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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite screwball comedy films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best screwball comedy movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. OK well maybe this isn't every screwball comedy film - it's not like there is an exact definition that you can perfectly put a movie into here - but we have tried to start this list with "classic" Cary Grant-style screwball comedies, and continue it to films of the present day. This screwball comedy movie list is ranked by user votes but can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more, and it also contains screwball comedy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film.

This screwball comedy films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best screwball comedy movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films. It  can be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Downvote your least favorite movies, and upvote the best ones to see your favorites rise to the top.

List of screwball comedy films includes screwball comedy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share this list on your social media to get your friends to vote too. Then we'll have all the votes in the world.

These are the top films in the screwball comedy genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the screwball comedy genre in it, be it the motifs of the screwball comedy genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

If you like Inbred Rednecks or Chain of Fools, then make your voice heard. If we missed any screwball comedy movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list, which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous screwball comedy movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about screwball comedy movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the screwball comedy movies. List includes photos and screwball comedy movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

Items here include everything from Phffft! to My Best Friend's Wedding.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these screwball comedy movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming on Netflix or Amazon Prime, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good screwball comedy movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest screwball comedy movies, here is the full screwball comedy movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Also, be sure to take a peek at the All-Time Best Comedy Movies, The Best Romantic Comedies, and the Best Stand-Up Comedies on Netflix Instant

Screwball comedy movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Woody Allen and Jodie Foster.

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All of Me Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Madolyn Smith

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The Young in Heart Paulette Goddard, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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Meet the Parents Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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Woman of the Year Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, William Bendix

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Richard777 added Top Secret Wilfrid Hyde-White, Oskar Homolka, Richard Wattis

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Radioland Murders Christopher Lloyd, Mary Stuart Masterson, George Burns

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Meet the Fockers Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman

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The Inspector General Danny Kaye, Elsa Lanchester, Gene Lockhart

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Class Act Pauly Shore, Karyn Parsons, Loretta Devine

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hammond-blaine added Central Park Joan Blondell, Wallace Ford

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Alias Jesse James Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper

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Brewster's Millions Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis

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The Cannonball Run Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds

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The First Wives Club Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Heather Locklear

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Kingpin Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

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The Hangover Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

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The Man Who Knew Too Little Bill Murray, Alfred Molina, Joanne Whalley

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Richard777 added The Kentucky Fried Movie Donald Sutherland, Tina Louise, Leslie Nielsen

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Bean Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Rowan Atkinson

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Hail the Conquering Hero William Demarest, Freddie Steele, Mildred Harris

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Canadian Bacon Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Michael Moore

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Two Much Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Daryl Hannah

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand Nancy Allen, Dick Miller, Wendie Jo Sperber

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Tam Blackstone added Moon over Parador Dana Delany, Richard Dreyfuss, Jonathan Winters

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National Lampoon's European Vacation Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

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Home for the Holidays Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Holly Hunter

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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Charlize Theron, Woody Allen, Helen Hunt

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Rumor Has It Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Dustin Hoffman

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Husbands and Wives Liam Neeson, Woody Allen, Juliette Lewis

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The Road to Wellville Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack

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Richard777 added Night Patrol Linda Blair, Andrew Dice Clay, Pat Morita

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Welcome to Collinwood George Clooney, Gabrielle Union, William H. Macy

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Town & Country Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Charlton Heston

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1941 Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd

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Desperately Seeking Susan Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, John Turturro

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Like Father Like Son Sean Astin, Dudley Moore, Kirk Cameron

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The Out-of-Towners Goldie Hawn, Steve Martin, John Cleese

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Mumford Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Monaco, Martin Short

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Mixed Nuts Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Jon Stewart

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Laws of Attraction Julianne Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Sheen

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Fierce Creatures Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

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Mother Lisa Kudrow, Debbie Reynolds, Albert Brooks

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Cabin Boy David Letterman, Alfred Molina, Ricki Lake

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Serving Sara Amy Adams, Elizabeth Hurley, Matthew Perry

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Def Jam's How to Be a Player Gilbert Gottfried, Bernie Mac, Lark Voorhies

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Freddy Got Fingered Drew Barrymore, Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Michael Hall

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My Best Friend's Wedding Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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Bringing Down the House Betty White, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin

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Mickey Blue Eyes Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn

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Down with Love Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Jeri Ryan