The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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List Criteria: Vote up the most well-made comedy movies

The best comedy films of all time are listed here, in one convenient list of the top comedy movies ever. These hilarious movies are not only laugh-out-loud funny, they're considered to be some of the best movies of all time as well as some of the funniest movies ever. Itching to watch a great comedy right now? Here's what you can find currently streaming on Amazon Prime or Netflix Instant

To be called one of the greatest comedy movies of all time is kind of a big deal, and chances are, you'll think some of the comedy films on this list are more deserving of the title than others. This round-up of top comedy movies includes gross-out comedies (Dumb and Dumber, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut), comedy parodies (Spaceballs, This is Spinal Tap), teen comedies (American Pie, Superbad), and plenty of British humor (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, History of the World: Part 1). Whatever you think is the best kind of comedy movie, it's here for you to vote on in this list of the best comedy movies.

What are the best comedy movies ever? What are the funniest movies to watch? This list is here to sort out the "HAHA" funny films from the "ha." movies that are kind of funny, but not so much. Don't see your favorite comedy movie on the list? Make to add it to this list of the greatest comedy movies so that other people will have the chance to laugh as hard as you. If you see a supposedly great comedy movie that you think stinks, make sure to vote it down to the bottom of the list of the greatest comedy films.
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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

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    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge

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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    often listed
    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

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    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

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    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

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    Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell

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    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

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    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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