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Funniest Movie Of All Time - Vote!

By vid1900

65 days ago


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“Most Laughs-Per-Minute Movie Of All Time”

  • Airplane 28 votes
    13%
  • American Pie 5 votes
    2%
  • Anchor Man 1 vote
  • Beer Fest 2 votes
    1%
  • Best In Show 1 vote
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2 votes
    1%
  • The Birdcage 1996 1 vote
  • Bridesmaids 1 vote
  • Caddyshack 16 votes
    8%
  • Christmas Vacation 16 votes
    8%
  • Death At A Funeral (UK) 1 vote
  • Dumb & Dumber 23 votes
    11%
  • EuroTrip 2 votes
    1%
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall 1 vote
  • 40 Year Old Virgin 3 votes
    1%
  • Friday 1 vote
  • The Hangover 6 votes
    3%
  • Hot Fuzz 0 votes
  • Hot Rod 5 votes
    2%
  • Idiocracy 3 votes
    1%
  • Jackass the Movie 3 votes
    1%
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail 19 votes
    9%
  • Naked Gun 8 votes
    4%
  • Napoleon Dynamite 1 vote
  • Office Space 6 votes
    3%
  • Old School 3 votes
    1%
  • Pink Flamingos 1 vote
  • Raising Arizona 2 votes
    1%
  • Scary Movie 0 votes
  • Something About Mary 4 votes
    2%
  • Soul Plane 2004 1 vote
  • Spaceballs 4 votes
    2%
  • Spinal Tap 2 votes
    1%
  • Step Brothers 9 votes
    4%
  • Superbad 9 votes
    4%
  • Super Troopers 5 votes
    2%
  • Swingers 0 votes
  • Waiting 1 vote
  • Wedding Crashers 3 votes
    1%
  • What We Do In The Shadows 2 votes
    1%
  • Young Frankenstein 7 votes
    3%
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno 0 votes

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#151 64 days ago

"Land of the Lost" with Will ferrell. Tremendously overlooked film. My family has watched it over and over. Like Galaxy Quest, has a lot of throw-away lines you easily miss.

#152 64 days ago

Life Of Brian..... So funny and still relevant today!

#153 64 days ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

Then where are the jokes? A smirk at the card scene in the beginning, and then it's an action/sci-fi/horror/fantasy movie.

It’s also a comedy.

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It’s creative writing, even some dad jokes.
Mel Brooks work is also creative writing, not always sight gags, although Don Adam’s pulled off the mix in the Get Smart series.

#154 64 days ago

If you have seen Hitchcock movies Like Vertigo, North By Northwest and Psycho, you will want an honorable mention to go to the comedy spoof masterpiece High Anxiety 1977.

Just like where Hitchcock would appear in the beginning of his movies, Mel Brooks did the same....and then stuck around as the lead.

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#155 64 days ago

Spaceballs is my all time favorite movie. Superbad and Super Troopers are also right up there. Forgetting Sarah Marshall has some really great bits too. Something about Mary is a movie I keep meaning to watch again and see if it holds up but I laughed my ass off in the theater.

Honorable mentions for me: Kingpin and Noises Off!

#156 64 days ago

How sad is it that Pink Flamingos was made in 1972, and no movie since has been able to surpass it's absolute insanity?
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#157 64 days ago

I'm thinking any movie I can watch again and again and still laugh hard gets my funniest of all time vote...

Good Morning Vietnam
Coming to America
Breakfast Club

And on par with the pie eating contest scene from Stand By Me... I laughed my a$$ off watching the ending to Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. That movie isn't exactly a comedy, but man, when you watch 2+ hours of build-up and subtle references all for that finale with the flame thrower... damn, that's funny.

#158 64 days ago

Broadcast News - Albert Brooks is a comedy genius
Raising Arizona
Defending Your Life

#159 64 days ago

As a kid my top three were Airplane, Spaceballs and MST3K The Movie. First time i saw any of them i just laughed the entire time. Honorable mention to Holy Grail, watched it the other day and it still holds up.
Btw play Spaceballs The Drinking Game.... It's pretty amazing, theres like 3 rules to it and you drink the entire time.

#160 64 days ago
Quoted from hypnotoad:

Broadcast News - Albert Brooks is a comedy genius
Raising Arizona
Defending Your Life

+1 to Defending Your Life. I always manage to forget all about it, yet I'd have to place it in my top 15 of all time.

And although I wouldn't consider it one of the funniest of all time, the original Bad News Bears deserves a mention.

Midnight Run also worthy of a mention.

#161 64 days ago

You need : Porky’s on this list

Blazing fun !!!

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#162 64 days ago

stripes

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#163 64 days ago

I still find 21 Jumpstreet and 22 Jumpstreet worthy of some laughs…
A movie from the 80’s, Top Secret, with Val Kilmer was hilarious back then…

#164 64 days ago

I have seen many of the movies on your list and laughed quite a bit at the time that I watched them. However, people do change over time, along with our personal tastes. Many of those movies would not make me laugh so much now.

That being said, there are a few on your list that I have watched multiple times and still manage to laugh with subsequent viewings, namely: Ghostbusters and Caddyshack (though, I do tend to like Bill Murray).

Two movies not on your list that still work for me are Stripes (I love Bill Murray and Harrold Ramis together) and A League of Their Own.

Just one man's opinion.

#165 64 days ago

I never saw it but Kristi Noem recommended Old Yeller as a good comedy.

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#166 64 days ago
Quoted from BudManPinFan:

I never saw it but Kristi Noem recommended Old Yeller as a good comedy.
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Maybe I'm just twisted but this post made me laugh harder than any of the movies on Vid's list!

#167 64 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Another movie on every "top 100 comedy" list is "The Jerk" 1979
It seems like I saw it back in the day, but I watched it last month, and it just did not have any laughs in it.

"How far are you going?"
"To the end of the fence."

"He hates these cans!"

"How did you find me?"
"Its the first place we looked."

"Damn these glasses!"
"Glasses, I damn thee!"

"The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!"

Of course these lines need context from the movie, they are just a few of the lines that made me laugh.
I do understand that Steve Martin tends to be a take him or leave him type of guy, but most of the time, I'll take him.

However, I never thought there was anything funny about the phrase, "We are two wild and crazy guys!", even in the context of the SNL skits.

I do love his book of short stories, Cruel Shoes. Its absurd, but hilarious, writing. My favorite story being What To Say When The Ducks Show Up.

#168 64 days ago

Roxanne is my favorite Steve Martin movie, especially the scene when he comes up with 20 (actually 25) jokes about his nose.

#169 64 days ago
Quoted from BlueIrocGuy:

I still find 21 Jumpstreet and 22 Jumpstreet worthy of some laughs...

21 was so great! The whole shift in 80s society to present was a master stroke

#170 64 days ago

Step brothers
Role Models
Kentucky Fried Movie
Student Bodies

Honorable mention for The Promotion with Sean William Scott and John C Reilly. It’s not well known but it has very funny parts and is pretty accurate in how a grocery store is run.

#171 64 days ago
Quoted from RedPlunger:

Student Bodies

Horsehead Bookends!

#172 64 days ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

"How far are you going?"
"To the end of the fence."
"He hates these cans!"
"How did you find me?"
"Its the first place we looked."
"Damn these glasses!"
"Glasses, I damn thee!"
"The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!"
Of course these lines need context from the movie, they are just a few of the lines that made me laugh.
I do understand that Steve Martin tends to be a take him or leave him type of guy, but most of the time, I'll take him.
However, I never thought there was anything funny about the phrase, "We are two wild and crazy guys!", even in the context of the SNL skits.
I do love his book of short stories, Cruel Shoes. Its absurd, but hilarious, writing. My favorite story being What To Say When The Ducks Show Up.

I was born a poor black child....

KING TUT!

#173 64 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Grodin and Sheppard look like teenagers in that film!
It is friggin funny though.
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#174 64 days ago

Bad Grampa!

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#175 64 days ago

Series.

Danny McBride on Eastbound and Down.

Vice principals with him and Walton Goggins (Lee Russell). Fallout dude.

My type of funny!

#176 64 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Series.
Danny McBride on Eastbound and Down.
Vice principals with him and Walton Goggins (Lee Russell). Fallout dude.
My type of funny!

Not a big McBide fan but I liked Vice principals big time

#177 64 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Series.
Danny McBride on Eastbound and Down.
Vice principals with him and Walton Goggins (Lee Russell). Fallout dude.
My type of funny!

Just keep right on going with Righteous Gemstones with that line of thinking. I like it! Uncle Baby Billy is not only a great character, but the best damn character name I've ever heard.

#178 64 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Like the Dewey Decimal system, it's always the alphabetical order thing that hides it from being found.
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LOL - not what I meant though - I hadn’t seen anyone mention it

#179 64 days ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

"How far are you going?"
"To the end of the fence."
"He hates these cans!"
"How did you find me?"
"Its the first place we looked."
"Damn these glasses!"
"Glasses, I damn thee!"
"The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!"
Of course these lines need context from the movie, they are just a few of the lines that made me laugh.
I do understand that Steve Martin tends to be a take him or leave him type of guy, but most of the time, I'll take him.
However, I never thought there was anything funny about the phrase, "We are two wild and crazy guys!", even in the context of the SNL skits.
I do love his book of short stories, Cruel Shoes. Its absurd, but hilarious, writing. My favorite story being What To Say When The Ducks Show Up.

The “Wild and crazy guy”‘thing was satire … at first. Martin came up with it as a way to poke fun at comics like Gallagher who had a big “boffo!” act. But it became so popular, it turned into what Martin was satirizing, and is partly what led him to quit. The SNL version with Dan Aykroyd was turned into those generic Eastern European sounding guys as a way to breathe some new life into it. Pretty sure I read that in Born Standing Up

#180 64 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Series.
Danny McBride on Eastbound and Down.
Vice principals with him and Walton Goggins (Lee Russell). Fallout dude.
My type of funny!

The first season of Eastbound and Down was epic. Went downhill fast after that though.

#181 64 days ago

NL Vacation should be top 5 for sure. Kingpin should be ranked high also. Cable Guy is great.
Old School is classic.

#182 64 days ago

Poll is up on page #1 for those on mobile

Vote early and often

#183 64 days ago
Quoted from Zartan:

Heartbreak Kid 2007

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Now you see why you have to put the date next to remake movie titles....

#184 64 days ago

AI can’t do anything right. Their top 40 doesn’t include the two funniest movies of all time. Madness!

Guess my vote will be for 3rd place.

#185 64 days ago
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#186 64 days ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

if i could only watch just one over and over,
Dude, where's my car

It's OK to spoil since it's been out so long. Did they find it?

#187 64 days ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

Any chance I get to remind the older Pinsiders that their comedies from the 70s don't hold up, I'm jumping on the opportunity. It's one thing to romanticize and reminisce about one's youth. But saying something like "Blazing Saddles is the funniest movie ever" is funnier than any actual line from that movie.
A throwaway 2010's B-tier movie like Wanderlust (Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston) has exponentially more funny moments than what some people say is the "G.O.A.T." of all comedies in Saddles. I will die on that hill.

Then where are the jokes? A smirk at the card scene in the beginning, and then it's an action/sci-fi/horror/fantasy movie.

I know it's not a popular opinion here, but I've tried to watch Blazing Saddles three times and always end up turning it off. It is so cringy and not funny.

#188 64 days ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

Oh lord no. That movie doesn't even deserve to be considered a comedy! It's an action adventure with at MOST two chuckles thrown in there, and I'm spotting the movie one. Dan Ackroyd has the most decorated movie career for being a human comedy vacuum. How he kept getting big budget movies is beyond me. "I want to act like I have stick up my ass and deliver no funny lines, give me millions of dollars"... and this repeatedly worked.
For this poll, Vid is asking for most laughs per minute. Therefore we can break it down easy. What movies have giant periods of no laughs? Hate to break it to some of the older folks in this thread, but a LOT of the movies you consider hilarious aren't funny at all. Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Princess Bride, Fletch, Blues Brothers, Young Frankenstein... and wait for it... BLAZING SADDLES are about 5% as funny as you think they are. And for the last one I mentioned, I thought I was going to love it. Everyone said it was right up my alley. Is it a good movie? Sure! I was entertained. But I didn't even laugh until 45min into the movie. If that movie is what people call an all-timer, I feel bad for how much comedies sucked back then.
Next, we need to weed out the serious contenders that rely on silliness/randomness/pop culture/cameos. These either don't qualify as gut-busting funny, or don't hold up well over time. So the likes of Scary Movie, Space balls, Airplane, and Holy Grail sadly have to go.
After that we need to unfortunately eliminate the "Judd Apatow formula" where he makes the funniest movie ever and then an hour in forgets he has a story to tell, so it gets sappy for 20min, and then tries to start the engine again with 10min left to send you home on a happy note. Easy to classify Bridesmaids, 40 Year Old Virgin, Old School, Superbad, Hangover, Wedding Crashers, Zach and Miri... and my personal favorite comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall under this group. The Farrelly and Mike Judge movies follow this to a lesser extent too (Dumb and Dumber, Something About Mary, Office Space). We're going for most laughs per minute, and all of these have a 20min lull in there. It's sad, because there are some HEAVY hitters in this group. I also think we eliminate Step Brothers in here only because not everyone likes Will Ferrell's delivery (I hated him until Old School came out), though I can understand some saying this is the clear winner.
Most laughs per minute usually means they don't have to worry about telling a story. What movies don't have to tell big stories??? Shock Humor.
The answer of most quality laughs per minute comes down to Borat and Jackass. These movies are ridiculously funny stop to finish, because there's no real story to tell. Borat chasing Pam is just the string that gets him to the next scene, but it really just sets up the slowburn gag of trying to kidnap her. Jackass literally doesn't tell a story. It's just nonstop bits. One could argue though that some bits fell flat, and some are just gross out humor. Therefore the funniest movie of all time is...
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You sir have a great argument. I have two nephews in their earlier teens that have VERY overprotective parents, so of course when the nephews stayed with us for a weekend last year we had a FULL Jackass marathon (including .5 editions), worked in Borat, and threw in a Bad Grandpa for good measure. They loved it all, and I probably haven't had that many laughs in decades.

#189 64 days ago

You people have obviously not seen Run Ronnie Run

#190 64 days ago

I think it's funny the poll has the porno making movie in it.

#191 64 days ago

Nice to see Hot Rod getting some votes. Stars McBride, Hader, and IAN MCSHANE!!- worth a view. “WHiskey!!!!”

#192 64 days ago
Quoted from RyanStl:

I think it's funny the poll has the porno making movie in it.

Somebody has to show the kids how it's done.

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#193 63 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

I was born a poor black child....
KING TUT!

When does the comedy start?

#194 63 days ago
Quoted from THEFOZ:

NL Vacation should be top 5 for sure. Kingpin should be ranked high also. Cable Guy is great.
Old School is classic.

Yes dude, Kingpin!!!

#195 63 days ago

Man, another good one I don't think I've seen anyone mention yet is Starsky & Hutch (2004)

#196 63 days ago

What's up with these polls?

Christmas Vacation but no Vacation or European which is the best?

No Ferris Buellers Day Off?
No The Burbs?
No Ghostbusters?

Jackass the Movie-really?

#197 63 days ago

One more ….Austin powers

“ fire the laser” !!

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#198 63 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

What's up with these polls?
Christmas Vacation but no Vacation or European which is the best?
No Ferris Buellers Day Off?
No The Burbs?
No Ghostbusters?
Jackass the Movie-really?

None of those movies are really laugh a minute comedies although they are all great movies with comedy elements. Extra kudos for mentioning the Burbs, that movie is overlooked way too often. Jackass the movie is fuckin hilarious, all of them are!

#199 63 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

What's up with these polls?

Same as the others, skimmed the top voted movies from list of 200. 271,000 people voted.

Quoted from pinmister:

Christmas Vacation but no Vacation or European which is the best?

European and Vegas Vacation did not even crack the top 100

NL Vacation was only in the 80s

Quoted from pinmister:

No Ferris Buellers Day Off?

Watch it tonight. You remember it from your childhood as being hilarious, but it does not have even 25% of the laughs-per-minute that EuroTrip does.

The poll is NOT looking for classic comedies, it's looking for most laughs.

Quoted from pinmister:

No Ghostbusters?

Classic action movie, but not enough jokes-per-minute to crack the top 40

#200 63 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

What's up with these polls?
Christmas Vacation but no Vacation or European which is the best?
No Ferris Buellers Day Off?
No The Burbs?
No Ghostbusters?
Jackass the Movie-really?

Christmas Vacation is a rewatchable family classic, but the original Vacation is untouchable. Can't believe it's not on the list either.

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