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1. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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76 Metascore

Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 124,141 | Gross: $78.04M

2. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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63 Metascore

Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 82,153 | Gross: $51.11M

3. Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 9,775

4. Mortdecai (2015)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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27 Metascore

Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost gold.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn

Votes: 53,992 | Gross: $7.61M

5. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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65 Metascore

Lieutenant Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 88,925 | Gross: $86.93M

6. Johnny English Reborn (2011)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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46 Metascore

Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down the Chinese premier.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Roger Barclay

Votes: 95,552 | Gross: $8.13M

7. City Lights (1931)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers

Votes: 122,833

8. Inspector Gadget (1999)

PG | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.1
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36 Metascore

A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

Director: David Kellogg | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 38,820 | Gross: $97.36M

9. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.8
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Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 13,348 | Gross: $10.98M

10. The Runaway Bus (1954)

78 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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When heavy fog prevents all aircraft from leaving London airport, a group of passengers take an airline bus to get them to an alternative airport. However, one among their number is the ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Marianne Stone, Lionel Murton, Lisa Gastoni, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 375

11. Air Raid Wardens (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy

6.2
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Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumble across a nest of Nazi saboteurs bent on blowing up the local magnesium plant.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jacqueline White

Votes: 709

12. She Knows Too Much (1989 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.3
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A master cat burglar, Samantha White, is released from prison into custody of bumbling S.O.B. agent Harry. She has to help his agency solve a string of murders tied to a Manchurian Candidate scenario.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Robert Urich, John Bennett Perry, Dennis Lipscomb

Votes: 67

13. La casa embrujada (1949)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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Director: Fernando A. Rivero | Stars: David T. Bamberg, Mary Clark, Carlos Martínez Baena, Alejandro Cobo

Votes: 5

14. Under the Tonto Rim (1933)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

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"Tonto" Daily fails as a cowpuncher for Weston, wealthy cattleman, and is demoted to chuck-wagon driver. He falls even lower, in Weston's estimation, when he loses the wagon in a river ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Fred Kohler, Raymond Hatton, Verna Hillie

15. The Blacksheep Blacksmith (1967)

Animation, Short, Comedy

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The half-blind Sir Blur, who is both knight and mailman, torments a blacksmith with his bumbling.

Director: Shamus Culhane

16. Mouse Trek (1967)

Approved | Animation, Short

4.0
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A cat is made General of an alien planet's army and put in charge of hunting a giant mouse.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Star: Bob McFadden

Votes: 10

17. The Fuz (1967)

Animation, Short

5.8
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An inept superhero tries to stop a tiny hairball that has been scaring various New Yorkers.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Star: Bob McFadden

Votes: 10

18. Dutch Nelson, Galaxy Guy (1996 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Movie trailer for "Dutch Nelson, Galaxy Guy", featuring a reluctant hero who battles an evil galactic despot.

Director: Bruce Pukema