Great Comedy Movies and Sitcoms I Will Watch Again

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1. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 122,692 | Gross: $63.49M

The greatest comedy of all time.

2. Super Troopers (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

48 Metascore

Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, André Vippolis, Joey Kern

Votes: 91,331 | Gross: $18.49M

3. Central Intelligence (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

52 Metascore

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet, Amy Ryan

Votes: 139,530 | Gross: $127.44M

4. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Votes: 670,609 | Gross: $277.32M

5. Perfect Couples (2010–2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Three couples have different ideas of what makes the perfect relationship.

Stars: Kyle Bornheimer, Christine Woods, David Walton, Mary Elizabeth Ellis

Votes: 2,383

6. One Big Happy (2015)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

A lesbian and her straight guyfriend decide to have a baby together.

Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Nick Zano, Kelly Brook, Rebecca Corry

Votes: 2,704

7. Death at a Funeral (2007)

R | 90 min | Comedy

67 Metascore

Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage, Ewen Bremner, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 102,238 | Gross: $8.58M

An unknown comedy classic.

8. Coupling (2000–2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt

Votes: 40,303

9. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 30,817

10. Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)

TV-PG | 175 min | Comedy, War

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

Votes: 43,710

11. Blackadder II (1986)

TV-PG | 176 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 38,995

12. Blackadder the Third (1987)

TV-PG | 180 min | Comedy

In the 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

Votes: 37,318

13. Chelmsford 123 (1988–1990)

30 min | Comedy

Sitcom set in the town of Chelmsford, but in the year AD 123. The show mainly revolves around the power struggle between the newly appointed Roman Governor of Britain, Aulus Paulinus, and the scheming local British chieftain Badvoc.

Stars: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 235

14. Scrubs (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D." Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship, and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, John C. McGinley

Votes: 224,303

15. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

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

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

Votes: 681,149

16. Sirens (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A comedy that follows three Chicago EMTs who despite their narcissistic and self-destructive personalities are uniquely qualified to save lives.

Stars: Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley, Jessica McNamee

Votes: 5,406

17. Archer (2009– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

Votes: 124,449

Great show except season 5

18. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 652,073

19. Bluestone 42 (2013–2015)

30 min | Comedy, War

The lives of a group of soldiers serving in a bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan

Stars: Tony Gardner, Scott Hoatson, Jamie Quinn, Stephen Wight

Votes: 1,972

20. Cybill (1995–1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

A struggling, middle-aged actress attempts to make a career in Hollywood, all while surrounded by her hard-drinking best friend Maryann, her two ex-husbands, Ira and Jeff, and her two daughters, headstrong Zoey and agreeable Rachel.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt, Alan Rosenberg

Votes: 3,220

21. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

Comedy

Political satire about television news company Globe Link and it's team of workers such as anchors Henry and Sally reporter damien editor Dave execs George and Helen assistant joy and manager gus hedges

Stars: Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, David Swift, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 1,131

22. Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)

30 min | Comedy

Hot-tempered journalist Maya got herself fired yet again. Unable to find a job anywhere else and facing eviction, she is forced to go work for Blush, her father's fashion magazine.

Stars: Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal, Wendie Malick

Votes: 16,086

23. Mad About You (1992–1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Paul and Jamie Buchman are a recently-married New York City couple. They point out the gentle humor in domesticity and life's everyday situations.

Stars: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow, Leila Kenzle

Votes: 18,834

24. Mad Love (2011)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Revolves around a quartet of single friends in New York City-- two who are falling in love and two who despise each other, at least initially.

Stars: Jason Biggs, Sarah Chalke, Judy Greer, Tyler Labine

Votes: 4,105

25. New Girl (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 170,555

26. Rick and Morty (2013– )

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 278,030

Hit and miss. I will skip some episodes next time.

27. Spin City (1996–2002)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media. Mike is later succeeded by Charlie Crawford.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Richard Kind

Votes: 24,530

28. Superior Donuts (2017–2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Sympathetic old-school doughnut shop owner Arthur, his spunky young employee and aspiring artist, Franco, and their friends and patrons keep the shop going in a changing culturally-mixed inner city Chicago neighborhood.

Stars: Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Katey Sagal

Votes: 2,621

29. Superstore (2015– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

Stars: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn

Votes: 16,091

30. The Brink (2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.

Stars: Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber, Aasif Mandvi

Votes: 12,339

31. Whitney (2011–2013)

30 min | Comedy

A girl, a guy, and their friends are twenty-somethings living in Chicago.

Stars: Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia, Rhea Seehorn, Zoe Lister-Jones

Votes: 12,138

32. Will & Grace (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 47,378

33. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 126,830 | Gross: $52.70M

34. Groundhog Day (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

72 Metascore

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 542,524 | Gross: $70.91M

35. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 359,640 | Gross: $30.86M

36. What If (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

59 Metascore

Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver

Votes: 64,808 | Gross: $3.45M

37. Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998–2001)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Three twenty-somethings share a Boston apartment and hang around (and work) at a pizza place.

Stars: Traylor Howard, Ryan Reynolds, Richard Ruccolo, Suzanne Cryer

Votes: 14,821

38. The Good Place (2016– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil

Votes: 61,691

39. Life on a Stick (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Two teenage slackers try to make a living at a fast-food place at a local shopping mall while one deals with his dysfunctional family.

Stars: Zachary Knighton, Charlie Finn, Rachelle Lefevre, Saige Hassler

Votes: 424

40. Mom (2013– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A newly sober single mom tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley while dealing with her wayward mother.

Stars: Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall

Votes: 24,194

From season 3 onwards.

41. Rake (2010–2018)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier

Votes: 4,836

But not season 3.

42. His Girl Friday (1940)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 48,636 | Gross: $0.30M

I was helplessly smiling many times.

43. Game Night (I) (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein | Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan

Votes: 164,705 | Gross: $69.00M

44. Destination Wedding (2018)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.

Director: Victor Levin | Stars: Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, DJ Dallenbach, Ted Dubost

Votes: 15,793

Absolutely hilarious. MY sort of humour.

45. Super Troopers 2 (2018)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

41 Metascore

When a border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers are tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in the disputed area.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter

Votes: 20,272 | Gross: $30.62M

46. Still Standing (2002–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Bill and Judy are not your average parents; the kids are the responsible ones.

Stars: Mark Addy, Jami Gertz, Jennifer Irwin, Taylor Ball

Votes: 6,876

47. Rules of Engagement (2007–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Two couples and their single friend, all at different stages in their relationships, deal with the complications of dating, commitment and marriage.

Stars: Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich

Votes: 30,022

48. Tag (I) (2018)

R | 100 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

Director: Jeff Tomsic | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm

Votes: 86,634 | Gross: $54.55M

49. Bad Moms (2016)

R | 100 min | Comedy

60 Metascore

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun and comedic self-indulgence.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Stars: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate

Votes: 101,277 | Gross: $113.26M