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Best Serious Dramas Starring Comedians

Often, after making a name for themselves appearing in wacky or silly movies, comics will purposefully take on a more serious role, often in an attempt to show off their range. Comics like Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler and Robin Williams are all noted for their tendency to alternate between funny and more serious roles.
Sometimes, the experiments blatantly don't work out, with viewers unable to see their favorite funny performers in a new light. But other times, the decision to switch gears in favor of working in a drama pays off for a comedian, sometimes even resulting in award nominations or greater appreciation from acting peers (as when Eddie Murphy was nominated for an Oscar for Dreamgirls).
In ascending order, these are the best serious movies starring comedians, as ranked by film fans.
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1
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
2
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
3
The Truman Show (1998)
The Truman Show (1998)
4
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
5
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
6
Lost in Translation (2003)
Lost in Translation (2003)
7
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
8
Man on the Moon (1999)
Man on the Moon (1999)
10
The Fisher King (1991)
The Fisher King (1991)
11
Being There (1979)
Being There (1979)
12
Rushmore (1998)
Rushmore (1998)
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13
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
14
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
15
Awakenings (1990)
Awakenings (1990)
16
The King of Comedy (1982)
The King of Comedy (1982)
17
Patch Adams (1998)
Patch Adams (1998)
18
One Hour Photo (2002)
One Hour Photo (2002)
19
Enemy of the State (1998)
Enemy of the State (1998)
20
Insomnia (2002)
Insomnia (2002)
21
Broken Flowers (2005)
Broken Flowers (2005)
22
Seven Pounds (2008)
Seven Pounds (2008)
23
Reign Over Me (2007)
Reign Over Me (2007)
24
Batman (1989)
Batman (1989)
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25
The Number 23 (2007)
The Number 23 (2007)
26
Dreamgirls (2006)
Dreamgirls (2006)
27
King Kong (2005)
King Kong (2005)
28
Funny People (2009)
Funny People (2009)
29
Precious (2009)
Precious (2009)
30
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
31
Big Fan (2009)
Big Fan (2009)
32
The Majestic (2001)
The Majestic (2001)
33
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
34
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
35
Collateral (2004)
Collateral (2004)
36
Everything Must Go (2010)
Everything Must Go (2010)
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37
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Permanent Midnight (1998)
38
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
39
Mrs Brown (1997)
Mrs Brown (1997)
40
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
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