September is back-to-school month for many, but for those with Paramount+, it’s also a chance to take in a fantastic lineup of classic and new comedy movies. From timeless favorites to quirky gems, these are five must-watch comedy movies coming to the Paramount streaming service in September 2023.
“Elf” is more than just a Christmas comedy. This heartwarming tale shattered expectations and offered a new entry into the holiday genre that has left a lasting impact on both the box office and pop culture. Upon its release, this beloved film not only became an instant classic, but a holiday staple for families worldwide.
Will Ferrell’s endearing breakout performance as Buddy the Elf catapulted him to superstardom, and the movie’s memorable one-liners have become part of our holiday lexicon. “Elf” also made a significant mark at the box office, grossing over $220 million worldwide. Its enduring popularity is a testament to its ability to bring joy and laughter year after year.
The Three Amigos (1986)
It’s the film that made the word “plethora” famous. “The Three Amigos” is a cult classic in the truest sense of the word and has garnered a ferociously devoted following over the years. While it may not have broken box office records upon its initial release, its enduring humor and the chemistry between comedy legends Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short have cemented its status as comedic masterpiece. Great for families or individuals, this timeless comedy can transcend the eras and continue to bring laughter to new generations of viewers.
Those unfamiliar with the comedic mastery of Rodney Dangerfield would be smart to start with “Ladybugs”. While it may not have had the same level of box office success as some of the other films on this list, it has earned its place as a quirky gem in the world of sports comedies.
This dated look at youth sports is not only a glimpse into a different time, but also a chance to see the Caddyshack legend deliver some stinging zingers to a parade of suburban foils. Rodney’s comedic prowess shines in this film, and his ability to turn the unconventional premise of a boy masquerading as a girl on a soccer team into comedic gold is a true showpiece of his iconic talent.
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
At the time of its release, many were perplexed over the premise of “The Brady Bunch Movie”. Based on the milk-toast sitcom that defined the early 1970s, no one knew how it would translate onto the big screen. That end result was what made this film adaptation stand out and spark an entire genre of self-aware ironic humor.
The movie reimagines the beloved Bradys in the hardcore 1990s with each family member standing out like a sore thumb among the grunge generation. It not only successfully captured the spirit of the original show while satirizing it in a way that resonated with audiences, but introduced an entire generation to the Brady kids. Its witty take on the generation gap between the ’70s and ’90s struck a chord with viewers and solidified its place in the pantheon of pop culture parodies.
Nacho Libre (2006)
To say that Jack Black was in his element for “Nacho Libre” may be an understatement. This side-splitting tale of lucha libre wrestling mixed with Black’s awkward physical humor immediately made it a cult favorite, particularly among Jack’s fans. Its quirky blend of comedy, wrestling, and heartwarming moments has earned it a dedicated fanbase. The film’s quotable lines and eccentric characters have left a lasting mark in the comedy genre and continue to be celebrated by fans worldwide.
With these side-splitting comedy movies hitting Paramount+ in September 2023, your month is guaranteed to be filled with non-stop laughter. Whether you’re a fan of heartwarming stories or clever satire, this fantastic lineup has something for everyone. So, grab some snacks, kick back, and get ready to laugh your way through September with these comedy gems!
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