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1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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88 Metascore

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody

Votes: 641,439 | Gross: $59.10M

2. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.7
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78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 192,759 | Gross: $83.40M

3. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Philip J. Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 198,429

4. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 117,114 | Gross: $119.50M

5. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

8.0
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80 Metascore

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Votes: 134,299 | Gross: $86.30M

6. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy

6.9
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50 Metascore

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Votes: 41,443 | Gross: $126.74M

7. Casino Royale (1967)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

5.2
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48 Metascore

In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors: Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

Votes: 25,295

8. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)

TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on the Satellite of Love with the help of his robot friends: Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot.

Stars: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 22,008

9. The Big Bus (1976)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Action

5.6
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The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the ... See full summary »

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, John Beck, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 2,736 | Gross: $3.54M

10. Duck Soup (1933)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War

7.8
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93 Metascore

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 52,634

11. The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.8
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Sarah Silverman stars as Sarah Silverman, an unemployed single woman who still behaves like a child. Sarah depends in everything on her sister (played by her real sister Laura). Sarah is ... See full summary »

Stars: Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman, Brian Posehn, Steve Agee

Votes: 6,958

12. The Critic (1994–2001)

TV-14 | 522 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living.

Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nick Jameson, Maurice LaMarche, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 7,007

13. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 13,292 | Gross: $4.80M

14. The Ladies Man (1961)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

6.4
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A clueless, recently single graduate unwittingly takes a job as a servant in a mansion inhabited by dozens of young women.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Helen Traubel, Pat Stanley, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 3,223

15. Big Money Hustlas (2000 Video)

TV-14 | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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It's New York City, and the crime lord Big Baby Sweets has got NYC around his finger. The NYPD is helpless so the Chief sends out for Sugar Bear, a 70s, Dolemite worshiping, rhyming ... See full summary »

Director: John Cafiero | Stars: Violent J, Shaggy 2 Dope, Jamie Madrox, Monoxide

Votes: 1,434

16. The Bellboy (1960)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

6.5
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Mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Alex Gerry, Bob Clayton, Sonnie Sands

Votes: 3,511

17. March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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Opposing the evil Barnaby, Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try and fail to pay-off Mother Peep's mortgage and mislead his attempts to marry Little Bo. Enraged, Barnaby's Bogeymen are set on Toyland.

Directors: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Virginia Karns, Charlotte Henry

Votes: 5,564

18. The Flying Deuces (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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Ollie has fallen in love with the innkeeper's daughter in Paris. The only problem - she's very much in love with her husband. To forget her he joins the Foreign Legion with Stan. Bad idea.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 4,272

19. Cold Turkey (1971)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

6.7
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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: 1,762

20. Steam Room Stories: The Movie! (2019)

95 min | Comedy

6.7
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Failing cosmetics magnate Sally Fay will stop at nothing to possess the waters of the Steam Room to help lift her sagging empire. What she doesn't count on is the Steam Room Guys banding together to thwart her evil plans.

Director: J.C. Calciano | Stars: Toneey Acevedo, James Achille, Chris Boudreaux, Jacob Buckenmyer

Votes: 6

21. The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)

R | 80 min | Comedy

6.2
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While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters... See full summary »

Director: Sam Henry Kass | Stars: Holt McCallany, Michael Badalucco, Nicholas Turturro, Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini

Votes: 1,331

22. The Disorderly Orderly (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned. Dr. Jean Howard is the exasperated head ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Glenda Farrell, Susan Oliver, Karen Sharpe

Votes: 2,622

23. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.5
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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: 3,137

24. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

Votes: 4,746

25. Big Money Rustlas (2010)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Western

4.1
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In the Wild West town of Mudbug, Sheriff Sugar Wolf arrives to confront an over-the-top villain, Big Baby Chips.

Director: Paul Andresen | Stars: Violent J, Shaggy 2 Dope, Tony Borcherding, Blaze Ya Dead Homie

Votes: 850

26. The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 2,771

27. The Patsy (1964)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy

6.3
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When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Ina Balin, Everett Sloane, Phil Harris

Votes: 1,776

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

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Film-Noir, Horror

6.9
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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: 3,361

29. The Big Store (1941)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A detective is hired to protect the life of a singer, who has recently inherited a department store, from the store's crooked manager.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Tony Martin

Votes: 4,419

30. Oddballs (1984)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

4.4
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A Canadian sex comedy about saving a summer camp from becoming a shopping mall.

Director: Miklós Lente | Stars: Foster Brooks, Mike MacDonald, Konnie Krome, Milan Cheylov

Votes: 255

31. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz

Votes: 4,375

32. Who Done It? (1942)

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

7.5
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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: 2,032

33. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,779

34. The Wildcat (1921)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A charismatic lieutenant newly assigned to a remote fort is captured by a group of mountain bandits, thus setting in motion a madcap farce that is Lubitsch at his most unrestrained.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Victor Janson, Paul Heidemann, Wilhelm Diegelmann

Votes: 961

35. You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)

97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Olga Schoberová, Eduard Cupák, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 618

36. The Live Ghost (1934)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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A gruff sea captain, who absolutely detests the word "ghost," is having trouble manning his ship because of the rumor it's...well...haunted. He inveigles Stanley and Oliver into helping him... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Walter Long

Votes: 1,125

37. Fake (2015)

Comedy

8.7
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Set amongst a tapestry of fairy tale excess, Michael is reared and mentored by an African American maid, Annie Mae. Michael is caught in a triangle of lies and deception by dysfunctional, quirky, upscale family and friends.

Director: Jacopo Manfren | Stars: Johanna Rae, Karen Kruper, Sabrina Culver, Hunter Fischer

Votes: 7

38. The Comics 2 (1991)

91 min | Comedy

5.4
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A poster worker must remove the poster of the original movie, when the figures of Renato and Paolo suddenly moves and leaves the poster driving an ambulance dressed as nurses.

Director: Neri Parenti | Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Renato Pozzetto, Roberto Della Casa, Paul Muller

Votes: 863

39. Good Times, Bed Times (2003)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Directors: Hing-Ka Chan, Patrick Leung | Stars: Sammi Cheng, Louis Koo, Ching Wan Lau, Charlene Choi

Votes: 261

40. Interventsiya (1968)

127 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The movie is set during the last days of foreign intervention agains Soviet Russia. Police are searching everywhere for a bolshevik named Brodsky but cannot find him. Meanwhile, a man named... See full summary »

Director: Gennadi Poloka | Stars: Vladimir Vysotskiy, Yuliya Burygina, Yuriy Tolubeev, Yefim Kopelyan

Votes: 228

41. Mafiettes (2009)

9 min | Short, Comedy

8.6
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Mob boss Jimmy Whispers encounters a new breed of wanna-be gangsters - women.

Director: Clem Caserta | Stars: Frank Buscarello, Mary Cammarano, Clem Caserta, New York Joe Catalfumo

Votes: 5

42. Upgrade (2012 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The aftermath of two quick-witted losers who won an Extreme Home Makeover in Small Town USA.

Director: Daniella Alonso | Stars: Daniella Alonso, Jay Burke, Thomas Dagnino, Jesse Garcia

Votes: 19

43. This Movie Sucks! (2010– )

120 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

8.6
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Ed The Sock invites friends over to view really bad movies, and then make fun of them.

Stars: Steven Joel Kerzner, Liana Kerzner, Ron Sparks, Andrew Young

Votes: 227

44. Gallagher: Overboard (1987 TV Special)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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A live performance by "Sledge-O-Matic" stand-up comedian Gallagher.

Director: Wayne Orr | Stars: Gallagher, Jensen Daggett, Constance Gallagher

Votes: 65

45. Southern dysComfort (2012)

37 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A white male from the South, reared and mentored by a black nanny, navigates his way through upscale excess while surrounded by dysfunctional family and friends.

Director: Patrick McEveety | Stars: Michael Alton Lowder, Lynne Newton, Kathy Bell Denton, Robin Alden Douglass

Votes: 30

46. Marriage American Style (1970)

X | 37 min | Short, Comedy

3.3
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Stars: Ron Darby, Uschi Digard, Norman Fields, Chesley Noone

Votes: 10

47. Vaudeville (II) (1934)

Passed | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.3
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Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Carl Emmy, The Three Queens, Jack Pepper, Buster Shaver

Votes: 32

48. Terry & Sherry Are Married (2016– )

Comedy

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Southern and naive to a fault, Terry and Sherry hilariously blunder their way through life with one misconception after another. From sex to Bible study, there's nothing this couple can't mess up.

Stars: Mike Banegas, Josh Braaten, Erin Coker, Elizabeth Godley

49. Sharps and Flats (1928)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.3
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Stars: Jimmy Conlin, Myrtle Glass

Votes: 48

50. Shorty & Morty (2011)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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An extraordinary homeless couple wander into a bizarre, yet humorous 12-step meeting in Hollywood.

Director: Dave Edison | Stars: Eva-Marie Fredric, Dana Michael Woods, Ralph Guzzo, Catherine Carlen



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