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The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 3.8k votes 509 voters 17.2k 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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The Hangover Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

The Hangover (2009)
The Hangover Part II (2011)
The Hangover Part III (2013)

2
Rush Hour Franchise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Rush Hour (1998)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Rush Hour 3 (2007)

3
Back to the Future Franc... is listed (or ranked) 3 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)

4
American Pie Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 4 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)

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

Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Ghostbusters (2016)

6
Vacation Franchise is listed (or ranked) 6 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)

7
Austin Powers Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

8
Men in Black Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black II (2002)
Men in Black 3 (2012)

9
Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 9 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)

10
Home Alone Franchise is listed (or ranked) 10 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)

11
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)

12
The Naked Gun Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 12 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)

13
Night at the Museum Fran... is listed (or ranked) 13 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)

14
The Fockers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Meet the Parents (2000)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Little Fockers (2010)

15
Scary Movie Franchise is listed (or ranked) 15 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)

16
Beverly Hills Cop Franch... is listed (or ranked) 16 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)

17
The Pink Panther Franchi... is listed (or ranked) 17 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)

18
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)

19
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)

20
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)

21
Dumb and Dumber Franchis... is listed (or ranked) 21 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)

22
Major League Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 22 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)

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

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

24
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)

25
Look Who's Talking Franc... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time

Look Who's Talking (1989)
Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
Look Who's Talking Now (1993)