The hilarious comedy movies tend to get stuck into our brains like no other form of popular entertainment. The best of hollywood comedy movies with the full buffet of acting, editing, and musical options enjoy a freedom that seems out of place in most other forms. The best movies for a belly laughing, gut wrenching, tear producing and knee slapping good time are down in the list below.
1. AIRPLANE 1980 (DIRECTOR- DAVID ZUCKER, JIM ABRAHAMS, JERRY ZUCKER)
This movie will make you laugh no matter how many times you’ve seen it. This spoof comedy takes shots at the slew of disaster movies. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a swindler pilot with a drinking problem turns stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing.
2. NATIONAL LAMPOOM’S VACATION 1983 (DIRECTOR- HAROLD RAMIS)
The Griswold family’s cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.
3. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY 1989 (DIRECTOR- ROB REINER)
In the beautiful setting of New York City, Harry and Sally’s friendship develops into something extraordinary, as they are in search for a solution to can men and women be just friends?
4. HOME ALONE 1990 (DIRECTOR- CHRIS COLUMBUS)
An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home all alone by his family during Christmas holiday vacation.
5. DUMB AND DUMBER 1994 (DIRECTORS- PETER FARRELLY, BOBBY FARRELLY)
Dumb and Dumber is the ONLY comedy where every scene, there is something to laugh at so it is on the top of the comedy films.
6. AMERICAN PIE 1999 (DIRECTOR- PAUL WIETZ)
Four young teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. A riotous and raunchy exploration of the most eagerly anticipated — and most humiliating — rite of adulthood, better called as losing one’s virginity. In this hilarious lesson of life, love and libido, a group of friends, fed up with their good reputations as sexual no-hitters, decide to take action.
7. MEET THE PARENTS 2000 (DIRECTOR- JAY ROACH)
Everything that can possibly go wrong for groom-to-be Greg Focker does. The problems occur with Greg’s adverse first meeting with his girlfriend’s family, most notably her terrifying father Jack Byrnes and it’s all downhill from that point.
8. BIG FAT LIAR 2002 (DIRECTOR- SHAWN LEVY)
After a teenage boy’s school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a superhit film, the boy visits Los Angeles to claim his credit.
9. OLD SCHOOL 2003 (DIRECTOR- TODD PHILLIPS)
Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.
10. SHAUN OF THE DEAD 2004 (DIRECTOR- EDGAR WRIGHT)
A man sets to turn his doomed life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reuniting his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
11. MEAN GIRLS 2004 (DIRECTOR- MARK WATERS)
Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl coterie at her new school, until she makes the blunder of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
12. THE HANGOVER 2009 (DIRECTOR- TODD PHILLIPS)
Three best friends along with the brother in law plan a trip to Las Vegas for a wild and memorable stag party. They drink and enjoy and make their way around the city in order to find the missing groom with no memory of last night. Alan Garner is by far the funniest Comedy Character of all time, he is such a crack up.
13. GROWN UPS 2010 (DIRECTOR- DENNIS DUGAN)
After their high school basketball coach is no more, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
14. BRIDESMAID 2011 (DIRECTOR- PAUL FIEG)
Competition between the maid of honour and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to flip the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.
15. TED 2012 (DIRECTOR- SETH MACFARLANE)
As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been with John ever since. A friendship that’s tested when John’s four year old girlfriend, wants more from their relationship.
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