The Best Screwball Comedies Films

The Best Screwball Comedies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite screwball comedy films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best screwball comedy movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. OK well maybe this isn't every screwball comedy film - it's not like there is an exact definition that you can perfectly put a movie into here - but we have tried to start this list with "classic" Cary Grant-style screwball comedies, and continue it to films of the present day. This screwball comedy movie list is ranked by user votes but can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more, and it also contains screwball comedy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film.

This screwball comedy films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best screwball comedy movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films. It  can be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Downvote your least favorite movies, and upvote the best ones to see your favorites rise to the top.

List of screwball comedy films includes screwball comedy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share this list on your social media to get your friends to vote too. Then we'll have all the votes in the world.

These are the top films in the screwball comedy genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the screwball comedy genre in it, be it the motifs of the screwball comedy genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

If you like Inbred Rednecks or Chain of Fools, then make your voice heard. If we missed any screwball comedy movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous screwball comedy movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about screwball comedy movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the screwball comedy movies. List includes photos and screwball comedy movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

Items here include everything from Phffft! to My Best Friend's Wedding.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these screwball comedy movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming on Netflix or Amazon Prime, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good screwball comedy movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest screwball comedy movies, here is the full screwball comedy movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Also, be sure to take a peek at the All-Time Best Comedy Movies, The Best Romantic Comedies, and the Best Stand-Up Comedies on Netflix Instant


Screwball comedy movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Woody Allen and Jodie Foster.


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    Carrie Fisher, Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates

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    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

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    Bob Hope, Jim Thorpe, Bing Crosby

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    Charlize Theron, Woody Allen, Helen Hunt

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    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

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    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Heather Locklear

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    Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise

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    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman

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    Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Madolyn Smith

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    Christopher Lloyd, Mary Stuart Masterson, George Burns

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    Danny Kaye, Elsa Lanchester, Gene Lockhart

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    Donald Sutherland, Tina Louise, Leslie Nielsen

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    Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Rowan Atkinson

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    William Demarest, Freddie Steele, Mildred Harris

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    Nancy Allen, Dick Miller, Wendie Jo Sperber

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    Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Daryl Hannah

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    Pauly Shore, Karyn Parsons, Loretta Devine

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    Dana Delany, Richard Dreyfuss, Jonathan Winters

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    Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lou Costello

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    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper

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    Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Holly Hunter

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    Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Mira Sorvino

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    Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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    Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Dustin Hoffman

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    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

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    Bill Murray, Alfred Molina, Joanne Whalley

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    Drew Barrymore, Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Michael Moore

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    Linda Blair, Andrew Dice Clay, Pat Morita

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    Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn

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    Lisa Kudrow, Debbie Reynolds, Albert Brooks

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    Liam Neeson, Woody Allen, Juliette Lewis

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    George Clooney, Gabrielle Union, William H. Macy

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    Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Charlton Heston

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    Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd

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    Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Monaco, Martin Short

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    Goldie Hawn, Steve Martin, John Cleese

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    David Letterman, Alfred Molina, Ricki Lake

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    Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Jon Stewart

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    Gilbert Gottfried, Bernie Mac, Lark Voorhies

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    Julianne Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Sheen

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    Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack

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    Wilfrid Hyde-White, Oskar Homolka, Richard Wattis

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    Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Jeri Ryan

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    Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, John Turturro

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    Betty White, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin

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    Amy Adams, Elizabeth Hurley, Matthew Perry

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    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

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