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The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

Updated February 25, 2021 976.2k 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
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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation2
    7,359
    3,058

    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
    5,334
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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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    #171 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time#71 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • Young Frankenstein4
    6,595
    3,864

    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Caddyshack5
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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • My Cousin Vinny6
    4,846
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    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • National Lampoon's Animal House7
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    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles8
    5,080
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • Superbad9
    8,555
    4,690

    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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  • Trading Places10
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • The Princess Bride11
    5,544
    3,158

    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • Happy Gilmore12
    7,439
    4,097

    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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  • Tommy Boy13
    5,070
    2,702

    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

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    #11 of 151 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies#6 of 126 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members

  • Beverly Hills Cop14
    3,962
    2,208

    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

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

  • Home Alone15
    4,595
    2,478

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • Spaceballs16
    4,977
    2,644

    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Airplane!17
    9,758
    6,004

    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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  • Elf18
    4,932
    2,730

    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau

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    #61 of 244 The Best Movies For Kids#49 of 90 The Funniest Movies About Family

  • Coming to America19
    4,430
    2,408

    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Uncle Buck20
    3,574
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    Uncle Buck

    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    #141 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#32 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

  • Dumb and Dumber21
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    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • Mrs. Doubtfire22
    3,891
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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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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  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery24
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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

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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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