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100+ Best Comedy Movies Of All Time (2020) Comedies to Watch On Netflix

What are the best comedy movies? Almost all movies have some comical element in them and on a large scale every second film is a comedy film. Either be it Action comedy or Romantic Comedy or even Horror comedy. So it makes hard to pick up the greatest comedy films of all time. Comedy genre could be traced back to silent era (in the 1920s). People were big fan of Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy style of comedy movies. The 1940s and 1950s saw many hit screwball comedies along with War comedies and satirical comedies. The 1960s and 1970s gave birth to spy comedies,Star packed comedies and Black comedy movies. 1980s is known as the best decade for Teen comedies and Romantic comedy films. 1990s continued the success of romantic comedies along with buddy comedy movies and dark comedy films. The decade of 2000s saw a rise in horror comedies along with st0ner comedies and $ex comedies. However, the 2000s also saw a fall in family comedy movies.

The best comedy movies are surely those that gave funny moments on every scene of the film and made it impossible for a person to hold laughter. But with time comedy has found new taste and new style of humor. Comedy has a huge range, ranging from Slapstick comedy, comedy of manners, comedy of errors to situational comedy, parody and satirical comedy to black comedy. We tried to include the best of almost all type of comedies in this list.

Here is the list of 100 funniest comedy films of all time (This list is updated regularly so you will find the most recent comedy movies too) :

100. We’re The Millers


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Director – Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast – Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter
IMDB Rating – 7
Rotten Tomatoes – 48%
Release Date -30 August 2013
Box Office – $270 million
Genre – Comedy, Crime
Awards – None
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99. Harold and Kumar Series


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Director – Danny Leiner
Cast – Anthony Anderson, Paula Garcés, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, John Cho, Boyd Banks
IMDB Rating – 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 74%
Release Date – 20 May 2004
Box Office – $23.9 million
Genre – Adventure, Comedy
Awards – None
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98. Euro Trip


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Director – Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, David Mandel
Cast – Michelle Trachtenberg, Scott Mechlowicz, Travis Wester, Jacob Pitts
IMDB Rating – 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 47%
Release Date – 20 February 2004
Box Office – $20.8 million
Genre – Adventure, Comedy
Awards – None
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97. Liar Liar


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Director – Tom Shadyac
Cast – Jennifer Tilly, Jim Carrey, Swoosie Kurtz, Maura Tierney, Anne Haney, Justin Cooper
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 81%
Release Date – 21 March 1997
Box Office – $302.7 million
Genre – Comedy, Fantasy
Awards – None
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96. This Is Spinal Tap


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Director – Rob Reiner
Cast – June Chadwick, Christopher Guest,Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer
IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%
Release Date – 2 March 1984
Box Office – $4.7 million
Genre – Comedy, Music
Awards – None
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95. Clerks.


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Director – Kevin Smith
Cast – Marilyn Ghigliotti, Brian O’Halloran, Lisa Spoonauer, Jeff Anderson
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 88%
Release Date – 19 October 1994
Box Office – $3.2 million
Genre – Comedy
Awards – None
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94. The Dictator


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Director – Larry Charles
Cast – Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris, Sacha Baron Cohen
IMDB Rating – 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 57%
Release Date – 16 May 2012
Box Office – $179 million
Genre – Comedy
Awards – None
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93. Elf


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Director – Jon Favreau
Cast – Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 83%
Release Date – 7 November 2003
Box Office – $220.9 million
Genre – Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Awards – None
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92. Bridesmaids


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Director – Paul Feig
Cast – Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne
IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 90%
Release Date – 28 April 2011
Box Office – $288.4 million
Genre – Comedy, Romance
Awards – None
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91. The Devil wears Prada


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Director – David Frankel
Cast – Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Adrian Grenier
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 75%
Release Date – 29 June 2006
Box Office – $326.5 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama
Awards – None
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90. Napolean Dynamite


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Director – Jared Hess
Cast – Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Jon Gries, Diedrich Bader, Jon Heder
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 71%
Release Date – 11 June 2004
Box Office – $46.1 million
Genre – Comedy
Awards – None
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89. Seven Psychopaths


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Director – Martin McDonagh
Cast – Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes –82%
Release Date – 12 October 2012
Box Office – $33 million
Genre – Comedy, Crime
Awards – None
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88. The Intouchables


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Director – Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Cast – Omar Sy, François Cluzet
IMDB Rating – 8.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 75%
Release Date – 13 July 2012
Box Office – €360 million
Genre – Biography, Comedy, Drama
Awards – None
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87. Office Space


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Director – Mike Judge
Cast – Stephen Root, Ron Livingston, Gary Cole, Jennifer Aniston
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 80%
Release Date – 19 February 1999
Box Office – $12.2 million
Genre – Comedy
Awards – None
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86. Big


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Director – Penny Marshall
Cast – John Heard, Robert Loggia, Elizabeth Perkins, Tom Hanks
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%
Release Date – 3 June 1988
Box Office – $151.7 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards – None
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85. Easy A


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Director – Will Gluck
Cast – Thomas Haden Church, Emma Stone, Cam Gigandet, Dan Byrd, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes
IMDB Rating – 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 85%
Release Date – 12 November 2010
Box Office – $75 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards – None
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84. Forgetting Sarah Marshall


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Director – Nicholas Stoller
Cast – Russell Brand, Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 83%
Release Date – 18 April 2008
Box Office – $105.2 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards – None
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83. Dogma


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Director – Kevin Smith
Cast – Salma Hayek, Ben Affleck, Linda Fiorentino, Jason Lee, Matt Damon
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 67%
Release Date – 12 November 1999
Box Office – $31.4 million
Genre – Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards – None
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82. Silver Linings Playbook


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Director – David O. Russell
Cast – Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jacki Weaver, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher
IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%
Release Date – 7 December 2012
Box Office – $236.4 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
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81. The Wolf of Wall Street


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Director – Martin Scorsese
Cast – Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill
IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 79%
Release Date – 3 January 2014
Box Office – $392 million
Genre – Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards – None
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