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

Ranker Video The Funniest Movies of All Time

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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2,818 1,403
Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette Uncle Buck is a 1989 American comedy film directed by John Hughes and starring John Candy and Amy Madigan, with Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, Macaulay Culkin, Jay Underwood, and Laurie ...more

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2,287 2,065
Raising Arizona is listed (or ranked) 52 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

53
2,789 1,562
Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance ...more

54
2,471 1,452
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Sto... is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Red Hour Productions, written and directed by Rawson ...more

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2,857 1,442
Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and ...more

56
2,373 1,385
Big is listed (or ranked) 56 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

57
2,532 2,185
A Fish Called Wanda is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. Kline won the ...more

58
2,618 1,433
Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
AlexDeLarge added Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more

59
2,305 1,512
Talladega Nights: The Ballad o... is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen Ricky Bobby (WILL FERRELL) has always dreamed of driving fast -- real fast -- like his father, Reese Bobby (GARY COLE), who left the family to pursue his racing dreams. Early on, Ricky’s mother, ...more

60
3,000 1,499
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

61
2,250 1,735
Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
DennisPatton added Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr. Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film written, produced and directed by Ben Stiller.

62
2,272 1,306
Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith Police Academy is a 1984 comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson, and starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, and G.W. Bailey. It grossed approximately $146 million worldwide and spawned six more ...more

63
2,346 1,471
The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more

64
2,530 1,949
Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech & Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, ...more

65
1,898 1,490
Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

66
2,262 1,320
Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

67
2,381 2,015
This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional ...more

68
2,136 1,912
Harold & Kumar Go to White Cas... is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
John Cho, Kal Penn, Fred Willard Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a 2004 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. Best friends Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) decide to go to the fast food ...more

69
1,802 1,082
Major League is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Rene Russo Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Haysbert, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker and ...more

70
2,143 1,792
Monty Python's The Meaning of ... is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, also known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British musical sketch comedy film written and performed by the Monty Python troupe, and directed by one of its ...more

71
2,152 1,851
History of the World, Part I is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner History of the World, Part I is a 1981 comedy film written, produced, and directed by Mel Brooks. Brooks also stars in the film, playing five roles: Moses, Comicus the stand-up philosopher, ...more

72
1,801 1,576
Clerks is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier Clerks is a 1994 American black-and-white comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also appears in the film as Silent Bob. Starring Brian O'Halloran as Dante Hicks and Jeff Anderson ...more

73
1,933 1,141
Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan Super Troopers is a 2001 comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, written by and starring the Broken Lizard comedy group. Marisa Coughlan, Daniel von Bargen and Brian Cox co-star while Lynda ...more

74
1,923 1,449
The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress ...more

75
2,800 1,379
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more

76
1,703 1,593
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes fears of a nuclear ...more

77
1,724 1,142
Robin Hood: Men in Tights is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
ylander added Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody of the Robin Hood story. Produced and directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Cary Elwes, Richard ...more

78
1,922 1,573
South Park: Bigger, Longer & U... is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and ...more

79
2,293 1,108
Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

80
1,871 1,446
Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley Billy Madison is a 1995 American family comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam Sandler in the title role, along with Bradley Whitford, Bridgette Wilson, Norm Macdonald, and Darren ...more

81
1,639 1,242
Friday is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr, and John ...more

82
1,959 1,112
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with ...more

83
1,660 1,086
Revenge of the Nerds is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 American comedy film about social life on a college campus. The film stars Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards, with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia ...more

84
1,954 1,549
Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and, starring Stiller and Owen Wilson. The film contains elements from a pair of short films directed by Russell Bates and ...more

85
1,715 1,212
What About Bob? is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Charlie Korsmo What About Bob? is a 1991 comedy film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Murray plays Bob Wiley, a psychiatric patient who follows his egotistical psychiatrist ...more

86
1,922 1,024
Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand Despicable Me is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. When a mastermind (Steve Carell) uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand ...more

87
1,806 1,148
21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
DaniFenn-Wells added Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube 21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and scripted by Michael ...more

88
1,900 1,177
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha... is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of ...more

89
1,774 1,144
Ted is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
rushfordmatthew added Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild is from MacFarlane's story. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, ...more

90
1,722 837
Grumpy Old Men is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry. ...more

91
1,502 1,174
Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows two police officers attempting ...more

92
1,428 1,237
Some Like It Hot is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in ...more

93
1,507 1,112
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, ...more

94
1,920 1,228
The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more

95
1,417 1,142
Fletch is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about an investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin M. Fletcher. The film was directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman, loosely based on the popular ...more

96
1,492 1,115
School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey ...more

97
1,319 1,229
The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film, directed by Mike Nichols and stars Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest. Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, and ...more

98
1,399 1,147
MASH is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr., based on Richard Hooker's novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The ...more

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1,124 723
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Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more

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1,775 870
Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more