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Top 10 comedy movies of all time

Updated on March 20, 2013

Ten Best Comedy Movies

I've always liked movies. It depends on the mood but generally, best genre for a movie is comedy in my opinion. I like to watch other types of movies too, but comedies are my favourites, because one can watch comedy movies continuously without getting bored

Here is the list of top 10 comedy movies ever made.

Best Comedy Movies Ever
Best Comedy Movies Ever

10. Ace Ventura (The Pet Detective) (1994)

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Metascore: 37/100

Directed by: Tom Shadyac.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox.

Jim Carrey plays a low rent private pet detective. Who serves the people in finding their lost animals. So when he is called to solve the case of kidnapped Miami Dolphin,the story takes a hilarious turn. Its a silly comedy, probably the Jim Carrey's best, with some very funny moments. If you want to relax and just laugh then Ace Ventura is the right choice and is at number 10 on our ten best comedy movies ever made.

40 years old virgin
40 years old virgin

9. The 40 years old Virgin (2005)

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Metascore: 73/100

Directed by: Judd Apatow

Starring: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener and Paul Rudd

"A Comedy about the moments that touch us in ways we've never been touched before"

Andy works in an electronic store and lives alone. He plays video games and have childish behavior, and he never had sex. When his co-workers come to know this, they make their aim to help him losing his virginity. His childish behavior and funny faces makes the movie funny and because of Steve's best acting, it's at ninth spot on our list of top 10 comedy movies ever made.

Top 10 Comedy Movies
Top 10 Comedy Movies

8. Annie Hall (1977)

IMDB Rating: 8.8/10

Metascore: n/a

Directed By: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

"Woody Allen at his smartest, wittiest, funniest and best"

Out of 10 best comedy movies ever made, how can we forget Annie Hall. Annie Hall is the romantic comedy directed and acted by Woody Allen.

A stand-up comedian Alvy Singer,falls in love with a girl Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) ,who is a singer and photographer. They both are different from each other but attracted towards each other in their first meeting. It's a story of ups and downs in a relationship filled with humor and witty dialogues. It's a movie worth-watching loved and adored by people greatly.

Top Ten Comedy Movies
Top Ten Comedy Movies

7. SuperBad (2007)

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Metascore: 76/100

Directed by: Greg Mottola

Starring: Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera

Best for teenagers, Superbad is a story of two high school friends, Evan and Seth. Who wants to hookup with the girls before they leave the college. Their path diverges when Evan goes to Darthmouth. This separation from each other is a subtext of the story. Superbad takes a turn when Julie invites them to attend a party. Superbad has done a good business and because of its good comedy, it has a place in our best comedy movies ever on number 7!

Ten Best Comedy Movies Ever
Ten Best Comedy Movies Ever

6. Some like it hot (1959)

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

Metascore: n/a

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

"Truly Classic"

Marilyn Monore is one of the hottest actresses of all the times and her acting in the movie is truly remarkable. The movie was a great hit and won the Oscar. And if we talk about top comedies, how can we forget "Some Like it Hot".

"Joe" and "Jerry" are two struggling musicians. They witness, St Valentine's Day Massacre and they ran away in order to avoid being caught by gangsters and joins a female band after dressing up like girls. They get close to the singer Kane (Marlyin Monore) and Joe falls in love with her."Some like it hot" is one of the most hilarious comedies ever made. Its truly a masterwork, filled with humorous jokes and actions. After watching the movie, you surely will want to watch it again and again and again.

Top Ten Comedy Movies
Top Ten Comedy Movies

5. The Hangover (2009)

IMDB Rating:7.8/10


Directed by:Todd Phillips

Starring: Zach Galifianakis,Bradley Cooper,Justin Barthe.

" What happened last night!!!"

And how can we forget the "Hangover"?! Its very famous among teens and most probably their first choice so here it is, in our 10 best comedy movies. Its concept is so simple yet complicated. It's a trip of three friends to Vegas along with their groom-to-be friend. They spend a wild night by drinking too much. The next morning, they forgot every single thing that happened the last night and eventually they lose the groom. So their life changes and the real fun began!!!

Quite entertaining with a great cast and dialogues, the movie will definitely tickle you and is at number 5 spot on our top 10 comedy movies.

Top 10 Comedy Movies
Top 10 Comedy Movies

4. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

Metascore: 82/100

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: John Belushi, Karen Allen and Tom Hulce

"It was the Deltas against the rules... the rules lost!"

If you are looking for comedy with little bit of romance, you are talking about "Animal House" it's a very famous movie and is among the best comedy movies ever.

Larry Kroger and Kent Dorfman joins the Delta house but not to learn. Dean don't like their "boys gone wild" type attitude and so wanted to expel them But the Deltas have other plans for him. Truly classical and a must-see!

10 Best Comedy Movies Ever
10 Best Comedy Movies Ever

3. Shaun of the dead

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10

Metascore: 76/100

Director: Edgar Wright

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Kate Ashfield

"It's just one of those days when you're feeling a little...dead."

On number three, it's a horror comedy with zombies. Yes! We are talking about "Shaun of the dead"!!

Witty, amazingly funny acting and dialogues.

Shaun works in a London electronic store and lives with his best friend. Because of his careless attitude his girlfriend Lizz dumped him. After getting dumped, he drank too much and when next day, Shaun and his friend awake from the alcoholic stupor, zombies attacked the earth. This attack is the only chance for Shaun to prove himself. It's a great comedy with hilarious end.

10 Best Comedy Movies
10 Best Comedy Movies

2. Airplane (1980)

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

MetaScore: n/a

Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty and Leslie Nielsen

"The craziest flight you'll ever take!"

Airplane! is one of the best of 20th century and still people watch it and laugh on its every scene. The good story line and humor makes it one of the best.

The unlucky Robert Hays is an ex-fighter pilot with no reasonable job. When his girlfriend (Elaine) leaves him, Ted striker follows her on to the flight where she works as a member of the cabin crew. The story takes turn when in the flight, all the crew, and passengers eat fish and fall ill due to food poisoning. In this serious situation all eyes are now on the ex-fighter pilot Ted, who has now fear of flying.

The movie is extremely hilarious and can be used as a laughing therapy. You will start laughing from the very first scene and will keep on doing that till the end.

Best Comedy Movie Ever
Best Comedy Movie Ever

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

IMDB Rating: 8.4/10

Metascore: 90/100

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring : Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Eric Idle.

"Sets The Cinema Back 900 Years!"

The legendry King Arthur's comic parody was a huge success and still people love it as one of the best comedy movies ever. Good story line, great plot and silly characters, earned the movie number one spot at our list of top 10 comedy movies ever made.

The movie is the parody of King Arthur in search of Holy Grail. King Arthur travels across the countryside looking for spies to join his round table. After he makes an army, they all start finding the Holy Grail, and their separate adventures are shown. The movie has humor, adventure and much more. The laugh till the end is guaranteed.

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      6 years ago

      Oh, man if you want to have any credibility at all you should change the title to "My 10 Favorite Comedies of All Time". Putting "Superbad" Or Shaun of the Dead" ahead of movies like "Dr Strangelove", any of the Peter Sellers Pink Panther movies, "Arsenic and Old Lace", ANY Marx Brothers movie - even "Love Happy"... there's just not enough room for the oversights - so look at it this way: according to your list, half of the best comedies SINCE FILMMAKING BEGAN were made in the past 10 years! No way.


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