The 100 best comedy movies: the full list

We count down the 100 best comedy movies as voted for by more than 200 experts from the world of film, TV and comedy

Here are the 100 best comedy movies of all time, as chosen by over 200 people whose job it is to make you laugh. We spoke to dozens of comedy writers, comedy directors, comic actors and stand-up comedians and asked them to share with us their favourite comedy films of all time.

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Airplane! (1980)

Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Cast: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen

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168 comments
Tommy O
Tommy O

Um Cable Guy...Home Alone?????????


Flyte B
Flyte B

Anyone who makes a list of "best" movies, and only include films in the English language, are basically saying they don't know much about movies.

April Bloodraine
April Bloodraine

I love the lack of crude humored movies. It is so hard to look for a good comedy without coming across something completely disgusting.

Rudi L
Rudi L

No Superbad just makes this entire thing an embarrassment.  Thats just a disgrace to whoever put this together.


To go further.....no Tropic Thunder?  No American Pie?  Are u serious?  What a joke...

Jessica H
Jessica H

@Rudi L Humour is subjective. Go put your own list of funny movies together and see how many people disagree with you. Not everyone is going to like the same movies or have the same humour.

simran p
simran p

Look at this awsome lists of films i have watched mean girls brazil that means i have watch all of the movies on the list!!!!!✨✨✨✨😍😍😍😍😍 that means i am in love with these movies expecaly mean girls, brazil and sister act they are really awsome i dont know how know one likes mean girls,brazil or sister act

simran p
simran p

Look at these rubish films like brazil they are so rubish why cant who ever made this list of films put better ones like the parent trap, Alvin and the chpmuncks, mean girls 2and mr beans holsdy it look's like veryone hates this timeout website!!!😢😢😢

Buluba M
Buluba M

@simran p Brazil is a Gilliam dream world of the mundane meeting the phantasmagorical. I love Brazil and it never fails to make me smile and chuckle, even after the 20+ time of watching it. Comedy is subjective. 

Cooper L
Cooper L

@simran p u r a stupid piece of shit.... this list contains fucking caddy shack u fucking bottum feeding dime store basement whore and u say fucking mean girls 2 what the fuck is wrong with u, i think u need help, not a theorpist i mean a fucking lubodomy. eat shit and die!!!!!!!

your are a
your are a

this is a terrible list of terrible movies

simran p
simran p

No they are not if you think fuck this shit dont come on this web ever again

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Abhik K

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Patricia K
Patricia K

Adam Sandler shouldn't be on this list.

TJ G
TJ G

fuck you......TOMMY BOY

Nix
Nix

No Euro Trip, Van Wilder, Mummy Returns, Police Academy, Without a Paddle, Scary Movie 1, American Pie, Longest Yard, White Chicks, The Animal, Hot Chick, Little Nicky, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, What Happens in Vegas, Accepted, Guess Who, Hot Tub Time Machine, Jackass? No Bruce Almighty!!!!????????? (Which should be, at least, top 5!) You know which one is also missing... this list which is a comedy by itself!

Chris C
Chris C

"Murder by Death" seems to always miss these lists, but it should definitely make it in the top 5

juan francisco C
juan francisco C

how can anchorman be better than hangover......were is the police academy , breakfast club and ted

Scott F
Scott F

Good movies here, but a ridiculous list. "Anchorman" above "His Girl Friday" and "Duck Soup"? You are idiots.

No "Philadelphia Story"? That's No, 1.


Whoever put this together has no business putting things like this together.

Trent H
Trent H

No Police Academy Movies?

Cirius M
Cirius M

Planes, Trains and Automobiles...

Gary G
Gary G

The first pink panther movie is terrible. How is ranked above the pink panther strikes again, which is one of the best comedies of all time?

Elizabeth L
Elizabeth L

THANK YOU for putting Life of Brian BEFORE The Holy Grail. I have always liked LOB much better than THG!

pavitt s
pavitt s

Meet the spartans and  hot shots part deux is not there !!!!!

Rob L
Rob L

The fact that Step Brothers and Kingpin didn't make the list gives this no credibility in my opinion. Just clickbait crapped together.

Nissim_Levy
Nissim_Levy

How are The Gods Must Be Crazy I & II not on this list?

jeff l
jeff l

In which the English act as if they've ever done anything funny in their entire lives (besides Borat). What an awful, disgusting list. I like you English, but you don't know funny, no you don't.


Spinal Tap, GOOOD, SO NOT FUNNY. I can't even watch that AWFUL, CRAPPY MOVIE. Take. It. Out. Plbbsshh!

jeff l
jeff l

@Cal McMichael @jeff l I am. I forgot about Monty Python, and my comment's a bit rude. But I still DON'T LIKE SPINAL TAP!


Maybe I'm too thick to get that movie?

Rafael B
Rafael B

AirPlane! is freaking AWESOME!

i still laugh for your crazy and hilarious Jokes and Scenes

jeff l
jeff l

@Khurram R The only one of those that's even half good or funny is 21 Jump Street.

Kento G
Kento G

What?!?! No "It Happened One Night," one of the only comedies to ever get the Academy Award for best picture (and it also swept the main 5 categories).

2ndlast2rise
2ndlast2rise

Fix the credits on Duck Soup! they are copied from Shaun of the Dead~

2001ASPACEODYSSEY D
2001ASPACEODYSSEY D

Excellent list! Some great classics on this list. Many of these children or inexperienced movie viewers don't understand the greatest in some of these cults. I know it's subjective, but I think well over half of these movies should be on everyone's top 100 comedies. People seem to find comedy is cursing and nothing else. What happened to physical comedy? The one complaint I have is that there should be more Chaplin films on the list. Overall, great list! And thanks. I haven't seen Airplane! for so many years, so I went ahead and watched it again. Brilliant comedy! Probably my favorite for just laughs.

Richard H
Richard H

These are the best comedies in someone else's opinion. Obviously this list is subjective because of that reason. If you feel that something should be added, why don't you create your own list of best comedies? You're doing nothing productive by complaining about somebody's personal choices.

DFr4nks
DFr4nks

I believe if you quote a movie and people knows the the quote from the movie it should be in consideration Friday is one the quoted movie of all time. my opinion.

Reynold P
Reynold P

Top No.1 is a rocumentary of a rock band ...what the F%$#? COMEDY not Rocumentary

Prov1xno3
Prov1xno3

honestly how didnt Van Wilder make the list......

Prov1xno3
Prov1xno3

how the hell isnt van wylder in there??????