Comedy movies can be examined as six distinct genres: personality or clown comedy, populism, dark comedy, parody, romantic comedy, and social comedy. Comedy film is a genre in which the main emphasis is on humor. Comedies are mostly light-hearted dramas and are made to amuse and entertain the audiences. Watch best comedy movies of all time!
#1 City Lights 1931
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann.
Overview: City Lights is the first silent film that Charlie Chaplin directed after he established himself with sound accompanied films. The film is about a penniless man who falls in love with a flower girl. The film was a great success and today is deemed a cult classic.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 27m.
#2 Modern Times 1936
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Chester Conklin, Hank Mann, Stanley Blystone, Al Ernest Garcia, Richard Alexander, Cecil Reynolds, Mira McKinney, Murdock MacQuarrie, Wilfred Lucas, Edward LeSaint, Fred Malatesta.
Overview: The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 27m.
#3 The General 1926
Buster drives "The General" to trainload of laughter.
Directors: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman. Cast: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom, Charles Henry Smith, Frank Barnes, Joe Keaton, Mike Donlin, Tom Nawn, Al St. John, Jimmy Bryant, Budd Fine, Ray Hanford, Charles Phillips.
Overview: During America’s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive, 'The General'—with Johnnie's lady love aboard an attached boxcar—and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.
Genres: Adventure, Action, Comedy, War, History. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 19m. Rated: NR.
#4 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975
Makes Ben Hur look like an Epic
Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones. Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Graham Chapman, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, John Cleese, John Cleese, John Cleese, John Cleese, Eric Idle.
Overview: The King Arthur and The Round Table saga about the search for the Holy Grail is portrayed a bit differently in this comedy from Monty Python. With a killer monster rabbit and many outrageous encounters this smart comedy has become a cult classic.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Foreign. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 31m. Rated: PG.
#5 The Princess Bride 1987
It's as real as the feelings you feel.
Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, André the Giant, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Carol Kane, Mel Smith, Peter Cook, Margery Mason, Willy DeVille.
Overview: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 39m. Rated: PG.
#6 The Great Dictator 1940
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Paul Weigel, Grace Hayle, Paulette Goddard, Maurice Moscovitch, Emma Dunn, Bernard Gorcey, Carter DeHaven, Eddie Gribbon, Rudolph Anders.
Overview: Chaplin's first true "talking" picture, The Great Dictator daringly satirizes both Nazism and Adolf Hitler. Chaplin portrays both the dictator Adenoid Hynkel and the poor Jewish barber who is his look-alike.
Genre: Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 4m. Rated: G.
#7 Sherlock Jr. 1924
Director: Buster Keaton. Cast: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly, Ward Crane.
Overview: A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
Genres: Comedy, Mystery. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 44m.
#8 Shaun of the Dead 2004
A Romantic Comedy. With Zombies.
Director: Edgar Wright. Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Peter Serafinowicz, Penelope Wilton, Steve Emerson, Nicola Cunningham, Reece Shearsmith, Bill Nighy, Jessica Hynes.
Overview: Shaun of the Dead is a humorous homage to Zombie movies from director Edgar Wright; an outrageous romantic comedy with zombies.
Genres: Comedy, Foreign, Horror. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 35m. Rated: R.
#9 Some Like It Hot 1959
The movie too HOT for words!
Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Barbara Drew, Edward G. Robinson Jr., Pat O'Brien, George E. Stone, Mike Mazurki.
Overview: Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway, they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate rich and very determined suitor.
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Musical, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h. Rated: PG-13.
#10 The Kid 1921
6 reels of Joy.
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, Beulah Bains, Carl Miller, Henry Bergman, Kitty Bradbury, Nellie Bly Baker, F. Blinn, Frances Cochran, Frank Campeau, Bliss Chevalier, Elsie Codd, Jack Coogan Sr..
Overview: Considered one of Charlie Chaplin's best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays a boy cared for by The Tramp when he's abandoned by his mother, Edna. Later, Edna has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son. When she finds him and wrests him from The Tramp, it makes for what turns out be one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever included in a comedy.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 8m. Rated: NR.
#11 Groundhog Day 1993
He's having the worst day of his life... over, and over...
Director: Harold Ramis. Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, Marita Geraghty, Angela Paton, Rick Ducommun, Rick Overton, Robin Duke, Carol Bivins, Willie Garson, Scooter, Ken Hudson Campbell.
Overview: A comedy about an egocentric and sinister television weather reporter with a bad case of Deja-Vu. The weather reporter, Bill Murray, is sent to the famous Groundhog Day tradition in the small town of Punxsutawney were he unwillingly has to report on a little more than he expected. Let's just say he had to do a few retakes of the report.
Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Science Fiction, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 41m. Rated: PG.
#12 Safety Last! 1923
Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor. Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young, Westcott Clarke.
Overview: When a store clerk organizes a contest to climb the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 10m.
#13 Life of Brian 1979
He wasn't the messiah. He was a very naughty boy.
Director: Terry Jones. Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terence Bayler, Carol Cleveland, Kenneth Colley, Neil Innes, Charles McKeown, John Young, Gwen Taylor, Sue Jones-Davies, John Case.
Overview: A brilliant parody from the British comedy group Monty Python about the history of (not Jesus but the boy born right next door to The Manger, Brian). A Terry Jones directed film from 1979 that has since gained cult status. What many fans don't know is that this movie might never have happened if not for the financial assistance of George Harrison (of The Beatles).
Genre: Comedy. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 34m. Rated: R.
#14 The Gold Rush 1925
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman, Malcolm Waite.
Overview: A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 22m. Rated: NR.
#15 Office Space 1999
Director: Mike Judge. Cast: Ron Livingston, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Gary Cole, Richard Riehle, John C. McGinley, Paul Willson.
Overview: Peter is a drone for a software company well on his way to a nervous breakdown when a hypnosis mishap opens his eyes. He becomes so apathetic toward his job that he can't even muster up the energy to quit. His new no-work ethic is mistaken by a pair of corporate headhunters as "middle-management potential," and he is promoted as his pals Michael and Samir are laid off. Frustrated in his attempts to be down-sized, Peter hatches a plot to embezzle the company.
Genres: Comedy, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 29m. Rated: R.
#16 Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949
A hilarious study in the gentle art of murder.
Director: Robert Hamer. Cast: Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Alec Guinness, Audrey Fildes, Miles Malleson, Clive Morton, John Penrose, Cecil Ramage, Hugh Griffith, John Salew, Eric Messiter, Lyn Evans, Barbara Leake, Peggy Ann Clifford.
Overview: When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love and the widow of one of his victims, his plans go awry.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 44m.
#17 Hot Fuzz 2007
Big cops. Small town. Moderate violence.
Director: Edgar Wright. Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Billie Whitelaw, Paul Freeman, Stuart Wilson, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Kevin Eldon, Karl Johnson, Olivia Colman, Edward Woodward.
Overview: Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. Paired with simple country cop Danny, everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. It is address to as an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Foreign. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 1m. Rated: R.
#18 Trouble in Paradise 1932
Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Greig, Luis Alberni, Gino Corrado, George Humbert, Leonid Kinskey, Fred Malatesta, Nella Walker, Tyler Brooke.
Overview: Thief Gaston Monescu and pickpocket Lily are partners in crime and love. Working for perfume company executive Mariette Colet, the two crooks decide to combine their criminal talents to rob their employer. Under the alias of Monsieur Laval, Gaston uses his position as Mariette's personal secretary to become closer to her. However, he takes things too far when he actually falls in love with Mariette, and has to choose between her and Lily.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 23m.
#19 The Hangover 2009
Some guys just can't handle Vegas.
Director: Todd Phillips. Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Sasha Barrese, Jeffrey Tambor, Rachael Harris, Ken Jeong, Mike Tyson, Mike Epps, Jernard Burks, Rob Riggle, Cleo King, Bryan Callen.
Overview: A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.
Genres: Comedy, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: R.
#20 To Be or Not To Be 1942
Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Cast: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill, Stanley Ridges, Sig Ruman, Tom Dugan, Charles Halton, Henry Victor, Maude Eburne.
Overview: During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, History. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 39m.
#21 Young Frankenstein 1974
The scariest comedy of all time!
Director: Mel Brooks. Cast: Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn, Peter Boyle, Teri Garr.
Overview: Mel Brooks takes on the classic horror flick in this comedic retelling of the Frankenstein story.
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 46m. Rated: PG.
#22 My Man Godfrey 1936
Director: Gregory La Cava. Cast: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette, Jean Dixon, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Pat Flaherty, Robert Light.
Overview: A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 34m.
#23 Clerks 1994
Just because they serve you doesn't mean they like you.
Director: Kevin Smith. Cast: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Lisa Spoonhauer, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Scott Mosier, Walter Flanagan, Scott Schiaffo, David Klein, Ed Hapstak, Pattijean Csik, John Henry Westhead.
Overview: Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives.
Genre: Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 32m. Rated: R.
#24 His Girl Friday 1940
Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Kolb, Roscoe Karns, Frank Jenks, Regis Toomey, Abner Biberman, Frank Orth, Helen Mack, John Qualen, Alma Kruger.
Overview: Hildy Johnson has divorced Walter Burns and visits his office to tell him that she is engaged to another man and that they are going to get married the day after. Walter Burns can't let that happen and frames the other man, Bruce Baldwin, for a lot of stuff getting him into trouble all the time, while he tries to steer Hildy back into her old job as his employee (editor of his newspaper).
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 32m.
#25 Evil Dead II 1987
Kiss Your Nerves Good-Bye!
Director: Sam Raimi. Cast: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie DePaiva, Denise Bixler, Richard Domeier, John Peakes, Lou Hancock, Ted Raimi.
Overview: Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda’s body.
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 24m. Rated: R.
#26 The Lady Eve 1941
When you deal a fast shuffle... Love is in the cards.
Director: Preston Sturges. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, William Demarest, Eric Blore, Melville Cooper, Martha O'Driscoll, Janet Beecher, Robert Greig, Dora Clement, Luis Alberni, Bess Flowers.
Overview: Returning from a year up the Amazon studying snakes, the rich but unsophisticated Charles Pike meets con-artist Jean Harrington on a ship. They fall in love, but a misunderstanding causes them to split on bad terms. To get back at him, Jean disguises herself as an English lady, and comes back to tease and torment him.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 37m.
#27 Airplane! 1980
What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?
Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker. Cast: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Lorna Patterson, Robert Stack, Stephen Stucker, Jim Abrahams, Frank Ashmore, Jonathan Banks, Craig Berenson, Barbara Billingsley, Lee Bryant.
Overview: Airplane is an American comedy that parodies the airplane catastrophe films from the 70’s. The film was a huge commercial success and is one of the most important films in American cinema history.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 28m. Rated: PG.
#28 Bringing Up Baby 1938
Director: Howard Hawks. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, May Robson, Virginia Walker, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Barry Fitzgerald, Fritz Feld, Leona Roberts, George Irving, Tala Birell, John Kelly.
Overview: David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 42m.
#29 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 1999
Director: Trey Parker. Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, George Clooney, Brent Spiner, Minnie Driver.
Overview: When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Philip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Music. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 21m. Rated: R.
#30 A Night at the Opera 1935
Don't miss it! The funniest picture ever made!
Director: Sam Wood. Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Walter Woolf King, Sig Ruman, Margaret Dumont, Edward Keane, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Purnell Pratt, Jonathan Hale, Evelyn Selbie, Otto Fries.
Overview: The Marx Brothers take on high society and the opera world to bring two lovers together. A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
Genre: Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 31m.
#31 Kung Fu Hustle 2005
From walking disaster to kung fu master.
Director: Stephen Chow. Cast: Stephen Chow, Xiaogang Feng, Shengyi Huang, Yuen Wah, Zhi Hua Dong.
Overview: In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Eastern, Foreign. Countries: China, Hong Kong. Runtime: 1h 35m. Rated: R.
#32 Seven Chances 1925
Director: Buster Keaton. Cast: Buster Keaton, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards, Ruth Dwyer, Frances Raymond, Erwin Connelly, Jules Cowles.
Overview: A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries -- by 7 p.m. today.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 56m.
#33 Blazing Saddles 1974
Never give a saga an even break!
Director: Mel Brooks. Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Burton Gilliam, Alex Karras, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, John Hillerman, George Furth, Carol Arthur, Richard Collier, Charles McGregor.
Overview: The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west.
Genres: Comedy, Western. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 33m. Rated: R.
#34 The Navigator 1924
Directors: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton. Cast: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom.
Overview: Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship.
Genre: Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 59m.
#35 The Producers 1968
Director: Mel Brooks. Cast: Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith, Estelle Winwood, Christopher Hewett, Andréas Voutsinas, Dick Shawn, Renée Taylor.
Overview: Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.
Genres: Comedy, Musical. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 28m.
#36 Monsieur Verdoux 1947
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis, Audrey Betz, Martha Raye, Ada May, Isobel Elsom, Marjorie Bennett, Helene Heigh, Margaret Hoffman, Marilyn Nash, Irving Bacon, Edwin Mills, Virginia Brissac.
Overview: The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid-off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually works against him when two particular widows break his normal routine.
Genres: Comedy, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 4m.
#37 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988
From the Files of Police Squad!
Director: David Zucker. Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalban, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson.
Overview: When the incredibly thick Officer Frank Drevin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles and pratfalls on a plot to off Queen Elizabeth.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 25m. Rated: PG-13.
#38 Duck Soup 1933
Director: Leo McCarey. Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Raquel Torres, Louis Calhern, Edmund Breese, Leonid Kinskey, Charles Middleton, Edgar Kennedy.
Overview: Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
Genre: Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 8m.
#39 Army of Darkness 1992
Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas.
Director: Sam Raimi. Cast: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie, Richard Grove, Timothy Patrick Quill, Michael Earl Reid, Bridget Fonda, Patricia Tallman, Ted Raimi.
Overview: A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 21m. Rated: R.
#40 Arsenic and Old Lace 1944
She Passed Out On Cary! No Wonder . . . She's just discovered his favorite aunts have poisoned their 13th gentleman friend!
Director: Frank Capra. Cast: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson, Edward Everett Horton, Peter Lorre, James Gleason, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, John Alexander, Grant Mitchell, Edward McNamara, Garry Owen, John Ridgely, Vaughan Glaser.
Overview: Mortimer Brewster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts' hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse.
Genres: Comedy, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 58m. Rated: NR.
#41 Drunken Master 1978
Director: Yuen Woo-ping. Cast: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang.
Overview: Jackie Chan stars as Wong Fei-Hung, whose mischievous antics land him in hot water. Having tolerated enough of his son's mishaps, Fei-Hung's dad enlists his sadistic uncle, who specializes in drunken-style kung fu, to teach the lad some discipline. This Hong Kong martial-arts comedy helped establish the slapstick fighting style that would become Chan's trademark.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Eastern, Foreign. Country: Hong Kong. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: PG-13.
#42 The Circus 1928
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, George Davis, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, John Rand, Steve Murphy.
Overview: Charlie, a wandering tramp, becomes a circus handyman and falls in love with the circus owner's daughter. Unaware of Charlie's affection, the girl falls in love with a handsome young performer. Charlie's versatility makes him star of the show when he substitutes for an ailing tightwire walker. He is discharged from the company when he protects the girl from her father's abuse, but he returns and appeals to the handsome performer to marry the girl. After the wedding the father prevails upon them to rejoin the circus. Charlie is hired again, but he stays behind when the caravan moves on.
Genres: Comedy, Family, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 11m. Rated: G.
#43 Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different 1972
Director: Ian MacNaughton. Cast: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.
Overview: And Now for Something Completely Different is a film spin-off from the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus featuring favourite sketches from the first two seasons.
Genres: Comedy, Foreign. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 28m. Rated: PG.
#44 Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928
Directors: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton. Cast: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence.
Overview: The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 11m.
#45 Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986
One man's struggle to take it easy.
Director: John Hughes. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Charlie Sheen, Cindy Pickett, Lyman Ward, Edie McClurg, Ben Stein, Kristy Swanson, Larry "Flash" Jenkins, Richard Edson, Del Close, Virginia Capers.
Overview: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Genre: Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: PG-13.
#46 Way Out West 1937
Director: James W. Horne. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn, James Finlayson, Rosina Lawrence, Stanley Fields, Vivien Oakland, Dinah.
Overview: Stan and Ollie try to deliver the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. Unfortunately, the daughter's evil guardian is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon-singer wife.
Genres: Comedy, Western. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 5m.
#47 Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1987
Pack in the Laughter!
Director: John Hughes. Cast: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Dylan Baker, Kevin Bacon, Olivia Burnette, Carol Bruce, Diana Douglas, Martin Ferrero, Larry Hankin, Richard Herd, Susan Kellermann.
Overview: Think you've had a bad day? At every turn, marketing exec Neal Page's plans to get home to his family for Thanksgiving get foiled, and somehow the loudmouthed, idiosyncratic fellow traveler Del Griffith is always right next to him driving him nuts.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Holiday. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 33m. Rated: R.
#48 Horse Feathers 1932
The Maddest Comics of the Screen!
Director: Norman Z. McLeod. Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Thelma Todd, David Landau, Bobby Barber, Reginald Barlow, Vince Barnett, Sheila Bromley, E.H. Calvert, Edgar Dearing, Robert Greig, Theresa Harris, Edward LeSaint.
Overview: Quincy Adams Wagstaff, the new president of Huxley U, hires bumblers Baravelli and Pinky to help his school win the big football game against rival Darwin U.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 8m. Rated: NR.
#49 21 Jump Street 2012
They thought the streets were mean. Then they went back to high school.
Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller. Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Ice Cube, DeRay Davis, Chris Parnell, Ellie Kemper, Jake Johnson, Nick Offerman, Holly Robinson Peete, Lindsey Broad, Johnny Simmons, Spencer Boldman.
Overview: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 49m. Rated: R.
#50 22 Jump Street 2014
They're not 21 anymore
Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller. Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare, Rob Riggle, Wyatt Russell, Richard Grieco, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Jimmy Tatro.
Overview: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: R.
#51 Man on the Moon 1999
Hello, my name is Andy and this is my movie.
Director: Milos Forman. Cast: Jim Carrey, Courtney Love, Bob Zmuda, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Leslie Lyles, Greyson Erik Pendry, George Shapiro, Vincent Schiavelli.
Overview: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 58m. Rated: R.
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