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The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

Updated February 25, 2021 968.9k votes 61.0k voters 2.7m views1.1k items

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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  • Blazing Saddles1
    8,597
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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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    #38 of 400 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#30 of 261 The Best Ensemble Movies

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation2
    7,292
    3,037

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!3
    5,285
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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 of 117 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows#128 of 450 The Best Movies For Guys

  • Young Frankenstein4
    6,533
    3,831

    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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    #318 of 356 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time#36 of 105 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

  • Caddyshack5
    7,758
    4,630

    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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    #9 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made#9 of 20 Famous Movie Lines That Were Unscripted

  • My Cousin Vinny6
    4,806
    2,602

    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles7
    5,034
    2,746

    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#62 of 115 The Best Movies to Watch on Mushrooms

  • Superbad8
    8,471
    4,644

    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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    #64 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time#3 of 15 Classic Teen Movies That Got Away With Not Explaining Major Things

  • Trading Places9
    4,935
    2,717

    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    #14 of 61 The Best Movies with Rich People Spending Big#9 of 43 30+ Very Preppy Movies with the Preppiest Characters

  • National Lampoon's Animal House10
    6,565
    3,904

    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • The Princess Bride11
    5,496
    3,132

    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • Tommy Boy12
    5,030
    2,682

    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 Gilmore13
    7,366
    4,066

    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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    'Happy Gilmore' Is Secretly A Drama About Dealing With Loss And Grief#32 of 150 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

  • Beverly Hills Cop14
    3,925
    2,199

    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

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    #13 of 144 The Funniest Black Movies Ever Made#137 of 557 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

  • Home Alone15
    4,547
    2,462

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • Airplane!16
    9,667
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    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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    #141 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#153 of 246 The Best Rainy Day Movies

  • Spaceballs17
    4,932
    2,623

    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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    #37 of 186 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made#28 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • Elf18
    4,879
    2,709

    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau

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

  • Coming to America19
    4,392
    2,394

    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Uncle Buck20
    3,541
    1,782

    Uncle Buck

    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    #32 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#15 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies

  • Dumb and Dumber21
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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • Mrs. Doubtfire22
    3,849
    2,042

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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  • Back to the Future23
    5,355
    2,920

    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • Office Space24
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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

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    #4 of 49 The Very Best Movies About Hackers#19 of 64 The Greatest Movies About Making Money

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery25
    5,852
    3,377

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

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