13 Hilarious And Poignant Moments In Comedy Films

When we think of brilliantly done moments on film, we typically think of the big, dramatic ones attached to even bigger names.

The truth is that every movie has the ability to touch us, and to make us think, and these 13 comedies are as good as they are funny.

13. Hopefully one with less racism and murder.

No more Columbus references, please.

In The Truman Show (1998) the boat that Truman sails on to escape is named Santa Maria, the same name of one of Christopher Columbus’ ships, signifying that Truman is heading to a “New World”
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12. So many layers.

I would expect nothing less.

In Free Guy (2021), you can see a bottle of gin labelled “Subtle Product Placement”. This is actually a bottle of Aviation Gin…a brand which is partially owned by Ryan Reynolds.
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11. You gotta pay attention.

Even at the very beginning.

Rewatching Scary Movie (2000) 🤣 never noticed this before 🤣
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10. Only a certain set of people would know this.

And I’m guessing it’s pretty small.

In The Big Lebowski (1998), Jesus Quintana is wearing rings from the American Bowling Congress that certify his ability to roll a perfect 300 game, a 299 game and an incredibly difficult 800 series. Those rings tell you that creep can roll.
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9. This definitely tracks.

Everything in that movie is going to come true, watch.

In Don’t Look Up (2021) Shovels are $599.99 as people have panic-bought them to assumingly build bunkers.
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8. It’s all connected.

Will Ferrell fans know.

In Step Brothers (2008), Brennan Huff has a Hugalo’s Pizza sign which is the restaurant Will Ferrell’s character Ricky Bobby works at in Talladega Nights
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7. This is a bit obtuse.

I’m not sure it really works.

In Free Guy (2021), the calendar in Guy’s apartment is missing the number 4. This was added by the production designer, who wanted Guy’s apartment to reflect his status as a “half-developed character”.
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6. Fans of the King will love it.

And honestly so will the rest of us.

In Coming to America (1988), Eddie Murphy emulates Elvis Presley when he walks off stage as “Randy Watson”. The video of Elvis is from his last concert.
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5. This made me snort.

I don’t think you are, Jack.

Ryan Reynolds’ boat name in Red Notice (2021)
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4. This is brilliant.

I never would have seen that if it wasn’t pointed out!

In ‘Don’t Look Up’ (2021), astronomers appear on a ‘Morning Joe’-style cable news talk show. Though not explicitly noted as liberal, their logo reflects their slant. A clever detail!
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3. It’s all coming together.

Poor kid.

In Hocus Pocus (1993), Max Dennison’s tie dye shirt features the colors of the Sanderson Sister’s outfits
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2. Nepotism at its finest.

At least she’s cute!

In Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007), the girl with the stereo is played by Lily Atkinson, the daughter of Rowan Atkinson. In the movie, she is also named Lily.
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1. I definitely needed this explained.

I’m glad it was, though!

In Licorice Pizza (2021), Bradley Cooper portrays real life eccentric movie producer Jon Peters, who tells the main character “they’re both from the streets.” This is a reference to a story Kevin Smith told of his encounter with Jon during the early stages of the canceled “Superman Lives” movie
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I’d forgotten about some of these!

What’s your favorite comedy? Let us know in the comments!