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Mrs Doubtfire
Blue Wolf – 1993

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - Mrs Doubtfire
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – Mrs Doubtfire

Robin Williams was a comedy genius; no one can argue with this. Here he dons drag as an elderly housekeeper in order to spend time with his children after his divorce.

 

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Paramount Pictures – 1987

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Non-stop laughs from the brilliant comedy combination of Steve Martin and John Candy. Martin plays a neurotic executive trying to get home in time for Christmas, and when he encounters a shower curtain ring salesman, played by Candy, endless disasters ensue.

 

 

Raising Arizona
Circle Films – 1987

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - Raising Arizona
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – Raising Arizona

The Coen brothers never fail to provide the most absurd and wildest laughs from their surreal films. Raising Arizona is as absurd as it gets when criminal Nicolas Cage helps policewoman Holly Hunter to kidnap a baby from a set of quintuplets – why would anyone notice one missing?

 

Shaun of the Dead
Universal Pictures – 2004

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - Shaun of the Dead
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – Shaun of the Dead

British comedy writers Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg parody all the greatest zombie films, when Pegg’s character must simultaneously avert an apocalyptic uprising of zombies and find clarity in his personal life. Immensely gory, it will split your sides with endless laughter.

 

Young Frankenstein
Gruskoff/Venture Films – 1974

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - Young Frankenstein
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – Young Frankenstein

Combining the irreverent genius of Mel Brooks and the brilliant comedy mastermind Gene Wilder is a recipe for uproarious off-the-wall film success. Affectionately mocking the old black and white genre of monster movies, the US National Film Registry selected it for preservation in their Library of Congress in 2003.

 

 

Spaceballs
Brooksfilms – 1987

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - Spaceballs
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – Spaceballs

The ultimate in sidesplitting space movie spoofs, this Mel Brooks movie pokes fun at Star Wars. I’m sure you can work out who Lord Dark Helmet, Princess Vespa and Captain Lone Star are sending up! May the “schwartz” be with you!

 

The Big Lebowski
Polygram Filmed Entertainment – 1998

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - The Big Lebowski
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – The Big Lebowski

“The Dude”, played by Jeff Bridges, is mistaken for Lebowksi, a debt owing millionaire who shares his name. The Coen brothers bring their absurd comedic genius into a storyline that sees ludicrous events unfold for the Dude, and his bowling partner Walter, played by John Goodman, when they seek recompense for damages done to the Dude’s rug.

 

The Life of Brian
HandMade Films – 1979

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - The Life of Brian
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – The Life of Brian

Monty Python are really hard to top when it comes to comedic genius. Immensely controversial, Brian is mistaken for the Messiah when he is really a naughty boy. Banned for blasphemy around the world, this didn’t stop this comedy classic from becoming the highest grossing British film in the US in 1979. It has been labeled as the greatest comedy film of all time.

 

 

 

 

The Naked Gun
Paramount Pictures – 1988

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - The Naked Gun
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – The Naked Gun

You never fail to end up in fits of laughter when Leslie Nielsen is starring in the film you are watching. Here Nielsen plays a completely useless detective called Frank Drebin who must succeed in preventing the plotted murder of the Queen of England by a mind-controlled assassin.

 

The Princess Bride
Act III Communications – 1987

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - The Princess Bride
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – The Princess Bride

This is a dearly loved comedy classic, that is overflowing with brilliant one-liners. A star-studded cast makes what could be a generic romantic fantasy adventure fairytale into a hilarious and unforgettable cult classic.

 

This is Spinal Tap
Embassy – 1984

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - This is Spinal Tap
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – This is Spinal Tap

One of the best ways to create a superbly funny film is to make a spoof. Spinal Tap send up aging heavy metal rockers trying to make a musical comeback. They are followed by a filmmaker who is creating a documentary about them. A Brilliant satire.

 

Trading Places
Cinema Group Ventures – 1983

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - Trading Places
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – Trading Places

Down and out Eddie Murphy is thrown into the lap of luxury when Dan Aykroyd is framed by two brothers and is thrown from his management position into poverty. The comic duo genius of Murphy and Aykroyd is unbeatable, as Aykroyd bungles his way through wild escapades when trying to restore his original position and lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

Wayne’s World
Paramount Pictures – 1992

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - Wayne’s World
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – Wayne’s World

Genius comic duo Mike Myers and Dana Carvey star as the public access TV stars Wayne and Garth. Offered to do their TV show professionally, they find it is not what they expected, and meanwhile Wayne is in love with a hot bass player. The now incredibly famous Bohemian Rhapsody scene is in this awesome film.

 

When Harry Met Sally
Castle Rock Entertainment – 1989

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - When Harry Met Sally
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – When Harry Met Sally

Is it possible for men and women to just be friends? This movie was the most hilarious way to find out. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal display superb comedic chemistry as their characters meet several times throughout their lives, and try to not fall in love.

 

Zoolander
Paramount Pictures – 2001

Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time - Zoolander
Top 30 Funniest Films of All Time – Zoolander

A dippy and dense fashion model, Ben Stiller, becomes depressed when a younger male model, Owen Wilson, starts to usurp his title of top model. The outrageous hysterics increase when Stiller becomes brainwashed in order to commit an assassination. There are many star-studded cameos in this hilarious film from the likes of David Bowie, Posh Spice, Fabio, Paris Hilton and even the future US president Donald Trump.

 

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