Nothing feels better than a good comedy that will have you rolling over the floor. To quench your funny movie thirst, whether satire or comical, there is everything for everyone. So set the mood accordingly and get ready to laugh your head off because these twenty comedy films are calling your name. Starting with:
1. Modern Times (1936)
Who can make people laugh better than Charlie Chaplin? Tune in for a fun movie night with Chaplin as a silly factory worker in Modern Times. Poor Chaplin is puzzled by the high-tech machinery that always gets him into trouble. After multiple hilarious attempts at breaking prisons, he befriends an orphan in the journey contending life’s amusing challenges.
2. Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Featuring a hysterical U.S. general played by Stanley Kubrick, Dr. Stranglove has announced the nuclear war on the Soviets. There is only one thing wrong: he’s entirely insane. Now, the military must disarm the doctor’s ludicrous plans one by one to stop a massive war.
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
A comedic take on King Arthur’s myth, this film showcases a band of clumsy knights led by their king, marching to solve the murder of a dear brother. In search of the holy grail, they witness some incredibly entertaining obstacles that will leave you in laughing fits.
4. Some Like It Hot (1959)
If you’re looking for an adult comedy, try watching Some Like It Hot, featuring two singing buddies, Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon), who mobsters on the street pursue. Foolishly, they join a female jazz band going undercover. Their laugh-worthy attempt to look like women and constant flirting with band member Sugar (Marlyn Monroe) is the cherry on top of this comedy.
5. The Big Lebowski (1998)
Nothing is funnier than the unintentional mistakes made by random goons when they urinate on some dude, a.k.a. Jeff Lebowski’s rug. Angered, the man turns up at the real millionaire’s home and finds himself a job to find a missing person. Trust us; it only gets laughable with each scene.
6. The General (1926)
The best forms of laughter are those in a slapstick comedy film. Comical characters with no sense of direction are what make the movie loveable. Starting with a cowardly engineer who gets rejected from joining the army, his love interest is kidnapped in the Civil War. No order on Earth can stop this man.’s sheer enthusiasm to save her. Watch as he falls and fails to complete his basic tasks in The General.
7. Young Frankenstein (1974)
What happens when the horror genre combines with an ultimate buffoonery? It’s a comedy masterpiece! The beloved character, Frankenstein, has just inherited his grandfather’s castle. His innocent curiosity leads him to a treasure of old experiments of the deceased relative. Nothing can prepare you for the tomfoolery he will commit next in Young Frankenstein.
8. Groundhog Day (1993)
Watching a narcissistic character feel miserable in a chain of absurd happenings is undoubtedly entertaining. Bill Murray plays a meteorologist with little patience, covering the weather on Groundhog Day. Poor luck and a time loop make this man’s life a joke. Plus, the horrible weather makes everything worse and chucklesome.
9. Life of Brian (1979)
Miscommunications make the best prank on a seemingly average person. Brian, a guy born on the same day as the Messiah, is believed to be the one. His comical fate in the face of adversity makes him lead a revolutionary group in the olden times. The best part? He has yet to learn what the status quo is!
10. Annie Hall (1977)
A deranged Jewish stand-up comedian (Woody Allen) has been divorced by wife, Annie, played by the beautiful Diane Katon. The satirical comedy shows the jolly man winning back his only love in multiple comical attempts. Each encounter is wittier than the previous one in this insightful film. Let’s hope you can hold in your laughter till the end.
11. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
This film is one of the best British comedies ever made. Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a laidback salesman in London with no aim in life. Surprisingly, his life turned upside down in a humorous event. A community of zombie folk with a weird sense of communication has arrived. Can their riotous demands be fulfilled? Discover further in the absurd circumstances of a zombie invasion.
12. The Blues Brothers (1980)
The Blue Brothers movie is perfect if you’re looking for a wholesome comedy with a nice ending. Featuring two goofy brothers, Jake and Elwood are on a mission that is far from simple. Their beloved orphanage is being demolished, but the brothers are not discouraged. Laugh as they form a band and raise funds for their childhood home.
13. A Christmas Story (1983)
In true American fashion, a young boy has dreams of getting a Red Ryder Range gun for Christmas. Giggles and squeals are promised as the audience is introduced to the kid’s ridiculous plans to win over the parents, teacher, and Santa Claus in this epic holiday movie.
14. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Some characters are downright hilarious when you least expect it from their roles. Similarly, two quirky but charming old ladies have brewed a deadly concoction in this story. The rude yet comical plan to take the lives of young men after befriending them is one of a kind. Can one of their nephews stop their stupid killing spree? Watch to find out the end.
15. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Marty, a devoted film director, wants to make a documentary on his favorite metal band for their American music tour. The funny thing is, the bandmates, including actor Rob Reiner, are interested in all sorts of cheeky activities except music. Endure the silly direction that mocks the entire band with their unserious activities.
16. The Music Box (1932)
The Music Box is a classic comedy short film suitable for all ages. The characters are colorful enough to lighten your mood, set in a black-and-white picture theme. Olive and Stan are deliverymen entrusted with a simple task. Deliver a heavy piano uphill to a house accessible only by stairs. In this timeless film, you will cackle as the two men sweat it over and misplace the parcel several times.
17. Disorder in the Court (1936)
Witness the three stooges act like complete clowns in Disorder In The Court. Slow-witted but determined, the three of them stand trial for their dancing friend accused of murder at a nightclub. Moronic testimonies and dumb reasoning, this hilarious movie is full of ill-advised bickering.
18. Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters is an action comedy that you must watch with your family. Promising reactions that will have you shrieking with laughter. Three unemployed scientists decide to run their ghost-hunting service with a newfound invention. The shenanigans are wild and unassuming as they venture off to fight monsters in the city.
19. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Another feel-good movie is Little Miss Sunshine. It is sure to bring a chortle of laughter, tears, and even some life advice. Olive, a chubby young girl, dreams of being pretty and winning a pageant contest. Her dysfunctional family pulls themselves together and embarks on a road trip to win the tournament. Next comes a bundle of problems and tribulations that test the sanity of the Hoover family.
20. Duck Soup (1933)
This last film will have you howling over the idiotic behavior of two Sylvanian spies sent to Freedonia to start a revolution. Firefly, the dictator of Freedonia, is going bankrupt. Still, instead of saving the country, he is reminiscing about his past lover. Now, the fate of the two countries lies in the hands of these spies, too illiterate to choose a side.
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