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The 1960s was a great decade for comedy. With the counterculture flourishing, the Cold War looming, and tensions in Vietnam heightening, Hollywood responded with a catalogue of funny films that commented on the dynamic shifts in society.


What are the best ‘60s comedy movies? 
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb might top your list. The black comedic satire, starring comedy legend Peter Sellers playing multiple roles, was directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick created several iconic moments in the film that have become part of the pop culture lexicon, including Major Kong, played by character actor Slim Pickens, riding a nuclear bomb like a rodeo bull.


On this list of the greatest ‘60s comedy movies, you will also find such classics as
The Producers, The Odd Couple, and My Fair Lady. Vote up the best 1960s comedy movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven The Pink Panther is a 1963 Technicolor American comedy film filmed in 70mm Super Technirama directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, starring David Niven, Peter ...more

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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Worl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...more

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The Great Race is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Great Race Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis The Great Race is a 1965 American slapstick comedy Technicolor film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood, directed by Blake Edwards, written by Blake Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, ...more

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Support Your Local Sheriff! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Support Your Local Sheriff! James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by United Artists, directed by Burt Kennedy, written by William Bowers, and starring James Garner, ...more

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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Odd Couple Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman The Odd Couple is a 1968 American black comedy film written by Neil Simon, based on his play The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. It is the story ...more

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the cold war fears of a ...more

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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill ...more

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The Producers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Producers Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Zero Mostel The Producers is a 1968 American satirical dark comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks. The film is set in the late 1960s and it tells the story of a theatrical producer and an ...more

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A Charlie Brown Christmas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
A Charlie Brown Christmas Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins, Geoffrey Ornstein A Charlie Brown Christmas is a musical animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program ...more

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The Apartment is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
RobLein added The Apartment Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's next movie after Some ...more

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A Shot in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
A Shot in the Dark Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment in The Pink Panther series. Peter Sellers is featured again as Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the ...more

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Boris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of The ...more

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charli... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Lisa DeFaria, Christopher Shea, Bill Melendez It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. A Halloween special, it was the third ...more

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Father Goose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Father Goose Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in World War II, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title derives from "Mother Goose", the codename assigned to ...more

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Parent Trap Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by ...more

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical film loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film's script is by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes and its ...more

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The Russians Are Coming, the R... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, Eva Marie Saint The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming is a 1966 American comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on the Nathaniel Benchley novel The Off-Islanders, and was adapted for the ...more

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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical of the same name based on the 1938 film adaptation of the original 1913 stage play Pygmalion by ...more

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Cat Ballou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Cat Ballou Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin Cat Ballou is a 1965 comedy Western film, the story of a woman who hires a notorious gunman to protect her father's ranch, and later to avenge his murder, but finds that the gunman is not what ...more

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A Funny Thing Happened on the ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Buster Keaton, Jon Pertwee, Michael Crawford A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a 1966 farce musical comedy film, based on the stage musical of the same name. It was inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright ...more

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Ocean's 11 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Ocean's 11 Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin Ocean's 11 is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop. Centered on a series of ...more

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The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Music Man Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett The Music Man is a 1962 musical film starring Robert Preston as Harold Hill and Shirley Jones as Marian Paroo. The film is based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Meredith ...more

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Charade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also ...more

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The Party is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Party Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod The Party is a 1968 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet. The film has a very loose structure, and essentially serves as a series of set pieces for ...more

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Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Bye Bye Birdie Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh Bye Bye Birdie is a 1963 musical comedy film from Columbia Pictures. It is a film adaptation of the stage production of the same name. The screenplay was written by Michael Stewart and Irving ...more

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Those Magnificent Men in their... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
RobLein added Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines Benny Hill, Red Skelton, Sarah Miles Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a 1965 British comedy film starring Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, ...more

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How to Steal a Million is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
How to Steal a Million Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach How to Steal a Million is a 1966 heist comedy film, directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach and Hugh Griffith. The picture is set and was filmed in ...more

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A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
A Hard Day's Night Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 British black-and-white comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—during the ...more

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Hello, Dolly! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Hello, Dolly! Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Walter Matthau Hello, Dolly! is a 1969 romantic comedy musical film based on the Broadway production of the same name. The film follows the story of Dolly Levi, as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a ...more

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Send Me No Flowers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
RobLein added Send Me No Flowers Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Paul Lynde Send Me No Flowers is a 1964 American comedy film, directed by Norman Jewison and starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall. After Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back, it is the third and ...more

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McLintock! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
McLintock! John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Stefanie Powers Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring John Wayne, with co-stars including Maureen O'Hara, Yvonne De Carlo, and Wayne's son Patrick Wayne. The film, ...more

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Barefoot in the Park is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Barefoot in the Park Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 American comedy film. The film stars Jane Fonda as Corie and Robert Redford as Paul. Based on Neil Simon's 1963 play of the same title, it focuses on newlyweds ...more

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How to Succeed in Business Wit... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Michele Lee, Rudy Vallée, Hy Averback How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a 1967 musical comedy film based on the 1961 stage musical of the same name, which in turn was based on Shepherd Mead's book. The film was ...more

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Who's Minding the Mint? is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
RobLein added Who's Minding the Mint? Milton Berle, Walter Brennan, Paul Winfield Who's Minding the Mint? is a comedy movie from 1967 with elements of a caper film. Howard Morris directed an ensemble cast that included Jim Hutton, Dorothy Provine, Walter Brennan and Milton ...more

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One, Two, Three is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
One, Two, Three James Cagney, Red Buttons, Pamela Tiffin One, Two, Three is a 1961 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and written by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. It is based on the 1929 Hungarian one-act play Egy, kettő, három by ...more

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The Fortune Cookie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Fortune Cookie Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Lurene Tuttle The Fortune Cookie is a 1966 film starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in their first on-screen collaboration, and directed by Billy Wilder from a script by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond.

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Walk, Don't Run is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
RobLein added Walk, Don't Run Cary Grant, George Takei, Samantha Eggar Walk, Don't Run is a 1966 Technicolor comedy film starring Cary Grant and set in Tokyo during the Olympic Games in 1964. The movie marked the last appearance by Grant in a feature film, and is a ...more

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Bedazzled is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Bedazzled Raquel Welch, Dudley Moore, Peter Cook Bedazzled is a 1967 British comedy film directed and produced by Stanley Donen. It was written by and stars Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. It is a comic retelling of the Faust legend, set in the ...more

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Funny Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Funny Girl Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Anne Francis Funny Girl is a 1968 romantic musical film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart was adapted from her book for the stage musical of the same title. It is loosely based on ...more

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Help! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Help! Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison Help! is a 1965 film directed by Richard Lester, starring the Beatles–John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John ...more

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Hatari! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Hatari! John Wayne, Red Buttons, Hardy Krüger Hatari! is a 1962 American action/adventure romantic drama film directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne. It portrays a group of professional wildlife catchers in Africa. The film ...more

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The Hallelujah Trail is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
RobLein added The Hallelujah Trail Burt Lancaster, Martin Landau, Lee Remick The Hallelujah Trail is a 1965 American Western mockumentary spoof directed by John Sturges, with top-billed stars Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton and Pamela Tiffin. The film was one of ...more

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Closely Watched Trains is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Westing1992 added Closely Watched Trains Jiří Menzel, Vlastimil Brodský, Vladimír Valenta Closely Watched Trains is a 1966 Czechoslovak film directed by Jiří Menzel, and one of the best-known products of the Czechoslovak New Wave. It was released in the United Kingdom as ...more

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Take the Money and Run is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Take the Money and Run Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Lonny Chapman Take the Money and Run is a 1969 American comedic mockumentary directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen and Janet Margolin. Written by Allen and Mickey Rose, the film chronicles the life of ...more

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The Fearless Vampire Killers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
The Fearless Vampire Killers Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck is a 1967 comedy horror film directed by Roman Polanski, written by Gérard Brach and Polanski, produced by Gene ...more

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Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison Yellow Submarine is a 1968 British animated musical fantasy comedy film inspired by the music of the Beatles. The film was directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced by United ...more

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Yojimbo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuya Nakadai Yojimbo is a 1961 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a rōnin, portrayed by Toshiro Mifune, who arrives in a small town where competing crime lords vie for ...more

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Irma la Douce is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Irma la Douce Shirley MacLaine, James Caan, Jack Lemmon Irma la Douce is a 1963 romantic comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, directed by Billy Wilder. It is based on the 1956 French stage musical Irma La Douce by Marguerite Monnot and ...more

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Chimes at Midnight is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best '60s Comedy Movies
Chimes at Midnight Orson Welles, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau Chimes at Midnight, is a 1966 English language Spanish-Swiss co-produced film directed by and starring Orson Welles. The film's plot centers on William Shakespeare's recurring character Sir John ...more