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1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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93 Metascore

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 422,082 | Gross: $1.23M

2. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 177,196 | Gross: $83.40M

3. Happy Gilmore (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sport

7.0
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31 Metascore

A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay

Votes: 169,190 | Gross: $38.62M

4. Good Burger (1997)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family

5.7
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Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad, Abe Vigoda

Votes: 22,569 | Gross: $23.69M

5. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Votes: 108,849 | Gross: $123.92M

6. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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53 Metascore

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 202,798 | Gross: $219.20M

7. The Mask (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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56 Metascore

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene

Votes: 291,696 | Gross: $119.94M

8. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

Votes: 3,225

9. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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62 Metascore

When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Liam Aiken

Votes: 174,860 | Gross: $118.63M

10. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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80 Metascore

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 276,812 | Gross: $183.14M

11. The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.6
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62 Metascore

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller

Votes: 94,273 | Gross: $128.81M

12. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 324,558 | Gross: $242.83M

13. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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64 Metascore

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 171,412 | Gross: $173.40M

14. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off?

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist, Anne Ramsey

Votes: 28,860 | Gross: $57.92M

15. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

7.8
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61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 269,269 | Gross: $70.14M

16. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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46 Metascore

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.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

Votes: 149,109 | Gross: $38.12M

17. Galaxy Quest (1999)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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70 Metascore

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. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 131,636 | Gross: $71.58M

18. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 156,023 | Gross: $156.45M

19. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Comedy

6.2
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14 Metascore

A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Fei Lung, Leo Lee, Ling-Ling Hsieh

Votes: 39,941 | Gross: $16.03M

20. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

8.0
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Votes: 125,597 | Gross: $86.30M

21. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.6
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49 Metascore

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 122,137 | Gross: $71.32M

22. 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: 79,486 | Gross: $61.40M

23. Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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62 Metascore

The Rugrats travel to Paris, France, where Chuckie hopes to find a new mother and keep his father from marrying an evil business woman.

Directors: Stig Bergqvist, Paul Demeyer | Stars: Christine Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Daily, Cheryl Chase, Tara Strong

Votes: 9,149 | Gross: $76.51M

24. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.9
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37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 237,620 | Gross: $72.22M

25. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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45 Metascore

Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi

Votes: 175,690 | Gross: $108.39M

26. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 836,839 | Gross: $210.61M

27. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 290,252 | Gross: $45.88M

28. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, History

6.9
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Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 39,961 | Gross: $31.67M

29. The Muppets (2011)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones

Votes: 79,252 | Gross: $88.63M

30. UHF (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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32 Metascore

An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.

Director: Jay Levey | Stars: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards

Votes: 22,594 | Gross: $6.16M

31. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.5
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Votes: 166,673 | Gross: $0.16M

32. Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy

6.7
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61 Metascore

A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 86,454 | Gross: $69.47M

33. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 381,449 | Gross: $0.28M

34. Hair-Raising Hare (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A sneaker-wearing, hairy monster chases Bugs through a castle belonging to an evil scientist.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,953

35. Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.7
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64 Metascore

The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Heather Locklear

Votes: 27,369 | Gross: $20.99M

36. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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59 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington

Votes: 127,816 | Gross: $90.46M