The Top 20 Funniest Movies of All Time

Who doesn’t enjoy a funny movie? A good laugh can brighten our day in any scenario, whether we are happy or not.

If we are sad, it brings a grin to our faces, and if we are already joyful, it makes us even happier and fills our day with positive energy.

Many of us prefer to watch comedy movies with our friends and family members over other genres.

So here you can find the funniest movies of all time that will leave you with stomach aches and tears in your eyes due to the never-ending laughter throughout the movie.

The Top 20 Funniest Movies of All Time

The movies listed below are gathered from different web sources such as  Wikipedia, IMDB, Rolling Stone, Rotten Tomatoes, and others.

S.N. Movies Name Released Year IMDB Rating
1 Blazing Saddles 1974 7.7/10
2 Home Alone 1990 7.6/10
3 Young Frankenstein 1974 8/10
4 Hangover 2009 7.7/10
5 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006 7.3/10
6 Baby’s Day Out 1994 6.2/10
7 Caddyshack 1980 7.3/10
8 Airplane 1980 7.7/10
9 Superbad 2007 7.6/10
10 This is the End 2013 6.6/10
11 Zombieland 2009 7.6/10
12 National Lampoons Animal House 1978 7.4/10
13 Bridesmaids 2011 6.8/10
14 Ghostbusters 1984 7.8/10
15 Eight Legged Freaks 2002 5.4/10
16 Kung Fu Hustle 2004 7.7/10
17 Scary movie 2000 6.2/10
18 The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 8.2/10
19 Back to the Future 1985 8.5/10
20 Elf 2003 4.6/10

20. Elf

“Elf “is a Christmas movie directed by Jon Favreau in 2003. This film is about a baby named Buddy, who crawls into Santa’s sack on Christmas Eve and moves to the North Pole, where elves rear him.

John William Ferrell in Elfs Costume
John William Ferrell in Elf’s Costume(Source: Pinterest)

When he finds himself not fit in the elf community, he realizes that he is adopted and journeys to New York City to pursue his biological father, who is completely unaware of his existence.

This film becomes more hilarious, engaging as the story progresses. It is the best film to watch with whole family and friends. The movie is played by the beloved actor Will Ferrell.

19. Back to the Future

“Back to the future” is a scientific fiction comedy of 1985 that every age of people would love to watch.

It is a time travel-based film where one high school student Marty Macfly accidentally travels 30 years back while testing a time the travel car invented by his scientist friend Doc Brown.

Back to the Future Movie Poster
Back to the Future Movie Poster(Source: Pinterest)

This film depicts how he becomes able to return to the correct time frame after meeting 30 years younger Doc Brown.

The confusion created due to the mix-up of characters of different time frames culminates in several hilarious moments throughout the film.

Michael J. Fox plays the role of Mart McFly, Christopher Lloyd plays the role of Dr. Emmett Brown, and Lea Thompson plays the role of Lorraine Baines McFly.

18. The Wolf of Wall Street

“The wolf of the Wall Street” movie was released in 2013. It is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, a Stockbroker.

This black comedy biographical film focuses on Wall Street’s infamous stockbroker Jordan Belfort who rises from almost nothing to wealthy broker with the support of his trusted partner, Donny Azoff.

The Wolf of the Wall Street Poster
The Wolf of the Wall Street Poster(Source: IMDB)

Living a high standard lifestyle combine with corruption and crime make them noticeable in the eye of the FBI.

Leonardo DiCaprio is the lead actor in the movie. The cast of the movie also includes Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, and Matthew McConaughey.

17. Scary movie

This 2000 American horror comedy movie will make you laugh hysterically. This movie follows a group of six friends who accidentally killed a man with a car and disposed of his body secretly a long time back but now are being chased and stalked by a Ghostface masked killer.

Scary Movie Poster with Ghostface Masked Killer
Scary Movie Poster with Ghostface Masked Killer(Source: IMDB)

If you are searching for a parody film with some horror, this is best for you. This film will keep you laughing all day.

The movie has a diverse cast with Anna Ferris, Regina Hall, Marlon Wayans, Carmen Electra, and Shannon Elizabeth.

16. Kung Fu Hustle

“Kung Fu Hustle” is from 2004 and is directed and played by Stephen Chow. Stephen Chow has perfectly blended a decent dose of humor into the action film.

Kung Fu Hustle Movie Poster
Kung Fu Hustle Movie Poster (Source: IMDB)

This film is based on a small town in Shanghai in the 1940s where seedy gangsters fight to restore their fearsome reputation. You will be a fan of the caustic humor and physical comedy of this action flick.

The cast for the movie consists of Stephen Chow, Yuen Qui, Yuen Wah, and Bruce Leung.

15. Eight Legged Freaks

“Eight Legged Freaks” is a 2002 monster comedy film, and it has lots of funny scenes as well as some terrifying ones.

Gigantic Spider in Movie Poster
Gigantic Spider in Movie Poster (Source: Pinterest)

This movie is about deadly spiders of rural mining towns which evolved into gigantic monsters overnight due to an accidental chemical spill. The residents are struggling to survive from those murderous eight-legged freaks.

Scarlett Johnson plays the character of Asley Parker. Kari Wuhrer and David Arquette are also a part of the team.

14. Ghostbusters

“Ghostbusters” is a supernatural comedy film released in 1984.

In this movie, after being fired from the university, three parapsychology professors start service of Ghostbuster, searching, trapping, and destroying ghosts of New York.

 Ghostbusters Movie Poster
Ghostbusters Movie Poster(Source: IMDB)

If you seek humor in paranormal activities, this movie is for you.

The famous Bill Murray plays Dr. Peter Vecknam, Dan Aykroyd plays Ray Santz, and Harold Ramis plays the role of Egon Spengler.

13. Bridesmaids

“Bridesmaids” film was released in 2011. From the first to the last scene, this female-led comedy picture is full of laughs.

The story revolves around Annie, who has to serve as maid of honor as her best friend Lillian is going to marry. To show her love towards her best friend and gain the attention of her best friends, she tries every possible way and encounters series of mishaps which is really hilarious to watch.

Bridesmaids Movie Poster
Bridesmaids Movie Poster(Source: IMDB)

This is a great movie to watch with a group of female friends.

The cast members are some of Hollywood’s talented actresses, such as Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Rebel Wilson.

12. National Lampoons Animal House

This is an American Comedy film from 1978. This film depicts how boring college life may be turned into a fun and enjoyable experience with the right fraternity.

National Lampoon Animal House Poster
National Lampoon Animal House Poster(Source: IMDB)

It follows  Larry and Kent, two friends who want to be members of the renowned Omega Theta Pi house but wind up entering controversial and troublesome Delta house instead.

It was the top-grossing comedy film at the time.

The movie has the 70s top Hollywood actors like John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Stephen Furst, and Kevin Bacon.

11. Zombieland

This film from 2009 is a nice mix of horror and comedy.

Zombieland Movie Poster
Zombieland movie Poster (Source: IMDB)

In this film, a college student from Texas survives the zombie apocalypse and goes searching for his family in Ohio. Throughout this time, he meets other survivors, and they are able to face their most terrifying problem in amusing ways when they work together.

Zombieland movie Poster( Source: Pinterest)

Despite the violence and filth, this film is a lot of fun.

The cast members are famous actors like Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bill Murray.

10. This is the End

“This is the End” is the comedy apocalyptic film released in 2013, produced, directed, and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

This Is the End Movie Poster
This Is the End Movie Poster (Source: IMDB)

This movie follows six friends who attempt to make it through the apocalypse while being trapped in a house. Even in such a deadly situation, they will provide plenty of laughs, so this film is certainly worth seeing.

The cast members are Seth Rogan, James Franco, Michael Cera, and Jonah Hill.

9. Superbad

Released in 2007, This American teen comedy film follows two high school friends, Seth and Evan.

Two Main Characters of Superbad
Two Main Characters of Superbad(Source: Pinterest)

When they get invited to a big house party, they decide to get alcohol and drunk two girls with the hope of losing virginity before going to college. But it doesn’t go as planned, and the party goes astray.

Jonah Hill plays the role of Seth, Emma Stone plays the role of Jules, and Seth Rogan plays the role of Officer Michaels.

8. Airplane

“Airplane” is one of the best parody films released in 1980.

In this film, Food poisoning makes the crew and passengers on the plane sick. For this reason, Ted Striker, a former fighter pilot with a dread of flying, is forced to control an unstable airplane with the help of an air traffic controller and a stewardess.

Airplane Movie Poster
Airplane Movie Poster (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

From start to finish, this film is pure comedy.

The movie has famous artists from the 80s such as Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Hays, and Peter Graves.

7. Caddyshack

“Caddyshack” was directed and co-written by Harold Ramis in 1980. This film is a great classic comedy sport of all time.

This movie follows a boy, Danny Noonan, who works as a caddy at Bushwood country club to help with his college education. He struggles to win the caddie golf tournament so that he could gain a scholarship and get his life back on track.

Caddyshack Movie Poster
Caddyshack Movie Poster (Source: IMDB)

Without a doubt, this film successfully blends sports with comedy.

Being an 80’s movie, Caddyshack has a lot of famous artists from the time, such as Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Ted Knight.

6. Baby’s Day Out

The adventure comedy film “Baby’s Day Out” was released in 1994. This film was written by John Hughes, who also wrote Home Alone. Thus it will have a Home Alone-like flavor to it.

Baby's Day Out Movie Poster with Baby,Gorilla and Three Kidnappers
Baby’s Day Out Movie Poster with Baby, Gorilla and Three Kidnappers (Source: Pinterest)

This film is about a baby and three bumbling kidnappers. They try to kidnap the baby by posing a newspaper photographer. On the other hand, Baby is far smarter than the three of them put together, who appears to be a step ahead of them at all times.

Many of the film’s funniest gags will make your stomach ache from laughter.

The cast members are Joe Mantegna, Jacob Joseph Worton, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano, and Adam Robert Worton.

5. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

This is a comedic mockumentary movie played by Sacha Baron Cohen in 2006.

This is a film about Borat Sagdiyev, a Kazakh journalist, who travels to the U.S.A. to film a documentary about the living of the U.S.A. He gets to meet various people and circumstances in his journey and falls in love with Pamela Anderson.

Borat Sagdiyev with Flag of USA and Bag in his hand
Borat Sagdiyev with Flag of USA and Bag in his hand(Source: IMDB)

This movie is going to make you laugh your head off. So, this film is able to make it into the top five of our list.

The cast members for the movie are Sacha Baron Cohen, Pamela Anderson, Alan Lee Keyes, and Ken Davitian.

4. Hangover

Hangover,” a movie released in 2009, features the amazing casting of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha with a hilarious and flawless storyline.

The Hangover Movie Poster
The Hangover Movie Poster (Source: Rotten tomatoes)

This movie is about four friends who make their way to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. When they wake up, they find themselves in a problematic situation as they have no memory of last night, a bachelor is missing, and they cannot put things together.

It is one of the best movies to enjoy with your college friends.

3. Young Frankenstein

The comedy horror film “Young Frankenstein” was directed by Mel Brooks in 1974. This movie follows Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, a respected medical lecturer, traveling to Transylvania for his infamous grandfather’s property.

There he immediately begins recreating his grandfather’s experiments with the help of servants and creates a monster, which causes lots of complications to them.

Young Frankenstein Movie Poster
Young Frankenstein Movie Poster(Source: IMDB)

Gene Wilder’s performance adds more humor to this film.

The cast members are Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, and Teri Garr.

2. Home Alone

“Home Alone” is the best Christmas movie of 1990 with incredible humor that everyone would love to play in their holidays.

A Boy and Two Burglar at Christmas
A Boy and Two Burglar at Christmas (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

The film revolves around a young boy, a bungalow, and two burglars. In this movie, the family of an 8-year-old boy accidentally leaves him alone at home and rushes to the airport.

How he manages to single-handedly thwarts two house robbers by booby-trapping the house is extremely funny to watch.

The cast members of this beloved movie are Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, and John Heard.

1. Blazing Saddles

The movie  which managed to top the list of funniest movies of all time is the legendary “Blazing Saddles.” It is a western black comedy movie directed by Mel Brook in 1974. He is also the creator of ‘Young Frankenstein,’ which is listed on no.3.

Cleavon Little as Black Sheriff
Cleavon Little as Black Sheriff (Source: Rolling Stone)

This is about railroad worker Bart, appointed as a first-ever black sheriff of a western town, Rock Ridge, which is on the verge of being destroyed to make way for a new railroad.

Lots of outrageously funny scene sprinkling throughout the film makes it worth watching.



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