Top Ten Comedies or Laughter Movies You Should Watch

Despite what many say, laugh movies have been with us in our lives for centuries and are so important and worthy of recognition like those of other genres, such as: action, horror, suspense and even romance. In this article we will show you the best comedies.

After the passage of the years it seems that the plots have become a bit stagnant. For this reason, we wanted to make a list of the best laugh movies that have been made throughout film history with which you will laugh out loud until you cry.

The 10 best comedy movies of all time

Currently, we find endless alternatives that we can when watching a movie in the comfort of our home. Therefore, to help you in your extensive search, we have given ourselves the task of selecting the ten best comedy films of all time, these are the following:

Young Frankenstein (Young Frankenstein, 1974)

Director: Mel Brooks.

Distribution: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman.

First of all we find Young Frankenstein, one of the most extraordinary works of humor in world cinematography. It is an adaptation to the big screen of the classic by the British writer and playwright, Mary Shelley. The parody focuses on Dr. Frankenstein, who receives as an inheritance from his grandfather, a castle in Transylvania, Romania.

The plot unfolds in his journey through the region and the interpretation of a book that his predecessor left about the multiple experiences he had reviving the dead. From there, the young doctor makes an important decision and begins to put into practice each of the theories proposed by his innovative grandfather, in order to finally be able to create a new person who loves him.

Life of Brian (Life of Brian, 1979)

Director: Terry Jones.

Distribution: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin.

Another undisputed queen on this list is the controversial film The Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones and released in 1979. It is based on the life of a contemporary man with Jesus Christ, whose arrival in a town brings a lot of commotion and is mistaken for a messiah so he quickly becomes the leader of a transcendental religious movement.

Life of Brian is made by the British group Monty Python, also known as The Pythons. Consequently, it is an extraordinary satire that will provoke laughter from the viewer, thanks to its clever humor. Over the years it has been cataloged as one of those films that every movie buff should see, due to its very eloquent and crazy script.

At that time, because of the subject matter, the film could not be released in the whole of the United Kingdom, in Ireland and Norway it was completely banned. In the United States, after its premiere, there were various protests, including those of the New York rabbinical associations.

Land as you can (Airplane !, 1980)

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker.

Distribution: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Land as You Can is the mother of all spoof movies that appeared after the eighties. It is a feature film that superbly parodied those films released in the 70s, related to air disasters. In its time, and even many decades later, it remains a masterpiece of acted puns.

It has an infinity of visual gags and a humorous approach that can sometimes be absurd, but at the same time sublime. This is a very characteristic quality of the films directed by David Zucker, who together with his brother Jerry and Jim Abrahams, was able to devise a witty and funny story that will easily catch audiences.

The film has a plot that revolves around a retired army pilot, who boards a plane in order to recover his, now, ex-girlfriend, a beautiful flight attendant named Elaine.

Dawn, which is not little (1989)

Directors: José Luis Cuerda.

Distribution: José Sazatornil, Antonio Resines, Luis Ciges, Aurora Bautista, Enrique San Francisco, Pastora Vega, Manuel Alexandre.

If there is a Spanish film that wholeheartedly deserves to be on this list, that is Amanece, which is not little, written and directed by José Luis Cuerda and released in January 1989. It is a choral film with absurd humor, whose surreal script turns the situations presented in a town in the Sierra de Albacete, completely into delusional and incredible situations.

The story begins when a young engineer of Spanish origin who works at the University of Oklahoma, returns to his homeland to enjoy a well-deserved sabbatical. Upon arriving in the mother country, he learns that his mother passed away and that the culprit is his father so, to compensate him for his loss, he buys him a motorcycle with a sidecar and they decide to go on a trip together.

Trapped in time (Groundhog day, 1993)

Directors: Harold Ramis.

Distribution: Bill Murray, Andie McDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray.

In addition to the Ghostbusters film series, when the name of renowned American actor and comedian Bill Murray is mentioned, Trapped in Time immediately comes to mind. In this film, Murray plays the role of a selfish and frustrated meteorologist doomed to experience Groundhog Day over and over again..

This happens after having to go every February 2 to a small town in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to film the behavior of marmots, which determines how much time is left until the end of the winter season.

However, he does not imagine that he will have to spend a night in the village because of a terrible snowstorm that will make him live the same day every time he wakes up. With the simple premise that Harold Ramis proposes, he begins an impressively funny script that will blow the imagination of the viewer and will entertain him without equal.

Something about Mary (There’s something about Mary, 1998)

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly.

Distribution: Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon, Chris Elliott, Lee Evans, Jeffrey Tambor, Lin Shaye.

In the year of its release, There’s Something About Mary was the fourth highest grossing film in the United States. He gifted us with scenes that will remain forever in our memory, thanks to the incredible ingenuity of the Farrelly brothers. Very few people manage to resist his eschatological humor, which can sometimes even be absurd.

The film focuses on Ted, a young man in love who has not been able to get over his high school sweetheart, Mary., and their terrible date at the prom. For this reason, thirteen years later he finds it necessary to hire a private detective, quite clumsy, who will help him investigate what has happened to the life of his beloved and how to get her heart, despite the fact that he has also fallen in love her.

Something About Mary broke records and catapulted Ben Stiller’s career to stardom, this film is ranked 27th on the list made by the American Film Institute (AFI) of the 100 funniest films of the last century. In addition to this, in 2000, a wide group of readers of the British magazine Total Film chose it as the fourth funniest film of all time.

The big Lebowski (The big Lebowski, 1998)

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.

Distribution: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Julianne Moore, Tara Reid, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Today, “The Big Lebowski” It is a cult film for all those lovers of cinematographic art and not only within the genre of comedy.. This satire of how American society is constituted was written, produced and directed by the Coen brothers in 1998. In its opening week it grossed 17 million in the US, thus exceeding the fifteen million that its production took.

The big Lebowski is focused on Jeff, “The Note” Lebowski, a middle-aged bum living in Venice, California, who is dedicated to smoking marijuana, drinking White Russians and bowling.

One night, two thugs hired by the pornographer Jackie Treehorn enter his house, mistaking him for another millionaire man who bears the same name and demanding a large sum of money in exchange for returning his wife.

As a result of this, “El Nota” will be involved in the kidnapping, since his namesake will pay him to ransom his wife. Along with your bowling buddies, you’ll have an unprecedented experience, passing through an avant-garde artist’s studio, a superstar party, and so much more. He just wanted to be calm in his home smoking weed and hanging out, but not everything can be as you want, unfortunately.

American Pie (1999)

Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz.

Distribution: Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eugene Levy, Jennifer Coolidge, Chris Owen.

American Pie is an American film saga of erotic comedy, the nine films that make it up were released between 1990 and 2020. The first installment produced by Universal Studios in 1999 became a worldwide phenomenon of pop culture and quickly gained a cult following among young people of the time. Around the world it managed to raise more than 230 million dollars.

It focuses on a group of inexperienced youngsters who are very obsessed with the opposite sex. One of that legion, Jim Levenstein, is really burdened because he hasn’t lost his virginity yet. Added to that is the fact that his father caught him watching pornographic movies and the situation at home has gone from bad to worse since that incident.

Zoolander (2001)

Directors: Ben Stiller.

Distribution: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller, David Duchovny, Jon Voight.

The arrival of the new millennium brought with it Zoolander, a wonderful film and a contemporary classic of the comedy genre. The work of the famous American actor, comedian, producer and director, Ben Stiller, who had already demonstrated his talent as a director in A Crazy House (1996), a film starring Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. Except that it had a modest commercial reception, well below expectations.

Zoolander is an absurd parody of the world of fashion, celebrities and James Bond movies, but taken to the extreme. The film is packed with cameos, a luxurious cast, and some pretty ridiculous humor. It is focused on Derek Zoolander, the most sought-after male model of the moment who, after 3 years of leading the world catwalks, is overshadowed by Hansel, a new name in the industry that will take away his precious position.

Ali G is on the loose (Ali G Indahouse, 2002)

Directors: Mark Mylod.

Distribution: Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Gambon, Charles Dance, Kellie Bright, Martin Freeman, Rhona Mitra, Emilio Rivera.

Ali G is on the loose is a 2002 film, directed by Mark Mylod, and one of the most popular of the year. This is one of the characters of the British actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer, Sacha Baron Cohen, who had the greatest transcendence in his artistic career, after Borat Sagdiyev, Bruno and Admiral General Aladeen.

It is based on Ali G, leader of Los Chungos del Oeste, a gang made up of gangsters who aspire to be gangsters.. Seeing that the John Nike Leisure Center in West Staines is closing due to lack of funds, the protagonist worries about the fate of the alternative club he runs and decides to save it at all costs. The gang protests without achieving anything and goes on a hunger strike to find out if something happens.

The film is characterized by an ingenious script, whose simple and carefree humor is included in each of its scenes, which have become an important part of pop culture, both British and worldwide. It is ideal for those who are looking for a film that makes them laugh out loud, but should not pay too much attention to it.

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