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The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

Updated December 19, 2020 498.8k votes 24.8k 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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    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • Young Frankenstein2
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    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail3
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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  • National Lampoon's Animal House4
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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Blazing Saddles5
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    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!6
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    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

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  • Caddyshack7
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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation8
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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles9
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • The Princess Bride10
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and...  more
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  • Tommy Boy11
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery12
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    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • Coming to America13
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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Office Space14
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    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

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  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off15
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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • Trading Places16
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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Beverly Hills Cop17
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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

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  • Superbad18
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    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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  • My Cousin Vinny19
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    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • Back to the Future20
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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • Elf21
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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

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    Directed byJon Favreau

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  • Uncle Buck22
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    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy

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    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • Beetlejuice23
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Vacation24
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    Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1983

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • Men in Black25
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    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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