Military The Best Military Comedies Of All Time  

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List Rules Any film from any genre which could be classified as a military comedy.

Sometimes a serious subject needs a little comedy...

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Major Payne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Damon Wayans, Michael Ironside, William Hickey
Major Payne is a 1995 comedy film, starring Damon Wayans.

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Tim Stroud added Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more

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Stripes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid
Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first ...more

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Down Periscope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Kelsey Grammer, William H. Macy, Lauren Holly
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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Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh
Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 American comedy film written by Mitch Markowitz and directed by Barry Levinson. Set in Saigon in 1965, during Vietnam, the film stars Robin Williams as a radio DJ ...more

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Operation Petticoat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Marion Ross
Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. It was the basis for a television series in 1977 starring John Astin in Grant's ...more

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Kelly's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles
Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 comedy film directed by Brian G. Hutton, about a group of WWII soldiers who go AWOL to rob a bank behind enemy lines. The film stars Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don ...more

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Tim Stroud added Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Matthew McConaughey
Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film written, produced and directed by Ben Stiller.

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Hot Shots! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Cary Elwes
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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Father Goose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard
Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in WWII, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title derives from "Mother Goose", the codename assigned to Grant's ...more

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MASH is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould
MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr., based on Richard Hooker's novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The ...more

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In the Army Now is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Brendan Fraser, Andy Dick, Pauly Shore
In the Army Now is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr. and starring Pauly Shore, Andy Dick, David Alan Grier, Esai Morales, and Lori Petty. The film earned $28,881,266 USD ...more

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Sgt. Bilko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman
Sgt. Bilko is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Andy Breckman. It is an adaptation of the iconic 1950s television series The Phil Silvers Show, often ...more

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Mister Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney
Mister Roberts is a 1955 American CinemaScope comedy-drama film directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy, and starring Henry Fonda as Mister Roberts, James Cagney as Captain Morton, William Powell ...more

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Private Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson
Private Benjamin is a 1980 American comedy film starring Goldie Hawn. The film was one of the biggest box office hits of 1980, and also spawned a short-lived television series. The film is ...more

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes fears of a nuclear ...more

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Renaissance Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Danny DeVito, Ed Begley, Jr.
Renaissance Man is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Cliff Robertson and Mark Wahlberg in his film debut. In Australia, ...more

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Three Kings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube
Three Kings is a 1999 satirical comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a men taking gold that takes place during the 1991 Iraqi uprising against ...more

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Hot Shots! Part Deux is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Miguel Ferrer
Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy/parody film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots!. The sequel primarily spoofs the 1988 action film Rambo III. Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the ...more

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1941 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd
1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John ...more

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Buck Privates is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Jane Frazee
Buck Privates is the 1941 comedy/World War II film that turned Bud Abbott and Lou Costello into bona fide movie stars. It was the first service comedy based on the peacetime draft of 1940. The ...more

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Operation Dumbo Drop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Ray Liotta, Danny Glover, Denis Leary
Operation Dumbo Drop is a 1995 American comedy film directed by Simon Wincer that explores politics, and animal welfare. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Gene Quintano ...more

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Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight
Catch-22 is a 1970 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. In creating a black comedy revolving around the "lunatic characters" of Heller's satirical novel set ...more

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Abbott and Costello in the For... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Walter Slezake
Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion is a 1950 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.

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Biloxi Blues is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Military Comedies Of All Time
Matthew Broderick, David Schwimmer, Penelope Ann Miller
Biloxi Blues is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Neil Simon, and starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken. Simon adapted his semi-autobiographical 1985 ...more