10 Best American Comedy Movies
"Some Like It Hot" (1959). This best American comedy movie stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as musicians who disguise themselves as women after they witness a mob hit. Marilyn Monroe also stars. The movie won an Oscar for Best Costume Design and was nominated for five other Academy Awards.
"Annie Hall" (1977). Perhaps Woody Allen's most famous film, this classic comedy also stars Diane Keaton. The pair plays a neurotic couple who fall in love in Manhattan. The movie won four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Allen was also nominated for Best Actor.
"The Big Lebowski" (1998). Jeff Bridges stars as "The Dude," a stoner who has his bowling buddies help him get revenge for a ruined rug. John Goodman, Julianne Moore, and Steve Buscemi also star.
"Groundhog Day" (1993). In this best American comedy, Bill Murray plays a weatherman forced to live the same day over and over again. The movie is directed by Harold Ramis of "Ghostbusters" fame. Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott also star.
"His Girl Friday" (1940). A classic best American comedy, this film stars Cary Grant as a newspaper editor trying to keep his ex-wife from remarrying. The movie has been selected for the National Film Registry.
"The Princess Bride" (1987). This best American comedy is also a great fairy tale and family film. Robin Wright Penn stars as the princess and Cary Elwes as the brave soul trying to rescue her.
"Roman Holiday" (1953). Audrey Hepburn stars as a princess who falls in love with an American in Rome, played by Gregory Peck, after escaping her bodyguards. The movie won Oscars for Best Actor, Best Writing, and Best Costume Design.
"The Graduate" (1967). In this comedy/drama directed by Mike Nichols, Dustin Hoffman plays a recent college graduate lured into an affair with older woman Anne Bancroft. The film won the Oscar for Best Director and was nominated for six additional Academy Awards.
"Singin' in the Rain" (1952). This musical comedy tells the story of a production company making the transition to sound. Starring Gene Kelly, it was nominated for two Oscars.
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005). This breakout film by director Judd Apatow stars Steve Carell as the title character. It details his quest to finally do the deed. This is the newest movie on the list of 10 Best American Comedy movies.