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100 Funniest Movies (Part 24 ~The # 1 Comedy of All-Time)

Updated on November 26, 2011

100) Being John Malkovich

99) Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

98) Private Benjamin

97) American Beauty

96) Brewster's Millions

95) A League of Their Own

94) Defending Your Life

93) Swimming With Sharks

92) Harold and Maude

91) The Bad News Bears


90) Shaun of the Dead

89) Ciao Professore!

88) About A Boy

87) Nobody's Fool

86) Ghostbusters

85) The 40-Year-Old Virgin

84) Moonstruck

83) The Snapper

82) Stripes

81) We're No Angels


80) Heathers

79) Much Ado About Nothing

78) Bottle Rocket

77) The Out-of-Towners

76) Finding Nemo

75) Pee Wee's Big Adventure

74) The Odd Couple

73) Party Girl

72) The Tall Guy

71) Say Anything...


70) After Hours

69) The Aristocrats

68) Made

67) Oscar

66) Bad Santa

65) Trading Places

64) The Money Pit

63) Private Parts

62) Young Frankenstein

61) Back to the Future


60) Better Off Dead

59) Frankie & Johnny

58) Crazy People

57) Welcome To The Dollhouse

56) Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

55) Rushmore

54) Half-Baked

53) The Hudsucker Proxy

52) The Breakfast Club

51) Meet The Parents / Meet The Fockers


50) Fast Times at Ridgemont High

49) This Is Spinal Tap

48) When Harry Met Sally

47) Wild Cats

46) There's Something About Mary

45) Napoleon Dynamite

44) Waiting for Guffman

43) Wedding Crashers

42) Small Time Crooks

41) I Love You To Death


40) South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

39) Clueless

38) Mr. Mom

37) Swingers

36) Tootsie

35) Raising Arizona

34) The Jerk

33) Friday

32) Caddyshack

31) The Princess Bride


30) Monty Python and the Holy Grail

29) Foul Play

28) Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

27) Animal House

26) Annie Hall

25) A Christmas Story

24) Big

23) Clerks

22) Liar Liar

21) Ferris Bueller's Day Off


20) The Big Lebowski

19) The Ref

18) A Fish Called Wanda

17) The Nutty Professor

16) 16 Candles

15) Groundhog Day

14) Best In Show

13) Bullets Over Broadway

12) Planes, Trains and Automobiles

11) The Birdcage


10) Parenthood

9) Coming To America

8) Election

7) Airplane!

6) What About Bob?

5) Office Space

4) Arthur

3) Elf

2) Dumb and Dumber

and finally the moment we've all been waiting for....

First of all, let me stick my chest and say that not one person guessed it! To those of you out there who haven't been waiting intently for this hub I have only this to say to you.

I think you're all fug'd in the head!

We're ten seconds from fuggin fun park and you want to bail out?

Well, I'll tell you something, this is no longer just a movie countdown, it's a quest! It's a quest for fun! I'm gonna have fun and you're gonna have fun we're all gonna have so much fuggin' fun we're gonna need plastic surgery to remove our godamm'd smiles. You'll be whistling Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah out of your azzoles!

I gotta be crazy starting this countdown. I'm on a pilgrimage to reveal a moose.

.................... Praise Marty Moose!


Isn't it obvious???!!!....... #1 ~~~ National Lampoon's "Vacation"

Ed, this is not the car I ordered. I distinctly ordered the Antarctic Blue Super Sports Wagon with C.B. and optional rally fun pack.  Davenport!
Ed, this is not the car I ordered. I distinctly ordered the Antarctic Blue Super Sports Wagon with C.B. and optional rally fun pack. Davenport!
We watch his program. We buy his toys, we go to his movies, he owes us! Doesn't Marty Moose owe us? He owes the Griswalds right? Fuggin-A right he owes us!
We watch his program. We buy his toys, we go to his movies, he owes us! Doesn't Marty Moose owe us? He owes the Griswalds right? Fuggin-A right he owes us!
Roy; can I call you Roy? Have you even driven your whole family cross-country? but what if you had driven all that way and Florida was closed?
Roy; can I call you Roy? Have you even driven your whole family cross-country? but what if you had driven all that way and Florida was closed?

John Hughes wrote a piece for National Lampoon's magazine called Vacation '58 and when it was converted into a film it launched the greatest comedy script writer ever along with Woody Allen. This is first and his best which let's face it, is almost always the case.

National Lampoon's "Vacation" ~~~ 1983

Clark Griswold and his family are traveling across country to the ultimate family vacation destination Disn---ummm Walley World! They will endure at least 25 things that will make you laugh out loud! Here's a sample of my personal favorites...

  • Now, I owe it to myself to tell you, Mr. Griswold, that if you are thinking of taking the tribe cross country, this is your automobile. The Wagon Queen Family Truckster. You think you hate it now, but wait till you drive it.
  • I got laid off when they closed that asbestos factory, and wouldn't you know it, the army cuts my disability pension because they said that the plate in my head wasn't big enough.
  • Hey, hey, easy kids. Everybody in the car. Boat leaves in two minutes... or perhaps you don't want to see the second largest ball of twine on the face of the earth, which is only four short hours away?
  • I don't give a frog's fat ass who went through what. We need money! Hey, Russ, wanna look through Aunt Edna's purse?
  • I'm making out a check for $1000, all you have to do is give me $300 in cash and keep the $700, all for doing nothing more than acting like a total creep.
  • Roll 'em up!
  • O God, ease our suffering in this, our moment of great dispair. Yea, admit this kind and decent woman into thy arms of thine heavenly area, up there. And Moab, he lay us upon the band of the Canaanites, and yea, though the Hindus speak of karma, I implore you: give her a break.

The Trailer!


So let's all sing together....

Who's the moosiest moose we know?

Marty Moose!

Who's the star of our favorite show?

Marty Moose!

M is for Merry, we're merry you see;

O is for Oh gosh, Oh golly, Oh gee;

S is for Super Swell family glee;

E is for Everything you want to be.

M - A - R - T - Y;

M - O - O - S - E.

What's that spell?

Marty Moose!

Marty Moose!

Marty Moose!

(Hyuk), that's me!

I guess that pretty much wraps things up on my end...or does it???

Nah, I will be very soon publishing a simple list of the 200 greatest comedies I have ever seen and you are welcome to promote your favorites right here 'till then!

Play that tune you just need to hear right now!


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      kanthi anand 

      7 years ago

      pls suggest funnies and hillarious a must watch movie,want to enjoy watching with my 5yr old daughter!!

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      You certainly keep people entertained... Did you mention Benny Hill? Clay Pigeons? I have a fabulous sense of humor but the movies over the years suck

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      8 years ago

      Blazing Saddles?

    • Malcolm_Cox profile image


      8 years ago from Newcastle, England

      My favourite is Kingpin

      "We don't have a cow, we got a bull..."

      "I'll just go brush my teeth."

      Great list

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      8 years ago

      Some movies that would be in my top 50 comedies:

      Anglicize This/That

      Road Trip



      What Happens In Vegas

      I'm glad you got the Hudsucker Proxy, good catch.

      I'd not consider Defending Your Life or Private Parts to be comedies.

      I love Vegas Vacation more than the original, and watched it a lot.

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      9 years ago

      I introduced my wife to Weird Al Yankovic's 1989 UHF. She immigrated from Hong Kong in the mid-90's so had never heard of this movie. It was just as funny as I remember it when I first saw it. Gotta include this flick somewhere in the top 100! :)

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      9 years ago

      i think neighbors & caveman are 2 of the greatest comedies ever ***

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      10 years ago

      'throw mamma of the train' isn't there as well but animation movie finding nemo is?also 'amos and andrew' ....... your number one is an excelent choice!!!!!!

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      10 years ago

      where's crazy weekend at bernies?didn't like that one?

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      how to increase vertical 

      10 years ago

      An excellent place to hang out and have a funny entertainment.... This hubpage is very useful and filled with lots of interesting! Nice list, I'd definitely agree with.. Thanks for the excellent Hub! Its amazing...

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      10 years ago

      hey great list got some great movies on it! just one thing tho u soo have to have grandmas boy on there it's dead funny!xxx

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      Adam B 

      10 years ago

      I just came across your list and obviously one person's taste is much different from others and here are some movies I think are in need of a top 100. Anchorman: Legend of Ron Burgendy, Mamma's Boy, Accepted, Basketball, Tenecious D in the Pick of Destiny, Happy Gilmore, Beerfest, Love Stinks, Old School, Zoolander, School of Rock, Mallrats, Kickin it Old School, Run Ronnie Run, Over Her Dead Body and finally Step Brothers.

    • Tater2tot profile image


      10 years ago from ~~~

      I am sorry that you think I bailed on you DJ. I went out of town and my family there didn't have internet there and I was so busy I wasn't able to go to Starbucks to work a little bit. I was gone for a week but when I came home we took my 7 year old cousin home and I was busy entertaining her and didn't get a lot of time to read or relax. But blah.. blah.. blah..

      I did read this hub as soon as I got back though. I thought I mentioned it in the second funniest movie.:(

      I can't believe I am saying this but here is ANOTHER movie I have not seen. :( Yet ANOTHER movie I must go rent or buy just so I can come back and know what you are talking about. You like Woody Allen right? I mean we talked about him before. Oh I just realized I should have gotten that hint when you brought him up in the forum... :D I will try and see this movie as soon as possible.

      But good news! I went and bought "The Usual Suspects" and I will watch that tonight and get back to you on that movie.

      Sorry again. I didn't mean to be rude and leave ya hangin.

    • Rhym O'Reison profile image

      Rhym O'Reison 

      10 years ago from Crowley, Tx

      What is it about countdowns that are so compelling? I have to watch them on TV but I Tivo it so I can get to the good stuff asap. You were very tricky and made us wait, but (grudgingly) it was worth it! There really must be something to delayed gratification after all.

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      Lady Luthi 

      10 years ago from San Francisco

      I couldn't agree more with DJ. Awesome list and I am looking forward to the next.

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      10 years ago from Philadelphia Pa

      ok...ill let it go...nice work

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      10 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      don't forget to check out the new countdown of REAL FILMS TOO.

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      desert blondie 

      10 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      Glad you're rethinking My Cousin Vinny...sorry you, at first, thought it was just one looooonnngg movie waiting for a great end scene. I think there's hilarious scenes all through it...the Menu at the diner? The witness with dirty window screens? The red tuxedo? The Mud? The biological clock? The hick pool hustler? Sleeping better in a noisy prison cell than in a quiet southern town? The "trick question" for the Lisa character? Every pronunciation of Joe Pesci's? Huntin' little deah?

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      10 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      You are the best desert blondie. 

      RE: My C Vinny:  My summation of that film was looooong movie to wait for one great scene at the end.  HOWEVER, during the course of the countdown it was on TV so Paula n I watched it and I have changed my mind.  It is very funny. 

      When I release the 200 Films part after this you will see that I am gonna be making some edits!!

      Spaceballs WAS funny but Star Wars jokes?  it was in 1976 people.  AND that guy Mel Brooks is the reason we have to watch all those STUPID FUGGIN Wayan bros.  Scary Movie, Epic Money, Make Me Wanna Barf movie is more like it.

      How much talent does it take to watch other people's stuff and then make fun of it?   None.  We all do that at home.  Ditto Forrest Gump too. Have some idiot run through every major event in history.  What did that script take, five minutes to write?  That box of chocolates line is evil too.      

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      desert blondie 

      10 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      But I just not seeing it...where's My Cousin Vinny? Good call though on leaving out Spaceballs.

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      desert blondie 

      10 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      Finally, you've done it !!!! Fantastic ! And what a choice for #1 ! ! Gotta admit, hadn't noticed it missing from your list...amazing what we don't see when there is so much offered to see! Amazing hunk of thinking, research, writing, and more you've put into series! You're the best!

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      10 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      I actually didn't forget it. It was on this list in the beginning but then i re-watched it and realized that it's pretty frickin lame and dated. It'll be in the Top 200.

      May the Scwartz be with you! eeeesh!

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      10 years ago

      You forgot Spaceballs. Totally classic comedy

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      10 years ago from New York

      Hello DJ, I haven't seen some of the movies you have up there, but it's a great list! I'm glad you put South Park up; the famous "unmentionable organs" speech at the end was epic!

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      10 years ago

      Somebody should make a 100 Best Sketch Comedies hub

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      10 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      I've never seen Life of Brian all the way through. I gotta see it again based on that review!

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      Jerrico Usher 

      10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Love that movie! Thanks for the list too.. couple on their I need to see!

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      Christopher James Stone 

      10 years ago from Whitstable, UK

      Well, you know, we all have our favourite lists of funny movies and this is as good as I could imagine, with one exception. You've only got one Monty Python, and it's the Holy Grail, when anyone knows the greatest Python movie is the Life of Brian.

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      Daniel Pyle 

      10 years ago

      Poor little fella he probably kept up for the first few miles..

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      Melissa G 

      10 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      Fantastic job! I love that you included Bottle Rocket, Harold and Maude, and Being John Malkovich... I'd argue that The Naked Gun should be listed also, but all things considered, this is pretty impressive.

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      10 years ago from ~~~

      Oh shizack. Yeah I can't be mad at that. Props!

    • DJ Funktual profile imageAUTHOR

      DJ Funktual 

      10 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove


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      10 years ago

      Ohhhhh! Dude you nailed it I couldn't agree more!


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