10 Classic Comedy Movies

Saturday, December 4 by George Root

The 10 classic comedy movies are films that anyone who likes to laugh should see. Comedies have always been popular with moviegoers and a really good comedy usually becomes a hit. If you need a good laugh, check out all of the movies on the ten classic comedy movies list.

  1. "Caddyshack" (1980).When the cast of "Caddyshack" (1980) was brought together, many of them were at the peaks of their careers. Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield made this a can't miss comedy and one of the classic comedy movies of all time. Golf never looked so funny.
  2. "Young Frankenstein" (1974) Mel Brooks was a comedic genius and he will offer more than one movie to the list of the top ten classic comedy movies of all time. This spoof on the Frankenstein movies included a little shot at everyone from the villagers with pitchforks and torches to the good doctor himself.
  3. "History of the World: Part I" (1981) By the time this movie finished its theater run, every movie fan in the country knew why it was good to be the king. This film includes more of the genius of Mel Brooks and has lines that are still quoted in bars and pubs all over the world. Mel Brooks melts down the history of the world up to the French Revolution in a 90 minute comedic masterpiece.
  4. "Life of Brian" (1979) The British comedy troupe known as Monty Python took a lot of heat over this religious parody. No matter how many time John Cleese or Eric Idle would try to explain that the movie was not about Jesus, the various religions would still denounce it. That drove ticket sales. The classic jokes in the movie made it one of the top ten classic comedy movies of all time.
  5. "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975) There are so many bits of memorable comedy in this movie that it is hard to believe that it is all contained in one movie. From coconuts acting as horses to castles sinking into the swamp, this particular Monty Python movie will live as a classic.
  6. "A Night at the Opera" (1935) You cannot make a list of the top classic comedy movies and not include the Marx Brothers. This comedy classic included the very famous bit about stuffing as many people as possible into a ship's cabin among many other funny gags.
  7. "Duck Soup" (1933) The Marx Brothers wrote and released this movie years before Adolf Hitler came to power. But their gags about maniacal dictators make people wonder if the brothers knew something the rest of the world didn't. This movie is filled with word association gags including the one about dollars and taxes representing Dallas, Texas.
  8. "Blazing Saddles" (1974) Mel Brooks will always be remembered as a genius with topical humor and this movie could be his crowning achievement. It is a mix of sensitive subject matter and roaringly funny humor. Fans always have to remember that with Mel Brooks it was all in fun.
  9. "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" (1999) Matt Stone and Trey Parker are responsible for everything in the "South Park" universe and that includes this movie. It contains an Oscar-nominated song titled "Blame Canada" (1999) and takes several shots at former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. This cartoon is definitely not for kids, but it is one of the top classic comedy movies of all time.
  10. "Dumb and Dumber" (1994) Jim Carrey has made a lot of movies, but none are funnier than "Dumb and Dumber" (1994). There are movies so dumb they are funny and then there is this movie. The comedy here may not seem sophisticated, but the layers that the plot creates is what makes all of the jokes work so well.