Summer is typically the time of the year when movie studios pull out their big guns. The blockbuster action tentpoles and any other movies that are anticipated to make boatloads of money are traditionally reserved for the warmer months, but so are comedy films. While they generally aren't expected to make a billion dollars at the box office, comedies are usually cheap to make and can turn a nice profit for studios — which in turn can help finance those expensive action movies. And there are plenty of summer 2017 comedies you'll want to see.
This summer's batch of comedies is unique in a couple of ways. First of all, it's pretty light as far as traditional comedies go. Instead, most of this summer's funniest films are either action movies or animated films that feature strong comedic elements. Out of the 17 comedies coming out this summer, only four are what I would call "traditional" comedies, and even cooler, a good portion of them are female-led. For instance, instead of a typical male night out comedy, there are two female night out comedies. Instead of your run-of-the-mill two guy buddy road comedy, there's a two gal buddy road comedy. This summer should prove beyond any reasonable doubt that women are currently dominating the comedy scene, and you can take a look at the list of upcoming releases below to see what I mean.