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Favorite Comedy Movies

Updated on February 5, 2017

Comedy Movies Worth Watching

By: Dan and Yollie Bunag


Comedy is one of our favorite move and TV shows genre for fun, laughs, and just good entertainment. After a hard day's or week's of work, we need to relax, wind down and hopefully get a good laugh to to get rid of some stress. Here is a list of some worthwhile comedy movies. There are so many comedy movies made and some of them are just plain corny and some can be considered a waste of time. But once every so often a few good ones come up. If you're not so much as going to be too critical, these comedy movies are worth a laugh. Well, at least for us, we found them to be both enjoyable and entertaining.

Caveman

Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Bach and Shelley Long band together in a hilarious love story for the ages 'The Stone Ages! With an all-star cast and fun special effects, this cult comedy classic is a "cheery, playful" (The New York Times) romp through BC that "aims for belly laughs and gets them" (Variety)! Prehistoric life is tough for poor, lovesick Atouk (Starr). As the smallest and weakest caveman of his tribe, he is unable to win the heart of the beautiful Lana (Bach) and is banished from the cave by Lana's mate, Tonda (NFL star John Matuszak), the hulking chief of the tribe. Forced to wander the ancient wilderness, Atouk meets a variety of unlikely allies who, after hearing his story, want to help him get back in with his clan. And before Atouk knows it, he's the chief of his own tribe of misfits! Leading his rag-tag band of oddballs into battle, Atouk has one mission in mind: to knock Tonda off his throne and carry Lana away by her hair!

The Golden Child

L.A. social worker Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) has a knack for finding lost children. That's why the beautiful priestess Kee Nang (Charlotte Lewis) turns to Jarrell when a child with mystical powers (J.L. Reate) is kidnapped from Tibet and brought to Los Angeles. Now, Jarrell's mission is to find the boy and bring peace to the world. Along the way, he fights his way through a series of traps and terrors in this comic adventure.

Overboard

It's the craziest mix-up ever! Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell dazzle the screen in this buoyant and screwball comedy of memory-making and memory-faking. One of Hollywood's most dynamic screen pairs, Hawn and Russell make the most of every hilarious situation in this delightful riches-to-rags romance that's perfect entertainment for anyone who appreciates a great practical joke. Hawn is Joanna Stayton, the pampered wife of a pretentious, yacht-owning socialite. When their boat gets stuck for repairs, Joanna employs carpenter Dean Proffitt (Russell) to improve her closet space. But when Dean asks to be paid, he's blatantly turned down by the "nothing is ever good enough for me" Joanna.So when Joanna falls overboard and gets a bad case of amnesia, Dean takes advantage of the situation and, in a stroke of retributive genius, tells her that she's his wife and the mother of his four unruly children!

Singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) needs protection after inadvertently seeing her gangster boyfriend, Vince (Harvey Keitel), commit murder. She's rechristened Sister Mary Clarence and stashed in a convent, where her heretical behavior shakes up the order -- especially starchy Mother Superior (Maggie Smith). Relegated to the choir, Deloris peppers their repertoire with doo-wop and soon draws the media's attention ... and Vince's.

Wayne's World

In this big-screen feature of a legendary "Saturday Night Live" parody, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey), the original "Party on!" overgrown teenagers, produce a no-budget cable access show that wins a contract from a fast-talking ad man (Rob Lowe). The dudes think they've hit it big -- but may have fallen for a scam. Meanwhile, Wayne has fallen again -- this time, for gorgeous rocker (Tia Carrere) who takes his hormones for a ride.

Mrs. Doubtfire


Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife (Sally Field) needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, a little makeup and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British nanny who is hired on the spot. Free to be the "woman" he never knew he could be, the disguised Daniel creates a whole new life with his entire family.

The Addams Family / Addams Family Values

The Addams Family: When long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after 25 years in the Bermuda Triangle Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) plan a celebration to wake the dead. But Wednesday (Christina Ricci) barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester's uncommonly "normal" behavior. Could this Fester be a fake part of an evil scheme to raid the Addams fortune? Based on Charles Addams' beloved cartoons and following the success of the hit TV series. The Addams Family Values: It's love at first fright when Gomez and Morticia welcome a new addition to the Addams household - Pubert their soft cuddly mustachioed baby boy. As Fester falls hard for voluptuous nanny Debbie Jilinsky (Joan Cusack) Wednesday and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) discover she's a black-widow murderess who plans to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands. The family's future grows even bleaker when the no-good nanny marries Fester and has the kids shipped off to summer camp. But, Wednesday still has a Thing or two up her sleeve.

Army of Darkness

Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient Necronomicon, or "Book of the Dead," transports department store clerk Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his 1973 Oldsmobile into England's Dark Ages. There, he faces legions of undead beasts in a battle for his life. This campy tongue-in-cheek take on the sword-and-sorcery genre with its amazing f/x will make you scream with fear and laughter.

There's Something About Mary


Ted (Ben Stiller) is still in love with his high school prom date, Mary (Cameron Diaz), even though it's been years after the humiliating incident that cut their date short. Ted hires Pat, a private detective (Matt Dillon) to track her down, but Pat ends up falling in love with her too, starting a battle for Mary's heart.

There's Something About Mary (DVD)

There's Something About Mary - Trailer

Practical Magic / The Witches of Eastwick


If a broom falls, company is due. When a circle rings the moon, trouble looms, Should you misplace your broom, sorry; a hand vac can't be used in an exorcism rite. Fun and excitement abound in the Owens family of wily witches. One problem, though: the men the Owens women fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman bring a sparkling screen magic to Practical Magic, adapted from Alice Hoffman's bestseller and directed by Griffin Dunne. They play Sally and Gillian Owens, sisters hexed by a centuries -old curse...and coping with a witches brew of events involving a possible love match (Aidan Quinn) for one, a zombie (Goran Visnjic) for the other and a need to resume the age-old witchcraft taught by two doting Owens aunts (Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest). Sit for a spell and enjoy.

Blast From the Past

Meet Adam Webber born and raised in a bomb shelter with his mad scientist father and his sherry-swilling mother. Now 35 years later Adam is about to emerge into a bewildering new world where he'll meet Eve a modern Los Angeles woman. This movie is filled with funny moments when Adam (Brendan Fraser) figured out how to act in modern day Los Angeles with the help of Eve.

Legally Blonde


She's a California sorority girl who'll do anything to keep her man. Even if it means going all the way to law school! Reese Witherspoon stars with Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis and Victor Garber in a knock-out comedy with a heart of goldand hair to match! Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is a California blonde with couture clothes, fabulous friends and the hottest boyfriend on campus. So when Warner Huntington III (Davis) suddenly dumps her and heads for Harvard Law School, Elle takes matters into her own perfectly manicured hands. She enrolls too! Now getting Warner back should be a snap, right? Wrong! Elle's about to begin the toughest fight of her life for love, honor, justice and respect for blondes everywhere!

The Hot Chick

Cheerleader Jessica Spencer (Rachel McAdams) is as shallow and spiteful as she is pretty and popular. Her cruel nature gets her in trouble when a curse traps her in the body of a 30-year-old man (Rob Schneider). Humbled, confused and in constant need of a shave, Jessica frantically tries to figure out how to switch back in time for the prom and the big cheer-leading competition.

School of Rock

A die-hard rock guitarist-turned-substitute-teacher transforms a class of fifth graders into a high-voltage rock group. His lesson: to lead the kids on to victory in the local battle of the bands competition.

Freaky Friday

A lovable comedy, Dr. Tess Coleman and her teenage daughter Anna have one thing in common -- they don't relate to each other on anything. Not clothes or men or Anna's passion to be in a rock band. Nothing. Then one night a little mystic mayhem changes their lives and they wake up to the biggest freak-out ever. Tess and Anna are trapped inside each other's body! But Tess's wedding is Saturday and the two must find a way to switch back -- fast! Literally forced to walk in each other's shoes, will they gain respect and understanding for the other's point of view? Filled with comedy, rock 'n roll and lots of heart, Freaky Friday is freaking fun everyone can enjoy together.

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      Niktravelfit 3 years ago

      Great lens and good list. There's Something About Mary used to be one of my favorite movies when I was a teenager, probably because of a little crush on Cameron Diaz I guess. Still like the movie.

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      Dan & Yollie Bunag 7 years ago from Oahu, Hawaii

      @Tonto Murray: Thanks, those are nice as well...

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      Tonto Murray 7 years ago

      Nice list of comedies. Here are some lists of the best comedies of the 1980s from members of Rankography.com