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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies 

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Updated November 14, 2019 1.7k votes 192 voters 9.1k views 40 items

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Guilty pleasure comedy movies are the kind of crude, tasteless, and downright dumb films you would never tell anyone you think are hilarious. While you may have loved these corny comedies in middle school - when Adam Sandler was the pinnacle of comedic genius - as an adult, it's easier to see the flaws. That doesn't mean, however, there is not a time and place to indulge in some seriously cheesy jokes that nevertheless make you laugh. 

When you just want to switch into off mode after a long day, it's okay to enjoy a bad comedy or two. While satirical movies laced with social commentary make you think while you laugh, who wants that? The cheesiest comedies are perfect when you're not in the mood to debate or analyze. While the critics may have panned Spice World and White Chicks, it doesn't mean you can't sometimes shamelessly laugh at their easy humor and so-bad-it's-good appeal. Browse this list to find the best guilty pleasure comedies for the next time you feel the need to disengage! 

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Dennis Dugan (1996), starring 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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Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Tamra Davis (1995), starring 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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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams (1980), starring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen & Ethel Merman
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 ...more
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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly (1994), starring 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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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Frank Coraci (1998), starring 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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Joe Dirt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Dennie Gordon (2001), starring Christopher Walken, Kid Rock & Jaime Pressly
Joe Dirt is a 2001 American adventure comedy film starring David Spade, Dennis Miller, Christopher Walken, Brian Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Jaime Pressly, Erik Per Sullivan, and Kid Rock. The ...more
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Tom Shadyac (1994), starring 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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Borat: Cultural Learning... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Larry Charles (2006), starring Pamela Anderson, Sacha Baron Cohen & Alan Keyes
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006 British-American mockumentary comedy film. The film was written and produced by British comedian ...more
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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Mel Brooks (1987), starring Joan Rivers, John Hurt & Mel 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, ...more
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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Keenen Ivory Wayans (2000), starring Carmen Electra, Anna Faris & Shannon Elizabeth
Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy that heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and ...more
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We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Rawson Marshall Thurber (2013), starring Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts & Molly Quinn
We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Ed ...more
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National Lampoon's Anima... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by John Landis (1978), starring Kevin Bacon, John Belushi & 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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Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Jay Chandrasekhar (2001), starring Lynda Carter, Brian Cox & Jim Gaffigan
Super Troopers is a 2001 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 ...more
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The Naked Gun: From the ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by David Zucker (1988), starring O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic & Reggie Jackson
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. ...more
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Old School is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Todd Phillips (2003), starring Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg & Will Ferrell
Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito Picture Company and directed by Todd Phillips. The story was written by Court Crandall, and the film ...more
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Grandma's Boy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Nicholaus Goossen (2006), starring Jonah Hill, David Spade & Rob Schneider
Grandma's Boy is a 2006 American comedy stoner film produced by Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison. The film stars Allen Covert, who also co-wrote and co-produced the film. The film ...more
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Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Dennis Dugan (1999), starring 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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Robin Hood: Men in Tight... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Mel Brooks (1993), starring Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks & Dave Chappelle
Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody of the Robin Hood story. Produced and directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Cary Elwes, Richard ...more
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Harold & Kumar Go to... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Danny Leiner (2004), starring John Cho, Kal Penn & Fred Willard
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a 2004 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. Best friends Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) decide to go to the fast food ...more
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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Steve Pink (2010), starring Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca & Lizzy Caplan
Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Steve Pink. It stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, ...more
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Ted is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Seth MacFarlane (2012), starring Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg & Ryan Reynolds
Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild is from MacFarlane's story. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, ...more
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The Heat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Paul Feig (2013), starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy & Marlon Wayans
The Heat is a 2013 American buddy cop comedy film written by Katie Dippold and directed by Paul Feig. The plot centers on Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn ...more
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Hot Shots is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Carly Kiel added Dir. by Jean Yarbrough (1956), starring Huntz Hall
Hot Shots is a 1956 comedy film starring The Bowery Boys. The film was released on December 23, 1956 by Monogram Pictures and is the forty-third film in the series. It was directed by Jean ...more
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Mallrats is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Kevin Smith (1995), starring Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty & Claire Forlani
Mallrats is a 1995 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is the second film in the View Askewniverse series and prequel to 1994's Clerks. As in the other View ...more
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Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
Dir. by Jay Roach (2004), starring Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand & Dustin Hoffman
Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe ...more