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The 100 best comedy movies: tell us your favourite

What’s the funniest film of all time? We’ve had our say, now have yours

RECOMMENDED: The 100 best comedy movies

Time Out polled more than 100 comedy legends, including Dan Aykroyd, Richard Curtis, Edgar Wright, Stephen Merchant and Jo Brand, to discover their favourite funny films. From their choices, we compiled the 100 Best Comedy Movies – which you can explore here and discover where classics like ‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘Groundhog Day’, ‘Withnail and I’ and ‘Airplane!’ landed in the list.

But now we want to hear about your favourite comedy films. Which film makes you laugh like no other? Which film truly deserves the crown of Best Comedy Movie? Which funny film do you want to share with the rest of the world? We’re asking you to pick your ultimate funny movie and tell us in the comments below why you’ve picked it.

Here’s a selection of some comments we’ve already received to help get you thinking about your personal favourite...

‘What no “Stripes” with Bill Murray?? One of my favourites.’ – Claire

‘Whether you like the movie or not, “MASH” should be in… It was a political bomb at that time. And first of its kind.’ – Desman

‘The Three Stooges!!!!! They were, after all, originally in theatres, even though their stuff was not feature-length. In my humble opinion, 90 per cent of the stuff they made around three-quarters of a century ago is still WAY funnier than 90 per cent of the so-called "comedy" that comes out nowadays.’ – msdoni

‘“Anvil - The Story of Anvil” is better than “Spinal Tap” because it's real.’ – Darren N

‘I would have liked to have seen “Hellzapoppin'” in the list. A film way ahead of its time. “Mrs Jones!… Mrs Jones!”’ – Jim Bartlett



I guess like most other people I like many movies from the list, but there are also some which IMHO are not as good as some which are not on the list. I would add: Horse Feather, Carry On Cleo, Carry On Constable, Murder By Death, The Gods Must Be Crazy, I'm Alright Jack, Gambit, The Comedy of Terrors, Detroit Rock City, The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer, Back To The Future, Erik the Viking, Project A, Wheels On Meals, Head, Caveman, East is East, Stripes, Müllers Büro. Io sto con gli ippopotami, Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo, La vita è bella, Wilt, Without a Clue, the Bed Sitting Room, the Court Jester, the Burbs. Sons of the Deserts, How I Won The War, The Road To Wellville, Scrooged, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - there are so many great comedy movies...


The God's Must Be Crazy, My Cousin Vinny, Home Alone, Parenthood, The Night We Never Met, Overboard, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, After Hours, House Sitter, The Wedding Singer, City Island, Short Circuit, American Pie, American Pie 2, American Wedding, This is 40... definitely surpass some on this list.


I was kind of disappointed to not see «Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure". Keanu at his best!

Silly Ness

Call me crazy, but I was so pleased to see "The Jerk" in the top ten. Whatever happened, though, to that film Steve Martin spoofed in Dead Men Don;t Wear Plaid", called "How To Get A Head In Advertising"...Julia. Also missing "Caddyshack"..."be the ball".


Tropic Thunder , please !! in top 10 at least !!


Mrs Doubtfire, The birdcage, le Cage au Foille

Joe Matisoff

I find it hard to disagree with your selections, especially the top 225 or so. But "The Gods Must Be Crazy" should be on this list!


maybe just me but i saw most of those movies you had posted and wondered how you left out...Friday, Major Payne, Super Troopers, Harlem Nights, UHF, Waterboy, rush hour, money talks, nutty professor 2, pootie tang, nothing but trouble, beverly hills cop, home alone, ted, joe's apt, back to school, any cheech n chong, those ernest p. worrell movies just to name a few?


You forget all the jim carry movies the son of comedy


Um...."What's Up Doc?" has been on every Best Comedies list since it debuted. Glaring omission. One of the best ensemble comedies ever.