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Best Comedy Thriller Movies In 2024

Buckle up for a rollercoaster ride of laughs and suspense in the ultimate comedy thriller for 2024.

The cinematic landscape of 2024 is buzzing with an exciting number of comedy thriller films that promise to keep audiences on the edge of their seats while tickling their funny bones.

Each film stands out in this list for its unique contribution to the thrill-seekers and comedy genre.

These offerings feature stories with intelligence and surprising plot twists that will leave a lasting impression.

And the best part? You can catch these thrilling comedies on various streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, and Disney+.

So, get ready to laugh, gasp, and enjoy the rollercoaster ride with the best comedy thriller movies that await you in 2024! 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The movie Bad Boys: Ride or Die is the sequel to Bad Boys for Life (2020) and is the fourth installment in the Bad Boys franchise.
  • Dua Lipa stars in the film Argylle, in the opening scene as she flirts and dances with Henry Cavill’s character, Argylle, at a swanky bar.
  • Jenna Ortega has emerged from her early roles in Disney Channel series to more mature and diverse projects like Miller’s Girl.

1. Miller’s Girl

Release DateJanuary 26, 2024
DirectorJade Halley Bartlett
CastMartin Freeman, Jenna Ortega
Running Time1h 34m

Miller’s Girl is a 2024 American thriller that delves into the complexities of emotional connections between a professor and his talented student.

Jenna Ortega played the role of Cairo Sweet, a young writer who becomes entangled with her high school creative writing teacher, Jonathan Miller.

Their relationship evolves through a dark coming-of-age drama, exploring the blurred lines between mentorship and desire.

Moreover, as they navigate their connection, personal baggage and mutual interests in literature and writing come into play.

The movie has an IMDb rating of 5.2/10 and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences.

2. Drive-Away Dolls

Release DateFebruary 23, 2024
DirectorEthan Coen
CastMargaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan
Running Time1h 24m

Drive-Away Dolls is a 2024 American comedy thriller road film directed and written by Ethan Coen.

The film follows the story of Jamie, played by Margaret, and Marian, played by Geraldine, who embark on an unexpected road trip to Tallahassee.

Jamie is an emotional free spirit dealing with a breakup, while Marian is her reserved friend who needs some excitement.

So, they embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee for a fresh start.

However, their journey takes an unexpected turn when they take a car with a mysterious suitcase belonging to the criminals.

Overall, the movie has an IMDb rating of 5.6/10 with average ratings from the viewers.

3. Peter Five Eight

Release DateMarch 22, 2024
DirectorMichael Zaiko Hall
CastKevin Spacey, Rebecca De Mornay
Running Time1h 40m

Peter Five Eight is a 2024 American thriller movie written and directed by Michael Zaiko Hall.

The movie’s plot revolves around a real estate agent, Brenda, portrayed by Rebecca Mornay, in a small mountain community.

She appears to be glamorous on the surface but is actually an unhinged alcoholic having a dark secret.

Moreover, the story unfolds when a mysterious man in black arrives in town, sent by his enigmatic boss.

The film was released on March 22, 2024, and has received an IMDb rating of 6.5/10.

4. Lift

Release DateJanuary 12, 2024
DirectorF. Gary Gray
CastKevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sam Worthington
Running Time1h 47m

Lift is the latest thrilling action-comedy movie available on Netflix starring Kevin Hart in the leading role.

It follows a master thief, Cyrus, and his Interpol Agent ex-girlfriend, who team up to steal $500 million in gold bullion.

The team steals a Van Gogh painting in London, then they stage the fake kidnapping of renowned NFT artist N8 in Venice.

Cyrus points out that famous paintings rapidly increase in value after being stolen.

Then, his crew sells the Van Gogh painting in the black market for $20 million to buy N8 NFTs. After the “kidnapping,” N8’s NFT balloons in value to $89 million.

5. Borderlands

Release DateAugust 9, 2024
DirectorEli Roth
CastAriana Greenblatt, Cate Blanchett
Running Time1h 42m

Borderlands is an upcoming American comedy, action thriller movie scheduled to release on August 9, 2024.

The movie is based on the best-selling video game, which follows the story of Lilith (played by Cate Blanchett), an infamous bounty hunter with a mysterious past.

She reluctantly returns to her home planet, Pandora, the most chaotic planet in the galaxy.

Lilith is on a mission to find the missing daughter of Atlas (played by Edgar Ramírez), the universe’s most powerful individual.

Moreover, this missing girl holds the key to unimaginable power. So, Lilith forms an unexpected alliance with a ragtag team of misfits.

Together, they must battle an alien species and dangerous bandits to uncover one of Pandora’s most explosive secrets.

6. Argylle

Release DateFebruary 2, 2024
DirectorMatthew Vaughn
CastHenry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell
Running Time2h 19m

Argylle is an action-packed comedy thriller movie that centers around Elly Conway, a reclusive author of best-selling espionage novel series.

Elly’s fictional books follow the adventures of secret agent Argylle, who unravels a global spy syndicate.

When the plots of her novels start mirroring real-life covert actions, she becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of espionage.

Further, Elly races across the world to stay ahead of assassins along with Aidan, who knows the whereabouts of a classified flash drive.

Moreover, the movie has a 5.7/10 rating on IMDb and available to watch on Apple TV since March 5, 2024.

7. Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Release DateJune 7, 2024
DirectorsAdil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
CastWill Smith, Martin Lawrence, Paola Núñez
Running Time

Bad Boys: Ride or Die is an upcoming American buddy cop action film directed by Adil and Bilall and written by Chris Bremner.

In the film, Miami detectives Mike Lowrey, played by Will Smith, and Marcus Burnett, played by Martin Lawrence, investigate corruption within the Miami PD.

Their late captain is posthumously accused of being involved with drug cartels.

However, a setup turns Mike and Marcus into criminals, forcing them to work outside the law to solve the case.

Moreover, the film promises action, comedy, and a thrilling twist as our favorite Bad Boys navigate corruption and danger in Miami.

8. Bosco

Release DateFebruary 2, 2024
DirectorsNicholas Manuel Pino
CastAubrey Joseph, Nikki Blonsky, John Lewis
Running Time

Bosco is a gripping drama thriller that blends reality and fiction based on a real-life event of Quawntay “Bosco” Adams.

He was a former inmate who managed to escape from a maximum-security prison, sentenced to 35 years for a marijuana charge.

The severity of his punishment was influenced by prior offenses and the stringent measures during the “war on drugs” era.

Despite the odds, Bosco decides to escape the prison and meet his newborn daughter.

The movie delves into real-life experiences, the harsh realities of Bosco’s incarceration, and the complexities he encounters during his daring escape.

It received a 5.9/10 IMBd rating with good reviews from the critics and viewers.

Prakriti Paudel
Prakriti Paudel
Prakriti Paudel is a storyteller in the world of movies, known for painting vivid tales about the big screen. With a passion for cinema, she brings stories to life that captivate audiences. She invites viewers on an unforgettable journey with her articles, blending fantasy and reality to craft literary wonders.
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