The Best Comedies

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1. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember, who is working with Dr. Evil.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Beyoncé, Seth Green, Michael York

Votes: 176,292 | Gross: $213.31M

2. Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999 TV Short)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Andrea Fears, Ross Shafer, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 2,518

3. Family Guy (1998– )
Episode: Episode VI: It's a Trap (2011)

TV-14 | 56 min | Animation, Comedy

The Griffins reprise their intergalactic roles in an outrageous retelling of Return of the Jedi.

Directors: Peter Shin, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 8,812

4. Nostalgia Critic (2007– )

TV-14 | Comedy

A sardonic critic reviews movies and TV shows from his childhood and adulthood.

Stars: Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rob Walker, Tamara Chambers

Votes: 8,085

5. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 311,752

6. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (2003–2005)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The impossible adventures of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, a warrior who fights using his noise hairs to defeat an evil empire what want to turn bald the human race.

Stars: Takehito Koyasu, Ai Nonaka, Masaya Onosaka, Shin'ichirô Ôta

Votes: 633

7. Pani poni dasshu! (2005– )

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Rebecca Miyamoto, an 11-year-old child prodigy, accepts a teaching job at Momotsuki Gakuen (Peach Moon Academy), a high school that can be best described as 'bizarre'!

Stars: Chiwa Saitô, Ai Nonaka, Fumiko Orikasa, Kana Ueda

Votes: 150

8. Raki suta: Lucky Star (2007)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Comedy

Having fun in school, doing homework together, cooking and eating, playing video games, watching anime. All those little things make up the daily life of the anime-and ... See full summary »

Stars: Aya Hirano, Emiri Kato, Kaori Fukuhara, Aya Endô

Votes: 1,494

9. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 55,339 | Gross: $38.75M

10. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 198,136 | Gross: $53.88M

11. Scary Movie (2000)

R | 88 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Marlon Wayans, Carmen Electra

Votes: 205,405 | Gross: $157.02M

12. Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

53 Metascore

Venomous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 47,495 | Gross: $17.32M

13. Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | 75 min | Action, Comedy

33 Metascore

Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

Director: Craig Mazin | Stars: Drake Bell, Leslie Nielsen, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 57,157 | Gross: $26.64M

14. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 525,288 | Gross: $267.67M

15. Shrek 2 (2004)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews

Votes: 355,406 | Gross: $436.47M

16. Shrek the Third (2007)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

Directors: Chris Miller, Raman Hui | Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 238,357 | Gross: $320.71M

17. Shrek Forever After (2010)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 156,135 | Gross: $238.37M

18. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

56 Metascore

A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.

Directors: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen

Votes: 128,325 | Gross: $198.35M

19. Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999–2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The off-the-wall, day-to-day life of three friends who have exactly the same name.

Stars: Matt Hill, Sam Vincent, Tony Sampson, Erin Fitzgerald

Votes: 26,896

20. Sonny with a Chance (2009–2011)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Sonny, a talented Midwestern girl, has won a nationwide talent search to move to Los Angeles and star in a popular television series. Sonny's home and work life is documented along with her adjustment to life in the spotlight.

Stars: Demi Lovato, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Brandon Mychal Smith

Votes: 8,778

21. Seed of Chucky (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

46 Metascore

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Waters, Billy Boyd

Votes: 32,794 | Gross: $17.08M

22. Nanny McPhee (2005)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

59 Metascore

A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald

Votes: 57,535 | Gross: $47.14M

23. Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

52 Metascore

Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Oscar Steer

Votes: 22,818 | Gross: $29.20M

24. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

39 Metascore

A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Jason Lee, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, David Cross

Votes: 64,836 | Gross: $217.33M

25. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

G | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Charlie Brown makes his way to the national spelling bee finals.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich

Votes: 3,749

26. Squidbillies (2005– )

TV-14 | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Follows the adventures of the Cuylers, an impoverished and dysfunctional family of anthropomorphic, air-breathing, redneck squids who live in a rural Appalachian community in the state of Georgia.

Stars: Bobby Ellerbee, Unknown Hinson, Dana Snyder, Daniel McDevitt

Votes: 5,350

27. Family Guy (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 267,723

28. 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.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 281,677

29. Duck Dodgers (2003–2005)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Animated sci-fi series based on the alter ego of Looney Tunes star Daffy Duck, the semi-heroic, yet incompetent space captain Duck Dodgers.

Stars: Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Richard McGonagle, Michael Dorn

Votes: 5,568

30. The Looney Tunes Show (2011–2014)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

An updated iteration of the classic Looney Tunes characters focusing on their satirical misadventures living in suburbia.

Stars: Jeff Bergman, Bob Bergen, Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 6,296

31. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 81,201 | Gross: $153.29M

32. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

The Mystery Inc. gang must save Coolsville from an attack of past unmasked monsters brought to life by an evil masked figure trying to "unmask" the gang.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 38,820 | Gross: $84.22M

33. Garfield (2004)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

27 Metascore

Jon Arbuckle buys a second pet, a dog named Odie. However, Odie is then abducted and it is up to Jon's cat, Garfield, to find and rescue the canine.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bill Murray

Votes: 67,714 | Gross: $75.37M

34. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

37 Metascore

Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Billy Connolly, Bill Murray

Votes: 32,339 | Gross: $28.43M

35. The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004– )

TV-MA | Comedy

A foul-mouthed nerd reviews bad video games.

Stars: James Rolfe, Kyle Justin, Mike Matei, Kevin Finn

Votes: 12,159

36. Kickassia (2010 Video)

Unrated | 92 min | Action, Comedy

The Nostalgia Critic's team try to take over the one-acre nation of Molossia and turn it into Kickassia.

Director: Doug Walker | Stars: Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis, Lewis Lovhaug, Noah Antwiler

Votes: 1,744

37. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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: 159,234 | Gross: $156.45M

38. Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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: 28,158 | Gross: $20.99M

39. The Annoying Orange (2009– )

TV-PG | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The capers of an anthropomorphic orange and his friends annoying the heck out of the audience.

Stars: Dane Boedigheimer, Bobby Jennings, Kevin Brueck, Justine Ezarik

Votes: 1,356

40. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 306,506 | Gross: $238.63M

41. Captain America (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin

Votes: 9,534

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