‘Laughter is the best medicine’ – a statement that is true in every aspect. It helps to soothe a broken heart, replace sadness with joy and most importantly keep negativity out of your life. We could all use a laugh or two in busy lives today and below is a list of the top 10 Comedy Movies compiled just for the readers. Let’s only stick to the funny movies that will straight up make you laugh till your eyes tear up and stomach hurt.
Note: Viewer Discretion is advised
1. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
- IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
- Movie Length: 113 minutes
- Director: Peter Farrelly
- Actors: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly
- Gross revenue: $247.3 million
The Story revolves around two friends named Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) who are best friends and roommates. The two are pretty dumb witted but good-hearted people. Lloyd is a taxi driver and one morning falls in love with Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), a woman he drives to the airport. Mary Swanson leaves a briefcase at the airport and Lloyd along with his friend Harry travel all the way to return the bag not knowing it was the ransom money for the kidnappers.
Join the rollercoaster journey of Lloyd and Harry filled with laughter as the two are clueless about being followed by the abductors throughout the movie. Undoubtedly, this has to be the first in the list of best comedy movies. In fact, you will be able to find it on one of the sites to watch free movies online.
2. Office space (1999)
- IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
- Movie Length: 89 minutes
- Director: Mike Judge
- Actors: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman
- Gross revenue: $12.8 million
Based on his cartoon series ‘Milton’, Mike Judge brings to the audience the movie version depicting the boring and tiresome job of IT people, tweaking to make it one of the funniest comedy movies of the 90s. Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) hates his job and the fact that people have been employed to start downsizing the company. Peter goes to a hypnotherapist and his attitude changes, in turn, seeing a promotion handed to him while his two friends Michael and Samir are to be fired.
The three come up with a plan to steal money from the company to Peter’s account, but Michael ends up transferring a huge amount by mistake, and everything goes haywire.
3. Snatch (2000)
- IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
- Movie Length: 104 minutes
- Director: Guy Ritchie
- Actors: Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Benicio Del Toro
- Gross revenue: $83.6 million
This movie has an ensemble cast which means that the main characters and the performers have the same screen time and given equal importance. Snatch is a British movie that has two different stories being plotted at the same time. In one side Turkish (Jason Statham) and his friend Tommy find themselves dragged into the boxing world fighting alongside an Irish Gypsy named Mickey (Brad Pitt) while in the other side of the story a big diamond has been stolen.
As the plot develops, the story gets intense, and the dialogues get humorous, you just can’t seem to miss this movie. In fact, it is one of my favourite in this list of funny movies. You could try and find the film on one of these free movie apps.
4. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
- IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
- Movie Length: 88 minutes
- Director: Danny Leiner
- Actors: John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry
- Gross revenue: $23.9 million
The story of this comedy flick revolves around Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) who are roommates. Harold is pushed around at work by his colleagues while Kal doesn’t want to get into medical school so performs poorly in his interview on purpose. They sit together and decide to smoke marijuana. Just as the two of them get high, an advertisement breaks on the television about the burgers of White Castle and gets them craving for some, but the nearest joint is located in Cherry Hill.
The two are faced with a lot of hilarious challenges along the way one of them is riding a cheetah high on Marijuana. Will the two make it to the White Castle and quench their craving?
5. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
- IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
- Movie Length: 104 minutes
- Director: Adam McKay
- Actors: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell
- Gross revenue: $90.6 million
Adam McKay has very cleverly depicted the importance of news channels in the 1970s when people genuinely cared about what they saw on television. The plot revolves around Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) who has been the top anchor for news in San Diego for five years. Everything is going perfectly for him when one day the company hires a female anchor and the two starts fighting to make their way to top.
Both of them try equally to drown the other in the funniest ways possible, that makes it one of the best funny movies of all time. Who will win?
6. Borat (2006)
- IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
- Movie Length: 86 minutes
- Director: Larry Charles
- Actors: Sasha Baron Cohen, Ken Devitian, Luenell
- Gross revenue: $261.6 million
In the list of comedy movies, this is one of the most excellent works, thanks to Sasha Baron Cohen and also Larry Charles for a creative storyline. Borat (Sasha Baron Cohen) is a native of Kazakhstan and travels to the United States of America to learn about it and bring back knowledge to help improve situations in his country. The movie is a documentary of Borat and his encounters in the USA. Every scene will have you laughing hard as you see Borat trying to make sense of what is happening around him. He embarrasses everyone and is left stranded by his friend who even takes his passport away.
Will he survive in the USA for the rest of his trip? How will he return to his homeland?
7. Pineapple Express (2008)
- IMDB Rating: 7/10
- Movie Length: 117 minutes
- Director: Davis Gordon Green
- Actors: Seth Rogan, James Franco, Gary Cole
- Gross revenue: $27 million
This movie is a comedy that revolves around marijuana. Dale Denton (Seth Rogan) visits his marijuana dealer and friend Saul Silver (James Franco) to buy rare marijuana called ‘Pineapple Express’. Dale visits Ted’s (Gary Cole) house only to witness him murder a person and flees accidentally leaving some marijuana behind. Ted identifies the hash and sends his men to Red who is also a drug dealer only to find out that the Pineapple Express was just sold to Saul.
Dale and Saul flee for their lives selling the marijuana to earn money. Will they survive the drug lord or be caught?
8. Hangover (2009)
- IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
- Movie Length: 108 minutes
- Director: Todd Phillips
- Actors: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms
- Gross revenue: $467.5 million
Talk of funny movies, Hangover has to be a part of it. Todd Philips has put together a perfect nightmare of a bachelor party gone wrong. Doug Billings (Justin Bartha), his two friends Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and his fiancé’s brother Alan (Zach Galifianakis) travel to Las Vegas for a Bachelor party only to wake up the next day to no recollection of the previous night and a missing groom.
The hilarious events of the past night unveil one by one as the trio goes in search of their friend who is to be married the next day.
9. Bridesmaids (2011)
- IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
- Movie Length: 132 minutes
- Director: Paul Feig
- Actors: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Wendi McLendon- Covey
- Gross revenue: $288.4 million
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a failed pastry chef who is not doing too well in her life. She is to be the maid of honour for her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding. Lillian bridesmaids are Rita (Wendi) her cousin, her fiancé’s sister Megan (Melissa) and her new wealthy friend Helen (Rose Byrne). Helen jeopardises all of Annie’s plans for Lillian’s wedding. Feeling threatened, Annie fights her way to do things her way and show Lillian who her real friend is.
Will Annie put together a perfect dream wedding or will her competitive attitude to prove herself ruin her best friend’s wedding?
10. Spy (2015)
- IMDB Rating: 7/10
- Movie Length: 130 minutes
- Director: Paul Feig
- Actors: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham
- Gross revenue: $235.7 million
Spy is probably one of the best recent comedy movies. Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a part of the CIA in charge of leading the ones in action from her desk. She is in love with agent Bradley (Jude Law) who is abducted by the villain Rayna (Rose Byrne) on his mission to stop the selling of nukes. The CIA needs an unfamiliar face to step in and prevent the sale and save Bradley. That is when Susan takes her chance and volunteers. She is accompanied by Rick Ford (Jason Statham) who is a narcissistic agent with his hard to believe stories.
Will Susan be able to stop the trade and save the love of her life? Watch Jason Statham in a comic character like never before.
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