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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Comedy Movies

Updated February 23, 2021 2.9k votes 271 voters 13.7k views56 items

List RulesVote up the best guilty pleasure comedy movies.

Guilty pleasure comedy movies are the kind of crude, tasteless, and downright stupid or 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 funny and 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. But which one of these is the funniest movies on the list? Vote up your favorites to help decide. While satirical movies laced with funny 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 Gilmore1
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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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  • Dumb and Dumber2
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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • Airplane!3
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    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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  • Billy Madison4
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    Billy Madison

    Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

    Released1995

    Directed byTamra Davis

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  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective5
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox

    Released1994

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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  • National Lampoon's Animal House6
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    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • The Waterboy7
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    The Waterboy

    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

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  • We're the Millers8
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    We're the Millers

    Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts

    Released2013

    Directed byRawson Marshall Thurber

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  • Super Troopers9
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    Super Troopers

    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox

    Released2002

    Directed byJay Chandrasekhar

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  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!10
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    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Zucker

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  • Old School11
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    Old School

    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg

    Released2003

    Directed byTodd Phillips

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  • Spaceballs12
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Big Daddy13
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    Big Daddy

    Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart

    Released1999

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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  • Hot Shots!14
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    Hot Shots!

    Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson

    Released1991

    Directed byJim Abrahams

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  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights15
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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks

    Released1993

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Scary Movie16
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    Scary Movie

    Carmen Electra, Anna Faris

    Released2000

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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  • Joe Dirt17
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    Joe Dirt

    Christopher Walken, Kid Rock

    Released2001

    Directed byDennie Gordon

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  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle18
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    Released2004

    Directed byDanny Leiner

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  • Hot Tub Time Machine19
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    Hot Tub Time Machine

    Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca

    Released2010

    Directed bySteve Pink

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  • Mallrats20
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    Mallrats

    Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Smith

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  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan21

    Released2006

    Directed byLarry Charles

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  • Grandma's Boy22
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    Jonah Hill, David Spade

    Released2006

    Directed byNicholaus Goossen

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  • The Heat23
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    The Heat

    Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy

    Released2013

    Directed byPaul Feig

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  • Meet the Fockers24
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    Meet the Fockers

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • Little Shop of Horrors25
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    Little Shop of Horrors

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byFrank Oz

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