If you are in the mood for some laughs but are not willing to settle for cheap ones, comedy dramas provide ample humor that is appropriately infused into a serious drama. Some of the best movies of the decade were comedy dramas, and the following movies were the best of the best.
Forrest Gump (1994)
This was no doubt the best film of the year, having won the Best Picture Oscar and the Best Actor award for Tom Hanks, who’s portrayal of Forrest Gump was one of the best performances by an actor in the history of film-making. The movie gathered up close to $330 million the U.S. making it the best performing movie at the box office in 1994.
This movie is a tragic love story that takes us on a roller coaster of emotions. Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore are excellent in their roles as a couple longing for each other. Whoopi Goldberg executes her role perfectly and provides a lot of laughs for us along the way. The storyline is creative and full of shocking twists and turns. This movie won the heart of audiences and became a box office hit.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
This is a touching story of a well-to-do sports agent who one day finds his career heading for the drain but in the process, he discovers the true joys of living. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments and really dramatic ones as well. This is a movie that is guaranteed to warm your heart.
Patch Adams (1998)
This is a movie based on true events of a doctor in training who brings joy and laughter to sick and dying patients in a hospital. Robin Williams fulfills the part successfully and allows us to experience humor and light hearted fun even during life’s darkest and most desperate moments.
The Truman Show (1998)
Jim Carrey plays Truman, a reality TV star who does not know it himself. Since the day of his birth, he was placed in artificial surroundings with parents, friends, houses, streets, plants, sky, everything else that are all a part of a gigantic production set. Microscopic cameras are hidden all throughout this artificial world so that Truman’s every move can be filmed and seen in real time by fans all over the world. This is the premise behind the movie, and it sets up all sorts of fun and intriguing scenarios involving Truman especially as he begins to realize that everything is not what it seems.