Best Comedy Movies of All Time

List by john Last updated April 14, 2017

This is a pretty hard list to put together since we all have our own opinion of what comedic value is. I have created this list of the best comedy movies of all time based on critical rating and production value.


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Airplane! (1980)

Comedy Romance
What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker's vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.

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Vote count 869 Vote avg 71 Release date 1980-07-02

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The Big Lebowski (1998)

Comedy Crime
They figured he was a lazy time wasting slacker. They were right.

Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.

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Vote count 2,355 Vote avg 77 Release date 1998-02-15
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The Interview (2014)

Action Comedy
The Film Hackers Tried To Get Banned

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

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Vote count 2,009 Vote avg 61 Release date 2014-12-25

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

Crime Action Comedy
Big cops. Small town. Moderate violence.

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country cop, and everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. It is addressed as an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead.

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Vote count 1,804 Vote avg 74 Release date 2007-02-14

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Some Like It Hot (1959)

Comedy Romance
The movie too HOT for words!

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

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Vote count 602 Vote avg 79 Release date 1959-03-18

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Adventure Comedy Fantasy
And now! At Last! Another film completely different from some of the other films which aren't quite the same as this one is.

King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as "it is a silly place".

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Vote count 1,444 Vote avg 77 Release date 1975-03-13
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Drama Comedy War
The hot-line suspense comedy

An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

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Vote count 1,199 Vote avg 79 Release date 1964-01-29

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Comedy
Come to Kazakhstan, it's nice!

Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.

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Vote count 1,351 Vote avg 65 Release date 2006-11-02

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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Comedy Music
Does for rock & roll what 'The Sound of Music' did for hills.

Legendary British rock band Spinal Tap is followed by a documentary film-maker during their attempt at an American comeback tour. The resulting film, interspersed with powerful performances showcasing Tap's pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows the group as the difficult industry threatens to fade them into obscurity.

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Vote count 330 Vote avg 77 Release date 1984-05-04

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Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Comedy
What the one doesn't have, the other is missing.

Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After some "adventures" they finally get to Aspen where, using the lost money they live it up and fight for Mary's heart.

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Vote count 1,510 Vote avg 65 Release date 1994-12-16

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

Comedy
Yule crack up.

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

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Vote count 591 Vote avg 72 Release date 1989-12-01

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American Pie (1999)

Comedy Romance
There's nothing like your first piece.

At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to all "score." by their senior prom.

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Vote count 1,869 Vote avg 64 Release date 1999-07-09

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Wedding Crashers (2005)

Comedy Romance
Life's a Party. Crash It.

John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John meets Claire, he discovers what true love – and heartache – feels like.

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Vote count 1,150 Vote avg 64 Release date 2005-07-14

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

Comedy Mystery
He's the best there is! (Actually, he's the only one there is.)

He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he's undercover, under fire or underwater, he always gets his man . . . or beast!

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Vote count 1,359 Vote avg 64 Release date 1994-02-04

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Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Comedy
He's out to prove he's got nothing to prove.

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

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Vote count 474 Vote avg 67 Release date 2004-06-11

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The Blues Brothers (1980)

Music Comedy Action
They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God.

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their old band together and they're on their way, while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

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Vote count 872 Vote avg 74 Release date 1980-06-17

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Half Baked (1998)

Comedy Crime
They'll do anything to save their best bud.

Three lovable party buds try to bail their friend out of jail. But just when the guys have mastered a plan, everything comes dangerously close to going up in smoke.

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Vote count 153 Vote avg 63 Release date 1998-01-16

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Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

Comedy
A touching story of a young man who desperately wants to make his daddy proud.

An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.

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Vote count 97 Vote avg 47 Release date 2001-04-18

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Adventure Drama Comedy
Buy the ticket, take the ride.

The hallucinogenic misadventures of sportswriter Raoul Duke and his Samoan lawyer, Dr. Gonzo, on a three-day romp from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Motoring across the Mojave Desert on the way to Sin City, Duke and his purple haze passenger ingest a cornucopia of drugs ranging from acid to ether.

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Vote count 1,053 Vote avg 71 Release date 1998-05-22

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Bad Santa (2003)

Drama Comedy Crime
He doesn't care if you're naughty or nice.

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

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Vote count 568 Vote avg 64 Release date 2003-11-26

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Up in Smoke (1978)

Comedy
The movie that'll have you rolling in the aisles.

An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas. While the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana, Anthony and Pedro get released on a technicality, allowing them to continue their many misadventures and ultimately compete in a rock band contest, where they perform the raucous tune "Earache My Eye."

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Vote count 174 Vote avg 66 Release date 1978-01-01

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Comedy
They bring you the news so you don't have to get it yourself.

It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.

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Vote count 1,302 Vote avg 67 Release date 2004-07-09

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Office Space (1999)

Comedy Crime
Work sucks.

Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.

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Vote count 934 Vote avg 74 Release date 1999-02-19

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Super Troopers (2001)

Comedy Crime Mystery
Altered State Police

Four bored, occasionally high and always ineffective Vermont state troopers must prove their worth to the governor or lose their jobs. After stumbling on a drug ring, they plan to make a bust, but a rival police force is out to steal the glory.

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Vote count 320 Vote avg 66 Release date 2001-01-18

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There's Something About Mary (1998)

Romance Comedy
Love Is In The Hair.

Having never fully recovered from a prom date that became a total disaster, a man finally gets a chance to reunite with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.

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Vote count 1,296 Vote avg 66 Release date 1998-07-15

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Comedy
Fast Cars, Fast Girls, Fast Carrots...Fast Carrots?

Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

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Vote count 276 Vote avg 69 Release date 1982-08-13

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Mallrats (1995)

Romance Comedy
They're not there to shop. They're not there to work. They're just there.

Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.

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Vote count 336 Vote avg 68 Release date 1995-10-20

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Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Comedy
From gentle to mental.

Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene after Charlie loses his medication.

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Vote count 751 Vote avg 61 Release date 2000-06-22

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Kick-Ass (2010)

Action Crime
Shut up. Kick ass.

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

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Vote count 3,851 Vote avg 70 Release date 2010-03-22

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Tommy Boy (1995)

Comedy
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.

Party animal Tommy Callahan is a few cans short of a six-pack. But when the family business starts tanking, it's up to Tommy and number-cruncher Richard Hayden to save the day.

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Vote count 267 Vote avg 68 Release date 1995-03-31

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Meet the Parents (2000)

Comedy Romance
First comes love. Then come the interrogation.

Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to the Byrnes home turns into a hilarious series of disasters, and everything that can go wrong does, all under Jack's critical, hawklike gaze.

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Vote count 1,374 Vote avg 66 Release date 2000-10-06

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

Animation Comedy Music
UH-OH.

When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Philip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.

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Vote count 763 Vote avg 71 Release date 1999-06-30

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Role Models (2008)

Comedy
They're about to get more than they plea-bargained for.

Two salesmen trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad.

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Vote count 488 Vote avg 64 Release date 2008-02-03

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Wayne's World (1992)

Comedy
You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hurl.

When a sleazy TV exec offers Wayne and Garth a fat contract to tape their late-night public access show at his network, they can't believe their good fortune. But they soon discover the road from basement to big-time is a gnarly one, fraught with danger, temptation and ragin' party opportunities.

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Vote count 624 Vote avg 66 Release date 1992-02-14

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The Mask (1994)

Romance Comedy Crime
From zero to hero.

When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle. Unfortunately, under the mask's influence, Ipkiss also robs a bank, which angers junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell, whose goons get blamed for the heist.

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Vote count 1,840 Vote avg 66 Release date 1994-07-29

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DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Comedy
Grab Life By The Ball

When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and Goodman's attorney, La Fleur and his rag-tag team of underdogs launch a knock-down, drag-out battle in which the winner takes all.

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Vote count 812 Vote avg 62 Release date 2004-06-18

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Get Him to the Greek (2010)

Comedy
Aaron Green has 72 hours to get a Rock Star from London to L.A. Pray for him.

Pinnacle records has the perfect plan to get their sinking company back on track: a comeback concert in LA featuring Aldous Snow, a fading rockstar who has dropped off the radar in recent years. Record company intern Aaron Green is faced with the monumental task of bringing his idol, out of control rock star Aldous Snow, back to LA for his comeback show.

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Vote count 518 Vote avg 59 Release date 2010-06-04

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Jackass: The Movie (2002)

Comedy
Do not attempt this at home.

Johnny Knoxville and his crazy friends appear on the big screen for the very first time in Jackass: The Movie. They wander around Japan in panda outfits, wreak havoc on a once civilized golf course, they even do stunts involving LIVE alligators, and so on. While Johnny Knoxvile and his pals put their life at risk, they are entertaining people at the same time. Get ready for Jackass: The Movie!!

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Vote count 284 Vote avg 61 Release date 2002-10-21

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Tropic Thunder (2008)

Action Comedy
The movie they think they're making... isn't a movie anymore.

Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

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Vote count 1,364 Vote avg 64 Release date 2008-08-09

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Superbad (2007)

Comedy
Come and Get Some!

High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.

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Vote count 1,777 Vote avg 70 Release date 2007-08-17

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The Hangover (2009)

Comedy
Some guys just can't handle Vegas.

When three friends finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate their best friend, Doug – who's supposed to be tying the knot. Launching a frantic search for Doug, the trio perseveres through a nasty hangover to try to make it to the church on time.

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Vote count 5,045 Vote avg 71 Release date 2009-06-05

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The Hangover Part II (2011)

Comedy
The Wolfpack Is Back

The Hangover crew heads to Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the disaster of a bachelor party in Las Vegas last year, Stu is playing it safe with a mellow pre-wedding brunch. However, nothing goes as planned and Bangkok is the perfect setting for another adventure with the rowdy group.

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Vote count 3,124 Vote avg 61 Release date 2011-05-25

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The Hangover Part III (2013)

Comedy
It all ends.

This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

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Vote count 2,425 Vote avg 59 Release date 2013-05-23

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Coming to America (1988)

Comedy Romance
The Four Funniest Men in America are Eddie Murphy.

Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ordinary American and begin his search.

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Vote count 747 Vote avg 65 Release date 1988-06-28

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Ted (2012)

Comedy Fantasy
Ted is coming.

John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

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Vote count 3,905 Vote avg 63 Release date 2012-06-29

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Ted 2 (2015)

Comedy
Ted is Coming, Again.

Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.

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Vote count 2,035 Vote avg 62 Release date 2015-06-25

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Horrible Bosses (2011)

Comedy Crime
Ever wish your boss was dead?

For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers... permanently.

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Vote count 1,896 Vote avg 64 Release date 2011-07-08

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

Comedy Drama
What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey.

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

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Vote count 477 Vote avg 70 Release date 1987-11-26

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Trading Places (1983)

Comedy Drama
Some very funny business.

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

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Vote count 577 Vote avg 71 Release date 1983-06-07

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The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)

Comedy Action Crime
A Mad Bomber is on the Loose, and If Anyone Can Stop Him....So Can Frank!

Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's problems. A host of celebrities at the Academy awards ceremony are humiliated by Frank as he blunders his way trying to foil Rocco.

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Vote count 409 Vote avg 63 Release date 1994-03-18

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