comedy Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke  

Ann Casano
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The most rewatchable comedy movies are just as smart as they are funny. They're epic comedies packed with so many great bits that you have to watch them at least twice to catch all of the jokes. From the films of Kevin Smith to Wes Anderson to Mel Brooks, these are the best movies whose jokes you can't possibly get the first time around.

The films on this list may be totally different from each other, but one thing is true of them all: these are movies that beg to be rewatched. In fact, they need to be seen multiple times for a viewer to truly appreciate their magic. Maybe you're laughing over some funny moments or maybe their are just too many to process, but the jokes, visual gags, and hilarious moments are simply too abundant to catch them all in a single viewing.

Maybe the most popular type of comedy on this list is probably the parody film. Movies like Blazing Saddles and Airplane! are packed with meta jokes and references that cannot possibly be absorbed with a single viewing. Then there are animated movies like The Lego Movie and Shrek, which throw out so many winks to mom and dad that it’s almost like they were written more for the adults in the theater than for the kids.

If you’ve only seen the great comedies on this list once, it’s time to give them another chance to make you laugh. Be sure to vote up your favorite movies you have to watch twice to catch all of the jokes. If we missed any rewatchable comedies, add them! And if you've seen all  these movies multiple times, rerank the list to create your own version!
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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Wayne's World Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson

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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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Dogma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Dogma Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock

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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Dumb and Dumber Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

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Clue Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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The Simpsons Movie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
The Simpsons Movie Tom Hanks, Hank Azaria, Minnie Driver

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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Galaxy Quest Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & U... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes

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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
The Lego Movie Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie

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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Kingpin Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Hot Fuzz Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

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Scream is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Tom Islava added Who Framed Roger Rabbit Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Arthur Williams added Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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BigD added Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Life of Brian George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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Paul Collins added A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Buster Keaton, Jon Pertwee, Michael Crawford

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The Grand Budapest Hotel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
The Grand Budapest Hotel Bill Murray, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe

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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

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RobLein added Silent Movie Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Mel Brooks

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Arsenic and Old Lace is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
RobLein added Arsenic and Old Lace Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey

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Peggy Sue Got Married is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
RobLein added Peggy Sue Got Married Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner

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The Royal Tenenbaums is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
The Royal Tenenbaums Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
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Being John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Being John Malkovich Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen

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Stranger than Fiction is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Stranger than Fiction Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

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Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
Fantastic Mr. Fox George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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Adaptation is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Movies You Have to Watch Twice to Get Every Joke
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