Comedy thrillers are a hybrid genre that draw subject matter generally from comedy, thrillers, spy, science-fiction, action, horror and suspense. They include a disproportionate amount, relative to other genres, of humor.
Examples of comedy thrillers in films, plays and novels are Charade, The Thin Man, The Lady Vanishes, In Bruges, Silver Streak, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, No Way to Treat a Lady, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Big Fix, Lucky Number Slevin, Deathtrap[disambiguation needed], The Ladykillers, Hopscotch, Welcome to Collinwood, The King of Comedy.
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