Top 10 Funniest Movies which were Actually Very Good
It might be true that everyone would be stressed and unhappy with the Corona Virus situation but it is very important to have some funny moments which will bring happiness on your face. Laughing will release your stress and makes you fell healthy and energetic. Some of you might not be working or working from home, which means lots of free time. You will never find a better time to curl up on your couch and watch some of the legendary comedy films.
Below I have listed ten funniest movies of all time which were highly rated and loved by the critics. All of these movies are well directed and beautifully acted. If you have not watched these movies yet, then you are missing on some great content which is actually worth watching.
Here are the top 10 funniest movies of all time with extremely high Metascore and IMDB ratings:
10. The Hangover (2009)
IMDB: 7.7 Metacritic: 73 RottenTomatoes: 78
Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha
Four friends goes for a bachelor party in Las Vegas and when they wake up after the night of drunken debauchery to find that the groom has gone missing. No one had any memory of the previous night. Their hilarious journey begins to find their friend before the wedding.
At that time movie story was fresh, no wonder it has 2 more parts after this movie. For me the best character in the movie is Mr. Chow who is an Asian guy and a kind of gangster.
This movie also achieved a Golden Globe award for Best Comedy Film.
“The director and his screenwriters have come up with the funniest film to appear in ages. It avoids the predictable crudity and silly laddishness (well, almost) you’d expect, and delights with zinging one-liners and charming performances.” – Times(UK)
“This is an above par effort, excellently played and just naughty enough to be thought daring as well as amusingly spiteful.” – Derek Malcolm (London Evening Standard)
“It turns out to be every bit as crass, offensive and incorrect as you’d expect, but it’s also – gulp! – really very funny an awful lot of the time, as well as bizarrely gripping.” – Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)
9. Groundhog Day
IMDB: 8 Metacritic: 72 RottenTomatoes: 96
Director: Harold Ramis
Writers: Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis
Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
The storyline of this movie is seems to be very simple – A weatherman finds out that he is living a same day over and over again. At first he finds this interesting and tries to take advantage of this situation because he knows what is going to happen in the whole day, but later comes the realization that he is doomed to spend the whole life in the same place, seeing same people and doing the same thing.
This movie being a comedy also teaches a thing or two about life. I will say this movie is humorous and sad at the same time. I love this movie.
“Murray, more often than not, is pretty unbearable; but here, playing a man who is unbearable, Murray begins convincingly, amusingly, and gets even more amusing as he metamorphoses.” – Stanley Kauffmann (The New Republic)
“Harold Ramis’s direction is nothing special, yet there is a beautiful, lip-smacking efficiency in the way that a great idea is touched off and followed to its conclusion.” – Anthony Lane (Independent (UK))
“Murray hasn’t made a comedy this winningly dumb and smart and — yes — sweet in a long time. If, indeed, he ever has.” – Steven Rea (Philadelphia Inquirer)
8. National Lampoon’s Animal House
IMDB: 7.5 Metacritic: 79 RottenTomatoes: 90
Director: John Landis
Writers: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney
Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce
Delta Tau Chi fraternity of the Faber College is the worst one of all. This fraternity is a source of embarrassment to the college because its students always get the worst grades. Vernon Wormer is the Dean of the college and is looking for an opportunity to shut them down.
This movie will surely be loved by everyone from students to more experience guys. You will surely remember your college days, the fun you had when you will watch this movie. This movie deserves to be in the list of funniest movies of all time.
“The film has swept through the American box office like a whirlwind, precipitating a rash of incipient college romps. One waits with trepidation: but at least the trailblazer has vitality and charm.” – Nigel Andrews (Financial Times)
“You may not care to take up permanent spiritual residence at Animal House, but it’s funny place to visit.” – Gary Arnold (Washington Post)
“Endlessly quotable, populated by endearing and unique characters, and blessed with a great score that mixes Elmer Bernstein’s orchestral maneuvers with catchy oldies, this riotous comedy has lost none of its appeal over the years.” – Matt Brunson (Creative Loafing)
7. Shaun of the Dead
IMDB: 7.9 Metacritic: 76 RottenTomatoes: 92
Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield
Shaun life is not going on a right track and everyone around is neglecting him. One day he decides to bring his life back on track by getting his girlfriend back in his life. But the same day there is a Zombie apocalypse and he wants to take advantage of the situation by saving everyone he loves and get back his girlfriend in his life.
This movie is action-packed, hilarious and gory. Bloody brilliant movie. Well written, acted greatly and directed superbly. It’s a must watch comedy movie.
“Shaun of the Dead is a cute, successful zombie spoof built on a central joke: if the undead actually came to London, supposedly turned-on town of nattering youth, no one would really notice.” – Antonia Quirke (London Evening Standard)
“Mixing horror and humor is no mean feat, but Shaun of the Dead tightens throats in fear without making the laughs stick there in the process.” – Keith Phipps (AV Club)
“The pasty, scruffy Pegg shows a surprising amount of range for the unlikely hero of a zombie flick.” – Christy Lemire (Associated Press)
IMDB: 7.7 Metacritic: 78 RottenTomatoes: 97
Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Writers: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen
A pilot of the plane becomes sick and now a young man who is been afraid of flying must ensure that the plan must land safely to the ground.
I would say this movie is Brainless and Hilarious. Just keep your intellect aside and enjoy the funniest journey ever. Don’t think what is happening, just Laugh!!!
“The really great thing about Airplane! is that the jokes undercut your expectations so deftly.” – Martin Chilton (Daily Telegraph (UK))
“The popcorn will probably stick with you longer than this silly saga but, if you need a few belly laughs, get a boarding pass. Airplane is the ultimate take-off.” – Michael Blowen (Boston Globe)
“The level of humor is not always consistent, but the filmmakers have thrown almost everything in with a shotgun approach and the routines work more often than not.” – Ron Pennington (Hollywood Reporter)
5. Young Frankenstein
IMDB: 8 Metacritic: 80 RottenTomatoes: 94
Director: Mel Brooks
Writers: Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks
Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman
Young grandson inherits the castle of his grandfather who was a famous scientist named Dr. Frankenstein. He and other people believe that the scientist was insane or mad but when grandson finds his grandfather book at the castle his thought changes. In the book he discovers the process which reanimates dead bodies.
The story sounds more like a horror movie, buts it is not. This movie is one of the greatest comedy movies of all. It was even nominated for 2 Oscars at that time.
A goofy and silly Mel Brooks spoof on Frankenstein and gothic horror, Young Frankenstein is obviously a classic of the genre and one of those films that everybody should see at least once.
“More about the myth of Karloff than the monster, this Mel Brooks pastiche is probably his best early film.” – Don Druker (Chicago Reader)
“For a really delightful parody, James Whale’s own Bride of Frankenstein is far better value.” – Geoff Andrew (Time Out)
“This loopy send-up of classic chiller clichés from Universal’s monster heyday is one of director Mel Brooks’s best comedies, and it’s also one of the genre’s most thorough and successful fright film parodies.” – Alan Jones (Radio Times)
4. Knocked Up
IMDB: 7 Metacritic: 85 RottenTomatoes: 90
Director: Judd Apatow
Writers: Judd Apatow
Stars: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd
Things get hilarious when Ben Stone a party loving animal one night stand show up at his door after eight week to tell him that she is pregnant with his child.
This movie is hilarious and refreshing, even when the story is so simple. Main credit goes to the actors and director who have done their job perfectly.
“Funny, rude and with a heart of gold that surprisingly doesn’t grate.” – Derek Malcolm (London Evening Standard)
“A smart, charming, uproarious, unabashedly filthy sex comedy that delivers on all levels.” – Matthew Lucas (The Dispatch (Lexington, NC))
“What makes Knocked Up stand out is not just the fact that the jokes are side-splittingly funny but that nearly everything that happens to the couple rings so true.” – Kaleem Aftab (The List)
3. Hot Fuzz
IMDB: 7.8 Metacritic: 81 RottenTomatoes: 91
Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman
PC Nicholas Angel is a very good cop. He was transferred to the quite town of Sanford so that other member of the police force does not look bad. Everything was quite in Angel’s life but then killing started happening in the town again and again. Now Angel has to solve these mysteries of the “accidents”.
Again an outstanding parody comedy by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. The movie is full of entertainment. Not even a single minute will bore you.
“Wright and Pegg have topped Shaun of the Dead by trans(atlantic)planting a whole gaggle of genres.” – Richard Corliss (TIME Magazine)
“Wright understands how to perfectly balance action, comedy, drama, and suspense, and it pays off.” – Jade Budowski (Decider)
“Hot Fuzz is everything an action-comedy should be. It achieves through parody what most films in the genre can’t accomplish straight.” – Nathan Rabin (AV Club)
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
IMDB: 8.2 Metacritic: 93 RottenTomatoes: 97
Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle
History was turned in comedy when King Arthur travels the countryside to find the knights who will join him at the Round Table in Camelot. Later many of these knights leave in search of a Holy Grail. On this hilarious journey they encounter many, very silly obstacles.
This movie is a masterpiece. This movie is a cult classic blithely ridiculous, hilarious and exceedingly silly charm. In my opinion it is a must watch for everyone.
“The material is superb, Neil Innes’ music is tremendous and Gilliam’s animations are timelessly brilliant.” – Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)
“So unnecessarily gorgeous, there are moments where it feels like Tarkovsky with drag and farting.” – Tom Huddleston (Time Out)
“Grail is as funny as a movie can get, but it is also a tough-minded picture — as outraged about the human propensity for violence as it is outrageous in its attack on that propensity.” – Richard Schickel (TIME Magazine)
1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
IMDB: 8.4 Metacritic: 97 RottenTomatoes: 98
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern
Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
An insane general initiated a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he thought that the fluoridation of American water supply is a conspiracy of Soviet Union. Only general knows the code to recall the nuclear attack and he is not going to tell anyone. On the other side War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
The idea of the whole movie is extraordinarily brilliant. Cold War turned into comedy satire remains as funny and razor-sharp as it was when the movie was released in 1964.
This movie is a masterpiece. This is reason it was nominated for 4 Oscars. This movie held its head highest in the list of funniest movies of all time.
If you have not watched this movie, I will recommend just go and watch it right now.
“Age has not withered that final queasy nightmare of the mushroom clouds, set to Vera Lynn’s hopeful We’ll Meet Again – underscoring how the certainties of the second world war ceased to hold their meaning in the nuclear age.” – Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)
“Nothing would seen to be farther apart than nuclear war and comedy, yet Kubrick’s caper eloquently tackles a Fail-Safe subject with a light touch.” – Dave Kaufman (Variety)
“By a whopping margin, this is Kubrick’s most radical film and greatest dramatic gamble.” – Joshua Rothkopf (Time Out)
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