Comedies The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest comedy movies that star present or former members of the "Saturday Night Live" cast.

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Which comedies starring former SNL cast members are actually funny and worth watching? Since Saturday Night Live debuted in 1975, the sketch series has launched many careers, with plenty of SNL cast members going on to star in classic comedy films. Actors like Steve Martin, Kristen Wiig, and John Belushi found post-SNL fame, largely thanks to their roles in comedies like Father of the Bride, Bridesmaids, and Animal House.

This list is not limited to movies based on SNL sketches. Mean Girls was never an SNL sketch, but the screenplay was written by Tina Fey, and she and her former "Weekend Update" co-anchor Amy Poehler both appear in the teen comedy. Considered among the funniest female SNL alumni, they also re-teamed on the big screen in 2008's Baby Mama.

Below you’ll find any funny comedies with an SNL alum in the main cast. From Tommy Boy to Anchorman, which movies featuring SNL cast members are the funniest? Did we miss any? Vote up the best and add any others you love that aren’t yet listed.

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
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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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Donald Sutherland National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity ...more

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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
David Spade, Chris Farley, Dan Aykroyd 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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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield 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, ...more

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd 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 ...more

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Elf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage 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 ...more

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Carrie Fisher The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ...more

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Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Chris Farley 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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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser 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 ...more

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
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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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. The plot ...more

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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, 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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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The ...more

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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell 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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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional ...more

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad o... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Will Ferrell, Amy Adams, Sacha Baron Cohen Ricky Bobby (WILL FERRELL) has always dreamed of driving fast -- real fast -- like his father, Reese Bobby (GARY COLE), who left the family to pursue his racing dreams. Early on, Ricky’s mother, ...more

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The Jerk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, and Michael Elias. This was Martin's first starring role in a feature film. The film ...more

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Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
David Spade, Chris Farley, Tim Matheson Black Sheep is a 1996 comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris, written by Fred Wolf and starring Chris Farley and David Spade. The film portrays a political contest in which a candidate for ...more

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¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman. The plot is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film ...more

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City Slickers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Danielle Harris City Slickers is a 1991 American western comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance, with supporting roles by Patricia Wettig, ...more

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When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the ...more

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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, B.D. Wong and Kieran Culkin. It is a remake of the 1950 ...more

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Fletch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members
Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about an investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin M. Fletcher. The film was directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman, loosely based on the popular ...more