15 Best Comedy Movies of All Time

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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)


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