the 50 best comedy movies

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1.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
 
2.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
3.
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
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Norman Phiffier works as a store clerk in a large department store. Clumsy and inept, he can't do anything right. Boy are they in trouble! (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
4.
Utopia (1951)
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Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea... (100 mins.)
Director: Léo Joannon
 
5.
The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)
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The ambitious police officer Cruchot is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with persistent nude swimmers... (90 mins.)
Director: Jean Girault
 
6.
The Villain (1979)
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"Cactus" Jack Slade (Douglas) is the meanest bad man in the west or so he thinks. When a bank robbery goes awry... (89 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
7.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
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Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (85 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
 
8.
Airplane! (1980)
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A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (88 mins.)
 
9.
The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
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When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned... (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
10.
Duck Soup (1933)
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Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. (68 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
11.
Back to the Future (1985)
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Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
12.
Groundhog Day (1993)
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A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
13.
K-9 (1989)
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To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec. (101 mins.)
Director: Rod Daniel
 
14.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
15.
Life of Brian (1979)
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Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
 
16.
Liar Liar (1997)
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A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
17.
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
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A nice-guy cop with dissociative identity disorder must protect a woman on the run from a corrupt ex-boyfriend and his associates. (116 mins.)
 
18.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
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A spoof of Robin Hood in general and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in particular. (104 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
19.
Erik the Viking (1989)
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Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok. (107 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
 
20.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
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In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot. (108 mins.)
 
21.
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
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Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base... (93 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
 
22.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
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A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
23.
Analyze This (1999)
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A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one-patient is an insecure mob boss. (103 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
24.
City Slickers (1991)
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On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest. (113 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
25.
Meet the Parents (2000)
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Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare. (108 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
26.
Hot Shots! (1991)
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A parody of Top Gun in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers. (84 mins.)
Director: Jim Abrahams
 
27.
Without a Clue (1988)
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A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective - Dr Watson. (107 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
28.
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
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A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions. (94 mins.)
Director: Grant Heslov
 
29.
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
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A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. (175 mins.)
 
30.
Young Einstein (1988)
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Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer... (91 mins.)
Director: Yahoo Serious
 
31.
Brewster's Millions (1985)
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A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal. (102 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
32.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
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A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
33.
The Pink Panther (1963)
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Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet--a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther." (115 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
34.
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
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Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things. (90 mins.)
Director: Steve Bendelack
 
35.
Be Big! (1931 Short Film)
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On their way to the train station with their wives for a vacation in Atlantic City, Stanley and Oliver... (28 mins.)
 
36.
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
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An anthology of the best sketches from the first and second seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus. (88 mins.)
Director: Ian MacNaughton
 
37.
Nuns on the Run (1990)
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Brian and Charlie (B & C) work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave", he sets them up to be killed... (89 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
 
38.
Scared Stiff (1953)
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Fleeing a murder charge, a singer and a busboy (Martin & Lewis) wind up on a spooky Carribean island inherited by heiress (Scott). (108 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
39.
The Great Dictator (1940)
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. (125 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
40.
Twins (1988)
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A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is a short small-time crook. (107 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
41.
Beetlejuice (1988)
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A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
42.
The Muppet Movie (1979)
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Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (95 mins.)
Director: James Frawley
 
43.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
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An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
44.
Maverick (1994)
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
45.
They Call Me Trinity (1970)
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A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major and his henchmen. (113 mins.)
Director: E.B. Clucher
 
46.
My Name Is Nobody (1973)
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A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire. (116 mins.)
Director: Tonino Valerii
 
47.
Bulldozer (1974)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Harel
 
48.
We Are Not Angels (1992)
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Angel and the devil fight for the soul of a Belgrade playboy who made a young girl pregnant. (98 mins.)
 
49.
Breakfast of Champions (1999)
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A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters... (110 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
 
50.
Police Academy (1984)
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A group of good-hearted but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks. (96 mins.)
Director: Hugh Wilson