List of Top 10 Best Comedy Movies of all Time

Best comedy movies of all time from various genres such as drama-comedy, horror-comedy, classic comedy, erotic comedy, and more…

10. Bedazzled

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Bedazzled (2000) is a comedy movie directed by Harold Ramis. Starring Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley. It is a remake of the 1967 film of the same title, written by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, which was a comic retelling of the 1829 Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

The story follows Elliot Richardson, a shy man who struggles to open his heart to the girl he loves.
One day the Devil offers him seven wishes in exchange for his soul.

  • Initial release: October 20, 2000 (USA)
  • Director: Harold Ramis
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  • Budget 48 million USD
  • Box office 90 million USD

9. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is an action-comedy movie, It is the directorial debut of Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, and Corbin Bernsen. Kiss kiss Bang bang is based on the novel Bodies Are Where You Find Them by Brett Halliday

The story follows Harry Lockhart, a thief, who unintentionally wins a screen test, Harry decides to play along pretending to be an actor. Things get worst when he gets involved in a murder investigation in Hollywood. This is the best “wrong place, at the wrong time” movie

  • Initial release: October 5, 2005 (Belgium)
  • Director: Shane Black
  • Based onBodies Are Where You Find Them by Brett Halliday
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan
  • Music by: John Ottman
  • Budget 15 million USD
  • Box office 15.8  million USD

8. Zombieland

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Zombieland (2009) is a post-apocalyptic zombie comedy movie directed by Ruben Fleischer. Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin.

The story follows a college kid making his way through the zombie apocalypse, meeting three strangers along the way, and together taking an extended road trip across the United States in an attempt to find a Shelter free from zombies.

  • Initial release: October 2, 2009 (USA)
  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Film series: Zombieland,
  • Zombieland: Double Tap
  • Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin
  • Music by: David Sardy
  • Budget 23.6  million USD
  • Box office 102.4  million USD

7. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) is a comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac. It starring Jim Carrey Courteney Cox, Tone Loc, Sean Young, and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and features a cameo appearance from death metal band Cannibal Corpse.

The story follows Ace Ventura, an animal detective who is investigating the abduction of the dolphin mascot of the Miami Dolphins football team.

6. Inglourious Basterds

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Inglourious Basterds (2009) is a war comedy film directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger and Mélanie Laurent.

The story takes place in an alternate story of world war two, Nazi Germany’s leadership. The title was inspired by Italian director Enzo G. Castellari’s macaroni combat film The Inglorious Bastards (1978), though Tarantino’s film is not a remake of it.

  • Initial release: July 28, 2009 (Germany)
  • Director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Starring: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth
  • Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Mélanie Laurent
  • Music by: August Diehl
  • Budget 70 million USD
  • Box office 321.5 million USD

4. The oh in ohio

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The Oh in Ohio (2006) is a comedy movie directed by Billy Kent and starring Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Mischa Barton, and Danny DeVito.

The story follows Priscilla and Jack who appear to be the perfect couple, but they have one problem: She is sexually frustrated. They separate in the hope of resolving the situation. While Jack moves into a bachelor pad and begins an affair with a student, Priscilla discovers the joys of self-pleasuring and finds an unusual bedmate.

  • Initial release: July 14, 2006
  • Director: Billy Kent
  • Story by: Billy Kent, Sarah Bird, Adam Wierzbianski
  • Starring: Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Danny DeVito, Mischa Barton
  • Music by: Bruno Coon, Michael Muhlfriedel
  • Budget 5 million USD
  • Box office 418,689 million USD

4. The Hangover

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The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Todd Phillips, co-produced with Daniel Goldberg, and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first installment in The Hangover trilogy.

It tells the story of Phil Wenneck, Stu Price, Alan Garner, and Doug Billings, who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party to celebrate Doug’s impending marriage. However, Phil, Stu, and Alan wake up with Doug missing and no memory of the previous night’s events, and must find the groom before the wedding can take place.

  • Initial release: June 2, 2009 (USA)
  • Director: Todd Phillips
  • Film series: The Hangover
  • The Hangover Part II
  • The Hangover Part III
  • Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham
  • Music by: Christophe Beck
  • Budget 35 million USD
  • Box office 469.3 million USD

3. Hot Tube Time Machine

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Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) is a science fiction comedy movie directed by Steve Pink and starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, and Chevy Chase.

The story follows three friends, Adam, Nick, and Lou. They are in the middle crisis of their lives and decide to visit a winter resort. Their lives change when they are teleported to the year 1986.

  • Initial release: March 26, 2010 (USA)
  • Director: Steve Pink
  • Film series: Hot Tub Time Machine Series
  • Starring: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke,
  • Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, Chevy Chase
  • Music by: Christophe Beck
  • Budget 36 million USD
  • Box office 64.6 million USD

2. Stranger than Fiction

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Stranger than Fiction (2006) is a fantasy comedy-drama movie directed by Marc Forster. Starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson.

The story follows Harold Crick, an executive who begins hearing a disembodied voice telling his life as it happens.

  • Initial release: October 30, 2006 (Westwood)
  • Director: Marc Forster
  • Starring: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah
  • Music by: Britt Daniel
  • Budget 30 million USD
  • Box office 53.7  million USD

1. The Big Lebowski

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The Big Lebowski (1998) is a crime comedy movie directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi.

The story follows Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, who has been a victim attacker by mistake. Afterward, he learns that a millionaire who’s also named Jeffrey Lebowski was the intended victim.

  • Initial release: March 6, 1998 (Canada)
  • Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi
  • Music by: Carter Burwell
  • Budget 15 million USD
  • Box office 46.7 million USD