Top 100 Best Comedy Movies of All-Time

Carry On Screaming! (1966) movie poster79. Carry on Screaming (1966)

If you grew up in Britain in the 80’s or beyond, then the chances are that you’ve probably seen all 30 of the Carry On movies. Carry On Screaming is still one of our favourites, with Kenneth Williams on top form as Dr Orlando Watt. In a nutshell, it’s Carry on’s take on the British Hammer Horror movies, but with laughs.

Director: Gerald Thomas
Starring:  Kenneth WilliamsJim DaleHarry H. CorbettFenella Fielding
Rated: PG (UK)

 Carry on Screaming! (1966) on IMDb

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) movie poster78. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

The best comedies, or any movies for that matter, stay with you, and even though it’s been over 30 years since I first saw this, I can still remember oodles of great, quotable lines from this cult classic. It’s a parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big. Well worth checking out.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Starring:  Keenen Ivory WayansBernie CaseyAntonio Fargas
Rated: R

 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) on IMDb

Me, Myself & Irene (2000) movie poster77. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

When it was first released back in 2000, critics rounded on this Jim Carrey vehicle as being mean-spirted, but watching it today, it actually fits in with our more cynical times. Made by the Farrelly Brothers, this isn’t their best work, but it’s still got some big laughs within. Jim Carrey is first-rate doing his Jekyll-and-Hyde act as a Rhode Island state trooper named Charlie, who, after years of continuously suppressing his rage and feelings, suffers a psychotic breakdown which results in a second personality, Hank.

Director: Bobby FarrellyPeter Farrelly
Starring:  Jim CarreyRenée ZellwegerAnthony Anderson
Rated: R

 Me, Myself & Irene (2000) on IMDb

This is the End 2013 movie poster76. This is the End (2013)

What do you get when a bunch of celeb’s are all partying round at James Franco’s house and the apocalypse happens?… ‘This is the End‘ is the answer and it’s a blast. Packed full of cameos and with a great supporting cast, this is our favourite comedy of 2013.

Director: Evan GoldbergSeth Rogen
Starring:  James FrancoJonah HillSeth RogenJay BaruchelDanny McBrideCraig RobinsonMichael Cera
Rated: R

 This Is the End (2013) on IMDb

What About Bob? (1991) movie poster75. What About Bob? (1991)

Starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Murray plays Bob Wiley, a psychiatric patient who follows his egotistical psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Dreyfuss) on vacation. When the unstable Bob befriends the other members of Marvin’s family, it pushes the doctor over the edge.

Director: Frank Oz
Starring:  Bill MurrayRichard DreyfussJulie Hagerty
Rated: PG (UK)

 What About Bob? (1991) on IMDb

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective movie poster74. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

The film that made Jim Carrey a star and still one of his best movies. Carrey stars as a goofy detective who specialises in animals and goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team. It’s crude, it’s silly, but still funny.

Director: Tom Shadyac
Starring:  Jim CarreyCourteney CoxSean Young
Rated: PG-13

 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) on IMDb

Fletch 1985 movie poster73. Fletch (1985)

Chevy Chase’s early career is marked by his great delivery of deadpan one-liners. Chase was born to play Fletch, an undercover reporter,who tries to get to the bottom of some drug-running at a local beach. This could have easily been a straight-up thriller, but Chase makes it funny and likeable.

Director: Michael Ritchie
Starring:  Chevy ChaseJoe Don BakerDana Wheeler-NicholsonM. Emmet Walsh
Rated: PG (UK)

 Fletch (1985) on IMDb

Kingpin (1996) movie poster72. Kingpin (1996)

The second Farrelly Brothers movie on the list so far, starring Woody Harrelson as Roy Munson, a young bowler who gets taken advantage of by established pro bowler, Ernie McCracken (played by a scene-stealing Bill Murray). After losing his bowling hand, Munson’s life takes a rather shitty turn, until he comes across an Armish man, Ishmael Boorg (Randy Quaid), who he tries to convince to go on the pro bowling tour, with Munson as his manager.

Director: Bobby FarrellyPeter Farrelly
Starring:  Woody HarrelsonRandy QuaidBill Murray
Rated: PG-13

 Kingpin (1996) on IMDb

Role Models (2008) movie poster71. Role Models (2008)

Two energy drink salesmen (Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott) get in trouble with the law and have to do community service with a Big Brother program for troubled kids. Rudd and Scott work well together, with Rudd’s dry sarcasm working well against Scott’s energy-driven delivery. The theme behind the story is nothing new, but it’s spun just enough to make it feel fresh and funny.

Director: David Wain
Starring:  Paul RuddSeann William ScottElizabeth Banks
Rated: R

 Role Models (2008) on IMDb

Quick Change (1990) movie poster70. Quick Change (1990)

Although often overlooked, Quick Change is one of Bill Murray’s best films. He plays a bank robber who, along with his two accomplices (Geena Davis and Randy Quaid), try to make their escape through New York City but encounter disaster after disaster to hold them back.

Director: Howard FranklinBill Murray
Starring:  Bill MurrayGeena DavisRandy QuaidJason Robards
Rated: R

 Quick Change (1990) on IMDb