What Is The Funniest Movie Of All Time?
What movie has made you laugh more than any other? You go up to ten different people, you'll probably get ten different answers. Everybody laughs at different things, and as a result, comedies tend to get lost in the shuffle when it comes to Best Of lists.
To fix that egregious error, the BBC conducted a poll of over 250 film critics and asked them to submit their top ten comedies of all time. All of those lists were compiled and came together to form what seems to be a pretty definitive Top 100 list of great comedies.
And the list features a pretty big mix of great stuff. There are the classic, critically-acclaimed comedies like Singin' in the Rain, Annie Hall, and MASH, but there's also a ton of stuff from more recent years, like Shaun of the Dead and Step Brothers.
If there's one movie here I think definitely deserves to be seen by more people, it's Top Secret! from 1984, which ranks at number 82. It's a great comedy from the directors of Airplane! with the same style of humor. I'm also a big fan of 2014's What We Do In The Shadows, a mockumentary about vampires living in an apartment together, which comes in at 62.
My one gripe is that the list somehow missed my favorite comedy of all time. Wet Hot American Summer is one of the best movies ever made, period. I can't count the amount of times I've watched it. Do you agree with the list? Are there any movies you think it missed?
Here's the top 10, and you can see the rest over at BBC's website.
10. The General
9. This is Spinal Tap
6. Life of Brian
5. Duck Soup
4. Groundhog Day
3. Annie Hall
2. Dr. Strangelove
1. Some Like It Hot