20 best comdies from 1980 to 2010

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1. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

7.7
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73 Metascore

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Votes: 628,078 | Gross: $277.32M

2. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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76 Metascore

Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 125,960 | Gross: $78.04M

3. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.6
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66 Metascore

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole

Votes: 141,732 | Gross: $148.21M

4. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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60 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Votes: 78,668 | Gross: $61.40M

5. Super Troopers (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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48 Metascore

Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, André Vippolis, Joey Kern

Votes: 81,537 | Gross: $18.49M

6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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63 Metascore

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

Votes: 288,725 | Gross: $85.29M

7. Step Brothers (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy

6.9
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51 Metascore

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 229,579 | Gross: $100.47M

8. Superbad (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy

7.6
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76 Metascore

Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader

Votes: 454,174 | Gross: $121.46M

9. There's Something About Mary (1998)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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69 Metascore

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans

Votes: 261,559 | Gross: $176.48M

10. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy

7.3
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41 Metascore

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

Votes: 309,589 | Gross: $127.18M

11. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 47,314 | Gross: $49.40M

12. Beerfest (2006)

R | 110 min | Comedy

6.3
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46 Metascore

Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter

Votes: 57,319 | Gross: $19.19M

13. American Pie (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy

7.0
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58 Metascore

Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.

Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz | Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 334,549 | Gross: $102.56M

14. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Votes: 140,770 | Gross: $11.50M

15. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Votes: 140,770 | Gross: $11.50M

16. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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46 Metascore

A newly wed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 76,464 | Gross: $36.79M

17. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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44 Metascore

At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese

Votes: 42,741 | Gross: $40.90M

18. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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24 Metascore

A vulgar private detective is hired to find a missing groupie and is drawn into a mystery involving a series of murders tied to the music industry.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Lauren Holly, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley

Votes: 15,288 | Gross: $21.41M

19. Trading Places (1983)

R | 116 min | Comedy

7.5
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69 Metascore

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

Votes: 112,971 | Gross: $90.40M

20. CB4 (1993)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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49 Metascore

A "rapumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't ... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott

Votes: 7,760 | Gross: $17.95M

21. Coming to America (1988)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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47 Metascore

An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather

Votes: 132,213 | Gross: $128.15M

22. The War of the Roses (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy

6.8
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79 Metascore

A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht

Votes: 41,042 | Gross: $86.89M