The 50 Funniest Movies of All Time

50
The Hangover
FUNNIEST PART: Alan's (Zach Galifianakis) casual non sequitur about Haley's comet amid, posed amid the threatening chaos.
49
Liar Liar
FUNNIEST PART: The legendary blooper reel.
48
Mean Girls
FUNNIEST PART: The airing of emotions in the gym scene.
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47
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
FUNNIEST PART: Just how much Perry (Val Kilmer) hates Harry (Robert Downey Jr.).
46
Ghostbusters
FUNNIEST PART: For all the big, broad, wild humorous set pieces in this film, it truly rests on the shoulder's of Bill Murray's comic timing.
45
Computer Chess
FUNNIEST PART: Computer whiz Peter Bishton's (Patrick Riester) quavering anecdote about a late night exchange with a computer that appeared to foster free will and thought.
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44
This Is Spinal Tap
FUNNIEST PART: While the whole movie is hilarious, there's one particular exchange that really dials the comedy up to 11.
43
The Great Muppet Caper
FUNNIEST PART: The largely unexplained running gag about Kermit and Fozzie being identical twin brothers.
42
Anchorman
FUNNIEST PART: The glee with which Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and co. jump for joy upon deciding to go suit shopping.
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41
The Apartment
FUNNIEST PART: Any of CC. Baxter's (Jack Lemmon) flustered attempts to reserve his living quarters for his own use... to no avail.
40
The Jerk
FUNNIEST PART: "He hates these cans!"
39
Fiddler on the Roof
FUNNIEST PART: Tevye's (Topol) fake dream, an elaborate lie constructed to dupe his wife (Norma Crane) into allowing their daughter Tzeitel (Rosalind Harris) to marry her true love.
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38
The Royal Tenenbaums
FUNNIEST PART: The narrator's (Alec Baldwin) dry, hyper-detailed introduction of the Tenenbaum family's various neuroses, scored to "Hey Jude."
37
The Producers
FUNNIEST PART: Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) and Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) drunkenly celebrating the "success" of their play... right before learning of the catastrophe that has befallen them.
36
Superbad
FUNNIEST PART: That late night exchange of unadulterated affection between best pals Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera).
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35
High Fidelity
FUNNIEST PART: Barry's (Jack Black) giddy reaction to "Walking on Sunshine."
34
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
FUNNIEST PART: This crass cartoon has some legitimately ingenious musical numbers, best of all its political satire "Blame Canada."
33
Being John Malkovich
FUNNIEST PART: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich?
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32
Sleeper
FUNNIEST PART: Miles Monroe's (Woody Allen) attempts to hide from the government by impersonating a servant cyborg.
31
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
FUNNIEST PART: Without question, the rhino scene.
30
The Blues Brothers
FUNNIEST PART: The total destruction of half a city block.
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29
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
FUNNIEST PART: Andy (Steve Carell), David (Paul Rudd), Cal (Seth Rogen), Jay (Romany Malco), and Amy (Mindy Kaling) on one volatile round of speed-dating.
28
School of Rock
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27
Dave
FUNNIEST PART: Acting president Dave Kovic's (Kevin Kline) flustered union with the vice president (Ben Kingsley), whom he barely recognizes.
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26
Clueless
FUNNIEST PART: Thanks to head injuries, bad haircuts, and a mugging, we'd have to go with the party scene.
25
The Odd Couple
FUNNIEST PART: The tremendously awkward double date between Oscar (Walter Matthau) and Felix (Jack Lemmon) and the Pigeon sisters (Monica Evans and Carole Shelley).
24
National Lampoon's Animal House
FUNNIEST PART: That fateful visit to the dean's office.
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23
Big Night
FUNNIEST PART: Just about any time Primo (Tony Shalhoub) takes issue with a customer's request.
22
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
FUNNIEST PART: The ultimate showdown between fast-talking Everett Ulysses McGill (George Clooney) and the "bona fide" Vernon T. Waldrip (Ray McKinnon).
21
Election
FUNNIEST PART: The caustic conclusion to this dark but hilarious thriller-ette.
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20
Annie Hall
FUNNIEST PART: The wrangling of author Marshall McLuhan, playing himself, lays to waste the pretentious opinions of a pseudo-intellectual about his work.
19
Shaun of the Dead
FUNNIEST PART: Pool cue swordplay perfectly choreographed to "Don't Stop Me Now."
18
Monty Python's Life Of Brian
FUNNIEST PART: The closing number, naturally.
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17
Groundhog Day
FUNNIEST PART: That string of days in which Phil (Bill Murray) tests the limits of his mortality.
16
The Grand Budapest Hotel
FUNNIEST PART: Gustave H.'s (Ralph Fiennes) disgusted jettison of a glass of water into a conveniently placed potted plant.
15
Trading Places
FUNNIEST PART: The train heist pulled off by Louis Winthorpe (Dan Aykroyd), Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy), Ophelia the prostitute (Jamie Lee Curtis), and Coleman the butler (Denholm Elliott).
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14
Some Like It Hot
FUNNIEST PART: That final stinger, perhaps the greatest punchline in film history.
13
My Cousin Vinny
FUNNIEST PART: We can't print those words here.
12
Coming to America
FUNNIEST PART: The barbershop.
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11
Clue
FUNNIEST PART: Wadsworth's (Tim Curry) manic reenactment of the night's murderous series of events, complete with chipper string music.
10
Blazing Saddles
FUNNIEST PART: The bombastic and absurd climax, in which 'Blazing Saddles' stops being a movie and starts being an existential explosion.
9
Duck Soup
FUNNIEST PART: Just try and count up the puns.
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8
Wet Hot American Summer
FUNNIEST PART: Bully Andy's (Paul Rudd) tremendous jaw-drop upon catching first glance of a "new and improved" Coop (Michael Showalter).
7
Dr. Strangelove
FUNNIEST PART: President Merkin Muffley's stammering phone call with the intoxicated Soviet premier.
6
Bananas
FUNNIEST PART: Nancy's (Louise Lasser) roundabout means of telling boyfriend Fielding Mellish (Woody Allen) all the reasons why she wants to dump him.
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5
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
FUNNIEST PART: The perplexing and hazardous passage of the Bridge of Death.
4
Best in Show
FUNNIEST PART: That brilliant moment late in the film where dog show announcer Buck Laughlin (Fred Willard) reveals ever so subtly that he has no idea what the competition he's hosting is based on.
3
Young Frankenstein
FUNNIEST PART: An increasingly heated debate about whether or not Igor (Marty Feldman) made a "yummy noise."
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2
Airplane!
FUNNIEST PART: It's tough to single out an instance considering this movie's unprecedented comedic volume, but we have to go with the "drinking problem" joke.
1
Caddyshack
FUNNIEST PART: Wiseass Ty Webb's (Chevy Chase) anxious attempts to liberate himself from a conversation with lunatic Carl Spackler (Bill Murray).

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