Whether you’re looking for a movie to watch on your own, with friends, or just want to catch up on some classics – this list should have something for everyone. It’s difficult to rank the best comedy movies of all time because there are so many that are great in different ways. But one thing is sure: these 100 best comedy movies will make you laugh out loud!
Hot Fuzz (2007)
When a sleepy Somerset village begins to lose its people in strange circumstances, hot-shot police officer Nicholas Angel senses foul play. Something’s going on, and he’ll have to work with stupid local plod Danny Butterman to figure out what it is. The best comedy movies of all time include laughs, gore, and some great action. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
It stars Simon Pegg. Starring Pegg, Nick Frost, and Jim Broadbent.
Safety Last! (1923)
A young man (Harold Lloyd) goes to New York City to earn enough money to support his lovely girlfriend (Mildred Davis), but he learns that achieving success in the big city isn’t as simple as it appears. Hearing that a store manager will pay $1,000 to anybody who can attract customers to his store, he disguises himself as a wealthy buyer and manages to become employed.
It stars Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, and Noah Young.
The Graduate (1967)
In the movie, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) graduates from college and returns to his parents’ house to avoid one question everyone asks: What should he do with his life? Benjamin is seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), a bored housewife and friend of his parents, during an unexpected detour. But what starts as an affair soon becomes something more complicated.
It stars Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross.
Meet the Parents (2000)
When a young guy’s visit to his girlfriend’s parents’ home turns out to be far worse than he could have imagined, the resulting awkwardness shakes the family unit to its core. He wants to propose to his girlfriend on the weekend, but he only succeeds in enraging his prospective father-in-law and nearly destroying their home.
Mean Girls (2004)
Lindsay Lohan plays the African-educated daughter of a scientist family in this drama about growing up in the age of social media. When Cady’s family moves to an Illinois suburb, she finally gets to attend public school and learns how cruel and subtle popularity rules separate her classmates into closely-knit factions. She inadvertently becomes affiliated with an elitist group of girls called the Plastics, but when she decides to start using her own best judgment and act more like herself, they cut her out of their lives.
It stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Tina Fey.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Two low-rent hitmen, Vincent and Jules, got a job. The boss said that they had to get the briefcase back from someone who stole it. When they got there, he told Vincent to take care of Mia when the boss wasn’t in town. Meanwhile, Wallace has paid Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis), an elderly boxer, to lose his next fight. The lives of these characters go in different directions because of unexpected events.
It stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros.
Local Hero (1983)
In the early 1970s, Houston oilman “Mac” MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) gets more than he bargained for when a quick business trip to Scotland transforms his attitude about life. Sent by his colorful employer (Burt Lancaster) to the little hamlet of Ferness, Mac is eager to acquire control of the locals so that they can drill for the oil under their homes. But his mission is complicated by unforeseen circumstances, including a new friend (Steve Bisley).
It stars Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster, Linda Kozlowski, Denis Lawson, and Fulton Mackay.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) is a Philadelphia heiress who has abandoned her spouse, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), owing to his boozing as well as her overbearing attitude. When Tracy gets married to the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she runs into both Dexter and nosy reporter Mike Connor (James Stewart) at the boat dock. Dexter decides to bestow his best wishes, but Tracy’s jilted spouse has other plans in mind, and it involves a little revenge.
It stars Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart.
Harold and Maude (1971)
Gordon, a fun-loving 80-year-old eccentric, plays the role of Cort as a deadpan disillusioned 20-year-old obsessed with suicide. They meet at a funeral and begin an illicit romantic relationship in which they explore the tired topic of life’s meaning with a new perspective.
It stars Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, and Vivian Pickles.
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
The insecure and unrefined aspects of Lila’s character begin to emerge shortly after Lenny (Charles Grodin) marries her, and he is increasingly perplexed by his choice to marry her. During their honeymoon in Miami, Lenny encounters stunning and sophisticated Kelly (Cybill Shepherd). Lenny sneaks away from Lila as often as he can to be with Kelly, and the honeymoon becomes a battleground of love triangles. It stars Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, and Eddie Albert.
Amy and Molly, two academic overachievers, thought that working harder gave them an edge over their high school peers. But on the night before graduation, the dearest pals realize they may have missed out on some of their teenage years’ most important moments. So the girls are determined to cram four years’ worth of not-to-be-missed adventures into one night.
It stars Olivia Wilde, Kaitlyn Dever, and Billie Lourd.
There’s Something About Mary (1998)
Ted (Ben Stiller) can’t fulfill his dream date with Mary (Cameron Diaz) due to an awkward mishap at her house. Ted hires Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to find Mary and reconnect with her years later. Unfortunately, Pat lies to Ted about Mary, and he learns all he needs to know about her for him to pose as her perfect date. Ted finally gets his chance with Mary, but he soon learns that she’s not the woman everyone thought she was.
It stars Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz.
The Gold Rush (1925)
In this vintage silent comedy, the Little Tramp (Charles Chaplin) heads north to join the Klondike gold rush. Unfortunately, the Tramp is trapped in a tiny cabin by a blizzard, forced to share living quarters with a successful prospector (Mack Swain) and a fugitive (Tom Murray). He eventually succeeds in escaping the cabin, but when he returns, the cabin’s occupants have disappeared.
It stars Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, and Tom Murray.
The Mask (1994)
Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) is a cautious bank employee who finds a mystical mask with the Norse god Loki’s spirit inside it. His whole life transforms when he puts on the mask, which transforms him into a supernatural playboy emanating charm and self-assurance that attracts Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz), a local nightclub singer.
The Mask is a 1994 American fantasy action comedy film directed by Charles Russell, produced by Bob Engelman, and written by Mike Werb. It stars Jim Carrey as Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask along with Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck, and Richard Jeni as Loki.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
After forming the hip-hop group the Style Boyz, childhood pals Connor (Andy Samberg), Owen (Jorma Taccone), and Lawrence (Akiva Schaffer) found fame and fortune. Unfortunately, when, frontman Conner left the band to pursue a successful solo career, Owen and Lawrence faded into the background. Now, egotistical superstar Conner makes a mockery of their loyal fans and his best friends. He’s got the world in the palm of his hand until he suffers an epic meltdown while attempting to recover from a terrible accident that leaves him with amnesia, resulting in chaos at every level imaginable.
It stars Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.
School of Rock (2003)
Excessively enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) is kicked out of his bar band and needs employment. So he poses as a substitute music instructor at an exclusive private primary school, exposing his pupils to the rock gods he adores and copies – much to the chagrin of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack).
It stars Jack Black, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Chris Stack.
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
When Blaine, Missouri, approaches its sesquicentennial, the only way to commemorate it is with a musical revue called “Red, White, and Blaine.” Hoping that the show will get him back on Broadway, impresario Corky St. Clair (Christopher Guest) assembles a cast of enthusiastic but untalented locals, including the mayor’s wife (Catherine O’Hara) and best friend, Ron (Eugene Levy). Unfortunately, Corky must resort to desperate measures when it becomes clear that their show will never be ready in time.
It stars Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, and Catherine O’Hara.
The Big Sick (2017)
Kumail, a Pakistani comedian, who performs at stand-up shows, meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his performances. He becomes concerned about what his traditional Muslim family would think about her as their connection blossoms. When Emily falls ill with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail forms a friendship with her anxious parents.
It stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, and Holly Hunter.
Grown Ups (2010)
A single male who has had too much to drink. A father of three who seldom sees his children. A guy who is overweight and unemployed. A hen-pecked househusband. An agency agent married to a fashion designer who has achieved great success in Hollywood. So what are the similarities between these five individuals? At school, they used to play for the same basketball team.
It stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Chris Rock.
Murder Mystery (2019)
A New York police officer and his wife take a European holiday to reinvigorate their marriage. Instead, they are framed for the murder of an elderly billionaire after crossing paths with him accidentally.
It stars Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, and Luke Evans.
Pineapple Express (2008)
Stoner Dale Denton’s (Seth Rogen) delight in a unique marijuana strain may result in his death if he drops his roach in a panic after witnessing a murder. When they find out that the pricey herb can be linked to them, Dale and his dealer go on the run with a dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole) and corrupt police hot on their trail.
It stars James Franco, Danny McBride, Amber Heard, and Craig Robinson.
Wine Country (2019)
Rebecca (Rachel Dratch) is celebrating her 50th birthday with friends and family in Napa, California, which Abby (Amy Poehler) has planned as a beautiful getaway. Catherine, Val, Jenny, and Naomi are best friends from college. They get together every year to celebrate the big stuff. Along with a few other pals, they travel deep into wine country for an epic week of cooking, drinking, and reminiscing about what has changed since last time.
It stars Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph.
Bad Teacher (2011)
Except for Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz), teaching is a respectable profession. The foul-mouthed, booze-loving woman can’t wait to marry a wealthy guy and quit her job, but she has to reconsider her plans when her sugar daddy dumps her. Then Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake), a substitute teacher who’s attractive and smart, comes to her school.
It stars Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake.
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) is released from a mental institution and plots to kill Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers), a former underling who made a mistake that drove the police officer insane. Dreyfus captures a scientist and orders him to develop a weapon that will destroy the planet while also threatening world leaders if they refuse to deliver more money.
It stars Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, and Catherine Schell.
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (1994)
When the Miami NFL team’s dolphin symbol is kidnapped, Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey), a crazed private investigator specializing in finding missing animals, gets involved. Soon after, several Miami Dolphins players are abducted, including star player Dan Marino (Dan Marino). The culprits are finally discovered by working with Dolphins official Melissa Robinson (Courteney Cox).
It stars Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox and Dan Marino.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
After their marriage, Etheline and The Royal Tenenbaums had three children. They subsequently divorced. All three of Etheline’s children are brilliant, with nearly all of their memory being lost after two decades of treachery, failure, and tragedy. Most people blamed The Royal Tenenbaums’ father for the majority of it.
It stars Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Danny Glover, Owen Wilson.
Roy Munson (Woody Harrelson) is a talented bowler with a bright career ahead of him until a scoundrel colleague, Ernie McCracken (Bill Murray), entices him to take part in a swindle that permanently damages Roy’s bowling hand. Years later, Roy survives a meager existence until he discovers Ishmael Boorg (Randy Quaid), a clumsy yet gifted bowler with an unorthodox style.
It stars Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, and Vanessa Angel.
I Care A Lot (2020)
Marla Grayson is a professional, court-appointed guardian for numerous elderly beneficiaries whose assets she loots and cleverly swindles through fraudulent but legal methods. It’s a well-oiled machine that Marla and her business partner and lover, Fran, use with ruthless efficiency on their most recent “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson – a wealthy retiree whose best friend is dying of cancer.
It stars Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, Dianne Wiest.
Hubie Halloween (2020)
On Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, a town’s eccentric, devoted community volunteer and the good-natured object of his fellow citizen’s derision and mean pranks finds himself at the center of a genuine investigation for a genuine murderer.
It stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, and Ray Liotta.
The Duff (2015)
Desperate to reinvent herself, Bianca (Mae Whitman) hires Wesley (Robbie Amell), a charming jock, to assist her. To salvage her senior year from becoming a complete disaster, Bianca must overcome a prejudiced student and revolutionize the school’s social hierarchy.
It stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, and Bella Thorne.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
On the lam from authorities, Two-bit crook Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) runs into an audition for a mystery film. He wins the part and is sent to Hollywood, where he’s plunged into a complex, deadly conspiracy with his childhood sweetheart Harmony Lane ( Michelle Monaghan ) and hard-boiled private eye Perry van Shrike (Val Kilmer).
It stars Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, and Michelle Monaghan.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is a pleasant single guy who works at a big-box store. Andy, a 40-year-old bachelor, spends his free time playing video games and organizing his action figure collection while living alone. Despite being 40 years old, Andy has never had sex, so his friends, including laidback David (Paul Rudd), best friend Cal ( Seth Rogen ), and colleague Jay (Romany Malco) try to help him lose his virginity.
It stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and Seth Rogan.
The Death of Stalin (2017)
Joseph Stalin died in 1953, and his parasitic lackeys went to war for control of the Soviet Union. Among the candidates are Georgy Malenkov, the sly Nikita Khrushchev, and Lavrenti Beria, the sadistic secret police head. As they bumble, brawl, and back-stab their way to power, the best-laid plans of mice and men go awry.
It stars Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, and Jason Isaacs.
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Virgil Starkwell (Woody Allen) is attempting to break into the criminal world. Unfortunately for Virgil, his unskilled career is about to be established. The film, which was made in mockumentary style and features interviews with those who know him best, including his wife, Louise (Janet Margolin), is based on the true story of Virgil Shaw. The film follows the character from his crime-obsessed youth to his law-breaking escapades, culminating in both Virgil’s imprisonment and jailbreak, with plenty of slapstick humor throughout.
It stars Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde.
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
The bike is stolen after Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) refuses to sell his beloved red bicycle to his envious neighbor, Francis (Mark Holton). While Peewee is visiting his friend Dottie, his bike gets stolen (Elizabeth Daily). Pee-wee sets out for the Alamo to recover his stolen bicycle, accompanied by Joe Bataan (Paul Reubens), who offers him guidance along the way. Pee-wee meets many interesting folks on his trip, including restaurant employee Simone (Diane Salinger) and a motorcycle club.
It stars Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, and Mark Holton.
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Henry van Cleve (Don Ameche), a playboy who has lived a life of extravagance, dies and is sent to Hell’s entrance by a passing revenant. He believes he deserves it, having led a debauched existence. The Devil (Laird Cregar), on the other hand, isn’t so sure that Henry fulfills Hell’s criteria. Henry recounts his life’s accomplishments, both good and bad, to persuade “His Excellency” that he is where he belongs.
It stars Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main.
A young mobster rises through the ranks and works hard to improve his standing. He enjoys a life of money and pleasure, but he is blind to the devastation that he causes. His ascent to the top is derailed by drug addiction and a few blunders. Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s book “Wiseguy.”
It stars Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
In this early Woody Allen film, he stars as Fielding Mellish, a bungling product-tester from New York City who tries to impress a young and beautiful social activist named Nancy (Louise Lasser). Mellish journeys to the volatile nation of San Marcos, where he becomes involved with rebel fighters and is drafted as their leader before long. While Nancy is won over by Mellish’s position of authority, he has to deal with the numerous responsibilities of being a revolutionary leader.
It stars Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbán, Nati Abascal.
Wayne’s World (1992)
The sequel to the “Saturday Night Live” sketch, now on a huge screen. A producer played by Rob Lowe attempts to take the public access program “Wayne’s World” to commercial television. Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) compete against one another to preserve their program and Wayne’s relationship with Garth.
It features Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, and Rob Lowe.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
George Thomason (Tom Georgeson) and his inept assistant, Ken Pile (Michael Palin), enlist two egotistical Americans, grifter Wanda Gerschwitz (Jamie Lee Curtis) and weapons expert Otto West (Kevin Kline), for a huge diamond heist. When the job fails, Wanda tries to seduce George’s stuffy lawyer, Archie Leach (John Cleese), so that she can get back the diamonds.
Wanda is a very successful film directed by Charles Crichton and John Cleese.
It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin.
Midnight Run (1988)
Amid a mob war, “The Duke” (Charles Grodin), a mob accountant, is kidnapped from his hotel room. The FBI and the mafia have been searching for him since. Jack must outrun the cops, hide from the syndicate and avoid going insane as he pursues The Duke across the country in this cross-country chase comedy.
It stars Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, and Yaphet Kotto.
Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is a shallow, wealthy, and socially successful Beverly Hills high school student at the top of the pecking order. Cher sees herself as a matchmaker and first encourages two instructors to date each other. But, seeing how popular Tai (Brittany Murphy) has become more than she is, Cher comes to terms with her feelings for best friend Dion (Paul Rudd).
It stars Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, and Paul Rudd.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
On Halloween, reporter and notorious marriage debunker Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) falls for tiny-town librarian Elaine Harper (Priscilla Lane). They tie the knot on Halloween when the newlyweds return to their respective family homes to break the news. When he returns home, Brewster discovers a corpse in his window seat with his name on it.
It stars Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, and Jack Carson.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Distraught that he has little contact with his children, divorced Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) develops an intricate scheme. With the assistance of his theatrical brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein), he disguises himself as an older British woman and convinces his ex-wife, Miranda (Sally Field), to hire him as a nanny.
It stars Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein.
It Happened One Night (1934)
In Frank Capra’s Academy Award-winning romantic comedy, Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impulsively marries the scheming King Westley (Walter Connolly), sending her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) in a frenzy to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie meets caustic newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable) and convinces him to help her get to New York City.
It stars Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, and Roscoe Karns.
Toy Story (1995)
When Andy’s parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) action figure, Woody (Tom Hanks), a nice-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to Andy (John Morris), sees his status as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized. Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten), an obnoxious neighbor, tries to recapture Woody and Buzz with the help of his army of misfit toys, including Slinky Dog (Blake Clark), Hamm the Piggy Bank (John Ratzenberger), and Rex the Dinosaur.
It stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, and Jim Varney.
The Man With Two Brains (1983)
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) is a brilliant brain surgeon who accidentally runs over gold-digger Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner) with his vehicle and takes it upon himself to save her life using his surgical technique. The two are soon married, but the wedding only lasts as long as the rings on their fingers do.
It stars Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, and David Warner.
A bumbling short-order cook, Stanley Moon (Dudley Moore), is in love with Margaret (Eleanor Bron), the statuesque waitress he works with at Wimpy Burger in London. Stanley, on the verge of suicide, encounters George Spiggott (Peter Cook), the devil, who gives him seven wishes in exchange for his soul.
It stars Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, and Raquel Welch.
The Odd Couple (1968)
Neurotic Felix (Jack Lemmon), after his divorce, takes up an invitation to move in with his best buddy, filthy Oscar (Walter Matthau), after learning that he will be married. Oscar attempts to persuade his impending ex-boyfriend out of the relationship by arranging a double date with two crazy British next-door neighbors, Cecily (Felicia Farr) and Gwendolyn (Catherine O’Hara), who are completely ignorant of Oscar’s best buddy.
It stars Jack Lemmon as Felix Ungar, Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison, Herb Edelman as Murray, John Fiedler as Vinnie, and David Sheiner as Roy.
Long Shot (2019)
Fred Flarsky is a talented and free-thinking journalist with a propensity for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most powerful women in the world — a sharp, sophisticated, and accomplished politician. Fred encounters Charlotte after she unexpectedly hires him as her speechwriter — much to the dismay of her close advisors. As Charlotte campaigns to be the first woman President of the United States, Fred realizes he’s falling for her and that his best friend (and crush) is now in a position to help him stop running from his past.
It stars Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael, and O’Shea Jackson Jr.
Knives Out (2019)
The circumstances of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey’s death are muddled, but Benoit Blanc, a renowned Detective from Quebec City, is certain about one thing: the Thrombey family is rife with potential suspects. Now, Blanc must unravel a quilt of lies and decoys to discover the facts.
It stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette.
Palm Springs (2020)
In Palm Springs, Nevada, after a wedding ceremony, Donny (Andy Samberg) meets Sarah (Cristin Milioti), the maid of honor and family black sheep. After he saves her from a disastrous toast, Sarah is intrigued by Nyles’ (Andy Samberg) unusual nihilism. But when their impromptu tryst is interrupted by Sarah’s older sister and his best friend, the stage is set for an awkward night full of laughs, groans, and cringes.
It stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher.
The King of Comedy (1982)
In his mother’s basement, Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) creates a talk show that he stars in. He is a failure in reality but a celebrity in his mind. When he comes into contact with real talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis), he believes it will be the break of a lifetime, but Langford isn’t interested in him. Undeterred, Rupert attempts to break into show business on his own, but it doesn’t go the way he hopes.
It stars Robert De Niro as Rupert Pupkin and Jerry Lewis as Jerry Langford.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers is brought back to life in the present day, spoofing 1960s spy movies in which cryogenically frozen secret agent Austin Powers is revived. Powers becomes instantly outdated once synonymous with style; he soon discovers that his speech, fashion sense, and attitude to women are hopelessly outdated. He seeks assistance from a thoroughly modern lady to assist him in his mission to defeat Dr. Evil, who is also back in the present day seeking revenge against Austin for defeating him in their last encounter.
It stars Mike Myers as Austin Powers and Elizabeth Hurley as Vanessa Kensington.
The Producers (1967)
Following the success of his Broadway musical, producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) trades sexual favors with old ladies for money contributions. Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), Max’s new accountant, casually remarks that if Max was able to find investors for a new production that flopped, he would be allowed to keep all additional money. The pair set out to create the biggest flop ever but wind up with “Springtime for Hitler,” a musical that’s sure to be an audience pleaser.
It stars Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars.
When a stunning first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) enrolls at a prep school, she quickly catches the attention of an ambitious youngster named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who immediately falls in love with her. Max seeks counsel from the father (Bill Murray) of two of his classmates on how to win the teacher’s attention. However, when Max’s new buddy gets involved with her, the situation quickly becomes complicated, pitting Max and his friends against one another in a battle for her attention.
It stars Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Olivia Williams.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Jake (John Belushi), after his release from prison, reconnects with his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd), also known as the “Blues Brothers.” Jake’s first responsibility is to save the orphanage where he and his brother grew up by raising $5,000 in taxes. The brothers are confident they’ll be able to raise the money and also get their band back together.
It stars John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Carrie Fisher.
Game Night (2018)
Max and Annie’s regular gaming night has elevated a notch when Max’s brother Brooks throws a murder mystery party, complete with bogus thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks is kidnapped, it’s all part of the game, right? While the player’s race to solve the case, they begin to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be.
It stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Kyle Chandler.
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Woody Allen’s romantic comedy follows a talented agent who believes in his work and pursues it with the same attention to detail he applies to everything. Danny Rose (Woody Allen), a disorganized New York talent agent, is a hardworking employee for his crazy, unimpressive actions. When Rose signs Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), a rock star, it leads to a series of events that forces everyone in his life (including Lou) back into the entertainment industry.
It stars Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Shelley Hack.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor is sentenced to imprisonment on the other side of the cosmos, where he must compete in a deadly gladiatorial match against his former buddy and fellow Avenger, the Hulk. Thor’s struggle for survival takes him on a race against time to prevent Hela, the all-powerful Goddess of Death, from destroying his world and its inhabitants.
It stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba.
The Informant! (2009)
The massive-scale espionage case of the century takes place in the United States as a former CIA officer, Mark Whitacre, infiltrates his old agency. Whitacre has a promising future with agricultural corporation Archer Daniels Midland, but he decides to turn his life upside down by bringing them down from within. After alerting the FBI to a price-fixing scheme, Whitacre’s best intentions go awry as he struggles to keep his role in the scandal a secret.
It stars Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, and Melanie Lynskey.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) hasn’t had trouble getting a girlfriend when he is the bass guitarist for a garage-rock group; usually, it’s getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) enters his life, he discovers she has the most impossible baggage of all: an army of ex-boyfriends who will not stop until they’ve destroyed Scott, and all seven of them must be beaten in a series of battles to the death.
It stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick.
21 Jump Street (2012)
Cops Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) join the secret Jump Street unit when they grow up. They trade in their guns and badges for backpacks and set out to end a deadly drug ring, but things aren’t as simple as they appear. As time goes on, Schmidt and Jenko learn that high school is nothing like they remembered, and neither are their classmates.
It stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube.
His Girl Friday (1940)
When New York newspaper editor Walter Burns learns that his ex-wife, Hildy Johnson, has become engaged to quiet insurance agent Bruce Baldwin, he attempts to entice her away from conventional domestic life with a report on the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams. But when Hildy finds out that Williams may be innocent, her journalist instincts take over, and she covers the story for Burns.
It stars Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy.
The Nice Guys (2016)
In Los Angeles in the 1970s, Hollander March is a down-on-his-luck private eye. Jackson Healy is a hired enforcer who has a habit of hurting people for money. After Amelia, a young woman vanishes without explanation; fate brings them together as unlikely partners. Healy and March learn the hard way that there are people in this world who you can’t punch in the face.
It stars Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, and Angourie Rice.
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
Larry (Thomas Hulce) and Kent (Stephen Furst) attempt to join the snooty Omega Theta Pi House when they arrive at college but are instantly rejected. They try the notoriously raucous Delta Tau Chi House, and they’re in. However, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He sends the clean-cut, all-around good guy Brad (Kevin Bacon) to infiltrate and bring him down from within.
It stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Kevin Bacon.
When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) are driving from Chicago to New York in 1977 when they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be just platonic pals. Ten years later, Harry and Sally encounter again at a bookshop, where they try to remain pals without sex becoming an issue between them while also maintaining their friendship and their careers.
It stars Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher.
A Night at the Opera (1935)
In the world of opera, Groucho Marx stars as Otis B. Driftwood (Otis is based on a real-life person who performed in nineteenth-century musicals), who meets up with aspiring singer Ricardo (Allan Jones), who wants to win the heart of fellow artist Rosa (Kitty Carlisle). Otis attempts to bring the two together, but the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
It stars Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a 30-year-old loser with a drab, easy existence. Shaun lives in a cramped flat on the outskirts of London with his slovenly closest friend, Ed (Nick Frost), who is no help at all. The only unpredictable component in his life is his lover, Liz (Kate Ashfield), who is torn between her feelings for him and the man she wants: Dave (Peter Serafinowicz), a friend of Shaun’s. When Liz dumps him, Shaun decides to win back his girl by trying to make things perfect on Liz’s birthday; this includes throwing out all bad memories from their best days together and replacing them with good times. But when the dead return to life and Shaun’s best mate becomes one of them, he has to change his priorities.
It stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield.
Three Amigos! (1986)
When one of their film bombs, three silent-movie cowboy stars are laid off: Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase), Lucky Day (Steve Martin), and Ned Nederlander (Martin Short). Carmen (Patrice Martinez), a young Mexican woman, tries to recruit the trio for high-paying work in her region, which appears to be a ghost town. The gang is happy until they discover that the job is to shoot a film based on their old characters in an upcoming epic — and it turns out the people of Santa Poco are bandits who need them for protection against ruthless bandit El Guapo (Alfonso Arau).
It stars Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Steve Martin.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
The third-graders of South Park steal into an R-rated film by ultra-vulgar television personalities Terrance (Matt Stone) and Phillip (Trey Parker) and emerge with enhanced vocabularies that leave their parents and teachers shocked. When enraged Americans try to ban the movie, the debate becomes a call for war with Canada.
With the voices of Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Mary Kay Bergman.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Freddy Benson (Steve Martin), a new guy, arrives in a luxurious coastal resort where he begins to enjoy the fruits of his deceptions — that is, until another rival, Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine), shows up. When the new guy’s low-class tactics impact his work, Jamieson makes plans to get rid of his competitor.
With the voices of Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers.
Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) believes he’s got a fourth consecutive victory as Male Model of the Year in the bag, despite his dimwitted appearance. But when his opponent, Hansel (Owen Wilson), unexpectedly takes the title, Derek is devastated. Derek becomes an easy target for fashion designer Jacobin Mugatu (Will Ferrell), who sees Derek as the perfect model to star in his fashion show. Mugatu convinces Derek that he’s best suited for a career of evil, and soon enough Zoolander is brainwashed into assassinating the Prime Minister of Malaysia at an upcoming charity event.
It stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
In this comedic retelling of Westerns, crafty railway worker Bart (Cleavon Little) is elected the area’s first black sheriff after it is learned that his hometown will be destroyed to make way for a new railway. The citizens of Rock Ridge had an ingrained prejudice against their new leader at first. However, they come to like him after he bests three gun-toting bad guys in a barroom brawl. The town turns against him; however, after Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman), the corrupt railroad tycoon who put Bart in office and is running for state governor, conspires to discredit him by having thugs attack Rock Ridge while dressed as masked Indians.
It stars Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman.
The Castle (1997)
A few yards from the edge of Melbourne, Australia’s bustling Tullamarine Airport, lives a quirky Kerrigan family in a makeshift home they erected themselves — with great pride and peculiar attention to detail. When an architect comes into the house and informs Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) and his family that the government intends to utilize the property for the airport’s expansion, Darryl refuses to budge. The best thing about “The Castle” is that it doesn’t bother with a complicated plot; instead, writer-director Rob Sitch creates an offbeat comedy filled with eccentric characterizations and humorous details.
It stars Michael Caton, Reg Evans, Anne Tenney.
Three high school seniors, Julie, Kayla, and Sam, make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. Three overprotective parents find out about their daughters’ intentions and flip out. They soon join forces for an outrageous and chaotic journey to prevent the girls from sealing the bargain – even if it means paying a steep price.
It stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena.
The General (1926)
Buster Keaton’s stunning masterpiece One of the most revered silent comedies, this film follows Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton), a hapless Southern railroad engineer, as he takes on Union troops during the American Civil War. Gray goes after the soldiers, using various modes of transportation in farcical action sequences that display Buster Keaton’s unending genius with the camera.
It stars Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender.
Dustin Hoffman played Michael Dorsey, an excellent perfectionist who was so hard on himself and others that his agent (Sydney Pollack) was unable to book work for him any longer. After a soap opera audition goes badly, Michael reinvented himself as actress Dorothy Michaels and wins the part. When Michael falls for his castmate Julie (Jessica Lange), he must decide how best to reveal his true identity and win her heart.
It stars Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr.
After a team of academic researchers (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) loses their comfortable jobs at a university in New York City, they decide to become “ghostbusters” and wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural to make money. They discover a portal to another dimension, which will release evil on the city unless it is closed.
It stars Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Sigourney Weaver.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
A famous doctor, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder), found out that he inherited his grandfather’s house in Transylvania. The physician Dr. Frankenstein (Christopher Lloyd) arrives at the castle, where he immediately starts replicating his grandfather’s research with the assistance of Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr), and Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). When Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn) comes to visit the doctor, new issues arise.
It stars Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn.
Four Lions (2010)
The film Four Lions follows the exploits of a group of British jihadists who reach their spiritual ideals to the breaking point. What emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce as the wheels come off, and their diverse worldviews collide. Four Lions is a comic tour de force that demonstrates that while terrorism is primarily about ideas, it can also be about idiots.
It stars Riz Ahmed, Kayvan Novak, Nigel Lindsay, and Arsher Ali.
Duck Soup (1933)
When the tiny country of Freedonia goes bankrupt, its wealthy benefactor, Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont), insists that the odd Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) become president. The neighboring country of Sylvania sends Pinky and Chicolini to set the stage for a revolution, sensing a leadership gap. Mayhem ensues.
It stars Groucho Marx, Margaret Dumont, Harpo Marx.
Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
In the wake of World War II, a political satire plays out what might happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button. General Jack Ripper goes mad and sends his bomber wing to destroy the Soviet Union, believing that communists are conspiring to pollute “the precious bodily fluids” of Americans. Peter Sellers plays three roles in this black comedy that asks whether the best man for the job is a genial idiot, an eager beaver, or just plain “nuts.”
It stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, and others.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
Neal Page (Steve Martin), to put it mildly, is a control freak. His flight from Chicago to Kansas City is rerouted due to a snowstorm that has grounded all planes in the region, and his sanity begins to erode. Worse yet, he is forced to live with chatty Del Griffith (John Candy), who makes him despise the very sound of his voice.
It stars Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean.
Trading Places (1983)
Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy play Louis Winthorpe III, a snooty high-powered executive, and Billy Ray Valentine, an unemployed slacker. Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy) are two successful brokers who make a bet with one another on the subjects of upper-crust snobbery and street smarts, using their unwitting pawns as guinea pigs.
It stars Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) hatch a brief scheme to flee from Chicago with their lives after witnessing a Mafia execution. Joe and Jerry disguise themselves as women and join an all-female jazz ensemble, boarding a train for beautiful Florida. As things heat up, the mobsters close in on Joe, who pretends to be a millionaire, and Jerry, who falls for a sultry blonde.
It stars Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are best pals who discover a suitcase full of money left behind in Harry’s car by Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), who was on her way to the airport. Unaware that the cash is connected to kidnapping, the pair decide to go to Aspen, Colorado, and return the money. Lloyd and Harry’s journey is marked by a series of outrageous misadventures involving deranged hitchhikers, drug-addled mountain folk, homicidal gas station attendants, relentless law enforcement officers (in particular Officer Louise Lancing played by Lauren Holly), and their own best intentions.
It stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly.
The Naked Gun (1988)
Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) is a rather dimwitted police detective who tries to stop a conspiracy to convert seemingly nice people into killers using mind control. Unfortunately, Norberg (O.J. Simpson), his partner, is shot and Frank goes on a quest for the gunman, eventually leading him to business magnate Vincent Ludwig (Ricardo Montalban).
It stars Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalban.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Jeff Lebowski is mistaken for Jeffrey Lebowski, who is The Big Lebowski. Which explains why he’s been beaten up and has his prized carpet urinated on. In the pursuit of recompense, The Dude tracks down his namesake, who hires him as a runner. Unfortunately, his wife has been kidnapped, and he requires a dependable ally.
It stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) welcomes female underdog reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news. Still, things go sour when she starts to outshine him on air. He becomes jealous; they begin a bitter rivalry, and he makes a reprehensible blunder live on television that results in his dismissal.
It stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
A popular reporter (Sacha Baron Cohen) from Kazakhstan, Borat, comes to the United States to conduct a documentary on what makes America great. Unfortunately, he manages to offend practically everyone he meets, falls in love with actress Pamela Anderson, and begins a cross-country journey to marry her along the way.
It stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Pamela Anderson.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
A funny take on the gloomy circumstances of the Middle Ages as described in the legend of King Arthur and set in a modern-day murder investigation. When King Arthur goes on a quest for the Holy Grail, his knights must deal with a variety of terrors, including the persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a troop of shrubbery-challenged French soldiers, and a killer rabbit.
It stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin.
Team America: World Police (2004)
It is up to the heavily armed marionettes of the Team America unit to stop Kim Jong-il’s terrible conspiracy, which he orchestrates with the help of a small North Korean defector (Trey Parker). F.A.G., the Film Actors Guild, and a group of Hollywood liberals opposed Team America’s “policing” of the world.
It stars Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo.
Withnail & I (1987)
Two unemployed actors — the apprehensive, unfortunate Marwood (Paul McGann) and his cantankerous friend Withnail (Richard E. Grant) — spend their days moving between their squalid home, the unemployment office, and the pub. However, when they go on holiday “by mistake” at his flamboyantly gay uncle’s country mansion, their already-limited funds are exhausted, and Withnail’s behavior becomes more bizarre.
It stars Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown.
The Jerk (1979)
Navin (Steve Martin) thinks he’s a poor black youngster from Mississippi, even though he’s white. He arrives in St. Louis, intent on finding out who he is. After obtaining a position at a gas station, Navin is ecstatic to see his name in the phone book. This confirmation of his existence takes him from one calamity to the next – he develops gadgets, ducks bullets, joins the carnival, and searches for love in the arms of an amnesiac woman.
It stars Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jackie Mason.
Groundhog Day (1993)
When he goes on location to the small town of Punxsutawney to film a story about their yearly Groundhog Day, a cynical TV weatherman discovers himself reliving the same day over and over. His condition drives him mad until he discovers a way to make use of the situation.
It stars Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky.
Annie Hall (1977)
The film follows, in chronological order, the development of Alvy Singer’s (Woody Allen) relationship with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). Exposed to a bare backdrop in front of an audience, Singer briefly discusses his childhood and early adult life before shifting into how he met, fell in love with, and struggled with the difficulties of modern relationships.
It stars Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Tony Roberts.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
Brian, who was born one stable down and on the same night as Jesus, is intrigued by a young rebel named Judith. To try to impress her, Brian joins the People’s Front of Judea’s independence movement to avoid being caught by the Romans. He attempts to hide from the Romans by relaying some of Jesus’ teachings to a crowd of followers. However, he is eventually captured and sentenced to be crucified.
It stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle.
The spoof comedy takes potshots at the plethora of disaster films that were produced in the 1970s. When food poisoning strikes passengers and crew on a plane, a renegade pilot with a drinking problem must work with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to ensure the aircraft reaches a safe landing.
It stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
This Is Spinal Tap examines the self-contained world of a heavy metal group attempting to reclaim the top spot, including everything from its convoluted history of highs and lows to gold albums, name changes, and undersold concert dates, as well as the full ensemble of necessary groupies, promoters, hangers-on, and historians.
It stars Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest.