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Top 10 Funniest Movies Ever

Comedy movies are more than just light entertainment on a Saturday afternoon – or a great option for a date night! The funniest movies tend to live on even after the credits have rolled out. They provide us with earworms, quotes we share in funny situations and moves we recreate with our friends. They are even our comfort blankets when times get tough and we need a smile.

Comedy is also quite a hard art to master. Whilst there are tons of examples of the times when the jokes just don’t work, we wanted to focus on the masterpieces. So, here are our picks for the funniest movies ever.


1. Airplane! (1980)

This classic comedy movie is essentially a spoof of 1970s disaster movies by directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker.

The plane’s pilot suffers a collapse from food poisoning, forcing an ex-pilot try to land the plane. Unfortunately, the ex-pilot is rather troubled, but helping hand is available in the form of a doctor played by the amazing Leslie Nielsen. Just make sure you don’t call the doctor Shirley, OK?


2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The British comedy group did a number of laughable movies, but the Holy Grail is perhaps the group’s best.

The film parodies King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. King Arthur tags along the Knights of the Round Table and so the hunt begins. Naturally, not everything goes according to plan A, or even B.


3. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Marilyn Monroe is often remembered only for her looks, but she was also a great comedy actress. In 1959, director Billy Wilder created this funny movie with Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.

In the movie, two musicians, played by Lemmon and Curtis, flee after witnessing a horrific massacre. In order to disguise, they decide to dress up as female. Unfortunately, one of them falls for the seductive singer Sugar (Monroe) and chaos ensues.


4. This Is Spinal Tap  (1984)

Mockumentaries are a big thing these days, but this Rob Reiner movie is the ultimate grandfather of them all.

The story follows the three main members of the fictional heavy metal band. The band is making the documentary, as they try to promote their new album. The band’s success is unfortunately waning and the documentary becomes very different from its original purpose.


5. Wayne’s World (1992)

Improvisation, empathy and careful play on audience expectations are the backbone behind this movie’s success. Penelope Spheeris was able to create a timeless movie, with lovable characters.

Wayne Campbell and Gath Alger are hosts of a cable access show, centred around music and beautiful women. When they get a big deal from a producer, the duo gets into unfortunate circumstances and hilarity ensues.


6. The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski has its own cult following, but it doesn’t come as a surprise. This dark and funny movie by the Coen brothers delivers plenty of laughs through its countless one-liners.

The movie’s plot is built around a confusion of who’s who. The people share the same name, the other guy owes a lot of money and the bad guys go after the innocent guy. A basic plot, but hilarious execution.


7. Ghostbusters (1985)

Whether or not you are excited about the reboot of this film, the original is surely goofy and twisted even after all this time.

Three eccentric parapsychologists (it’s a real thing!) start a ghost-catching business in New York and weird things start happening. The future of humanity is soon on the line and only the Ghostbusters can save us.


8. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Another comedy, which relied on improvisation and character creation, is the Anchorman. The movie is filled with silly moments that’ll get you in tears.

The story is built around a famous anchorman in San Diego who becomes unemployed after series of unfortunate events. Between and after all these there are fights between co-workers and an angry pregnant panda. Need we say more?


9. Clueless (1995)

While some people claim this movie to be a simple teenage film, we disagree. Clueless is a brilliant comedy with an accurate social critique of its time.

The main character of the movie is a superficial, but good-natured, schoolgirl. Her quest to do good leads to unexpected mishaps and failure and ton’s of funny scenes.


10. Team America: World Police (2004)

The creators of South Park turned a Thunderbirds-style puppet movie into a classic comedy film.

The satirical action comedy sees a paramilitary anti-terrorism force take on the evil dictator, Kim Jong-il. The team has to deal with super spies and lost friendships.

You can add the above classics to your collection through retailers like Simply Home Entertainment – just remember to check for offers at first. After you’ve finished your popcorn and watched all the films come back to Live for Films website to find out more about great movies.


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