There’s nothing better than laughing at a funny film. It’s the ultimate therapy for a range of problems whether you’re feeling sad, stressed or even scared (next time you get the creeps try putting on one of these top ten comedy movies and feel your mood lift). Here we will look at the top ten comedy movies that can get you smiling whatever mood you’re in.
10 Hot Fuzz
Starting our list of the top 10 comedy movies all time is this British parody of all action films. If you’ve ever watched and enjoyed a ‘buddy cop movie’ then this film is the perfect homage to those and a good film in its own right. It also has a huge number of cameos from other British comedians from Bill Bailey to Steve Coogan. Shawn of the Dead is better known, but critics will tell you Hot Fuzz is the real classic.
9 South Park the Movie
A rather x-rated entry to our list of top 10 comedy movies. This one aptly demonstrates that the ludicrous and controversial humour of the cartoon translates perfectly to the big screen.
8 Blades of Glory
Blades of Glory is a surprise entry to some perhaps, but it is definitely one of the top 10 comedy movies and probably Will Ferrell’s second best movie. The part where he starts throwing up in his mask while performing for children is enough to bring anyone with a pulse to tears.
7 Wedding Crashers
Wedding Crashers was a huge hit when it came out and still stands as one of the top 10 comedy movies. What’s really clever about it is how it offers a chick flick about weddings for women and a buddy movie with nudity in it for men.
6 Austin Powers
Austin Powers is a completely legendary film with some of the best gags in cinema history and some of the best characters such as Doctor Evil and his teenage son. An homage to Bond, and the 60s and with hundreds of quotable lines.
Any number of animated movies could have made the top 10 comedy movies of all time, but Shrek takes this high spot for being perhaps the funniest. At the same time it’s the one that adults can enjoy just as much as their children.
4 American Pie
American Pie is a classic film and one of the top 10 comedy movies of all time. At the same time it’s also a legendary film that captured an era for a whole generation who grew up with them. A shame that the subsequent recent spin-offs were such sacrilege.
3 The Hangover
The Hangover is a modern classic and perhaps the best comedy of the last couple of years. Essentially it creates the ultimate guys’ night out which even involve Mike Tyson and a Tiger.
2 Some Like it Hot
Some Like it Hot is the oldest film on this list of top 10 comedy movies of all time. Many other ‘classics’ could potentially have made the list (honorable mention must go to the Inspector Clouseau series), but this is one that perhaps holds up the best and is still just as funny today.
Anchorman has a cult following and rightly so. It’s completely bizarre but it has some of the best characters and scenes of any film. It’s incredibly watchable and the gags never get old, which is why it wins this list of the top 10 comedy movies of all time. Ron Burgundy is an inspiration to millions.