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1. Bird on a Wire (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy

36 Metascore

An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke

Votes: 34,694 | Gross: $70.98M

2. Her Alibi (1989)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

24 Metascore

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino

Votes: 6,048 | Gross: $18.70M

3. Addicted to Love (1997)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

49 Metascore

Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 21,370 | Gross: $34.66M

4. America's Sweethearts (2001)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

44 Metascore

A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie's co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film's print hostage.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 50,691 | Gross: $93.61M

5. Someone Like You... (2001)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

32 Metascore

After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talk show talent scout writes a column on the relationship habits of men which gains her national fame.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 21,560 | Gross: $27.34M

6. Only You (1994)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

Destiny. Faith (Marisa Tomei) believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board, she has found the name of her missing half, and it is D-A-M-O-N ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Bonnie Hunt, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 17,264 | Gross: $20.04M

7. Just Married (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

28 Metascore

A young newlywed couple honeymoon in Europe, where obstacles challenge their ability to sustain the marriage.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane, David Moscow

Votes: 62,017 | Gross: $56.13M

8. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 509,411

9. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 13,360

10. I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 10,223

11. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 19,577

12. 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 80,960

13. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him.

Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 7,138

14. Bosom Buddies (1980–1982)

30 min | Comedy

Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

Votes: 2,564

15. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers

Votes: 55,973 | Gross: $42.04M

16. The Jerk (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

61 Metascore

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Votes: 46,915 | Gross: $73.69M

17. The Pink Panther (2006)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

38 Metascore

Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 72,332 | Gross: $82.23M

18. Mixed Nuts (1994)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

14 Metascore

The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Anthony LaPaglia

Votes: 8,905 | Gross: $6.80M

19. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 28,064

20. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

The younger brother of the consulting detective tries to steal Sherlock's glory by solving an important case assisted by an eccentric Scotland Yard detective and a lovely but suspicious actress.

Director: Gene Wilder | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 5,524

21. Mousehunt (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 45,588 | Gross: $61.92M

22. The Money Pit (1986)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

49 Metascore

A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 42,901 | Gross: $37.50M

23. The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Thriller

A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit.

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Tom Hanks, Lori Singer, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning

Votes: 13,181 | Gross: $8.60M

24. Fathers' Day (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 13,199 | Gross: $28.66M

25. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

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

56 Metascore

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: 29,319 | Gross: $57.92M

26. Anger Management (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

Dave Buznik is a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 184,658 | Gross: $135.65M

27. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

Votes: 39,772

28. The New 3 Stooges (1965)

Comedy, Family, Animation

The animated adventures of the crazy trio.

Stars: Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Hal Smith

Votes: 244

29. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 593,127

30. Arthur (1981)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Gordon | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 23,135 | Gross: $95.46M

31. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

Arthur loses all his money, and his wife wants a baby.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 5,401 | Gross: $14.68M

32. Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

49 Metascore

A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott

Votes: 36,727 | Gross: $68.92M

33. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

32 Metascore

Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser

Votes: 42,148 | Gross: $30.22M

34. Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Larry and Richard use a voodoo-revived corpse to track down hidden money to clear their names.

Director: Robert Klane | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Troy Byer

Votes: 11,277 | Gross: $12.74M

35. City Slickers (1991)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 42,478 | Gross: $124.03M

36. City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Western

43 Metascore

one year after their first western adventure, Mitch Robbins and his friends discover a treasure map that belonged to their late trail guide Curly and they set out to discover its secrets.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Jon Lovitz

Votes: 16,342 | Gross: $43.62M