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on 3 Sep 2011 01:35

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My 50 All-Time Favorite Comedy Movies.

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1. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
I really love the comedy movie genre, and, when trying to devise my ultimate favorite comedy movie list, I couldn't think of a movie that has made me laugh more times in my life and can still make me laugh than this movie. Jim Carrey is such a great physical comedian, and it shines in this movie.
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People who added this item 1487  Average listal rating (986 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
2. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
When Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back came out, I wasn't very schooled in the comedy of Kevin Smith. In fact, the only ViewAskew movie I had seen was Dogma, so it's no wonder that I didn't actually get that many of the characters popping up in this film were from other movies in the ViewAskewniverse. My friends and I thought this movie was hilarious; we must have watched it a hundred times the first year or so after it came out on DVD.
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People who added this item 3739  Average listal rating (2490 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
3. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
There's no denying the comedic firepower of Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, and Paul Rudd. Steve Carell pulls this role off without a hitch, a performance I don't think is hyperbole to call comic genius. So many good quotes and funny moments from this movie.
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4. Trading Places (1983)
This is my favorite comedy of the 1980s. Eddie Murphy was in his prime and Dan Aykroyd was as funny as ever. I do enjoy the commentary this film attempts to make Nature versus Nurture and role upbringing and environment plays in the way humans make decisions and conduct themselves. Despite the underlying message, this is a very funny movie all the way through, and one I can watch over and over. (Also, I love the cameo of the Duke brothers at the end of Coming to America)
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People who added this item 521  Average listal rating (364 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
5. Super Troopers (2001)
I remember the fist time I watched super troopers. I was a freshmen in college, so 19 years old or so. I remember laughing so hard all the way through. These Broken Lizard guys are really, really funny. I've thoroughly enjoyed everything they've done since (Beerfest, The Dukes of Hazzard, and The Slammin Salmon were all hilarious). I've probably seen this movie over 50 times, and it never fails to incite laughter.

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6. Uncle Buck (1989)
To echo the note I wrote in 80s comedy list I really love John Hughes movies and any movie with John Candy. The two together is comedy gold as far as I'm concerned. This movie is so funny from start to finish; Candy brings such a comedic presence to the screen. Uncle Buck is a very close second to Trading Places as my favorite comedy from the 1980s.
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7. Idiocracy (2006)
What a great premise! I find it rare that a premise-funny movie actually delivers on the comedy all the way through, but Idiocracy definitely succeeds. Dax Shepard, Maya Rudolph, Terry Crewes are hysterical, and, for who Joe Bauers is supposed to be, Luke Wilson may have been the perfect choice. All in all, great movie!
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People who added this item 338  Average listal rating (215 ratings) 4.3  IMDB Rating 4.3 
8. Bio-Dome (1996)
I wrote a note about this film in the list of my favorite 90s comedies. I concede that Bio-Dome may not be the 8th funniest movie of all time, and, in a vacuum, I can't say I would like this movie nearly as much as I do. Nevertheless, I love this film! We had this on VHS when I was a kid, so, needless to say, I watched it over and over. I still watch it every year on Earth Day and laugh every single time. Tribal!
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9. Knocked Up (2007)
Hard to argue that Judd Apatow isn't the king of 2000s comedy, and, as such, it shouldn't be a surprise that another Apatow flick cracks the top 10. Knocked up is so funny, and I love that so many of the actors from the Apatow universe show up in this one. This movie delivers on so many levels and delivers real laughs all the way through. Could've done without the crowning scene though...
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People who added this item 2003  Average listal rating (1267 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 6.3 
10. American Wedding (2003)
This really is the best and funniest of the American Pie series. The first two were, eh, okay, but American Wedding really packs the most serious and sincere comedic punch. The characters have really grown up since the first American Pie movie, and so has the writing. It's more heartfelt and genuine, but with the same characters you love to laugh at from the first two movies. The Finch and Stifler rivalry is as funny as ever, and who can forget the scene when Stifler eats the "chocolate"? I laugh just thinking about it.
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People who added this item 167  Average listal rating (108 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.9 
11. Down Periscope (1996)
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People who added this item 1294  Average listal rating (852 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
12. Old School (2003)
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People who added this item 349  Average listal rating (243 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 7.1 
13. Grandma's Boy (2006)

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14. Office Space (1999)
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People who added this item 196  Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
15. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
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16. Accepted (2006)
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17. Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)
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18. Dogma (1999)
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19. Out Cold (2001)
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20. Joe Dirt (2001)
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21. Clerks II (2006)
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People who added this item 2187  Average listal rating (1467 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.7 
22. Dodgeball (2004)
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People who added this item 954  Average listal rating (640 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
23. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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24. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
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People who added this item 668  Average listal rating (435 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.4 
25. Van Wilder (2002)
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26. Wedding Crashers (2005)
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People who added this item 289  Average listal rating (211 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
27. Fletch (1985)
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28. Christmas Vacation (1989)
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People who added this item 610  Average listal rating (384 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
29. Tommy Boy (1995)
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People who added this item 2055  Average listal rating (1365 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.3 
30. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
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People who added this item 482  Average listal rating (301 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
31. Without a Paddle (2004)
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32. Road Trip (2000)
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33. Waiting... (2005)
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34. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
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People who added this item 415  Average listal rating (290 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.6 
35. BASEketball (1998)
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People who added this item 451  Average listal rating (295 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.4 
36. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
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People who added this item 256  Average listal rating (175 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
37. The Great Outdoors (1988)
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38. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
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39. Happy Gilmore (1996)
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People who added this item 457  Average listal rating (318 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.6 
40. Encino Man (1992)
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People who added this item 250  Average listal rating (167 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
41. Life (1999)
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People who added this item 439  Average listal rating (267 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
42. Half Baked (1998)
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43. Run Ronnie Run (2002)
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People who added this item 1054  Average listal rating (692 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.2 
44. Mallrats (1995)
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People who added this item 1140  Average listal rating (771 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.5 
45. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
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46. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
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47. Chasing Amy (1997)
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People who added this item 189  Average listal rating (119 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.5 
48. Son in Law (1993)
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49. The Waterboy (1998)
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People who added this item 298  Average listal rating (200 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.2 
50. Black Sheep (1996)
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This is it...after compiling a list of my favorite comedy movies for the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, I've finally arrived at the final list of favorite comedy movies. Here they are, my 50 all-time favorite comedy movies.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Nov 27 20:41
I agree with your comment on American Wedding.
You should throw Chasing Amy a lot higher ;)

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