Best Modern Comedies

This is a list of my all-time favorite comedies. Movies considered Romantic Comedies, do not appear on this list. Additionally, animated movies do not appear on this list either.
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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.)
“ Monty Python has been the inspiration for dozens of modern day actors, including Robin Williams. Monty Python has lived on well past the 70's and people today still quote lines from the Holy Grail.

It's ironic that the movie is entitled Holy Grail, because that is what they achieved with this comedy classic. ” - Smiling_Dragon
 
2.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot. (108 mins.)
“ Two of the Monty Python founders wrote and produced this, mostly overlooked, 1988 comedy. This movie was something that many comedies in the 80's weren't - it was smart. It was not a movie about physical comedy, but instead relied on its wit to create laughter.

This move gave rise to Kevin Kline as he won an Academy Award for his role. I have spent countless minutes repeating lines from this movie. ” - Smiling_Dragon
 
3.
The Hangover (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
“ When this movie launched in the summer of 2009 no one thought this movie was going to do very well. That's hard to imagine now given the success the movie had.

The reason it is on this list, is quite simple, I have never laughed out loud as much during any movie as I did during this one.

No one was playing with their phone or checking Facebook because everyone was too busy laughing. Too bad The Hangover 2 did not achieve the same results. Albeit, part of the Hangover's success is due to the fact that no one had an expectations going into the theater. ” - Smiling_Dragon
 
4.
Wedding Crashers (2005)
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John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary. (119 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
5.
Office Space (1999)
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Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss. (89 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
 
6.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
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The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
 
7.
Role Models (2008)
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Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program. (99 mins.)
Director: David Wain
 
8.
The Replacements (2000)
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During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players. (118 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
9.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain. (92 mins.)
 
10.
Fletch (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job, and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
11.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
 
12.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
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The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Farrelly
 
13.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
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A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
14.
Life of Brian (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
15.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
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Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (112 mins.)
Director: Jason Moore
 
16.
Superbad (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry. (113 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
 
17.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
18.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
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Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. (98 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
 
19.
Fierce Creatures (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors. (93 mins.)
 
20.
Super Troopers (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
 
21.
Shallow Hal (2001)
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A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty". (114 mins.)
 
22.
Orange County (2002)
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A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler. (82 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
23.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
24.
The Other Guys (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned. (107 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
 
25.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. (98 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
26.
Saving Silverman (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman. (90 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
27.
Airplane! (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (88 mins.)
 
28.
PCU (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stays at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness. (79 mins.)
Director: Hart Bochner
 
29.
Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate. (110 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
30.
Yes Man (2008)
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A guy challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year. (104 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
 
31.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother. (116 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
 
32.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
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Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents. (121 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
33.
Spaceballs (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them. (96 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
34.
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform. (115 mins.)
Director: Elizabeth Banks
 
35.
The 'Burbs (1989)
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An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult. (101 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
36.
The Money Pit (1986)
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A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house. (91 mins.)
 
37.
Major League (1989)
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The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her. (107 mins.)
Director: David Ward
 
38.
Clueless (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
39.
Road Trip (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Four college buddies embark on a road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a female friend. (93 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
40.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A spoof of Robin Hood in general and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in particular. (104 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
41.
Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back. (100 mins.)
Director: David Schwimmer
 
42.
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear. (101 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
43.
Meet the Fockers (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time. (115 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
44.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits. (115 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
45.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
High school student Nick O'Leary, member of the Queercore band The Jerk Offs, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg when she asks him to be her boyfriend for five minutes. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Sollett
 
46.
Evolution (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor. (101 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
47.
The Ringer (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A young guy's only option to erase a really bad debt is to rig the Special Olympics by posing as a contestant. (94 mins.)
 
48.
Airheads (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Three band members hoping for a big break head to a radio station to play their demo tape and wind up holding everyone hostage with plastic guns when the head DJ refuses to play them. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
 
49.
The Cable Guy (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences. (96 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
 
50.
Old School (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
51.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
52.
Team America: World Police (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love. (98 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
 
53.
Death at a Funeral (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family. (87 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
54.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
 
55.
Legally Blonde (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
56.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world. (101 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
57.
Shanghai Noon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Chinese man who travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss. (110 mins.)
Director: Tom Dey
 
58.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. (97 mins.)
 
59.
I Love You, Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after? (105 mins.)
Director: John Hamburg
 
60.
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A newly wed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon. (116 mins.)
 
61.
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters. (90 mins.)
Director: Jesse Peretz
 
62.
Hall Pass (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want. (105 mins.)
 
63.
Accepted (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Pink
 
64.
Wanderlust (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules. (98 mins.)
Director: David Wain
 
65.
Mr. Woodcock (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students. (87 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
 
66.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City. (110 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide
 
67.
Mr. Baseball (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends. (108 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
68.
The Internship (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment. (119 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
69.
Just Go with It (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend. (117 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
70.
Paul (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola