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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.

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 popular recent movies, like The Hangover, 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. Featuring slapstick, silly movies, and stupid parodies - including plenty of comedies that touch on serious subject matter - 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 top 10 comedies looks wrong, get your votes in! 

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Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman ...more

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#41 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #84 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #44 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 1980

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, ...more

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#33 of 560 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #89 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #4 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1983

Directed by: John Landis

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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#108 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #8 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #95 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting ...more

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#222 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #6 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #246 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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National Lampoon's Anima... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Landis

National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity ...more

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Behind The Scenes Stories From 'Animal House' That Are Way More Insane Than The Movie #40 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #17 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

Released: 1983

Directed by: Harold Ramis

National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more

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#108 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #9 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #59 of 560 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

Released: 1980

Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and ...more

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The Funniest Quotes From 'Airplane!' #88 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #16 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Planes, Trains and Autom... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

Released: 1987

Directed by: John Hughes

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, who ...more

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#152 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #12 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #74 of 363 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill

Released: 2007

Directed by: Greg Mottola

Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more

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#250 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #13 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #132 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

Released: 1996

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert Simonds. It stars Adam Sandler as the title character, an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers ...more

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'Happy Gilmore' Is Secretly A Drama About Dealing With Loss And Grief #354 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #100 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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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Behind-The-Scenes Stories From 'My Cousin Vinny' #37 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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National Lampoon's Chris... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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The Funniest Lines From 'Christmas Vacation' #131 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #15 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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The Naked Gun: From the ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

Released: 1988

Directed by: David Zucker

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. ...more

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#159 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #26 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #45 of 560 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was written by the Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, and is the Farrelly Brothers ...more

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'Dumb And Dumber' Is Far Darker And Creepier Than You Remember #136 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #7 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more

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Behind The Scenes Of The Famous Parade Scene In 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Kick Back And Relax With The Best 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Quotes #11 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Office Space is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mike Judge

Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film satirizes the everyday work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, it focuses on a handful ...more

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#117 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #18 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmslisted on The Very Best Movies About Hackers

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There's Something About ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

Released: 1998

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more

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Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Making Of ‘There’s Something About Mary’ #299 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more

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'The Big Lebowski' Fan Theories That Really Tie The Film Together 19 Things You Didn't Know About The Big Lebowski #127 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Austin Powers: Internati... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jay Roach

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more

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The Best Characters in the Austin Power Movies, Ranked #193 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #29 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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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Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Back to the Future #8 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek

Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Segal

Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close ...more

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The Most Hilarious 'Tommy Boy' Quotes #143 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guys #22 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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Behind The Scenes Secrets From 'Ghostbusters' Most People Have Never Heard Vintage Ghostbusters Toys That Are Worth A Scary Amount Now #2 of 560 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Elf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

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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#65 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #35 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #184 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

Released: 1987

Directed by: 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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Feel The Schwartz With The Funniest 'Spaceballs' Quotes #154 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #20 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films