35 Funniest Movies of All Time You Must Watch

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Hello folks! In this post, we will consider the funniest movies of all time. Comedy is one of the most favorite genres of almost everyone. Isn’t it? These movies let us have fun and forget our regular problems for a while.

Whether it’s a goofy comedy or a bright, funny look at society, comedy movies have a unique power to bring people together in laughter and happiness. They can be anything from funny and exaggerated to romantic and making fun of things. And the most exciting fact is that you never get bored with these comedy films.

If you are looking for a hearty dose of hilarity, these funny movies are just what you need! We have compiled a list of the 35 most hilarious films. Without further discussion, let’s consider the list of funniest movies you must watch once.

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1- Young Frankenstein(1974)

Funniest movies of all time: Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein is a comedy movie released in 1974. The story revolves around Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson who inherits the family’s property in Transylvania. Gene Wilder co-wrote the movie and also starred in the lead role in the film. The movie ranked among the best comedy movies in several publications.

  • Release Date: 15 December 1974
  • IMDb Rating: 8
  • Directed By: Mel Brooks

2- Blazing Saddles(1974)

Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles is one of the funniest movies of all time. It follows the story of a dishonest politician who chooses a black sheriff to work in a small prejudiced town. The ensemble cast includes Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Alex Karras, Mel Brooks, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn, and Harvey Kohman.

  • Release Date: 7 February 1974
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7
  • Directed By: Mel Brooks

3- The Big Lebowski(1998)

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is a crime comedy movie. It depicts the story of an avid bowler Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski. He accidentally gets caught up in a crazy and silly kidnapping story. Its strange characters, hilarious dream scenes, and unique dialogues made it a cult classic.

  • Release Date: 18 January 1998
  • IMDb Rating: 8.1
  • Directed By: Joel Coen

4- Dr. Strangelove(1964)

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove is set during the Cold War and makes fun of the race to build nuclear weapons and the big companies that make them. The story is about a series of silly and crazy events that end up causing a nuclear disaster. Peter Sellers played three characters in the award-winning film.

  • Release Date: 29 January 1964
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4
  • Directed By: Stanley Kubrick

5- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation(1983)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is the third installment of the National Lampoon’s Vacation film series released in 1983. The movie starred Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, and Beverly D’ Angelo in lead roles. It centered around the Griswold family, trying to have a perfect Christmas together. But, it leads to a bunch of absurd and humorous situations.

  • Release Date: 1 December 1989
  • IMDb Rating: 7.5
  • Directed By: Jeremiah S. Chechik

6- Airplane(1980)


The comedy film “Airplane!” is frequently regarded as a classic spoof and has dramatically influenced subsequent comedic films. The plot revolves around a plane’s crew and passengers becoming ill as a result of contaminated food, forcing a former fighter pilot and his ex-girlfriend to safely land the aircraft.

  • Release Date:  27 June 1980 
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7
  • Directed By:  David, Jerry Zucker, and Jim Abrahams.

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7- Caddyshack(1980)


Caddyshack is one of the funniest movies of all time. Its ensemble cast includes Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, and Michael O’Keefe. The movie is about a caddie who wants a caddie scholarship. He gets caught up in a fight at the golf course between one of the club’s founders and a rich guest who’s new to the club.

  • Release Date: 25 July 1980
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2
  • Directed By: Harold Ramis

8- Superbad(2007)

Funniest movies of all time: Superbad

Superbad is a comedy film starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz Plasse, and Bill Hader. The movie is about two high school buddies, Seth and Evan. They have a crazy night filled with parties, friendship, and trying to get alcohol for a party. Their adventures lead to a bunch of funny and embarrassing moments.

  • Release Date: 13 August 2007
  • IMDb Rating: 7.6
  • Directed By: Greg Mottola

9- Raising Arizona(1987)

Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona is a popular crime comedy movie released in 1987. It follows the story of a couple H.I. “Hi” McDunnough and Edwina “Ed” McDunnough who want a child, leading them to kidnap one of the quintuplets born to a wealthy family. The movie ranks 31st on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list.

  • Release Date: 13 March 1987
  • IMDb Rating: 7.3
  • Directed By: Joel Coen

10- Dumb and Dumber(1994)

Dumb and Dumber

Next up, on the list is the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber. It is one of the funniest movies of all time. This movie revolves around two good-hearted but incredibly dumb friends who go on a crazy trip across the country to return a lost briefcase, not realizing they’re getting mixed up in some criminal stuff.

  • Release Date: 16 December 1994
  • IMDb Rating: 7.3
  • Directed By: Peter Farrelly

11- Barbie(2023)


Barbie is a fantasy comedy movie released in 2023. It is the first live-action Barbie movie. Margot Robbie portrayed the role of Barbie, and Ryan Gosling played Ken. It became one of the highest-grossing films of the year and the fifteenth highest-grossing film of all time.

  • Release Date:  9 July 2023
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4
  • Directed By: Greta Gerwig

12- Borat(2006)

Funniest movies of all time: Borat

Here is another hit film Borat released in 2006. It’s a black comedy movie starring Baron Cohen as protagonist Borat Sagdiyev. It depicts the story of a reporter Borat who travels to the US for a documentary. Watch out for the ultimate comedic sequences in the film. Cohen won a Golden Globe Award for his stellar performance.

  • Release Date: 4 August 2006 
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4
  • Directed By: Larry Charles

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13- The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers is a musical comedy action film. Its ensemble cast includes John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, and Henry Gibson. The movie is about two brothers who want to save an orphanage. They plan to get their R&B band back together and make some money.

  • Release Date: 20 June 1980
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9
  • Directed By: John Landis

14- The Jerk(1979)

The Jerk

The Jerk is a 1979 comedy film that features Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jackie Mason, and M. Emmet Walsh. The story revolves around a homeless man Navin Johnson who leaves his family’s home and ventures into the big city, where his gullibility is both his best friend and deadliest enemy.

  • Release Date: 14 December 1979
  • IMDb Rating: 7.1
  • Directed By: Carl Reiner

15- Tommy Boy(1995)

Tommy Boy(1995)

Tommy Boy is a comedy movie released in 1995. It stars Chris Farley and David Spade in lead roles and supporting actors Bo Derek, Julie Warner, Dan Akroyk, and Brain Dennehy. It has become a cult classic since its release.

  • Release Date: 31 March 1995
  • IMDb Rating: 7.1
  • Directed By: Peter Segal

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16- Animal House(1978)

Funniest movies of all time: Animal House

Animal House is one of the funniest movies of all time. The movie takes place in the early 1960s and is about a rebellious and unruly fraternity at Faber College, Delta Tau Chi. John Belushi portrayed the unpredicted man John “Bluto” Blutarsky.

  • Release Date: 28 July 1978
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4
  • Directed By: John Landis

17- Dogma(1999)


Dogma is a fantasy comedy movie. The movie mixes sharp satire, talks of religion, and irreverent humor. Despite controversy about hurting the Catholic religion, it became a successful hit. Two fallen angels made a clumsy plan to return to heaven which resulted in comedic situations.

  • Release Date: 21 May 1999
  • IMDb Rating: 7.3
  • Directed By: Kevin Smith

18- Office Space(1999)

Office Space

Office Space is a satirical black comedy movie. The film features Ron Livingston, Gary Cole, Jennifer Aniston, Stephen Root, Ajay Naidu, Diedrich Bader, and David Herman. An officer worker fed up with his job and boss. After several failed techniques, he became a rebellious employee.

  • Release Date: 19 February 1999
  • IMDb Rating: 7.6
  • Directed By: Mike Judge

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19- The Hangover(2009)

The Hangover

The Hangover is the first installment of the film series. The film depicts a group of friends who go to Las Vegas for a bachelor party but wake up the next morning without any memory of what happened the night before and with the groom missing. Watch out for the movie to experience ultimate fun.

  • Release Date: 30 May 2009
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7
  • Directed By: Todd Phillips

20- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles(1987)

Funniest movies of all time: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a comedy movie released in 1987. The movie recounts the amusing exploits of Neal and Del as they travel across the country in a car, a train, and an airplane. They run into a number of humorous setbacks and challenges along the way.

  • Release Date: 25 November 1987
  • IMDb Rating: 7.6
  • Directed By: John Hughes

21- Ghostbusters(1984)


Ghostbusters is a 1984 supernatural comedy movie. The film stars Bill Murray(Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd(Ray Stantz), and Harold Ramis(Egon Spengler). It is one of the funniest movies of all time and became the second highest-grossing film of the year.

  • Release Date: 8 June 1984
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8
  • Directed By: Ivan Reitman

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22- Life of Brian(1979)

Life of Brian

Next up on the list, Life of Brian is a comedy movie written by the comedy group Monty Python. It stars the members of the group Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones. A young man Brian Cohen born on the same day as Jesus Christ and was stuck into humorous incidents.

  • Release Date: 17 August 1979
  • IMDb Rating: 8
  • Directed By: Terry Jones

23- School of Rock(2003)

School of Rock

School of Rock is a comedy movie released in 2003. Jack Black portrayed the musician Dewey Finn who poses as a substitute teacher at a prominent primary school. The film is famous for its upbeat plot, enthusiastic acting, and its devotion to rock music.

  • Release Date: 3 October 2003
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2
  • Directed By: Richard Linklater

24- Anchorman(2004)

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The satirical comedy movie “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” was released in 2004. It is a satirical look at the broadcast journalism industry, set in the 1970s. The narrative centers on pompous newsreader Ron Burgundy from a San Diego television station. Anchorman is one of the best comedy movies of the decade.

  • Release Date: 9 July 2004
  • IMDb Rating: 7.1
  • Directed By: Adam McKay

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25- Step Brothers(2008)

Funniest movies of all time: Step Brothers

Step Brothers is a comedy movie released in 2008. The film is about the hilariously broken lives of two grown men who are forced to live together when their single parents get married. It received mixed reviews. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay portrayed lead roles as Brennan Huff and Dale Doback.

  • Release Date: 25 July 2008
  • IMDb Rating: 6.9
  • Directed By: Adam McKay

26- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World(2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a romantic action comedy film based on the graphic novel Scott Pilgrim. The film combines romance, fantasy, and video game culture to tell the tale of Scott Pilgrim, a young musician who must defeat his girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends to win her heart.

  • Release Date: 27 July 2010
  • IMDb Rating: 7.5
  • Directed By: Edgar Wright

27- American Pie(1999)

American Pie

Here is another hit comedy film, American Pie. The film follows the story of a group of high school friends. They decided to give up their virginity by prom night. It features Jason Biggs, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, and others.

  • Release Date: 9 July 1999
  • IMDb Rating: 7
  • Directed By: Paul Weitz

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28- The Nice Guys(2016)

Funniest movies of all time: The Nice Guys

The Nice Guy is a 2016 comedy movie starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in titular roles. A private eye Holland and an enforcer Jackson work together to investigate the mystery of a missing girl and unearth a complicated network of corruption and criminality.

  • Release Date: 20 May 2016
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4
  • Directed By: Shane Black

29- Monty Python and the Holy Grail(1975)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the funniest movies of all time. The movie follows King Arthur and his knights as they set out on a mission to find the Holy Grail in a humorous and ludicrous interpretation of the Arthurian legend.

  • Release Date: 3 April 1975
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2
  • Directed By: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

30- A Christmas Story (1983)

A Christmas Story 

Bob Clark’s film A Christmas Story is a holiday classic. It depicts the story of a young boy Ralphie Parker who wants a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle for Christmas. It features Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, etc.

  • Release Date: 18 November 1983
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9
  • Directed By: Bob Clark

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31- This Is Spinal Tap(1984)

This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap is a 1984 mokumentary comedy film. Rob Reiner directed and co-wrote the movie. The film follows the fictional British rock band Spinal Tap, a spoof of the rock and heavy metal music industry. They embark on a catastrophic tour in the United States that depicts their hilarious escapades, strange personalities, and falling popularity.

  • Release Date: 2 March 1984
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9
  • Directed By: Rob Reiner

32- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood(2019)

Funniest movies of all time: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a comedy-drama movie. It stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Austin Butler, Emile Hirsch, Al Pacino and many others. The National Board of Review and the American Film Institute named it as one of the top ten films of 2019.

  • Release Date: 21 May 2019
  • IMDb Rating: 7.6
  • Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

33- The Big Short(2015)

The Big Short

The Big Short is a satirical comedy-drama movie. It explores the events leading up to the global financial crisis of 2007-2008. Analysts want to find out the flaws in the subprime housing market and how it might fall apart. Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt are among the many actors who play different roles.

  • Release Date: 12 November 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8
  • Directed By: Adam McKay

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34- Palm Springs (2020)

Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a 2020 sci-fi romantic comedy movie. It features Andy Samberg, J.K.Simmons, Cristin Milioti, Camila Mendes, Peter Gallagher, and Meredith Hagner. It is one of the funniest movies of all time and it received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy among other nominations.

  • Release Date: 26 January 2020
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2
  • Directed By: Max Barbakow

35- Don’t Look Up(2021)

Funniest movies of all time: Don't Look Up

Don’t Look Up is a political satire black comedy film. The movie features an ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, and Ariana Grande. Two astronomers warn people about a comet collision. It makes humorous observations about media sensationalism and denial of climate change.

  • Release Date: 5 December 2021
  • IMDb Rating: 7.4
  • Directed By: Adam McKay