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The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

Updated April 30, 2021 464.3k votes 25.1k voters 1.1m views923 items

List RulesVote up the most well-crafted comedy movies that stand the test of time.

The best comedy movies of all time are listed here, in one convenient list to be voted on and ranked by true fans. 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

To be called one of the best comedies of all time is kind of a big deal, and chances are, you'll think some of the movies 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)—not to mention all the classics. 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? We're not talking about just good comedy movies, but the best comedies of all time. 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? 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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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder
    Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring...  more

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the...  more

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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase
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    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi
    National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The...  more

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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks
    Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene...  more

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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright
    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and...  more

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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis
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    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic
    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first...  more

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John...  more

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    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci
    My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan...  more

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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe
    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and...  more

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    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen
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    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans
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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson
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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell
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    Uncle Buck

    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy
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    Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder
    Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits...  more

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    The Hangover

    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper
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    Big

    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz
    Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as...  more

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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell
    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David...  more

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