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The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made

Updated February 12, 2021 13.6k votes 1.8k voters 207.6k views165 items

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A list of all the best slapstick movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This slapstick movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of slapstick films also contains slapstick movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This slapstick films list can also be copied to start your own.

This list, though, contains the best slapstick movies of all time, as voted on by fans of goofy, absurd, and physical comedy. This slapstick movie list wouldn't be complete without classics like Airplane! and Caddyshack. These are the top films in the slapstick genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the slapstick genre in it. Be it prat falls, crotch kicks, quick one-liners , or any other common archetype of the slapstick genre.

Slapstick humor isn't always for everyone. If you're one of those people, why are you here? Get out! Leave! If you're still here you probably like slapstick films like Dumb and Dumber and The Jerk. But which slapstick comedy is the funniest? Make your voice heard. If we missed any slapstick movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself. The films on this list cover the most famous slapstick movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about slapstick comedies. 

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 slapstick movies. List includes photos and slapstick movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these slapstick movies on DVD, Blu-ray, or streaming, this is a list of good slapstick movies that can be helpful in either situation to see what you might've missed. So from the latest to the greatest slapstick movies, here is the full slapstick movies list. 

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  • Airplane!1
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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
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    #9 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies#2 of 13 13 Movies That Launched Their Own Genre

  • The Naked Gun Franchise2
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    The Naked Gun Franchise

    Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley

    Released1988 - 1994

    Directed byDavid Zucker, Peter Segal

    The Naked Gun is a series of American crime comedy films created by Zucker, Abrahams and...  more
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  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation3
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S....  more
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  • Blazing Saddles4
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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring...  more
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    #38 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#20 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail5
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the...  more
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  • Spaceballs6
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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
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  • Caddyshack7
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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian...  more
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  • Dumb and Dumber8
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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
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  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective9
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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
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    #2 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#150 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

  • Home Alone10
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes...  more
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  • Young Frankenstein11
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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene...  more
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    #35 of 105 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids#66 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time

  • Happy Gilmore12
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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
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  • Hot Shots!13
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    Hot Shots!

    Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson

    Released1991

    Directed byJim Abrahams

    Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof film starring Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino,...  more
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  • The Pink Panther14
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    The Pink Panther

    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale

    Released1963

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    The Pink Panther is a 1963 Technicolor American comedy film filmed in 70mm Super Technirama...  more
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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

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody...  more
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  • The Jerk16
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    The Jerk

    Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters

    Released1979

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin,...  more
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    #81 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies#274 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • Tommy Boy17
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and...  more
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    #11 of 151 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies#6 of 126 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members

  • Liar Liar18
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    Liar Liar

    Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1997

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by...  more
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  • The Great Outdoors19
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    The Great Outdoors

    Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1988

    Directed byHoward Deutch

    The Great Outdoors is a 1988 American comedy film starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. Annette...  more
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  • Top Secret!20
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    Top Secret!

    Val Kilmer, Omar Sharif

    Released1984

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

    Top Secret! is a 1984 action comedy film directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry...  more
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  • There's Something About Mary21
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    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby...  more
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  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery22
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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the...  more
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  • Spies Like Us23
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    Spies Like Us

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Spies Like Us is a 1985 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Chevy Chase,...  more
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  • Super Troopers24
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    Super Troopers

    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox

    Released2002

    Directed byJay Chandrasekhar

    Super Troopers is a 2002 comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, written by and starring...  more
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  • Old School25
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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
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