Best Comedy Movies Of All Time


Comedy had been around since the inception of the motion picture when we had the likes of Charlie Chaplin go silently nuts on screen and leave us in knots. As movie productions get more sophisticated, so do the jokes. The script and action stunts go hand in hand to deliver wacky humor. Bravo Magazine released a list of the “100 funniest movies”. Again, we picked some of them out of the list and combined with our picks.

Let’s go down memory lane and check out hilarious movies ever produced, so far.

The Ultimate List Of The Best Comedy Movies Of All Time

We will update the list frequently to add more movies that deserve to be here. So keep coming back to see what movies made it to our funniest movies of all time list.

Office Space (1999)

Do you have a case of the Mondays too? You will have to re-think about your life, and be careful, you may not want to go back to work after watching this brilliant comedy, if you still haven’t. A footnote, that this movie is banned in some countries.

Director: Mike Judge

Writers: Mike Judge (Milton animated shorts), Mike Judge (screenplay)

Stars: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman

The Great Dictator (1940)

Meet one of the funniest guys to ever grace the screen. In this movie, Charlie Chaplin finds a voice, and it’s mean! Will the Jewish barber survive the hostile takeover?

Director: Charlie Chaplin

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Paulette Goddard

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

A man and the girl next door gets married on Halloween and decide to break the news to their families. Well, that’s until the man finds out how crazy his family is.

Director: Frank Capra

Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, John Alexander, Josephine Hull, Raymond Massey, Jean Adair

Bananas (1971)

Bananas is a Woody Allen classic. When Mellish travels to a turbulent San Marcos from New York to win over his dream girl, he has no idea he will end up the leader of the resistance! And Swedish is the official language in a Spanish speaking country now?

Director: Woody Allen

Stars: Woody Allen, Carlos Montalbán, Louise Lasser

Blazing Saddles (1974)

A shady politician plots to destroy a western town by appointing a black sheriff, he has no idea how wrong he is!

Director: Mel Brooks

Stars: Cleavon Little, Slim Pickens, Gene Wilder

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Another Mel Brooks classic. The grandson of Frankenstein has just inherited his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania and his experiments too!

Director: Mel Brooks

Stars: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

King Arthur and his army of loyal knights go out in search of the Holy Grail armed with swords and stupidity, will they ever find it?

Director: Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones

Stars: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

Meet the infamous goofy French inspector as he embarks on saving the world from doom through his signature obliviousness.

Director: Blake Edwards

Stars: Peter Sellers, Lesley-Anne Down, Herbert Lom,

High Anxiety (1977)

It is a parody of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies. A new doctor in a Psychoneurotic Institute must clear his name from murder accusations while dealing his “high anxiety” issues.

Director: Mel Brooks

Stars: Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn

Animal House (1978)

A college dean has it for the Delta frat house and wants to get their charter revoked, but the Delta Tau Chi have a surprise for him too! It is the Holy Grail of frat house comedies.

Director: John Landis

Stars: John Belushi, Tom Hulce, Karen Allen, Stephen Furst, John Vernon, James Daughton

Up in Smoke (1978)

Two stoners meet and go on a “misadventure” where they get arrested for marijuana possession and released on a technicality and eventually end up in a rock band competition.

Director: Lou Adler

Stars: Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin, Strother Martin

The Jerk (1979)

Navin is the direct opposite of Uncle Ruckus from the Boondocks. He believes he was born black and poor while he’s, in fact, white. He journeys off to St. Louis to find himself.

Director: Carl Reiner

Stars: Steve Martin, Catlin Adams, Bernadette Peters

Airplane! (1980)

The crew and passengers on a plane have been suffering from food poisoning, and someone has to land the damn Airplane!

Director: David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, and Jim Abrahams

Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Peter Graves, Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, Julie Hagerty

Caddyshack (1980)

What happens when you mix a stuffed gopher, poor college caddies, and eccentric wealthy golf club members?

Director: Harold Ramis

Stars: Michael O’Keefe, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight

The Blues Brothers (1980)

An ex-con teams up with his brother to save a Catholic orphanage where they both grew up. Can their washed up band raise $5, 000 and protect the home?

Director: John Landis

Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd,

Arthur (1981)

The ever sloshed New York playboy Arthur is in a quagmire; get into an arranged married and get a huge inheritance or marry the girl of his dreams and lose everything!

Director: Steve Gordon

Stars: Dudley Moore, John Gielgud, Jill Eikenberry, Liza Minnelli

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

An inexperienced teenage girl gets entangled in a love triangle with two friends in this Southern California high school where rock n’ roll, sex, and drugs are everyday life!

Director: Amy Heckerling

Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston, Brian Backer, Sean Penn, Robert Romanus

48 Hrs. (1982)

A paroled con (Reggie) and a cop have to solve a series of murders together and apprehend the killer (Reggie’s old partner) in 48 hours… who have the half million dollars that’s getting people killed all over San Fransisco?

Director: Walter Hill

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte,

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

It is going to be more than a vacation road trip from Illinois to an amusement park in California for the Griswolds.

Director: Harold Ramis

Stars: Chevy Chase, Dana Barron, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly D’Angelo

Trading Places (1983)

A bet by two cruel millionaires, a street smart con, and a conceited investor. What could go wrong?

Director: John Landis

Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

The journey through the bands’ struggles to get back on their feet and glory days.

Director: Rob Reiner

Stars: Michael McKean, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

After the murder of a visiting childhood friend, Foley must overcome obstacles and suspicions in Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder case.

Director: Martin Brest

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Ronny Cox, Lisa Eilbacher,

Ghostbusters (1984)

When there’s something weird in your neighborhood, who’re you going to call?

Director: Ivan Reitman

Stars: Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Rick Moranis, Dan Aykroyd

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

A young boy is searching for his stolen bike, and he’s on an adventure to find it and teach a new dance… “The tequila dance!”

Director: Tim Burton

Stars: Paul Reubens, Mark Holton, Elizabeth Daily, Diane Salinger

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

A control freak and an annoying, talkative traveler have to make it to their families for Thanksgiving despite the bad weather, but the journey is not as easy…

Director: John Hughes

Stars: Steve Martin, Laila Robbins, John Candy,

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

A blind man and a deaf newsstand owner must work together to solve a murder case and clear their names…

Director: Arthur Hiller

Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

A guy goes on vacation to Hawaii to get over his ex, and things are just going great until she shows up at the same hotel he’s booked in with her current boyfriend!

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand

Private Benjamin (1980)

A young high society woman joins the United States Army after her new husband dies on their wedding night during sex and she finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Director: Howard Zieff
Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer
Stars: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante


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