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The Funniest Smart Movies About Dumb People

Updated February 24, 2021 1.0k votes 129 voters 6.4k views26 items

List RulesVote up the best comedies in which everyone seems stupid, but the script is full of clever wordplay and smart jokes.

 

It sounds like an oxymoron, but it's true: some of the smartest comedies ever produced star the dumbest characters reveling in their stupidity. The best smart comedies about dumb people see these bumbling fictional figures getting into jams, with hilarious results. This is a list of the top funny dumb movies including everything from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy to Airplane! to Wet Hot American Summer.

What comedy favorites will you find on this list of the smartest movies about dumb people? True to its name, Dumb and Dumber appears here. Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne find themselves on the run from murderous kidnappers after making a string of stupid mistakes in this 1994 film. The Farrelly Brothers wrote and directed the project, which grossed over $200 million at the box office. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is another intelligent movie about dumb people. Mike Judge's 2006 movie Idiocracy only gets more relevant as the years go by. Other good films featured here include Best in Show, The Jerk, and They Came Together.

Do you have a favorite movie about dumb people? Take a look at this list and give your favorites a thumbs up to make sure they end up in the top spot. And if you like these movies, check out our list of good movies about smart people.

 

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List Rules: Vote up the best comedies in which everyone seems stupid, but the script is full of clever wordplay and smart jokes.