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1. International House (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention, television.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: W.C. Fields, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Rudy Vallee, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 1,130

Talkin bout that funny reefer man

2. Vivacious Lady (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

A professor marries a nightclub singer, much to the consternation of his family and friends back home.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,943

3. Delightfully Dangerous (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Musical, Romance

Young Sherry Williams dreams of having a singing career, and she idolizes her older sister Josephine, who has gone to New York to perform on the stage. When Sherry is distraught just before... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Constance Moore, Jane Powell, Louise Beavers

Votes: 203

4. It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy

The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Don Ameche, William Bendix

Votes: 419

Jack Benny

5. The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

Ex-WAVE encounters four fun-loving, work-hating men, all of whom want to marry her.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Wanda Hendrix, Rudy Vallee, Johnny Sands

Votes: 273

6. The Pink Panther (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

55 Metascore

The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine

Votes: 45,836 | Gross: $10.88M

Not as good as I remembered it.

7. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)

G | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

The humorous adventures of a group of American tourists taking an eighteen-day guided bus tour of nine European countries.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Vittorio De Sica, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 1,679

8. Guest Wife (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

A newspaper correspondent who has convinced his publisher he is married implores his friend's wife to pose as his bride.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran, Charles Dingle

Votes: 328

9. Pillow to Post (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy

With a war on and most men being drafted, Howard Oil Supply Company has no salesmen left. So daughter Jean hits the road and does not make one sale. She finally gets one tentative sale with... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ida Lupino, Sydney Greenstreet, William Prince, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 382

10. You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

A spoiled heiress who has jilted multiple fiancés embroils a commercial pilot in a series of wacky misadventures.

Directors: H.C. Potter, Walter Lantz | Stars: Joan Fontaine, James Stewart, Eddie Albert, Roland Young

Votes: 648

11. A Woman of Distinction (1950)

85 min | Comedy

Ice-cold college dean Susan Middlecott feels there's no room in her life for romance. Enter Prof. Alec Stevenson, British lecturer on astronomy, touring North America and in possession of a... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Ray Milland, Edmund Gwenn, Janis Carter

Votes: 308

12. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

The author of a controversially racy best-selling book tries to hide her celebrity status from her provincial small-town neighbors, who'd be scandalized if they knew.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall

Votes: 2,008

13. Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy

A single magazine editor pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues, but complications ensue when she meets a potential suitor.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman

Votes: 778

14. Margin for Error (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, War

It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein is given the duty of guarding the German consulate run by Karl Baumer; neither Moe nor Baumer is too happy with ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Joan Bennett, Milton Berle, Otto Preminger, Carl Esmond

Votes: 197

Preminger surreal whipped cream

15. The Crystal Ball (1943)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

Girl loses beauty contest, becomes a fortune teller.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Gladys George, Virginia Field

Votes: 456

16. The Pleasure Seekers (1964)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Three American lovelies room together in Madrid and all manage to get themselves into seemingly unhappy relationships with fellows.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa, Carol Lynley, Gardner McKay

Votes: 585

17. The Swinger (1966)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

An authoress writes a steaming sex-novel and proceeds to live out her heroine's adventures.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa, Robert Coote, Yvonne Romain

Votes: 372

18. Sam Whiskey (1969)

M | 96 min | Comedy, Western

A widow hires an ex-gambler to retrieve gold bars from a sunken river boat in Colorado and discreetly return them to the Federal Mint, from where they had been stolen by her dead husband.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Clint Walker, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,104

19. Cold Turkey (1971)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

Hoping for positive publicity, a tobacco company offers $25 million to any American town that quits smoking for 30 days. Amidst a media frenzy, Eagle Rock, Iowa accepts the challenge while the company's PR man tries to sabotage the effort.

Director: Norman Lear | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Pippa Scott, Tom Poston, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 1,788 | Gross: $11.99M

Dick Van Dyke!

20. Sail a Crooked Ship (1961)

88 min | Comedy

A bungling burglar, determined to go down in the annals of crime as a genius, steals a ship in New York in order to rob a bank in Boston. He steals a mothballed Liberty ship, assembles a ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: Robert Wagner, Dolores Hart, Carolyn Jones, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 156

Ernie Kovacs!

21. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, War

In World War II, a strategic Italian village agrees to surrender to the Allies only if it's allowed to organize a celebratory festival while giving aerial reconnaissance the false impression of fierce ground fighting.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: James Coburn, Dick Shawn, Sergio Fantoni, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 1,591

Dick Shawn, James Coburn

22. Don't Make Waves (1967)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Webber, Joanna Barnes

Votes: 1,237

23. Never a Dull Moment (1968)

G | 99 min | Family, Comedy, Crime

Actor Jack Albany, who plays gangsters on TV, is mistaken for notorious hit-man Ace, and is hired by mob boss Leo Smooth to pull a heist, but Jack must find a way out of it.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Edward G. Robinson, Dorothy Provine, Henry Silva

Votes: 562

Dick Van Dyke

24. Sophie's Place (1969)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

Two crooks are hired to rob an eccentric old lady's estate, but once they get to know her, they can't bring themselves to do it.

Director: Jim O'Connolly | Stars: Telly Savalas, Edith Evans, Warren Oates, Cesar Romero

Votes: 183

Telly, baby!

25. Whistling in the Dark (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery

Radio crime show host 'The Fox' along with his fiancée and ex-girlfriend are kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, Virginia Grey

Votes: 815

Red as the Fox Whoooooooo

26. Whispering Ghosts (1942)

75 min | Comedy, Mystery

An actor who plays a detective on a radio show and his sidekick get it into their heads to try to solve a murder that had been committed several years previously.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Milton Berle, Brenda Joyce, John Shelton, John Carradine

Votes: 95

27. Whistling in Dixie (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

Radio sleuth Wally "The Fox" Benton forgoes his honeymoon to help his wife's old friend solve a murder and hunt for Civil War gold inside a spooky mansion and fort.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, George Bancroft, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 512 | Gross: $0.22M

The Fox goes south

28. His Butler's Sister (1943)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat O'Brien, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 393

29. The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

A cream-of-the-crop gathering of 1930's radio stars, who lend themselves to a storyline about a failing radio station which needs to put on a huge ratings winner to have any chance of ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bob Burns

Votes: 253

Jack Benny

30. Artists and Models Abroad (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Buck Boswell and his all-girl troupe are stranded in Paris, but Buck manages to con the manager of the 'Hotel de Navarre' in furnishing accommodations for his group, but the proprietor's ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jack Benny, Joan Bennett, Mary Boland, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 74

Jack Benny

31. Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Ellen Drew, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Andy Devine

Votes: 262

The best Jack Benny movie ever

32. George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride

Votes: 1,332 | Gross: $0.66M

Jack Benny

33. The Meanest Man in the World (1943)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy

Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Jack Benny, Priscilla Lane, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 202

Jack Benny and Rochester

34. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

Votes: 3,235

35. Pardon My Sarong (1942)

Passed | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige

Votes: 2,053

36. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 1,340

37. Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Film-Noir, Mystery

Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patric Knowles, William Gargan

Votes: 2,101

Watts Volts

38. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Film-Noir

Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert

Votes: 3,431

Film noir



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