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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies

Updated November 14, 2019 2.6k votes 236 voters 12.2k views40 items

List RulesVote up the best guilty pleasure comedy movies.

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
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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert... more on Wikipedia
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    Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff... more on Wikipedia
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    Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

    Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David... more on Wikipedia
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox

    Released1994

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 American comedy detective film directed by Tom Shadyac,... more on Wikipedia

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    Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Billy Madison

    Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

    Released1995

    Directed byTamra Davis

    Billy Madison is a 1995 American family comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam... more on Wikipedia
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    National Lampoon's Animal Hous is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

    National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The... more on Wikipedia
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    The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    The Waterboy

    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

    The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam... more on Wikipedia
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    Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Super Troopers

    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox

    Released2001

    Directed byJay Chandrasekhar

    Super Troopers is a 2001 comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, written by and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Old School is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Old School

    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg

    Released2003

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Joe Dirt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Joe Dirt

    Christopher Walken, Kid Rock

    Released2001

    Directed byDennie Gordon

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    The Naked Gun: From the Files  is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first... more on Wikipedia

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    Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Big Daddy

    Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart

    Released1999

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Big Daddy is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler.... more on Wikipedia

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    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Scary Movie

    Carmen Electra, Anna Faris

    Released2000

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

    Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Hot Tub Time Machine

    Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca

    Released2010

    Directed bySteve Pink

    Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    We're the Millers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    We're the Millers

    Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts

    Released2013

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

    We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. It stars... more on Wikipedia
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    Borat: Cultural Learnings of A is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies

    Released2006

    Directed byLarry Charles

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006... more on Wikipedia
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    Harold & Kumar Go to White Cas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Released2004

    Directed byDanny Leiner

    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a 2004 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny... more on Wikipedia
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    Grandma's Boy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Grandma's Boy

    Jonah Hill, David Spade

    Released2006

    Directed byNicholaus Goossen

    Grandma's Boy is a 2006 American comedy stoner film produced by Adam Sandler's production... more on Wikipedia

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    Mallrats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Mallrats

    Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Mallrats is a 1995 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is... more on Wikipedia
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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks

    Released1993

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody... more on Wikipedia
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    Ted is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Ted

    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2012

    Directed bySeth MacFarlane

    Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Heat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    The Heat

    Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy

    Released2013

    Directed byPaul Feig

    The Heat is a 2013 American buddy cop comedy film written by Katie Dippold and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Hot Shots is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Hot Shots

    Huntz Hall

    Released1956

    Directed byJean Yarbrough

    Hot Shots is a 1956 comedy film starring The Bowery Boys. The film was released on December... more on Wikipedia
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    Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies
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    Meet the Fockers

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Roach

    Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet... more on Wikipedia

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