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List Rules Vote up your favorite film comedies that were released in the 1950s.

Some of the best '50s comedy movies include Marilyn Monroe, the Blonde Bombshell herself. She appears in several iconic ‘50s comedy movies, including Some Like It Hot and The Seven Year Itch.


Other female stars dominated the comedy film genre in the 1950s. Audrey Hepburn stars in
Roman Holiday, and Elizabeth Taylor stars in Father of the Bride. Another 50s legend, Frank Sinatra, can also be found on this list. Although primarily known for his legendary singing career, Old Blue Eyes starred in many acclaimed films, including the silver screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Guys and Dolls.


Even American icon Bugs Bunny found his way onto this list of the top ‘50s comedy movies, with titles like
What’s Opera, Doc? Vote up your favorite ‘50s comedy movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
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Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

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Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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The Seven Year Itch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
The Seven Year Itch Marilyn Monroe, Carolyn Jones, Evelyn Keyes

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Harvey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Harvey James Stewart, Fess Parker, Cecil Kellaway

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White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
White Christmas Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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Operation Petticoat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Operation Petticoat Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Marion Ross

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Roman Holiday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Roman Holiday Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

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High Society is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
High Society Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby

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Monkey Business is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Monkey Business Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers

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Mister Roberts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Mister Roberts Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney

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How to Marry a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
How to Marry a Millionaire Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Father of the Bride Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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The Court Jester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
The Court Jester Angela Lansbury, Danny Kaye, Basil Rathbone

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey

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Seven Brides for Seven Brother... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Julie Newmar, Jane Powell, Howard Keel

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Duck Amuck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Duck Amuck Mel Blanc

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Gigi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Gigi Eva Gabor, Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan

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Pillow Talk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Pillow Talk Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall

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Guys and Dolls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Guys and Dolls Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons

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Desk Set is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Desk Set Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Joan Blondell - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Lavender Hill Mob is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
The Lavender Hill Mob Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness, Robert Shaw

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What's Opera, Doc? is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
What's Opera, Doc? Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

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Funny Face is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Funny Face Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Suzy Parker

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Smiles of a Summer Night is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Smiles of a Summer Night Bibi Andersson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

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Abbott and Costello Meet the I... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, William Frawley

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Mon Oncle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Mon Oncle Yvonne Arnaud, Jean-Pierre Zola, Jean-François Martial

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Abbott and Costello Meet the M... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Richard Deacon

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Rabbit Seasoning is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Rabbit Seasoning Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

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The Mouse That Roared is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
The Mouse That Roared Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell

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Bell, Book and Candle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Bell, Book and Candle James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

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Born Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Born Yesterday William Holden, Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford

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The Man in the White Suit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
The Man in the White Suit Alec Guinness, Michael Gough, Cecil Parker

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Houseboat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Houseboat Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, Barbara Steele

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Bus Stop is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Bus Stop Marilyn Monroe, Hope Lange, Don Murray - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Band Wagon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
The Band Wagon Fred Astaire, Julie Newmar, Cyd Charisse

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Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. J... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

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We're No Angels is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
We're No Angels Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Basil Rathbone

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Jayne Mansfield, Groucho Marx, Joan Blondell

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Auntie Mame is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Auntie Mame Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Sandra Edwards

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Around the World in 80 Days is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Around the World in 80 Days Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich

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A King in New York is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
A King in New York Charlie Chaplin, Sid James, Phil Brown

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Kiss Me Kate is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Kiss Me Kate Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Kathryn Grayson

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Indiscreet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Indiscreet Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Cecil Parker - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Pat and Mike is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Pat and Mike Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Charles Bronson

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Love in the Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Love in the Afternoon Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier

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Jailhouse Rock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley, Dean Jones, Gloria Pall

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La Ronde is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
La Ronde Simone Signoret, Anton Walbrook, Simone Simon

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Beat the Devil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Beat the Devil Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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French Cancan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
French Cancan Édith Piaf, Jean Gabin, María Félix

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Big Deal on Madonna Street is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best '50s Comedy Movies
Big Deal on Madonna Street Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman