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Top 5 Funniest Movies

Updated on March 24, 2013

My top funniest movies

Everyone has a different opinion of what they think is funny. Some things are funny at some times, and not funny at others. Of all the movies I have seen, these are my top 5 of all time. If you have not seen all of these movies, you should. It was hard to narrow it down to 5, but I didn't want to have the list too long. Check out my choices and let me know what you think, agree or disagree.

Hollywood doesn't seem to be able to produce the good quality comedies the way they used to. Is it me or are movies just not as funny anymore? Of your favorite funny movies, are any of them from the past 10 years? And if they are, are they as good as the older funny movies?

There are several other movies that I feel could have been on the list. Animal House, Caddyshack, Dumb and Dumber, Slapshot, Beverly Hills Cop, National Lampoons Vacation, and Airplane.

The Jerk
The Jerk

My top Funniest, The Jerk

Steve Martin made what I think is his funniest movie with The Jerk. The movie goes through the life of Naven Johnson. He is raised by a black sharecropper family. When he finds out the truth that he is going to stay white and he has no rhythm, he decides to go out on his own and see what life is all about. Through getting jobs and falling in love, marriage and being rich and then losing it all. Everyone can relate to the things in this movie, they all make you laugh. The movie is full of one liners and visual gags that will keep you chuckling and sometimes laughing hard, all the way through.

He hates these cans

Tommy boy
Tommy boy

Tommy Boy

Chris Farley in Tommy boy was fantastic. Chris was a very funny guy. He was the character Tommy perfectly in this movie. The witty one liners and the hilarious scenes in this movie are classics in comedy. David Spade was also superb in this movie. They played off each other very good. A story about a boy who never really had to do anything until his dad dies and he has to step up and try to save the family business.   How he learns to be a salesman and a business man.

Collection of good scenes

Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein

Number 3 Young Frankenstein

The first of 2 Mel Brooks movies that made my top 5. Young Frankensteinis the best Mel Brooks movie. This movie also contains numerous one liners and visual comedy scenes. It appears that all of my top movies are ones that you need to watch carefully to get all the funny lines, and movies you can watch over and over and still think they are funny. This movie is a really good adaptation of one of the classic horror stories of all time. The story is the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his work to bring tissue back t life, but many comedic twists and Mel Brooks interpretations of the story,that will keep you laughing. All of the cast of the movie were great, and it looked liked they really had fun making the film.

Funny Outtakes

Holy Grail
Holy Grail

Monte Python And The Holy Grail

This movie is classic Monte Python, The Holy Grail. I think you either like them of you don't. There aren't many that think they were ok. This movie is also a story that is from the classic story of King Arthur and the knights of the round table. It has a lot of twists in it. Lots of one liners and subtle comedy. Some parts they take something that would normally be gross, and turn it into a funny scene. Scenes like the Black Knight, and Bring out your dead come to mind.

Bring out your dead

Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

This movie, Blazing Saddles, another great by Mel Brooks, is also based on a classic story of good vs evil in the old west. The bad guys in this movie are a lot funnier than in most westerns but the story is similar. The story of a town being over run by bad guys, they need a new sheriff. The sheriff is black and that doesn't go over good with some of the townspeople at first. Funny twists to many issues that are in bad taste. You could not make this movie now, it is not politically correct in any way. It is very funny though.

The Campfire Scene

Final Thoughts

There are many good funny movies.  It was hard to pick the top 5. You may not agree with all of my picks, but you have to admit, you can't watch these movies and still be in a bad mood when they are over.


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    • RachaelLefler profile image

      Rachael Lefler 5 years ago from Illinois

      Ah, nothing like the classics, couldn't agree with this list more.

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      spease 6 years ago from Minneapolis Mn

      They are all old but they are still the funniest movies out there.

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      morgan 6 years ago

      this is all old movies :(

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      phil 6 years ago

      dang y'all oldd

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      mya 6 years ago

      i don't like some of these movies

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      spease 8 years ago from Minneapolis Mn

      It never gets old. Always funny.

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      Snake Eyes 8 years ago from Canada

      Great choices Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail is my favorite. I can watch that movie a hundred times and still laugh at it, great hub