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100 Greatest Comedy Movies

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Criteria: These Comedy Movies are rated by how much they make you laugh, comedic storyline and situations, witty and/or satirical dialogue, and comedic visuals.

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Last Updated: 2021-03-11
Greatest Comedy Movies
  Title - (Year) (Main Actors)
  1. Duck Soup - (1933) (Marx Brothers)
  2. Some Like It Hot - (1959) (Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe)
  3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - (1975) (Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle, etc.)
  4. Airplane! - (1980) (Robert Hayes, Julie Hagerty)
  5. "Dr. Strangelove" - (1964) (Peter Sellers, George C. Scott)
  6. Blazing Saddles - (1974) (Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder)
  7. What's Up, Doc? - (1972) (Barbra Striesand, Ryan O'Neil)
  8. National Lampoon's Animal House - (1978) (John Belushi, Tim Matheson)
  9. A Night At The Opera - (1935) (Marx Brothers)
10. The Odd Couple - (1968) (Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau)
11. Annie Hall - (1977) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts)
12. The Producers - (1968) (Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn)
13. The Gold Rush - (1925) (Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray)
14. Tootsie - (1982) (Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray)
15. Young Frankenstein - (1974) (Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle)
16. Bringing Up Baby - (1938) (Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn)
17. Arthur - (1981) (Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli)
18. Modern Times - (1933) (Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman)
19. Take The Money And Run - (1969) (Woody Allen, Janet Margolin)
20. A Shot In The Dark - (1964) (Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer)
21. Adam's Rib - (1949) (Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn)
22. No Time For Sergeants - (1958) (Andy Griffith, Mervyn LeRoy)
23. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - (1963) (Milton Berle, Jonathan Winters)
24. M*A*S*H - (1970) (Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, Sally Kellerman)
25. Lost In America - (1985) (Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Sylvia Farrel)
26. Sullivan's Travels - (1941) (Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake)
27. National Lampoon's Vacation - (1983) (Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo)
28. The Pink Panther - (1964) (Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner)
29. A Day At The Races - (1937) (Marx Brothers)
30. Caddyshack - (1980) (Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight)
31. The Court Jester - (1956) (Danny Kaye, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury)
32. Bananas - (1971) (Woody Allen, Carlos Montalban)
33. Road To Morocco - (1942) (Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour)
34. This Is Spinal Tap - (1984) (Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer)
35. Ghostbusters - (1984) (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver)
36. Groundhog Day - (1993) (Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott)
37. The Birdcage - (1996) (Robin Williams, Nathan Lane)
38. Borat - (2006) (Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian)
39. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - (1986) (Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara)
40. His Girl Friday - (1940) (Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell)
41. Tais-toi! - (2003) (Gérard Depardieu, Jean Reno)
42. The Naked Gun - (1988) (Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley)
43. Sleeper - (1973) (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton)
44. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery - (1997) (Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley)
45. Planes, Trains & Automobiles - (1987) (Steve Martin, John Candy)
46. Born Yesterday - (1950) (Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden)
47. History of the World: Part 1 - (1981) (Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Gregory Hines)
48. The Great Dictator - (1940) (Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie)
49. The Front Page - (1974) (Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau)
50. The Inspector General - (1949) (Danny Kaye, Alan Hale, Walter Slezak)
51. Spaceballs - (1987) (Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, John Candy)
52. The Mouse That Roared - (1959) (Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg)
53. Home Alone - (1990) (Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern)
54. Fast Times At Ridgemont High - (1982) (Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh)
55. The Big Lebowski - (1998) (Jeff Bridges, John Goodman)
56. A Fish Called Wanda - (1988) (John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis)
57. Trading Places - (1983) (Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd)
58. Little Miss Sunshine - (2006) (Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Steve Carell)
59. City Slickers - (1991) (Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern)
60. Meet the Parents - (2000) (Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller)
61. Mrs. Doubtfire - (1993) (Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan)
62. My Cousin Vinny - (1992) (Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Fred Gwynne)
63. Harvey - (1950) (James Stewart, Josephine Hull)
64. Silver Streak - (1976) (Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh)
65. The Nutty Professor - (1963) (Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens)
66. There's Something About Mary - (1998) (Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon)
67. Good Neighbor Sam - (1964) (Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Dorothy Provine)
68. Top Secret - (1984) (Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif)
69. Arsenic and Old Lace - (1944) (Cary Grant, Josephine Hull, Peter Lorre)
70. Beverly Hills Cop - (1984) (Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold)
71. Private Benjamin - (1980) (Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan)
72. Monty Python's Life Of Brian - (1979) (John Cleese, Eric Idle)
73. Way Out West - (1937) (Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy)
74. Cat Ballou - (1965) (Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Dwayne Hickman)
75. To Be or Not to Be - (1942) (Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack)
76. Ruthless People - (1986) (Bette Midler, Danny DeVito)
77. Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure - (1989) (Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter)
78. Wayne's World - (1992) (Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe)
79. Superbad - (2007) (Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen)
80. Stir Crazy - (1981) (Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder)
81. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - (1989) (Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid)
82. Tommy Boy - (1995) (Chris Farley, David Spade)
83. The Bank Dick - (1940) (W.C. Fields, Shemp Howard)
84. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective - (1994) (Jim Carrey, Sean Young)
85. Office Space - (1999) (Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston)
86. The Money Pit - (1986) (Tom Hanks, Shelley Long)
87. The Jerk - (1979) (Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters)
88. Babes in Toyland - (1934) (Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy)
89. The 40 Year Old Virgin - (2005) (Steve Carell, Catherine Keener)
90. Monty Python's Meaning Of Life - (1983) (John Cleese, Eric Idle)
91. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - (1988) (Steve Martin, Michael Caine)
92. Robin Hood: Men In Tights - (1993) (Cary Elwes, Dave Chapelle, Richard Lewis)
93. Clerks. - (1994) (Brian O'Hallora, Jeff Anderson)
94. Sister Act - (1992) (Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy)
95. The Hangover - (2009) (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha)
96. Dumb and Dumber - (1994) (Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels)
97. Broadcast News - (1987) (William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter)
98. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex... - (1972) (Woody Allen)
99. Juno - (2007) (Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman)
100. Hot Shots - (1991) (Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Lloyd Bridges)

101. The Egg and I - (1947) (Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Percy Kilbride)
102. Shaun of the Dead - (2004) (Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield)
103. The Fortune Cookie - (1966) (Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau)
104. The Grand Budapest Hotel - (2014) (Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric)
105. Up In Smoke - (1978) (Cheech & Chong)
106. Foul Play - (1978) (Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn)
107. It's A Gift - (1934) (W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Baby LeRoy)
108. Crazy, Stupid, Love. - (2011) (Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore)
109. The Royal Tenenbaums - (2001) (Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston)
110. American Pie - (1999) (Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy)
111. Bridesmaids - (2011) (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne)
112. Tropic Thunder - (2008) (Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black)
113. Meatballs - (1979) (Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch)
114. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - (1999) (Mike Myers, Michael York)
115. Down And Out in Beverly Hills - (1986) (Bette Midler, Nick Nolte, Richard Dreyfuss)
116. Operation Petticoat - (1959) (Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Gavin MacLeod)
117. The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming - (1966) (Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin)
118. The Family Jewels - (1965) (Jerry Lewis, Sebastian Cabot)
119. Beverly Hillbillies - (1993) (Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin)
120. Bean - (1997) (Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Reed, Burt Reynolds)
121. Multiplicity - (1996) (Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Eugene Levy)
122. Rush Hour - (1998) (Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker)
123. Easy Money - (1983) (Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci)
124. Three Amigos! - (1986) (Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short)
125. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - (2004) (Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate)
126. Zombieland - (2009) (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone)
127. My Little Chickadee - (1940) (W.C. Fields, Mae West)
128. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken - (1966) (Don Knotts, Dick Sargent)
129. Dazed and Confused - (1993) (Jason London, Rory Cochrane)
130. Happy Gilmore - (1996) (Adam Sandler, Dennis Dugan)
131. Hot Shots! Part Deux - (1993) (Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges)
132. The Toy - (1982) (Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleeson)
133. Mostro, Il (aka The Monster) - (1994) (Roberto Benigni, Michel Blanc, Nicoletta Braschi)
134. Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein - (1948) (Abbott & Costello, Lon Chaney Jr.)
135. Oscar - (1991) (Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, Tim Curry)
136. Hot Fuzz - (2007) (Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman)
137. Parenthood - (1989) (Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest, Mary Steenburgen)
138. Scary Movie - (2000) (Keenen Ivory Wayans, Anna Faris, Shawn Wayans)
139. George Washington Slept Here - (1942) (Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Hattie McDaniel)
140. Big Trouble - (2002) (Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Jack Kehler)
141. Wedding Crashers - (2005) (Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Christopher Walken)
142. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - (2010) (Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick)
143. Knocked Up - (2007) (Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl)
144. Super Troopers - (2001) (Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, André Vippolis)
145. Grandma's Boy - (2006) (Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones)
146. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle - (2004) (John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry)
147. Waiting... - (2005) (Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, John Francis Daley)
148. Kung Fu Hustle - (2004, Stephen Chow) (Stephen Chow, Xiaogang Feng)
149. Amazon Women on the Moon - (1987) (Arsenio Hall, Steve Guttenberg, Rosanna Arquette)
150. Beerfest - (2006) (Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme)

Some Like It Hot movie poster

Some Like It Hot movie poster

Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie poster

Airplane movie poster

Annie Hall movie poster

Tootsie movie poster
Honerable Mentions
The Three Stooges made 190 "short subject" episodes for Columbia pictures,
but no "Great" full length movies. However their comedy on film deserves recognition.


Also, the 'Silent Movie' and 'Short Film' Greats:
Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle,
The Keystone Cops, Laurel and Hardy, Harry Langdon, and other silent film actors.
The Three Stooges
Top Comedy (Movie) Writers/Directors:
  1. Charlie Chaplin
  2. Woody Allen
  3. Mel Brooks
  4. Joel Coen / Ethan Coen
  5. David Zucker / Jerry Zucker / Jim Abrahams
  6. Monty Python's Flying Circus;
  7. Alexander Payne / Jim Taylor
  8. Peter Farrelly / Bobby Farrelly
  9. Charlie Kaufman
10. Billy Wilder / I.A.L. Diamond
11. Harold Ramis
12. James L. Brooks
13. Neil Simon
14. Kevin Smith
15. John Waters
Charles Chaplin movie director and actor
Charlie Chaplin

10 Best Comedy Movies of 2020

  1. Bill & Ted Face the Music - (Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal)
  2. Palm Springs - (Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons)
  3. Come as You Are - (Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel)
  4. The Comeback Trail - (Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman)
  5. The King of Staten Island - (Pete Davidson, Bel Powley, Ricky Velez)
  6. My Spy - (Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Parisa Fitz-Henley)
  7. The War with Grandpa - (Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle)
  8. Hubie Halloween - (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen)
  9. Dolittle - (Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen)
10. Superintelligence - (Melissa McCarthy, James Corden, Bobby Cannavale)
Bill and Ted Face the Music movie poster
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