The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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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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    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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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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    George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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

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    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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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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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

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    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

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    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge

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    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

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    Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna

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    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

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    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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    Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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    Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner

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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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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek

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    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell

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    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

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    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

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    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

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