When it comes to top movies, comedies can be one of the hardest to choose. After all, what really is funny? How can you define funny? Well, if you look at the top 10 funniest movies list we’ve listed here, you’ll probably agree with me (based on the amount of money they’ve spent on the films) that these are some of the best choices for getting your giggles, some of these movies are the most hilarious movies you can ever come across, let’s take a look at them:
10 Most Hilarious Movies That Can Make You Laugh
1. Monty Python’s The Holy Grail
Any good top 10 comedy movies list will have at least one contribution from Monty Python. The Holy Grail represents perhaps one of the best known examples of bizarre British humour, and it leads to a stage production that is still running for those that can’t get enough, “Spamalot.” Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin), and directed by Gilliam and Jones. The film is #40 on Bravo’s “100 Funniest Movies“. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Monty Python and the Holy Grail the 5th greatest comedy film of all time. Monty Python and the Holy Grail was selected as the #2 Best Comedy by ABC Primetime special, no wonder we have chosen it on our list of 10 Funniest Movies You Must See Before You Die
2. No Strings Attached
Lauded as one of the most amusing movies to come out of late, this film features the hilarious twists and turns that a casual sex life can take. Starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, this film is about two friends that made a decision to make a pact to have “no strings attached” casual sex without falling in love with each other. It was released in the United States and Canada on January 21, 2011. It grossed $70.7 million in the United States and Canada and $77.1 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $147.7 million, not bad for a $25 million movie
3. Animal House – Another Funniest Movie Ever
The all time classic that set the standard for college shenanigans, “Animal House” is still on television today, and people still buy copies. One of John Belushi’s more notable works its quotes still live on today, and they’ve become what other movies such as the popular “American Pie” series are paying homage to in every of their single new movie that comes out. In 2001, the United States Library of Congress considered it culturally significant and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, this movie is the first on Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies and in 2000, the American Film Institute ranked the film No. 36 on 100 Years… 100 Laughs, a list of the 100 best American comedies. Back in In 2008, Empire magazine selected Animal House as one of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. The film was also selected by The New York Times as one of The 1000 Best Movies Ever Made
Perhaps one of the best remembered examples of the ludicrous and the slapstick, “Airplane” is stuffed to the gills with sexual innuendo, plays on words and the ever popular slapping around of hysterical people on planes. This deserves a spot on the top 10 list of our 10 Funniest Movies ever. This movie became a financial success, grossing over US$83 million in North America alone, against a budget of $3.5 million, it was voted the 10th-funniest American comedy on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Laughs list in 2000, it also ranked sixth on Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies
5. Groundhog Day
This is a movie about a weatherman who finds himself living the same day over and over again, In 2006, the movie was added to the United States National Film Registry as one of those movies that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” It won the British Academy awards of 1993 and was recognised by the AFI as the as the eighth best film in the fantasy genre
6. Shaun of the Dead
The film that gave us Simon Pegg (it should belong on any decent 10 Funniest Movies for that alone), “Shaun of the Dead” combines horror and zombies with all things geek in a slapstick romp through the zombie apocalypse. It combines comedy with horror, it’s about a man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. It can best be described a a romantic comedy with Zombies
7. The 40 Year Old Virgin
This film features the mis-adventures of someone that’s managed to keep it in his pants for 40 years only to find the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother. In addition to being a massive geek, Carell’s character is put through dozens of bad situations that all go horribly wrong. Of course it does offer a happy ending, and that’s always a nice thing.
8. The Princess Bride
A movie with something for everyone, this classic tale of love and destiny is shot through with laugh out loud moments that are clean enough for kids, but funny enough for the entire family. It is a classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, an all around movie day.
9. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
The penultimate South Park movie is not just hilarious but also about an attempted takeover of Earth from Hell via Canada. What’s not to love in this movie? It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Blame Canada”. Up till now, as at the time of this writing, it is the one of two R-rated animated films to be recognised in any category by the Academy. The other one being Waltz with Bashir, It is number 5 on Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies.
10. The Big Lebowski
The last on our top 10 list of funniest movies is a Dashiell Hammet novel starring an ageing stoner instead of a hard as nails private eye. Enough has been said already, as this film’s classic status attests. It’s about an unemployed Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler, nicknamed “The Dude” who seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.