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The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

Updated September 4, 2020 492.1k votes 23.4k 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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  • 1
    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 2
    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 3
    National Lampoon's Christmas V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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  • 4
    Vacation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1983

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • 5
    My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 6
    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • 7
    Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 8
    Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 9
    Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 10
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
    2,655
    1,575

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 11
    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    715

    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 12
    Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

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  • 13
    Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    701

    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • 14
    Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Superbad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
    2,732
    1,694

    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

    Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
    2,060
    1,260

    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 17
    Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Uncle Buck

    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 18
    Austin Powers: International M is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    1,418

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • 19
    Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • 20
    Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • 21
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 22
    The Naked Gun: From the Files  is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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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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  • 23
    Office Space is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

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  • 24
    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

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  • 25
    The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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