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1. Private Benjamin (1980)

R | 109 min | Comedy, War

59 Metascore

A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

Votes: 20,342 | Gross: $69.85M

2. The Out-of-Towners (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney

Votes: 11,476 | Gross: $28.54M

3. Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy

13 Metascore

An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.

Director: Tom Green | Stars: Tom Green, Rip Torn, Marisa Coughlan, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Votes: 42,211 | Gross: $14.25M

4. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Votes: 13,863 | Gross: $62.13M

5. Outrageous Fortune (1987)

R | 99 min | Comedy

Two women unknowingly share the same man, but when he disappears, both go out looking for him and enter his surprisingly dangerous life.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky

Votes: 6,293 | Gross: $52.86M

6. Big Business (1988)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 10,040 | Gross: $40.15M

7. She-Devil (1989)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Linda Hunt

Votes: 13,874 | Gross: $15.35M

8. Wayne's World (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Music

57 Metascore

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere

Votes: 125,592 | Gross: $121.70M

9. Made in America (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long

Votes: 13,311 | Gross: $44.94M

10. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 41,155 | Gross: $57.32M

11. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 240,946 | Gross: $72.22M

12. Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family

A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Edward Herrmann, John Larroquette, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 55,326 | Gross: $38.09M

13. The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | 103 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith

Votes: 35,928 | Gross: $105.49M

14. Kingpin (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

43 Metascore

A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel

Votes: 68,763 | Gross: $24.94M

15. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 449,352 | Gross: $250.69M

16. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

R | 92 min | Comedy

59 Metascore

Two dim-witted, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates.

Director: David Mirkin | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming

Votes: 36,870 | Gross: $29.21M

17. Spice World (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Music

32 Metascore

World famous pop group the Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, Geri Horner

Votes: 29,908 | Gross: $29.34M

18. The Opposite of Sex (1998)

R | 105 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 18,991 | Gross: $5.88M

19. Edtv (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

48 Metascore

A video store clerk agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a television show.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Geoffrey Blake, Gail Boggs

Votes: 37,846 | Gross: $22.36M

20. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

28 Metascore

A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney

Votes: 28,956 | Gross: $10.56M

21. Zoolander (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

61 Metascore

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell

Votes: 220,805 | Gross: $45.17M

22. Bring It On (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

52 Metascore

A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 76,913 | Gross: $68.38M

23. Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

30 Metascore

Two potheads wake up after a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car.

Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff

Votes: 124,360 | Gross: $46.73M

24. Mr. Deeds (2002)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

24 Metascore

A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Allen Covert

Votes: 121,106 | Gross: $126.29M

25. Old School (2003)

R | 88 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 197,080 | Gross: $75.59M

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: 183,936 | Gross: $135.65M

27. Daddy Day Care (2003)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

39 Metascore

Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Anjelica Huston, Steve Zahn

Votes: 54,944 | Gross: $104.30M

28. The Stepford Wives (2004)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

The secret to a Stepford wife lies behind the doors of the Men's Association of how women become different and immobilized robots.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close

Votes: 53,490 | Gross: $59.48M

29. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Music

82 Metascore

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 230,651 | Gross: $81.26M

30. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

47 Metascore

Elle Woods heads to Washington D.C. to join the staff of a congresswoman in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Bob Newhart, Regina King

Votes: 52,393 | Gross: $90.19M

31. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

46 Metascore

With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo

Votes: 82,735 | Gross: $138.61M

32. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sport

55 Metascore

A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Vince Vaughn, Rip Torn

Votes: 203,441 | Gross: $114.33M

33. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.

Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry, Rob Tinkler

Votes: 166,361 | Gross: $18.23M

34. Monster-in-Law (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

31 Metascore

The love life of Charlotte is reduced to an endless string of disastrous blind dates, until she meets the perfect man, Kevin. Unfortunately, his merciless mother will do anything to destroy their relationship.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Michael Vartan, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes

Votes: 48,804 | Gross: $82.93M

35. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

66 Metascore

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 280,565 | Gross: $86.06M

36. American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music

45 Metascore

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 23,368 | Gross: $7.19M

37. Music and Lyrics (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

59 Metascore

A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Scott Porter, Nick Bacon

Votes: 88,086 | Gross: $50.57M

38. Little Fockers (2010)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

27 Metascore

Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the male nurse Greg Focker, have what it takes?

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson

Votes: 94,344 | Gross: $148.38M

39. 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: 637,773 | Gross: $277.32M

40. Bad Teacher (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy

47 Metascore

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch

Votes: 173,827 | Gross: $100.29M

41. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 319,427 | Gross: $128.51M

42. Get Him to the Greek (2010)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

65 Metascore

A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne

Votes: 156,554 | Gross: $60.97M

43. The Waterboy (1998)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

41 Metascore

A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 130,740 | Gross: $161.49M

44. Duplex (2003)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

50 Metascore

A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. All they have to do is bump off the current tenant, a cute little old lady.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essell, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 50,032 | Gross: $9.69M

45. Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

Kevin and Perry are two 15-year-old boys whose desperation to lose their virginity is so great that it inspires a sort of awe. In the rare moments when they're not thinking about girls, ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Rhys Ifans, Laura Fraser

Votes: 10,928

46. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

75 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 310,271 | Gross: $20.05M