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Top 100 Best Comedy Movies Of All Time

Bijesh NageshBijesh-Updated Jan 19, 2022


Comedy Movies

 

Laugh out loud! Who knew another entire year is almost over. December has prompted ENTOIN to delve into laughter, because what else can we do but enjoy this crazy roller coaster ride called Time.

 

Below are our top-100 best comedy movies of all time. Feel free to mention in the comments if we missed any of your personal favorites.

 

None of the movies on this list are 'better than' any other, we needed to list them, hence the numbers.

 

Have a laugh, visit a few old favourites, and check out any new titles you may find here on our list.

 

 

100. The First Wives Club (1996)

 

The First Wives Club (1996)

 

Entity Detail
Title The First Wives Club
Year 1996
Watch time 103 min
Directors Hugh Wilson
Cast Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith
Box Office $105.49M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 58
Writers Olivia Goldsmith
Music By Marc Shaiman
Cinematography By Donald E. Thorin
Costume By Peter S. Larkin

 

Elise Elliot Atchison (played by Goldie Hawn), Brenda Morelli Cushman (played by Bette Midler), and Annie MacDuggan Paradis (played by Diane Keaton) find themselves reuniting at a mutual friend's funeral.

 

It has been thirty years since last they saw one another, at college. Elise has become an Oscar-winning actress, Brenda has turned rather sassy, and Annie has become something of a quiet homemaker.

 

All three ladies learn that one factor connects them in common: they're all three of them divorced.

 

Their husbands – Bill Atchison (played by Victor Garber), Morton Cushman (played by Dan Hedaya), and Aaron Paradis (played by Stephen Collins) – took to young mistresses and left them hanging.

 

The women, feeling justifiably betrayed and wronged, join forces to exact vengeance. They finally find the courage and strength through each other to take matters into their own hands.

 

Calling themselves 'The First Wives' Club', the three ladies show their ex-husbands that all pleasures come at a cost.

 

 

 

99. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

 

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Year 1994
Watch time 86 min
Directors Tom Shadyac
Cast Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc
Box Office $72.22M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 37
Writers Jack Bernstein
Music By Ira Newborn
Cinematography By Julio Macat
Costume By William A. Elliott

 

With a comical yet keen understanding of not just criminal behaviour but also the animal version, goofy 'pet detective' Ace Ventura (played by Jim Carrey) finds himself on the case of a stolen dolphin who served as a mascot for The Miami Dolphins football team.

 

The dolphin is abducted just before the Superbowl for reasons bizarre and unknown. Ace initiates his investigation and progresses through it in some of the weirdest wackiest ways imaginable.

 

 

 

98. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

 

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

 

Entity Detail
Title Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Year 1985
Watch time 91 min
Directors Tim Burton
Cast Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger
Box Office $40.90M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 47
Writers Phil Hartman
Music By Danny Elfman
Cinematography By Victor J. Kemper
Costume By David L. Snyder

 

Stuck in a place between growing up and staying a kid, Pee-wee Herman (played by Paul Reubens) lives in a house filled with gadgets and toys, dresses and behaves like a mere child, and has a dog named Speck.

 

He goes about on a bicycle that also looks like something a child would ride.

 

A dastardly counterpart to his immature-yet-grown lifestyle is arch-rival Francis Buxton (played by Mark Holton).

 

He wants to get his hands on Pee-wee's bike. He finds an opportunity to steal it when Pee-wee is off shopping one day for more toys to add to his collection.

 

A blame game begins with Pee-wee knowing full well that Francis was behind the robbery.

 

With no way to prove his nemesis took the bike, Pee-wee ends up adhering to the words of a fortune teller who informs him that the bike is in the Alamo.

 

The latter happens to be in San Antonio, Texas, and it encourages Pee-wee to make a comical and adventurous decision to head on over.

 

 

 

97. 21 Jump Street (2012)

 

21 Jump Street (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title 21 Jump Street
Year 2012
Watch time 109 min
Directors Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Cast Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson
Box Office $138.45M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 69
Writers Michael Bacall
Music By Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography By Barry Peterson
Costume By Peter Wenham

 

Morton Schmidt (played by Jonah Hill) and Greg Jenko (played by Channing Tatum) are two very different people who attended the same high school in 2005.

 

Morton was the nerdy and studious sort while Greg was the typical jock who had plenty of friends but bad grades.

 

It will be seven years before the two of them see each other, only in this case they end up becoming police officers serving in the same precinct.

 

They turn into fast friends and before long are tasked with an undercover mission that has them seeking ways to stop the distribution of a synthetic drug.

 

To achieve this, the two disguise themselves as high schoolers and go back to their school where they believe they will find and capture the supplier.

 

Their undercover identities get mixed up, though, leaving Morton the cool and popular one and Greg the outcast.

 

The popular kids have access to the dealer, a situation that gradually drives a wedge between the friends/officers, one that threatens the success of the mission.

 

 

 

96. Legally Blonde (2001)

 

Legally Blonde (2001)

 

Entity Detail
Title Legally Blonde
Year 2001
Watch time 96 min
Directors Robert Luketic
Cast Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis
Box Office $96.52M
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore 59
Writers Amanda Brown
Music By Rolfe Kent
Cinematography By Anthony B. Richmond
Costume By Missy Stewart

 

The girl-who-has-everything Elle Woods (played by Reese Witherspoon) enjoys being a 'Hawaiian Tropic' girl, President of her sorority, and Miss June.

 

She most especially takes pride in being a natural blonde. The guy she's dating, Warner Huntington (played by Matthew Davis), is a popular charmer whom the other girls want.

 

Elle harbours dreams of one day marrying Warner and becoming 'Mrs. Warner Huntington III'. One thing leads to another and Warner seems to be showing more interest in a serious and studious Harvard Law student named Vivian (played by Selma Blair), one who was also his old flame.

 

His blue-blood East Coast family has big plans for him once he graduates, and none of those seems to include the bubbly and girly Elle Woods.

 

Somehow finding a way to get into Harvard Law herself, Elle grows into a different person without quite sacrificing who she truly is at heart.

 

At college, Elle gets closer to fellow student Emmett (played by Luke Wilson). Her friend Paulette (played by Jennifer Coolidge) supports her, inspiring Elle to do more and be more.

 

 

 

95. The 40-Year Old Virgin (2005)

 

The 40-Year Old Virgin (2005)

 

Entity Detail
Title The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Year 2005
Watch time 116 min
Directors Judd Apatow
Cast Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco
Box Office $109.45M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 73
Writers Judd Apatow
Music By Lyle Workman
Cinematography By Jack N. Green
Costume By Jackson De Govia

 

Andy Stitzer (played by Steve Carell) works at an electronics superstore stamping invoices. He returns home to a nice apartment and admires his action figure and comic book collection.

 

A pleasant man with nice friends, Andy seems to have everything in life. All except a good roll in the hay.

 

At forty years of age, Andy still has not lost his virginity. Sex is a big deal for a lot of people, including Andy's colleagues.

 

His lack of sex is the one factor that isolates Andy at the workplace and makes him appear an oddball.

 

His friends attempt to help him get laid, even if it means going the extra mile to do so.

 

But Andy's chastity seems too ingrained to discard. Until he meets Trish (played by Catherine Keener) who is also forty but is a mother of three.

 

While his friends remain hopeful that 'this is it', Andy takes things slowly. So slow, in fact, that he seems to have convinced Trish into having a no-sex relationship with him.

 

 

94. Wayne's World (1992)

 

Wayne's World (1992)

 

Entity Detail
Title Wayne's World
Year 1992
Watch time 94 min
Directors Penelope Spheeris
Cast Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere
Box Office $121.70M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 57
Writers Mike Myers
Music By J. Peter Robinson
Cinematography By Theo van de Sande
Costume By Gregg Fonseca

 

A huge fan of heavy metal music, Wayne Campbell (played by Mike Myers) calls suburban Chicago home.

 

Every Friday night he joins his strange bestie Garth Algar (played by Dana Carvey) to host a show called 'Wayne's World'.

 

The public cable TV program takes place entirely in Wayne's basement and somehow courts immense popularity.

 

When network executive Ben Oliver (played by Rob Lowe) expresses an interest in adopting the show for his network, Wayne and Garth are psyched.

 

The show, after all, is going to be sponsored by billionaire Noah Vandahoff (played by Brian Doyle-Murray) who also happens to own one of the biggest arcade businesses in the country.

 

Having made it to 'prime time', Wayne and Garth soak up fresh success. Before long, Wayne finds romance in Chinese-American heavy metal lead vocalist Cassandra Wong (played by Tia Carrere).

 

Ben does not appreciate the relationship, though, in fact, he wants Cassandra for himself. He attempts to ruin Wayne and Garth's TV show so they do not hit the number-one spot.

 

After a while, Wayne finds himself choosing to help Cassandra make more out of her career, more so after Garth and his show see dwindling ratings.

 

 

93. The Great Dictator (1940)

 

The Great Dictator (1940)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Great Dictator
Year 1940
Watch time 125 min
Directors Charles Chaplin
Cast Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner
Box Office $0.29M
IMDb Rating 8.4
Metascore ---
Writers Charles Chaplin
Music By Charles Chaplin
Cinematography By Karl Struss
Costume By Edward G. Boyle

 

World War I ended twenty years ago and the nation of Tomainia was one of the losers.

 

Adenoid Hynkel (played by Charlie Chaplin) rose to become dictator of that small country and started to propagate the dark ideology of a pure Aryan state and the annihilation of all Jews.

 

Since the war ended, a humble Jewish Tomainian barber (double-acted by Charlie Chaplin) has remained hospitalized – he suffered amnesia.

 

He awakens to observe that Jews are being persecuted, especially in the ghettos. Before long, a relationship blooms between him and a Jewish washerwoman named Hannah (played by Paulette Goddard).

 

Saving Commander Schultz (played by Reginald Gardiner) during the war has earned the barber some saving grace.

 

His life is spared when the unfortunate time comes and another wave of Jew-hunts spreads across Tomainia.

 

Adenoid establishes a change in policy one day that frees all Jews from persecution. But he has an agenda for doing so, one that includes world domination over the long-term.

 

Adenoid starts by invading the neighbouring lands of Osterlich to save it from the Dictator of adjacent Bacteria, Benzino Napaloni (played by Jack Oakie).

 

Schultz becomes a traitor to Adenoid's rule and, relying on his inside knowledge, schemes a coup with the barber who just so happens to look a lot like someone who is currently occupying the seat of power.

 

 

92. Bridesmaids (2011)

 

Bridesmaids (2011)

 

Entity Detail
Title Bridesmaids
Year 2011
Watch time 125 min
Directors Paul Feig
Cast Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews
Box Office $169.11M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 75
Writers Kristen Wiig
Music By Michael Andrews
Cinematography By Robert D. Yeoman
Costume By Jefferson Sage

 

Being 'maid of honor at her best friend's wedding, Annie (played by Kristen Wiig) experiences a wild matrimonial ride along with the bride-to-be Lillian (played by Maya Rudolph) and their wacky friends Helen (played by Rose Byrne), Megan (played by Melissa McCarthy), Rita (played by Wendi McLendon-Covey), and Becca (played by Ellie Kemper).

 

Annie observes that her life is a mess, and the one good thing to come out of it is her bestie's engagement.

 

Broke and bereft, Annie lies and bluffs her way through Lillian's rather expensive marriage preparations and rituals.

 

Annie does it all to show that her love for her bestie matters more than any personal troubles she may be going through.

 

Along the way, she and the girls experience some of the weirdest most unforgettable moments of their lives.

 

 

91. Zoolander (2001)

 

Zoolander (2001)

 

Entity Detail
Title Zoolander
Year 2001
Watch time 90 min
Directors Ben Stiller
Cast Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell
Box Office $45.17M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 61
Writers Drake Sather
Music By David Arnold
Cinematography By Barry Peterson
Costume By Robin Standefer

 

The time has come for Derek Zoolander (played by Ben Stiller) to realize and accept that his rise to the top of male supermodel stardom has reached its zenith and is now declining.

 

After three years holding claim to the covetous title of 'Male Model of the Year', Derek is beaten by newcomer hot-star Hansel (played by Owen Wilson).

 

Lost in anxious thoughts and worried for his future, Derek undergoes an existential crisis. But not for long.

 

Fashion czar Mugatu (played by Will Ferrell) offers him a comeback chance. Mugatu harbours a diabolical agenda, namely an aim to assassinate Malaysia's new Prime Minister when he visits New York.

 

The PM recently passed laws that banned child labour and the exploitation of minors. Mugatu's fashion empire has been running illegally by taking advantage of such cheap labour abroad.

 

To ensure that child labour remains on the table, Mugatu brainwashes Derek with help from his evil associate Katinka (played by Milla Jovovich).

 

They create a 'model puppet' to help them carry out the kill and then carry the blame for it.

 

Time Magazine's journo Matilda Jeffries (played by Christine Taylor) is on to Mugatu and she attempts to stop, even save, Derek Zoolander from making the biggest mistake of his life and career.

 

 

90. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

 

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title A Fish Called Wanda
Year 1988
Watch time 108 min
Directors Charles Crichton, John Cleese
Cast John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin
Box Office $63.49M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 80
Writers John Cleese
Music By John Du Prez
Cinematography By Alan Hume
Costume By Roger Murray-Leach

 

Georges Thomason (played by Tom Georgeson) is a Brit and criminal mastermind who soon discovers an opportunity to be part of a major diamond heist.

 

His right-hand man Ken Pile (played by Michael Palin) enlists the support of a pair of siblings, the gorgeous and witty Wanda Gershwitz (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) and her brother, who's quite the loose cannon, Otto (played by Kevin Kline).

 

Once they successfully execute the robbery, that too in broad daylight, greed soon comes calling.

 

One anonymous call is all it takes for the police to arrest Georges, the only person who knows where the loot was stashed away.

 

Wanda, donning her most seductive look, gets closer to Georges's barrister, the unsuspecting Archie Leach (played by John Cleese).

 

Her brother and she believe that Archie knows the location of the loot. What started out as a foolproof plan gradually breaks apart.

 

In the process, it redefines the adage 'there's no honour among thieves'.

 

 

89. Shaun Of The Dead (2004)

 

Shaun Of The Dead (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title Shaun of the Dead
Year 2004
Watch time 99 min
Directors Edgar Wright
Cast Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis
Box Office $13.54M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 76
Writers Simon Pegg
Music By Dan Mudford
Cinematography By David M. Dunlap
Costume By Marcus Rowland

 

Shaun (played by Simon Pegg) believes his life is going nowhere and that nothing eventful ever happens to him.

 

Being an electronics store employee, he whiles away his time playing gamers and drinking with his bestie and roommate Ed (played by Nick Frost) in the neighbourhood pub.

 

His girlfriend Liz (played by Kate Ashfield) is slipping away, and Shaun finds himself letting it happen.

 

Around this time, something bizarre is unravelling in North London. A strange plague seems to be affecting the residents there, and before long all of Britain is caught up in the madness.

 

Shaun, finally rising to the occasion feels he was always destined for, risks life and limb to rescue Liz, his mom, and others as he fights ever-swelling ranks of undead zombies that have practically infested England from end to end.

 

He knows of only one safe place, namely Winchester, but he remains unsure if that haven too has been overrun.

 

It doesn't stop him from planning to take his loved ones there, though, braving hordes of zombies along the way.

 

 

88. The Jerk (1979)

 

The Jerk (1979)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Jerk
Year 1979
Watch time 94 min
Directors Carl Reiner
Cast Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King
Box Office $73.69M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 61
Writers Steve Martin
Music By Jack Elliott
Cinematography By Victor J. Kemper
Costume By Jack T. Collis

 

Navin Johnson (played by Steve Martin) from Mississippi is a guileless young man who soon learns that he is not the actual son of an African-American family.

 

He learns the truth on his birthday, of all days. Shocked by the revelation, he is lost in doubt and confusion.

 

A song on the radio captures his attention, inspiring him to get up and get out there, into the wide world, and find himself.

 

He arrives at St. Louis pursuing great accomplishments with a touch of romance. One thing leads to another and Navin is left experiencing some of the weirdest moments in his search for a better future.

 

 

87. Groundhog Day (1993)

 

Groundhog Day (1993)

 

Entity Detail
Title Groundhog Day
Year 1993
Watch time 101 min
Directors Harold Ramis
Cast Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky
Box Office $70.91M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 72
Writers Danny Rubin
Music By George Fenton
Cinematography By John Bailey
Costume By David Nichols

 

TV weatherman and broadcaster Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) is quite the misanthrope. When he gets assigned, for the fourth consecutive year, the task of covering the annual Groundhog Day festivities in 'Hick town' Punxsutawney, he turns sour and despondent.

 

His producer is a good person, and so he obliges. Things turn dark-comedic when Phil finds himself reliving the latest Groundhog Day over and over again.

 

A dangerous blizzard shuts off all routes out of town, leaving him stranded in Punxsutawney.

 

All his attempts to escape are met with naught, leaving Phil with but one option, to make the most of his time in this town.

 

 

86. Meet The Parents (2000)

 

Meet The Parents (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title Meet the Parents
Year 2000
Watch time 108 min
Directors Jay Roach
Cast Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner
Box Office $166.24M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 73
Writers Greg Glienna
Music By Randy Newman
Cinematography By Peter James
Costume By Rusty Smith

 

When Jewish male nurse Greg Focker (played by Ben Stiller) finally asks his live-in girlfriend Pam Byrnes (played by Teri Polo) to marry him, she says yes without a doubt.

 

Pam's father Jack Byrnes (played by Robert De Niro), on the other hand, is not too keen on Greg or his choice of career.

 

Pam's mother Dina Byrnes (played by Blythe Danner), though understanding, brings her own quirks to the meeting.

 

Jack happens to be an ex-CIA and has a lie detector in his basement, which he uses on Greg when the time comes.

 

Around this time, Pam's sister Deborah Byrnes (played by Nicole DeHuff) announces she's engaged to a young doctor.

 

Whatever can go wrong does indeed go wrong in this comedy movie. Things get funnier after Jack loses his cherished Himalayan cat Jinxie.

 

Greg had something to do with it, but he tries his best to cover it up.

 

 

85. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

 

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Year 1988
Watch time 85 min
Directors David Zucker
Cast Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban
Box Office $78.76M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 76
Writers Jerry Zucker
Music By Ira Newborn
Cinematography By Robert M. Stevens
Costume By John J. Lloyd

 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is coming to Los Angeles. Bumbling police lieutenant Frank Drebin (played by Leslie Nielsen) seems to be at his wit's end, especially considering his entanglement with a challenging heroin smuggling case that saw to the brutal killing of a fellow officer.

 

Gradually caught up under the spell of the sensuous Jane Spencer (played by Priscilla Presley), assistant to suave and cool-cat criminal mastermind Vincent Ludwig (played by Ricardo Montalban), Frank has to put together several puzzle pieces if he is to prevent a high-profile assassination from happening on American soil.

 

A baseball game seems to have become the dark stage for a major cross-border murder of the Queen in front of countless spectators and viewers.

 

One stupid mistake after another, the unintentionally funny Frank Drebin has to do right by his career and country before it is too late.

 

 

84. The Pink Panther (1963)

 

The Pink Panther (1963)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Pink Panther
Year 1963
Watch time 115 min
Directors Blake Edwards
Cast David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine
Box Office $10.88M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 55
Writers Maurice Richlin
Music By Henry Mancini
Cinematography By Philip H. Lathrop
Costume By Reg Allen

 

When notorious and world-famous jewel thief 'The Phantom' leaves a glove at their most recent crime scene, Inspector Jacques Clouseau (played by Peter Sellers) – a bumbling rather idiotic and oftentimes hilarious officer of the law – is put on the case.

 

He was chosen not just for his experience with the Phantom's MO, but also because any blame for a lack of case closure can be placed squarely on Jacques' shoulders.

 

The screwball inspector is so certain of where the criminal is going to strike next that he goes undercover with his own wife Simone (played by Capucine).

 

Heading to Switzerland, his purpose is to safeguard the internationally renowned Lugashi jewel called 'The Pink Panther', currently in the possession of a royal princess (played by Claudia Cardinale).

 

Also present at the Swiss resort where the princess is holidaying are wealthy English playboy Sir Charles Lytton (played by David Niven) and his nephew George (played by Robert Wagner).

 

The plot thickens, and Clouseau finds himself in quite the 'comedy soup'.

 

 

83. Step Brothers (2008)

 

Step Brothers (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title Step Brothers
Year 2008
Watch time 98 min
Directors Adam McKay
Cast Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins
Box Office $100.47M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 51
Writers Will Ferrell
Music By Jon Brion
Cinematography By Oliver Wood
Costume By Clayton Hartley

 

At forty years of age, stepbrothers Brennan Huff (played by Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (played by John C. Reilly) enter one another's lives after Dale's father Robert (played by Richard Jenkins) marries Brennan's mother Nancy (played by Mary Steenburgen).

 

Since each brother used to live with their single parent, they now find themselves sharing a room under the same roof.

 

Antipathy rises to the surface, threatening the family's way of life and the parents' relationship.

 

The brothers both have sleepwalking tendencies that do not help matters. Daddy dearest decides to force the brothers into a corner – he insists they each find employment in a month.

 

Brennan and Dale love music, leading to them forging a pact that sees them working together to work something out.

 

Added pressure comes from Brennan's other brother and his lonely wife. Meanwhile, their newly married parents want to retire and sail the seas.

 

Finding familial harmony soon becomes more of a challenge than a choice.

 

 

82. The Big Lebowski (1998)

 

The Big Lebowski (1998)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Big Lebowski
Year 1998
Watch time 117 min
Directors Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi
Box Office $17.50M
IMDb Rating 8.1
Metascore 71
Writers Ethan Coen
Music By Carter Burwell
Cinematography By Roger Deakins
Costume By Rick Heinrichs

 

Two men share the same name, Jeffrey Lebowski. One of them is a pot-smoking, incredibly lazy, hippie, and White Russian liquor lover – he is nicknamed 'The Dude' (played by Jeff Bridges).

 

The other one is a handicapped war veteran, self-made millionaire, and mansion-owner with a full-time assistant – he calls himself the Big Lebowski (played by David Huddleston).

 

One thing leads to another and the war veteran's trophy wife Bunny Lebowski (played by Tara Reid) owes money to porn kingpin Jackie Treehorn (played by Ben Gazzara).

 

He holds her hostage until he gets his cash. He then dispatches a couple of thugs to find Lebowski.

 

The hoodlums end up encountering the Dude instead of the millionaire. When the Dude's rug is ruined as a result of the thugs 'putting pressure' on him, he wants compensation for the whole misunderstanding.

 

Dude, along with his bowling buddies Walter Sobchak (played by John Goodman) and Donny Kerabatsos (played by Steve Buscemi), tracks down Big Lebowski.

 

They go on a crazy adventure filled with kidnaps, paybacks, nihilists, and plenty of White Russian liquor.

 

 

81. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

 

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Year 2004
Watch time 92 min
Directors Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Vince Vaughn, Rip Torn
Box Office $114.33M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 55
Writers Rawson Marshall Thurber
Music By Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography By Jerzy Zielinski
Costume By Maher Ahmad

 

Quite charismatic for an under-achiever and proprietor of a rundown gym named Average Joe's, Peter LaFleur (played by Vince Vaughn) boasts a rather eclectic clientele comprising average-or-less people.

 

The latter include scrawny high school geek Justin (played by Justin long) with aspirations to impress a cheerleader, self-styled pirate Steve (played by Alan Tudyk), love-torn Owen (played by Joel David Moore), timid obscure-sports obsessed Gordon (played by Stephen Root), and arrogant know-it-all Dwight (played by Chris Williams) who really knows nothing at all.

 

Challenging this weird gym is White Goodman (played by Ben Stiller), a power-mullet boasting egomaniac and owner of Globo Gym, a renowned fitness centre.

 

White aims to take over Peter's failing gym, more so considering that Peter has a poor bookkeeping system in place.

 

To finalize his takeover, a foreclosure bank secretly installs attorney Kate Veatch (played by Christine Taylor) to do the needful.

 

Before long, Peter's charms win her over, leading Kate to join his team in a scheduled dodgeball face-off between members of both gyms.

 

The aim of the game is to raise enough money to save Average Joe's. Meanwhile, White just wants to grab the place and be done.

 

The showdown entails a dodgeball court where the future of both gyms will be decided in the funniest manner possible.

 

 

80. Big (1988)

 

Big (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Big
Year 1988
Watch time 104 min
Directors Penny Marshall
Cast Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard
Box Office $114.97M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 73
Writers Gary Ross
Music By Howard Shore
Cinematography By Barry Sonnenfeld
Costume By Santo Loquasto

 

Twelve-year-old Josh Baskin (played by Tom Hanks) grows tired of being pushed around. He becomes increasingly convinced that becoming an adult would solve all his problems.

 

A magical twist from an enigmatic fortune-telling mecha-psychic called Zoltar has Josh waking up the next day as the thirty-year-old version of himself.

 

His wish having materialized, Josh is initially excited but gradually turns morose as he realizes that being a grown-up is not as convenient as he thought it would be.

 

He has little choice but to seek full-time employment and the fact that he has to keep his secret hidden adds to his woes.

 

Plenty of comedic moments intertwine with deeply symbolic ones as Josh undergoes an epic life experience.

 

 

79. A Shot in the Dark (1964)

 

A Shot in the Dark (1964)

 

One mistake by Police Captain Charles Dreyfus's (played by Herbert Lom) deputy is all it takes to bring 'disaster magnet' Inspector Jacques Clouseau (played by Peter Sellers) onto a serious murder case that will either honour or insult all of Paris if not solved, and soon.

 

The murder has taken place in industrial tycoon Benjamin Ballon's (played by George Sanders) grand estate.

 

The man's known to be politically influential, making the case quite high profile. Maria Gambrelli (played by Elke Sommer), the maid, seems to be the prime suspect because she was caught in the room with the murder weapon (a gun) in her hand.

 

Jacques, however, believes she is not guilty of the crime, leading to Benjamin pressing several political buttons to get him off the case.

 

Maria and Jacques get unprofessionally close as the investigation goes nowhere. A few more murders take place, all of them related to Benjamin Ballon.

 

Clouseau's investigation takes him into a private nudist club where he continues to pick up clues that Maria may well be the culprit.

 

Charles Dreyfus, meanwhile, experiences accidents and turns almost psychopathic in his frustration with Jacques, and the imbecilic manner in which the man conducts a murder investigation.

 

 

78. Superbad (2007)

 

Superbad (2007)

 

Entity Detail
Title Superbad
Year 2007
Watch time 113 min
Directors Greg Mottola
Cast Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader
Box Office $121.46M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 76
Writers Seth Rogen
Music By Lyle Workman
Cinematography By Russ T. Alsobrook
Costume By Chris L. Spellman

 

Longtime friends and high school seniors Seth (played by Jonah Hill) and Evan (played by Michael Cera) find themselves counting down the days to when they will leave school.

 

They plan to lose their virginity before entering college. Using the fake ID of their 'third wheel' friend Fogell (played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse), the boys wish to drink aplenty as they each try to woo the opposite sex into bed at the summer's biggest party.

 

They desperately hunt for booze. Along the way, they break a few laws that land them in hot water with Officers Slater (played by Bill Hader) and Michaels (played by Seth Rogen).

 

Their dreams of getting laid are now threatened, especially considering that they have to lose their virginity before the party is done else lose out on their goal altogether.

 

Their attempts to become 'super good' at their self-appointed mission end up making Seth and Evan look 'super bad' at it.

 

 

77. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

 

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Royal Tenenbaums
Year 2001
Watch time 110 min
Directors Wes Anderson
Cast Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller
Box Office $52.36M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 76
Writers Wes Anderson
Music By Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography By Robert D. Yeoman
Costume By David Wasco

 

The dysfunctional but accomplished Tenenbaum family – Margot (played by Gwyneth Paltrow), Chas (played by Ben Stiller), Richie (played by Luke Wilson), Ari (played by Grant Rosenmeyer), Uzi (played by Jonah Meyerson), Rachael (played by Jennifer Wachtell), and mother Etheline (played by Anjelica Huston) – find themselves in a familial pickle when their estranged father Royal (played by Gene Hackman) returns to make things right.

 

This highly comedic movie captures the crazy ways in which people interact, especially when faced with family-bonding.

 

 

76. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

 

The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Beverly Hillbillies
Year 1993
Watch time 92 min
Directors Penelope Spheeris
Cast Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman
Box Office $44.03M
IMDb Rating 5
Metascore 37
Writers Paul Henning
Music By Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography By Robert Brinkmann
Costume By Linda Spheeris

 

The hilarious film adaptation of the super-funny TV series after the same name, this movie sees 'nice guy' Jed Clampett (played by Jim Varney) meeting with immense fortune when he finds a well of black oil under his property.

 

He gets so wealthy – he becomes a billionaire, in fact – that he decides to move his 'hillbilly' family – Elly May (played by Erika Eleniak), Jethro (played by Diedrich Bader), and Granny (played by Cloris Leachman) – from Arkansas to Beverly Hills.

 

Being country folk, their rural ways do not sit well with posh city living. In fact, their kind hearts and relative naiveté invite con artists like 'gold-digger' Laura Jackson (played by Lea Thompson) to try and cheat them out of their overnight fortune.

 

They find support and friendship in people like Miss Jane Hathaway (played by Lily Tomlin).

 

When their wealth is put at great risk, the 'Beverly Hillbillies' have luck and bizarrely good timing to thank for still holding on to their billions.

 

 

75. The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

 

The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Return of the Pink Panther
Year 1975
Watch time 113 min
Directors Blake Edwards
Cast Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell, Herbert Lom
Box Office $41.83M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 61
Writers Frank Waldman
Music By Henry Mancini
Cinematography By Geoffrey Unsworth
Costume By Peter Mullins

 

In yet another jewel heist, the famed 'Pink Panther' is stolen, and the Phantom's signature white glove is left behind.

 

By this time, the Phantom was assumed to have retired. The actual Phantom, Sir Charles Litton (played by Christopher Plummer), makes his way to Lugash in the South of France to figure out who this copycat thief is.

 

He also wishes to clear his name with the authorities and return the diamond, if he can find it.

 

Imbecilic French Detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau (played by Peter Sellers) is once again set on the case.

 

He plans to meet Sir Charles in France but is misled by the man's wife Lady Claudine Litton (played by Catherine Schell).

 

Clueless Clouseau, along with his man-servant Cato Fong (played by Burt Kwouk), creates chaos in his wake as he attempts to retrieve the Pink Panther.

 

In the process, the bumbling inspector puts immense pressure on Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (played by Herbert Lom) to the point that the latter plans ways to murder the former.

 

 

74. Hot Fuzz (2007)

 

Hot Fuzz (2007)

 

Officer of the London Metropolitan Police PC Nicholas Angel (played by Simon Pegg) has an impeccable professional record, one that is somehow ignored by his superiors when it comes time to promote him.

 

Nicholas is sent to Sandford, a rather sleepy town where an entirely different reality awaits him.

 

He has little choice but to partner with the overzealous son of the local police chief.

 

PC Danny Butterman (played by Nick Frost) teams up with Nicholas to take on an unprecedented series of grisly murders that has PC Angel believing there's more to Sandford than meets the eye.

 

A bizarre but very real conspiracy threatens a way of life in this quiet community. It is up to two strange officers to get to the root cause of it, and they do it in some of the craziest ways.

 

 

73. Coming To America (1988)

 

Coming To America (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Coming to America
Year 1988
Watch time 117 min
Directors John Landis
Cast Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Feather
Box Office $128.15M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 47
Writers Eddie Murphy
Music By Nile Rodgers
Cinematography By Woody Omens
Costume By Richard Macdonald

 

The courteous and charming Prince Akeem (played by Eddie Murphy) is born into a life of royal luxury and is the heir apparent to Africa's Zamunda kingdom.

 

On his twenty-first birthday, the Prince finds the courage to reject an arranged-marriage proposal and insists on his desire to find true love.

 

His parents King Jaffe Joffer (played by James Earl Jones) and Queen Aoleon (played by Madge Sinclair) aren't satisfied with his decision, but they come to understand it.

 

One thing leads to another and Akeem finds himself in the 'concrete jungle' of Queens, NYC.

 

Hiding his royal background, Akeem and Semmi (his trusted valet, played by Arsenio Hall) pretend to be exchange students and start mingling with their neighbours in America.

 

The noble bachelor seeks love in the Big Apple. He aims to find a soulmate, a woman who will love him for himself and not because he's a wealthy prince from a faraway kingdom.

 

 

72. Down And Out In Beverly Hills (1986)

 

Down And Out In Beverly Hills (1986)

 

Entity Detail
Title Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Year 1986
Watch time 103 min
Directors Paul Mazursky
Cast Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard
Box Office $62.13M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 82
Writers René Fauchois
Music By Andy Summers
Cinematography By Donald McAlpine
Costume By Jane Bogart

 

Rich but miserable couple Barbara (played by Bette Midler) and Dave (played by Richard Dreyfuss) Whiteman call Beverly Hills home.

 

While Dave is a businessman having a secret affair with the live-in maid Carmen (played by Elizabeth Peña), his wife Barbara is obsessed with meditation classes, aerobics, yoga, New Age therapies, and shopping.

 

Their teenage son Max (played by Evan Richards), meanwhile, is lost about his own sexuality, and their daughter Jenny (played by Tracy Nelson) has serious eating disorders.

 

And that's just half of it! The dysfunctional family spends Thanksgiving together. Around this time, street tramp Jerry Baskin (played by Nick Nolte) sleeps rough, is starving, and has recently lost his dog.

 

He aims to commit suicide by drowning in a nearby swimming pool. He inadvertently encounters Dave who invites him over for a temporary stay.

 

The stranger's entry into the Whiteman family leads to great upheavals and amusing surprises.

 

 

71. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)

 

Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)

 

Seeking loyal and brave supporters to join the Knights of the Round Table, the epic King Arthur of Camelot (played by Graham Chapman) rides all over the English countryside on his noble steed recruiting people to his noble cause.

 

While a few good men do answer his summons, they soon go their own separate ways.

 

This upsets the 'being in the clouds', an omnipotent God, who demands that Arthur seek out the Holy Grail.

 

Granted a mission by god himself, Arthur and his knights – Sir Galahad the Pure (played by Michael Palin), Sir Launcelot the Brave (played by John Cleese), Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Launcelot (played by Eric Idle), and Sir Bedevere (played by Terry Jones) – counter French soldiers, sex-obsessed virgins, an enigmatic enchanter named 'Tim' (also played by John Cleese), a deadly Black Knight (also played by John Cleese), and a ferocious guardian called the Green Knight (played by Terry Gilliam), all to get closer to the fabled Grail.

 

Along the way they encounter an assortment of strange characters, all of whom contribute to the quest in their own bizarre ways.

 

 

70. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

 

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Year 2004
Watch time 94 min
Directors Adam McKay
Cast Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd
Box Office $85.29M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 63
Writers Will Ferrell
Music By Alex Wurman
Cinematography By Thomas E. Ackerman
Costume By Clayton Hartley

 

It is San Diego (California) in the 70s. Working at a local TV news station is anchorman Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell) who has become something of a regional celebrity.

 

His segment has enjoyed top ratings across all demographics. Suffice to say, he's doing great work.

 

The times are changing, however, and the fact that his news crew lacks any female representation forces a diversity demand.

 

Enter, the station's first female reporter Veronica Corningstone (played by Christina Applegate). Everyone else in the 'boys club' – comprising Brian Fantana (played by Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (played by David Koechner), and Brick Tamland (played by Steve Carell) – are not pleased with her hire, but Ron's attraction to Veronica shifts perspectives.

 

Before long, the two of them strike up a relationship that waxes intimate. When a misunderstanding drives a wedge between them, their bond turns into a bitter feud that is all shades of funny.

 

 

69. There's Something About Mary (1998)

 

There's Something About Mary (1998)

 

Entity Detail
Title There's Something About Mary
Year 1998
Watch time 119 min
Directors Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Cast Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans
Box Office $176.48M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 69
Writers Ed Decter
Music By Jonathan Richman
Cinematography By Mark Irwin
Costume By Arlan Jay Vetter

 

Awkward teen Ted (played by Ben Stiller) experienced a terribly humiliating incident thirteen years ago in his high school prom.

 

He lost Mary (played by Cameron Diaz), the girl of his dreams, as a consequence and has been beating himself up about it ever since.

 

He still harbours feelings for her, though. Ted is a single man and writer who has been quite unlucky in love over the years.

 

He hires private investigator Pat Healy (played by Matt Dillon) to help him track down Mary's whereabouts so he can set up a meeting and finally seek closure, perhaps even another chance at landing the girl his heart always desired.

 

Healy soon starts wanting Mary for himself, and tries his darnedest to keep Ted ignorant of her location.

 

Mary, on the other hand, seems to have become the target of a love-scam, adding to the comedic confusions that prevail in this plot.

 

 

68. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

 

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

 

Chief Inspector of the French Sûreté, Charles Dreyfus (played by Herbert Lom), suffered a breakdown thanks in large part to the bumbling shenanigans of Inspector Jacques Clouseau (played by Peter Sellers).

 

His attempts to kill Clouseau just to be rid of him resulted in an extended stay at a mental asylum.

 

It is now three years, and Charles has been found safe to return to normal society.

 

A fateful 'concern visit' from Clouseau, however, ruins all his progress. Charles, having re-attempted murder on the inspector, is held back at the asylum.

 

Charles Dreyfus eventually finds a way to escape, however, after which he goes about trying and failing to kill Clouseau.

 

In a bid to get some of the world's best criminals to help him in that endeavour, Charles kidnaps a renowned English scientist and devises an object that can annihilate the world.

 

He practically holds the globe hostage and demands that governments send their best assassins to finish off Clouseau or else.

 

All of them fail to do so, not because Clouseau is incredibly talented, just bizarrely lucky in some of the most imbecilic ways.

 

The tables gradually turn as Clouseau tries to find and stop the now-criminal Chief Inspector from adding fuel to the fire.

 

 

67. Old School (2003)

 

Old School (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title Old School
Year 2003
Watch time 88 min
Directors Todd Phillips
Cast Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven
Box Office $75.59M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 54
Writers Court Crandall
Music By Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography By Mark Irwin
Costume By Clark Hunter

 

Being thoroughly disillusioned with their personal lives, Mitch (played by Luke Wilson), Frank (played by Will Ferrell), and Beanie (played by Vince Vaughn) experience some of the most disappointing moments as they try to make sense of their place in the lives of those they love.

 

Heidi is quite the nymphomaniac, and she cheats on Mitch. Frank, who used to enjoy being a party animal, finally ties the knot despite still harbouring the need to be 'wild'.

 

Beanie just wants to rediscover his carefree youth though he is now a full-fledged family man and has entirely different responsibilities.

 

When Beanie suggests that Mitch and Frank join him in starting their own personal fraternity, the men are all for it.

 

Mitch has a new house on a college campus. That's where the three of them decide to start their 'side life' to help them relive the glory days.

 

They gather an assortment of people to their cause – college misfits, aged retirees, middle-aged losers, and more.

 

Before long, they find themselves attempting to escape eviction by none other than Pritchard (played by Jeremy Piven), the new Dean of Students.

 

Pritchard and they go way back, and they were never really on good terms with him.

 

Pritchard's personal grudge against Beanie, Frank, and Mitch means he will leave no stone unturned in his aim to end their pursuit of happiness.

 

 

66. Yes Man (2008)

 

Yes Man (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title Yes Man
Year 2008
Watch time 104 min
Directors Peyton Reed
Cast Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins
Box Office $97.69M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 46
Writers Nicholas Stoller
Music By Mark Oliver Everett
Cinematography By Robert D. Yeoman
Costume By Andrew Laws

 

When you say 'No' quite often for years on end, chances are your whole world will turn upside down if you are forced to say 'Yes' instead.

 

One such bizarre circumstance plagues bank loan officer Carl Allen (played by Jim Carrey) who has accrued more bad karma than even he'd have thought possible.

 

When he reluctantly attends a seminar by an eccentric guru named Terrence (played by Terrence Stamp), he suddenly turns into something of a 'yes man'.

 

Carl finds himself leaving the seminar with the stunning decision to say yes to everything – and that means everything – that comes his way from that point onward.

 

No matter how crazy or ridiculous the scenario, Carl learns to say yes to it if it means his soul-perspective changes.

 

With his newfound freedom to try new things, he ends up opening up to his neurotic boss Norman (played by Rhys Darby).

 

When he encounters and falls in love with free-spirited musician Allison (played by Zooey Deschanel), Carl believes even more that he's heading in the right direction with his 'yes man' lifestyle.

 

Of course, not everything works out in his favour, because apparently saying yes to everything can often inspire losses rather than gains.

 

 

65. Raising Arizona (1987)

 

Raising Arizona (1987)

 

Entity Detail
Title Raising Arizona
Year 1987
Watch time 94 min
Directors Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman
Box Office $22.85M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 69
Writers Ethan Coen
Music By Carter Burwell
Cinematography By Barry Sonnenfeld
Costume By Jane Musky

 

A policewoman named Edwina "Ed" (played by Holly Hunter) falls for a thief named H. I. "Hi" McDunnough (played by Nicholas Cage) while taking his mug shots. He has made a habit of stealing from convenience stores.

 

Ed being infertile makes their marriage less fulfilled, but the two of them regardless give in to marital bliss.

 

So much so that they decide to kidnap one of the quintuplets – Nathan Junior (played by T. J. Kuhn) – belonging to a huckster of unpainted furniture called Nathan Arizona Sr. (played by Trey Wilson).

 

A bounty hunter is set on their trail. He hunts for Hi and Ed on his Harley motorbike, bringing sheer danger their way in this comedic movie.

 

 

64. Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

 

Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

 

Entity Detail
Title Revenge of the Pink Panther
Year 1978
Watch time 99 min
Directors Blake Edwards
Cast Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Dyan Cannon
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 65
Writers Frank Waldman
Music By Henry Mancini
Cinematography By Ernest Day
Costume By Peter Mullins

 

The Americans share a pending deal with the French Syndicate but they want to leave the agreement.

 

Philippe Douvier (played by Robert Webber) heads the French talks. He affirms that negotiations have concluded.

 

The Americans believe Philippe no longer wields the power they thought he did. This prompts Philippe to demand a suitable challenge for his team so he can prove to the Americans that he has not lost his touch.

 

When one of his own suggests the murder of Inspector Jacques Clouseau (played by Peter Sellers), Philippe does not shy away.

 

The going gets genuinely tough, because no matter what he does to get rid of Clouseau the man simply will not die.

 

Around the time Philippe sets up a deadly ambush, a thief has stolen Clouseau's clothes.

 

The accidental impersonation gets the criminal killed, leaving everyone certain it was the inspector. On the other hand, Clouseau is forced into a mental asylum, which he tries to escape so he can uncover the identity of the person trying to end him.

 

 

63. The Big Sick (2017)

 

The Big Sick (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Big Sick
Year 2017
Watch time 120 min
Directors Michael Showalter
Cast Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano
Box Office $42.87M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 86
Writers Emily V. Gordon
Music By Michael Andrews
Cinematography By Brian Burgoyne
Costume By Brandon Tonner-Connolly

 

Kumail (played by Kumail Nanjiani) is a Pakistani-American who works as an Uber driver by day and attempts to find his 'big break' in stand-up comedy during his off-hours.

 

His tradition-minded family wants only to see him married and not watch him suffer to make ends meet.

 

To ensure he ties the knot, they audition girls from Muslim families who have a prosperous background.

 

Whatever their intentions, Kumail (played by Zoe Kazan) has eyes only for an American grad student named Emily.

 

They grow ever closer despite both of them not really being interested in a serious relationship.

 

One day, Emily's health takes a turn for the worse and she drops into a grave illness.

 

This comes at a time when Kumail is already grappling with committing to serious life-choices.

 

This movie certainly puts the 'comedy' in 'romantic comedy'.

 

 

62. She-Devil (1989)

 

She-Devil (1989)

 

Entity Detail
Title She-Devil
Year 1989
Watch time 99 min
Directors Susan Seidelman
Cast Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Linda Hunt
Box Office $15.35M
IMDb Rating 5.6
Metascore 45
Writers Fay Weldon
Music By Howard Shore
Cinematography By Oliver Stapleton
Costume By George DeTitta Jr.

 

Suburban housewife Ruth (played by Roseanne Barr) finds herself with two kids in a loveless marriage.

 

Her husband Bob (played by Ed Begley Jr.) seems enormously interested in becoming an accountant for rich and famous personalities so he can climb the social ladder, as it were.

 

Ruth loves to read romance novels. She grows increasingly certain that her life is a far cry from the fabulous passions her favourite fictional heroines experience.

 

Bob seems to be indulging a series of infidelities with the exquisitely rich and gorgeous romance novelist Mary Fisher (played by Meryl Streep).

 

The time soon comes when an ungrateful Bob leaves Ruth with the intention to re-marry into money.

 

Ruth decides enough is enough. She makes plans to get even with Bob by first annihilating his lover's dream-worthy lifestyle.

 

Ruth becomes the titular 'she-devil' in this remarkably funny movie where Mary Fisher holds as much claim to the title.

 

 

61. Liar Liar (1997)

 

Liar Liar (1997)

 

Entity Detail
Title Liar Liar
Year 1997
Watch time 86 min
Directors Tom Shadyac
Cast Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly
Box Office $181.41M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 70
Writers Paul Guay
Music By John Debney
Cinematography By Russell Boyd
Costume By Linda DeScenna

 

A habitual liar and divorcé, quick-talking attorney Fletcher Reede (played by Jim Carrey) is what they call a successful crook.

 

He prioritizes his work above all things, including family. Fletcher is no stranger to breaking promises to his son Max (played by Justin Cooper).

 

He draws the final straw when he misses his kid's birthday party and fibs about why to his wife Audrey (played by Maura Tierney).

 

A lonely and disappointed Max makes a wish on that special day. He wishes his workaholic dad won't be capable of lying for one full day.

 

Unfortunately for Fletcher, Max's wish comes true, resulting in a series of incredible comedies that threaten to turn the so-called silver tongued lawyer's life upside down.

 

 

60. Elf (2003)

 

Elf (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title Elf
Year 2003
Watch time 97 min
Directors Jon Favreau
Cast Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel
Box Office $173.40M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 64
Writers David Berenbaum
Music By John Debney
Cinematography By Greg Gardiner
Costume By Rusty Smith

 

When he was but a baby living in an orphanage, Buddy (played by Will Ferrell) found himself becoming a stowaway in Santa's bag of gifts.

 

He ended up going to the North Pole where he was allowed to grow up among the Elves.

 

When he attains adulthood, Buddy gains permission to go find his biological father, Walter Hobbs (played by James Caan), in NYC.

 

His father is a heartless man, and is most definitely present on Santa's 'naughty list'.

 

When Buddy finally finds him, Walter reveals that he had no clue Buddy even existed.

 

His job is also threatened, forcing Walter to rethink his priorities. Having grown up practically as an Elf, Buddy finds the sights and sounds of New York City too delightful to ignore.

 

 

59. Girls Trip (2017)

 

Girls Trip (2017)

 

Entity Detail
Title Girls Trip
Year 2017
Watch time 122 min
Directors Malcolm D. Lee
Cast Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish
Box Office $115.17M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 71
Writers Erica Rivinoja
Music By David Newman
Cinematography By Greg Gardiner
Costume By Keith Brian Burns

 

Four lifelong buddies – Ryan Pierce (played by Regina Hall), Sasha Franklin (played by Queen Latifah), Lisa Cooper (played by Jada Pinkett Smith), and Dina (played by Tiffany Haddish) – head to New Orleans to celebrate the annual Essence Festival that unfolds there.

 

Their sisterhood is rekindled and they each allow themselves to let go and embrace their 'wild side'.

 

This results in all sorts of shenanigans, including brawls, drinks, dances, and romances. Misunderstandings and comedies galore prevail in this fun movie led by four empowered women.

 

 

58. Man On The Moon (1999)

 

Man On The Moon (1999)

 

Entity Detail
Title Man on the Moon
Year 1999
Watch time 118 min
Directors Milos Forman
Cast Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry
Box Office $34.58M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 58
Writers Scott Alexander
Music By R.E.M.
Cinematography By Anastas N. Michos
Costume By Patrizia von Brandenstein

 

Essentially a biopic of late comedian Andy Kaufman (portrayed on screen by Jim Carrey), the film covers Andy's life and times, starting with his self-declared identity as the world's first Inter-gender Wrestling Champion.

 

Kaufman's role in the 1978 "Taxi" movie is also featured in this one. Professional wrestler Jerry Lawler (as himself) grows tired of watching Andy wrestle women and thus throws him a challenge.

 

Putting his 'piledriver' technique to good use, Jerry often won against Andy. Their feud became legendary.

 

One such instance featured in the film took place in the 80s when Andy flung coffee on Jerry, had a brawl, and then went on to sue NBC.

 

In the role of George Shapiro is Danny DeVito, who has worked with the real-life Andy Kaufman.

 

 

57. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

 

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Year 1995
Watch time 90 min
Directors Steve Oedekerk
Cast Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi
Box Office $108.39M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 45
Writers Jack Bernstein
Music By Robert Folk
Cinematography By Donald E. Thorin
Costume By Stephen J. Lineweaver

 

Returning from his self-imposed exile from an isolated Himalayan hideaway is Ace Ventura (played by Jim Carrey).

 

He travels to Africa accompanied by the explorer Fulton Greenwall (played by Ian McNeice), who brought a curious case to his attention – they are off to discover a sacred white bat.

 

This creature was prophesied to halt a war between two tribes, the Wachootoo and the Wachati.

 

Seeing as how Ace is involved, all hell breaks loose as he tries to avert a major regional war by finding and then safeguarding the famed white bat from the likes of Vincent Cadby (played by Simon Callow) who puts poaching and profit over anything else.

 

 

56. Bowfinger (1999)

 

Bowfinger (1999)

 

Entity Detail
Title Bowfinger
Year 1999
Watch time 97 min
Directors Frank Oz
Cast Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski
Box Office $66.38M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 71
Writers Steve Martin
Music By David Newman
Cinematography By Ueli Steiger
Costume By Jackson De Govia

 

Bobby Bowfinger (played by Steve Martin) is a washed up actor-producer-director. He finds himself reading a friend's science-fiction script – 'Chubby Rain', written by Afrim (played by Adam Alexi-Malle) – one day.

 

Taken by its potential, he chooses to try his luck one last time in the hopes of becoming rich and famous.

 

The script, however, is not an easy sell. A renowned producer – Universal Pictures executive Jerry Renfro (played by Robert Downey Jr.) – eventually takes it up but he has a condition.

 

He wants Hollywood's number-one star – the pompous, neurotic, and paranoid Kit Ramsey (played by Eddie Murphy) – to star in it.

 

When Bobby approaches Kit, the man rejects the role. Deciding to shoot the film regardless, Bobby finds the cheapest team he can in Southern California including an ambitious beauty named Daisy (played by Heather Graham), an over-the-top diva called Carol (played by Christine Baranski), a goon who was previously flipping burgers, and a key-holding golfer with connections to a major studio.

 

Bobby starts filming the Sci-Fi script with a Kit lookalike – Jiff (double-acted by Eddie Murphy) – in the lead.

 

The real Kit has no idea he became part of this wacky project. The lookalike, meanwhile, happens to be Kit's own brother in real life.

 

 

55. Spy (2015)

 

Spy (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Spy
Year 2015
Watch time 120 min
Directors Paul Feig
Cast Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham
Box Office $110.83M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 75
Writers Paul Feig
Music By Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography By Robert D. Yeoman
Costume By Jefferson Sage

 

Quiet CIA analyst Susan Cooper (played by Melissa McCarthy) who has only ever known desk duty in her time at the organization is unexpectedly tasked with protecting popular field agent Bradley Fine (played by Jude Law).

 

His last mission does not see success, in fact, things go terribly awry. This prompts Susan to go undercover and do whatever it takes to retrieve information regarding Bulgarian arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (played by Rose Byrne) – the woman is intent on initiating a global nuclear crisis.

 

Susan, though completely out of her element, swims through the deadly world of international espionage in some of the most comedic ways imaginable.

 

She attempts to beat Rayna before the woman sets in motion events that will doom the world.

 

 

54. Airplane! (1980)

 

Airplane! (1980)

 

Entity Detail
Title Airplane!
Year 1980
Watch time 88 min
Directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Cast Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Box Office $83.40M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 78
Writers Jim Abrahams
Music By Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography By Joseph F. Biroc
Costume By Ward Preston

 

Traumatised former fighter pilot, who also ironically has a fear of flying, Ted Striker (played by Robert Hays) tries to drink his woes away – he is reminded of a WWII mission that went wrong in every way.

 

He still harbours feelings for his flight attendant Elaine Dickinson (played by Julie Hagerty) and is eager to win her heart back.

 

He thus faces his fears, boards a flight, and abides the terrifying trip from Los Angeles to Chicago.

 

However, a frightful case of food poisoning – discovered by Dr. Rumack (played by Leslie Nielsen) – spreads in-flight, leaving most of the passengers as well as the entire cockpit crew sick.

 

Ted is brought face to face with his inner demons when he is given little choice but to take over and fly the airplane with help from a gruff air-traffic controller talking to him over the comms system.

 

Not to forget the involvement of his former army commander Captain Rex Kramer (played by Robert Stack).

 

 

53. The Producers (1967)

 

The Producers (1967)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Producers
Year 1967
Watch time 88 min
Directors Mel Brooks
Cast Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars
Box Office $0.11M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 96
Writers Mel Brooks
Music By John Morris
Cinematography By Joseph F. Coffey
Costume By Charles Rosen

 

When Broadway producer Max Bialystock (played by Zero Mostel) meets with ill luck, he begins romancing rich old ladies so he can help finance his work.

 

Going over Max's books, timid and mousy public accountant Leo Bloom (played by Gene Wilder) discovers a way to make a fortune.

 

Both Max and he work out a means to produce a guaranteed flop that will end up making them rich – quite the scam.

 

They settle on the worst musical play for the task, 'Springtime for Hitler'.

 

 

52. Bruce Almighty (2003)

 

Bruce Almighty (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title Bruce Almighty
Year 2003
Watch time 101 min
Directors Tom Shadyac
Cast Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall
Box Office $242.83M
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore 46
Writers Steve Koren
Music By John Debney
Cinematography By Dean Semler
Costume By Linda DeScenna

 

New York television reporter Bruce Nolan (played by Jim Carrey) wants to break free of his small-time career covering minor stories of no great significance.

 

He wants to attain the lofty position of news anchorman at the station. But his self-centred rival Evan Baxter (played by Steve Carell) lands the role, leaving Bruce reeling in a personal crisis that has him mouthing off against god himself.

 

The Almighty (played by Morgan Freeman), on the other hand, decides it is time he took a holiday.

 

He places Bruce in charge of the Universe for a week. Omnipotent and obnoxious, Bruce Nolan misuses his powers and becomes an overnight success, even romancing the woman he always wanted, Grace Connelly (played by Jennifer Aniston).

 

He faces the consequences of his decisions, and gradually understands the importance of responsibility and accountability.

 

Not before a comedic run of divine misadventures, though.

 

 

51. Popeye (1980)

 

Popeye (1980)

 

Entity Detail
Title Popeye
Year 1980
Watch time 114 min
Directors Robert Altman
Cast Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley
Box Office $49.82M
IMDb Rating 5.3
Metascore 64
Writers Jules Feiffer
Music By Giuseppe Rotunno
Cinematography By John W. Holmes David A. Simmons
Costume By Paolo Lucidi

 

The classic cartoon character Popeye gets his own live-action feature film starring Robin Williams in the lead role.

 

When Popeye arrives at the seaside town of Sweethaven, he encounters the hamburger-loving Wimpy (played by Paul Dooley).

 

Before long, he meets and falls in love with Olive Oyl (played by Shelley Duvall).

 

One thing leads to another and disaster comes calling in the form of the buff and gruff Bluto (played by Paul L. Smith), a pirate who is against everything Sweethaven stands for, and who also wants Olive for himself.

 

Around this time, Popeye also finds his long-lost father Poopdeck Pappy (played by Ray Walston).

 

Gathering a group of friends together, Popeye faces up against Bluto with the power of Spinach (from a can).

 

From checking punks in a burger joint to putting the fear of God in a champion boxer, Popeye seems unstoppable when he has had his spinach.

 

He even rescues the abandoned baby Swee'pea (played by Wesley Ivan Hurt), thus earning the love and respect of all.

 

 

50. Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)

 

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Year 2004
Watch time 88 min
Directors Danny Leiner
Cast John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry, Rob Tinkler
Box Office $18.23M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 64
Writers Jon Hurwitz
Music By David Kitay
Cinematography By Bruce Douglas Johnson
Costume By Steve Rosenzweig

 

Under-used investment banker and number-cruncher Harold Lee (played by John Cho) finds the spark of an idea with his unambitious slacker best friend Kumar Patel (played by Kal Penn).

 

Their recreational drug stock is running low, prompting the boys to drive to New Jersey.

 

It is the middle of the night, but that doesn't stop them from wanting to satiate a case of the 'munchies'.

 

The square sliders they desire can only be found in White Castle. Before long, what began as a quick trip to a burger joint soon unravels into a series of maddening mishaps in which Harold and Kumar end up meeting strange people, enigmatic hitchhikers, and kind-hearted individuals.

 

 

49. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

 

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title Me, Myself & Irene
Year 2000
Watch time 116 min
Directors Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Cast Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Anderson, Mongo Brownlee
Box Office $90.57M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 49
Writers Peter Farrelly
Music By Lee Scott
Cinematography By Mark Irwin
Costume By Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr.

 

Mild-mannered almost-pacifist Rhode Island State Police Trooper Charlie Baileygates (played by Jim Carrey) experiences a moment when he is pushed to the breaking point.

 

At that instance, his insane alter-ego Hank Evans (double acted by Jim Carrey) comes to the fore, thus creating a 'multiple personalities' in Charlie's mind.

 

Around this time, Colonel Partington (played by Robert Forster) tasks a reluctant Charlie to escort Miss Irene Waters (played by Renée Zellweger) to her hometown.

 

Irene is a wanted woman by police in upstate New York. As time goes, Charlie discovers that Irene is being set up for a murder she did not commit.

 

He thus helps her escape to his jurisdiction where he believes he can help her lay low.

 

He also has to safeguard her from corrupt ex-boyfriend Dickie Thurman (played by Daniel Greene) and his ilk.

 

They are gunning for her, with the full intention of killing her before the truth outs.

 

They are under the assumption that Irene knows what really happened in the incident that dragged her into all this.

 

 

48. Big Business (1988)

 

Big Business (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Big Business
Year 1988
Watch time 97 min
Directors Jim Abrahams
Cast Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward, Edward Herrmann
Box Office $40.15M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 53
Writers Dori Pierson
Music By Lee Holdridge
Cinematography By Dean Cundey
Costume By William Sandell

 

It is the 40s era. Two sets of twins are born in the same hospital in a small town called Jupiter Hollow.

 

One of the pair is born to an impoverished family while the other is welcomed by a rich one – the latter couple just so happened to be passing through town when their delivery was imminent.

 

The nurse on duty, dizzy with stress, accidentally mixes the children up. Even the parents remain unaware of the mismatch.

 

Years go by and the 80s roll along. The mix-matched women seem fated to cross paths after a major business deal takes place involving the shutdown of a factory in Jupiter Hollow.

 

The proverbial brown stuff hits the fan when the biological siblings who grew up with different parents finally meet.

 

The rich twin Sadie Shelton was played by Bette Midler and the poor twin Rose Shelton by Lily Tomlin.

 

 

47. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

 

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title Napoleon Dynamite
Year 2004
Watch time 96 min
Directors Jared Hess
Cast Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell
Box Office $44.54M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 64
Writers Jared Hess
Music By John Swihart
Cinematography By Munn Powell
Costume By Cory Lorenzen

 

Idaho's very own 16-year old loser is a gangly bespectacled young man named Napoleon Dynamite (played by Jon Heder) who personally believes he is too cool for school.

 

He is often at odds with his chat-room addicted older brother Kip (played by Aaron Ruell) and his out-of-touch-with-the-times uncle Rico (played by Jon Gries).

 

Napoleon is often found doodling mythical creatures and whiling away his time. His life turns complicated when two friends unexpectedly find him.

 

The friends include quiet newcomer Pedro (played by Efren Ramirez) with ambitions to run for the school presidency and fledgling photographer Deb (played by Tina Majorino).

 

 

46. Happy Gilmore (1996)

 

Happy Gilmore (1996)

 

Entity Detail
Title Happy Gilmore
Year 1996
Watch time 92 min
Directors Dennis Dugan
Cast Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay
Box Office $38.62M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 31
Writers Tim Herlihy
Music By Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography By Arthur Albert
Costume By

Perry Andelin Blake William Heslup

 

With deep aspirations to become a hockey player, Happy Gilmore (played by Adam Sandler) is held back by his volatile attitude and inability to skate.

 

He recently made a powerful snapshot that proves he has talent, though. It doesn't help matters that his grandmother (played by Frances Bay) is facing eviction after failing to pay taxes on time.

 

Happy spends time in golf courses where he soon discovers his next calling. The man finds himself being able to shoot golf balls quite the distance.

 

This observation prompts him to partake of the PGA Tour where he hopes to win the cash needed to buy back his grandmother's house.

 

His 'bad boy' image draws a sizeable following but also captures the attention of Shooter McGavin (played by Christopher McDonald).

 

The latter is pegged as a potential winner of the Tour, so he understandably grows worried about Happy's skills and blooming stardom.

 

 

45. Blazing Saddles (1974)

 

Blazing Saddles (1974)

 

Entity Detail
Title Blazing Saddles
Year 1974
Watch time 93 min
Directors Mel Brooks
Cast Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman
Box Office $119.50M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 73
Writers Mel Brooks
Music By John Morris
Cinematography By Joseph F. Biroc
Costume By Peter Wooley

 

Ruthless, greedy, and conniving land speculator Hedley Lamarr (played by Harvey Korman) is making plans to cut a railroad through a dim and dusty frontier town called Ridge Rock.

 

He starts by planning to drive the town's current inhabitants out of the region without alerting law officials.

 

He secretly convinces the town's lustful governor, the Indian Chief Lepetomane (played by Mel Brooks), into appointing an unsuspecting nobody called Bart (played by Cleavon Little) as the town's first African-American sheriff.

 

Hedley knows the decision will be met with chaos and, most probably, a mass exodus.

 

Sheriff Bart, however, soon signs up Jim (played by Gene Wilder), aka the Waco Kid, to be his deputy.

 

The latter is a gun-slinger at the end of his career-run. Before long, Hedley's heartless scheme comes to light, leaving room for the townspeople to decide whether or not they are going to join hands and save the place they call home.

 

 

44. Hope Springs (2012)

 

Hope Springs (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Hope Springs
Year 2012
Watch time 100 min
Directors David Frankel
Cast Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart
Box Office $63.54M
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore 65
Writers Vanessa Taylor
Music By Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography By Florian Ballhaus
Costume By Stuart Wurtzel

 

A middle-aged couple with their marriage on rocky terrain, Kay (played by Meryl Streep) and Arnold (played by Tommy Lee Jones) seem to barely interact with one another in any romantic or meaningful fashion.

 

Deciding that a re-sparking of their marriage is essential, Kay picks up a book written by Dr. Feld (played by Steve Carell) that inspires her to sign up, along with Arnold of course, to attend Feld's 1-week marriage counselling program.

 

In Arnold's point of view, little to nothing is wrong with their marriage these past thirty years, but he reluctantly listens to Kay and goes along.

 

Before long, Feld analyses and advises the two of them on what's actually wrong with their marriage – strengths, weaknesses – and what they can do to make their relationship better.

 

Arnold and Kay have apparently drifted emotionally apart and need to reconnect if they are to reignite any lingering passions.

 

The going gets tougher, with more comedic challenges in the way than there are guaranteed resolutions.

 

 

43. Mr. Magoo (1997)

 

Mr. Magoo (1997)

 

Entity Detail
Title Mr. Magoo
Year 1997
Watch time 87 min
Directors Stanley Tong
Cast Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Matt Keeslar, Nick Chinlund
Box Office $21.38M
IMDb Rating 4
Metascore 18
Writers Pat Proft
Music By Michael Tavera
Cinematography By Jingle Ma
Costume By Elizabeth Wilcox

 

An eccentric millionaire with incredibly poor eyesight makes for comedy gold in this movie featuring the titular Mr. Magoo (played by Leslie Nielsen). The senior-citizen-millionaire accidently comes into possession of a priceless gem called the Star of Kurdistan during a museum heist gone wrong.

 

He inadvertently ends up foiling the robbery orchestrated by arch criminals Austin Cloquet (played by Malcolm McDowell) and Ortega "The Piranha" Peru (played by Miguel Ferrer).

 

Around this time, a couple of federal agents Chuck Stupak (played by Stephen Tobolowsky) and Gus Anders (played by Ernie Hudson) are busy chasing the wrong suspect, namely Mr. Magoo himself.

 

 

42. Three Amigos! (1986)

 

Three Amigos! (1986)

 

Entity Detail
Title Three Amigos!
Year 1986
Watch time 104 min
Directors John Landis
Cast Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau
Box Office $39.25M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 52
Writers Steve Martin
Music By Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography By Ronald W. Browne
Costume By Richard Sawyer

 

Three silent-film stars Lucky Day (played by Steve Martin), Dusty Bottoms (played by Chevy Chase), and Ned Nederlander (played by Martin Short) take up an acting job with Mexico's supposedly famous El Guapo (played by Alfonso Arau).

 

The three of them were recently fired and started to seek employment where they could find it.

 

Dreaming of big bucks, they head over to Mexico only to learn that El Guapo is not a professional actor in any sense of the word.

 

He is a suppressive personality whose real line of work is a local gang leader.

 

Around the time Lucky, Dusty, and Ned come over, Guapo has kidnapped the mayor's daughter Carmen (played by Patrice Martinez) as revenge for the people demanding that someone stand up to him.

 

To make matters worse, Guapo starts making wedding plans. The villagers' hopes now rest exclusively on three bizarrely ill-talented and comedic individuals who cannot walk off this set even if they tried.

 

 

41. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

 

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Year 2000
Watch time 104 min
Directors Ron Howard
Cast Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor
Box Office $260.04M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 46
Writers Dr. Seuss
Music By James Horner
Cinematography By Donald Peterman
Costume By Merideth Boswell

 

After being isolated and rejected by the rest of the Whos at Whoville, the Grinch (played by Jim Carrey) spends a spiteful life in seclusion.

 

He has always despised the people of Whoville for what they did to him, and thus could never stand Christmas when all of them were at their happiest.

 

The Grinch one day decides to ruin the occasion for the Whos whom he believes are just wasteful materialists wielding fake sentiments to celebrate a rather noisy festival that gets on his Grinchy nerves.

 

Cindy Lou Who (played by Taylor Momsen) seems to be the only little girl in town interested in inviting the Grinch to partake in the festivities.

 

When the Grinch reluctantly goes along, he is so publicly humiliated that he grows steadfast in his desire to spoil Christmas for all of Whoville.

 

He aims to steal all their presents on Christmas Eve, leaving the townspeople empty of joy and devoid of anything to celebrate.

 

However, something miraculous happens, an event that changes the Grinch's perspective of Whoville as well as their opinion of him.

 

 

40. The Hangover (2009)

 

The Hangover (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Hangover
Year 2009
Watch time 100 min
Directors Todd Phillips
Cast Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms
Box Office $277.32M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 73
Writers Jon Lucas
Music By Christophe Beck
Cinematography By Lawrence Sher
Costume By Bill Brzeski

 

In less than two days, bachelor Doug (played by Justin Bartha) will become a husband.

 

His wedding to Tracy (played by Sasha Barrese) has already been scheduled. His besties, who are also going to be his groomsmen, wish to throw him a bachelor party.

 

Phil (the schoolteacher, played by Bradley Cooper), Stu (the dentist, played by Ed Helms), Alan (Tracy's incompetent brother, played by Zach Galifianakis) head to Las Vegas in a borrowed Mercedes convertible.

 

Instead of just sticking to gambling and drinking, the boys unwittingly wake up in Mike Tyson's expensive suite inside Caesar's Palace – with the man himself! – and have absolutely no clue what happened the previous night to lead them here.

 

Adding to their confusion is one of them missing an incisor tooth, Doug seemingly nowhere in sight, and a Bengal Tiger resting in the bathroom (!).

 

Doug's wedding seems to have met with quite the hurdle. It is up to his friends to find him and ensure that none of them did anything they'd regret for the rest of their lives.

 

 

39. Top Secret! (1984)

 

Top Secret! (1984)

 

Entity Detail
Title Top Secret!
Year 1984
Watch time 90 min
Directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Cast Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp
Box Office $20.50M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 68
Writers Jim Abrahams
Music By Maurice Jarre
Cinematography By Christopher Challis
Costume By Michael Lamont Peter Lamont

 

The Nazis of East Germany are organizing a cultural festival. Representing the United States of America behind the 'Iron Curtain' is charming rock-n-roll teen idol Nick Rivers (played by Val Kilmer).

 

Before long, he discovers the real agenda behind the event. The Nazis plan to showcase their military might by annihilating an entire NATO submarine fleet on camera.

 

Finding an ally in local French Resistance fighters and Hillary Flammond (played by Lucy Gutteridge), Nick strategizes ways to thwart the Nazi scheme, all the while falling in love with Hillary.

 

 

38. Office Space (1999)

 

Office Space (1999)

 

Entity Detail
Title Office Space
Year 1999
Watch time 89 min
Directors Mike Judge
Cast Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu
Box Office $10.82M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 68
Writers Mike Judge
Music By John Frizzell
Cinematography By Tim Suhrstedt
Costume By Edward T. McAvoy

 

Growing sick of their daily office grind, Michael (played by David Herman), Samir (played by Ajay Naidu), and Peter (played by Ron Livingstone) start to despise their mundane form-filling days.

 

They also have to suffer from ineffective office fax equipment and their frustrating boss Bill Lumbergh (played by Gary Cole).

 

The place where they work, namely Initech Corporation, announces the introduction of efficiency consultants. This worries the three friends, because they believe they will be found incompetent and consequently booted into unemployment.

 

They prepare for the inevitable by putting their heads together and hatching a scheme involving a software program designed to steal online money transactions off the top.

 

They rely on any incoming payments made to Peter's office account to help them get rich.

 

However, one typo in the program leads to the virus grabbing more money that the boys are prepared to stash away without the authorities coming to know.

 

In a desperate bid to avoid prison time, the three buddies scramble to hide their shenanigans before they lose more than just their jobs.

 

 

37. Pineapple Express (2008)

 

Pineapple Express (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title Pineapple Express
Year 2008
Watch time 111 min
Directors David Gordon Green
Cast Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride
Box Office $87.34M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 64
Writers Seth Rogen
Music By Graeme Revell
Cinematography By Tim Orr
Costume By Chris L. Spellman

 

Stoner and lethargic court-process clerk Dale Denton (played by Seth Rogen) visits his dealer Saul Silver (played by James Franco) to purchase some weed, especially a new type called 'Pineapple Express'.

 

At some point, he becomes the sole witness to a murder carried out by a corrupt cop Carol (played by Rosie Perez) accompanied by the city's fatalistic drug lord Ted Jones (played by Gary Cole).

 

In his panic to get away, Dale drops his stash and bolts. He later learns from Saul that the weed is rare enough to be trackable.

 

Dale gradually realizes that the killers just might find and silence him in case he ever did see anything – and Dale saw plenty.

 

As Saul and he make a run for their lives, they learn that their paranoia is most assuredly not caused by their affinity for weed.

 

The killers, meanwhile, are fast catching up to them and are close to settling on the swiftest way to kill them both.

 

Along the way, Dale and Saul find support from a man named Red (played by Danny McBride) who is not as reliable as they need him to be.

 

 

36. Caddyshack (1980)

 

Caddyshack (1980)

 

Entity Detail
Title Caddyshack
Year 1980
Watch time 98 min
Directors Harold Ramis
Cast Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight
Box Office $39.85M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 48
Writers Brian Doyle-Murray
Music By Johnny Mandel
Cinematography By Stevan Larner
Costume By Stan Jolley

 

At the elitist Bushwood Country Club, something strange seems to be afoot. Clubhouse president Judge Elihu Smails (played by Ted Knight) is involved in whatever mishap is going on there.

 

Wealthy but distasteful construction magnate Al Czervik (played by Rodney Dangerfield) and charming golf guru Ty Webb (played by Chevy Chase) come to learn of the matter.

 

In the meantime, a young caddie by the name of Danny Noonan (played by Michael O'Keefe) is trying to find stability in life.

 

He soon realizes that the only way he can achieve that is to win the challenging Caddie Day golf tournament, which will earn him a scholarship straight from Judge Elihu himself.

 

While Danny goes to 'war' for his dreams, a subterranean threat is gradually swelling to the point of no return.

 

 

35. Neighbors (2014)

 

Neighbors (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title Neighbors
Year 2014
Watch time 97 min
Directors Nicholas Stoller
Cast Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow
Box Office $150.16M
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore 68
Writers Andrew Jay Cohen
Music By Michael Andrews
Cinematography By Brandon Trost
Costume By Julie Berghoff

 

Mac (played by Seth Rogen) and Kelly (played by Rose Byrne) Radner are settling down in a new neighbourhood with a newborn of their own.

 

The frat brothers next door, however, make living conditions noisy and reckless. Teddy Sanders (played by Zac Efron) is the frat president with Pete (played by Dave Franco) playing his right hand man.

 

Kelly and Mac introduce themselves and receive a reasonable welcome. They are even offered a party invite.

 

The growing noise concern, however, grates on their nerves, especially considering they have an infant to look after.

 

They ask to keep the noise levels down but soon learn that Teddy and the company are not interested in obliging their request.

 

A hilarious feud unfolds between the neighbours. The college soon steps in, threatening Teddy and the gang with consequences.

 

Things go wrong really fast in this comedy where frat parties definitely do not sit well with family living.

 

 

34. All Of Me (1984)

 

All Of Me (1984)

 

Entity Detail
Title All of Me
Year 1984
Watch time 93 min
Directors Carl Reiner
Cast Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith Osborne
Box Office $36.40M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 68
Writers Edwin Davis
Music By Patrick Williams
Cinematography By Richard H. Kline
Costume By Edward C. Carfagno

 

Lawyer by day and jazz musician by night, Roger Cobb (played by Steve Martin) soon finds himself having to choose a career path.

 

His boss is not quite happy with his two-pronged approach, which he feels is negatively influencing his work in either field.

 

He thus tasks Roger with a major project involving the handling of spoiled wealthy heiress Edwina Cutwater's (played by Lily Tomlin) estate.

 

She was diagnosed with a terminal illness but the woman seems to have a contingency plan, which she lets Roger in on.

 

First, she aims to leave all her wealth to the groundskeeper's daughter Terry Hoskins (played by Victoria Tennant).

 

The caveat is that she has also hired a Tibetan priest named Prahka Lasa (played by Richard Libertini) to officiate an occult ritual that will transfer her soul into Terry's body.

 

Now she can be young again while still holding fast to her fortune. A disbelieving Roger wants no part in this madness.

 

The ritual is performed anyway, but something goes wrong. Edwina ends up occupying Roger's body – half his body, to be precise.

 

The priest has gone missing, leaving two souls in one body both of whom want nothing to do with each other.

 

 

33. School of Rock (2003)

 

School of Rock (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title School of Rock
Year 2003
Watch time 109 min
Directors Richard Linklater
Cast Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal
Box Office $81.26M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 82
Writers Mike White
Music By Craig Wedren
Cinematography By Rogier Stoffers
Costume By Jeremy Conway

 

Slacker and guitarist Dewey Finn (played by Jack Black) find himself being kicked out of his rock band.

 

Facing depression on one side and a mountain of debt on the other, he strives to land a new job.

 

He currently shares an apartment with ex band member and substitutes teacher Ned Schneebly (played by Mike White).

 

One thing leads to another and Dewey accepts a job where he is tasked with being a substitute teacher at a rather uptight private elementary school.

 

Before long, he learns that the seemingly snobbish students actually have hidden talent when it comes to music.

 

He plans to form a school rock band using their skills and enrol them all in a local music contest – winners get to pocket a whopping $10,000 cash prize.

 

Called the 'Battle of the Bands', Dewey aims to win it if only to soften his financial problems and to get him back in the rock music arena.

 

 

32. In The Loop (2009)

 

In The Loop (2009)

 

Both the British Prime Minister and the American President are open to the prospect of war.

 

Lt. Gen. George Miller (played by James Gandolfini) of the U. S. Army begs to differ, much like British Secretary of State for International Development Simon Foster (played by Tom Hollander).

 

Simon, however, unwittingly ends up supporting military action on broadcast TV, resulting in his making plenty of new friends in Washington, DC.

 

The secret agenda is for Simon to do whatever it takes to gain access to the wheels of war if only to throw a wrench in it.

 

Along the way, he has to face up to the PM's main spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker (played by Peter Capaldi) who is busy planning ways to rig the UN election results.

 

America's Director of Communications Judy Molloy (played by Gina McKee) seems to have chosen the shortest straw in this crazy and comedic movie filled with gags and incredible moments.

 

 

31. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

 

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

 

Entity Detail
Title Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Year 1986
Watch time 103 min
Directors John Hughes
Cast Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones
Box Office $70.14M
IMDb Rating 7.8
Metascore 61
Writers John Hughes
Music By Ira Newborn
Cinematography By Tak Fujimoto
Costume By Marilyn Vance

 

Having played 'hooky' multiple times before, Ferris Bueller (played by Matthew Broderick) gets his whole school (and others) to believe he's on death's door.

 

He gets a day off to filter it all at which point he invites his buddy Cameron Fry (played by Alan Ruck) and girlfriend Sloane Peterson (played by Mia Sara) to keep him company.

 

Cameron's dad has a gorgeous Ferrari, which Ferris and his friends 'borrow' for the occasion.

 

The school principal Ed Rooney (played by Jeffrey Jones), however, is intent on proving that Ferris is faking his so-called terminal illness.

 

The young man's sister Jeanie Bueller (played by Jennifer Grey) also has her own plans to catch him red-handed.

 

The day proceeds in an ambience of reckless camaraderie, until one thing leads to another and it is time for Ferris to face the music.

 

 

30. Barbershop (2002)

 

Barbershop (2002)

 

Entity Detail
Title Barbershop
Year 2002
Watch time 102 min
Directors Tim Story
Cast Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson
Box Office $75.78M
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore 66
Writers Mark Brown
Music By Terence Blanchard
Cinematography By Tom Priestley Jr.
Costume By Roger G. Fortune

 

This comedy film features a struggling barbershop in the south side of Chicago. Calvin Palmer (played by Ice Cube) inherits the place after his father passes away.

 

He only sees the shop as a burden, and not worth the effort to keep the business going.

 

He sells the shop to a local loan shark. Only later does Calvin start to see his dad's true vision for the place.

 

He grows disappointed that he sold it. The place is filled with personalities who share their own distinct stories and memories, the good times and the bad.

 

These include old barber Eddie (played by Cedric the Entertainer), educated and 'superior' barber Jimmy James (played by Sean Patrick Thomas) who cannot stand Isaac, and 'white' barber Isaac Rosenberg (played by Troy Garity) who just likes to cut hair.

 

Then there's ex-convict Ricky Nash (played by Michael Ealy) who has one chance to redeem himself, hard-edged Terri Jones (played by Eve) who seems to be stuck with a two-timing boyfriend, and finally another barber Dinka (played by Leonard Earl Howze) who is passionately in love with Terri but can't quite catch a break.

 

 

29. Father Of The Bride (1991)

 

Father Of The Bride (1991)

 

Entity Detail
Title Father of the Bride
Year 1991
Watch time 105 min
Directors Charles Shyer
Cast Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Box Office $89.33M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 51
Writers Frances Goodrich
Music By Alan Silvestri
Cinematography By John Lindley
Costume By Sandy Veneziano

 

A Spencer Tracy classic is remade in this movie featuring middle-class couple George (played by Steve Martin) and Nina (played by Diane Keaton) Banks who are parents to the soon-to-be-wed Annie (played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley).

 

George is justifiably nervous and does not quite accept his baby girl is a grown woman.

 

An extravagant wedding is being planned, because Annie is about to tie the knot with an upper-class man Bryan MacKenzie (played by George Newbern).

 

George, however, cannot reconcile his need to have his daughter in his life. His wife Nina tries her best to calm his nerves.

 

When the wedding finally takes place, a foreign wedding planner takes control of managing the event.

 

One thing leads to another and comedies galore unfurl as George remains stubborn in his impossible need not to see his baby girl grow up so fast.

 

 

28. Four Lions (2010)

 

Four Lions (2010)

 

Four men come together to hatch a plot. Omar (played by Riz Ahmed), growing increasingly disillusioned with the way Muslims are being treated all around the world, wants to become a soldier to bring honor to his people.

 

Waj (played by Kayvan Novak) is excited to hear his take on things, but it doesn't quite matter because Omar does the thinking for him.

 

The rather antagonistic Barry (played by Nigel Lindsay) is a white man who recently converted to Islam, and he's quite opposed to almost everything Omar has to say.

 

He wanted a place to channel his nihilism but found a more hopeful prospect instead.

 

Faisal (played by Adeel Akhtar) seems to be the odd man out in the group.

 

His ideas to build a bomb and blow himself up is met with a comedic twist when his sick father starts to eat newspapers.

 

Faisal instead decides to train crows to fly bombs through windows. In this dark comedy, Omar finds himself dealing with incompetence and insanity.

 

He has to manage his plan with men who don't really prove useful in his aim to uplift Muslims in the eyes of the world.

 

 

27. Isn't She Great (2000)

 

Isn't She Great (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title Isn't She Great
Year 2000
Watch time 95 min
Directors Andrew Bergman
Cast Bette Midler, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, David Hyde Pierce
Box Office $2.96M
IMDb Rating 5.4
Metascore 34
Writers Michael Korda
Music By Burt Bacharach
Cinematography By Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Costume By Amy Burt

 

In this semi-biography of Jacqueline Susann, Bette Midler plays a diva of an actress who fails in her career only to strike it rich pursuing a life as an author.

 

She pens numerous trashy novels like 'Valley of the Dolls' and becomes quite famous in the early 60s.

 

A turning point comes after she meets her to-be-husband, a prominent promoter. He cannot find her work in either TV quiz shows or commercials.

 

His suggestion for her to become a writer thus becomes the spark for Jacqueline's future glory.

 

While at first, her work is non-printable, the 'sexual revolution' hits in the 60s and propels Jacqueline to literary stardom.

 

The movie, while being funny, also captures the author's sad moments, especially her involvement with her autistic son.

 

She even fights cancer and does so in secret, all the way up to her death.

 

 

26. In Bruges (2008)

 

In Bruges (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title In Bruges
Year 2008
Watch time 107 min
Directors Martin McDonagh
Cast Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Berrington
Box Office $7.76M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 67
Writers Martin McDonagh
Music By Carter Burwell
Cinematography By Eigil Bryld
Costume By Michael Carlin

 

Irish hit men Ray (played by Colin Farrell) and Ken (played by Brendan Gleeson) are dispatched by London mobster Harry Waters (played by Ralph Fiennes) to the medieval city of Bruges, in Belgium.

 

This happens after Ray bungled a job in a London church. Ken quite likes Bruges but Ray can't help feeling homesick.

 

Before long, Ray crosses paths with small-time drug-dealer Chloë (played by Clémence Poésy) whose recent 'gig' is keeping the cast and crew of a movie production 'supplied'.

 

Ray ends up having an issue with a Canadian tourist and, soon after that, has a tiff with Chloë's boyfriend.

 

Harry enters the picture and comes bearing a strict code of rules. He gives Ken a set of special orders that absolutely must be followed if the men are to succeed in their new crook-worthy mission in Bruges.

 

 

25. Idiocracy (2006)

 

Idiocracy (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title Idiocracy
Year 2006
Watch time 84 min
Directors Mike Judge
Cast Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews
Box Office $0.44M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 66
Writers Mike Judge
Music By Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography By Tim Suhrstedt
Costume By Darren Gilford Jeffery Noble

 

Private Joe Bauers (played by Luke Wilson) is all shades of ordinary. Officer Collins (played by Michael McCafferty) invites him to participate in a classified program called simply 'The Human Hibernation Project'.

 

Joe is asked to hibernate in a pod for an entire year along with a prostitute Rita (played by Maya Rudolph).

 

Before long, Collins is arrested for being part of a prostitution racket, leaving nobody else with the knowledge of Rita and Joe's pod situation.

 

It will be five hundred years (!) before the two of them awaken only to observe that human society has grown dumber.

 

Lacking any cash or identification, Joe is soon jailed. When subjected to an IQ test, he is surprisingly found to be the most intelligent person in the United States of America.

 

President Camacho (played by Terry Crews) invites him to join his government and help resolve a major matter concerning crops.

 

He promises to pardon Joe in return for his services. Joe demands to have Rita's support by his side as well as the lawyer Frito.

 

A time machine is involved, one that Joe plans to use to return to his own era once he is done helping in this one.

 

 

24. Clerks (1994)

 

Clerks (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title Clerks
Year 1994
Watch time 92 min
Directors Kevin Smith
Cast Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer
Box Office $3.15M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 70
Writers Kevin Smith
Music By David Klein
Cinematography By Scott Mosier Kevin Smith
Costume By Scott Mosier

 

Working as a clerk at a convenience store in New Jersey, Dante Hicks (played by Brian O'Halloran) finds himself being called in when it is his day off.

 

Multiple issues await him at the office that day, from shutters that refuse to open to matters more personal.

 

His current girlfriend keeps bugging him about continuing his education. Meanwhile, Dante still harbours feelings for his ex whom he learns is preparing for her wedding to another man.

 

His boss is late to take his place, thus ruining Dante's plans to attend a hockey game.

 

A friend passed away and her wake is held on this very day. And then there is the usual string of challenging customers.

 

Dante goes through this particularly comedic day with Randal Graves (played by Jeff Anderson), his clerk-friend from the video store adjacent, adding to his woes.

 

Randal has the annoying habit of bothering his customers, thus testing Dante's patience to breaking point on this already stressful day.

 

 

23. That Old Feeling (1997)

 

That Old Feeling (1997)

 

Entity Detail
Title That Old Feeling
Year 1997
Watch time 105 min
Directors Carl Reiner
Cast Bette Midler, Dennis Farina, Paula Marshall, Gail O'Grady
Box Office $16.33M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore ---
Writers Leslie Dixon
Music By Patrick Williams
Cinematography By Steve Mason
Costume By Steve Shewchuk

 

Divorced couple Lilly Leonard (played by Bette Midler) and Dan De Mora (played by Dennis Farina) find themselves having to attend their daughter Molly's (played by Paula Marshall) wedding.

 

They realize they're going to see each other for the first time in years. Suffice to say the reception does not go well.

 

Their bickering turns out so loud and uncouth that Molly is forced to ask her own parents to leave.

 

When the two of them are alone, Dan and Lilly suddenly find a hidden spark and are passionately attracted to one another.

 

Before long, Molly loses her cool when she discovers her divorced parents are back together in bed.

 

Dan and Lilly make a run for it, leaving their current partners scratching their heads as to their whereabouts.

 

Molly takes it upon herself to find her mum and dad by turning to a paparazzi who has been actively hounding her popular mother.

 

 

22. Withnail & I (1987)

 

Withnail & I (1987)

 

The year is 1969. Two actors Withnail (played by Richard E. Grant) and Marwood (played by Paul McGann) find themselves out of work in London.

 

They grow weary of a domestic existence peppered with the occasional psychotic Irishman and mad drug dealer.

 

They make up their minds to leave their flat in Camden and go on holiday to the countryside.

 

Monty (played by Richard Griffiths), Withnail's uncle, has a cottage just for such occasions. Upon arrival, the men discover more stress than peace.

 

The rain never abates and the pantry is short of everything. The actors, never having been exposed to actual survival, find the going tough.

 

Uncle Monty makes an appearance later, adding to their personal woes, especially for Marwood to whom he takes an uncomfortable liking.

 

 

21. Bringing Down The House (2003)

 

Bringing Down The House (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title Bringing Down the House
Year 2003
Watch time 105 min
Directors Adam Shankman
Cast Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright
Box Office $132.72M
IMDb Rating 5.6
Metascore 39
Writers Jason Filardi
Music By Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography By Julio Macat
Costume By

Ric McElvin

 

Uptight and divorced attorney Peter Sanderson (played by Steve Martin) still has feelings for his ex-wife Kate (played by Jean Smart) but remains clueless about why she left him.

 

He attempts to move on through a bombshell lawyer he's been chatting with online. During their first face-to-face meeting, he gets quite the reality check.

 

The bombshell in question apparently lied about everything. She was neither Ivy League nor white, neither refined nor a lawyer.

 

Charlene Morton (played by Queen Latifah) is a prison escapee who has her hooks in Peter and demands that he help clear her name and prove her innocence in court.

 

Peter, miffed with her deception, wants nothing to do with her anymore. Charlene, however, refuses to take no for an answer.

 

She makes his life a living hell, risking everything for him, especially his chances to get back with his ex and being part of his children's lives.

 

Then there's the matter of the billion-dollar client Virginia Arness (played by Joan Plowright) whose deal will also be jeopardized if Peter does not give Charlene what she wants.

 

 

20. Trainwreck (2015)

 

Trainwreck (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Trainwreck
Year 2015
Watch time 125 min
Directors Judd Apatow
Cast Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn
Box Office $110.21M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 75
Writers Amy Schumer
Music By Jon Brion
Cinematography By Jody Lee Lipes
Costume By Deborah Jensen

 

Amy (played by Amy Schumer) has often been told by her own father that monogamy is unrealistic.

 

Now a grown up magazine writer, she can't seem to get that adage out of her head.

 

Amy thus resorts to an uninhibited lifestyle, one that isn't held back and down by romance.

 

Things get worse when she starts falling for the man who's the subject of her latest article.

 

The successful and charming Aaron (played by Bill Hader) seems to hold the key to unlocking her lovable side and shattering all her preconceptions about commitment.

 

 

19. Annie Hall (1977)

 

Annie Hall (1977)

 

Entity Detail
Title Annie Hall
Year 1977
Watch time 93 min
Directors Woody Allen
Cast Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane
Box Office $39.20M
IMDb Rating 8
Metascore 92
Writers Woody Allen
Music By Gordon Willis
Cinematography By Wendy Greene Bricmont
Costume By Robert Drumheller Justin Scoppa Jr.

 

Intellectual, neurotic, middle-aged, Jewish, and twice divorced, Alvy Singer (played by Woody Allen) makes his way through the New York stand-up comedy circuit.

 

He is yet to fully move on from his latest break-up with a woman named Annie Hall (played by Diane Keaton).

 

Annie is a nightclub singer with aspirations of her own. She is as flighty as she is insecure.

 

Alvy believed that he has seen so many ups and downs over the years that his relationship with Annie must have succeeded.

 

Instead, it rolled downhill. He always went after women who didn't come after him. A confused Alvy goes through a personal 'mega review' of his bond with Annie, and all the ways it went wrong.

 

This funny yet introspective film contains humour and symbolism in equal measure.

 

 

18. Little Fockers (2010)

 

Little Fockers (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Little Fockers
Year 2010
Watch time 98 min
Directors Paul Weitz
Cast Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson
Box Office $148.38M
IMDb Rating 5.5
Metascore 27
Writers John Hamburg
Music By Stephen Trask
Cinematography By Remi Adefarasin
Costume By David Smith

 

Male nurse Greg Focker (played by Ben Stiller) seems to finally be making some progress with gaining the respect of his father-in-law Jack Byrnes (played by Robert De Niro).

 

It has been a decade and Greg remains happily married to his wife Pam (played by Teri Polo).

 

He also has two children to call his own, twins Samantha (played by Daisy Tahan) and Henry (played by Colin Baiocchi).

 

The family patriarch Jack still suspects Greg of going nowhere in life. His mother-in-law Dina (played by Blythe Danner) tries to uphold peace.

 

Things get worse at the twins' birthday party where Pam's ex Kevin Rawley (played by Owen Wilson) makes an appearance.

 

Greg finds it uniquely challenging to prove to his father-in-law that he is truly the man of his own household and that Pam is in good hands.

 

Plenty of misunderstandings, spying, and trust-breaking comedies unfold in Greg's final lap to prove his patriarchal worth to Jack.

 

 

17. Ruthless People (1986)

 

Ruthless People (1986)

 

Entity Detail
Title Ruthless People
Year 1986
Watch time 93 min
Directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Cast Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater
Box Office $71.62M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 78
Writers Dale Launer
Music By Michel Colombier
Cinematography By Jan de Bont
Costume By Donald B. Woodruff

 

Millionaire businessman Sam Stone (played by Danny DeVito) comes home one fateful day to learn that his wife Barbara (played by Bette Midler) has gone missing.

 

He soon gets a ransom demand from her kidnappers. In secret, Sam is overjoyed, because he always hated his wife.

 

In fact, he was making plans to get rid of her himself. He, therefore, finds excuses not to pay the ransom in the hope that his kidnappers will do what they must when the time comes.

 

But the abductors in question are anything but murder-happy. Ken Kessler (played by Judge Reinhold) and Sandy (played by Helen Slater) are a couple who just want to make a few big bucks.

 

They instead get Barbara who is as spoiled as she is vocal. Meanwhile, the police are starting to suspect Sam for behaving unforthcoming given the circumstances.

 

Carol Dodsworth (played by Anita Morris) has been Sam's mistress for a while now, and she starts making plans to grab his wealth when she still has room to do so.

 

As time goes by, Barbara develops 'Stockholm's Syndrome'. She starts growing fond of her captors and turns the tables on Sam after learning that he has intentionally been procrastinating her ransom payment.

 

In fact, Barbara hatches a scheme to take revenge on Sam by taking all his money, and she insists on the Kesslers helping her out.

 

 

16. The Blues Brothers (1980)

 

The Blues Brothers (1980)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Blues Brothers
Year 1980
Watch time 133 min
Directors John Landis
Cast John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy
Box Office $57.23M
IMDb Rating 7.9
Metascore 60
Writers Dan Aykroyd
Music By Stephen M. Katz
Cinematography By George Folsey Jr.
Costume By Henry Larrecq

 

Jake Blues (played by John Belushi) has a sibling reunion with Elwood Blues (played by Dan Aykroyd) after spending three whole years in a penitentiary.

 

They plan to restart their band 'The Blues Brothers'. They visit their old orphanage where they grew up only to learn that the place is facing a serious financial crunch.

 

Unless they can get $5,000 together, the institution might close for good. The brothers plan to save the property by raising the needed funds through their music.

 

Plenty of hilarious obstacles stand in their way, though. This includes infuriated country singers, vengeful Nazis, and suburban cops.

 

Explosions, car chases, and great music highlight their quest to save the place that once put a roof over their heads.

 

 

15. The Birdcage (1996)

 

The Birdcage (1996)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Birdcage
Year 1996
Watch time 117 min
Directors Mike Nichols
Cast Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest
Box Office $124.06M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 72
Writers Jean Poiret
Music By Emmanuel Lubezki
Cinematography By Arthur Schmidt
Costume By Tom Duffield

 

Armand Goldman (played by Robin Williams) and Albert (played by Nathan Lane) have created a good life for themselves tending to a raunchy gay Miami nightclub.

 

When Armand's son Val (played by Dan Futterman) reveals he's going to wed the daughter Barbara (played by Calista Flockhart) of conservative Senator Keeley (played by Gene Hackman), comedies come home to roost.

 

It is up to Armand to hide his flashy lifestyle if only to maintain the ruse that he too is a conservative man and that his son is worthy of the Senator's daughter.

 

Dinner is scheduled, and family values are about to be served. It is going to take quite the performance for Armand and friends to keep the Senator completely ignorant of their fabulous 'true selves'.

 

 

14. Planes, Trains And Automobiles (1987)

 

Planes, Trains And Automobiles (1987)

 

Entity Detail
Title Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Year 1987
Watch time 93 min
Directors John Hughes
Cast Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean
Box Office $49.53M
IMDb Rating 7.6
Metascore 72
Writers John Hughes
Music By Ira Newborn
Cinematography By Donald Peterman
Costume By John W. Corso

 

Marketing executive Neal Page (played by Steve Martin) is making plans to go home for Thanksgiving.

 

He hails a taxi and ends up striking a conversation with his garrulous but clumsy co-traveller Del Griffith (played by John Candy), who is a salesman for shower curtain rings.

 

They make it to O'Hare Airport where a flight cancellation prompts Neal to choose the next available one to Chicago from New York.

 

Del joins him in this as well. Bad weather forces them to land in Wichita, Kansas.

 

Since both men wish to get to Chicago, they strike a plan to travel together all the way.

 

Good comedic elements and friendship angles abound in this funny movie.

 

 

13. Get Smart (2008)

 

Get Smart (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title Get Smart
Year 2008
Watch time 110 min
Directors Peter Segal
Cast Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Dwayne Johnson
Box Office $130.32M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 54
Writers Tom J. Astle
Music By Trevor Rabin
Cinematography By Dean Semler
Costume By Wynn Thomas

 

Maxwell Smart (played by Steve Carell) has big ambitions in his line of work. He serves the United States Government's spy wing, but his dreams of becoming a field agent are hampered time and again by various factors.

 

He instead just holds an administrative position at HQ. When the office suddenly comes under attack, and the identities of their field agents are compromised, The Chief (played by Alan Arkin) has little choice by to send the relatively unknown Maxwell on a mission he is not quite trained to handle.

 

He finds a spy-partner in the gorgeous Agent 99 (played by Anne Hathaway), who is personally not too happy with the agency's choice in sending Maxwell on what amounts to a dark and deadly mission.

 

Incredible action-moments follow with plenty of comedy thrown in as the duo are hounded first by the 400lb Dalip (played by Dalip Singh) and then the 'big bad' Siegfried (played by Terence Stamp).

 

It is later revealed that their star spy Agent 23 (played by Dwayne Johnson) is not as loyal as he established himself to be.

 

This leaves Maxwell in the enviable but near-impossible position of bringing honour to his nation by stopping all the villains before they explode a bomb that will claim innocent lives.

 

It is up to Maxwell and Agent 99 to serve some sweet spy-style justice.

 

 

12. Dumb & Dumber (1994)

 

Dumb & Dumber (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title Dumb and Dumber
Year 1994
Watch time 107 min
Directors Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Cast Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr
Box Office $127.18M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 41
Writers Peter Farrelly
Music By Todd Rundgren
Cinematography By Mark Irwin
Costume By Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr.

 

Two stupid but lovable besties Lloyd (played by Jim Carrey) and Harry (played by Jeff Daniels) don't quite realize that they're struggling in almost every area of life.

 

One day, limo driver Lloyd drops off beautiful Mary (played by Lauren Holly) at the airport only to fall in love with her.

 

He notices she has forgotten one of her suitcases. He is too late in returning it to her, but gets a brainwave.

 

Lloyd drags Harry into a cross-country roadtrip aimed at taking the case back to Mary.

 

He has already gleaned her destination, Aspen. The case, however, is not a simple affair.

 

Several criminals are after it because it contains enough cash to grow their fortunes hundred fold.

 

 

11. It's Complicated (2009)

 

It's Complicated (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title It's Complicated
Year 2009
Watch time 120 min
Directors Nancy Meyers
Cast Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski
Box Office $112.74M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 57
Writers Nancy Meyers
Music By Heitor Pereira
Cinematography By John Toll
Costume By Jon Hutman

 

Jane (played by Meryl Streep) and Jake Adler (played by Alec Baldwin) are a divorced couple who find themselves reigniting their spark at a family event, of all the occasions.

 

Even after a decade of being out of each other's lives, the two are strangely attracted to one another.

 

They believe their short affair has been done and dusted, but it hounds them both wherever they go after the event.

 

Adding to the complication is the fact that they both have children to keep in mind, not to forget their current partners and love interests.

 

Jane's drawing closer to architect Adam Schaffer (played by Steve Martin), who soon starts connecting the dots.

 

 

10. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

 

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

 

Entity Detail
Title Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Year 1989
Watch time 90 min
Directors Stephen Herek
Cast Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri
Box Office $40.49M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 50
Writers Chris Matheson
Music By David Newman
Cinematography By Tim Suhrstedt
Costume By Roy Forge Smith

 

A few miles from LA, in a small town called San Dimas, are two knuckle-headed besties Bill S. Preston Esq. (played by Alex Winter) and Ted Theodore Logan (played by Keanu Reeves). They share a common dream, namely to carry their rock-n-roll band "Wyld Stallyns" to new heights.

 

The teens are still in high school, however, and they will need to pass all their classes if they are to stay together and pursue the 'American Dream'.

 

Ted's father has promised he will send his son away to military school if he messes up his finals.

 

They look all set to fail in History until one fateful encounter with a man named Rufus (played by George Carlin) takes them on a time-travelling adventure into the past.

 

Along the way, the boys meet a plethora of real-life historical figures – Napoleon, Socrates, Genghis Khan, Freud, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, Beethoven.

 

Their experiences inform their History report, which eventually gets done. All they can now do is hope they pass.

 

A much bigger destiny seems to be in the pipeline for Bill and Ted, however, a future that they would never have seen coming even in their wildest dreams.

 

 

9. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

 

Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

 

It is the 1940s in China, specifically Canton. A small town there is ruled by the notorious Axe Gang whose ranks Sing (played by Stephen Chow) is desperate to join so he can make a name for himself.

 

He ends up arriving at a slum, which is maintained by a couple of eccentric landlords – Landlord (played by Wah Yuen) and Landlady (played by Qiu Yuen) – who later prove to be powerful Kung-Fu masters.

 

One thing leads to another and Sing ends up accidently sparking a turf war between the slum-lords and members of the Axe Gang.

 

Soon, their most feared fighter known simply as The Beast (played by Siu-Lung Leung) comes to resolve the matter only to meet with Sing's 'Buddha Fist' greatness.

 

The young man has apparently found a great power residing within himself. He has also chosen to free the slum's citizens from the Axe Gang's grip.

 

 

8. What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

 

What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

 

Three flatmates Viago (played by Taika Waititi), Deacon (played by Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (played by Jemaine Clement) are in truth immortal vampires who have little clue how to navigate the modern world.

 

They also need to feed on human blood – for which they hit the nightclub scene – and avoid direct sunlight at all costs.

 

This and more adds to their comedic concerns. From paying rent to going about their daily mundane duties, what these three vampires did in the shadows has inspired a 2019 mockumentary series after the same name.

 

 

7. Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)

 

Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)

 

Entity Detail
Title Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Year 1997
Watch time 89 min
Directors Jay Roach
Cast Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers
Box Office $53.88M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 51
Writers Mike Myers
Music By George S. Clinton
Cinematography By Peter Deming
Costume By Cynthia Charette

 

A spy from the 60s has been cryogenically frozen, only to be revived in the 90s.

 

Austin Powers (played by Mike Myers) finds himself in a whole new spy-arena. The world has moved on from the sex-positive 60s.

 

The man's mission remains the same, though. Soon, he teams up with the stunning Vanessa Kensington (played by Elizabeth Hurley) to stop Dr. Evil (double-acted by Mike Myers), who is still up to no good. He too was cryo-frozen and revived, only he got a head-start on Austin and is now in possession of a nuclear weapon.

 

He demands a small sum at first only to correct that figure in keeping with the 90s era.

 

Dr. Evil wants $100 billion or its curtains for the world. Bizarre henchmen like Alotta Fagina (played by Fabiana Udenio) and Random Task (played by Joe Son) stand in Powers' way as he closes the case in the craziest of ways. "Yeah, baby, yeah!"

 

 

6. Beetlejuice (1988)

 

Beetlejuice (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Beetlejuice
Year 1988
Watch time 92 min
Directors Tim Burton
Cast Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe
Box Office $73.71M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 70
Writers Michael McDowell
Music By Danny Elfman
Cinematography By Thomas E. Ackerman
Costume By Bo Welch

 

Adam (played by Alec Baldwin) and Barbara (played by Geena Davis) encounter a freak accident that claims their lives.

 

They end up being trapped in a creepy limbo that allows them to return as ghosts to the land of the living.

 

New York yuppies Charles (played by Jeffrey Jones) and Delia (played by Catherine O'Hara) Deetz seem to be living in their residence now.

 

Barbara and Adam remember passionately redecorating the New England home. They grow miffed with their new occupants but their haunting skills are anything but good.

 

A rotten-toothed veteran exorcist named Beetlejuice (played by Michael Keaton) brings his insanity to bear on their spectral case on behalf of the Deetz.

 

He promises to rid the house of the ghostly couple. Beetlejuice, however, is a 'cure worse than the condition' kind of person and things turn truly interesting.

 

 

5. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

 

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

 

Entity Detail
Title Mrs. Doubtfire
Year 1993
Watch time 125 min
Directors Chris Columbus
Cast Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein
Box Office $219.20M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 53
Writers Anne Fine
Music By Howard Shore
Cinematography By Donald McAlpine
Costume By Angelo P. Graham

 

A caring dad and eccentric actor, Daniel Hillard (played by Robin Williams) one day experiences a disastrous moment, and on his son's birthday too.

 

One thing leads to another and his wife Miranda (played by Sally Field) files for divorce.

 

Before long, David is allowed to see his three kids Lydia (played by Lisa Jakub), Chris (played by Matthew Lawrence), and Natalie (played by Mara Wilson) only once a week.

 

The loving father in him cannot abide by that rule. His makeup artist friend Frank (played by Harvey Fierstein) lands him a job at a local TV studio where Daniel works as a shipping clerk.

 

Soon he spots an advertisement in the papers calling for a nanny – his wife's address is on the ad.

 

An idea strikes Daniel and he applies for the role himself, dressed in full 'matronly' drag, even changing his voice and accent to match.

 

Thus Englishwoman Mrs. Doubtfire becomes Hillard's new nanny. All sorts of comedic elements unfold in this movie, including Daniel's handling of his wife's new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer (played by Pierce Brosnan) whom he doesn't like one bit.

 

 

4. The Mask (1994)

 

The Mask (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Mask
Year 1994
Watch time 101 min
Directors Chuck Russell
Cast Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene
Box Office $119.94M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 56
Writers Michael Fallon
Music By Randy Edelman
Cinematography By John R. Leonetti
Costume By Craig Stearns

 

A shy banker with no real ambitions in life, Stanley Ipkiss (played by Jim Carrey) happens upon an enigmatic mask on the beach one day.

 

An archaeologist is later seen describing the mask as a representation of the Norse god of mischief and deception, Loki.

 

Stanley has no clue about any of this, in fact, he simply does the most natural thing and tries on the mask.

 

As soon as it touches his face, a 'magical merge' summons an entity known simply as 'The Mask' who takes over Stanley's body and makes it his own.

 

He can do some of the most impossible things, which gets him into trouble with all the wrong people, including gangsters and law officials.

 

The Mask ends up falling for nightclub singer Tina Carlyle (played by Cameron Diaz). This movie is filled with thrills and humour in ways only Jim Carrey can pull off.

 

 

3. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Year 1988
Watch time 110 min
Directors Frank Oz
Cast Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers
Box Office $42.04M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore 68
Writers Dale Launer
Music By Miles Goodman
Cinematography By Michael Ballhaus
Costume By Roy Walker

 

A con man who targets wealthy women by stirring their compassion with fake stories, Freddy Benson's (played by Steve Martin) path takes him to Beaumont-sur-Mer one day where he meets the suave and charming Lawrence Jamieson (played by Michael Caine).

 

Before long, he learns Lawrence too is a con artist working with rich ladies using a similar approach as himself.

 

Freddy realizes he's been thinking too small. He blackmails Lawrence into teaching him how he can swindle high-society women.

 

Purely to send him packing, Lawrence trains Freddy in the ways of a charming wolf.

 

No two conmen can work in the same town, however, so Freddy and he comes to an understanding.

 

The first man to claim fifty thousand dollars from a woman named Janet Colgate (played by Glenne Headly) stays in town to ply their 'trade' with other wealthy women.

 

Plenty of challenges and unforeseeable twists prevail in this outstanding comedy.

 

 

2. Sister Act (1992)

 

Sister Act (1992)

 

Entity Detail
Title Sister Act
Year 1992
Watch time 100 min
Directors Emile Ardolino
Cast Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena
Box Office $139.61M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 51
Writers Paul Rudnick
Music By Marc Shaiman
Cinematography By Adam Greenberg
Costume By Jackson De Govia

 

When lounge singer from Reno (Nevada) Deloris Van Cartier (played by Whoopi Goldberg) becomes a witness to murder she is soon ferried into witness protection.

 

Deloris happened to see her mobster lover Vince LaRocca (played by Harvey Keitel) gun a man down in cold blood right there in his office.

 

Police officer Eddie Souther (played by Bill Nunn) takes the onus on himself to ensure Deloris survives to give her witness testimony in court.

 

It could put Vince away for a long time, if all goes well. To hide her in the one place Vince will never look for her, Eddie convinces a congregation of nuns at St. Paul's Catholic Church to take Deloris in. Before long, Deloris starts getting in touch with her religious side – a side she never knew she had.

 

She grows close to Sister Mary Robert (played by Wendy Makkena), Sister Mary Lazarus (played by Mary Wickes), and Sister Mary Patrick (played by Kathy Najimy).

 

Only Mother Superior (played by Maggie Smith) knows the truth of who Deloris really is.

 

The ruse gradually unravels as Deloris involves herself in forbidden activities that end up with her serving in the nuns' choir.

 

After a short while, her musical experience comes to the fore and Deloris finds herself leading the choir in a new style of singing, one that actually calls to people and doesn't make them yawn and doze off in church.

 

Word spreads of the choir at St. Paul's, drawing dangerous attention to Deloris when in fact she should be hiding out.

 

Vince finally discovers her whereabouts and dispatches goons to end Deloris's life. But God seems to be on the side of his new swingin' sister whose renditions of his sacred songs have reached even the Pope's ears.

 

 

1. Death Becomes Her (1992)

 

Death Becomes Her (1992)

 

Entity Detail
Title Death Becomes Her
Year 1992
Watch time 104 min
Directors Robert Zemeckis
Cast Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini
Box Office $58.42M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 56
Writers Martin Donovan
Music By Alan Silvestri
Cinematography By Dean Cundey
Costume By Rick Carter

 

The year is 1978. Narcissist, actress, and diva Madeline Ashton (played by Meryl Streep) is giving another stirring performance in 'Songbird', based on a play by Tennessee Williams.

 

Her rival and aspiring writer Helen Sharp (played by Goldie Hawn) takes her fan-crossed lover to see Madeline.

 

When Madeline meets Helen's plastic surgeon fiancé Dr. Ernest Menville (played by Bruce Willis), one thing leads to another and the smitten Ernest calls off his wedding to Helen and gets together with Madeline.

 

The year progresses to 1992. Years into their marriage, Ernest has become something of a 'yes, dear' hubby who has no control over his life.

 

He also turns to alcohol to dull the pain of being married to Madeline. Helen, meanwhile, kept busy and wrote a new novel titled 'Forever Young'.

 

Madeline and Ernest are invited to the book release. Madeline sees herself growing old, especially after spending time at a beauty shop.

 

Its owner hands her a business card displaying the name Lisle Von Rhuman, a 'rejuvenation specialist'.

 

Madeline does not care one way or the other, until she lays eyes on Helen whose figure is still perfect.

 

The woman seems not to have aged a day. Circumstances ferry Madeline to the mysterious Lisle Von Rhuman who offers her a magic potion that promises to return her young and firm body and looks.

 

Madeline, of course, pounces on the opportunity despite the dire warning that she must, at all costs, take care of her physical body – even magic can only heal so much.

 

By this time, Helen has seduced Ernest and schemes with him to murder Madeline so the two of them can be together again.

 

A push down the stairs is all it takes to prove that Madeline is immortal, though her head is facing the wrong direction.

 

A quick twist and socket are all it takes for her to return to form, grab a shotgun, and blow a neat hole right through Helen's belly.

 

The two 'living dead' ladies finally realize that they need Ernest if they are to go on surviving.

 

Ernest, however, wants no part in the madness and decides to leave. There's only one way out for poor Ernest in this criminally under-rated 'dark comedy' film that is all shades of entertaining.

 

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