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The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

Updated October 12, 2020 977.4k votes 59.9k 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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  • 1
    National Lampoon's Christm is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    7,370
    2,751

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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  • 2
    My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    4,818
    2,447

    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • 3
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    5,059
    2,612

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 4
    The Naked Gun: From the Files  is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    5,287
    2,877

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

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  • 5
    Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    4,992
    2,599

    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 6
    Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    8,694
    5,109

    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 7
    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    4,571
    2,307

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 8
    Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    7,862
    4,641

    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • 9
    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    5,570
    3,063

    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • 10
    Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    7,490
    4,025

    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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  • 11
    Superbad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    8,647
    4,630

    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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  • 12
    Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    5,057
    2,574

    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • 13
    Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    3,940
    2,133

    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

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  • 14
    Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    4,876
    2,623

    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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  • 15
    Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    3,851
    1,926

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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  • 16
    Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    6,585
    3,880

    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 17
    Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    4,391
    2,334

    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 18
    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    4,960
    2,574

    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 19
    National Lampoon's Animal  is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    6,646
    3,964

    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 20
    Uncle Buck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    3,538
    1,717

    Uncle Buck

    Macaulay Culkin, John Candy

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 21
    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    5,421
    2,898

    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 22
    Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    9,932
    6,001

    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • 23
    Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    9,799
    6,193

    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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  • 24
    Austin Powers: International M is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    5,943
    3,364

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • 25
    There's Something About Ma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time
    6,668
    4,092

    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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