The 30 Funniest Movies of All Time

Of course, we all have a favorite movie genre, but no one can deny that they love funny movies.

Even studies have shown that comedy movies lift our moods and cheer us up after a long day.

They decrease stress hormones and release “happy hormones” such as serotonin and dopamine. They are also family-friendly.

Moreover, funny movies even strengthen our immune system! So, it is actually necessary to watch light-hearted, happy, and funny movies from time to time. Now, are you looking for some recommendations?

Then we do have something for you! Let us go through the 30 funniest movies of all time. Enjoy them after a long day, and let us know how you like them.

30 Funniest Movies of All Time

30. Airplane!

Airplane!” is an American parody movie released in 1980. Jim Abrahams directed this movie. Likewise, Jon Davison produced it.

This movie features Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty in the lead roles.

Likewise, this movie is about a former army pilot who has a fear of flying. Due to this, he is unable to drink anything on the plane without messing up.

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A scene from the Airplane! Movie.

Therefore, he does not even eat on the plane. One day when he is flying, all the pilots and passengers fall ill after the in-flight meal. Thus, he has to take the lead.

The comedy thus builds up, and it will make you laugh until you get stomach pains. So watch it at your own risk!

29. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a comedy movie.

This movie was Adam McKay’s first movie as a director. Likewise, it features Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, etc., in the lead roles.

This satirical movie features a news anchor with ego issues. He works with his childhood friends in a media company.

Likewise, he tries to impress a woman while at a work party, and the story takes off.

This movie is also 94 minutes long. It is so funny, and you will enjoy it after a long day at school or work.

28. Best in Show

Best in Show” is a mockumentary or docu-comedy movie. This movie is depicted as a documentary, but everything is actually fictional.

Likewise, this movie features five dogs, their trainers, their handlers, and the owners as the documentary subjects.

All of them compete in the fictional Show named Mayflower Kennel Club Dog show.

Of course, all of them face problems! Some lose their credit cards, and some don’t take good care of their dogs.

And some even start a romance with other owners. Whatever it is, you will love this movie, that’s for sure.

27. Big

Big” is an American fantasy comedy-drama movie from 1988.

This movie features Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, David Moscow, and many other big stars.

Likewise, this is a movie about a 13-yeat-old boy who wishes to get bigger with the help of a fortune-telling machine. When he wakes up one day, he finds out that his wish has been fulfilled.

However, as he gets older, Josh (Tom Hanks) still has a child’s mind. As funny as this movie is, it is also heartwarming. This movie gives you a lesson to keep your inner child alive.

Thus, it is definitely worth watching.

26. Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids is a 2011 comedy film from the United States.

American actor and filmmaker Paul Feig directed this movie. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and more have starred in the movie.

Likewise, the story features Annie (Kristen), who goes through a series of misfortunes after her best friend Lillian (Maya) asks her to be the bridesmaid.

After celebrating Lillian’s bachelorette, they fall ill because of bad food.

Thus, the story continues, and bad incidents after bad incidents will make you fall on the floor. But, it’s worth watching!

25. Clueless

Clueless is an American comedy, coming-of-age teen movie.

Actors like Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, etc., have starred in the movie.

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The poster of the “Clueless” movie.

It features a wealthy teen girl, Cher (Alicia), who struggles with adolescence and everything that comes with it.

Likewise, she is kind and helps a new girl in the school become popular.

Moreover, this movie features everything, from 90s pop culture to sex and politics. It is entertaining and so funny; it will definitely keep you engaged for an hour and 40 minutes.

24. Coming to America

Coming to America is an American comedy-romance.

Stars like Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and Shari Headley have starred in the movie. Likewise, John Landy directed this 1988 movie.

It is about a 21-year-old prince from a fictional African country who has to marry a woman he has never seen. Thus, to break this tradition, he flies to America to find someone he truly loves.

Eddie Murphy has played the role of the prince, Akeem.

Likewise, the rich prince has to live in a small apartment, work at a fast-food restaurant, etc., to achieve his goal. Thus, his struggles and the story will make you laugh!

23. Meet the Parents

Director Jay Roch has directed this 2000 comedy movie. Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Own Wilson, and more have acted in this movie, Meet the Parents.

Moreover, this movie features a series of unfortunate events that will surely have you crackling.

In this movie, Greg (Ben) decides to spend a weekend in his girlfriend’s house, then proposes to her.

However, her father instantly dislikes Greg. Furthermore, the father is a CIA agent who is suspicious of everyone and everything.

Thus, he gives Greg a very hard time over the weekend. This hapless situation gave Ben trouble, but you will surely enjoy it!

22. Palm Springs

Palm Springs is an American sci-fi comedy movie.

This movie has stars actors like Camila Mendes, Andy Samberg, Meredith Hagner, and more. Max Barbakow has directed this movie.

Moreover, this movie is actually bitter-sweet. But the humor covers all the sadness.

It has buddy-comedy, rom-com twists, juicy chemistry, and everything you are looking for in a good comedy movie.

Released in 2020, this movie certainly has given everyone a chance to escape from reality.

Thus, if you are looking for a good movie to help you ease the stress, this is the one!

21. School of Rock

This 2003 comedy movie‘s story is definitely every student’s dream. Richard Linklater directed this movie.

Actors like Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove, Kevin Clr, etc., have starred in this movie.

This movie features a substitute teacher who does not really have experience in teaching.

Thus, instead of teaching school subjects, this music enthusiast allows his students to explore their musical talents.

Later, they open a band and name it “School of Rock.” This is also one of the hit movies of all time.

After all, it is entertaining and will make you laugh for hours.

20. Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber is an American comedy or screwball comedy.

Peter Farrelly directed this movie and released it in 1994. Likewise, the movie features Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, and more.

It features two good-hearted but stupid friends. Lloyd (Jim) comes across a briefcase at an airport that contains a huge sum of money.

Moreover, that briefcase belongs to a kidnapper who then follows both of them.

However, they are too stupid to understand everything that is going on. Thus, this makes the movie so funny; you will be laughing even when you narrate it to a friend!

19. Girls Trip

Girls Trip is an American road comedy that features four life-long best friends on a trip. Malcolm D. Lee has directed this movie.

Moreover, the movie features stars like Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, and Queen Latifah.

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The poster of “Girls Trip.”

These four girls set out on a trip to New Orleans.

However, while on a work vacation, they find out that Ryan’s (Regina) husband is cheating on her with a mistress. But the girls forget all of their problems and dance and party together.

Thus, this 133-minute long movie will inspire you to reconnect with your old friends while simultaneously making you laugh. Do not miss it!

18. Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz is a 2007 American action-comedy movie. Edgar Wright had directed this movie.

Likewise, the movie stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Timothy Dalton, etc.

The movie tells us the story of a police officer Nicholas (Simon). He is also one of the best police officers across London. But he is sent to a remote village.

Here, Nicholas faces various problems and challenges. Likewise, Nick is a loner and very strict in terms of rights and wrongs.

Thus, his struggles and inability to adapt in the village will make you fall on the floor laughing.

17. Elf

Elf is an American comedy Christmas movie. Jon Favreau directed this movie. Moreover, the cast includes Will Ferrel, Zooey Deschanel, Ed Asner, etc.

This movie is about a human, Buddy (Will) that has grown up in the North pole among Santa’s (Ed) elves.

Buddy was in an orphanage. However, things go downhill when he finds out he is not an elf.

Thus, he flies to New York to find his biological dad. Meanwhile, he finds love, gets married, and becomes a children’s author.

Will he find his father? What happens if he does not? If he does, will his father accept him? Watch and find it out!

16. When Harry Met Sally

When Harry Met Sally is a comedy romantic movie from 1989.

American filmmaker Rob Reiner directed this movie. Also, this movie’s star actors are Billy Crystal (Harry), Meg Ryan (Sally), Carrie Fisher, etc.

This movie tells us about the two characters, Harry and Sally, meeting each other for the first time. This film raises an important question, “Can men and women be just friends?”

Likewise, these two characters end up in unfriendly terms. However, they coincidentally keep meeting each other.

Therefore, the storyline makes this movie one of the funniest movies of all time. You would not want to miss out on it!

15.  Zoolander

This 2001 American action comedy movie is one of the funniest movies of all time.

Directed by Ben Stiller, it also stars Owen Wilson, Christine Terell, Will Ferrell, etc., in the lead roles.

This movie features top people in the fashion industry who want to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

It is so because the Prime Minister’s policies would harm their businesses.

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The poster of Zoolander.

However, the main characters try to stop the assassination from happening.

Thus. This 89-minute long movie will keep you engaged and laughing until your stomach hurts the whole time.

14. GhostBusters

Ghostbusters is an American supernatural movie from 1984.

This movie features Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and more. Likewise, Ivan Reitman directed this movie.

This movie is about the protagonists that travel the world through time and space to fight demonic and supernatural threats.

Moreover, this movie is a perfect blend of comedic writing and genre horror elements.

Therefore, it is a must-watch, and you would not want to miss out on it.

13. The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin in a 2017 comedy/dark comedy movie. Armando Iannucci directed this movie.

This movie stars actors are Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Issacs, and more.

This satirical, powerful political comedy features political and social power struggles among the Council of Ministers after the leader’s death.

Likewise, the movie is actually based on a French novel “La Morte de Staline.”

Although the movie depicts politics, death, and power struggles, it is very humorous. Thus, whether you are interested in politics or not, you will enjoy it!

12. Booksmart

Booksmart is a teen comedy or coming-of-age comedy.

This 2019 movie stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Denver as high school students. Likewise, Olivia Wilde directed this movie.

These two girls are usually nerdy and bookworms. Thus, they finally stand up to their bullies on the last day of school.

Moreover, they go out and party stepping out of their regular character.

Likewise, this movie also features some LGBT characters. It is one of the funniest movies of all time.

It is definitely worth watching, as some of the scenes are way too relatable!

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11. Tall Girl

This 2019 movie is one of the funniest movies of all time.

Featuring stars like Sabrina Carpenter, Luke Eisner, Ava Michelle, and Griffin Gluck, the movie falls into the teenage drama-comedy genre.

It is about a 6 feet tall Jodi, who feels different than other people in her high school.

Obviously, everyone else, including her boy crush, is a lot shorter than her. Thus, she wants to blend in like any other teenager but gets frustrated.

Moreover, this movie gives teenagers an important piece of advice: it is okay to be different.

10. Friends With Benefits

Friends with Benefits is a romantic comedy released in 2011.

The Movie features actors like Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, etc., to name a few. Likewise, it was directed by Will Gluck.

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The poster of Friends with Benefits featuring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.

As the title suggests, it is about two friends that engage in a sexual relationship.

However, things start to go downhill as they start developing feelings for each other. Moreover, they are not just friends, but workmates.

This definitely makes things more complicated. Thus, this makes it one of the funniest movies of all time.

So what do they do? Do they confess their feelings? Or do they start seeing new people? Watch it and find it out.

9. Old School

Old School is an American Comedy movie released in 2003. Todd Phillips is the director of this 90-minute film.

Likewise, actors like Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Ellen Pompeo, etc., have starred in the movie.

It is about three depressed friends in their thirties who want to relive their college life.

Thus, they establish a fraternity house next to their former college campus. So what happens next? Will the campus allow the fraternity house?

Moreover, it will even make you laugh the entire time.

8. Four Lions

Four Lions is a British satirical and dark comedy movie. This is Chris Morris’s first movie as a director.

Likewise, this movie stars Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, etc.

It features a group of British jihadists. They are incompetent, but they are set to train for and commit acts of terror.

Although the movie covers a very sensitive topic, it presents it in the most satirical way.

So what happens next? Does the terrorist succeed? Or does their incompetence leads to arrest? Watch it to find it out!

7. There’s Something About Mary

There’s Something About Mary is an American romantic comedy movie. Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly have directed this 1998 movie.

Likewise, stars like Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliot, etc., have starred in the film.

It is also one of the hit movies of all time. The story features a geek Ted (Ben), who tries to track down his high school sweetheart Mary (Cameron).

Moreover, he even hires detectives to track her down.

However, when he does find her, he realizes he has to compete with other people to get her.

The movie has some very hilarious scenes that will make you laugh the whole time. So do not miss it out.

6. The Big Sick

The Big Sick is an American comedy movie. Released on July 14, 2017, it is directed by Michael Showalter. It is one of the funniest movies of all time.

Likewise, Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, etc., have acted.

It features a Pakistani comic, Kumail, who meets American graduate Emily (Zoe) at one of his comedy shows. They fall in love, but Kumail wonders what his conservative Muslim family would think of the relationship.

Meanwhile, Emily also gets sick. So, will his parents accept the relationship? Will Emily feel better? How will their relationship flourish? You have to watch the movie and find it out.

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5. Office Space

Office Space is an American dark comedy movie. Mike Judge has directed the movie.

Likewise, the movie’s stars are Jennifer Aniston, Ron Livingston, Mike Judge, and more.

It features Peter (Ron), who hates his boring job in a software company.

Thus, he and his friends plan to plant a strong virus in the office’s computer system. Moreover, these co-workers love violating the office’s rules.

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A scene from Office Space.

The company then loses a large amount of money after the hack. The hilarious scenes make this movie one of the funniest movies of all time.

So, what’s next for Peter and his team? Will they get arrested? Either way, the movie will keep you laughing until the end.

4. In The Loop

In the Loop is a British comedy and satirical comedy movie. Armando Iannucci has directed this 2009 film.

Likewise, James Gandolfini, Peter Capaldi, Anna Chlumsky, etc., have starred in the movie.

It is a political movie and shows satirical remarks on Anglo-American politics. Moreover, this movie is a spin-off from the BBC series “The Thick of It.”

Although the movie covers war and US intervention topics in the middle east, it has many hilarious scenes.

Likewise, the witty remarks will make your jaw fall on the floor. Even if you are not a fan of politics, you will love it.

3. Kung Fu Hustle

Kung Fu Hustle is a Chinese martial arts action-comedy gangster movie.

Stephen Chow has directed, produced, and written this 2004 movie. Likewise, it stars Stephen, Danny Chan, Eva Huang, and more.

It features the story of a murderous neighborhood gang.

Moreover, it tells us the story of an aspiring gangster’s journey to find his true self and identity. There is a lot of action, martial art, and hilarious scenes.

Moreover, the fight sequences and scenes are “over the top.” Likewise, this is one of the funniest movies of all time.

We can guarantee you will enjoy it and put this movie on the list of your favorites!

2. Spontaneous

Well, not many good things happened in 2020, but this movie is one of the funniest movies of all time.

Spontaneous is a dark teen comedy movie that gives viewers the taste of sci-fi.

Directed by Brian Duffield, it features Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Hayley Law, etc.

It tells us the story of high school students who start exploding out of nowhere.

Thus, seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in the school. They then fall in love.

This movie has many funny scenes. Moreover, it gives you a lesson that you need to enjoy every moment of your life.

One of those moments may be watching this movie, don’t miss it out!

1. Trainwreck

Trainwreck is one of the funniest movies.

Released in 2015, it is directed by Judd Apatow. Likewise, it stars Amy Schumer, Brie Larson, John Cena, Bill Hader, etc.

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Poster of Trainwreck.

It tells us the story of a journalist who does not believe in marriage and parties all the time.

Amy has some hilarious scenes, but the entry of basketball stars like LeBron James and Amare Stoudemire makes the movie even funnier.

So what happens at the end? Will Amy fall in love?

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