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The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time  

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List Rules Movies only. And not only comedies are funny... if you laughed a lot, it qualifies.

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The funniest movies of all time, ranked by fans. What are the funniest movies ever made? From Airplane! to The Jerk to The 40 Year-Old Virgin, humor can be very subjective, and many great comedy films are loved and hated in equal measure. This list attempts to answer the question "What are the most funny movies of all time?" by incorporating the views and opinions of all members of the Ranker Community. What is the funniest movie ever? Nominate your picks for funniest film ever by making a list of your own. Then come back to the Master List and vote up your favorites!

Some of the leaders for the best funny movies already include The Naked Gun, Caddyshack, the South Park musical film, This Is Spinal Tap, and The Jerk.

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The Jerk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner
The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, and Michael Elias. This was Martin's first starring role in a feature film. The film ...more
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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd
Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street ...more
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Stripes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid
Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first ...more
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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more
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The 40-Year-Old Virgin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings, Steve Carell
The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, about a middle-aged man's journey to finally lose their virginity. It was co-written ...more
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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father (robert De ...more
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth
American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical ...more
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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser
Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to ...more
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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen
Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them ...more
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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks
Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more
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Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones
Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars ...more
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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more
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Old School is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell
Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito Picture Company and directed by Todd Phillips. The story was written by Court Crandall, and the film ...more
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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis
Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits of a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) are harassed by an unbearable family that has ...more
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Elf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage
Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more
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My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio
My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce ...more
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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken
Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to ...more
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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader
Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character, for ...more
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Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Monty Python's Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python, and directed by Jones. It tells the story of Brian ...more
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Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe
Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based ...more
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more
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Big is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins
Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood ...more
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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more
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Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter
Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen brothers, and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, ...more