My favorite comedies.

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1.
It Happened One Night (1934)
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A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
2.
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
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The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor. (77 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ This is technically a horror/mystery, but the director switched the formula of the time (70% horror, 30% comic relief), making it 70% comedy, 30% horror. The effect was brilliant. Lionel Atwill is excellent as the mad sculptor and Fay Wray again proves why she is the scream queen, but it is Glenda Farrell as Florence Dempsey, the wisecracking reporter, who is the real star. ” - hbenthow
 
3.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
4.
The Rage of Paris (1938)
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Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband... (78 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
5.
Smart Blonde (1937)
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Female reporter Torchy Blane teams with her cop boyfriend Lt. Steve McBride to solve the killing of an investor who just bought a popular local nightclub. (59 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
6.
Fly Away Baby (1937)
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Torchy Blane solves a murder and smuggling case during a round-the-world flight. (60 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
7.
Blondes at Work (1938)
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Steve promises his captain not to favor Torchy with stories over other papers but becomes frustrated as to how she continues to scoop her rivals. (63 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
8.
The Adventurous Blonde (1937)
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After rival reporters, jealous of Torchy's success, conspire to fake the murder of an actor in order to embarrass her, he ends up being strangled. (61 mins.)
Director: Frank MacDonald
 
9.
Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)
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A notorious counterfeiter passes himself off as a Secret Service agent to Steve and gets him to unwittingly help him bilk the racetrack out of tens of thousands. (63 mins.)
 
10.
Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939)
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Torchy Blane has to solve a blackmail case. (58 mins.)
 
11.
Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
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Torchy conducts a one woman campaign against a corrupt mayor and crime boss, and when the reform candidate is murdered, she takes up the banner. (60 mins.)
Director: Ray McCarey
 
12.
His Girl Friday (1940)
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
13.
My Man Godfrey (1936)
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. (94 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
14.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ One of the very funniest movies ever made. ” - hbenthow
 
15.
Nothing Sacred (1937)
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Hazel Flagg of Warsaw, Vermont receives the news that her terminal case of radium poisoning from a workplace... (77 mins.)
 
16.
Way Out West (1937)
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Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector... (64 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
“ Perhaps the best Laurel and Hardy movie. ” - hbenthow
 
17.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Probably one of the best five or so dark comedies ever made. ” - hbenthow
 
18.
Behave Yourself! (1951)
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When a cute Welsh terrier follows Bill Denny home, little does he know that all gangland has its eye on that dog. Who will be bumbling Bill's undoing - the gangsters, the cops, or his suspicious mother-in-law? (81 mins.)
Director: George Beck
“ An underrated comedy from the 1950s. ” - hbenthow
 
19.
The Stork Club (1945)
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A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man... (98 mins.)
Director: Hal Walker
“ A delightful little comedy. ” - hbenthow
 
20.
The Perils of Pauline (1947)
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The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials. (96 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ A very funny faux-biopic, tinged with sadness. ” - hbenthow
 
21.
Heading for Heaven (1947)
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Stuart Erwin plays a small-town real estate agent who owns much property which, for several generations... (65 mins.)
“ A funny B-comedy starring Stuart Erwin, and featuring the great scene-stealer Glenda Farrell. ” - hbenthow
 
22.
The Milky Way (1936)
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Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's... (89 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ Harold Lloyd in one of his best talkie roles. ” - hbenthow
 
23.
Chickens Come Home- (1931 Short Film)
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Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy')... (30 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
“ I almost died laughing. ” - hbenthow
 
24.
Sons of the Desert (1933)
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When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way. (68 mins.)
“ Gives "Way Out West" a run for its money. ” - hbenthow
 
25.
Palooka (1934)
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Knobby discovers young hunk Palooka and trains him to fight the reigning champ, also drunken sot, Al McSwatt. (86 mins.)
“ The very first Joe Palooka movie ever made. ” - hbenthow
 
26.
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 mins.)
“ This is technically a mystery/thriller, but there is so much humor that I consider it a valid part of the comedy genre. ” - hbenthow
 
27.
The Front Page (1931)
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Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job... (101 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ The original adaption of the stage play of the same name, which later inspired "His Girl Friday". ” - hbenthow
 
28.
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
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Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk... (89 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
“ Another great talkie role for Horold Lloyd. This one's a sequel to his silent movie "The Freshman". ” - hbenthow
 
29.
Blondie (1938)
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In this first of the Blondie series, Dagwood loses his job on the eve of his and Blondie's fifth wedding anniversary. (70 mins.)
 
30.
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)
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A salesman convinces Blondie that Baby Dumpling is a budding genius, so the Bumsteads enroll him in a special school from which he disappears. (68 mins.)
 
31.
Blondie Goes Latin (1941)
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Dagwood disguises himself as a drummer in the ship's conga band to sneak aboard a South American cruise ship. Blondie performs several song-and-dance routines. (68 mins.)
 
32.
Blondie Goes to College (1942)
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Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They... (74 mins.)
 
33.
Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940)
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Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it... (70 mins.)
 
34.
Blondie in Society (1941)
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Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display. (76 mins.)
 
35.
Blondie on a Budget (1940)
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Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat. (72 mins.)
 
36.
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)
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Blondie takes over Dagwood's job while he goes off on a fishing trip. (75 mins.)
 
37.
Blondie Plays Cupid (1940)
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The Bumstead family is off to see relatives in the country when Blondie runs into Charlie and Millie, an eloping couple needing her help. (68 mins.)
 
38.
Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)
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Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens. (69 mins.)
 
39.
Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)
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The Kettles and their fifteen children are about to be evicted from their rundown rustic home when Pa... (76 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
40.
Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1950)
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The Kettles leave their ultra-modern home and return to the country looking for uranium. Ma and Tom's mother-in-law, Mrs. Parker, fight over whether their grandchild will be raised "hygienically". (80 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
 
41.
Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)
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When Pa wins a jingle-writing contest, he and Ma head for New York City. They they get in trouble with gangsters when they lose some stolen money which they had already agreed to deliver to one of the thugs. (79 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
42.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954)
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Elwin Kettle might win a scholarship to an agricultural college. Essay contest judges Mannering and... (80 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
43.
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)
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Ma and Pa are trying to raise enough money at the county fair to send their daughter Rosie to college. Ma competes in baking and Pa enters a trotter in a horse race, while Rosie takes up with handsome young Marvin Johnson. (78 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
 
44.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)
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Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped. (79 mins.)
Director: Lee Sholem
 
45.
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953)
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The Kettles are in Paris along with their daughter-in-law's parents the Parkers. Pa tries to buy racy postcards... (76 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
46.
The Egg and I (1947)
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On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. An abandoned chicken farm... (108 mins.)
Director: Chester Erskine
 
47.
It's a Joke, Son! (1947)
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The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character... (63 mins.)
Director: Ben Stoloff
“ The first and only movie to portray the radio character Senator Claghorn, the original inspiration for the cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn. ” - hbenthow
 
48.
Pot o' Gold (1941)
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Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there... (86 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
49.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
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Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco. (84 mins.)
Director: Duwayne Dunham
 
50.
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist with screwball results. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Reis
 
51.
Midnight (1939)
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A chorus girl, stranded in Paris, is "set up" by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man. (94 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
52.
Mousehunt (1997)
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Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is. (98 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
53.
Ratatouille (2007)
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A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. (111 mins.)
 
54.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
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A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it. (72 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
55.
Just Around the Corner (1938)
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Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny". (70 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
 
56.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
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An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Faiman
 
57.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
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Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under. (108 mins.)
Director: John Cornell
 
58.
Slipping Wives (1927 Short Film)
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Neglected by her husband, our heroine decides to make him jealous by getting the handyman to play a literary genius at a party and flirt with her. (23 mins.)
Director: Fred Guiol
 
59.
The Thin Man (1934)
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Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it. (91 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
60.
After the Thin Man (1936)
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family. (112 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
61.
Another Thin Man (1939)
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An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out. (103 mins.)
 
62.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
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Nick and Nora are at their wise-cracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race-track. (97 mins.)
 
63.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder. (100 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
64.
Song of the Thin Man (1947)
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Nick, Nora, and Nick Jr. investigate the murder of a band leader in New York. (86 mins.)
Director: Edward Buzzell
 
65.
My Fair Lady (1964)
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A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. (170 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
66.
The Nutty Professor (1963)
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To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love. (107 mins.)
Director: Jerry Lewis
 
67.
Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925 Short Film)
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In Victorian London the esteemed Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig when he experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster. (21 mins.)
 
68.
The Parent Trap (1961)
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Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents. (129 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
69.
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
 
70.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
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After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
71.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
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Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
72.
Home Alone (1990)
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An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
73.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
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One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind. (120 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
74.
Lady for a Day (1933)
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
75.
The General (1926)
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)
 
76.
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
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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. (45 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
77.
Beau Hunks (1931 Short Film)
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Jilted by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver joins the Foreign Legion to forget, bringing Stanley along with him... (37 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
78.
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra