Great comedy movies are the best way to relieve the stress of our minds. Many people think that comedy is one of the best movies genres ever.
And why not?!
You can enjoy great comedy movies however you like; alone, with your partner, with your family. On top of that, laughing once a day is a great way to keep yourself fresh and energetic.
That’s why we’ve made you a list of 35 best comedy movies of all time for you to enjoy. Most of these movies are full of ridiculously funny gibberish. In this issue, we’re going to introduce you to some recommended comedies from all around the world.
These movies are ideal to laugh for no reason and make you’re stressful week a whole lot better.
So why wait? Let’s start our list of the best comedy movies right away!
- 35. “Pixels” (2015)
- 34. “The Wedding Crashers” (2005)
- 33. “Hot Fuzz” (2007)
- 32. “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004)
- 31. “The Blues Brothers” (1980)
- 30. “Beetlejuice” (1988)
- 29. “Zoolander” (2001)
- 28. “Fanboys” (2009)
- 27. “Superbad” (2007)
- 26. “School of Rock” (2003)
- 25. “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” (2010)
- 24. “Thank You for Smoking” (2005)
- 23. “The Hangover” (2009)
- 22. “Yes Man” (2008)
- 21. “21 Jump Street” (2012)
- 20. “10 Things I Hate About You” (1999)
- 19. “The Internship” (2013)
- 18. “Due Date” (2010)
- 17. “St. Trinian’s” (2007)
- 16. “50 First Date” (2004)
- 15. “I love you Phillip Morris” (2009)
- 14. “A Million Ways to Die in the West” (2014)
- 13. “Paul” (2011)
- 12. “Ted” (2012)
- 11. “Hot Tube Time Machine” (2010)
- 10. “The Interview” (2014)
- 9. “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005)
- 8. “The Dictator” (2012)
- 7. “There’s Something About Mary” (1998)
- 6. “Shaun of the Dead” (2004)
- 5. “Liar Liar” (1997)
- 4. “Zombieland” (2009)
- 3. “Ghostbusters” (1984)
- 2. “Shazam!” (2019)
- 1. “Shaolin Soccer” (2001)
35. “Pixels” (2015)
NASA has unleashed a video game into space that was once popular as a message of “friendship.”Somehow, this led to a misunderstanding, and the aliens attacked the Earth in the form of game characters.
A group of men are gathered to stop this from happening. These men were passionate about the game when they were boys and now are ready to save the world.
In this hilarious action movie, game characters such as Galaga, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Donkey Kong, become enemies. If you’re of the generation that was once addicted to those games, you’re in for a tear-jerking comedy.
34. “The Wedding Crashers” (2005)
As usual, John and Jeremy infiltrate a wedding; this time of the Secretary of the Treasury’s daughter. They meet his two daughters and then the fun begins.
A romantic comedy co-starring two major comedic actors, Owen Wilson and Vince Bourne. It’s also a coming-of-age story for the no-good guys who play around a lot. It’s also notable that Bradley Cooper, who would later go on to become a major star in the “Hangover” series and “American Sniper,” is cast in an end role.
33. “Hot Fuzz” (2007)
Nicholas, a London police officer, is relegated to a country town where no real incidents take place, perhaps because of his earnestness.
He’s paired up with Danny, a nerdy cop who loves detective action movies like “Bad Boys”. So, Nicholas is full of frustration. Later there’s a rash of mysterious, strange deaths in town. These two partners will make you laugh your hearts out.
The film pays homage to detective buddy movies such as “Heart Blue” and “Lethal Weapon”.
32. “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004)
Ron works as a news anchor at a local San Diego television station. He is so conceited that he makes the whole program as his own.
One day an ambitious female anchor, Veronica, joins the company. He doesn’t find that amusing, so he starts harassing her in all sorts of ways.
A comedy in which leading comedy actor Will Ferrell plays an unpredictable newscaster. The movie was a huge hit in the United States and a even sequel was produced.
The climax of the film is a must-see battle with many gorgeous stars making cameo appearances. You can find out for yourself why this is the case.
31. “The Blues Brothers” (1980)
The funny duo of Jake and Elwood spent their childhood together in an orphanage. One day, they dress up in a funny outfit and visit the place.
However, it turns out that the orphanage is in a financial crisis and is on the verge of extinction. So the two reunite the band with their former buddies and try to make money from the concerts.
The film adaptation of John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s “The Blues Brothers Band,” made popular by the popular American television show Saturday Night Live. The shenanigans these characters create to make money seems like too much, but the participation of big names like James Brown, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin is a fun one.
30. “Beetlejuice” (1988)
A newlywed couple dies in a car accident. However, they are unable to attain enlightenment and become earthbound spirits. As they’re stuck, they plan to evict the people who are now living in their former homes.
But things don’t go the way they want. Frustrated, they decide to summon Beetlejuice, who calls himself the “Bouncer of the Spirit World”.
It is an early dark fantasy comedy from animator-born director Tim Burton. His unique worldview has already been created in this film.
In recognition of his work, Burton was selected to direct the DC Comics hero’s live-action film “Batman’. On top of that, Michael Keaton (who played Beetlejuice) was taken as Bruce Wayne/Batman. They both got their big break.
29. “Zoolander” (2001)
Supermodel, Derek Zoolander suffers defeat to a new model in the ‘best male model’ contest.
He becomes the exclusive model for a famous designer in order to get back on his feet. However, the designer is actually plotting to assassinate the Malaysian president.
The film is a tongue-in-cheek look at the fashion modeling world, which is obsessed with only caring about the way it looks and is empty on the inside. It is also a highlight that many gorgeous celebrities such as David Bowie, Victoria Beckham and Paris Hilton have made cameo appearances.
28. “Fanboys” (2009)
In 1998, the first film in the new Star Wars trilogy, “Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace,” was about to be released the following year. A character named Linus has terminal caner and only has a few days to live.
In order to fulfill the wish of Linus to watch that episode before he dies, his friends set out on a cross-American journey to steal the film.
It is a comedy movie full of “Star Wars” love and was produced with the full cooperation of George Lucas. The cast of the original series, including Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams, also made cameo appearances. The mindless battle with the “Star Trek” fans, called Trekkies, in the middle of the film is sure to make you laugh.
27. “Superbad” (2007)
Seth and Evan are two high school buddies who have never had a girlfriend. One day, they are invited to a party one day by a classmate they have a crush on.
Together with their wisecracking companion Vogel, they plan to get their hands on some liquor and become popular at the party. Along the way, they run into a lot of trouble.
Despite the awful Japanese title, this is a good coming-of-age comedy about a night out is a gem for comedy lovers. The story based on high school boys in the middle of his adolescence is just hilarious.
Jonah Hill plays as the fat high school student Evan and Emma Stone as his girlfriend. You’re sure to laugh till tears start shedding.
26. “School of Rock” (2003)
Dewey becomes a substitute teacher at a prestigious elementary school in order to earn a living. Seeing that his students have a good sense of music, he decides to teach them how to rock. He even makes everyone enter a band contest without telling the school.
Jack Black, a comedy actor who also plays in a real-life band, plays a daredevil teacher in this smash hit film. Dewey teaches rock classics from great bands to his students. It was also notable as the first non-musical film to be granted permission to use Led Zeppelin’s “The Immigrant Song.
25. “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” (2010)
This movie is a battle action comedy based on the live-action adaptation of the popular overseas comic “Scott Pilgrim”.
This is the story of a young man who has to fight her ex-boyfriend in order to get a relationship with Ramona, who he loves at first sight. The subculture of video games and anime is impressive, making this a film that those with strong otaku tastes can’t stand.
Edgar Wright takes the megaphone and stars Canadian native Michael Cera in the lead role.
24. “Thank You for Smoking” (2005)
‘Thank you for smoking’ is a classic comedy story about a man who works as a PR in a tobacco industry. In the movie, he struggles to fend off criticism of the increasingly harsh tobacco industry.
It’s full of sarcastic black jokes that will make you grin involuntarily. This film is notable for its comedy but also for its solid social criticism.
This is the first feature film by Jason Reitman; son of maestro Ivan Reitman.
23. “The Hangover” (2009)
The first film in the popular comedy series The Hangover.
Phil and Stu go on their last trip to Las Vegas as bachelors with their best friend Doug. Doug is about to get married shortly.
However, when they wake up the next day, they have a terrible hangover and Doug was missing.
Packed with haphazard laughs, this film focuses on the nonsense of Alan, played by Zach Galifianakis. The outlandish events move along at a fast pace and leave you laughing from start to finish. The film is full of gossip, but surprisingly, it won the Golden Globe for Best Picture.
22. “Yes Man” (2008)
Yes Man is a 2009 film co-starring Jim Carrey (Mask, The Truman Show) and Zooey Deschanel (500 Days of Summer).
The film is a humorous portrayal of a man who has always said no to everything. But one day, life changes by saying yes to everything. Jim Carrey’s comedic performance as a dull man, who has played many high-tension roles, is excellent. It will give you a positive feeling to live your life in a positive way.
21. “21 Jump Street” (2012)
This poignant comedy is an adaptation of a popular 1980s American television drama. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum of “White House Down” play the cop duo.
The plot follows two rookie cops who infiltrate a high school as students in an effort to stamp out juvenile crime. It’s worth noting that sophomore Channing Tatum plays the goofy rookie cop well.
Later in 2014, a sequel called “22 Jump Street” of the movie was also released.
20. “10 Things I Hate About You” (1999)
This is the first film starring Heath Ledger, who made a striking impression as the Joker in The Dark Knight. The original title is “10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU” and it is based on Shakespeare’s “Jadajama Narashi”. This is a classic school romantic comedy with love, laughter, and tears.
Cameron, a new student, falls in love at first sight with Bianca, the school’s idol. However, her father tells her that if she can get her sister Katrina to date someone first, he will allow her to date Bianca. Cameron bribes the out-of-touch Patrick to ask Katrina out on a date, but…
It’s a complete film filled with the fresh charm of Heath Ledger, who passed away at the young age of 28.
19. “The Internship” (2013)
This humorous comedy is about some unemployed middle-aged salesmen trying to regain their jobs as interns at ‘Google’. The film was produced, written and starred Vince Vaughn.
Unemployed due to the company’s bankruptcy, Nick and Billy learn that Google is looking for interns. They take the plunge and apply. Later, they find out that everyone around them were excellent students.
Nevertheless, they aim to become full-time employees with the sales talk and ideas. It’s a comedy film with a lot of laughs, but it’s strangely encouraging to see how IT ignorant uncles struggle to outdo the elite students.
18. “Due Date” (2010)
It’s a comedy road movie starring Zach Galifinakis, a comedian who starred in The Disappeared Flower Muko and the Worst Hangover Ever.
As the protagonist hurries home to meet his wife about to give birth, he goes on an unusual road trip with a “bad guy” he happens to meet. Galifinakis is at his funniest as Ethan, a born troublemaker.
Once the movie starts, you know it’s gonna be a good one. There are a lot of funny scenes and hilarious sequences appreciated from viewers all around the world.
17. “St. Trinian’s” (2007)
Adapted from a popular British comic book, the film is a haphazard school comedy set in a girls’ high school full of delinquents. It features a number of popular actors, including Colin Firth and Misha Burton.
Annabelle has transferred to St. Trinian’s School; a boarding school for girls headed by her aunt. However, it turns out to be a den of delinquents, full of students who could do whatever they wanted.
In the midst of this, the school finds itself in financial trouble and in a financial crisis. To protect the academy, the delinquents work together and plan to steal Vermeer’s masterpiece from the museum.
It’s kind of synonymous with silly movies.
16. “50 First Date” (2004)
This movie is a romantic-comedy from Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore; who co-starred in The Wedding Singer.
Henry, who works at an aquarium in Hawaii, is a playboy who prefers relationships that don’t end badly. One day he meets a woman named Lucy and they hit it off. However, she starts to behave like a stranger the next day.
Later, Henry comes to know that she has a disability that makes retain her memory for only one day. Having said that, he decides to continue his single-minded approach to her.
Starring the ironclad duo of romantic comedies, this heartwarming film is full of laughter and tears.
15. “I love you Phillip Morris” (2009)
This movie based on a true story. Two of the biggest stars in the film, Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, make you fall in laughter.
Stephen is an ex-cop who realized he was gay and chose a life of freedom over his family. He became a con man in order to live a life of luxury with his boyfriend.
Later in the movie, he falls in love at first sight with Philip in prison. Stephen repeatedly breaks out of jail for him and becomes a millionaire through lies and injustice.
Jim Carrey passionately plays the protagonist who repeatedly escapes from prison for the sake of his loved ones. Also note the cuteness of Ewan McGregor, who plays the pure, puppy-like Philip.
14. “A Million Ways to Die in the West” (2014)
Directed by Seth MacFarlane, who had an international hit with “Ted” and also starred in the film, this western comedy is full of trivia.
Albert is a young, dull shepherd who has never fired a gun. He gets rejected by his girlfriend for running away from a duel due to the same reason. One day, he falls in love with Anna, a mysterious beauty who is a good shot. But then the villainous Clint arrives in town.
Seth MacFarlane’s talents are on full display in this film, which is full of corny gags. You can’t miss the parodies of “Back to the Future” and “Django”.
13. “Paul” (2011)
Two British nerds come to the United States to attend the world’s largest entertainment event, Comic-Con, in San Diego.
In the course of their journey, they encounter an alien named Paul. After that, they have an unusual journey that’ll make you laugh throughout the movie. It’s full of homages to famous science fiction films, so you’ll enjoy it on its own.
12. “Ted” (2012)
Ted is the story of a friendship between a living teddy bear and a sweltering middle-aged man.
John is a bullied and lonely boy who prays for a teddy bear he received for Christmas. He wants the teddy and him to be “real friends.” The next day, he receives a stuffed animal “Ted” with an actual soul in it. It becomes John’s irreplaceable best friend.
The movie takes you years later when John and Ted are now both uncles in their thirties. They spend their days lounging on the couch and sipping marijuana.
One day, John’s frustrated girlfriend Rory asks him to make a choice between herself and Ted.
The film’s biggest attraction is the gap between the adorable exterior of Ted. The stuffed animal has a soul vulgar uncle on the inside is just hysterical to watch.
It’s full of gossip and over-the-top jokes, so choose carefully who you want to watch it with.
11. “Hot Tube Time Machine” (2010)
Old friends Adam, Lou and Nick are three middle-aged geezers who are each stuck in life. One day, to clear their heads, they invite Jacob, Adam’s nephew, to come to their memorable cabin.
After drinking in an open Jacuzzi and fussing all night, they wake up the next morning to find that it’s the world of 1986, 24 years ago. This is a science fiction comedy produced and starring John Cusack. It is directed by Steve Pink of High Fidelity.
The film is hilarious in the way they struggle to start their lives over after being transported back in time, and the gaps in time.
10. “The Interview” (2014)
Popular talk show host David Skylark at one point gets permission to interview Kim Jong-un. When the CIA hears about it, they call on him to assassinate Kim Jong-Un.
There was rather a lot of hype and buzz that Sony Pictures Entertainment, the distributor of the film, cancelled distribution in the wake of the North Korean warning and the massive cyber-terrorism.
Although this movie has seen a lot of wrath from many people; it’s an excellent, well-balanced work of comedy.
9. “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a funny comedy starring popular American comedy actor Steve Carell. This movie was a smash hit in the United States.
This is the story of Andy, a 40-year-old nerd and virgin, who, with the help of his nosy friends, struggles to graduate from being a virgin. The friends who help the main character, Andy, are lovable characters and make the film tasteful.
8. “The Dictator” (2012)
A social comedy by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who became a sensation with his film Borat: American Cultural Learning for the Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
General Aladeen rules the North African Republic of Wadia. He is a typical dictator who executes anyone who disobeys him in the slightest. The funny dictator shares his bed with a Hollywood actress every night and dabbles in the development of nuclear weapons.
One day he visits New York to make a speech to the United Nations General Assembly to explain his nuclear program. Out of nowhere, he is kidnapped by someone and his trademark beard is shaved off. After that, no one believes it’s Aladeen.
After being kicked out of her hotel for failing to prove her identity, Allardine wanders around New York.
Sacha Baron Cohen plays the fictional dictator General Aladeen with the utmost profanity. It’s an on-again, off-again black joke with a solid dose of social criticism in a comedy.
7. “There’s Something About Mary” (1998)
The 1999 comedy film co-starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller was a huge hit. The film tells the story of a love slapstick with extreme jokes around Merry, the most beautiful woman in the world.
Merry is the girl he’s always admired and they plan to go on a date. However, the date is called off because of some trouble and somehow they get separated.
Thirteen years later, he can’t get her out of his mind and hires a detective to investigate her. However, this detective also falls in love with Merry and then the funny story begins.
Cameron Diaz, who plays Merry, shows her charming charm to the fullest in this film, which is full of dirty jokes. For this film, she won the New York Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.
6. “Shaun of the Dead” (2004)
Sean works in an electronics store in London. He lives with his best friends Ed and Pete.
One time, he was supposed to go to dinner with his girlfriend Liz. However, she ends up dumping him because he forgets to make a reservation at a restaurant. Sean is depressed and returns all sad. But when he wakes up the next morning, there are zombies all over town.
This is director Edgar Wright’s latest work, a parody of the classic zombie film “Zombie,” with plenty of comedic elements. It was a huge hit in its home country of the UK. The film stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of “Alien Paul” in the lead roles.
5. “Liar Liar” (1997)
Liar Liar, starring Jim Carry, was released in 1997 and grossed over $300 million at the worldwide box office.
Fletcher, an astute lawyer played by Jim Carrey, is suddenly unable to lie one day. Fletcher, who used to be a good storyteller, gets stuck in his job, but instead he is forced to think about what is irreplaceable to him…
The highlight of this film is, above all, Jim Carrey’s superb performance. Not only does he turn his lines, but his technique of making the audience laugh with his facial expressions alone is astonishing no matter how many times you watch him. And not only was it hilarious, but the heartwarming story was also highly praised.
4. “Zombieland” (2009)
Released in 2009, the film was the highest-grossing zombie film of all time in the United States. Director Ruben Fleischer made his feature film directorial debut with this film.
Set in a world where a mysterious virus has turned most of humanity into zombies, a reclusive college student, Columbus, meets various people and survives.
Notably, the “32 Rules of Survival” that appear in the play are full of homages to past horror films. The film makes a joke out of what everyone thinks when they see a horror movie. If you are familiar with the film, you will especially enjoy this film.
2019 sees the release of the sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, which reunites the original cast, including now-big stars Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg.
3. “Ghostbusters” (1984)
Released in 1984, “Ghostbusters” is still persistently popular. This was followed by two sequels and one reboot, making it a popular series. It’s a horror-comedy, but it’s not scary at all, so I recommend watching it with your kids.
Dr. Peter Venkman and three other dull researchers at Columbia University who were conducting research on ghosts and paranormal phenomena were suddenly kicked out of the university when their funding was suddenly cut off. In order to earn a living, they decide to start a company called “Ghostbusters” which is contracted to kill ghosts. Initially, we didn’t get any commissions, but one thing led to another and we became famous….
The amiable ghosts are one of the attractions of this film. Their comical movements, which were drawn using the latest VFX at the time, look fresh even now. In particular, the ghost called Marshmallow Man has become an icon of the film. Along with the film, the theme song has also been a huge hit.
2. “Shazam!” (2019)
A live-action adaptation of the DC Comics hero “Shazam”. The film was directed by David F. Sandberg, who was known as an animator.
Billy Batson grew up in an orphanage. After moving from one foster home to another, a sorcerer buys his pure heart and gives him the power of a hero. Billy is testing his powers one after another with Freddie, the hero geek and foster son of the same family. Dr. Shivana, who was once branded a disqualified hero, attacks him in an attempt to take away his power.
The main character is suddenly transformed into a hero, and gradually becomes stronger through repeated trials and errors in order to use his abilities. Also, the fact that he looks like an adult but is still a child on the inside is another point that makes us laugh. And the person who appears in the last scene will surprise everyone.
1. “Shaolin Soccer” (2001)
This movie was screened in 32 countries around the world and received high praise in each country. It was released in Japan at the opening of the 2002 Japan-Korea World Cup and grossed more than 3.5 billion yen at the box office.
A soccer player who was forced to retire due to a leg injury and a Shorinji Kempo master who was on the verge of giving up his martial arts career form a soccer team by chance. And with the tactics of Shaolin Fist, he defeated the strong teams one after another.
This film has the charm of traditional Hong Kong wire action. Furthermore, by combining it with CG, we have made it possible to create innovative visual expressions that have never been seen before. According to director Chow Xinqi, the film was heavily inspired by the Japanese soccer manga “Captain Tsubasa”.
All the films featured here are some of the most funniest movies you can watch today. Even though all make you laugh, the way it makes you laugh is different for each film.
If you find a movie you like, be sure to check out other movies with the same director and cast. You’re sure to discover a new favorite comedy film.