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

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

The National Lampoon's Vacation film series is a comedy film series initially based on John Hughes' short story "Vacation '58" that was originally published by National Lampoon ...more

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

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

The Hangover is a series of three American comedy films created by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore and directed by Todd Phillips. All three films follows the misadventures of a quartet of friends ...more

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Back to the Future Franchise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Back to the Future Franchise

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

The Back to the Future franchise is an American science fiction–comedy film series written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Bob Gale and Neil Canton for Steven Spielberg's Amblin ...more

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Austin Powers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Austin Powers Franchise

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

The Austin Powers series is a series of three American action-comedy films: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in ...more

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

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)

The Naked Gun is a series of American crime comedy films created by Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker. All three films are based on their earlier short-lived ABC television series Police Squad!, which ...more

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

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)

Home Alone (stylized as HOME ALONe) is a series of family comedy films directed by Chris Columbus (1 & 2), Raja Gosnell (3), Rod Daniel (4) and Peter Hewitt (5). The first two films, Home ...more

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The Fockers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
The Fockers Franchise

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

Before the remake in 2000, there was the original film, a 1992 American independent comedy film written by Greg Glienna and Mary Ruth Clarke. Glienna also directed and starred in the film as the ...more

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Pirates of the Caribbean Franc... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

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)

Pirates of the Caribbean is a series of fantasy swashbuckler films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and based on Walt Disney's theme park ride of the same name. Directors of the series include Gore ...more

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Rush Hour Franchise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Rush Hour Franchise

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

The Rush Hour franchise is a series of three Chinese-American martial arts/action-comedy buddy cop films created by Ross LaManna, directed by Brett Ratner, and distributed by New Line Cinema. ...more

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Men in Black Franchise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Men in Black Franchise

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

Men in Black is a series of American comic science fiction action spy films directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and based on Malibu / Marvel comic book series The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham. ...more

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

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

Night at the Museum is a trilogy of fantasy-comedy films beginning in 2006 and ending in 2014. All three films, based on the children's book The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc, are directed ...more

Famous People You Didn't Know Were Married to Each Other

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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 Franchise

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

Scary Movie is a series of American horror comedy parody films created by Keenen Ivory Wayans with his younger brothers, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans, that mainly specialize in parodying ...more

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

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)

Police Academy is a series of American comedy films, the first six of which were made in the 1980s. The seventh and to date last installment, Mission to Moscow, was released in 1994. The series ...more

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Friday Franchise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Friday Franchise

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

Friday is a series of comedy films starring Ice Cube and John Witherspoon, who are the only two actors to appear in all the films.

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Ocean's 11 Franchise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Ocean's Trilogy

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

The Ocean's Trilogy is a series of three comedy heist films, released from 2001 to 2007, directed by Steven Soderbergh and produced by Jerry Weintraub for Warner Bros.

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The Muppets Franchise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
The Muppets Franchise

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)

The Muppets is a 2011 American musical comedy film and the seventh theatrical film featuring the Muppets.The film is directed by James Bobin, written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, ...more

The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

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Dumb and Dumber Franchise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Dumb and Dumber Franchise

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

Dumb and Dumber is a series of comedy films starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. The films have been released from 1994 to 2014.

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

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)

The Pink Panther is a series of comedy-mystery films featuring an inept French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. The series began with the release of The Pink Panther (1963). The ...more

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

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

Pitch Perfect is a series of musical comedy films created by Kay Cannon, loosely based on the non-fiction book Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate a Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin. Jason ...more

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Beverly Hills Cop Franchise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Beverly Hills Cop Franchise

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

Beverly Hills Cop is a series of American action comedy films,with characters written by Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Danilo Bach. The films star Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop ...more

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Major League Franchise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Major League Franchise

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

Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film produced by Chris Chesser and Irby Smith, written and directed by David S. Ward, that stars Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, James ...more

The Funniest Comedy Movies About College

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

Barbershop (2002)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

Barbershop is an American comedy film series that started in 2002 with Barbershop, directed by Tim Story. Barbershop 2: Back in Business was directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan and released in ...more

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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 Franchise

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

Porky's is a 1981 Canadian-American sex comedy film, written and directed by Bob Clark about the escapades of teenagers at the fictional Angel Beach High School in Florida in 1954. Released in ...more

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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! Franchise

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

Oh, God! is a 1977 American comedy film starring George Burns and John Denver. Based on a novel of the same name by Avery Corman, the film was directed by Carl Reiner from a screenplay written ...more

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Bridget Jones Franchise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Bridget Jones Franchise

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

Bridget Jones is a British-American romantic comedy film series based on Helen Fielding novels of the same name. The series consists of Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Bridget Jones: The Edge of ...more

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Meatballs Franchise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Meatballs Franchise

Meatballs (1979)
Meatballs Part II (1984)
Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986) 
Meatballs 4 (1992)

Meatballs is a 1979 Canadian comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. It is noted for Bill Murray's first film appearance in a starring role and for launching the directing career of Reitman whose ...more

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Big Momma Franchise is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Big Momma Franchise

Big Momma's House (2000)
Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

Big Momma's House is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner.[1] The ...more

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Look Who's Talking Franchise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Look Who's Talking Franchise

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

Look Who's Talking is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling, and stars John Travolta and Kirstie Alley.Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son, ...more

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House Party Franchise is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
House Party Franchise

House Party (1990)
House Party 2 (1991)
House Party 3 (1994)

House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid 'n Play, and also stars Paul Anthony, Bow-Legged Lou, and B-Fine from ...more

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Madea Franchise is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Comedy Film Franchises of All Time
Madea Franchise

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)
Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
A Madea Christmas (2013)
Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
A Madea Family Funeral (2018)

Mabel "Madea" Simmons is a fictional character created and portrayed by Tyler Perry. The character is a tough elderly black woman. Vindictive in nature, Madea gets even in a bad way;in ...more