The Top Ten Action Comedies in the Last Decade

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A bored married couple (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
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May 27th, 2014

The last 10 years have produced many great action comedies that will be remembered for many years to come. However, only 10 have managed to make the list of Hollywood's favorite action comedies. These top-rated films include "Tropic Thunder," "Dodgeball," "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," "The A-Team," "Hot-Fuzz," "21 Jump Street," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "Kick-Ass" and "RED."

 

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"Tropic Thunder"

"Tropic Thunder" features Robert Downey, Jr., Jack Black and Ben Stiller. This action-packed comedy is about self-absorbed actors who are on a mission to produce an extremely costly war film. The exorbitant costs cause the cancellation of the movie, but the director decides to carry on shooting. He then leads his cast members into the deep and dangerous jungles in Southeast Asia where the actors encounter some real dangers.

 

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"Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"

"Dodgeball" is regarded as one the best underdog stories of all time. Misfits enter into a dodgeball tournament in Las Vegas in the hopes of saving their much loved local gym. Their mission is to stop the onslaught of a corporate health and fitness chain from taking over.

 

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"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"

Robert Downey, Jr. plays the role of the petty thief that poses as a famous actor brought for a strange and unlikely audition in Los Angeles. Downey soon finds himself right in the center of an intense murder investigation with his dream girl from high school played by Michelle Monaghan. Val Kilmer plays the role of a detective who trains Downey for the upcoming role.

 

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"Mr. and Mrs. Smith"

Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a somewhat ordinary couple from the suburbs who are actually legendary assassins each working for opposing organizations, the movie transforms into an action-packed story when the truth is revealed. The couple end up fighting against each other in a far-from-ordinary plot.

 

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"The A-Team"

"The A-Team," starring Sharlto Copley, Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper, follows the daring and exciting exploits of a team of well-known former Special Forces soldiers. The soldiers have been set up for crimes they have no dealings with. They decide to go rogue and use their unique talents to find the real culprit and clear their blackened names.

 

 

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"Hot Fuzz"

This funny and action-packed comedy stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Nicholas Angel, played by Pegg, is one of London's best police officers, with an extremely high arrest record. He has such a pristine record, he puts everyone else to shame. This results in Angel's superiors sending him to the seemingly crime-free and sleepy village based in Sandford. The small village receives a dose of justice big city style.

 

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"21 Jump Street"

Starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as rookie cops who make use of their young appearances for an undercover project at their alma mater, the "21 Jump Street" officers trade their badges and guns in for school backpacks and begin a dangerous and violent investigation into a drug ring. However, they soon discover high school is somewhat different from their former years. They face the anxiety and terror of teenage angst all over again along with issues and problems from their pasts.

 

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"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"

Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kieran Culkin, this funny and charming movie is about Scott Pilgrim, a nerdy guy who fights for the girl he has always dreamed of. The story revolves around how he must overcome and defeat seven of his girlfriend's exes to win her over.

 

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"Kick-Ass"

This entertaining comedy features a hapless teenager named Dave Lizewski who decides to fight crime in a vigilante costume and call himself Kick-Ass. He soon becomes a famous Internet phenomenon and bites off way more than he is able to chew when he becomes the prey of a ruthless and feared mobster. However, Big Daddy, along with his young daughter, Hit Girl, two real superheroes, come to the rescue and show some real kick-ass.

 

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"RED"

Well-known actors Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis play former top CIA agents. The secrets they keep have made them top targets and they become framed for assassinations. They use their collective experience and teamwork in order to evade their deadly pursuers. To put a halt on the operation, they embark on a cross-country mission to find their way into the top-secret headquarters of the CIA. They uncover the biggest cover-ups and conspiracies in government of all time.

The last decade has featured unique, yet extremely funny action comedies. Many of these movies portray action-packed thrills that also provide a few touching moments. These top 10 movies are not to be missed for ultimate entertainment across the board.