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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. 

Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Slapstick films, including Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made
ck123 added Airplane! 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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Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more

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Arthur Williams added Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman ...more

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made
Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, ...more

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Spaceballs 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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Dumb and Dumber 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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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 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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Robin Hood: Men in Tights 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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Hot Shots! Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Valeria Golino Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof film starring Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Kevin Dunn, Jon Cryer and Ryan Stiles. It was directed by Jim Abrahams, and was written ...more

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting ...more

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

The Funniest Female-Led Comedy Movies Ever Made

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made
Happy Gilmore 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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The Jerk Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, and Michael Elias. This was Martin's first starring role in a feature film. The film ...more

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Tommy Boy Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close ...more

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There's Something About Mary Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more

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The Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven The Pink Panther is a 1963 Technicolor American comedy film filmed in 70mm Super Technirama directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, starring David Niven, Peter ...more

The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

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Richard777 added Top Secret! Val Kilmer, Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing Top Secret! is a 1984 action comedy film directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, whose previous picture had been Airplane! It stars Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, ...more

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Liar Liar Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance ...more

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The Waterboy 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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Spies Like Us Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope Spies Like Us is a 1985 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, and Donna Dixon. The film presents the comic adventures of two novice ...more

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Old School 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

The Best Olivia Wilde Movies

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 American film and the sequel to the 1994 American film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey reprises his role as the title character Ace Ventura, a ...more

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly. The screenplay was written by Dale Launer, Stanley ...more

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Super Troopers Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan Super Troopers is a 2001 crime-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 ...more

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Step Brothers Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them ...more

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The Great Outdoors Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy The Great Outdoors is a 1988 American comedy film starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. Annette Bening and Stephanie Faracy co-star. Robert Prosky, Lucy Deakins and Lewis Arquette have supporting ...more

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Weekend at Bernie's Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich Weekend at Bernie's is a dark comedy film written by Robert Klane and directed by Ted Kotcheff. The film stars Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as young insurance corporation employees who ...more

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Grumpy Old Men Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry. ...more

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Mr. Bean's Holiday Willem Dafoe, Rowan Atkinson, Jean Rochefort Mr. Bean's Holiday is a 2007 British comedy film, directed by Steve Bendelack and starring Rowan Atkinson, Max Baldry, Emma de Caunes and Willem Dafoe. It is the second film based on the ...more

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National Lampoon's European Vacation Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo European Vacation is a 1985 comedy film. The second film in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, it was directed by Amy Heckerling and stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. Dana Hill and ...more

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Billy Madison 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

Sasha Grey's Top 5 Movies of All Time

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JoeyWebb added Duck Soup Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers anarchic comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin, and directed by Leo McCarey. First ...more

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Ryan Reynolds, Neil Patrick Harris, Malin Åkerman American High er en film.

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Peter Sellers The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fifth film in The Pink Panther series and picks up where The Return of the Pink Panther leaves off. Released in 1976, Strikes Again is the third entry to ...more

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Rat Race Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Smart, John Cleese Rat Race is a 2001 American ensemble comedy film directed by Jerry Zucker, written by Andy Breckman, and starring Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Lovitz, Kathy Najimy, ...more

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The Return of the Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in The Pink Panther series, released in 1975. The film stars Peter Sellers in the role of Inspector Clouseau, returning to the part for the ...more

What to Do with Instant Financial Wealth?

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil Kevin Spacey, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder Wallace Karue ist blind. Er lernt den gehörlosen Ladenbesitzer Dave Lyons kennen, mit dem er später in seinem Laden zusammenarbeitet. Als in dem Laden ein Mann ermordet wird, kriegen ...more

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The Gods Must Be Crazy Marius Weyers, Jamie Uys, Ken Gampu The Gods Must Be Crazy is a 1980 South African comedy film written and directed by Jamie Uys. Financed only from local sources, it is the most commercially successful release in the history of ...more

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Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech & Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, ...more

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Richard777 added The Kentucky Fried Movie Donald Sutherland, Tina Louise, Leslie Nielsen The Kentucky Fried Movie is an 1977 American anthology comedy film, released in 1977 and directed by John Landis. The film's writers were the team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, ...more

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The Money Pit Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Joe Mantegna The Money Pit is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as a couple who attempt to renovate a recently purchased house. It was filmed in New ...more

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StephenAlgie added Clue Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn Clue is a 1985 American mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film is a murder mystery set in a Gothic Revival mansion, and is styled after Murder by Death and other ...more

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lou Costello Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, or Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein —although the film is usually referred to as simply Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein—is a 1948 ...more

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Hot Rod Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Will Arnett Hot Rod is a 2007 American comedy film co-written, directed, and starring members of The Lonely Island. The film stars Samberg as an amateur stuntman whose abusive step-father, Frank ...more

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A Night at the Opera Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Leonard Marx A Night at the Opera is a 1935 American comedy film starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, and Harpo Marx, and featuring Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, and Walter Woolf ...more

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Joe Dirt 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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Down Periscope Kelsey Grammer, Rob Schneider, William H. Macy Down Periscope is a 1996 20th Century Fox comedy film produced by Robert Lawrence and directed by David S. Ward, starring Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly and Rob Schneider and co-starring Bruce ...more

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MouseHunt Christopher Walken, Nathan Lane, Lee Evans MouseHunt is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski, written by Adam Rifkin and starring Nathan Lane and Lee Evans. It was the first family film to be released by DreamWorks. The ...more

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A Shot in the Dark Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment in The Pink Panther series. Peter Sellers is featured again as Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the ...more