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1. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more...
5. South Park (1997– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
8. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
9. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.
10. Animal House (1978)
R | 109 min | Comedy
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him.
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
12. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
14. Trading Places (1983)
R | 116 min | Comedy
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
15. Flight of the Conchords (2007–2009)
28 min | Comedy, Music
Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.
16. The Boondocks (2005– )
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.
17. Robot Chicken (2005– )
TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy
From creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, 'Robot Chicken' is stop-motion animation with a demented twist.
18. Brüno (2009)
R | 81 min | Comedy
Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.
19. Childrens Hospital (2008– )
TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy
Explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children.
21. O Lucky Man! (1973)
R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.
22. MADtv (1995–2009)
TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy
Late night sketch-comedy show based on the humor of MAD magazine. Material includes impersonations, fake commercials, mock movie trailers, and even Spy vs. Spy segments. Competes against ... See full summary »
24. Hairspray (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
25. Miss March (2009)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
A young man awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world's most famous men's magazines. He and his ... See full summary »
27. The War of the Roses (1989)
R | 116 min | Comedy
A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.
28. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.
29. The Mighty Boosh (2003– )
30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
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 »
30. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
32. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
R | 88 min | Action, Comedy
In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.
33. The People Under the Stairs (1991)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Two adults and a juvenile burglar break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children and can't escape.
34. Ginger Snaps (2000)
Unrated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.
35. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
Insightful look at an unattractive 7th grader as she struggles to cope with un-attentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities.
37. Detention (2011)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.
39. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
40. Little Britain (2003–2006)
29 min | Comedy
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.
41. The Ben Stiller Show (1992–1993)
306 min | Comedy
This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them in the comedy ... See full summary »
43. El Topo (1970)
Not Rated | 125 min | Western
A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.
44. Freeway (1996)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.
45. If.... (1968)
X | 111 min | Drama
In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.
46. Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
106 min | Comedy, Romance
A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.
47. Teachers (1984)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.
49. The Colbert Report (2005–2014)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show
Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.
50. Fritz the Cat (1972)
Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy
A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.