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The Absolute Most Hilarious Movies Ever Made

List Criteria: Movies only. And not only comedies are funny... if you laughed a lot, it qualifies.

The funniest movies of all time, ranked by fans. What are the funniest movies ever made? Humor can be very subjective, and many great film comedies are loved and hated in equal measure. This list attempts to answer the question "What are the most funny movies of all time?" by incorporating the views and opinions of all members of the Ranker Community. What is the funniest movie ever? Nominate your picks for funniest film ever by making a list of your own. Then come back to the Master List and vote up your favorites!

Some of the leaders already include The Naked Gun, Caddyshack, the South Park musical film, This Is Spinal Tap, and The Jerk.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Neil Innes, Sandy Johnson, John Cleese Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus between

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    Robert Stack, Peter Graves, Jerry Zucker Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and Julie

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    Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars Bradley

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    Richard Farnsworth, Anne Bancroft, Sally Kirkland Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman

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    Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Brian McConnachie Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted

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    Tom Hulce, John Belushi, Peter Riegert National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity members

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    Harold Ramis, Rick Overton, Hynden Walch Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. It was written by Ramis and Danny Rubin, based on a story by

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    Jeff Daniels, Victoria Rowell, Lauren Holly Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was written by the Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, and is the Farrelly Brothers directorial

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    Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast

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  10. 10
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    Harold Ramis, Larry King, David Margulies Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as three

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    Jennifer Aniston, Michael McShane, Orlando Jones Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film satirizes the everyday work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, it focuses on a handful of

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    Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Fred Armisen Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The film is

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    Ben Stein, Virginia Capers, Louie Anderson Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in

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    Jeffrey Tambor, Keith David, Sarah Silverman There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic comedy

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    Jeff Kahn, Brittney Skye, Elizabeth Banks The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally have sex. It was co-written by its star,

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    Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Michael Cera, Jenna Haze Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the script

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    Jessica Hynes, Penelope Wilton, Dylan Moran Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get some

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    Julianne Moore, John Goodman, Aimee Mann The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles

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    Lee Trevino, Bob Barker, Robert Smigel Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert Simonds. It stars Adam Sandler as the title character, an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers a

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    Mena Suvari, Eugene Levy, Jason Biggs American Pie is a 1999 teen sex comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical

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    Bernadette Peters, Dick Anthony Williams, Maurice Evans The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, and Michael Elias. This was Martin's first starring role in a feature film. The film also

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    Aretha Franklin, Steve Lawrence, Joe Walsh The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, George Kennedy The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. J.

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    E. G. Marshall, Johnny Galecki, Chevy Chase National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by John

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    Will Ferrell, Rob Lowe, Christian Slater Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, who

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    Billy Zane, Lea Thompson, Charles L. Campbell Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox,

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Harold Ramis, Jane Krakowski National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, and

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    Courteney Cox, Tone-Lōc, David Margulies Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 American comedy detective film directed by Tom Shadyac, and co-written by and starring Jim Carrey. It was developed by the film's original writer, Jack Bernstein,

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    Al Franken, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler

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    Harold Ramis, Bill Paxton, Dennis Quaid Stripes is a 1981 American war-comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first

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    Warren G, Will Ferrell, Elisha Cuthbert Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito Picture Company and directed by Todd Phillips. The story was written by Court Crandall, and the film was

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    Mark Knopfler, Billy Crystal, Peter Cook The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The story

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    Blythe Danner, Russell Hornsby, Robert De Niro Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the film chronicles a series of unfortunate

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Neil Innes, Chris Langham, John Cleese Monty Python's Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python, and directed by Jones. It tells the story of Brian

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    Ben Stein, Laila Robins, John Candy Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, who meets Del

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    James Russo, Damon Wayans, Rick Overton Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to solve the

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    John Hurt, Joan Rivers, Rick Moranis Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, and the

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    Chris Farley, Rob Lowe, Adrian Truss Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close

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    Christopher Walken, Dwight Yoakam, Will Ferrell Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken. Will Ferrell also has a notable cameo appearance. The

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio

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    Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Maury Chaykin My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce McGill

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    Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara Beetlejuice is a 1988 American comedy fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Film Company and distributed by Warner Bros. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young couple

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    Alice Cooper, Chris Farley, Rob Lowe Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based public-access

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    Vincent Schiavelli, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicolas Cage Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone magazine,

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    Jean Shepherd, Colin Fox, Leslie Carlson A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust: All Others

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    Claudia Cardinale, Peter Sellers, Brenda De Banzie The Pink Panther is a 1963 Technicolor American comedy film filmed in 70mm Super Technirama directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, starring David Niven, Peter

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    Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Frances McDormand Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen brothers, and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, and

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Al Hunter Ashton, Geoffrey Palmer, Michael Palin A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 heist-comedy film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. Kline won

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    Stacy Keach, Ellen Barkin, Tom Skerritt Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech & Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, Stacy

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    Mary Steenburgen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them with

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