Ensemble comedies are a mainstay of classic cinema – from crime capers to family drama-comedies, the sub-genre is a tricky one to get right – but nothing lights up the screen quite like a cast that just click.

With THE STAG released on digital platforms from the 7th July and on Blu-ray and DVD from the 21st July courtesy of Arrow Films, we recount the most memorable ensemble comedies to date…

10. MOONRISE KINGDOM
(Wes Anderson, 2012 )

Moonrise Kingdom Review

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola were nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar for this charming, suitably offbeat tale of two youngsters who flee their New England town, causing a local search party to fan out to find them. Typically of an Anderson film, the cast is a who’s-who of Hollywood talent, including Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Bill Murray, while the New England setting proves utterly apt for this funny, romantic (and admittedly, slightly warped) love story.