A number of factors make a great comedy. The cast and crew, the plot, and jokes all have to work together to make an audience laugh.

The best comedy movies are those which are still funny after repeat viewings and have stood the test of time.

There are so many movies that it can be hard to choose a comedy. Which is the best comedy movie of all time? What is the funniest movie ever?

It’s important to note that while a good comedy should make you laugh out loud, a great one will leave you laughing long after it has ended.

In this article, you’ll find out which movies are the most popular, as well as learn about some of the all-time greatest comedies.

Best Comedy Movies

Without further ado, let’s jump head first right into our list of the best comedy movies of all time.

Zoolander (2001)

Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and starring Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. The film’s plot revolves around a dimwitted, narcissistic male model who is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

With a budget of $28 million, production began in New York City in June 2000. A controversy arose over the film’s production in Malaysia, when Islamic groups protested against the portrayal of Malaysia as an international drug trafficking center.

The film was released on February 12, 2001 in the United States, received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $60.1 million worldwide against its $28 million production budget.

A satire on the fashion industry, Zoolander also focuses on the shallow nature of celebrity culture. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and was a financial success at the box office. A sequel, Zoolander 2, followed in 2016 with Wilson and Ferrell reprising their roles alongside Stiller.

Zoolander: Male Model (2001) is a comedy movie that follows an eccentric male model named Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller).

Derek has won numerous awards for his model looks but is so self-absorbed that he doesn’t take anything else seriously; even his son.

ZOOLANDER - MOVIE [Blu-ray] [2001]
  • Sather, Drake (Author)
  • German, French, Danish, Italian, Swedish (Subtitles)
  • Czech (Publication Language)

Blazing Saddles (1974)

The movie begins with a behind-the-scenes look at the production. Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, and Harvey Korman are interviewed as they ride horses across a desert landscape

. They are asked if they are worried that the film will be too controversial and nobody will come see it. Everyone laughs off these suggestions, with the exception of Little, who says that some people might be offended.

A series of production outtakes then illustrate Little’s concern. In one scene, for example, a group of extras is supposed to ride in to save Little from getting his butt kicked by the bad guys, but they clearly do not want to be there and can barely get their horses to go in the right direction

. The extras complain about getting sand in their eyes and seem indifferent to whether Cleavon gets his butt kicked or not.

After this, we hear several voices saying things like “I am not funny” and “why did I take this part?” The camera pans over to reveal these voices belong to Mel Brooks (as director), Madeline Kahn (as Lili Von Schtupp), and Gene Wilder (as Jim)

. They agree that the movie is unwatchable, but decide to finish it anyway because they don’t want anyone else getting.

Blazing Saddles
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  • Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens (Actors)
  • Mel Brooks (Director) - Mel Brooks (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Castle (1997)

The Castle (1997) is a 1997 Australian black comedy film written and directed by Rob Sitch. It was the first of many collaborations between Sitch, Santo, and Tom Gleisner, who would go on to create the critically acclaimed satirical television show The D-Generation

. The movie stars Michael Caton as a suburban father who takes on the local council to save his house from demolition.

Description:The Castle (1997) is a 1997 Australian black comedy film written and directed by Rob Sitch. It was the first of many collaborations between Sitch, Santo, and Tom Gleisner, who would go on to create the critically acclaimed satirical television show The D-Generation.

The movie stars Michael Caton as a suburban father who takes on the local council to save his house from demolition.

The Castle is an Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Rob Sitch. It was released in 1997, and stars Michael Caton as Darryl Kerrigan, a middle-aged Melbourne man whose plans for a comfortable retirement are complicated when his family’s house is threatened with demolition to make way for a freeway extension.

The Castle
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  • Sophie Lee, Tiriel Mora, Anne Tenney (Actors)
  • Rob Sitch (Director) - Rob Sitch (Writer) - Debra Herman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids is a movie about friendship, but it’s also a movie about weddings. Like the title says, it’s about the people you ask to be in your wedding party more than it’s about the wedding itself.

The main character in Bridesmaids is Kristen Wiig’s Annie, who is getting married to her boyfriend of seven years, despite the fact that they’re not all that compatible.

He thinks she’s too uptight, and she thinks he’s too immature. When he proposes to her by giving her a card during his break from his nursing school class, Annie immediately accepts because she doesn’t want to lose him.

When her friends find out about the engagement, they’re not exactly thrilled for her. They don’t think the proposal was romantic in any way and are worried that Annie will wind up being unhappy. While Annie thinks this is crazy –

why wouldn’t someone want to get married? – her friends convince her she needs to take some time to figure out whether or not she really wants to go through with this. And if she does decide to go ahead with it, they think she should have some fun first.

Annie begins by trying to make all of the decisions involved with planning a wedding on her own since the rest.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne (Actors)
  • Paul Feig (Director) - Annie Mumolo (Writer) - Judd Apatow (Producer)
  • Spanish, English (Playback Language)
  • Spanish, English (Subtitles)


Best Comedy Movies

What Are comedy movies?

Comedy movies are basically a type of film that is meant to be entertaining and funny.

They are different from other types of film because they use humor and jokes to keep the audience interested.

Trying to define what popular comedy movies are can be a bit tricky. This is because there are so many different types of comedy out there.

You can have the slapstick, gross-out and even romantic comedy. There isn’t one particular answer to the question of what popular comedy movies are because the genre consists of so many different types of movie.



Play It Again, Sam (1972)

“Play It Again, Sam” is a 1972 black and white romantic comedy film directed by Herbert Ross and written by Woody Allen, starring Allen as a famous film director and Diane Keaton as his fan. The film was shot on location in San Francisco, California.

On the commentary track for the 2005 DVD release of this film, Allen says that the idea behind “Play It Again, Sam” came from an incident in New York City when he was approached by a young woman on the street who told him she had enjoyed one of his films and would like to meet him.

He agreed to meet her at a nearby cafe, but when he arrived at their meeting place he saw a group of women standing around waiting for him. Allen began dating actress Louise Lasser during the production of this movie, and they were married in March 1973.

The film opened on Christmas Day 1972 in New York City; upon its release it was panned by critics and did not perform well at the box office. However, over time it has gained something of a cult following among movie fans and Woody Allen enthusiasts because of its witty dialogue and the performances of its cast.[2] Film critic Roger Ebert added “Play It Again, Sam” to his Great Movies list in April 2010.

Play It Again, Sam
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts (Actors)
  • Herbert Ross (Director) - Woody Allen (Writer) - Frank Capra Jr. (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Tootsie (1982)

Tootsie (1982) is a film starring Dustin Hoffman. When he loses a role in a soap opera because they think he’s gay, he impersonates a woman so he can get the part. The film also stars Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, and Dabney Coleman.

This movie was nominated for 7 Oscars but won none. It was directed by Sydney Pollack and written by Larry Gelbart. It was rated R for adult situations/language.

This movie is on Netflix streaming and Amazon Prime instant video.

“Tootsie” is a comedy with a light touch. It’s not slapstick; it doesn’t have gross-out humor, bathroom jokes or heavy-duty language. It’s just a sweet, funny look at the way people treat each other, and the way we all wish we could be treated.

Description: Dustin Hoffman stars as Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who can’t get work because he’s such a jerk.

His agent (Charles Durning) suggests he might have better luck as a woman — after all, female actors are in much shorter supply than male ones — so Dorsey decides to become Dorothy Michaels, an actress with “the face of an angel and the heart of a whore.”

Tootsie [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr (Actors)
  • Sydney Pollack (Director)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • English (Publication Language)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984) is a comedy movie that was directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. This was the first movie from the Ghostbusters franchise. The film follows a group of parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City, and stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver.

Ghostbusters (1984) is rated PG for “some scary moments and mild language” by the MPAA. Ghostbusters has an IMDB rating of 8.2 out of 10 with over 700,000 user votes, as well as Rotten Tomatoes rating of 97% out of 100 critics reviews.**

The Film Itself (5/5):

Ghostbusters (1984) is a really good film that I watched when I was younger on VHS; however, this movie wasn’t one that I watched until it came to Blu-ray because I found it to be more entertaining than I did during my childhood years.

The story that’s presented with this film is something that I had absolutely no clue about prior to watching it; and it’s definitely one of those films that audiences can watch time and time again without ever growing tired of.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Murray, Casey Kasem, Dan Aykroyd (Actors)
  • Ivan Reitman (Director) - Ivan Reitman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks. The screenplay was written by Brooks, from a story by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks. It is an adaptation of the 1935 film of the same name, which was based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein; or

, The Modern Prometheus.Like the original film, Young Frankenstein lampoons the story of Frankenstein and various elements of German Expressionist cinema while also spoofing many other classic monster movies.

The story concerns an American descendant of the original Frankenstein family who goes to Transylvania to discover the secrets of his ancestor’s success. He becomes embroiled in a mad scientist plot to create a “perfect human”, which leads to chaos.

The supporting cast features Teri Garr as Elizabeth, Cloris Leachman as Frau Blücher, Marty Feldman as Igor, Peter Boyle as the Monster, Madeline Kahn as Frau Blücher’s Sohn (a parody of F. W. Murnau’s character’s daughter in the original film), Gene Hackman as Inspector Kemp, Clifton Davis as Omi/Oscar and Kenneth Mars as Judge Henry. Marty Feldman, in one of his final roles before his death from a heart attack at age 44 in February 1982.

Young Frankenstein
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Marty Feldman, Danny Goldman, Liam Dunn (Actors)
  • Mel Brooks (Director) - Gene Wilder (Writer) - Michael Gruskoff (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Four Lions (2010)

Four Lions is a 2010 comedy movie about four bumbling British terrorists who want to bomb the London Marathon. It’s a dark comedy that doesn’t have any mean-spirited jokes in it, but it is still pretty funny. It’s also a satire of modern jihad and the problems it faces. The movie was directed by Chris Morris, and the script was written by Morris and Sam Bain (who co-wrote the TV show Peep Show).

Description: Four Lions follows four young men who live together in a suburb of London and are part of a terrorist cell planning an attack on innocent civilians in England. They are all devoutly religious, but they’re not very good at being terrorists

. Their ineptitude, along with their desire to prove themselves as “real men,” drags them into a series of bungled encounters with the police and more established terrorist groups.

Description: Four Lions received much critical acclaim from critics, particularly for its biting sense of humor and its social commentary on terrorism. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 91% approval rating based on reviews from 98 critics, with an average score of 8 out of 10. On Metacritic, the film has an 84 out of 100 rating based on 31 reviews, indicating “universal acclaim.”

Four Lions
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kayvan Novak, Nigel Lindsay, Riz Ahmed (Actors)
  • Chris Morris (Director) - Jesse Armstrong (Writer) - Angus Aynsley (Producer)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)


Duck Soup (1933)

Duck Soup is a 1933 political satire directed by Leo McCarey and written by Bert Kelmer and Harry Ruby. The film stars the Four Marx Brothers: Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo (Harpo replaces Zeppo for the film after he was injured in an automobile accident) and also features Raquel Torres and Louis Calhern

. The two non-Marx Brothers in the cast, Calhern and Torres, were borrowed from Paramount Pictures. It was the last Marx Brothers film to be released by Paramount.

Trouble ensues when the country of Freedonia is threatened with a takeover by Moronica, threatening to impose taxes, censor the press and ban vaudeville.* Groucho, one of Freedonia’s spies, discovers that Moronica has been buying up all the country’s treasury bonds.

Meanwhile, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) is running for election against the current president of Freedonia, who is none other than longtime rival Ambassador Trentino (Calhern). Trentino’s wife Angelica (Torres) wants her husband to declare war on Moronica. Firefly decides to run for President as a peace candidate, with Angelica as his running mate.

Duck Soup
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx (Actors)
  • Leo McCarey (Director) - Bert Kalmar (Writer) - Herman J. Mankiewicz (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Dr Strangelove: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)

The Cold War with the USSR was on. The USA had just started a process that would eventually lead to putting a man on the Moon. Then, out of nowhere, a movie came out that showed an insane general blowing up the world with nuclear weapons as his own personal revenge for being passed over for a promotion.

The movie is Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964), directed by Stanley Kubrick, and starring Peter Sellers, George C Scott and Slim Pickens. It’s satire at its best, and one of my favourite movies ever.

This movie is about the Cuban Missile Crisis, but not in the way you’d think. It’s about a different Cuban Missile Crisis. There was another crisis involving Cuba in 1962 that you may not have heard about. In this version of events

, President Kennedy did not agree to remove US missiles from Turkey after Kruschev agreed to remove Russian missiles from Cuba. Instead Khrushchev decided to install missiles in Cuba without telling anyone – including Castro – who he assumed would be okay with it because he was a Communist too.*

It’s also about America believing that it was better than Communism and would win if it could just do what it wanted without any regard for human

Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
  • Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden (Actors)
  • Stanley Kubrick (Director)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is a comedy movie released in 1987. The story takes place during Christmas season and revolves around the main character, Neal Page (played by Steve Martin). Page is a high-strung advertising executive who has to travel to New York City to meet with his boss and the clients of his firm.

Trip starts out well enough with Neal Page taking the train from Chicago to New York City. But trouble arises when he misses his connection flight to New York and is forced to rent a car in order to get there on time.

The car that he rents is an old clunker from the local Rent-a-Wreck company owned by Del Griffith (played by John Candy). The trip does not go well for Neal Page as he gets lost in the middle of nowhere and ends up being stranded on the side of the highway. Del Griffith comes back with a tractor trailer and tows him to Chicago.

When Neal Page finally reaches New York City, he is late to his meeting and loses his job. His boss tells him that if he makes it back within two hours, he would give him another chance. Thus begins his second trip across country, this time by plane.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Laila Robbins, Steve Martin, John Candy (Actors)
  • John Hughes (Director) - John Hughes (Writer) - John Hughes (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Trading Places (1983)

Trading Places is a 1983 comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. The film was written by Aykroyd and the story was conceived from a suggestion by Murphy.

It follows two rich commodities brokers who become involved in a bet with a homeless street hustler, resulting in the latter becoming the former’s butler and the former becoming the latter’s gardener.

Characterized as an “urban, contemporary social comedy”,[3] Trading Places features supporting roles by Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Spacey.[4

] It also features cameo appearances by Duke Snyder (who plays Roper), one of the real-life Duke brothers who owned the commodity brokerage firm where Bellamy’s character Louis Winthorpe III worked; Eddie Murphy’s father Vernon (who plays Richard Pryor Sr.)[5] ; and comedian Paul Mooney as the underground slave trader.

The film earned $90 million against its $25 million budget,[6][7] becoming one of the highest grossing films of 1983.[8]

The film has been noted for its commentary on race relations,[9][10][11] although some reviewers have noted that it is “more.

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American romantic comedy film set in 1929, directed and produced by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. The supporting cast includes George Raft, Pat O’Brien, Joe E. Brown, Joan Shawlee and Nehemiah Persoff. It was Wilder’s first color film.

Description: Some Like It Hot is a romantic comedy that follows two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) who dress in drag as women to escape the mob after witnessing the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. It was shot from October 15 to November 23, 1958.

Tone: This film is an example of the screwball comedy genre that dominated Hollywood for the first half of the 20th century. A key feature of these films was fast paced dialogue combined with unpredictable plots where anything could happen at any moment. The characters often showed a lack of respect for social conventions.

The film frequently breaks the fourth wall by having characters make remarks to camera on what they are doing or what they would do next. This device was used in many other films throughout the period such as “It Happened One Night” (1934). In “Some Like it Hot,” this device is used when Daphne tells

Trading Places
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristin Holby, Alfred Drake, Bo Diddley (Actors)
  • John Landis (Director) - John Landis (Writer) - Aaron Russo (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Tim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, and Laurie Holden star in this comedy about two idiots who are hired by a millionaire to find his long-lost daughter. Dumb & Dumber was a critical and commercial smash and remains one of the most beloved comedies of the ’90s.

Dumb & Dumber is considered responsible for Carrey’s rise to stardom. Preceding Ace Ventura: Pet Detective by just a couple months, this film proved that the goofy, rubber-faced comedian could do more than star in family films like The Mask.

It also proved that Carrey could be a box office draw, as the film grossed over $127 million dollars against a budget of just $16 million.

A large part of the movie’s success comes from its simple plot and formulaic elements. Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Daniels) are two good-natured but incredibly stupid friends who set out on an epic road trip to return a briefcase belonging to Harry’s boss.

Along the way they encounter multiple mishaps and complications that require their “dumb” efforts to resolve. These include run-ins with con artists and various traveling salespeople.

Dumb and Dumber
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly (Actors)
  • Peter Farrelly (Director) - Peter Farrelly (Writer) - Steve Stabler (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Naked Gun (1988)

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film directed by David Zucker, produced by Robert K. Weiss, and written by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker.

The film is a spin-off from the television series Police Squad!, but uses no characters or actors from it. It is also a spoof of the police buddy cop genre popular in the 1980s. The film stars Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin, Priscilla Presley as Jane Spencer, Ricardo Montalbán as Victor Maitland, O.J. Simpson as Nordberg, George Kennedy as Chief Hurst, Michael Lerner as Mayor Ebert and Paul Reubens as Speed Diegan.

The film was released on February 6, 1988 to mixed reviews from critics and was a box office disappointment grossing over $36 million against its $22 million budget. It has since gained a following due to Nielsen’s performance becoming iconic and The Running Man being released later that year.[1]

The film also spawned a TV series titled The New Naked Gun: The Smell of Fear with none of the original stars.[2]

The film was followed by an equally unsuccessful sequel titled Son of the Mask (in which Nielsen reprised his

The Naked Gun [Blu-ray] [1988] [Region Free]
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 crime comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. He is assaulted as a result of mistaken identity, after which The Dude learns that a millionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski was the intended victim.

The millionaire Lebowski’s trophy wife is kidnapped, and he commissions The Dude to deliver the ransom to secure her release; but the plan goes awry when the Dude’s friend Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) schemes to keep the ransom money.

Description:On one level, The Big Lebowski is like a Raymond Chandler novel set in contemporary L.A., where bowling allies with rap music and porn pay dirt has replaced whiskey-soaked noir nights out on the town. On another level, it’s simply a funny movie about a bunch of oddballs–slackers, burnouts, adult children, slumming millionaires–wandering through life in search of meaning, fun and companionship

. And then there are those unforgettable dream sequences, which will make you wonder if “The Dude” isn’t really starring in his own piece of avant-garde performance art.

The Big Lebowski
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore (Actors)
  • Ethan Coen (Director) - Joel Coen (Writer) - Ethan Coen (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow and written by McKay and Will Ferrell.

The film stars Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, a San Diego television anchorman who reports on events in a flamboyant, inaccurate and overly verbose manner while trying to gain a professional co-host to replace the recently killed Veronica Corningstone, played by Christina Applegate.*

The film is set in San Diego, California. It shows how the male-dominated news media misrepresents women and minorities, and also lampoons the local culture of San Diego.

The film was number one at the box office during its opening weekend, and grossed $28.4 million in its first five days of release. As of 2014 it is number 24 on the all-time domestic box office grosses list, has been viewed more than 40 million times, and has an approval rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 235 reviews with an average score of 7.7 out of 10.*

*Heroes & Villains: Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

There are several funny scenes in the movie, one of which is a song by Ron Burgundy called “Let’s Stay Together”. It’s actually pretty catchy… watch the video!

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell (Actors)
  • Adam McKay (Director) - Adam McKay (Writer) - Judd Apatow (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006 mockumentary comedy film directed by Larry Charles

starring British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as the title character, a fictitious Kazakh journalist traveling through the United States recording real-life interactions with Americans. The film was produced by Baron Cohen’s production company, Four By Two Productions, and released in the United States on October 3, 2006.

The film features Borat Sagdiyev traveling across the United States and interviewing real people on their views of American society, who believe he is a foreigner with little understanding of American customs. He stays at the home of his producer Azamat Bagatov (Ken Davitian) in New Jersey. The film was banned in all Arab countries except Lebanon and heavily censored in Britain without its distributors knowing.

Borat! received generally positive reviews, with an 81% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 191 reviews; the consensus states: “Borat! may offend some with its politically incorrect humor, but overall this satirical, star-studded movie provides plenty of laughs.”

The film was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 79th Academy Awards. It was also ranked number 36 on Entertainment Weekly

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit/Kazakhstan
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen (Actor)
  • Larry Charles (Director) - Anthony Hines (Writer) - Jay Roach (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British slapstick comedy film concerning the Arthurian legend and directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus between the third and fourth series of their BBC television series Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

The film was conceived by Graham Chapman, who wrote the first version of the screenplay during the extended hiatus. The film was shot in England, France, Spain and Bavaria between May 1974 and early 1975, and released on 23 August 1975 in the United Kingdom, and on 1 June 1976 in the United States.

The film received a positive critical response on release, and remains one of the most celebrated films of its genre. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted it the 40th greatest comedy film of all time.[4] In a 2005 poll to find Britain’s best-loved film, Python fan Adrian Simpson voted Holy Grail second only to The Great Escape.[5]

The film has been noted for its controversial scenes, since some groups have interpreted it as religious satire. As a result, it was banned in several countries (such as Norway) and vilified by certain critics (such as Roger Ebert).

Monty Python And The Holy Grail
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle (Actors)
  • Terry Gilliam (Director) - Terry Gilliam (Writer) - Mark Forstater (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Team America: World Police (2004)

Team America: World Police (2004)

Team America: World Police is a 2004 comedy film directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the widely-popular animated series South Park. The film is a satire of Hollywood action films and their portrayal of international politics.

The film stars Parker, Stone and Dian Bachar as Team America, a paramilitary force that battles terrorism all over the globe. It was produced by Paramount Pictures and released in the United States on October 15, 2004.

To date, the movie has grossed $52 million worldwide on a $32 million production budget.[1] Critical response to the film was positive and it currently holds an 83% score at Rotten Tomatoes.[2] The film was nominated for Best Musical or Comedy at the 2005 Golden Globe Awards[3] and won Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 2005 Satellite Awards.

The marionettes are being manufactured in China, with the intention of being sold to the public for $29.95. But in light of America’s growing friendship with China, the filmmakers are unsure how the marionettes would be received by the viewing public:

Film Director: What do you think? I think it’s okay, but…

Film Director: Yeah.

Film Director: This is Team America.

Film Director: That’s a beautiful puppet.

Film Director: Thank you. Yeah, they’re- they’re good puppets. They’re just not as good as my puppets. My puppets have integrity, but these- these aren’t quite there yet.

Team America World Police
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller (Actors)
  • Trey Parker (Director) - Trey Parker (Writer) - Trey Parker (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Withnail & I

Withnail & I is a 1987 British black comedy film written and directed by Bruce Robinson. The film stars Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann as two unemployed young actors, and Richard Griffiths as Withnail’s uncle Monty

. The film depicts the pair as out-of-work performers in late-1960s London who live in a squalid flat in Camden Town. Withnail is an alcoholic, while Marwood is a constant smoker. Their only friends are their fellow lodger, the flamboyantly gay David (Ralph Brown), and a filthy tramp called “The Judge” (Richard Griffiths).

The film was produced by Handmade Films, with filming beginning in October 1986. It received largely positive reviews at the time of its release and has since developed a cult following.[1][2]

The writer-director Bruce Robinson claims that he came up with the idea for the film after living at Highgate during his divorce from his first wife and seeing how his neighbours became alcoholics after their children had left home.[3] After writing Withnail & I he made three other films before its release: How to Get Ahead in Advertising, Rita, Sue and Bob Too, and The Killing Field.

The Jerk (1979)

The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner, written by Steve Martin and Carl Gottlieb. It stars Martin, Bernadette Peters, M. Emmet Walsh, and Jack Riley.[1]


**The film opens in the late-1940s with the birth of a child named Wally (Steve Martin) in the back of a pickup truck. The child is named after the last thing his father says as he drives away: “How’s it going, Wal?”

**He grows up to become a successful engineer for a major aerospace company, but he is unaware of many common conventions or even basic spelling. This inspires him to write a book called How to Speak Midwestern.**

**The movie then flashes back to Wally’s origins in Montana. His father, Orville Wilson (Bill Macy), is a brash, hard-drinking salesman who was once left on a desert island with only a canary that he named Wilson.

He ends up on another island after being marooned there by his wife as punishment for cheating on her. After six days he builds a raft and floats away singing “I’m My Own Grandpa.”**His mother (Estelle Hemsley) names him

The Jerk
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  • Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams (Actors)
  • Carl Reiner (Director) - Steve Martin (Writer) - David Picker (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Groundhog Day (1993)

Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis and directed by Ramis

. It stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again.

Groundhog Day was a modest success on its initial release, grossing over $70 million domestically. It later attracted critical acclaim and became a cult film.[3] In 2007, it was chosen by Empire magazine as one of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time.[4] In 2008,

the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.[5][6]

In 1993 Pittsburgh, television weatherman Phil Connors is irritated at having to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities yet again with his producer Rita Hanson and cameraman Larry. He is even more annoyed that he is stuck with reporting on this trivial story while there are much more important events going on such as the impeachment trial of a president.

Groundhog Day
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  • Bill Murray, Richard Henzel, Andie MacDowell (Actors)
  • Harold Ramis (Director) - Harold Ramis (Writer) - Harold Ramis (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Annie Hall (1977)

One of the most critically acclaimed romantic comedies of all time, Annie Hall was named the “funniest American film” by the Library of Congress in 1999, and it won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Diane Keaton.

Description:Annie Hall is a 1977 romantic comedy about a neurotic New York City comedian named Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) and his relationship with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), a ditzy but attractive singer who falls in love with him. The film co-stars Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon (playing himself), and Shelley Duvall as Annie’s friend.

Plot summary: After ending his relationship with his girlfriend Inez, Alvy begins dating a young photographer named Annie Hall. Though they have many similarities, their relationship is strained as Alvy is unable to commit to a full relationship while Annie wants one desperately.

They break up after Alvy discovers that he doesn’t know anything about her. After some time has passed, Alvy has become more mature and ready for a relationship. He searches for Annie but finds that she has moved back to her hometown of St. Louis with her husband Leonard and their children Douglas and Sarah.

Annie Hall
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  • Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts (Actors)
  • Woody Allen (Director) - Woody Allen (Writer) - Robert Greenhut (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

In 1978, at the age of 21, John Cleese was a founding member of the comedy group Monty Python. The troupe’s first big success was “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, which ran on BBC television from 1969 to 1974. Cleese is best known for his roles as a writer and performer on that show. He also appeared in and wrote the scripts for Monty Python’s subsequent films, including “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975) and “Life of Brian” (1979).

Cleese left the group in 1983 to pursue other projects. In 1988 he helped form Video Arts Ltd., an animation production company that created advertising campaigns, TV shows and internet projects. In 1989 he co-wrote the script for the film “A Fish Called Wanda”.

In 1995 Cleese began performing with once again with Terry Gilliam in two series of “Fawlty Towers” sketches for BBC Radio 2.

In 1996 he and his wife set up the website www.mrbrown.com, where he publishes writings on language, psychology and IT as Mr. Brown (named after a character from “Fawlty Towers”).

“Life of Brian” is, in the words of one character, “messianic and magical, a visionary film from the same stable as “Alice’s Restaurant”, “Woodstock” and “200 Motels”” The film has a message of peace and personal freedom, with some interesting criticisms of the social order. “The only people who are never oppressed are the people who don’t exist.

Monty Python's Life Of Brian
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  • Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam (Actors)
  • Terry Jones (Director) - Graham Chapman (Writer) - Tarak Ben Ammar (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Airplane! (1980)

Airplane! is a 1980 satirical parody film written and directed by David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams. It is the first film of the Airplane! series. The film stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty as Ted Striker and Elaine Dickinson, respectively, an ex-fighter pilot and flight attendant who must stop a deranged passenger, Roger Murdock (Lloyd Bridges), from bombing an airplane.

Description: Airplane! is a parody of the 1957 Paramount movie Zero Hour!, about pilots fighting an onboard fire caused by spilled coffee, with all of the dialogue spoken half seriously; the crewmen repeating their lines in frustration or disbelief when told to do something by their superiors.

One of the most quoted lines in movie history is “Don’t call me Shirley”, referring to an incident when a flight attendant was called “Shirley” by mistake on a radio transmission.[2] It was one of the first films to break the fourth wall by having characters being aware they are in a movie.

Description: It parodies disasters such as Air Florida Flight 90, which crashed into Washington D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge on Jan 13, 1982,[3] United Airlines Flight 232[4] which suffered an explosive decompression on July 9.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielson (Actors)
  • Jim Abrahams (Director) - Jim Abrahams (Writer) - Jon Davison (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

This Is Spinal Tap is a 1984 rockumentary spoof of the rock band Spinal Tap, directed by Rob Reiner.

The film depicts the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap, following the band on a cross-country tour that culminates in a gig at the US Festival. The three main members are played by (in order of appearance): Christopher Guest (lead guitar/vocals), Michael McKean (bass guitar/vocals), and Harry Shearer (rhythm guitar/vocals). They are joined by several supporting members who play smaller roles. The main plot centers around a documentary crew who follow the band on tour, recording their stage show and day-to-day interactions.

Spinal Tap is presented as a legendary British rock band, though their popularity has waned. They have released thirteen albums since 1979’s breakthrough album “Break Like the Wind” and their live performances were critically praised in the ’80s, but now they are forced to tour on endless small concert tours.

The group’s manager Ian Faith is trying to convince them to give up touring and make a comeback with an MTV Unplugged special, but they are having trouble finding venues willing to book them due to their reputation for having equipment breakdowns and being generally

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