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15 Best Comedy Movies of All Time

14 May 2013 by

comedy movies of all time

For centuries, comedy films have been putting smiles on many faces around the world and have cemented their reputation as truly a best medicine. Even the mass-murderers and psychopaths like the Joker need a good laugh every now and then. Comedy is everywhere and the following list of best comedy movies of all time mentions some finest titles that flawlessly succeeded in making people laugh out loud.

 

15. Road Trip (2000)

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When Josh Parker accidentally mails his girlfriend a video tape of himself cheating on a colleague, he arranges a road trip as a quest to stop the mail before it reaches its destination.

Accompanied by his three casual friends, the group gets mixed in a crazy road trip and a droll adventure worth remembering.

 

14. The 40-Year Old Virgin (2005)

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When Steve Carell hits the scene, one can tell that real entertainment hasn’t even started. The film chronicles the life of a middle-aged man who, because of his childlike behavior and being prone to accidents, cannot handle the fact that he is still a virgin.

His journey to finally achieve his destiny is ridiculously comical.

 

13. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

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Tired of watching the same old boring news on television? Then tune yourself to this witty comedy of a news anchor who stops at nothing to get a pair of laughs from his audience.

Starring Will Ferrell, the ignorant and somewhat twisted news anchor signifies the best of exaggerating news and presenting them in the funniest way possible.

 

12. Tropic Thunder (2008)

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What happens when four primo actors get stranded in a jungle occupied by the lethal Flaming Dragon gang just waiting for human flesh to kill? Obviously relying on their acting skills to survive.

Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr, the action packed comedy has got it all.

 

11. Rush Hour (1998)

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Starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, the film hits a comedy punch due to its immense satirical jokes jammed with unique martial arts moves that can puzzle the viewers whether to feel impressed or laugh out of control.

Equipped with one of a kind dialogue worth the hilarity, the film remains one of the most well known comedy films of all time and spawned two successful sequels.

 

10. Dr. Dolittle (1998)

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Eddie Murphy is not portraying your average doctor. What separates him from his colleagues is his capability of communicating with animals. Makes you wonder if the doctor has become insane or is he that much smart.

The family comedy film has solidified its status as a cult classic.

 

9. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Austin Powers International Man of Mystery 1997

The credible humorous elements in this detective-comedy can even make James Bond laugh till he drops dead. Comedy legend Mike Myers plays the role of the world’s greatest spy frozen in time who is once again needed back in action.

Once brought back, a comical chaos ensues when the spy desperately tries to fit in the new world.

 

8. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

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It took more than two long decades for America’s favourite family to finally get their own movie and it definitely paid off. Homer brings the rest of his clumsy moments to shame when he accidentally puts Springfield in danger.

Comprising of every well-known typical Simpson element in one action packed comedy, the film successfully triumphs as one of the top showcases of Simpsons world.

 

7. The Dictator (2012)

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Sacha Baron Cohen forever changed the complexion of the comedy genre when he portrayed President Prime Minister Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen.

As the Dictator of Wadiya and being the power behind an active nuclear weapons program, this comedy film made quite an impact and brought audiences to a whole new realm of showing the most lethal issues of the world in a funny manner.

 

6. Wedding Crashers (2005)

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The film certainly lives up to its name. Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn portray as two friends with one goal: hitting it high after screwing the female guests at weddings.

During their latest sexual adventure, the two get more than their mouth can chew and as the film progresses some drastically hilarious comical events revolve around the two dudes with attitude.

 

5. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

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Ace Ventura is a down-on-his-luck detective dedicated to crimes and thefts involving animals. When Snowflake, the dolphin mascot of the football team Miami Dolphins is kidnapped before the annual Super Bowl, Ventura takes advantage of the situation and begins investigating; turning it into the most ridiculous and funny crime case worth watching.

 

4. American Pie (1999)

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If there is an adult oriented comedy film every teenager has laughed on until his stomach hurt, its Paul Weitz’s hilariously creative genius, American Pie. The film chronicles four high school teenagers aiming to lose their virginity before graduation.

Their high flying adventures take the most humiliating and unfortunate turn of events that can make anyone laugh.

 

3. The Hangover (2009)

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Hangover exceeds the level of a pure comedy film. It dares to dream and beyond. What made the film a massive comedy success was its originality despite starring four unknown actors at the time.

Equipped with a witty and hilariously amusing storyline, the movie unexpectedly became a giant commercial success and catapulted the title into an entire franchise. Alcohol, road rage, action, the film has got it all.

 

2. The Truman Show (1998)

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Starring Jim Carrey, the film centers around a popular television show which chronicles the life of Truman Burbank, an average joe unaware of the fact that the whole world watches him on television.

The epic comedy managed to pull off nominations at the Academy Awards – a rare commodity in the light of comedy films.

 

1. Superbad (2007)

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After seeing the comedy filled adventure of three friends – Seth, Evan and Fogell – in their battle of choosing brotherhood and girls waiting to get laid, one surely thinks twice over the universal rule of bros before hoes.

Directed by Greg Mottola, the film developed a cult following since its inception and generated the troll name, McLovin.

 

Honorable Mentions

Following comedy films deserve a special mention in our list of best comedy movies of all time:

  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • Airplane! (1980)
  • The Mask (1994)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • The Last Castle (2001)
  • Kingpin (1996)
  • Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  • Bridesmaids (2011)
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Did we miss any classic comedy film that deserved a mention? Let us know in the comments section below!


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Tayyab Khalil

Tayyab is filled with passion for writing. He also sketches in his free time and currently pursues bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from HITEC University, Taxila.

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5 Comments

  1. Spoony says:

    While I agree that all of these movies are indeed “funny” and some of them deserve to be on this list I can’t help but notice that the title is the top 15 comedy movies of ALL time and they are mostly from within the last 10 years or so. What about Space Balls, or Blazzing Saddles, or Ghost Busters, or anything with Richard Prior and Gene Wilder in it? This list is pretty biased.

  2. this list is TERRIBLE!! says:

    I agree with Spoony…how the hell is Superbad number one? Terrible list…terrible!!! Road Trip makes the list but not Friday???? Dr. Dolittle and no Coming to America???? Borat and no Animal House…smh

  3. evilstuie says:

    This has got to be a trolololol right?
    Truman show beats Ace Ventura?
    Half of these areren’t even funny.

  4. Devler says:

    What about Team America? You need a solid musical for this list. Screw Flanders, Screw Flanders, Screw Flander. There, over 15 words.

  5. Blah says:

    No love for Blazing Saddles???

    Screw Flanders, Screw Flanders, Screw Flanders, Screw Flanders, Screw Flanders.

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