about an electronics store clerk, Andy Stitzer, who lives his quiet bachelor life. And he has a secret: he is still a virgin! But the meeting with Trish, a forty-year-old with 3 children will help him to break down this taboo.

Change your life with a click (Click)

Another film dedicated to the American comedy genre is Click, starring Michael Newman (played by Adam Sandler), a successful architect who cannot keep all aspects of his life under control. But the purchase of a special remote control allows him to manage work and private life with less anguish, improving it, at least initially.

For Adam Sandler it is just one of the many American comedies of which he has been the protagonist in recent years.

The Mask

Another successful film is the one entitled The Mask from 1994 , with Jim Carrey in the role of a banker named Stanley, shy and insecure, who thanks to a mask found near a river becomes everything he lacks, conquering even the woman. of his life (played by Cameron Diaz).

This film leads to the success of Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz herself, who will work in the genre in other highly successful films (for example “Everyone crazy for Mary” for Diaz).