Classic Mystery Comediesby ElMaruecan82 | created - 17 Jun 2019 | updated - 24 Jun 2019 | Public
If the mystery film genre originated many classic Hitchcock suspense-thrillers and detective stories, it also proved itself capable to inspire many memorable -if not downright hilarious- comedies.
The following movies focus on the efforts of detectives, private investigators, sleuths, amateurs or pros, to unravel a crime or solve a specific problem or situation.
Which of these classic mystery comedies is your favorite?
After voting, you might discuss the list here
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1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Votes: 181,610 | Gross: $156.45M
2. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 730,670 | Gross: $17.50M
3. The Trouble with Harry (1955)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Mystery
The trouble with Harry is that he is dead and, while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. After Harry's body is found in the woods, several locals must determine not only how and why he was killed but what to do with the body.
4. The Hangover (2009)
R | 100 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 716,253 | Gross: $277.32M
6. Charade (1963)
Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?
Votes: 68,394 | Gross: $13.47M
8. Men in Black (1997)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.
Votes: 515,158 | Gross: $250.69M
11. Barton Fink (1991)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Votes: 112,983 | Gross: $6.15M
12. The Other Guys (2010)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned.
Votes: 242,420 | Gross: $119.22M
14. Gosford Park (2001)
R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Set in the 1930s, this movie brings a group of pretentious rich and famous together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.
Votes: 80,291 | Gross: $41.31M
15. Clue (1985)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.
Votes: 82,941 | Gross: $14.64M
16. The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery
A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.
Votes: 7,376 | Gross: $0.40M
17. Confidentially Yours (1983)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel, an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers ... See full summary »
18. The Cat and the Canary (1939)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.
19. The Hospital (1971)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
An over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.
Votes: 5,727 | Gross: $19.71M
20. The Trap (1946)
Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.
22. Fletch (1985)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.
Votes: 47,628 | Gross: $50.61M
23. The 'Burbs (1989)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
An overstressed suburbanite and his neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.
Votes: 68,274 | Gross: $36.60M
24. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
An insurance investigator and an efficency expert who hate each other are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist with a jade scorpion into stealing jewels.
Votes: 37,712 | Gross: $7.50M
25. High Anxiety (1977)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.
Votes: 19,816 | Gross: $31.06M
26. Scoop (2006)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Votes: 80,676 | Gross: $10.53M
27. The Nice Guys (2016)
R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.
Votes: 278,830 | Gross: $36.26M
28. The Monster (1994)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
After a series of bizarre actions, Loris is mistaken for a serial killer. Jessica, a policewoman in undercover, will try to induce him to commit a murder.
Votes: 9,652 | Gross: $0.64M