my top 32 favorite comedy's

these 32 movies are in my humble opinion the best comedy's of all time. in no particular order......that said if they were in any sort of order my top one would be hysterical, my second would be night patrol and my third would be cannibal the musical.
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1.
Hysterical (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A burned out writer retreats to a northwest town called Hellview to write the great American novel. Unfortunately for him... (87 mins.)
Director: Chris Bearde
“ a cult classic and my personal fave..........your doomed !! ” - acker_jawaka
 
2.
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again? (85 mins.)
Director: Ken Finkleman
“ this movie contains the number one sight gag of all time where william shatner dressed as captain kirk looks as though he is talking on a screen then the door opens......class. i love all the zucker, abrahams & zucker stuff so it was quite hard to choose really. ” - acker_jawaka
 
3.
Hercules Returns (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When Brad quits his job at a large cinema chain, to open his own picture theatre, his ex-boss sabotages... (82 mins.)
Director: David Parker
“ this is the real movie but overdubbed by 2 australian guys who have somehow lost the soundtrack for the film on the opening night of their new cinema. a riot from start to finish. ” - acker_jawaka
 
4.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
“ it was a toss up between this or the life of brian, both are superb but i think i chose the holy grail because thats the one i saw first. i dont think i need to describe the film as everyone should know the story allready. python at their best. ” - acker_jawaka
 
5.
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain. (93 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
“ again i struggled picking my favorite steve martin movie as the jerk & all of me are just as good but the first time i watched this one as soon as it finished i restarted it and watched it again. i love most of the early steve martin stuff but not that keen on his later films. a classic. ” - acker_jawaka
 
6.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ is this your dog, do you mind if i pet him.....allrighty then. i had only seen jim carrey doing bit parts before i saw him in this even though he had all ready made once bitten but this was the movie that shot him to superstardom even though dumb & dumber and the mask are exellent this is the one for me. shame ace ventura 2 was no where near as good. ” - acker_jawaka
 
7.
Used Cars (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ i love this movie and recently managed to get it on dvd, im quite a big kurt russell fan anyway and think he is a fine comedy actor. give it a watch you will love it. ” - acker_jawaka
 
8.
Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full-on invasion. (91 mins.)
“ i know that this is a new one and maybe it has not earned its place as one of the best comedys of all time but ive seen it about 5 times now and it still has me in stitches. ” - acker_jawaka
 
9.
Black Sheep (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan King
“ i know it says top ten but i forgot about this one, if you like movies about a man turning into a sheep you will like this one. its in the same vain as revenge of billy the kid another cult classic. ” - acker_jawaka
 
10.
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A spoof 1950s sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late-night television. (85 mins.)
“ featuring the one and only don (no soul) simmons, a man that turned a personal affliction into a recording career. ” - acker_jawaka
 
11.
Night Patrol (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A hapless police officer is transferred to the night shift even as he clandestinely pursues a career as a stand up comedian. (85 mins.)
Director: Jackie Kong
“ featuring the unkown comic (a guy with a paper bag on his head) and linda blaire this is a buddy cop movie with a difference, there are some classic one liners and if you like american style humour you will love this. ” - acker_jawaka
 
12.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. (93 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ how can you have a top comedy list and not have this in, you wouldn't be able to make this film nowadays with the p c brigade hanging around the place looking for a sense of humour but funny is funny and this is real funny.........the sheriff is a . . . oh nevermind lol ” - acker_jawaka
 
13.
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Green
“ my friends told me that there was something sadly wrong with me for laughing at this movie but if you haven't seen it please do you will love it ” - acker_jawaka
 
14.
A Night at the Opera (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies. (96 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ marx brothers......need i say more ? ” - acker_jawaka
 
15.
The Tall Guy (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty... (92 mins.)
Director: Mel Smith
“ great movie with a fantastic cast and very very funny ” - acker_jawaka
 
16.
Revamped (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
Successful businessman Richard Clarke is bitten by a vampire and is plunged into the dark world of the supernatural. (87 mins.)
Director: Jeff Rector
“ jeff rector at his best ” - acker_jawaka
 
17.
Young Einstein (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
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
“ the only good film yahoo serious made, good job its a cracker ” - acker_jawaka
 
18.
The Supergrass (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
While taking a holiday in the country with his mother, Dennis hits on a scheme to impress a girl so... (107 mins.)
“ fantastic ” - acker_jawaka
 
19.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The comic 'Bluntman and Chronic' is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie. (104 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ i love all the jay & silent bob movies but this one is my personal favorite ” - acker_jawaka
 
20.
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend. (95 mins.)
Director: Stephen Surjik
“ class ” - acker_jawaka
 
21.
Cannibal! The Musical (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh. (95 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
“ pure class and based a true story so your also learning while you view.......shpadoinkle !!! ” - acker_jawaka
 
22.
The Ten (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments. (96 mins.)
Director: David Wain
“ i was not expecting this movie to be as funny as it was, i loved it from start to finish and have watched it again just to see if it really was as funny as i thought.......it was by the way and ive watched it a couple more times since then to. ” - acker_jawaka
 
23.
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades. (89 mins.)
Director: Joel Gallen
“ another comedy i didn't expect to much from and another comedy i got plenty from and more. in places this is a very very funny movie. ” - acker_jawaka
 
24.
Eat the Rich (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Alex is a disgruntled waitress at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal... (90 mins.)
“ eat the rich is by the comic strip presents team and has a steller cast of top british comedians in it, also features a long time hero of mine, the great man himself lemmy playing the part of (well within his comfort zone) yup a rocker called spider.

all the usual suspects are there and nosher powell (the wrestler) puts in a mighty fine performance as.....well nosher powell of course, blah blah blah secret hideout, big ron (from eastenders) is noshers dodgy sidekick, blah blah blah shotgun & even shane macgowan (the pogues) has a cameo role as.....yup you guessed it a mouthy irish drunk.....so he did. blah blah blah bankrobber. all in all this movie is a comedy classic, blah blah blah WATCH IT !!! ” - acker_jawaka
 
25.
Brain Dead (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation. (85 mins.)
Director: Adam Simon
“ this movie was promoted more as a horror flick rather than a comedy but it is so funny in places i nearly bought a round in at our local.

directed by none other than the now very famous peter jackson and is also a sort of follow up to bad taste.... my favorite line from the movie is delivered by a priest with a shotgun, as he is fighting the zombies he shouts out....i kick arse for the lord........pure class ” - acker_jawaka
 
26.
Up Your Alley (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Vickie Adderly is an enterprising young newspaper reporter looking for that big story to boost her career... (88 mins.)
Director: Bob Logan
“ another movie featuring the guy who is the unknown comic, im pretty sure he wrote this one as well as night patrol ” - acker_jawaka
 
27.
No Surrender (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A scheduling mixup means two groups of old-timers have reserved the same bar for a party on the same night... (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Smith
“ featuring all the usual suspects from the series boys from the black stuff, very funny ” - acker_jawaka
 
28.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson. (84 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
“ fantastic ” - acker_jawaka
 
29.
Brüno (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America. (81 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
“ in the same vain as borat and just as funny ” - acker_jawaka
 
30.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home. (96 mins.)
Director: Jared Hess
“ very odd and very funny ” - acker_jawaka
 
31.
Father's Day (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A murderer, a priest, and a delinquent try to bring down a father-killing madman. (99 mins.)
“ this movie is insane and very funny ” - acker_jawaka
 
32.
A Few Best Men (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A groom and his three best men travel to the Australian outback for a wedding. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
“ watched it last night and again when i got back from work today, if you have not seen it yet please do, you wont be sorry as its fookin hilarious......a cult classic if ever there was one......fantastic stuff. ” - acker_jawaka