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The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Looking for good comedy movies to watch? Here are the funniest movies of all time, ranked by fans. What are the top comedies ever made? From old comedy classics, like Airplane!, to super funny movies that are more recent, this list of the most hilarious movies attempts to answer the question "What are the very best comedy movies of all time?" by incorporating the views and opinions of all members of the Ranker Community to determine which of these are extremely funny movies. Featuring hysterical slapstick, silly, goofy, and stupid parodies (all of which are hilarious movies) - including plenty of comedies that touch on serious subjects - our ranking of great must-watch comedies has them all.

Vote up the really funny movies that will guarantee tons of laughs, and if you think our popular top ten comedies looks wrong, get your votes in! Because your votes will help determine the funniest movies of all time.

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  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation1
    7,336
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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  • Blazing Saddles2
    8,660
    5,099

    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!3
    5,326
    2,955

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

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    #87 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#71 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • Caddyshack4
    7,815
    4,627

    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles5
    5,069
    2,748

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    #15 of 26 The Best F-Bombs In Movie History#36 of 84 Great Movies That Take Place in Autumn

  • My Cousin Vinny6
    4,835
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    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • Superbad7
    8,547
    4,663

    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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  • Tommy Boy8
    5,061
    2,685

    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

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    #4 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#11 of 151 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

  • Happy Gilmore9
    7,431
    4,081

    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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  • Trading Places10
    4,976
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Young Frankenstein11
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    3,856

    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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    #35 of 105 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids#317 of 356 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time

  • National Lampoon's Animal House12
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    3,925

    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • The Princess Bride13
    5,533
    3,154

    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • Beverly Hills Cop14
    3,956
    2,201

    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

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    #14 of 144 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made#10 of 14 Franchises That Should Have Stopped After One Movie

  • Home Alone15
    4,584
    2,471

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • Spaceballs16
    4,964
    2,638

    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Elf17
    4,917
    2,727

    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau

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    #48 of 90 The Funniest Movies About Family#62 of 244 The Best Movies For Kids

  • Uncle Buck18
    3,569
    1,790

    Uncle Buck

    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    #166 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys#22 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • Airplane!19
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    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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  • Coming to America20
    4,428
    2,400

    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Mrs. Doubtfire21
    3,876
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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  • Dumb and Dumber22
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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • Back to the Future23
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • Office Space24
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    4,209

    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

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  • The Big Lebowski25
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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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