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1. The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush is a 1925 silent film comedy written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin in his Little Tramp role. The film also stars Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom ... More

1925    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, Family Comedy, United States, Comedy Thriller, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
2. The Cocoanuts

The Cocoanuts (1929) was the first feature-length Marx Brothers film, produced by Paramount Pictures. The musical comedy stars the four Marx Brothers, Oscar Shaw, Mary Eaton and Ma... More

1929    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Musical Comedy
3. It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night is a 1934 screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her father's thumb, and fall... More

1934    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama
4. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is a 1936 comedy film directed by Frank Capra, based on the story Opera Hat by Clarence Budington Kelland that appeared in serial form in the Saturday Evenin... More

1936    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies
5. The Bank Dick

The Bank Dick (released as The Bank Detective in the United Kingdom) is a 1940 comedy film in which W. C. Fields plays a character named Egbert Sousé who trips a bank robber and en... More

1940    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, Comedy Thriller, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama
6. To Be Or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be is a 1942 comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, about a troupe of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who use their abilities at disguise and acting to fool the occ... More

1942    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, Military Comedy, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Underrated Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Black Comedy, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
7. The Stooge

The Stooge is a comedy film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis. The film was released on December 31, 1952 by Paramount. Contents Plot Entertainer Bill Miller ... More

1952    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama
8. Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The supporting cast includes George Raft, Joe E. ... More

1959    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, Family Comedy, United States, Comedy Thriller, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Musical Comedy, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
9. The Nutty Professor (1963)

The Nutty Professor (1963) is a Paramount Pictures feature film produced, directed, co-written (with Bill Richmond) and starring Jerry Lewis. The original music score was composed ... More

1963    Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, Comedy Types, Military Comedy, English Comedy Movies
10. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American comedy film directed by Stanley Kramer about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 of stolen cash by a diverse and colorful group of str... More

1963    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, Comedy Thriller, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies
11. Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (commonly known as Dr. Strangelove) is a 1964 black comedy film directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sel... More

1964    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Black Comedy, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
12. The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming is a 1966 American comedy film. Based on the Nathaniel Benchley juvenile novel, The Off-Islanders, it was adapted for the screen by... More

1966    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, Comedy Thriller, Military Comedy, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama
13. Enter Laughing

Brief Synopsis: An aspiring actor gets a job with a broken-down theatre company. A modest but pleasant comedy based on Carl Reiner's semi- autobiographical novel about how he got... More

1967    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies
14. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 feature film with a script by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes, and songs by the Sherman Brothers, based on Ian Fleming's book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: T... More

1968    Holiday Film, United States, English Comedy Movies, Father's Day
15. Take The Money And Run

Take the Money and Run is a 1969 comedy film co-written by, directed by, and starring Woody Allen. It is a mockumentary, chronicling the life of Virgil Starkwell, a bungling petty ... More

1969    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, Comedy Types, Comedy Thriller, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies
16. Play It Again, Sam

Play It Again, Sam is a play and 1972 film written by and starring Woody Allen, originally entitled Aspirins for Three. The film was directed by Herbert Ross. Summary The ori... More

1972    Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama
17. Silver Streak

Silver Streak is a 1976 comedy, action and mystery film about murder on a Los Angeles-to-Chicago train journey. It stars Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Patrick McGooha... More

1976    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, Comedy Thriller, Comedy horror, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama
18. Car Wash

Car Wash is a 1976 comedy film produced by Universal Pictures. It was directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher. The film starred Franklyn Ajaye, Ivan Dixon,... More

1976    United States, Comedy Types, Comedy Thriller, English Comedy Movies
19. Annie Hall

Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script co-written with Marshall Brickman. One of Allen's most popular films, it won numerous award... More

1977    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
20. The Jerk (1979)

The Jerk is the 1979 rags-to-riches-to-rags comedy film of belated self-discovery. This was Steve Martin's first starring role in a feature film. The film also features Bernadette ... More

1979    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, Comedy Types, English Comedy Movies
21. Meatballs

Meatballs is a 1979 Canadian comedy film. It was the first film appearance of Bill Murray in a starring role and, though not his first film, launched Ivan Reitman into a career of ... More

1979    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, Holiday Film, Comedy Types, Sci-Fi Fantasy Comedy, English Comedy Movies, Canada
22. Being There

Being There is a 1979 film directed by Hal Ashby, adapted from the 1971 novel written by Jerzy Kosiński. The film stars Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden... More

1979    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
23. Stripes

Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, and P.J. Soles. The director was Ivan Reitman. Stripes also featured several noted actors i... More

1981    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, Comedy Types, Comedy Thriller, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies
24. Tootsie

 Tootsie is a 1982 comedy film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to go to extreme lengths to land a job. Th... More

1982    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Underrated Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
25. Victor/Victoria

Victor/Victoria is a 1982 musical comedy film, which involves transvestism and sexual identity as central themes. It stars Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann W... More

1982    Old Comedy Films, Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Musical Comedy
26. Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom is a 1983 comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by John Hughes about a stay-at-home dad. It stars Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Jeffrey Tambor, Ann Jillian, Christo... More

1983    Holiday Film, Father's Day
27. A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story is a 1983 film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, including material from his books In God We Trust, A... More

1983    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Family Comedy, Holiday Film, United States, Sci-Fi Fantasy Comedy, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Underrated Comedy Movies, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
28. The King Of Comedy

The King of Comedy is a feature film made in 1981 starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. It was released in Iceland on December 19, 1982 and subsequently, on February 18, 1983 in... More

1983    Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, Comedy Types, Sci-Fi Fantasy Comedy, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies
29. Trading Places

Trading Places is an Academy Award-nominated 1983 comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. It was directed by John Landis and written by Timothy Harris ... More

1983    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Holiday Film, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
30. Lost in America

Lost in America is a 1985 comedy film directed by Albert Brooks and was co-written by Brooks with Monica McGowan Johnson. Brooks stars alongside Julie Hagerty as David and Linda Ho... More

1985    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
31. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by John Hughes. It stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones and Jennifer Grey. The film was r... More

1986    Top 100 Comedy Movies, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama
32. The Big Picture

The Big Picture was a 1989 movie starring Kevin Bacon and directed by Christopher Guest. Plot In a fictionalized version of Tinseltown itself, Nick Chapman is an up and comin... More

1989    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies
33. Heathers

Heathers is a 1989 black comedy film starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty. The film portrays four girls in a trend-setting clique at a suburban Midwestern h... More

1989    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies
34. When Harry Met Sally

When Harry Met Sally... is a 1989 romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows t... More

1989    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Sex Comedy, Spoofs / Parodies
35. Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy motion picture. The film centers around the title character, down-on-her-luck prostitute Vivian Ward, (Julia Roberts), who is hired ... More

1990    Top 100 Comedy Movies
36. Mermaids

Mermaids is a 1990 drama film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder (who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actress for ... More

1990   
37. Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride is a 1991 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, George Newbern, Martin Short, B.D. Wong and Kieran Culkin. It is a remake ... More

1991    Romantic Comedy, Holiday Film, United States, English Comedy Movies, Father's Day
38. Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a 1993 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. It was written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis and based on a story by Rubin... More

1993    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, Holiday Film, United States, Sci-Fi Fantasy Comedy, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
39. Ed Wood

Ed Wood is a 1994 American comedic biopic directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing cult movie maker Edward D. Wood, Jr. The film, shot in black and whi... More

1994    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, Sci-Fi Fantasy Comedy, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies, Top Ten Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
40. Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant. ... More

1994    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy
41. Waiting for Guffman

Waiting for Guffman is a musical mockumentary starring, co-written and directed by Christopher Guest that was released in 1997. Its cast of actors has appeared in a series of Guest... More

1997    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies, Top English Comedy Movies
42. Big Daddy

Big Daddy is a comedy film starring Adam Sandler that was released in 1999.PlotSonny Koufax (Sandler) is a carefree slob who has never much taken to adult responsibilities. He stud... More

1999    Family Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies
43. Bowfinger

Bowfinger is a 1999 film directed by Frank Oz about a down-and-out filmmaker in Hollywood. It was written by and stars Steve Martin. Plot synopsis Film producer Bobby Bowfinger... More

1999    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, United States, Sci-Fi Fantasy Comedy, English Comedy Movies, Underrated Comedy Movies, Top 30 Comedy Movies
44. Apariencias

Apariencias (English language:Appearances) is a 2000 Argentine romantic comedy film directed by Alberto Lecchi and starring Andrea Del Boca and Adrián Suar. Plot Summary Carm... More

2000    Romantic Comedy, Spanish Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama
45. Best in Show

Best in Show (2000) is a mockumentary that follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show. The film focuses on the slightly surreal interactions among the various owners and handl... More

2001    Family Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies
46. Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper film Ocean's Eleven. The 2001 movie was directed by Steven Soderbergh and featured an ensemble cast. The film was general... More

2001    Romantic Comedy, United States, Comedy Thriller, English Comedy Movies
47. My Mother Likes Women

 MY MOTHER LIKES WOMEN (A Mi Madre Le Gustan Las Mujeres) is a hilarious comedy about three sisters whose lives are thrown off-kilter by their mother's sudden sexual awakening... More

2002    Romantic Comedy, Family Comedy, Spanish Comedy Movies, Comedy Drama, Sex Comedy
48. Da Wan/BIG SHOT'S FUNERAL (大腕)

Plot: An American movie maker famous for living large wants to die in his own unique manner -- which turns out to be harder to pull off than anyone expected -- in this offbeat com... More

2002    Romantic Comedy, China, Chinese Comedy Movies
49. Van Wilder

National Lampoon's Van Wilder (also known as Van Wilder, Van The Man and Van Wilder: Party Liaison) is a 2002 comedy movie directed by Walt Becker and stars Ryan Reynolds as the ti... More

2002    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy
50. Surviving Christmas

Surviving Christmas is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Mike Mitchell and starring Ben Affleck. Despite being a Christmas movie, DreamWorks SKG released the movie towards the end of... More

2004    Romantic Comedy, Family Comedy, Holiday Film, United States, English Comedy Movies
51. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Surviving Christmas is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Mike Mitchell and starring Ben Affleck. Despite being a Christmas movie, DreamWorks SKG released the movie towards the end of... More

2004    Family Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies
52. A Cinderella Story

A Cinderella Story is a teen romance movie starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. A modern-day take on the classic story of Cinderella, the plot involves a lost cell phone, ... More

2004    Top 100 Comedy Movies, Romantic Comedy, Family Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies, Musical Comedy
53. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is the 2004 sequel to 2001's The Princess Diaries.Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo, and Heather Matarazzo return to portray th... More

2004    Romantic Comedy
54. The Incredibles

The Incredibles is a 2004 American Academy Award-winning computer-animated feature film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures, centering around a family of s... More

2004    Family Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies
55. Christmas with the Kranks

Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 comedy film produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures. It is based on the 2001 novella Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It stars T... More

2004    Recent Comedy Movies, Holiday Film
56. Imagine Me & You

Imagine Me & You is a 2005 British film written and directed by Ol Parker. It centers on the relationship between Rachel and Luce (Piper Perabo and Lena Headey), who meet on Ra... More

2005    Romantic Comedy, United States, English Comedy Movies
57. The Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers is a 2005 comedy film, directed by David Dobkin. The film stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, with Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Jane Seymour, a... More

2005    Romantic Comedy
58. The Family Stone

The Family Stone is a feature film written and directed by Thomas Bezucha and released on December 16, 2005. It is an ensemble piece depicting the holiday misadventures of the Ston... More

2005    Romantic Comedy, Holiday Film, English Comedy Movies
59. Casi Casi

Casi, Casi (in English, Almost, Almost) is a 2006 Puerto Rican film, written and directed by brothers Jaime and Tony Vallés. It received a theatrical release in Puerto Rico in earl... More

2006    Comedy by Language, Spanish Comedy Movies
60. History of Comedy Films

1895–1930 Comedic films began to appear in significant numbers during the era of silent films, roughly 1895 to 1930. The visual humor of these silent films relied on slapstick a... More

2008    Articles, Comedy Theory



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