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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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Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle 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 ...more

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman 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 ...more

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon 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 ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd 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 ...more

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Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft 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 ...more

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield 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, ...more

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National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
National Lampoon's Animal House Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland 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 ...more

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder 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 ...more

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Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Life of Brian George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam 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 ...more

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg 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 ...more

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones 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 ...more

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid 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 ...more

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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
The Hangover Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham 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 ...more

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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Dumb and Dumber Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr 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 ...more

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Vacation Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy 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, ...more

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The Naked Gun: From the Files ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson 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. ...more

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd 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 ...more

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks 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, ...more

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, 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 ...more

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Office Space is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Office Space Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge 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 ...more

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino 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 ...more

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There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
There's Something About Mary Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller 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 ...more

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Big is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy 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 ...more

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National Lampoon's Christmas V... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis 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 ...more

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen 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 ...more

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Stripes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy, 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 ...more

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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher 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, ...more

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
but chickens double d added Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson 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, ...more

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Police Academy Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith Police Academy is a 1984 comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson, and starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, and G.W. Bailey. It grossed approximately $146 million worldwide and spawned six more ...more

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant 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 ...more

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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Tommy Boy Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek 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 ...more

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The Jerk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
The Jerk Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner 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 ...more

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The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
The Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven 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 ...more

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My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
AndrewW.Curley added My Cousin Vinny Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio 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 ...more

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
but chickens double d added Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller 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 ...more

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
The 40-Year-Old Virgin Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell 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 ...more

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and ...more

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Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Wayne's World Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, 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 ...more

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Superbad Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill 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 ...more

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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser 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 ...more

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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional ...more

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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Meet the Parents Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson 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 ...more

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Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Coming to America Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones 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 ...more

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Monty Python's The Meaning of ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, also known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British musical sketch comedy film written and performed by the Monty Python troupe, and directed by one of its ...more

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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
AndrewW.Curley added A League of Their Own Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Directed by Penny Marshall, the ...more

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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Step Brothers Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen 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 ...more

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more