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Big budget comedies have struggled for the last decade. As movies became more about who was in them rather than what happened in them, the money stayed up, but the actual content suffered. It may seem like an unbelievable thing to say, but there have only been a handful of really funny comedies from the last ten years. You think that’s an exaggeration, but then you start looking through them and realize that it’s true. The ’80s and ’90s were filled with original concepts and — although they didn’t always work — they were trying something different. But don’t take this to mean that all recent comedies have been bad. When they’re good, they’re really good. Here are the 12 best comedies we’ve had for the last ten years. Just note that at the time this was written, The Big Sick was just released and hadn’t been viewed yet, but is getting incredible reviews, so it may actually be 13 movies. Only time will tell! Also, this is just an opinion. Hopefully you enjoyed other movies as well. I didn’t, but that doesn’t mean you can’t!