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The Funniest '90s Movies  

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List Rules Comedies and comedy films released between 1990 and 1999

List of the funniest 90s movies. The best comedies of the 1990s make up the titles on this ranking page. Nineties nostalgia exists for a reason. One of the main reasons is the unforgettable  and classic comedies that came out in movie theaters. It is also why we still constantly replay them in our homes today. Thanks to the Zucker brothers, we got the Farrelly brothers (and thereby There's Something About Mary) while the Cohen Brothers furthered their epic 80s comedy filmography with The Big Lebowski. Adam Sandler became one of the richest actors in all of Hollywood history as a result of the 1990s. In fact, his popular 90 comedy movies Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore make up his production company name today: Happy Madison. And who can forget Austin Powers' catchphrases spreading like wildfire? Kevin Smith also had two slam dunks with Clerks and Dogma, while the David Spade-Chris Farley funny, unforgettable, onscreen duo did the same with Black Sheep and Tommy Boy.

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Office Space is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike 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 ...more
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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon
Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. It was written by Ramis and Danny Rubin, based on a story ...more
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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
wiabux added Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr
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 ...more
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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
wiabux added Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more
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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more
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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen
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 ...more
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Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe
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 ...more
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There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller
There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more
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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth
American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical ...more
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 American comedy detective film directed by Tom Shadyac, and co-written by and starring Jim Carrey. It was developed by the film's original writer, Jack ...more
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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek
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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My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio
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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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field
Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to ...more
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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi
The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress ...more
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Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
wiabux added Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen
Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance ...more
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Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
laaaarrge added Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi
Big Daddy is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler. The film was produced by Robert Simonds and released on June 25, 1999, by Columbia Pictures where it ...more
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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider
The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more
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Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley
Billy Madison is a 1995 American family comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam Sandler in the title role, along with Bradley Whitford, Bridgette Wilson, Norm Macdonald, and Darren ...more
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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
wiabux added Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid
Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, ...more
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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid
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 ...more
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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more
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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
wiabux added Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker
Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more
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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of ...more
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South Park: Bigger, Longer & U... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and ...more
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Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest '90s Movies
VanessaHawelu added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett
Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble, a tough police detective, who must go undercover and pose as a ...more