The Best Comedy Movies of All Time: Check Out the 20 Funniest Movies of all Time

Best Comedy Movies of All Time

The Best Comedy Movies of All Time: Check out the 20 funniest movies of all time. What are the funnest movies? Humor is very subjective, and many great comedies are loved and hated equally.

The Best Comedy Movies of All Time:

A handful of films that will make you laugh should be found in our top 20 list.

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

  • Release Date: April 27, 1975 (United States)
  • Running Time: 92 minutes
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Budget: $400,000
  • Box office: $5 million
  • IMDb: 8.2/10

We start our selection with a real classic! Monty Python’s “The Knights of the Coconut” found its way onto the screen in 1975. The British comedian group was in its prime during production. One of these blossoms is the film that targets the famous King Arthur legend in such a wonderful way.

However, the plot is just a thin cloak that serves as a framework for the stringing together of all the countless jokes and gags that we should quote often later. If you have missed this masterpiece so far, you should definitely note it on your watchlist! The film is not only funny, it is simply cult!

2. The Big Lebowski:

  • Release Date: March 6, 1998 (U.S.)
  • Running Time: 117 minutes
  • Countries: United States, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $15 million
  • Box office: $46.7 million
  • IMDb: 8.1/10

“The Big Lebowski” from 1998 makes use of an ancient, classic comedy handle: the mix-up. While hippie Jeffrey Lebowski, who only calls himself “Dude”, actually just wanted to be left in peace, one day he is surprised by two absurd debt collectors.

They consider him the real “Big Lebowski”, a wealthy businessman, whose wife still owes the two crooks a large amount of money. So Dude sets out to find what he is actually looking for, to whom he owes so much trouble.

The comedy stands out for its wacky characters, who shine with their ironic humor and numerous, quotable dialogues.

3. Grand Budapest Hotel:

  • Release Date: March 7, 2014 (United States)
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Countries: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: US$25 million
  • Box office: US$172.9 million
  • IMDb: 8.1/10

Even if the “Grand Budapest Hotel” may have moved a little under the radar in this country, it still deserves a place on our list. Located in the fictional Polish Republic of Zubrowska at the time of World War II, a large part of the action takes place in the eponymous “Grand Budapest Hotel”, which we see primarily through the eyes of a hotel concierge and his lobby boy.

We not only get to know countless exciting characters, but also move through the story at an insane pace, which does not detract from the understanding and the plot. The flick is not only funny, but also contains a lot of wisdom and a pinch of tragedy that goes straight to the heart.

Before you put on your critics’ glasses and fall into angry tirades: Yes, there are plenty of other good comedies out there. In principle, everyone decides for themselves what they think is funny and funny and what not. But even if tastes are different, the selection is certainly more than just one film that meets your taste. If you’ve decided on one, we hope you enjoy watching it.

4. Shaun of the Dead:

  • Release Date: 24 September 2004 (United States)
  • Running Time: 99 minutes
  • Countries: United Kingdom, France, United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $6.1 million
  • Box office: $30 million
  • IMDb: 7.9/10

“Shaun of the Dead” from 2004 proves to us that a zombie apocalypse can also be funny. Although the work parodies the zombie classic “Dawn of the Dead” (1978) in a ludicrous way, it also pays tribute to the flick at all times he deserves.

Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a listless electrical goods salesman who has just been dumped by his girlfriend. He longs for some action in his bland everyday life and that’s what he should get: The apocalypse breaks out and countless hordes of the undead rage bloodthirstily through London. Now it’s up to Shaun, his lazy roommate Ed (Nick Frost) and ex-girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) to get out of the act alive.

Instead of getting into a gloomy apocalyptic mood, in “Shaun of the Dead” zombie heads are sometimes munched wetly to atmospheric Queen songs. If the shuffling monsters hadn’t already blessed the temporal, they would laugh at each other by this film at the latest.

5. Hot Fuzz – Two deviated professionals:

  • Release Date: 20 April 2007 (United States)
  • Running Time: 121 minutes
  • Countries: United Kingdom, France, United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: US$12–16 million
  • Box office: $80.7 million
  • IMDb: 7.8/10

After Simon Pegg and Nick Frost had already amused us in “Shaun of the Dead” (see number 5), they once again took over the comedy jack in “Hot Fuzz” from 2007. This time the setting is completely different: As a highly talented elite police officer, Simon Pegg overshadows all of his comrades.

Since this, understandably, upsets his colleagues, he is transported from pulsating London to a small, remote cow village. His new, stupid colleague Danny (Nick Frost) is more of a block on his leg than a real help. There isn’t much to do in the tranquil little town at first, but one day the unlikely duo comes across a strange case that turns everything upside down.

Above all, there are the funny dialogues and the fabulous leading actors, which make British comedy a great pleasure.

6. The LEGO Movie:

  • Release Date: February 7, 2014 (United States)
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Countries: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $60–65 million
  • Box office: $468.1 million
  • IMDb: 7.7/10

Now let’s be honest: Who didn’t like to play with the famous building blocks as a child? If you haven’t just stepped on one of the nasty, pointed stones with your bare foot, the miniature blocks have enriched our lives again and again. It is all the more gratifying that you can also watch the famous characters on the TV screen.

“The LEGO Movie” was released in 2014 as an animated film in our cinemas. We accompany the meek construction worker Emmet, who wants to put an end to the villain Lord Business. At the same time, we dive back into our childhood, enjoy the easy-going gags and the feeling of being completely carefree.

7. Hangover:

  • Release Date: June 5, 2009 (United States)
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $35 million
  • Box office: $469.3 million
  • IMDb: 7.7/10

In “Hangover” from 2009, the four friends Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) want to really do it again before Doug (Justin Bartha) gets married. To celebrate the bachelorette party in style, they go to Las Vegas – and on an odyssey that was not planned that way.

The morning after the party, the friends wake up in their demolished hotel room completely hungover and with no memory of the previous evening. To make matters worse, groom Doug, who was supposed to get married in a few hours, has also disappeared. Now it is up to the remaining trio to gradually reconstruct last night and save their friend.

Although the two sequels are no less fun, we went for the original. Not least because the main actors, who were previously unknown, mutated into superstars almost overnight as a result of this film.

8. Superbad:

  • Release Date: August 17, 2007
  • Running time: 113 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $20 million
  • Box office: $170.8 million
  • IMDb: 7.6/10

2007’s “Super Bad” isn’t just any “Coming of Age” comedy. The film processes many of the personal experiences of the makers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, which they gathered during their time at high school. So it’s no wonder that the leading roles Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) were named after the two screenwriters.

The trio is completed by the clumsy but extremely lovable McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). The story is about the final year of high school for the two title roles, who have to come to terms with the fact that their deep friendship will soon end.

The path of this last trip together is paved with a lot of heart, humor and a lot of penis jokes, but also a good pinch of depth. So it can be that one moment is laughable and the next brings a large portion of sadness when you think of your old school friend, whom you could call again.

9. Tucker and Dale vs Evil:

  • Release Date: 22 January 2010
  • Running time: 89 minutes
  • Countries: Canada, United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $5 million
  • Box office: $5.7 million
  • IMDb: 7.5/10

“Tucker and Dale vs Evil” (2010) parodies the bloodthirsty splatter films of yesteryear. Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine slip into the roles of the eponymous rednecks. The two are really up to no evil, but are mistakenly mistaken for two crazy psycho killers when they really only wanted to save two college girls from drowning. Hunted by an angry horde, the two do not really know what is happening to them. So the two of them can’t do anything for the subsequent bloodbath.

This comedy also benefits from the classic misunderstanding that shows us how macabre, abstruse and funny those situations can be that arise due to poor communication.

10. Kiss kiss, bang bang:

  • Release Date: October 21, 2005 (United States)
  • Running Time: 103 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $15 million
  • Box office: $15.8 million
  • IMDb: 7.5/10

Robert Downey junior can do more than just “Iron Man” and “Sherlock Holmes”. With his role as “Harry Lockhart” in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (2005), he also knows how to convince comedically.

Originally, Harry was a crook who hid in a casting group while on the run from the law. Here he unexpectedly takes on the role of a detective, for whose preparation he is to accompany the real investigator “Perry” (Val Kilmer) on patrol.

The unexpected change of profession comes with a lot of black humor, which has numerous swipes at the sinful world of Hollywood ready. On top of that, there is plenty of action popped in front of the bib, so that the laughing muscles can relax in between monumental, dynamic scenes.

11. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:

  • Release Date: August 13, 2010 (United States)
  • Running Time: 112 minutes
  • Countries: United States, United, Kingdom
  • Language: EnglishBudget: $60–85 million
  • Box office: $49.1 million
  • IMDb: 7.5/10

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) has a problem: he is madly in love with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), but can only get together with her if he defeats all of her seven ex-boyfriends. So Scott sets out on a journey to gradually fight the way to his loved one.

What makes the production from 2010 so unique compared to its colleagues is the visual representation of the protagonist’s emotional world. Some scenes could have sprung straight from a cartoon or video game, such as when a yellow bar matching Scott’s bladder empties while he’s in the bathroom. In addition, there are numerous allusions and other swipes to famous classics, which always put a smile on the face of the audience.

12. The Nice Guys:

  • Release Date: May 20, 2016 (United States)
  • Running Time: 116 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $50 million
  • Box office: $62.8 million
  • IMDb: 7.4/10

“The Nice Guys” (2016) takes us to the wild 70s, when Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, as investigators, want to find a missing person, but uncover a conspiracy on a much larger scale.

The unequal duo, consisting of a ripped off rough leg and a rotten private detective, causes a lot of friction and hilarious situations due to their contradictions. The classic detective story meets fast-paced action, timeless slapstick and coolly written dialogues. So the best entertainment is guaranteed!

13. Borat:

  • Release Date: 3 November 2006 (United States)
  • Running Time: 84 minutes
  • Countries: United States, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $18 million
  • Box office: $262.6 million
  • IMDb: 7.3/10

For many, “Borat” from 2006 was pushing the boundaries of good taste – and so it exactly hits our humor. Disguised as a Kazakh television reporter, Sacha Baron Cohen travels to the United States to allegedly shoot a documentary for his home country. What follows are more than just embarrassing situations in which Borat brings his unsuspecting fellow human beings.

Above all, it is their overwhelmed reactions to Borat’s open anti-Semitism, his more than outdated image of women and his open confession to incest that cause loud laughter. But they also cause plenty of foreign shame, for example when Borat and his plump assistant wrestle with each other naked and take unambiguous poses. The recordings for the mockumentary were carried out by just eight people, some of whom were even mistaken for terrorists by local residents due to their strange appearance.

14. 21 Jump Street:

  • Release Date: March 16, 2012 (United States)
  • Running Time: 109 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $42–54.7 million
  • Box office: $201.6 million
  • IMDb: 7.2/10

Have you ever longed to return to your old school? This opportunity was given to Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in 2012 in the comedy “21 Jump Street”.

As an undercover investigator, you are sent back to high school to investigate a mysterious new drug. In addition to their investigations, they are also confronted with the typical problems of their teenage years, which they had actually long left behind. On the one hand, this offers the opportunity to step into old faux pas, but on the other hand, it also offers the chance to better master situations that were messed up in the past this time.

In addition to the silly situational comedy, the flick also comes with a good helping of heart, which lets the viewer leave the film with a cozy, warm feeling.

15. Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgundy:

  • Release Date: July 9, 2004 (United States)
  • Running Time: 94 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $26 million
  • Box office: $90.6 million
  • IMDb: 7.2/10

Anyone who likes the US comedian Will Ferrell will love “Anchorman” (2004). The work is set in the 70s of the last century and deals in a humorous way with the then current topics. We experience the intensified competition in the media landscape, the emancipation of men and women, as well as the sexism problem through the eyes of the arrogant and misogynistic news anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell).

This is revered as a legend in his hometown of San Diego, but then falls into the disgrace of the masses and has to fight his way back into the favor of the audience. After the film was shot, there was actually so much footage left that you could cobble together a complete second film with “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie”!

16. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005):

  • Release Date: August 19, 2005 (United States)
  • Running Time: 116 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $26 million
  • Box office: $177.4 million
  • IMDb: 7.1/10

Andy (Steve Carell) is now 40 years old and has still not had sex. When his employees find out about this, they decide to free the loner from his isolated world and find a suitable wife for him. Of course everything goes wrong that can go wrong and we laugh when the following dates turn into disasters, for example when a committed prostitute turns out to be a transvestite.

Andy actually longs for true, great love than for the fast number. You will have to find out for yourself whether this dream will still come true for our virgin leading actor!

17. Something About Mary:

  • Release Date: July 15, 1998
  • Running Time: 119 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $23 million
  • Box office: $369 million
  • IMDb: 7.1/10

In 1998 we see Ben Stiller in the role of Ted, who simply cannot forget his childhood sweetheart Mary (Cameron Diaz). That’s why he hires a private detective to find his former crush. However, he himself is very impressed by the blonde beauty and tells Ted chilling stories about the lady. As fate would have it, Ted makes his way to Miami anyway to win back his great love.

“Crazy about Mary” combines romance and comedy in a very successful way. The film likes to take it to the extreme and doesn’t shy away from minorities and cynicism when it comes to its jokes. But it’s always funny, even if you don’t know whether to laugh or be disgusted in the famous “hair gel scene”.

18. School of Rock:

  • Release Date: October 3, 2003
  • Running Time: 109 minutes
  • Countries: United States, Germany
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $35 million
  • Box office: $131.3 million
  • IMDb: 7.1/10

The love for the music of “Tenacious D” front man Jack Black is also reflected in “School of Rock” (2003). His character Dewy Finn is himself a member of a rock’n’roll band, but is suspended from the group shortly before their most important music competition. Looking for a new job, the musician finally hires under a false identity as a substitute teacher in a private school. As a result, the classroom is now the big stage for Dewy, who wants to lead his students to victory in the “Battle of the Bands”.

The cast children are also musicians in real life and play their instruments themselves in all scenes. The plot is carried by numerous bitter rock sounds, including “Led Zepplin”, “The Who” and of course Jack Black himself. The role is like the musician cut to the body and brings his embarrassment paired with amiability to full effect. The bottom line is a rebellious comedy that is laughable at times.

19. Space Balls:

  • Release Date: June 24, 1987
  • Running Time: 96 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $22.7 million
  • Box office: $38.1 million
  • IMDb: 7.1/10

Since Disney bought the rights to the “Star Wars” franchise, the series is currently experiencing its second spring. Although the saga began in 1977, hardly any film dared to satirize it. A truly successful exception here is “Space Balls” from 1987.

Here we learn that it’s actually about “juice” and not “power”, villain “Lord Helmchen” is stubborn in the literal sense and “combing through the desert “Is often taken literally. We take our hats off to the science fiction parody Mel Brooks gave us for the ages.

20. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

  • Release Date: May 2, 1997
  • Running Time: 91 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $16.5 million
  • Box office: $67.7 million
  • IMDb: 7/10 ·

Yeah baby, yeah Tired of the deadly serious James Bond films? Fortunately, Mike Myers felt the same way and in 1997 slipped into the role of “Austin Powers”. Then he took us on the journey of the slightly idiot, but always courageous secret agent Austin, who gave the head villain Dr. Evil (which is also played by Mike Myers) wants to put an end to the trade.

Of course, we encounter numerous allusions to the 007 universe, but viewers who cannot do anything with the British special agent will also enjoy the comedy ‘s weird humor. Although the film flopped in the cinema, over time it developed into an insider tip and then got two sequels.

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