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1. About a Boy (2002)

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

7.1
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75 Metascore

Based on Nick Hornby's best-selling novel, About A Boy is the story of a cynical, immature young man who is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy

Writers: Nick Hornby, Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Sharon Small

2. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

8.0
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76 Metascore

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright | Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

3. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Comedy

7.9
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81 Metascore

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.

Writers: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg | Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.4
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90 Metascore

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

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

5. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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81 Metascore

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow

6. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Writers: Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis | Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

7. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

8. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

8.2
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75 Metascore

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

9. Pirate Radio (2009)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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58 Metascore

A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Michael Hadley

10. Peep Show (2003– )

25 min | Comedy

8.7
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Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Creators: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Andrew O'Connor | Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, Matt King

11. Red Dwarf (1988– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Creators: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

12. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

8.1
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Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of... See full summary »

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

13. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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44 Metascore

After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she's dreamed of having.

Writers: Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, Adam Brooks | Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

14. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

15. Johnny English (2003)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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51 Metascore

After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, William Davies | Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Tasha de Vasconcelos

16. Miranda (2009– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Miranda (Miranda Hart) is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and gets called 'Sir' once too often. She has never fit in with her old boarding school friends... See full synopsis »

Stars: Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland

17. Extras (2005–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

18. Black Books (2000–2004)

25 min | Comedy

8.6
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Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, ... See full summary »

Creator: Dylan Moran | Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, Paul Beech

19. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 350 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverence is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Teddy, Matilda Ziegler, Robin Driscoll

20. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

7.6
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The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

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

21. The Mighty Boosh (2003– )

27 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

22. Spaced (1999–2001)

25 min | Comedy

8.8
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Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

23. Bean (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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52 Metascore

The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.

Writers: Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll | Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Pamela Reed

24. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: Graham Norton, Ricky Gervais, Lee Mack, Dawn French

25. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store.

Creators: Jeremy Lloyd, David Croft | Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

26. The Black Adder (1983)

195 min | Comedy, History

8.3
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In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray, Tim McInnerny

27. The Royle Family (1998– )

45 min | Comedy

8.0
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A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash

28. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

TV-14 | 1,325 min | Comedy, Music

9.0
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Creators: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

29. Little Britain (2003–2006)

29 min | Comedy

7.7
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Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

30. Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)

175 min | Comedy, History, War

8.9
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Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

31. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

8.2
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

32. Green Wing (2004– )

65 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show.

Creator: Victoria Pile | Stars: Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman, Michelle Gomez

33. Vampire Killers (2009)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.2
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Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.

Writers: Stewart Williams, Paul Hupfield | Director: Phil Claydon | Stars: Paul McGann, James Corden, MyAnna Buring, Silvia Colloca

34. Da Ali G Show (2003–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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An ignorant, wannabe-Jamaican British b-boy; an anti-Semitic, misogynistic but friendly Kazakhstani television reporter; and a homosexual Austrian fashonista--all played by Sacha Baron ... See full summary »

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto, Keith Lawrence

35. The League of Gentlemen (1999–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Horror

8.5
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An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Jeremy Dyson

36. Come Fly with Me (2010– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport. That includes flight and ground staff from regular - and low budget ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Lindsay Duncan, Sally Rogers

37. Bottom (1991–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Edward and Richard are best buddies living off the government doing nothing more than having a good time and breaking stuff.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Steven O'Donnell, Christopher Ryan

38. Black-Adder II (1986)

176 min | Comedy, History

8.8
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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson

39. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

29 min | Comedy

8.6
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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

40. Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

8.4
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A comedy trivia quiz based around pop music, originally hosted by Mark Lamarr up to October 2006, then hosted by Simon Amstell until his departure in 2011. From that point forward the show ... See full summary »

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Mark Lamarr, Bill Bailey, Sean Hughes

41. Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004– )

30 min | Comedy, Horror

8.6
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This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell.

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice Lowe

42. Mock the Week (2005– )

29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.2
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Creators: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson | Stars: Dara O'Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Russell Howard

43. The Ricky Gervais Show (2010– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.1
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Creators: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

44. The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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The notorious fictional town of Royston Vasey is under threat and its inhabitants are forced to leave.

Writers: Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Director: Steve Bendelack | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Sheen

45. Psychoville (2009–2011)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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A group of seemingly unrelated strangers all receive a mysterious note stating "I know what you did," it sends their lives into a downward spiral. They include a birthing coach nurse who ... See full summary »

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Daniel Kaluuya, Daisy Haggard

46. Black Adder the Third (1987)

180 min | Comedy, History

8.8
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In the 19th century Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson-Wood

47. Bright Young Things (2003)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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64 Metascore

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

Writers: Stephen Fry, Evelyn Waugh | Director: Stephen Fry | Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd, James McAvoy

48. The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)

41 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Various mishaps at a police station in an English Hamlet. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot!

Creator: Ben Elton | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus, Serena Evans

49. The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981– )

152 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

8.0
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An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth's destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

50. French and Saunders (1987– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron