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Here's the 100 best comedy movies 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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By Tom Huddleston, David Jenkins, Adam Lee Davies, Derek Adams, Edward Lawrenson, Wally Hammond, Ben Walters, Gabriel Tate and Phil Harrison

60

Sleeper (1973)

Director: Woody Allen

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

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59

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Director: Dennis Dugan

Cast: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen

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58

Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life (1983)

Director: Terry Jones

Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

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57

The Hangover (2009)

Director: Todd Phillips

Cast: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms

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56

A Night at the Opera (1935)

Director: Sam Wood

Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx and Harpo Marx

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55

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

Director: Tom Shadyac

Cast: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young

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54

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Director: John Landis

Cast: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway

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53

Way Out West (1937)

Director: James W Horne

Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson

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52

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Director: Mel Brooks

Cast: Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

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51

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Director: Frank Oz

Cast: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly

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50

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Director: Rob Reiner

Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

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49

Love and Death (1975)

Director: Woody Allen

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet

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48

Play It Again, Sam (1972)

Director: Herbert Ross

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

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47

The Apartment (1960)

Director: Billy Wilder

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

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46

Harold and Maude (1971)

Director: Hal Ashby

Cast: Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon

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45

Office Space (1999)

Director: Mike Judge

Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman

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44

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Director: Harold Ramis

Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid

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43

Tootsie (1982)

Director: Sidney Pollack

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray

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42

The Ladykillers (1955)

Director: Alexander Mackendrick

Cast: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom

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41

The Odd Couple (1968)

Director: Gene Saks

Cast: Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Herb Edelman

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139 comments
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!

Rafael B
Rafael B

AirPlane! is freaking AWESOME!

i still laugh for your crazy and hilarious Jokes and Scenes

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??????

belton s
belton s

I am not sure who made this list, it is definitely in need of revision. What happened to Euro Trip, Without a paddle, Good luck Chuck, and The Ugly Truth? Also most of these are down right stupid, maybe the elicit a chuckle from me just because of the sheer stupidity, but they do not belong on the list of the best comedies!

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casey a
casey a

Planes Trains and Automobiles = best comedy ever

Carson G
Carson G

A good list indeed. BUT (and excuse me if its on there and I missed it), any top comedies list isn't worth its salt if it doesn't have "Rat Race" on there.

Sami Da Man
Sami Da Man

What?! Where is McGruber? This movie should be top ten!

Abby
Abby

i think that this list is very good, however i think there should be more modern movies on here. i love zoolander and other comical movies like that. But i think there should be more movies for different age ranges, such as teenagers and young adults. Thank you :)

Anthony
Anthony

Nevermind. It's on there. Great list :D.

Austin part 2
Austin part 2

The Castle is also one of my favorites! Such an underrated movie, so funny!

Austin
Austin

This is actually a really good list, a lot of my favorites are on here, including Hot Fuzz, The Princess Bride, and A Fish Called Wanda. It also helped give me some good movies to watch.

Justin
Justin

most of these movies really suck and are dated they might of been funny at some point in time but suck now for example every woody allen movie and wheres the hang over or 40 year old virgin on this list airplane is number 2? maybe in 1980 watch that movie now and see if you laugh. terrible list waynes world??? really show that to a kid now he won't laugh once

Nichole
Nichole

I am not sure who made this list, it is definitely in need of revision. What happened to Euro Trip, Without a paddle, Good luck Chuck, and The Ugly Truth? Also most of these are down right stupid, maybe the elicit a chuckle from me just because of the sheer stupidity, but they do not belong on the list of the best comedies!

bj
bj

your list has no meaning without Howard Sterns Private Parts

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kasun
kasun

the 75th entry "Bananas!" was directed & starred by Woody Allen.You have just copy pasted the credits of "Old School"

Emmy
Emmy

I don't mean to be rude, I love White Chicks but definitely not a great MOVIE. In terms of comedy, I guess it makes me laugh but it's all just cheap material and jokes. We're The Millers, really? This is by far the best list of comedy movies I have seen so far.

Yolo
Yolo

Where's white chicks??? The list is incomplete. It deserves number 1.

Lisa
Lisa

The Wedding Singer deserves to be on that list.

sarah
sarah

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Syed Anwar
Syed Anwar

Good list, however missing "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" big time. Any list of comedy movies is incomplete without this movie.

Darrell
Darrell

Tommy Boy Step Brothers American Pie Horrible Bosses Superbad We're the Millers

Sidney
Sidney

Where is Step Brothers? It's the funniest movie of all time!!!!!!!

Brain
Brain

Anything that has Carry on Screaming in top 100 can't be all bad... "Do you mind if I smoke"?

Josue
Josue

Tight! Thank you!

Callum
Callum

A great list of films and recommendations for me to watch later, the only thing that confused me is the fact that Step Brothers is nowhere to be seen, it's highly praised by myself and everyone i know but i cant argue against the list.

Jimini
Jimini

Great list. Ignore the naysayers.

jeff l
jeff l

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

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?

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