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The Most Hilarious Small Town Comedy Movies, Ranked

Updated June 19, 2020 262 votes 26 voters 1.4k views37 items

The funniest small town movies offer not only laughs but also colorful characters and charming settings. By placing their stories away from big cities, top small town comedies are able to mine laughs from a laid-back way of life, the way people in less populated towns tend to be in each other's business, and the interesting little quirks that you often find when you step away from metropolitan areas. Movies like Groundhog Day and Fargo simply wouldn't work as well if they took place in major cities, which puts them in the running for the best small town comedy. They depend on the flavor that a small town setting brings.

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    Mystic Pizza

    Julia Roberts, Matt Damon
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    My Blue Heaven

    Steve Martin, Joan Cusack
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    My Girl

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    Nothing but Trouble

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    David Cross, Parker Posey
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    Young Adult

    Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt
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    Extra Ordinary

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    Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb
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    Sofia Carson, Enrico Colantoni
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