6 Hilarious Lightweight Comedies About Rich People

Get ready to dive into a world of luxury, laughter, and extravagant antics. We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of ten sidesplitting lightweight comedies that revolve around the lives of the exceptionally wealthy.

Having a lot of money can lead to plenty of absurd situations, and where there’s absurdity, there’s hilarity. From Crazy Rich Asians to Ruthless People, these ten films about rich people are perfect for a hilarious light viewing that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

This uproarious romantic comedy follows the whirlwind love story of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Nick Young (Henry Golding). When Rachel accompanies Nick to his hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding, she discovers that he comes from an outrageously wealthy family.

1. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

In this beloved classic, Julia Roberts stars as Vivian Ward, a vivacious and street-smart prostitute who encounters Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), a wealthy businessman, while doing her job on Hollywood Boulevard. When Edward hires Vivian to accompany him to social events as his “date,” an unlikely connection forms between them.

2. Pretty Woman (1990)

This comedic gem takes a satirical look at the lives of the rich and the less fortunate. The story revolves around two wealthy brokers, Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy), who are manipulated by two eccentric millionaires (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) as part of a social experiment.

3. Trading Places (1983)

This iconic ’90s comedy, loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, transports viewers to the glamorous world of Beverly Hills. Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone), a rich and popular high school student, sets out to improve the lives of those around her through matchmaking and social maneuvering.

4. Clueless (1995)

In this laugh-out-loud comedy, Kurt Russell plays Dean Proffitt, a blue-collar carpenter seeking revenge on a spoiled and entitled heiress, Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn). After Joanna falls off her yacht and suffers from amnesia, Dean seizes the opportunity to convince her that she is his wife and subjects her to a life of domestic duties.

5. Overboard (1987)

Based on actual events, this dark comedy-drama dives into the lives of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who embark on a spree of burglaries targeting the homes of wealthy celebrities. Led by Rebecca (Katie Chang) and influenced by their desires for fame and fortune, the group steals luxury goods while indulging in a glamorous lifestyle.

6. The Bling Ring (2013)

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