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The Best Comedy Movies Of The 1970s

Updated December 14, 2020 20.7k votes 1.5k voters 80.8k views175 items

List RulesVote up your favorite film comedies that were released in the 1970s.

In the '70s, comedy movies were dominated by two comedic heavyweights: Woody Allen and Mel Brooks. They still left room for plenty of classic comedies like The Rocky Horror Picture Show and National Lampoon's Animal House, though. A lot of '70s comedies like The Bad News Bears were so great that they ended up being remade decades later. With all of these choices, what do you think are the top 1970s comedy movies? Vote up your favorites and vote down those that just aren't as funny. But one this is for sure, 1970s movies sure had their own unique sense of humor.

A look at this list of 1970s comedies makes it clear that Woody Allen and Mel Brooks were in their prime during this decade. Allen delivered with the celebrated Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Sleeper, among others, while Brooks turned in two beloved '70s comedy films with Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. That said, it could be argued that the funniest '70s films were, in fact, cult classics like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail

This '70s comedy movies list is also filled with stellar movies that were then remade into not-so-stellar reboots years later. You have The In-Laws, The Bad News Bears, The Out-of-Towners, Freaky Friday, and The Heartbreak Kid. Do you think any of these movies deserves to be considered one of the best '70s comedy movies? Use your votes to express your opinion. 

You know it was a good decade for comedy because even a merely decent 1970s comedy like Meatballs still featured Bill Murray's very first starring role. Have fun and laugh it up while you vote up the top '70s comedy films!

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