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Best Comedy Movie Series - Top 10 Comedy Film Series of All Time

Updated on August 6, 2014

Best Movie Series group - Comedy Film Series

Are you in the mood to laugh? This lens is featuring the Best 10 Comedy Film Franchises of All Time.

All those comedies are part of movie series having at least one or two sequels, with some franchises getting up to 6 installments.

Find here a selection of Youtube trailers and videos, the best available offers for DVD gift sets & collections and Blue-ray special & collector's editions as well as various information about each movie including the total worldwide gross.

#1 Police Academy Trailers - Watch YouTube Trailers

4 Film Favorites: Police Academy (Police Academy, Police Academy 2, Police Academy 3, Police Academy 4)
4 Film Favorites: Police Academy (Police Academy, Police Academy 2, Police Academy 3, Police Academy 4)

Includes the first 4 Police Academy Films:

- Police Academy

- Police Academy 2 - Their First Assignment

- Police Academy 3 - Back in Training

- Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol

 
Police Academy 5 - Assignment Miami Beach
Police Academy 5 - Assignment Miami Beach

Actors: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow

All hell breaks loose when captain Harris crashes old captain Lassard's award celebration in Miami

 
Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege
Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege

Released in 1989

Actors: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow

 

#2 Scarry Movie Trailers - Youtube Trailers

Scary Movie
Scary Movie

Starring: Carmen Electra, Anna Faris

A familiar-looking group of teenagers find themselves being stalked by a more-than-vaguely recognizable masked killer!

 
Scary Movie [Blu-ray]
Scary Movie [Blu-ray]

If you've seen Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, then you know the entire plot of Scary Movie. That's okay, though, because this is a parody, and it helps to know the story in order to be able to get the jokes.

But is it funny? That's the most important question, and the answer to that is yes.

 
Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 2

Actors: Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans; Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans

All your favorite SCARY MOVIE characters are back in a laugh-packed sequel that scares up even more irreverent fun than the original!

 
Scary Movie 3 (Widescreen Edition)
Scary Movie 3 (Widescreen Edition)

Starring: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen

This freewheeling parody tosses horror movies, Eminem, The Matrix, and much more into a cinematic blender.

 
Scary Movie 4 (Unrated Widescreen Edition)
Scary Movie 4 (Unrated Widescreen Edition)

The Scary Movie gang is back for their funniest, most fearless installment yet. -Starring Anna Faris & Regina Hall (previous Scary Movie films), Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun, Airplane), Carmen Electra (Cheaper by the Dozen 2)

 

#3 Rush Hour 1, 2 & 3 - Watch Youtube Trailers

Rush Hour (Special Edition)
Rush Hour (Special Edition)

The plotline may sound familiar: Two mismatched cops are assigned as reluctant partners to solve a crime. Culturally they are complete opposites, and they quickly realize they can't stand each other. One (Jackie Chan) believes in doing things by the book. He is a man with integrity and nerves of steel. The other (Chris Tucker) is an amiable rebel who can't stand authority figures.

 
Rush Hour 3 (Widescreen and Full-Screen)
Rush Hour 3 (Widescreen and Full-Screen)

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker head for the City of Lights in the somewhat threadbare but sporadically exciting Rush Hour 3, the second sequel to director Brett Ratner's 1998 cop-buddy hit.

 
Rush Hour 3 [Blu-ray]
Rush Hour 3 [Blu-ray]

The aging Chan still seems to defy the laws of physics with some of his more spectacular stunts. But it's true those stunts take a little more time than they used to, and judicious editing makes Chan look spry as ever. He frets charmingly in Rush Hour 3, while Tucker revives his brash character's motormouth guile and whiny womanizing.

 
Rush Hour 2 (Special Edition)
Rush Hour 2 (Special Edition)

Rush Hour 2 retains the appeal of its popular predecessor, so it's easily recommended to fans of its returning stars, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.

 

#4 Home Alone Movies - Youtube Trailers

Home Alone
Home Alone

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them.

 
Home Alone 2
Home Alone 2

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is back! But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground! But Kevin won't be alone for long.

 

Actors: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa

A band of international crooks has hidden a military computer chip inside a toy car, but an airport mix-up lands it in the hands of whiz-kid Alex Pruitt who's home alone with the chicken pox in a quiet Chicago suburb.

 
Home Alone 4 - Tv Mow
Home Alone 4 - Tv Mow

It's tough being nine. Tougher still is spending Christmas with dad at his new girlfriend Natalie's mansion even though it's loaded with all the techno-gadgets any kid could hope for! But this Christmas, Kevin (Michael Weinberg) is really in hot water again, and so are Marv (French Stewart) and his sidekick (Missi Pyle), who are trying to rob Natalie's house.

 

#5 Beverly Hills Cop Films - Official Trailers on Youtube

Beverly Hills Cop (Special Collector's Edition)
Beverly Hills Cop (Special Collector's Edition)

While its sequels were formulaic and safe, the first Beverly Hills Cop set out to explore some uncharted territory, and succeeded. A blend of violent action picture and sharp comedy, the film has an excellent director, Martin Brest (Scent of a Woman), who finds some original perspectives on stock scenes.

 
Beverly Hills Cop II
Beverly Hills Cop II

The 1988 sequel to one of the most successful movies of all time finds Eddie Murphy reprising his role as Detroit police detective Axel Foley, and once again playing a fish out of water as he tries to solve a series of heists in Beverly Hills that may be connected to the attempted murder of his friend, a Beverly Hills police captain (Ronny Cox).

 
Beverly Hills Cop III
Beverly Hills Cop III

Third time is not quite the charm for Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley when he heads for L.A. once again to avenge a friend's murder. This time he's off to the Disneyesque WonderWorld, apparently the most hazardous theme park in America despite an army of shady security agents.

 

#6 Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers - Watch YouTube Trailers

Meet the Parents (Full Screen Special Edition)
Meet the Parents (Full Screen Special Edition)

Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro

Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is the fool in love in Meet the Parents. Just as he's about to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo), he learns that her sister's fiancé asked their father, Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro), for permission to marry.

 
Meet The Fockers (Full Screen Edition)
Meet The Fockers (Full Screen Edition)

Actors: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro

This time around, Jack and Dina Byrnes (De Niro and Blythe Danner) climb into Jack's new kevlar-lined RV with daughter Pam (Teri Polo), soon-to-be son-in-law Gaylord (Stiller), and Jack's infant grandson from his other daughter for the trip to Florida to meet Gaylord's parents, Bernie and Roz Focker (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand in a casting coup).

 
Little Fockers
Little Fockers

Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro return as the comic duo of a hapless, eager-to-please son-in-law and an overbearing father-in-law in Little Fockers.

 

#7 Men in Black Films - Watch Official Trailers on Youtube

Men in Black (Collector's Series)
Men in Black (Collector's Series)

There's lots of comedy to spare in this bright film, some of the funniest stuff found in the margins of the major action. (A scene with Smith's character being trounced in the distance by a huge alien while Jones questions a witness is a riot).

 
Men in Black II (Full Screen Special Edition)
Men in Black II (Full Screen Special Edition)

The quest of a multitentacled alien--on Earth in the form of Lara Flynn Boyle--for the light of Zartha requires Jay to deneuralize Kay, whose restored memory contains the key to saving the planet.

 
Men in Black 3 [Blu-ray]
Men in Black 3 [Blu-ray]

In Men in Black™ 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner.

 

#8 Austin Powers Movies - Official Youtube Trailers

Austin Powers in Goldmember
Austin Powers in Goldmember

With Beyoncé Knowles

Despite symptoms of sequelitis, Austin Powers in Goldmember is must-see lunacy for devoted fans of the shagadelic franchise. Unfortunately, the law of diminishing returns is in full effect: for every big-name cameo and raunchy double-entendre, there's an equal share of redundant shtick, juvenile scatology, and pop-cultural spoofery.

 
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

If you don't think Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) is one of the funniest movies of the 1990s, maybe you should be packed into a cryogenic time chamber and sent back to the decade whence you came.

 
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Starring Heather Graham

First he fought for the Crown, now he's fighting for the family jewels! Mike Myers returns as the world's grooviest superspy who must return to the Swingin' Sixties to recover his ''mojo'' and stop Dr. Evil from liquidating the world!

 

#9 Night at the Museum 1 and 2 - Watch Youtube Trailers

Night at the Museum (Full Screen Edition)
Night at the Museum (Full Screen Edition)

Ben Stiller stars as Larry Daley, an underachieving inventor waiting for his ship to come in while getting evicted from one apartment after another for lack of funds. Larry's son needs some stability, so the well-meaning ne'er-do-well takes a job as night watchman at New York City's Museum of Natural History.

 
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy)

Extras include commentaries by the director and the writers, the usual self-congratulatory making-of featurette, deleted scenes that are actually as good as the rest of the movie, an alternate ending, and an entirely pointless second disc about Crystal, the capuchin monkey who plays Dexter.

 

#10 Look Who's Talking - Look Who's Talking Too and Look Who's Talking Now

Look Who's Talking/Look Who's Talking Too
Look Who's Talking/Look Who's Talking Too

Look Who's Talking- I've loved this movie ever since I was a kid. Bruce Willis was hilarious as the voice of baby Mikey. Kirstie Alley stars as Mollie, an accountant who is pregnant with a married man's baby.

 
Look Who's Talking Now!
Look Who's Talking Now!

Travolta and Alley mark time while Danny De Vito and Diane Keaton provide the most entertainment performing the dogs' voices. Not awful, but not necessary either, and a long way from the small but real qualities of the first film.

 

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      oldies but goldies!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great selection

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      supersiva 5 years ago

      Comedy movies are always worth a watch as it makes you laugh from the beginning till end

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      ellies lm 5 years ago

      You have some great picks here!

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      alina nicoleta92 5 years ago

      Wow, I forgot how good these movies can be.

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      RetroMom 5 years ago

      Adam Sandler's movies are also funny.

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      exotickitten731 5 years ago

      perfect picks, i can't think of any other comedy series OTHER THAN AMERICAN PIE to go on this list hehe X_X

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Pink Panther????????

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Meet the Parents. Ben Stiller is the best!

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Wayne's World is one of my favorites.

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      Lorymer 5 years ago

      @squidshe: Thanks for visiting!

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      squidshe 5 years ago

      Geez it's been so long since the days of Eddie Murphy films, gotta say I miss his type of humor. Great pics!

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      Lorymer 5 years ago

      @julieannbrady: OK! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      You know, my dear, I was feeling I needed a good laugh ... things have been awfully serious of late. So, it was a timely and serendipitous visit today to your page ... to answer the posed question of "Are you in the mood to laugh?" OMG, I am ... I am ... give me the intellectual classics like the Pink Panther. Please!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Topper Series, Pink Panther Series, The Thin Man Series