Comedy Movies of Summer 2017: The Complete List…So Far

The Complete List of Comedy Movies Coming This Summer 2017

Get ready for a summer of action-packed, hilarious, romantic, cheesy, and critically acclaimed comedy movies. From indie films like Dean and Folk Hero & Funny Guy to bigger blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Snatched, there’s a wide range of personalities to pick from. You can go with an animated, action-comedy, romance, a remake, a sequel, or a totally original film. With a variety of flicks to choose from, we compiled a full list of comedies to check out. Which ones are you going to go see?

May: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Folk Hero & Funny Guy, Snatched, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Baywatch
June: Captain Underpants, Dean, Once Upon a Time in Venice, Rough Night, The Big Sick, Baby Driver, Despicable Me 3, The House
July: Landline, Girls Trip, The Big Sick, The Emoji Movie
August: Blazing Samurai, Naked, The Nut Job 2, The Hitman’s Bodyguard
September: Home Again



May 5th: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The gang is back in a sequel to the original 2014 hit. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, and Vin Diesel return for a new journey. This time, the team is hired by aliens to guard batteries from potential harm. Watch the trailer.


May 12th: Folk Hero & Funny Guy

A story inspired by Sideways and Swingers, Paul and Jason are best friends with big dreams. While Jason experiences success, Paul struggles in his stand-up career. The film stars Wyatt Russell and Alex Karpovsky. Read our interview with the creators and watch the trailer.


May 12th: Snatched

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in this mother-daughter comedy involving a South American vacation got awry. This is Hawn’s first movie after a long 15 year break, so fans are excited to see her on the big screen again. Snatched is now playing in almost every major theater. Watch the trailer.

May 19th: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (KIDS)

The next installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid involves Greg Heffley up to his usual adventures, only this time, it’s all during a roadtrip. The film stars Jason Drucker, Owen Asztalos, Charlie Wright, Alicia Silverstone, and Tom Everett Scott. Watch the trailer.


May 25th: Baywatch

Based on the original television series, Baywatch is back this summer starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as well as Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, and Kelly Rohrbach. This action-comedy features bikini bods and plenty of slow motion. Watch the trailer.




June 2nd: Captain Underpants (KIDS)

The second big family comedy this summer is Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. Starring Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, and Thomas Middleditch, the children’s novel series will come to life this June. Watch the trailer.


June 2: Dean

Dean is the story of an illustrator going through a grieving process of his mother’s death in this independent comedy. The film is written by and stars Demetri Martin alongside Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, and Mary Steenburgen. Watch the trailer.


June 16th: Once Upon a Time in Venice

Bruce Willis hits the big screen as a private detective who’s on a mission to retrieve his stolen dog. However, in order to get his dog back, he must do some favors for a powerful drug dealer. In this film, you’ll also see John Goodman, Christopher McDonald, and Thomas Middleditch. Watch the trailer.


June 16th: Rough Night

Rough Night offers an all-star cast in a movie about crazy bachelorette shenanigans. The party turns sour when a male stripper is accidentally killed. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz. Watch the trailer.


June 23rd: The Big Sick

Director Michael Showalter directs The Big Sick, a story of a Pakistani stand-up comedian (Kumail Nanjiani) and his American girlfriend as they struggle through cultural differences. Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon wrote the screenplay together for this film. Watch the trailer.


June 28th: Baby Driver

One of the most anticipated films this year is Baby Driver. Written and directed by Edgar Wright, it’s described as a mix of genres. The cast includes Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx. Watch the trailer.

June 30th: Despicable Me 3 (KIDS)

The animated family series hits theaters for the third time. Fans of the first two can expect more shenanigans from their favorite characters. Voices include Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Trey Parker. Watch the trailer.


June 30th: The House

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are back in a husband and wife story with a plot to win back money they lost for their daughter’s college fund. The cast also includes Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, and Jeremy Renner. The House is directed by Andrew J. Cohen co-written with Brendan O’Brien. Watch the trailer.



July 21st: Landline

Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre returns with Jenny Slate for another film. Landline explores family dynamics after two sisters find out their father has cheated on their mother. Other stars include Edie Falco and John Turturro.


July 21st: Girls Trip

Starring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Queen Latifah, this film invites you to travel with four best friends on their journey to New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival as wild adventures ensue along the way. Watch the trailer.


July 28th: Brigsby Bear

Produced by The Lonely Island gang Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer among others, Brigsby Bear offers a unique choice to summer movies this year. The story involves a man (Kyle Mooney) who sets out to make a film about a fictional character that he believed was real until having an unexpected revelation. Watch the trailer.


July 28th: The Emoji Movie (KIDS)

People seem to be discussing the concept of The Emoji Movie more than the film itself. It’s intriguing how there could be a full-length feature film about the emojis we use on our iphones. This unique project offers an impressive cast including T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden, Patrick Stewart, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Rob Riggle, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Sofia Vergara, and Christina Aguilera. Watch the trailer.



August 4th: Blazing Samurai (KIDS)

Inspired by Blazing Saddles, Blazing Samurai tells the story of a dog who wants to become a samurai. This animated film will feature the voices of Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, and even Mel Brooks himself!


August 11th: Naked

Scheduled to be released through Netflix, Naked stars Marlon Wayans in a remake of a 2000 Swedish film. The film also includes Regina Hall, Jonathan Todd Jackson, Scott Foley, Loretta Devine, Brian McKnight, and Dennis Haysbert. Watch the trailer.



August 11th: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (KIDS)

This summer is the season for animation. Another animated feature hits the list with a sequel to The Nut Job starring Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jackie Chan, and Katherine Heigl. Watch the trailer.

August 18th: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds as a special agent hired to protect Samuel L. Jackson, a well-known hitman. The problem is, their personalities completely clash, creating a day of bickering and arguing as they reluctantly work together. Others you’ll see in this action-comedy are Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek. Watch the trailer.




September 8th: Home Again

If you’re looking for a romantic comedy, Home Again premieres September 8th and stars Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Nat Wolff, and Lake Bell. Witherspoon plays Alice who has just separated from her husband (Michael Sheen) and meets three guys who need a place to live. Alice lets them move in with her, which is when things start to get complicated. Watch the trailer.

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Sarah Jacobs

Originally from Seattle, Sarah Jacobs is a Los Angeles-based writer and stand up open-micer trying to figure out how to keep the bombings to a minimum. She is usually found at coffee shops writing and listening to Doom Metal.
Sarah Jacobs
Sarah Jacobs
Originally from Seattle, Sarah Jacobs is a Los Angeles-based writer and stand up open-micer trying to figure out how to keep the bombings to a minimum. She is usually found at coffee shops writing and listening to Doom Metal.