4. Hot Fuzz (2007)
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
Director(s): edgar wright
Edgar Wright is a phenomenal director, he uses every trick and tool at his disposal to elicit a response from the audience. His last two films, Last Night in Soho and Baby Driver, demonstrate Wright’s wide range; he can direct sweet, low-key drama, high-octane car chases and suspenseful horror, usually in close proximity to each other. But whatever he does next, he may never get over the Cornetto: Shaun of the Dead trilogy., followed by Hot Fuzz, followed by The World’s End.
Of the three, Hot Fuzz is the best. It’s funny, really funny, and each joke is a reference or callback to a previous joke or event. The movie demands multiple viewings to catch them all. And some of the best jokes are non-verbal. There are self-conscious sight gags, especially during action scenes, referencing Bad Boys II, Point Break, Lethal Weapon., and more.