my top 35 favorite comedy'sby acker_jawaka | created - 01 May 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
these 32 movies are in my humble opinion the best comedy's of all time. in no particular order......that said if they were in any sort of order my top one would be hysterical, my second would be night patrol and my third would be cannibal the musical.
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1. Hysterical (1983)
PG | 87 min | Comedy, Horror
A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him, the lighthouse he is renting is inhabited by the spirit of a woman... See full summary »
a cult classic and my personal fave..........your doomed !!
2. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?
Votes: 45,943 | Gross: $27.15M
this movie contains the number one sight gag of all time where william shatner dressed as captain kirk looks as though he is talking on a screen then the door opens......class. i love all the zucker, abrahams & zucker stuff so it was quite hard to choose really.
3. Hercules Returns (1993)
82 min | Comedy
When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages the opening night by switching the Italian film with a non-subtitled version. Brad ... See full summary »
this is the real movie but overdubbed by 2 australian guys who have somehow lost the soundtrack for the film on the opening night of their new cinema. a riot from start to finish.
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 472,275 | Gross: $1.23M
it was a toss up between this or the life of brian, both are superb but i think i chose the holy grail because thats the one i saw first. i dont think i need to describe the film as everyone should know the story allready. python at their best.
5. The Man with Two Brains (1983)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain.
Votes: 22,849 | Gross: $10.10M
again i struggled picking my favorite steve martin movie as the jerk & all of me are just as good but the first time i watched this one as soon as it finished i restarted it and watched it again. i love most of the early steve martin stuff but not that keen on his later films. a classic.
6. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.
Votes: 260,615 | Gross: $72.22M
is this your dog, do you mind if i pet him.....allrighty then. i had only seen jim carrey doing bit parts before i saw him in this even though he had all ready made once bitten but this was the movie that shot him to superstardom even though dumb & dumber and the mask are exellent this is the one for me. shame ace ventura 2 was no where near as good.
7. Used Cars (1980)
R | 113 min | Comedy
When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
i love this movie and recently managed to get it on dvd, im quite a big kurt russell fan anyway and think he is a fine comedy actor. give it a watch you will love it.
8. Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)
Not Rated | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full-on invasion.
i know that this is a new one and maybe it has not earned its place as one of the best comedys of all time but ive seen it about 5 times now and it still has me in stitches.
9. Black Sheep (2006)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.
Votes: 37,923 | Gross: $0.08M
i know it says top ten but i forgot about this one, if you like movies about a man turning into a sheep you will like this one. its in the same vain as revenge of billy the kid another cult classic.
10. Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.
Votes: 9,534 | Gross: $0.55M
featuring the one and only don (no soul) simmons, a man that turned a personal affliction into a recording career.
11. Night Patrol (1984)
R | 85 min | Comedy
A hapless police officer is transferred to the night shift even as he clandestinely pursues a career as a stand up comedian.
featuring the unkown comic (a guy with a paper bag on his head) and linda blaire this is a buddy cop movie with a difference, there are some classic one liners and if you like american style humour you will love this.
12. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 118,348 | Gross: $119.50M
how can you have a top comedy list and not have this in, you wouldn't be able to make this film nowadays with the p c brigade hanging around the place looking for a sense of humour but funny is funny and this is real funny.........the sheriff is a . . . oh nevermind lol
13. Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
R | 87 min | Comedy
An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.
Votes: 44,416 | Gross: $14.25M
my friends told me that there was something sadly wrong with me for laughing at this movie but if you haven't seen it please do you will love it
14. A Night at the Opera (1935)
Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
marx brothers......need i say more ?
15. The Tall Guy (1989)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
A nasty comedian's assistant has allergy induced sneezes, giving problems at work etc. He accepts weekly injections after seeing the cute nurse. After a dozen injections he finally asks her out.
Votes: 4,222 | Gross: $0.51M
great movie with a fantastic cast and very very funny
16. Revamped (2007 Video)
R | 87 min | Horror
Successful businessman Richard Clarke is bitten by a vampire and is plunged into the dark world of the supernatural.
jeff rector at his best
17. Young Einstein (1988)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, History
Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,121 | Gross: $11.54M
the only good film yahoo serious made, good job its a cracker
18. The Supergrass (1985)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime
While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so that she'll go away on a trip with him as his girlfriend. Although he fails to gain any ... See full summary »
19. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
R | 104 min | Comedy
The comic "Bluntman and Chronic" is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation, they set out to wreck the movie.
Votes: 143,405 | Gross: $30.06M
i love all the jay & silent bob movies but this one is my personal favorite
20. Wayne's World 2 (1993)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Music
The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend.
Votes: 73,241 | Gross: $48.20M
21. Cannibal! The Musical (1993)
R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical
The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh.
pure class and based a true story so your also learning while you view.......shpadoinkle !!!
22. The Ten (2007)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.
Votes: 16,039 | Gross: $0.77M
i was not expecting this movie to be as funny as it was, i loved it from start to finish and have watched it again just to see if it really was as funny as i thought.......it was by the way and ive watched it a couple more times since then to.
23. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
R | 89 min | Comedy
A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades.
Votes: 92,313 | Gross: $38.25M
another comedy i didn't expect to much from and another comedy i got plenty from and more. in places this is a very very funny movie.
24. Eat the Rich (1987)
R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Alex (Al Pillay) is a disgruntled server at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex and cohorts attempt ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,167 | Gross: $0.20M
eat the rich is by the comic strip presents team and has a steller cast of top british comedians in it, also features a long time hero of mine, the great man himself lemmy playing the part of (well within his comfort zone) yup a rocker called spider.
all the usual suspects are there and nosher powell (the wrestler) puts in a mighty fine performance as.....well nosher powell of course, blah blah blah secret hideout, big ron (from eastenders) is noshers dodgy sidekick, blah blah blah shotgun & even shane macgowan (the pogues) has a cameo role as.....yup you guessed it a mouthy irish drunk.....so he did. blah blah blah bankrobber. all in all this movie is a comedy classic, blah blah blah WATCH IT !!!
25. Brain Dead (1990)
R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In a showdown of man versus machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation.
Votes: 3,443 | Gross: $1.63M
this movie was promoted more as a horror flick rather than a comedy but it is so funny in places i nearly bought a round in at our local.
directed by none other than the now very famous peter jackson and is also a sort of follow up to bad taste.... my favorite line from the movie is delivered by a priest with a shotgun, as he is fighting the zombies he shouts out....i kick arse for the lord........pure class
26. Up Your Alley (1989)
R | 88 min | Comedy
Vickie Adderly is an enterprising young newspaper reporter looking for that big story to boost her career. A chance encounter with an adventurous drifter leads her into a world she never ... See full summary »
another movie featuring the guy who is the unknown comic, im pretty sure he wrote this one as well as night patrol
27. No Surrender (1985)
R | 100 min | Comedy
It's New Year's Eve in Thatcher's de-industrialising Britain. The scene is set at a seedy bar in Liverpool where a group of Irish Protestant and Irish Catholic pensioners will gather to clash and bash the new year in.
featuring all the usual suspects from the series boys from the black stuff, very funny
R | 84 min | Comedy
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.
Votes: 337,412 | Gross: $128.51M
29. Brüno (2009)
R | 81 min | Comedy
Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.
Votes: 135,983 | Gross: $60.05M
in the same vain as borat and just as funny
30. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Votes: 188,082 | Gross: $44.54M
very odd and very funny
31. Father's Day (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A murderer, a priest, and a delinquent try to bring down a father-killing madman.
this movie is insane and very funny
32. A Few Best Men (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A groom and his three best men travel to the Australian outback for a wedding.
watched it last night and again when i got back from work today, if you have not seen it yet please do, you wont be sorry as its fookin hilarious......a cult classic if ever there was one......fantastic stuff.
33. Freaks of Nature (2015)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers - one human, one vampire, and one zombie - have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.
what a movie, i thought it was very funny, a nod back to the old style horror comedys
34. Landmine Goes Click (2015)
TV-MA | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Trapped standing on an armed landmine, an American tourist is forced to watch helplessly while his girlfriend is terrorized and brutally assaulted.
this movie just got better and better. fantastic stuff
35. The Basement (II) (2018)
TV-MA | 90 min | Horror
A seemingly innocent man is abducted by a notorious L.A. serial killer, who forces his victims to role-play with him so that he can enact his capture, torture and murder fantasies.
another over the top performance from the baddy in this superb horror comedy, there were times i questioned my life choices while viewing this movie.