15 Best Comedy Movies

The Best Comedy Movies according to GreatestMovies.org.

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15 Nurse Betty
The unlike Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock characters match each other well and Renée Zellweger could be seen in her most charming role.
Year: 2000 | Director: Neil LaBute

14 Unfaithfully Yours
Some of the slapstick jokes are outdated and the sound effects being used are silly, but Unfaithfully Yours is nevertheless a movie that must be mention among the best comedies ever because of its high points.
Year: 1948 | Director: Preston Sturges

13 Man on the Moon
Jim Carrey does an excellent portrait of the eccentric comedian Andy Kaufman. The unknown stand-up comedian makes a breakthrough that gets a part in a TV-show. But his jokes are becoming more exceptional and are touching the limits of that can be called a joke.
Year: 1999 | Director: Milos Forman

12 Office Space
Peter hates his job and his boss. He has, however, no choice but to return every day to the office. But one day after a meeting with a hypnotherapist he is starting to do exactly what he feels like and the formula actually seem to work.
Year: 1999 | Director: Mike Judge

11 The Seven Year Itch
Billy Wilder is always telling the story in an elegant manner and The Seven Year Itch is no exception. Marilyn Monroe’s performance generates a lot of charm to this comedy that also succeeds in depicting the American middle class life in the 1950s.
Year: 1955 | Director: Billy Wilder

10 Election
Reese Witherspoon plays the over ambitious student Tracy Flick and Matthew Broderick are the teacher that pending between love and hate against her. Election is a lovely dark comedy with a sting of satire.
Year: 1999 | Director: Alexander Payne

9 The Mask
Jim Carrey’s character Stanley Ipkiss deviates from his role in life as a browbeaten to a crazy green super hero.
Year: 1994 | Director: Spike Jonze

8 Rushmore
The first co-operation between the director Wes Anderson and the actor Bill Murray was a strike. Jason Schwartzman is perfect in his role as an odd student and Murray’s laconic humor is just brilliant.
Year: 1998 | Director: Wes Anderson

7 Being John Malkovich
Highly original and intelligent plot. A portal to the head and the thoughts of the actor John Malkovich is found and is soon used frequently.
Year: 1999 | Director: Spike Jonze

6 Trouble in Paradise
Ernst Lubitsch was a master of the sophisticated comedy. In Trouble in Paradise the swindlers time schedule is delayed when he falls in love with his victim.
Year: 1932 | Director: Ernst Lubitsch

5 The Gold Rush
One of the biggest classics of Charlie Chaplin. This time his tramp character is searching for gold in Klondike and the movie contains famous scenes with Chaplin eating his shoes and lets his cutlery dance on the table.
Year: 1925 | Director: Charlie Chaplin

4 Duck Soup
Duck Soup may well be the best The Marx Brothers movie. The famous hat scene is included and also the mirror scene with Groucho challenging Harpo in a duel about his reflected image.
Year: 1933 | Director: Leo McCarey

3 Annie Hall
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are the two neurotics that meet in this tragic-comic story that holds tons of one-liners. The love problems are mixed with intellectual reflections in this celebrated comedy.
Year: 1977 | Director: Woody Allen

2 Some Like It Hot
One of the biggest comedy classics with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon dressed as women in an attempt to hide out from the mob. 
Year: 1959 | Director: Billy Wilder

1 The Apartment
A brilliant comedy to the last detail. C.C. Baxter lets his apartment be at disposal for his bosses and therefore being promoted. But under such circumstances the possibilities of romance with the secretary of his chief are diminished.
Year: 1960 | Director: Billy Wilder

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