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The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

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List RulesComedy movies that you've watched multiple times and continue to enjoy

Comedy films are some of the best comfort movies and often the ones we end up quoting the most. This is a list of comedy movies we keep watching (and laughing at) even when there are newer, funnier, or overall better comedies to watch. Because it doesn't have to be good to be a rewatchable comedy movie, you just have to love it.

These are the funny movies we own multiple copies of, so if they're not available on streaming, we can still get our fix. Some of the greatest comedy movies, like The Hangover and Office Space, have obvious rewatch value. Or, you love Bill Murray so you end up watching Rushmore as often as Caddyshack. But then there are cult comedies like The Big Lebowski that you basically have memorized.

It doesn't matter why you like rewatching comedy movies, only that you love to watch them again and again. What comedies do you think are the best to rewatch?

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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
    261
    62

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the...  more
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    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell
    642
    320

    Released1993

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. A derisive weatherman (Bill Murray) finds himself reliving the same day over and over again after reporting a small...  more
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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase
    520
    271

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted...  more
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    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen
    516
    270

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

    Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and Julie...  more
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    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci
    243
    106

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce...  more
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    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley
    521
    287

    Released1999

    Directed byMike Judge

    Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film satirizes the everyday work life of a typical mid-to-late-1990s software company, it focuses on a handful of...  more
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    Deadpool

    Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin
    652
    386

    Released2016

    Directed byTim MIller

    Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan...  more
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright
    174
    70

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The story...  more
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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder
    151
    55

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman...  more
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell
    622
    373

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau

    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was released in...  more
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    The Hangover

    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper
    551
    326

    Released2009

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars Bradley...  more
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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson
    445
    260

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio...  more
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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
    571
    351

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was written by the Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, and is the Farrelly Brothers directorial...  more
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe
    524
    325

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close...  more
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis
    354
    207

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler...  more
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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges
    451
    277

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles slacker and avid...  more
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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller
    561
    365

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert Simonds. It stars Adam Sandler as the title character, an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers a...  more
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt
    418
    266

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, and...  more
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    Wayne's World

    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers
    440
    283

    Released1992

    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

    Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based public-access...  more
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    Major League

    Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger
    93
    26

    Released1989

    Directed byDavid S. Ward

    Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film written and directed by David S. Ward, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Haysbert, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker and Corbin...  more
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    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans
    128
    53

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

    Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to solve...  more
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    Step Brothers

    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen
    529
    368

    Released2008

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them with...  more
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy
    399
    272

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills and...  more
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    Super Troopers

    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox
    432
    302

    Released2002

    Directed byJay Chandrasekhar

    Super Troopers is a 2002 comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, written by and starring the Broken Lizard comedy group. Marisa Coughlan, Daniel von Bargen and Brian Cox co-star while Lynda Carter...  more
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    Shrek

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy
    67
    12

    Released2001

    Directed byAndrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

    Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of Mike...  more
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List Rules: Comedy movies that you've watched multiple times and continue to enjoy