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The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

Updated December 19, 2020 497.8k votes 24.7k 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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  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!3
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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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  • National Lampoon's Animal House4
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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles5
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    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail6
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery7
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    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • The Princess Bride8
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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • Coming to America9
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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Blazing Saddles10
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    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Caddyshack11
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    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • Office Space12
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    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

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  • Tommy Boy13
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    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off14
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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

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  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation15
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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

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  • Superbad16
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    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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  • Trading Places17
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    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

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  • My Cousin Vinny19
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    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

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

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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

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    Directed byJon Favreau

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  • Beetlejuice22
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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

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    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Uncle Buck23
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    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • Vacation24
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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1983

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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