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The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

Updated March 31, 2021 467.2k votes 25.0k voters 1.0m views922 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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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase
    Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian...  more

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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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    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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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S....  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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    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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    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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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed...  more

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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley
    Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film...  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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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis
    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd...  more

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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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    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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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson
    Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story...  more

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    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen
    Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill...  more

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    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans
    Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring...  more

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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell
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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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    Uncle Buck

    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell
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    Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley
    National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy...  more

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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
    The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and...  more

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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller
    Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert...  more

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    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
    Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more

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