The 20 funniest movies of all time. According to the experts.


Which films made the cut?

Dozens of comedies are released each year, but only a golden few stay with us and make us laugh year after year.

And you know who’s in the perfect position to pick out the funniest films of all? The people who write them, of course.


The full shortlist of giggle-inducing cinema, put together by The Writer’s Guild of America, was made up of 101 films ranging from 1920’s silent slapstick to modern classics like The Hangover (ahem), Anchorman and Bridesmaids (damn straight).

Thanks to The Guardian, we’ve got your top 20- The funniest films of all time:

1. Annie Hall

2. Some Like It Hot

3. Groundhog Day

4. Airplane!

5. Tootsie

6. Young Frankenstein


7. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

8. Blazing Saddles

9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

10. National Lampoon’s Animal House

11. This is Spinal Tap

12. The Producers

13. The Big Lebowski

14. Ghostbusters

15. When Harry Met Sally

16. Bridesmaids

17. Duck Soup

18. There’s Something About Mary

19. The Jerk

20. A Fish Called Wanda



The list is pretty eccentric, and you’re forgiven for not having seen all of them. But if this is the best of the best, then at least we’ve got our Sunday nights planned for a while!

What’s the funniest movie you’ve ever seen?