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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
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Released: 1980

Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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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John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1975

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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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Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

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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Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

Released: 1987

Directed by: 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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Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

Released: 1994

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 1980

Directed by: Harold Ramis

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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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

Released: 1990

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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

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Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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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Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

Released: 1996

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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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Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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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Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Valeria Golino

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

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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Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek

Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Segal

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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Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner

Released: 1979

Directed by: Carl 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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Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

Released: 1998

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

Released: 1963

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen

Released: 1997

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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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Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Released: 1995

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

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Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar

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Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Adam McKay

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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Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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Released: 1984

Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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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The Naked Gun Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made
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Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

Released: 2003

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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