Greatest Comedy Movies of All Time

The best movies for a belly laughing, gut wrenching, tear producing, knee slapping good time. These are the movies that you always end up renting from the movie store if there is nothing new out and will always watch until the credits if you come across them while flipping through the channels.

The Top Ten

1 Dumb and Dumber

Anything with jim carrey has me falling off my seat

A really good movie, so funny and excellent memorable moments

Dumb and Dumber is the ONLY comedy where every scene, there is something to laugh at so it is number 1 easily... No brainer... - SSDirk

The soundtrack is decent - ElSherlock

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2 Monty Python and the Holy Grail

For this movie is not only funny but a bit more accurate...
The setting itself is far more realistic compared to the Middle Ages but the more unrealistic and surreal part was the bridge scene and the Black Knight scene.

One scene where the group including King Arthur and Lance-a-lot went to a bridge guarded by a hermit. But if you answer in a wrong way with this question (such as "What's your name? " or "What's your favorite color? "), then you ended getting caught by levitation that comes out of nowhere.
(The hermit who ask questions also backfired when he was asked questions by King Arthur)

Another scene where the Black Knight challenge King Arthur to a sword fight but the most unusual part was the Black Knight got his limbs amputated during the battle and he is nothing but a limbless man that jumps in the battle.

Also I forgot that the White Rabbit scene.
Well here it goes...

The group of soldiers went to a cave lived by a ...more

This is a comedy, it's not supposed to make sense, I think you are missing the point of a comedy - Sultan_of_Swing

The ending is hilarious - ElSherlock

Without a doubt the most hilarious movie of all time! We demand a shrubbery and when you return you must cut down a tree with this herring!

Monty Python for the win - LightningStrike

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3 Airplane!

-she needs to go to hospital
-what is it?
-it's a big building with patients in it
HAHA

I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.

"There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? "

Only the best. - RevolverOcelot

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4 The Big Lebowski

The vehicles in this movie look cool - ElSherlock

That rug really tied the room together. - Oxymoron15

That rug did pull the room together... - InsertNameHere

To all the people who didn't vote this: "That's just like, your opinion man. " But "I did not watch my buddies die face down in the muck" just so this movie could get 4th place. It deserves number one because after all "That rug really tied the room together. " - Greedo

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5 The Hangover

Alan Garner is by far the funniest Comedy Character of all time, he is such a crack up.

Nothing beats the hangover!

Greatest movie ever you can't stop laughing really should be number 1 its sick

Alan and Stu made this movie so funny I pissed and crapped my pants at the same time
- PePsMeX

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6 Anchorman; Legend of Ron Burgundy

"If you were a man, I'd punch you. Punch you in the mouth. "
"It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good. "
"60% of the time, it works every time. "
"They said no, you can't do that, he's a live bear. He will literally rip your face off. "
"By the beard of Zeus! "
"I'm very important. I have many leatherbound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany. "
"Diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used in the Civil War era. "
"I'm in a glass case of emotion! "
"Knights of Columbus! "
"Great Oden's Raven! "
"Milk was a bad choice. "
"Bark twice if you're in Milwaukee. "

This is why it should be included on the top ten list of comedies.

News team assemble Ron Burgundy Brian Fantana Brick Tamblan and the Champ Anchorman best damn comedy movie of all time.

Best Comedy Movie, Will Ferrels best movie

Anchorman belongs in the top 5. I love this movie. It's science! My all time favorite line is when Ron: Brick where did you get a hand grenade? Brick: I don't know.

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7 Step Brothers

Good film - Alexandra1980

Has some funny quotes and just retarded comedy that everyone loves! Will Ferrel is so funny at what he does and also a good actor, that can play good parts

This movie is truly amazing! Dumb and Dumber at number one?! It should be stepbrothers this is so funny and shows sibling rivalry at the same time. It's hilarious and I love Will Ferrell.

Never wake a sleepwalker! - Benjy

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8 Happy Gilmore

This one of the best movie made by Adam Sandler - ElSherlock

It was much better than I thought. In fact, it made me laugh plenty of times!

Best Adam Sandler movie, so many classic lines, and a bunch of cans of whoop ass. - MetalPope

Adam Sandler is hilarious! This is a great film, such a heart warming comedy! Makes me laugh every time! Must watch!

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9 Superbad

The cops and McLovin' are hilarious

Jonah hill is so funny all of them are a great team in the film also this what made them famous so yeah but the plot and the characters are awesome but the best bit is the cooking part with Emma stone

Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen really did it with this one. - Cookiecutter26

I love this movie because of it's liveliness and madness. It is hilarious and crazy. It shows how geeky teenagers feel and is almost making it positive. Jonah hills performance was amazing in this movie and it should be number 1

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10 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Really funny sequel. My dad would always impersonate him all the time. But one question where is WHITE CHICK!?!?!?!

Oh my gosh. Every scene in this movie was funny, and not just funny, really funny. Although the other ones have Mini-Me, this is still the best one, and most funny. - bilbro29

I love this movie it has one of Austin Powers Iconic Lines: Do I make you horny baby, YEAH, Do I.

Perhaps unable to beat out old classics, but at least in the top five funniest movies of all time.

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The Contenders

11 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

I watched this movie once on television and laughed out loud over ten times. I was drunk at the time, so my recollection of the comical scenarios is a bit foggy, but I nevertheless must applaud the ingenious comedic minds who orchestrated this masterpiece.

Why is this movie not even in the top ten list?

There are reasons why this is funny as hell 1. The opening scene 2. That scene when he was in the tank saying stuff from star trek 3. That scene when he was making his bottom talk 4. That scene when he thought he kissed a man and was trying to throw up, put in an entire tooth paste, burning the cloths he wore and cryed in the shower and he put in an entire pack of chewing gum and finaly 5. The ending scene

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is by far the funniest movie I have ever seen in my entire life. The movie is wild, crazy, and at some points; more than a bit moronic. Yet it has got a touch of subtle wit to it. This movie is as good as it could ever get.

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12 Caddyshack

Anything with Bill Murray I just love - Alexandra1980

With such incredible acting performances from a great ensemble, I think Harold Ramis deserves some kind of comedy medal for not only writing such a hilarious script, but also getting everybody on the same page. Comedic timing is something that's sticks out most to me in this one, and not only from the guys who you can just say, "Go out there and do your thing, " like Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, and Rodney Dangerfield, but from the entire cast top to bottom.

A very worthy #2. My #s 3-10 could probably get shuffled around depending on what kind of mood I'm in. - Smmaloney1

After telling my kids how funny this movie was I rented it quite a few years ago. They hated it and quite frankly I was surprised how unfunny it really is. We must have been hard-up for laughs at the time.

Truly hilarious you got Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and the late Rodney Dangerfield all in one movie deserves to be higher. - egnomac

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13 Monty Python's Life of Brian

The movie is good but the Brian song sucks.

How is this in 14 but... always look on the bright side of life

The first DVD I asked for. I hadn't seen it and I really wanted to, so I asked it for Christmas. So that year the Monty Python came into my life and the miracle happened, it was like finding that I was a missing a vital organ. Monty Python is my religion now. - Esteluki

Life indeed... The truth about life put in like a genius. The astonishing satire.. The crowd.. And the relishing end.. It's a whole package.. If you haven't watched it yet.. You are missing on "LIFE OF BRIAN".

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14 Shaun of the Dead

This is one of the first movies to introduce the increasing trend of zombie spoofs! -

Shaun of the dead should be #1 it's so unique in every way with such funny witty British banter shaun of the dead is the best comedy ever!

Oh god. This movie. Pure gold. I've watched it so many times. Simon Pegg is just amazing. This really, really deserves to be in the top ten! - TheStupidHobo

I can watch this a thousand times and it will only get funnier each time I see it! Should easily be in the top 10!

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15 Office Space

Office Space is my favorite movie of all time, even after growing up watching Monty Python, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, and Adam Sandler movies. It hits the funny bone of the Gen X-er in me, because it's about so many things we have dealt with in life. It makes us laugh at ourselves, our careers, and our lives. It's a hidden treasure!

Best movie ever.

funny usually no one's heard of it, but they SHOULD!!!

Anyone who has ever worked in an office and has had irritating bosses or colleagues will love, love, love it. I cannot recommend it more.

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16 Borat

The greatest

what's that?
-cheese
-and that?
-cheese
-and that?
-Cheese...

Ok I know this is a outtake - TopTen10

Kazakhstan, greatest country in the world - LightningStrike

The funniest movie I've ever seen (again and again) isn't on this list--"Used Cars" starring Kurt Russell and Jack Warden, so I'll go with Borat. My father and I watched Borat for the first time together, and we had to pause and rewind the DVD three separate times because we were both literally crying and howling. I've never done that with any other movie. I wish more people could see both movies, and not some of this other unfunny nonsense posted in this list. For the record, all the late 70's-early 80's National Lampoon Movies (official "National Lampoon's...", and those made by alumni--and the list is mightily long) were comedy gold. Ramis and Kenney (writers), Chase and Murray (actors), Guest (improviser)--fantastic movies.

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17 Animal House

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son." - "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? ". come on these were some of the best movie lines ever!

This should have been in the top 10!

Shuld be at the top this is the best comedy movie of all time John Belushi its a shame he had to leave this world so young but trust me this movie is worth it!

AH!, That my friends is the horse scene.

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18 Hot Fuzz

Why on Earth is this so far down? Hot Fuzz is an amazingly funny film, with brilliant lines and brilliant acting from Nick Frost and Simon Pegg - possibly the funniest acting duo in HISTORY! Should be at least in the top ten.

Very funny, I have actually watched this movie a LOT of times.

It was so difficult to not vote for Anchorman, the Holy Grail or Borat but... this film is just stupidly funny. It gets funnier every time. Lets get this to the top ten! - Chippieolamus

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are a match made in heaven whoever put them together is a genius and they're films are even better. Both are incredible actors and I love this film to pieces and it should be much higher on the list.

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19 Ghostbusters

Best comedy movie of the list. - DinoLover4242

When there's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call?

It's very sad to see this so low on the list. I expected top 5. - BKAllmighty

While there are better comedies out there, it's sad to see this so low on the list so it has my vote.

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20 Blades of Glory

When I first saw this movie I pratically wet my pants with laughter because it is so funny! - idolangelx13

I can watch this movie everyday, it so funny. - JESSIEMEN

I friggen LOVE this movie! - zibblewits

Where is Jon Heder now?

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21 This is Spinal Tap

Not only is this a genius movie and the father of mockumentaries. The actors improvised EVERY LINE pretty much. They were told what the scene was to accomplish, and they never told them smell the glove cover was supposed to be blacked out. This movie is also the funniest rock parody, the "Moby Dick" drum solo line had me practically wet my pants - Sultan_of_Swing

These go to 11.

"How do you dust for prints on vomit? " "A Bizarre gardening accident" Talk about mud flaps my babe's got 'em" So many great lines. And you can never pick the top 10. The list goes to ELEVEN!

This list is strong. A lot of my favorites including The Holy Grail, Borat, Step Brothers reside in the top 20 as they should be. This is Spinal Tap, however, trumps them all.

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22 Tommy Boy

Funny movie that I can watch again and again!

Too many people have lost the ability for rational thought by not voting this movie number 1. I'm at a loss for words.

"I was just checkin' the specs, on the in-line for the rotary... Girder. I'm retarded. "

Tommy Boy is comedy magic! - cws480

You people disgust me. Chris Farley is an American ICON! You are insulting this man by not saying that movie is the greatest movie EVER. Game over.

I make auto parts for the American working man because that's who I am and that's what I care about

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23 Spaceballs

28? Spaceballs, my favorite movie ever, is number 28?!?! What!?! It is just shameful that Dumb and Dumber is number 1. Dumb and Dumber is DUMB! ANY Mel Brooks movie should be in the top ten. Anchorman, Superbad, and Step Brothers are great, but NOT TOP TEN GREAT! And get the Hangover off of the top ten. Come on people! Spaceballs is so much better!

LOL at the end that prince had long hair and the guy was like "I now pronounce you Mrs. and Mrs.. " and then the prince was like "Hey! " and then the minister was like "Sorry, it's the hair" LMAO that was one of THE funniest parts! Still, I don't think this movie was funnier than Howard The Duck. - asdfalexia

Me and my brother actually had to pause the movie during a few scenes so we wouldn't miss anything because we were laughing so hard - Fwingsnitch

Easily one of the best. I had watched this when I was in school. It still is so comical. These are the types of movies - just leave your brain at the door and enjoy.

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24 The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad!

This should be in the top 5, this movie is never getting old. The best spoof/parody movie ever!

This movie is absolutely hilarious. The opening scene, the ridiculous baseball scenes (Enrico Pelatzo! ), the scene with the evil doctor, and of course the perfect drug bust scene make the movie tops.

No doubt the hardest I've ever laughed in my life!

I love it! The best part is when he sings the national anthem.

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25 Wayne's World

"Yes, and it's the choice of a new generation *holds up pepsi can*
"If you're gonna spew, spew in this *holds up one of those little ketchup cups*
"She's a babe, schwing! "
"Excellent" *repeat 50x throughout movie*
"Yeah, and monkey's might fly out of my butt! "
"Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and pretended to be a girl bunny? "
"Marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries"
"I once thought I had mono for an entire year, turns out I was really bored"
"We're not worthy, We're not worthy! "
"No stairway. Denied! " spoken after the guitar shop wouldn't let him play stairway to heaven - Sultan_of_Swing

It's my favourite movie all times! I know some people find it stupid (including my whole family), but I adore this movie! It's about friendship and love, and honesty and it's so, so, so, so funny! I mean, you really LAUGH with that movie. I suggest you all go and watch it. If you love comedies, you'll understand it's really, really good.

How is this not in the top ten. The script is fantastic. The characters are amazing. The Jokes are amazing. This is the best comedy ever made in my opinion

I love it so badly! Wayne is so hilarious.

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26 Old School

Are you kidding me?!? This movie must be in the top 5!

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Maybe not top 5 but top 10 for sure.

A surprisingly funny movie. Pretty much amazing

Come on guys this should be in top 10.
See this enjoy it. This movie will make you laugh.
Always be happy friends

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27 Meet the Parents

The movie is not only decent in nature but the delivery of natural comedy was amazing. No need to look dumb to be funny.

A lot of people don't like Ben Stiller it seems, but this movie with him and Robert de Niro will always be one of my favorite comedies.

Funny movie, no stupidity necessary.

28 Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Adam sandler above a classic? What is wrong with people?

This movie and Network are among the best comedies ever made. I love the Mel Brooks movies, also. This is the movie that introduced me to Peter Sellers' genius. The other movie I would add to Dr. Strangelove and Network is A New Leaf, a movie that does not contain the biting social satire of the first two.

It is a crime that this movie is so low on this list. This film seriously deserves to be at least in the top 10. Jim Carrey will never beat Peter sellers and George C. Scott.

Thing is, this movie isn't just funny, it's incredibly smart and dark... A scathing political statement, which, if I may say so, might be more relevant than the moral and emotional complexity offered by 'Dumb and Dumbe'. -. -

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29 Wedding Crashers

He 's getting married...hahaaha...what a Loser! (kicks chair) What an idiot!...still, more for me and you. Worth it just for the Will Ferrel scene - Benjy

This should move up on the list. A very funny movie. Great acting of Rachel McAdams and Isla Fisher.

Amazing movie! great pair.

30 Annie Hall

This movie is so amazing and hilarious it made me cry

Best Rom-Com-Drama ever

31 Young Frankenstein

Put... The candle... Back.

Put... The candle... Back.

Simply a great movie.

This was an awesome, hysterically funny movie. I could watch it once a week and never get tired of it!

Mel Brooks at his best.

I'm not generally a slapstick fan, but this was well done.

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32 Blazing Saddles

Best movie ever made, well beyond it's years.

This is, simply put, the best movie ever made. Period. It does two things that most people will tell you are almost impossible to do in a work of art: centralizing the issue of race, and delivering the art of comedy. If you don't "get it," you are a narrow-minded idiot -- I'm sorry. The ending alone elevates this movie to a different, surrealistic strata, but its ballsy confidence in staring racism and Hollywood cliches in the eye...well, geez -- it's just a great seat-of-the-pants creation by some pretty confident filmmakers. Relax -- Bart and the Waco Kid are the heroes. And, somehow, the bad guys are hilarious and repugnant at the same time. The Waco Kid -- Gene Wilder -- sitting with his popcorn in the last scene...just before he and Bart ride off into the sunset...to that score...well...it pulls all if it together...in a nice happy ending.

This is one of the best movies ever period... laugh out loud gene wilder is a comedy god! And mel brooks is a legend... if you don't think this movie is funny than there is something wrong with you

This is not in the top 10?! This movie is the best. Crazy hilarious and I think the only other movie in this movie's league is Animal House.

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33 Friday

There are several, really good movies on this list but Friday is on another level. The gags were spaced out perfectly. When I left the theatre, my face hurt from laughing so much, that’s how funny it was.

You mean to tell me Friday is this low? Wow, and no Eddie Murphy movies. Shame on this sham list, I guess black people aren't funny. Smh

The best movie ever

Classic. enough said

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34 Groundhog Day

One of my favorite movies of all time! Anything with Bill Murray and groundhogs is priceless!

This is not only one of the greatest comedies of all time, but also a great movie in any sense of the word. It should in no way be this low.

Very hilarious! Good script, good story and good cast. PURE COMEDY GENIUS!

Why is this movie so low on the list. It's a great rom-com-feel good-fantasy flick

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35 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

FUNNY MOVIE! WILL FAREWILL IS THE FUNNEST MAN ALIVE!

36 Ted

Comedy + Romance. I think this movie should be in top 10

Great movie worth watching

So funny! Is anyone going to see Ted 2. It's soon to come

TEd must be in top 10 why it's so lowly rated

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37 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

This movie had me rolling on the floor laughing.

Absolutely hilarious movie, should be in the top 5

I have never laughed at a movie as much as this one

Funniest movie I have ever seen

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38 National Lampoon's Vacation

How? - Kevinsidis

Oh hell, this is a hysterical movie. Chevy Chase is a comedy god/allstar

I love this movie so much! people, watch it! so funny!

39 21 Jump Street

This movie should be at least in the top 30s. Great humor and moments that had me laughing my ass off almost every second.

No doubt the funniest movie ever. Everyone second I was laughing my ass off. This movie should be way up in the top 30s.

-didn't you guys her that this is a undercover unit
-we didn't really get a dress code
-teenage the!, ;:6 Up

Ted was dumb. I wanted my time back after I watched that movie. Waste of time - Sabbath

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40 Modern Times

What at 42 are you crazy this is god of comedy the Charlie Chaplin this deserve first

Classic Choplin right there!

What a movie...reallity life of good husband and wife... The way expressing their love is really awesome... I love tis movie...tis is not a comedy movie.. It is more than tat..no words to say...I love charlie you're the god of comedy..

41 Home Alone

The best comedy of all time!

When burglars break in your house bomb them with paint cans - VCR

Every steps of film is enjoyble.. Best ever movie I see..

Nice movie

42 Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story

The movie that will make you crack up for hours and hours - Camnewtonmoney

Hilarious, will make you laugh the whole way. Seriously.

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball! - petrucci75hammet

Lol that chuck Norris part made me laugh so hard

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43 The Blues Brothers

Come on people! This movie is the greatest! 0.6%? Bite me!

There will never be another like it

This movie is a classic it is the best movie Belushi ever made.

Every time I watch it there's something new what a gut buster

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44 Napoleon Dynamite

squad

Your mom goes to college

Love it or hate it movie for sure. But I loved its deadpan humour

This movie is the funniest movie ever

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45 City Lights

This is one of the only movies I can think of that everyone can enjoy. Even if you can't stand silent movies, you'll still probably enjoy this movie. - BeatlesFan1964

46 This Is the End

Very quality film. Especially if you see the uncut version. Truly very hilarious.

This is literally one of the only comedies I can call a comedy, because of how actually funny and genius the idea is

How is this not rated higher than Happy Gilmore?!?

What. this is. Not in top 10... Oh common

47 The Gods Must Be Crazy II

Number II is definitely the best! This will have you laughing for ages!

Even if this film highly express the idiot ethnic idea of those idiot white bulls IT makes me funny!

One of My Favourite movies of all time.
If you haven't seen it... Go for it asap. Try to see the prequel also. You'll love it.

Oh come on guys! This movie should be no.1
The Gods Must Be Crazy II is the funniest film I have ever seen. This movie is classic of genre. 2 main characters were brilliant - Irina2932

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48 The Inbetweeners

T.V. show is great, movie is meh

49 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

70? Is this a joke or something?

Underrated, this movie is hilarious

This movie is so outrageously FUNNY!

50 Some Like It Hot

The greatest comedy of all time, according to the American Film Institute, and just plain hilarious even if it is an older comedy, and Marilyn Monroe is as hot as ever. Just wow. - Wonderwall

This movie is extremely funny, and has a good plot. It deserves to be higher up on the list

How is this only #66? Probably the second best comedy movie of all time, after Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

One of the best classic comedy films

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