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Top Ten Comedy Films

Shaun of the ​Dead​
Shaun of the ​Dead​

Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 comedy horror film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a directionless Londoner who is caught in an apocalyptic zombie uprising.

Airplane!​
Airplane!​

A few cheap laughs, a few misses, but over all, a pretty funny movie. If you like The Naked Gun, you'll like Airplane! If you like The Naked Gun, you'll like Airplane! 48 of 62 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you?

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Anchorman: ​The Legend of Ron Burgundy​
Anchorman: ​The Legend of Ron Burgundy​

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The film is a tongue-in-cheek take on the culture of the 1970s, particularly the new Action News format.

Superbad​
Superbad​

Superbad is a 2007 American coming-of-age teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and produced by Judd Apatow. The film stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera as Seth and Evan, two teenagers about to graduate high school.

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Groundhog ​Day​
Groundhog ​Day​

Groundhog Day is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis and Danny Rubin. It stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event, is caught in a time loop, repeating the same day repeatedly.

Ghostbusters​
Ghostbusters​

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis as eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City.

Borat
Borat

Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.

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Some Like It ​Hot​
Some Like It ​Hot​

Why Some Like It Hot is the greatest comedy ever made Billy Wilder’s glittering masterpiece has topped BBC Culture’s 100 greatest comedy films poll. Nicholas Barber explains why.

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The Big ​Lebowski​
The Big ​Lebowski​

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 American crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler.

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The Hangover​
The Hangover​

The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Todd Phillips, co-produced with Daniel Goldberg, and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first installment in The Hangover trilogy. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, and Jeffrey Tambor.

Hot Fuzz​
Hot Fuzz​

Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The three and the film's producer Nira Park had previously worked together on the television series Spaced and the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead.

Bridesmaids​
Bridesmaids​

Bridesmaids is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend.

Dr. ​Strangelove​
Dr. ​Strangelove​

[[RUBATO]][&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 the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States.

Monty Python ​and the Holy Grail​
Monty Python ​and the Holy Grail​

Title: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.3 /10. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

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This Is Spinal ​Tap​
This Is Spinal ​Tap​

This Is Spinal Tap was only a modest success upon its initial release. However, the film found greater success, and a cult following, after it was released on video. Since its release, This Is Spinal Tap has received universal acclaim from critics and is widely regarded as one of the best films of 1984.

Monty ​Python's Life of Brian​
Monty ​Python's Life of Brian​

Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series.

There's ​Something About Mary​
There's ​Something About Mary​

There's Something About Mary is a 1998 American romantic comedy film directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly. It stars Cameron Diaz as the title character with Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans and Chris Elliott all playing men who are in love with Mary and vying for her affections.

Young ​Frankenstein​
Young ​Frankenstein​

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein, and Peter Boyle as the monster.

Blazing ​Saddles​
Blazing ​Saddles​

Mel Brooks, one of the funniest men in Hollywood, directed the movie. Brooks has directed several successful comedies such as Young Frankenstein and Space Balls. He sometimes makes appearances in his movies. For example, he plays the governor and the Native American chief in Blazing Saddles. His humor treads on the darker side, covering subjects like race and religion, but his fast-paced jokes, gags and dialogue often wins viewers.

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Annie Hall​
Annie Hall​

Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Produced by Allen's manager, Charles H. Joffe, the film stars the director as Alvy "Max" Singer, who tries to figure out the reasons for the failure of his relationship with the film's eponymous female lead, played by Diane Keaton in a role written specifically for her.

Old School​
Old School​

The 20 Best Comedy Movies of All ... comedy movies also enjoy a freedom that seems ... punchy and sophomoric charm of Will Ferrell’s turn in Old School, ...

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Meet the ​Parents​
Meet the ​Parents​

Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the film chronicles a series of unfortunate events that befall a good-hearted but hapless man while visiting his girlfriend's parents.

Step Brothers​
Step Brothers​

Step Brothers is a 2008 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, written by Will Ferrell and McKay from a story by Ferrell, McKay, and John C. Reilly and starring Ferrell and Reilly. It follows Brennan (Ferrell) and Dale (Reilly), two men who are forced to live together as brothers.

Wedding ​Crashers​
Wedding ​Crashers​

Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin and written by Steve Faber and Bob Fisher. Starring an ensemble cast led by Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken, and featuring Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper, and Jane Seymour, the film has a cameo appearance by Will Ferrell.

American Pie​
American Pie​

When American Pie first hit the big screen, it pretty much brought the graduation comedy genre into a much more crude generation. The jokes were dirtier, the action more heavy-hitting and the whole thing leaped forward for high school comedies across the board.

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The 40-Year-​Old Virgin​
The 40-Year-​Old Virgin​

The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American sex comedy film about a middle-aged man and his journey to finally have sex co-written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow. It was co-written by Steve Carell, although it features a great deal of improvised dialogue.

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Animal House​
Animal House​

National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller. It stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Stephen Furst, and Donald Sutherland.

Trading ​Places​
Trading ​Places​

Trading Places. Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate bet.

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Napoleon ​Dynamite​
Napoleon ​Dynamite​

Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American comedy film produced by Jeremy Coon, Chris Wyatt, Sean Covel and Jory Weitz, written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared Hess. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character, for which he was paid $1,000.

Dumb and ​Dumber​
Dumb and ​Dumber​

Dumber and Dumb. As slapstick comedies go, Dumb and Dumber is arguably the best one out there. Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels on perfect form, it’s utterly ridiculous and rather hilarious.

Tropic ​Thunder​
Tropic ​Thunder​

Tropic Thunder is a 2008 action comedy film directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel and Brandon T. Jackson as a group of prima donna actors who are making a fictional Vietnam War film.

Duck Soup​
Duck Soup​

It is respectable to claim that anti-war films of the early 30s are really important and frightening. But I'm not sure the blithe pro-war stance of Duck Soup hasn't lasted better as a clue to how crazy the 30s were. McCarey didn't actually want to make Duck Soup. He only renewed his contract at Paramount when told the Marx brothers had quit.

Clueless​
Clueless​

Clueless is a 1995 American coming-of-age romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd and Brittany Murphy, and was produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Lawrence. It is loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma, updating the setting to modern-day Beverly Hills.

Team ​America: World Police​
Team ​America: World Police​

Team America: World Police is a 2004 American-German adult puppet satirical action comedy film produced by Scott Rudin, Matt Stone, and Trey Parker, written by Parker, Stone and Pam Brady and directed by Parker, all of whom are also known for the popular animated television series South Park.

Spaceballs​
Spaceballs​

Spaceballs is a 1987 American comic science fiction film co-written, produced and directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy, and Rick Moranis, the film also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, and the voice of Joan Rivers.

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His Girl Friday​
His Girl Friday​

His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film filmed in B&W directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur.

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Knocked Up​
Knocked Up​

Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film written, directed, and co-produced by Judd Apatow, and starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann. It follows the repercussions of a drunken one-night stand between a slacker and a just-promoted media personality that results in an unintended pregnancy.

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Caddyshack​
Caddyshack​

Caddyshack is a 1980 American 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, Ted Knight, and Bill Murray.

The Princess ​Bride​
The Princess ​Bride​

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest.

Modern Times​
Modern Times​

115 of the Best Modern Comedies Will Ferrel, Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Jim Carrey, John Goodman, Chris Farley, John Candy, Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, Steve Carell, Bill Murray - these are only a handful of the masters of modern comedy films.

Forgetting ​Sarah Marshall​
Forgetting ​Sarah Marshall​

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand. The film, which was written by Segel and co-produced by Judd Apatow, was released by Universal Studios.

Bringing Up ​Baby​
Bringing Up ​Baby​

Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film tells the story of a paleontologist in a number of predicaments involving a scatterbrained heiress and a leopard named Baby.

Elf​
Elf​

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas fantasy comedy film, directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Ed Asner, and Bob Newhart.

Mean Girls​
Mean Girls​

With nothing but debts and no job experience or skills, she gets the job of babysitting Ray, a young girl who acts like an adult. There is comedy, drama and lots of gut-roaring laughter. If you are looking for some witty and touching movies like Mean Girls, Uptown Girls should be right up your alley.

Office Space​
Office Space​

Here is my choice of movies like Office Space that gather much of their comedy from the ... In my list of films similar to Office Space ... itcher Magazine: ...

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South Park: ​Bigger, Longer & Uncut​
South Park: ​Bigger, Longer & Uncut​

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American animated musical comedy film based on the Comedy Central animated television series South Park.

Zoolander​
Zoolander​

Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and starring Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. The film contains elements from a pair of short films directed by Russell Bates and written by Drake Sather and Stiller for the VH1 Fashion Awards television specials in 1996 and 1997.

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City Lights​
City Lights​

City Lights is a 1931 American pre-Code silent romantic comedy film written, produced, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin's Tramp as he falls in love with a blind girl (Virginia Cherrill) and develops a turbulent friendship with an alcoholic millionaire (Harry Myers).

The ​Philadelphia Story​
The ​Philadelphia Story​

They say "the idle rich is the devil's playground." Well, never has the playground been more playful or fun than in "The Philadelphia Story." It's so gratifying to know that vintage movies like "The Philadelphia Story" will outlive us all.

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Beverly Hills ​Cop​
Beverly Hills ​Cop​

Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest, written by Daniel Petrie Jr. and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend.

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Harold & ​Kumar Go To White Castle​
Harold & ​Kumar Go To White Castle​

Harold is a structure used in longform improvisational theatre. Developed by Del Close and brought to fruition through Close's collaboration with Charna Halpern, the Harold has become the signature form of Chicago's iO Theater and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City and Los Angeles.

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