The best comedies of all timeby smith-d-c | created - 29 Sep 2010 | updated - 14 Oct 2011 | Public
these comedies will actually make you laugh throughout the movie (the list is not in order yet - except the 1st 25 films)
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1. The Producers (1967)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.
Votes: 43,587 | Gross: $0.11M
Mel Brooks is a genius. The best ever!
2. Duck Soup (1933)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
The Marx Brothers satirize politics and war. Hysterical
3. City Lights (1931)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Votes: 127,926 | Gross: $0.02M
The serious moments are wonderful but the movie is also hilarious. Take your pick: the boxing match, the nightclub scene, the drive home, etc.
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
Votes: 127,466 | Gross: $78.04M
I started watching this in a theater chair by the time it ended I was on the floor dying laughing.
5. Love and Death (1975)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, War
In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon.
Woody Allen brilliantly satirizes Russia with hilarious dialogue from both Woody and Diane Keaton.
6. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
G | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.
Votes: 32,179 | Gross: $46.30M
What a great cast with hilarious situations in a message about greed.
7. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
Votes: 79,884 | Gross: $61.40M
It has become a staple in my family. Never have family vacations been so hilariously accurate to the experience.
8. Annie Hall (1977)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.
Votes: 220,167 | Gross: $39.20M
Romantic and hilarious.
9. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.
Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn are superb and the movie is fall down funny.
10. The Ladykillers (1955)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime
Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
If you only know Alec Guinness as a serious actor, you are in for a great treat. Katie Johnson also steals the show. Look for Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom. Hilarious and dark.
11. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
Cary Grant is at his most frantic and the dialogue is wonderful.
12. Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973)
G | 92 min | Comedy
Ten comedy sketches compiled from the 1950s TV series, "Your Show of Shows."
This is classic comedy from the days of live television. All the players are masters and this is one of the funniest films of all time. The last skit, This is Your Story, had me gasping for air. A must, must rent!
13. It Happened One Night (1934)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
This film could have been made yesterday. Great cast and a perfect script that still is funny.
14. The Jerk (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.
Votes: 46,442 | Gross: $73.69M
Steve Martin at his funniest and stupidest. One great scene after another.
15. A Shot in the Dark (1964)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery
Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate.
Votes: 21,754 | Gross: $12.37M
The best Pink Panther movie without the title. Peter Sellers is hysterical in this movie.
16. A Mighty Wind (2003)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Music
Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.
Votes: 23,487 | Gross: $17.51M
A personal favorite. A great satire of folk music with terrific music and performances.
17. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sport
A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.
Votes: 202,013 | Gross: $114.33M
The funniest and stupidest movie this decade. The script is a lot more sharper than you think. Rip Torn steals the show.
18. Animal Crackers (1930)
G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.
The second best Marx brothers movie. Forget the stolen painting plot, just enjoy the crazy anarchy.
19. High Anxiety (1977)
PG | 94 min | Comedy
Mel Brooks' parody of Alfred Hitchcock films.
Votes: 16,875 | Gross: $31.06M
My favorite of Mel Brooks spoofs on movies. This is a hilariously affectionate parody of Hitchcock films with a great cast.
20. Airplane! (1980)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.
Votes: 178,141 | Gross: $83.40M
There will never be another film like this. Gags fly in left and right with corny hilarious dialogue throughout.
21. Meet the Parents (2000)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.
Votes: 279,967 | Gross: $166.24M
One of the best comedies this decade, a movie any guy can relate to with several soon to be classic scenes.
22. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 115,509 | Gross: $19.29M
A warm, nostalgic, hilarious, family movie with the best Santa scene ever.
23. The Court Jester (1955)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king.
Danny Kaye is wonderful throughout with puns, wordplay, and patter songs. It is also a great looking and action packed. Great entertainment.
24. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
Votes: 115,948 | Gross: $63.49M
John Cleese wrote a wonderful script that examines American and British people. Kevin Kline steals the movie.
25. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Votes: 102,066 | Gross: $49.53M
The last great John Hughes movie. A hilarious and relatable Murphy's Law of travel story with superb performances by Martin and Candy.
26. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 424,164 | Gross: $1.23M
Surreal comedy at its finest. Hilarious, strange, and visually incredible for a film with a small budget.
27. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.
Votes: 270,588 | Gross: $70.14M
High school at its funniest. Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones, and Alan Ruck are superb. John Hughes knows how kids think and behave.
28. Young Frankenstein (1974)
PG | 106 min | Comedy
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
Votes: 126,081 | Gross: $86.30M
A beautifully made, loving, and very funny tribute to the Universal horror movies of the thirties. Gene Wilder is superb.
29. Office Space (1999)
R | 89 min | Comedy
Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
Votes: 216,022 | Gross: $10.82M
The flop that became one of the biggest cult hits. The work environment presented for the first time in all its mundaneness. A wonderful satire with hilarious dialogue.
30. Take the Money and Run (1969)
M | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.
Woody's first movie is loaded with hilarious scenes and one liners. Great visual gags throughout.
31. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 107,599 | Gross: $119.50M
A hilarious examination of prejudice in the west. All star cast with great lines and gags throughout.
32. Way Out West (1937)
G | 64 min | Comedy, Family, Western
Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. However they reckon without the machinations of her evil guardian Mickey ... See full summary »
Stan and Ollie inherit a goldmine. This is simply the greatest pair in motion picture history. The dialogue is still funny.
33. Ghostbusters (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Votes: 302,419 | Gross: $238.63M
A lot of fun is had with Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, and Harold Ramis going after ghosts. A witty script with a hilarious performance by Rick Moranis.
34. Tootsie (1982)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.
Votes: 84,424 | Gross: $177.20M
A great comedy that seems to have lost respect in recent years, but the cast is terrific, the writing is great, and still one of the best movies set in New York.
35. My Favorite Year (1982)
PG | 92 min | Comedy
A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.
Votes: 7,507 | Gross: $20.12M
Peter O'Toole and Mark Linn Baker are a terrific pair. The best scene is meeting the family in Brooklyn.
36. The Sunshine Boys (I) (1975)
PG | 111 min | Comedy
A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a television special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.
Walter Matthau at his grumpiest, George Burns at his most senile, and Richard Benjamin trying to keep the pair together. Neil Simon has some of his best writing in this movie.
37. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.
Votes: 44,356 | Gross: $40.90M
A weirdly, surreal, often frightening but hilarious movie that still may be Tim Burton's and Danny Elfman's best.
38. Galaxy Quest (1999)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
Votes: 132,010 | Gross: $71.58M
A great satire on Star Trek and Trekkies. Alan Rickman at his driest, Sigourney Weaver at her hottest, and Tim Allen giving a good performance.
39. Murder by Death (1976)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.
One of my favorites. A hysterical mystery spoof by Neil Simon with a great cast and atmosphere.
40. Better Off Dead... (1985)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.
Votes: 36,520 | Gross: $10.30M
John Cusack is superb, the script remembers high school well, and the movie is very funny.
41. Bananas (1971)
GP | 82 min | Comedy
When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Woody is hilarious as the schemeil who becomes the dictator of San Marcos. Woody at his wackiest.
42. A Day at the Races (1937)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.
The funniest eight minutes on film, Tootsi Frutsi. The Marx Brothers are at their best with classic lines.
43. Fletch (1985)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job, and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.
Votes: 40,875 | Gross: $50.61M
A favorite of mine. Chevy Chase at his funniest and the mystery is interesting with a great supporting cast.
44. Top Secret! (1984)
PG | 90 min | Comedy
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.
Votes: 50,830 | Gross: $20.50M
ZAZ brothers at it again with one of the best Val Kilmer performances and great visual gags throughout.
45. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
PG | 109 min | Comedy
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.
Votes: 46,760 | Gross: $30.03M
A sweet heartwarming story of a Bushman with hilarious slapstick throughout the movie. A great satire of the simple and modern life.
46. Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy
"Rambo" parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams.
Votes: 73,763 | Gross: $38.91M
The sequel was funnier than the original with Charlie Sheen channeling Rambo. Great visual and verbal gags throughout.
47. Sleeper (1973)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.
Woody not only satirizes but predicts the future in this hilarious movie with Diane Keaton at her best and a great jazz score.
48. The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)
76 min | Comedy, Music
Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.
A complete oversight on my behalf that I missed placing this one. Absolute genius, a wonderful tribute to the Beatles with the Monty Python humor punctuating every joke and line of dialogue. Created by Eric Idle and Neil Innes (the minstrel in Holy Grail), loaded with brilliant satire and songs which are so close to the original with hilarious cameos. This is my favorite mockumentary ever!
49. The In-Laws (1979)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators.
Votes: 6,334 | Gross: $38.20M
The byplay between Peter Falk and Alan Arkin make this movie hysterical. I love Richard Libertini's decor of his house.
50. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
R | 84 min | Comedy
An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.
Votes: 23,867 | Gross: $2.92M
Christopher Guest's satire of amateur theater has some of the best ensemble acting.
51. Spies Like Us (1985)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy
Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
Votes: 38,035 | Gross: $60.09M
Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd are hilarious in this tribute to the "road" movies with a touch of Dr. Strangelove.
52. Tropic Thunder (2008)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Votes: 333,298 | Gross: $110.52M
This is one of the best satires on war movies and Hollywood actors to come out. Robert Downey Jr. is terrific, Nick Nolte is hilarious, and Ben Stiller shows that he can direct and write movies.
53. Groundhog Day (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Votes: 499,059 | Gross: $70.91M
Phil Conners (Bill Murray) is hysterical as the sarcastic weather reporter in Punkatawney. Great movie!
54. Safety Last! (1923)
Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Thriller
When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.
Votes: 14,769 | Gross: $0.62M
Harold Lloyd actually did his own stunts including the famous clock scene but the buildup on each level is sidesplitting.
55. Used Cars (1980)
R | 113 min | Comedy
When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
One more to add - I saw this recently and fell off my chair at several scenes. "Get in the m-f-ing car!" Classic. Lenny & Squiggy have great cameos. Kurt Russell has never been funnier or sleazier. Written by Robert Zemekis and Bob Gale of "Back to the Future" - Great outrageous hilarious comedy!
56. Play It Again, Sam (1972)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Woody Allen wrote but let Herbert Ross direct this hilarious movie which anticipates Annie Hall's style.
57. Monkey Business (1931)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Musical
On a transatlantic crossing, The Marx Brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.
The Marx Brothers as stowaways on a steamship. Tons of hilarious gags and puns throughout.
58. Caddyshack (1980)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.
Votes: 90,049 | Gross: $39.85M
Chevy may be the top billed but it is Rodney Dangerfield's movie, who dominates the scenes. A great comedy.
59. Horse Feathers (1932)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley University, accidentally hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against the rival Darwin University.
The Marx Brothers running a college, this is the most surreal of all the Marx Brothers movies but it is still hilarious.
60. Stripes (1981)
R | 106 min | Comedy, War
Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.
Votes: 53,998 | Gross: $85.30M
Bill Murray and Harold Ramis are hilarious in this army comedy.
61. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.
Votes: 291,450 | Gross: $85.29M
He's kind of a big deal and has many leather bound books. Will Ferrell is hilarious and the gang war scene is classic.
62. A Night at the Opera (1935)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
I think the songs slow down the movie but still the Marx Brothers are at their popular peak, including the classic stateroom scene.
63. The Meaning of Life (1983)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical
The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.
Votes: 96,495 | Gross: $14.93M
I loved this wacky, disgusting, gory, hilarious insane musical comedy of the Pythons.
64. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy
The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.
Votes: 312,506 | Gross: $127.18M
Want to hear the most annoying sound in the world?
Oh, look frost.
65. Zoolander (2001)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Votes: 219,176 | Gross: $45.17M
Dumb and Dumber guys are rhode scholars compared to Derek Zoolander. Ben Stiller writes smart for this stupid hilarious comedy.
66. Elf (2003)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Votes: 171,924 | Gross: $173.40M
A new Christmas classic. Will Ferrell gives his best comedic performance and James Caan is perfect as the foil.
67. Spaceballs (1987)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
Votes: 149,688 | Gross: $38.12M
Mel doesn't have much visual style compared to some of his other spoofs but the gags and jokes are still there and enough of them work beautifully.
68. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 156,814 | Gross: $57.23M
Jake and Elwood will have you laughing and tapping your foot to the music throughout this great movie.
69. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 113,979 | Gross: $0.19M
The film that goes to 11 in laughs.
70. Bad Santa (2003)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.
Votes: 121,726 | Gross: $60.06M
I didn't expect much from this movie. Man, was I wrong. Billy Bob Thorton is hilarious as the drunk Santa and his scenes with the child are priceless.
71. My Cousin Vinny (1992)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
Votes: 90,444 | Gross: $52.93M
This comedy is ingenious and one of the great fish out of water stories. Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei (oscar caliber- and deserved), and Fred Gwynne are terrific.
Unrated | 126 min | Comedy, War
Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.
Votes: 6,738 | Gross: $21.69M
Alan Arkin and Carl Reiner are hilarious in this classic comedy on the cold war. Jonathan Winters is also terrific. "Emergency everybody to get from street."
73. The Wrong Box (1966)
Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Crime
In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!
A great satire on the Victorian era. Michael Caine (one of his first movies), Peter Cook, and Dudley Moore are hilarious but Peter Sellers steals the movie as Dr. Pratt. A terrific screenplay by Larry Gelbart.
74. Coming to America (1988)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.
Votes: 134,158 | Gross: $128.15M
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are hilarious playing multiple characters in this great romantic satire.
75. Stir Crazy (1980)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.
Votes: 20,634 | Gross: $101.30M
Gene Wilder's second pairing set in prison is hysterical. "We bad."
76. The Party (1968)
PG | 99 min | Comedy
A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.
Peter Sellers as an Indian actor crashing a party is a riot. 2/3's of the movie, I was convulsed.
77. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Votes: 24,005 | Gross: $33.83M
Does your dog bite? - Well, that felt good. (the funniest scene I have ever seen.) - Dentist scene - Clouseau vs. Kato
Peter Sellers returns in this great sequel. Herbert Lom also has some of best moments for his villain.
78. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.
A Halloween classic with Abbott and Costello, sidesplitting, as nightwatchmen looking after Dracula's coffin.
79. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.
The ultimate hilarious house buying movie which still is so true. Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Melvyn Douglas are all superb.
80. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Votes: 122,438 | Gross: $71.32M
The second great vacation movie contains some hysterical scenes and the return of Cousin Eddie and family. Mae Questel and William Hickey are also terrific as the grandparents.
81. Seven Chances (1925)
Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Romance
A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries by 7 p.m. that same day.
Votes: 7,222 | Gross: $0.21M
I started watching Buster Keaton movies (thanks to Netflix). This movie was the funniest and craziest movie of the bunch. The final 20 minutes are sidesplittingly funny. The plot is classic and Buster Keaton is an amazing comedian. (warning: there are a couple racial gags, but don't take them seriously.)
82. Foul Play (1978)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
Votes: 11,618 | Gross: $45.00M
Goldie Hawn is at her most charming and sweetest but Dudley Moore steals the movie in this funny Hitchcock thriller.
83. Harold and Maude (1971)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
A somewhat dark but hilarious romantic comedy written by Collin Higgins (Foul Play) with terrific performances by But Cort and Ruth Gordon.
84. The Navigator (1924)
Unrated | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship.
Votes: 7,309 | Gross: $0.30M
This was a terrific, hilarious romantic comedy set on a ship. Buster Keaton, again hilarious, with one great visual gag, after another. The film is timeless in its humor.
85. The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy
An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.
A brilliant political satire on a country starting a war with the U.S. to get money. Peter Sellers plays multiple roles.
86. Father Goose (1964)
Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
During World War II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.
Votes: 8,137 | Gross: $12.50M
Cary Grant's wonderful performance as a grizzled beachcomber is paired with Leslie Caron's teacher of seven schoolgirls. The film won the oscar for best screenplay and contains some hilarious witty dialogue.
87. Crocodile Dundee (1986)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.
Votes: 81,094 | Gross: $174.64M
Paul Hogan comes to New York in this terrific fish out of water story that contains wonderful charm and humor.
88. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Votes: 84,737 | Gross: $23.69M
The rise of the brat-pack and John Hughes begins in this terrific comedy of growing up.
89. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime
In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
Votes: 31,765 | Gross: $13.38M
Woody Allen's movie is like a great stage farce with everyone absolutely phenomenal in the parts. "Don't speak." - Just watch.
90. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
An anthology of the best sketches from the first and second seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969).
This is the film that introduced me to Monty Python and I haven't been the same since. All the great sketches from the Flying Circus are in this movie but the Upperclass Twit of the Year had me rolling off the couch.
91. Silent Movie (1976)
PG | 87 min | Comedy
A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years.
Votes: 13,890 | Gross: $36.15M
Mel Brooks in another underrated gem spoof, this one of silent movies and Hollywood, with a terrific score by John Morris, and filled with great visual gags.
92. The Lady Eve (1941)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him.
The chemistry between Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyk is terrific and Preston Sturges battle of the sexes comedy is still hilariously timeless.
93. Life of Brian (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Votes: 303,826 | Gross: $20.05M
Python goes into nearly blasphemous territory, but not really. This is a great satire of organized religions and of politics, rather than parodying Christ.
94. Sister Act (1992)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.
Votes: 72,608 | Gross: $139.61M
Whoopi Goldberg joins a convent in order to hide from her mob boss boyfriend. The movie is funny but it also has a great heart and is filled with wonderful songs.
95. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?
Votes: 41,784 | Gross: $27.15M
A truly underrated sequel that is almost as good as the original. Although ZAZ didn't make this, their influence is felt throughout. William Shatner steals the movie with his hilarious cameo.
96. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
R | 83 min | Comedy
A series of short, highly irreverent, and often tasteless skits.
A dirty but hilarious ZAZ movie. This one is skit driven but some of the scenes are classic.
97. UHF (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.
Votes: 22,656 | Gross: $6.16M
Weird Al is very funny and the movie has some hilarious skits satirizing television. Michael Richards (Kramer) is also very funny as the janitor and Fran Drescher is hot.
98. Soapdish (1991)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
An ambitious television soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.
Votes: 12,542 | Gross: $36.49M
After Tootsie this is this funniest best spoof on soap operas. Kevin Kline is wonderful and Robert Downey Jr. begins to show his true comedic gift.
99. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.
Votes: 41,116 | Gross: $46.91M
Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor pair up as one (Gene's deaf, Richard's blind) in this hilarious action thriller. - best scene Richard Pryor driving.
100. Animal House (1978)
R | 109 min | Comedy
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Votes: 98,226 | Gross: $141.60M
A classic snobs vs. slobs college movie. John Belushi became a star but look for Tom Hulce, before Amadeus. The movie is still very funny.