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The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time 

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Updated March 10, 2020 4.3k votes 601 voters 21.2k views 32 items

List Rules Only live action franchises with at least 3 films that were released in theaters. No animated franchises. Vote on each series as a whole.

Here are the best comedy film series of all time. Featuring raunchy comedies, parodies, black comedies, and more, the most popular comedy franchises are also some of the most hilarious movies ever. What are the best comedy movie series? 

You can't rank the funniest comedy series without the American Pie movies and the Scary Movie series. Other funny comedy franchises include the Austin Powers trilogy, The Naked Gun movies, and The Hangover series. 

Vote up the best comedy film franchises. Feel free to add any good comedy film series missing from the list.

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American Pie Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
American Pie Franchise

American Pie (1999)
American Pie 2 (2001)
American Wedding (2003)
American Reunion (2012)

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The Hangover Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
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Austin Powers Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
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Back to the Future Franc... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)

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'Back to the Future' Fan Theories #21 of 112 The Very Best Movie Franchises #531 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Vacation Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Vegas Vacation (1997)
Vacation (2015)

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#66 of 112 The Very Best Movie Franchises #77 of 102 The Highest Grossing Movie Franchises of All Time

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Rush Hour Franchise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
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Home Alone Franchise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Home Alone 3 (1997)
Home Alone 4 (2002)
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012)

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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean' Movies, Which Are All Back On Disney+ #7 of 112 The Very Best Movie Franchises #26 of 45 The Greatest Action Film Franchises, Ranked

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Men in Black Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
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The Naked Gun Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)

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#78 of 112 The Very Best Movie Franchises #19 of 141 The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made #42 of 45 The Best Shows & Movies About Police

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Police Academy Franchise... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Police Academy (1984)
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988)
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

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The Best Police Academy Movies #76 of 112 The Very Best Movie Franchises #72 of 102 The Highest Grossing Movie Franchises of All Time

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Night at the Museum Fran... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Night at the Museum (2006)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

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Scary Movie Franchise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Scary Movie (2000)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Scary Movie 5 (2013)

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#83 of 112 The Very Best Movie Franchises #42 of 128 The Best Horror Movie Franchises #49 of 102 The Highest Grossing Movie Franchises of All Time

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The Fockers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
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Ghostbusters Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
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The Pink Panther Franchi... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

The Pink Panther (1963)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Inspector Clouseau (1968)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
The Pink Panther (2006)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

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Beverly Hills Cop Franch... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

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#23 of 45 The Greatest Action Film Franchises, Ranked #47 of 102 The Highest Grossing Movie Franchises of All Time

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Ocean's 11 Franchise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

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#38 of 112 The Very Best Movie Franchises #36 of 45 The Greatest Action Film Franchises, Ranked

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Friday Franchise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Friday (1995)
Next Friday (2000)
Friday After Next (2002)
Last Friday (2018)

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The Muppets Franchise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

The Muppet Movie (1979)
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
​​​​​​Muppets from Space (1999)
The Muppets (2011)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

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Pitch Perfect Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Pitch Perfect (2012)
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

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Dumb and Dumber Franchis... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Dumb and Dumber To (2011)

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Major League Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Major League (1989)
Major League II (1984)
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

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Porky's Franchise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Porky's (1981)
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
Porky's Revenge! (1985)
Pimpin' Pee Wee (2009)

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Oh, God! Franchise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Oh, God! (1977)
Oh, God! Book II (1980)
Oh, God! You Devil (1984)