Tuesday, December 6, 2022

10 Best Comedy Movies of All Time

Comedy movies are always a treat to watch because they offer amazing experiences and happiness with their comic details and storylines. Some of the comedy movies are family-friendly, and some are not recommended for kids due to their adult humor. However, movies are movies, so on this list, we will consider the best comedy movies of all time, and we will include both family-friendly and adult comedy movies. Hence, make sure that you choose the right one for your weekends. 

10 Best Comedy Movies of All Time

1. Zoolander

It is one the best comedy movies of all time, and the premise for Zoolander may be absurd, but that doesn’t make us love it any else. Someone is trying to brainwash a model to assassinate the prime minister of Malaysia, but the plot doesn’t matter because this movie is all about Ben stiller killing it, playing a vain and vapid male model. He has to go up against Owen Wilson’s hansel so hard right now. Who is his foe before becoming his friend so Will Ferrell is perfect as a fashion mogul mugatu who plays a ridiculous stereotype of people who work in the industry Parts of this flick may make us feel guilty for laughing because they are so dumb, but we can’t help ourselves. 


2. The Grand Budapest Hotel 

While most of the comedies on this list are of the big blockbuster laugh-out-loud variety, we will take a detour for this movie.  Wes Anderson has become known for his distinctive filmmaking style is pastel color palette and his ever so symmetrical framing. All of his movies have an element of humor to them, and we were tempted to include the Royal Tenenbaums, but our favorite has to be 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. It has a simmering undercurrent of comedy running throughout the tale that’s both subtle and incredibly clever. 

The Grand Budapest Hotel 

3. Shaun of the Dead 

We would have loved to put every film in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s cornetto trilogy on our list, but while we love Hot Fuzz and world’s end, we had to go earliest of the three Shaun of the Dead. Peg managed to take the zombie horror genre and make it into comedy to usher in many attempts to replicate the formula he perfected. The movie is funny but kind of touching in a way we wouldn’t expect from films in the genre. Shaun of the dead was put together by comedy auteur Edgar Wright who also penned and directed Stellar Scott Pilgrim vs. the world. 

Shaun of the Dead 

4. Napoleon Dynamite

We pity anyone too young to remember what a big deal Napoleon Dynamite was back in 2004. It is the sort of movie that suffers retroactively because so many tried to imitate the awkward and dorky style created, almost making us forget about the original one’s greatness. The movie was produced on a shoestring budget of less than half a million, but the film star was only making $1000 for his work until he negotiated for a share of profits following its massive success. We saw so many votes for Pedro shirts out in the world for years following its release is an indicator of its cultural success. 

Napoleon Dynamite

5. School of Rock 

Not everyone loves Jack back, but we’re pretty sure we can all agree that this movie is a masterpiece. A comedy that makes us laugh this much but that also manages to be incredibly heartwarming, and it’s truly something special. When Dewey Finn starts impersonating a substitute teacher at a fancy prep school, he uses the only skills to teach the kids about rock and roll. It’s easy to forget that this film is directed by Richard Linklater, who’s better known for his more serious and artsy endeavors. The songs in the movie are catchy, and the child actors did a much better job. 

School of Rock 

6. The Hangover 

The premise of the hangover is such a simple one, but the execution made this movie one of the biggest comedies of the 2000s. A group of guys goes to Vegas for a bachelor party, and things escalate into chaos, but this flick is full of unexpected twists and turns and keeps you guessing, and that never gets you where you think you’re going. The cast is of great comic actors like Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, and Bradley Cooper as his career skyrocketed after the film was released. In case you don’t already know this feel free to skip the two sequels because they do not hold up to the original. 

The Hangover 

7. The superbad 

Superbad wasn’t exactly going into uncharted territory, and on paper, it seems like a run-of-the-mill high school comedy about two dorky teens who want to lose their virginity before graduation and end up having a big night out but the comedic duo that is Jonah Hill and Michael Cera elevated this movie into something iconic that was not only a huge financial and critical success but also has helped it to become seen as one of the best teen movies of all time. The chemistry between the two leads gives the story a much sweeter undercurrent than other more cynical movies, and we could watch it again and again. 

The superbad 

8. Borat

Borat Sacha Baron Cohen’s idea behind this movie was nothing short of genius to impersonate a journalist from Kazakhstan and go around the U. S. interviewing unsuspecting citizens showing just how backward things are in our backyards. Sure there are aspects of this approach that haven’t aged all that well but keeping in mind what Cohen’s intention was, you know his views aren’t the ones to be concerned.


9. The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Though the office began airing a few months before this movie was released, it was the 40-year-old virgin that made Steve Carell a star. He penned the screenplay for the movie alongside Judd Apatow, and it seems like it was flawlessly written for his brand of adorable awkwardness. Though it’s a story filled with silliness and something going on below the surface, which has come to characterize Apatow movies whether he directed, wrote, or produced. It was Apatow’s directorial debut and remained one of his best comedies. Though more modern picks like trainwreck also give it a run for his money.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

10. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 

We’ve already seen a handful of strong will Ferrell comedies on this list but none top anchorman. A piece about a group of misogynistic TV newscasters in the 1970s may not have seemed like fodder for comedy gold, but we can’t possibly explain the appeal of this movie on paper, and it’s full of quotable lines that have become part of everyday speech patterns whether we realize it or not. It’s one of those movies that somehow never gets old, even though the jokes aren’t exactly smart. 

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 


So here is the list of best comedy movies of all time and we hope you will watch these movies to enjoy your weekends. We have included these movies according to the ratings and reviews, but if you want any changes, please let us know in the comment section.

Lokesh Joshi
Lokesh Joshi
My Name is Lokesh Joshi and I am Computer Science Engineer by the profession and I am passionate about technology and integrating it with innovative ideas to give startups the initial boost that they require.

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