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Funniest Movie Of All Time - Vote!

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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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#201 64 days ago

Too new for the poll, but if you guys living in the world of 1970s comedies want to see the laughs-per-minute of a modern comedy, then Ricky Stanicky (2024) is a good gateway movie.

Easy to follow plot, plenty of stupid jokes AND sightgags, 5 minutes of 'serious drama', nothing political, and you can watch it with your wife and teens.

Currently on Netflix

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#202 64 days ago
Quoted from usandthem:

Can't believe it's not on the list either.

Sounds like the list is for one hit wonders with that one time vulgarity laugh out loud aspect

I am more of the classic comedy type and the newer comedies often don't do it for me

You want great vulgar comedy? Watch Eddie Murphy-RAW

#203 64 days ago

I have checked out the "Top Comedy Movies of all time" lists. Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein was near the top, so I get why it is in this poll. However, the critics singled out only one of Mel's movies, so they didn't include Blazing Saddles. As a Brooks fan, I feel that for "laugh-a-minute" value, Saddles tops Frankenstein. Maybe that should be the poll item instead of YF?

#204 64 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Sounds like the list is for one hit wonders with that one time vulgarity laugh out loud aspect
I am more of the classic comedy type and the newer comedies often don't do it for me
You want great vulgar comedy? Watch Eddie Murphy-RAW

Yep. No Fletch either. Definitely anti-Chevy Chase bias- haha. Doctors Rosenrosen and Rosenpenis do not approve.

#205 64 days ago
Quoted from jbovenzi:

I have checked out the "Top Comedy Movies of all time" lists. Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein was near the top, so I get why it is in this poll. However, the critics singled out only one of Mel's movies, so they didn't include Blazing Saddles. As a Brooks fan, I feel that for "laugh-a-minute" value, Saddles tops Frankenstein. Maybe that should be the poll item instead of YF?

Over a quarter million RANDOM PEOPLE voted and Young Frankenstein got into the top 40, Blazing Saddles did not.

So a bunch of randos from the internet are going to be a lot younger demographic than Pinside's average age of 70.

Us old guys laugh at all the Klan jokes because we remember them marching around in their funny costumes and masks.

Adults born in the 2000s never got to see a Klan march, the racists are just rallying out in the open.

#206 64 days ago

tropic thunder??? how is that not on the list?

and honestly, the poll results are more revealing of our demographics than anything else. Airplane was indeed the funniest movie ever made, when it came out in 1980 and I was ten. But not all those joked aged so well and there have been plenty of funnier movies made in the last 40 years.

#207 64 days ago
Quoted from JakeFAttie:

tropic thunder??? how is that not on the list?
and honestly, the poll results are more revealing of our demographics than anything else. Airplane was indeed the funniest movie ever made, when it came out in 1980 and I was ten. But not all those joked aged so well and there have been plenty of funnier movies made in the last 40 years.

tropic thunder is awesome. I have seen a few people mention it including myself, I'd say its worthy!

Airplane came out 5 years before I was born, I didn't see it until I was a teenager and I thought it was hilarious. I watched it with my GF back in 2020 and she was born in 1992 and had never seen it. She thought it was really funny too. I think it definitely is one of the all time greats.

#208 64 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?

All 3 of your choices are not necessarily funny movies, but they are highly entertaining with the Burbs being very underrated and often overlooked.

I absolutely love ALL the Jackass movies

#209 64 days ago
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#210 64 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Sounds like the list is for one hit wonders

Besides Ted2 and Christmas Vacation, can you name a comedy sequel that was better than the first?

Was Police Academy 8 worth making?

How bad will Spinal Tap 2 be this fall?

One hit wonders are usually a comedy mercy.

#211 64 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Besides Ted2 and Christmas Vacation, can you name a comedy sequel that was better than the first?
Was Police Academy 8 worth making?
How bad will Spinal Tap 2 be this fall?
One hit wonders are usually a comedy mercy.

You are pretty much right, but the Austin Powers and the Naked Gun trilogies held up pretty well through 3 films. They stuck with the formula.

Hmm, if you want to vote for the WORST comedy sequel, it might have to be Dumb and Dumber 2. That was awful. And I love Dumb and Dumber.

Caddyshack 2 was also terrible.

#212 64 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Besides Ted2 and Christmas Vacation, can you name a comedy sequel that was better than the first?

That's just movies in general.
For me Airplane 2 is close to the OG if not better, but of course they just reuse every single joke....and add Shatner.

#213 64 days ago

Terrible comedy sequels

Son Of The Mask

Zoolander 2

Joe Dirt 2

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Blues Brothers 2000

(At first I questioned why they gave us a mug in the swag bag, then I found out you needed coffee to stay awake through it)

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#214 64 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Terrible comedy sequels
Son Of The Mask
Zoolander 2
Joe Dirt 2
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Blues Brothers 2000
(At first I questioned why they gave us a mug in the swag bag, then I found out you needed coffee to stay awake through it)[quoted image]

I mean Blues Brothers 2000 was such an utter abortion it's hard to imagine a worse one ever. Bit it's so much better than theose other ones it'd got further to fall.

That's Landis for you. One of the greatest directorial runs that dried up so hard-core.

#215 64 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

I dare you to gather your friends, turn off your cell phones, and sit down and watch The Jerk start to finish.
There is no way you all make it to the end.
There is no way you laugh even once.

Sounds like a complaint from someone who's never had their name in print.

#216 64 days ago

Hands down, no question.

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#217 63 days ago
Quoted from Budman:

Hands down, no question.
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Great soundtrack with a very catchy theme song and co staring the
Playboy Playmate of the year!

#218 63 days ago
Quoted from Heppo1:

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

My wife and I quote Life of Brian or The Holy Grail at least once every week or so.
“ Jesus Christ Stop picking your nose!”
“She’s a Witch!”

#219 63 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Horsehead Bookends!

The killer/breather “ just my luck… I picked a jogger! “

#220 63 days ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

My wife and I quote Life of Brian or The Holy Grail at least once every week or so.
“ Jesus Christ Stop picking your nose!”
“She’s a Witch!”

There is a nice cut of the Biggus Dickus scene on YouTube, I probably have watched it 100 times. Funny every single time. Of course there also is the interesting back story, which may be true or not, about how the extras playing the Centurions did not know what was coming, and were told expressly that they should not laugh. Supposedly they had problems on the set with everyone involved with the filming cracking up out loud and ruining the takes. I swear there is a brief instant where even Michael Palin can’t help himself and starts laughing when he is close up in the face of one of them.

#221 63 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Besides Ted2 and Christmas Vacation, can you name a comedy sequel that was better than the first?
Was Police Academy 8 worth making?
How bad will Spinal Tap 2 be this fall?
One hit wonders are usually a comedy mercy.

Vid- You honestly believe that Christmas Vacation was better than Vacation?

And here's one that we love watching, particularly if "up north" in Michigan and it's raining outside and there's nothing to do or at night before bed. It's another one that gets quoted a lot in my house. For example, a big steak is always an "Ole' 96er". And when you think you're finished with said steak, you're subsequently told, "He ain't done." Hot dogs are always "lips and assholes". "Big bear, big bear chase me." The list goes on. I've seen it a ton. In fact when I talk to others, it's a favorite. Maybe it's a regional favorite.

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#222 63 days ago
Quoted from usandthem:

Vid- You honestly believe that Christmas Vacation was better than Vacation?

Vacation is 10x the movie Xmas Vacation is. But of course I never saw Xmas till I was grown up.

#223 63 days ago
Quoted from usandthem:

Vid- You honestly believe that Christmas Vacation was better than Vacation?

I have both movies on my plex

Both great movies, but CV is a more consistent in its laugh distribution. Less time setting up the jokes, and more time delivering the goods.

Children are better cast in CV.

Music is 50x better in CV, the only good song in FV is Blitzkrieg Bop.

If you want a terrible movie, Christmas Vacation 2 is so bad.

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#224 63 days ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

and the Naked Gun trilogies held up pretty well through 3 films.

I forgot about Goldmember, that's pretty funny

#225 63 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Children are better cast in CV.

Even if they were cast better, they do nothing in the movie, Pretty much afterthoughts.

#226 63 days ago
Quoted from usandthem:

Yep. No Fletch either

Fletch and Fletch Lives are total comedy classics that should of been on the list. Not having some of the main classics seems silly to me. Look at the poll results-Christmas Vacation-C'mon! If it would of had Vacation, European Vacation, Fletch, Fletch Lives, Ferris Buellers Day Off, the list goes on. Having Jackass and Borat and all these other cheesy one time watched shows seems off to me.

Missing Fletch is huge

Can we at least agree that Chevy Chase is the king of comedy films? No comparison there

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#227 63 days ago

What about Rodney?

No Back to School?

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#228 63 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

What about Rodney?
No Back to School? [quoted image][quoted image]

Ha, Back to School was awesome. Packed full of Rodney jokes, AND it has Sam Kinison.

Also another Mel Brooks movie I haven’t seen mentioned is The Producers. That one is pretty good also.

#229 63 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Blazing Saddles
Office Space
Caddy Shack
Monty Python

I’d add animal house and stripes (the first half) to the list. Caddy shack, talladega nights, 48 hrs, Beverly Hills cop.

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.
I love Steve Martin, but I should not have re-watched that steaming pile, total dud.
Some movies are funnier because they are dated, but was this ever funny?
It's on HBO if you want to try it again...
https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-jerk-1979
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These cans are defective wasn’t funny for you!? Pizza in a cup?

#230 63 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Fletch and Fletch Lives are total comedy classics that should of been on the list.

I just re-watched Fletch two days ago because you mentioned it.

It's not a comedy.

It's a mystery with a smug quip at the end of each paragraph of dialog.

Funniest quip: "Nugent, Ted Nugent"

(Never saw Fletch Lives, but it does not look like a comedy either)

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#231 63 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

I just re-watched Fletch two days ago because you mentioned it.
It's not a comedy.
It's a mystery with a smug quip at the end of each paragraph of dialog.
Funniest quip: "Nugent, Ted Nugent"
(Never saw Fletch Lives, but it does not look like a comedy either) [quoted image]

I have to seriously question your sense of humor if you think fletch wasn’t funny…

#232 63 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

It's not a comedy

You keep saying all these classic's are not comedies.

I tell you what Vid-when I used to go to Blockbuster or Redbox(RIP ) I seem to remember those movies being located in the comedy section-not drama-not action-you get the point.

#233 63 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

What about Rodney?
No Back to School? [quoted image][quoted image]

Yeah, what can you say, he just doesn’t get any…due regard.

#234 63 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I have to seriously question your sense of humor if you think fletch wasn’t funny…

Fletch is funny, but it's not a laughs-per-minute comedy.

Watch SuperTroopers and Fletch back to back.

#235 63 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Fletch is funny, but it's not a laughs-per-minute comedy.
Watch SuperTroopers and Fletch back to back.

Super Troopers and Club Dread are both hilarious.
Bill Paxton’s character Coconut Pete always makes me laugh.

Girl at the bonfire “Play margaritaville !”

Pete “I think you are referring to my song pina-colada-berg. The song I wrote 7 Fucking Years before margaritaville was on the map! “

“son of a son of a bitch!”

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#236 63 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

What about Rodney?
No Back to School?

Rodney: “How about dinner tonight?”
Female professor: “Oh I can’t, I have class.”
Rodney: “Ok, how about tomorrow night?”
Professor: “I have class then too.”
Rodney: “Why don’t you call me sometime when you have no class.”

I used to work in a movie theater and would always go into the auditorium when that scene came up. Nobody ever laughed, which always surprised me. I thought it was such a great joke.

#237 63 days ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Rodney: “How about dinner tonight?”
Female professor: “Oh I can’t, I have class.”
Rodney: “Why don’t you call me sometime when you have no class.”
I used to work in a movie theater and would always go into the auditorium when that scene came up. Nobody ever laughed, which always surprised me. I thought it was such a great joke.

Yes great line.

The kid: My grades are terrible, I have a C average.
Rodney: A, B, C, you’re in the top three. What are you worried about?

Also I always remember that scene where the little girl is practicing the violin, and Rodney is trying to build a model airplane to relax.

Reminds me of another great comedy from the way back machine, Saps at Sea with Laurel and Hardy, where Hardy is all stressed out from working in the horn factory. And that scene where they are forced to make a spaghetti dinner on the boat for the bad guy, classic.

#238 62 days ago

How about Rodney's "Back By Midnight"?

Him running a prison is great casting.
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#239 62 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

You want great vulgar comedy? Watch Eddie Murphy-RAW

Again, it was Stand-up, not a comedy.

.....and although you somehow remember it being this over-the-top vulgar standup, Eddie Murphy put the whole thing for free on Youtube, and it's not even rated 16+ by the site.

100K views, and no one has caused Youtube to make you log in because it's age-rated.

His impersonations are good, and the material is not too dated (even adults born after 2000 know who Michel Jackson is), but it plods along at about 1/3 the speed of a modern standup show.

Go ahead, watch it 40 years latter....but temper your expectations:

Eddie Murphy RAW (all 14 bits are in separate sections, click on the YT icon if they don't autoplay on your browser)

...and before you say "Well Delirious was his REALLY funny one!", Eddie put that up too.

It's funny because he starts his act with "I'm afraid of gay people...." even though he is Bi and is always getting caught with tranny hookers.

A must see:

Eddie Murphy - Delirious

#240 62 days ago

Another Honorable Mention has to go to Bad Santa 2003.

Every person in it is perfectly cast.

RIP Bernie Mac & John Ritter

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#241 62 days ago

The original Bad News Bears still makes me laugh and has that great 70s feel to it.

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#242 61 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Another Honorable Mention has to go to Bad Santa 2003.
Every person in it is perfectly cast.
RIP Bernie Mac & John Ritter [quoted image]

I LOVED Bad Santa for years, own it & everything. Tried to watch it for the first time in years last season & I had to turn it off there were such long stretches of unfunnyness. Weird.

#243 61 days ago

Smokey and the Bandit has a home in my dvd player at all times. Every time I see it on cable I switch to the dvd.

#244 61 days ago

Happy Gilmore

#245 61 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I LOVED Bad Santa for years, own it & everything. Tried to watch it for the first time in years last season & I had to turn it off there were such long stretches of unfunnyness. Weird.

Switch to Krampus for your holiday displeasure.

It's funny, but also has long stretches of horror instead of painful drunkenness.

Really well done, and will be a family tradition for sure.

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#246 61 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I LOVED Bad Santa for years, own it & everything. Tried to watch it for the first time in years last season & I had to turn it off there were such long stretches of unfunnyness. Weird.

Or if you need a drunken Santa, David Harbor as a Battle Santa in Violent Night 2015 will give you comedy, action and even a little heartfelt warmth.

(Also stars Beverly DeAngelo and John Legusomo, Holiday favorites)
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#247 61 days ago

No "Better Off Dead"? That's my favorite.

#248 61 days ago

22 Jump Street was just as good if not better than 21 Jump Street. Those movies had no business being as funny as they were. They turned tired comedy tropes into some really funny moments.

#249 61 days ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

22 Jump Street was just as good if not better than 21 Jump Street. Those movies had no business being as funny as they were. They turned tired comedy tropes into some really moments.

It's funny that those movies were better in every way than the TV show they were based on.

#250 61 days ago

Sixteen candles, fast times at ridgemont high.

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