10 Greatest Comedy Movies Of All Time

Monday, March 7 by George Root

The 10 greatest comedy movies of all time make comedy look easy. Many great actors will admit that comedy is much harder to pull off than drama. That is what makes the greatest comedy movies of all time such great accomplishments.

  1. "Life of Brian" (1979) Very few movie makers made better comedy movies than Monty Python and that is why they show up several times on the list of the greatest comedies of all time. This movie took a lot of heat for blasphemous content that it never contained and was banned in several cities around the world.
  2. "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975) There are so many classic comedy scenes in this movie that it had to be included on the list of the greatest comedy movies of all time. Between the giant wooden rabbit and the castle built on a swamp, this movie is comedy gold.
  3. "And Now For Something Completely Different" (1971).This is actually a compilation of the funniest sketches from the Monty Python television show. When you have that kind of material to work with, you are bound to make one of the greatest comedy movies of all time.
  4. "Young Frankenstein" (1974) This is the most perfect Frankenstein parody every made. The acting is so well done that you forget that you are watching a comedic interpretation of a great movie.
  5. "Blazing Saddles" (1974) The year 1974 was a good one for comedy genius Mel Brooks. His films "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein" were smash hits. This western comedy pushed many boundaries that would become taboo later, but were used to perfection in this movie.
  6. "History of the World: Part I" (1981) The history of our planet as told by Mel Brooks. Every scene in this movie is a classic and every line is remembered by comedy fans all over the world.
  7. "Animal House" (1978) Nothing summed up American college life in the 1960s better than "Animal House." The movie would go on to be a classic and be logged as one of the greatest comedy movies of all time.
  8. "Caddyshack" (1980) This was the perfect mix of Chevy Chase's dry wit and Rodney Dangerfield's manic delivery. The studio that released the movie was not sure how it would do, but it went on to become a comedy classic.
  9. "Duck Soup" (1933) The best of the Marx Brothers films and a direct shot at Adolph Hitler and the World War II Axis years before either became internationally know. The Marx Brothers show their perfect timing and classic one-liners in this entry into the list of the greatest comedy movies of all time.
  10. "The Gold Rush" (1925) Arguably one of the funniest Charlie Chaplin movies featuring his Little Tramp character. The timing and physical humor in many of the gags in this movie make it a comedy classic.