There’s nothing like a good comedy to lift your spirits. Whether a movie puts a non-stop smile on your face or you fall off the couch laughing, a good comedy is incredibly appreciated.
A Redditor recently asked what the best comedy people have ever seen is. Here are the top answers.
The 1980 classic spoof film is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.
It features non-stop memorable quotes and is better with repeated viewings.
The 2007 coming-of-age teen comedy features a star-studded cast.
The movie has only improved over time and is still a fantastic watch.
This Is Spinal Tap
The mockumentary from Christopher Guest helped introduce “Turning It Up to 11” into popular culture.
One impressive bit of trivia is that the film tricked moviegoers into thinking Spinal Tap is a real band.
Best in Show
Another Christopher Guest mockumentary, this time about Dog Shows, features an ensemble cast.
As you’d expect, not everything goes to plan for every hopeful contestant. Many Redditors agree that this is an under-the-radar comedy you need to check out.
Shaun of the Dead
The Edgar Wright film brilliantly spoofs the zombie horror film genre.
Fantastic performances carry clever and witty dialogue from the cast, led by Shaun Pegg and Nick Frost.
The trio of Edgar Wright, Shaun Pegg, and Nick Frost return.
This time, they’re spoofing the world of action movies. Some argue that this is even better than Shaun of the Dead.
The Emperor’s New Groove
This animated Disney comedy stars David Spade and John Goodman.
While it doesn’t have the pedigree of other Disney classics, much of the humor has a Looney Tunes feel.
The comedy, starring Dan Akroyd, Eddie Murphy, and Jamie Lee Curtis, is a hallmark of 80s comedy.
Steve Martin‘s breakout theatrical performance is the 1979 comedy The Jerk.
Martin, also a co-writer for the film, delivers a performance for the ages.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
From one Steve Martin comedy to another. This time he co-stars with John Candy in this Thanksgiving-themed John Hughes film.
For many, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles has become a yearly viewing tradition with family.
While it’s arguable that the 2008 Ben Stiller comedy would never be made today, you still need to watch it.
The film spoofs various Hollywood tropes between various action films and method acting. Stiller stars alongside Jack Back and Robert Downey Jr.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The first original film from the Monty Python comedy group spoofs the medieval legends of King Arthur and his Knights.
Many of the movie’s lines have become a part of popular culture.
A Fish Called Wanda
Python members John Cleese and Michael Palin star with Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis in one of the best comedic films ever.
Kline won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1988 as Otto West.
What About Bob?
Bill Murray stars as what may be the most annoying person in the world.
To our chagrin, he drives his co-star, Richard Dreyfuss, absolutely bananas.
This workplace comedy from Mike Judd highlights the mundane office lifestyle.
Thanks to Office Space, office workers around the country continuously ask, “PC Load Letter? What does that mean?!”
The first movie with Saturday Night Live stars Chris Farley and David Spade is a classic 1990s movie.
Rob Lowe and Bo Derek co-star, complete with a cameo appearance by Dan Aykroyd.
Mel Brooks takes his satirical talents to the old West.
Starring Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little, Blazing Saddles brilliantly spoofs life in the late 1800s
Comedy group Broken Lizard bursts onto the scene with the 2001 film Super Troopers.
Spoofing a group of highway police offers, many of the film’s lines of dialogue are used in conversation by fans still today.
The ensemble cast of the 1985 film based on the Clue board game is a cult classic.
Originally, the theatrical release had several endings that varied between viewing locations.
Dumb and Dumber
The 1994 comedy from Peter and Bobby Farrelly stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
After release, the film solidified Carrey’s stock as a top-tier comedic actor in the 90s.
National Lampoon’s Animal House
The 1978 film by John Landis is, in the eyes of many, the greatest comedy ever made.
An ensemble cast highlights the extreme nature possible in Greek college life. Obviously, things are exaggerated, but who hasn’t enjoyed a Toga Party now and then?
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