This is my OFFICIAL DEFINITIVE LIST of the 500 funniest movies ever made (updated for 2020). I averaged 27 lists of “Funniest Movies” to get this definitive ranked list. These were lists made by groups and organizations, so it’s not based on one individual’s tastes. See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including all 27 lists that were averaged.

Below is a checklist you’re welcome to download, followed by the list of 500 movies in ranked order.

  1. Airplane! (1980)
  2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  3. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  4. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  5. Life of Brian (1979)
  6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
  7. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  8. Caddyshack (1980)
  9. Some Like it Hot (1959)
  10. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  12. The Naked Gun (1988)
  13. Animal House (1978)
  14. Dumb & Dumber (1994)
  15. Groundhog Day (1993)
  16. Ghostbusters (1984)
  17. The Hangover (2009)
  18. Duck Soup (1933)
  19. Annie Hall (1977)
  20. Borat (2006)
  21. Superbad (2007)
  22. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
  23. The Blues Brothers (1980)
  24. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  25. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
  26. The Jerk (1979)
  27. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  28. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  29. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
  30. Office Space (1999)
  31. National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
  32. Step Brothers (2008)
  33. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
  34. The General (1926)
  35. Raising Arizona (1987)
  36. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
  37. Coming to America (1988)
  38. American Pie (1999)
  39. Bridesmaids (2011)
  40. My Cousin Vinny (1992)
  41. Trading Places (1983)
  42. Withnail & I (1987)
  43. The Producers (1968)
  44. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  45. The Princess Bride (1987)
  46. Old School (2003)
  47. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
  48. MASH (1970)
  49. Happy Gilmore (1996)
  50. Spaceballs (1987)
  51. Wayne’s World (1992)
  52. Modern Times (1936)
  53. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  54. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  55. Tommy Boy (1995)
  56. Clueless (1995)
  57. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  58. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  59. Meet the Parents (2000)
  60. Zoolander (2001)
  61. Liar Liar (1997)
  62. The Odd Couple (1968)
  63. Tootsie (1982)
  64. Wedding Crashers (2005)
  65. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
  66. Hot Fuzz (2007)
  67. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
  68. His Girl Friday (1940)
  69. The Lady Eve (1941)
  70. Dodgeball (2004)
  71. Clerks (1994)
  72. Team America: World Police (2004)
  73. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
  74. Mean Girls (2004)
  75. City Lights (1931)
  76. Kingpin (1996)
  77. The Great Dictator (1940)
  78. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  79. The Apartment (1960)
  80. Shrek (2001)
  81. Serial Mom (1994)
  82. Best in Show (2000)
  83. Beetlejuice (1988)
  84. Home Alone (1990)
  85. Elf (2003)
  86. Friday (1995)
  87. Tropic Thunder (2008)
  88. Men in Black (1997)
  89. School of Rock (2003)
  90. Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
  91. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
  92. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
  93. A Night at the Opera (1935)
  94. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
  95. The Gold Rush (1925)
  96. Big (1988)
  97. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
  98. Stripes (1981)
  99. It Happened One Night (1934)
  100. Three Amigos (1986)
  101. Harold and Maude (1971)
  102. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  103. Black Dynamite (2009)
  104. Secret Ceremony (1968)
  105. Four Lions (2010)
  106. Top Secret! (1984)
  107. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
  108. Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
  109. Forrest Gump (1994)
  110. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
  111. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
  112. Sons of the Desert (1933)
  113. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
  114. A Christmas Story (1983)
  115. CB4 (1993)
  116. City Slickers (1991)
  117. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
  118. The Party (1968)
  119. The Thin Man (1934)
  120. What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
  121. Ted (2012)
  122. Broadcast News (1987)
  123. Zombieland (2009)
  124. The Pink Panther (1963)
  125. Bananas! (1971)
  126. Rushmore (1998)
  127. Death at a Funeral (2007)
  128. Manhattan (1979)
  129. Back to the Future (1985)
  130. Super Troopers (2001)
  131. Arthur (1981)
  132. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  133. The Birdcage (1996)
  134. 21 Jump Street (2012)
  135. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  136. Billy Madison (1995)
  137. The Awful Truth (1937)
  138. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  139. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  140. The Mask (1994)
  141. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
  142. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
  143. Pineapple Express (2008)
  144. Police Academy (1984)
  145. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
  146. Lost in America (1985)
  147. The Graduate (1967)
  148. The Nutty Professor (1963)
  149. Toy Story (1995)
  150. Knocked Up (2007)
  151. The Waterboy (1998)
  152. Scary Movie (2000)
  153. Being There (1979)
  154. Love and Death (1975)
  155. Deadpool (2016)
  156. In the Loop (2009)
  157. Meet the Fockers (2004)
  158. Mommie Dearest (1981)
  159. Neighbors (2014)
  160. Shampoo (1975)
  161. Galaxy Quest (1999)
  162. The Wedding Singer (1998)
  163. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
  164. Hannah & Her Sisters (1986)
  165. Tangerine (2015)
  166. Playtime (1967)
  167. Adam’s Rib (1949)
  168. A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  169. Scary Movie 3 (2003)
  170. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
  171. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
  172. Uncle Buck (1989)
  173. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  174. Dope (2015)
  175. History of the World, Part I (1981)
  176. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
  177. Dear White People (2014)
  178. Major League (1989)
  179. Up in Smoke (1978)
  180. Slap Shot (1977)
  181. Dazed and Confused (1993)
  182. Rush Hour (1998)
  183. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
  184. Way Out West (1937)
  185. Election (1999)
  186. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  187. Clue (1985)
  188. Don’t Think Twice (2016)
  189. It’s a Gift (1934)
  190. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
  191. Safety Last! (1923)
  192. In Bruges (2008)
  193. What About Bob? (1991)
  194. Big Night (1996)
  195. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
  196. Moonstruck (1987)
  197. Bull Durham (1988)
  198. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  199. Blades of Glory (2007)
  200. Play it Again, Sam (1972)
  201. My Man Godfrey (1936)
  202. The Cable Guy (1996)
  203. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  204. To Be or Not To Be (1942)
  205. Big Daddy (1999)
  206. White Chicks (2004)
  207. The Meaning of Life (1983)
  208. Bruce Almighty (2003)
  209. Me, Myself and Irene (2000)
  210. Fletch (1985)
  211. Bowfinger (1999)
  212. Mon Oncle (1958)
  213. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
  214. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
  215. 9 to 5 (1980)
  216. Dogma (1999)
  217. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  218. Fargo (1996)
  219. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
  220. The Lego Movie (2014)
  221. Despicable Me (2010)
  222. Legally Blonde (2001)
  223. Bad Santa (2003)
  224. Finding Nemo (2003)
  225. Case 39 (2009)
  226. Sleeper (1973)
  227. The Naked Gun 2 1/2 (1991)
  228. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  229. Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
  230. The Incredibles (2004)
  231. Balls of Fury (2007)
  232. EuroTrip (2004)
  233. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  234. Little Nicky (2000)
  235. The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
  236. Born Yesterday (1950)
  237. Ninotchka (1939)
  238. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  239. The Dinner Game (1998)
  240. This Is the End (2013)
  241. Private Benjamin (1980)
  242. Ice Age (2002)
  243. Half Baked (1998)
  244. The Other Guys (2010)
  245. The Money Pit (1986)
  246. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  247. Roxanne (1987)
  248. Horse Feathers (1932)
  249. Harvey (1950)
  250. Horrible Bosses (2011)
  251. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
  252. Take the Money and Run (1969)
  253. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  254. As Good As it Gets (1997)
  255. A League of Their Own (1992)
  256. American Graffiti (1973)
  257. Top Five (2014)
  258. Father of the Bride (1991)
  259. Sixteen Candles (1984)
  260. Scrooged (1988)
  261. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  262. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
  263. Billy Liar (1963)
  264. I Love You, Man (2009)
  265. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
  266. Nuts in May (1976)
  267. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  268. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  269. Shrek 2 (2004)
  270. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  271. One, Two, Three (1961)
  272. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
  273. Sister Act (1992)
  274. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
  275. Hot Shots! (1991)
  276. High Fidelity (2000)
  277. We’re the Millers (2013)
  278. Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)
  279. Midnight Run (1988)
  280. MacGruber (2010)
  281. Girls Trip (2017)
  282. Grumpy Old Men (1993)
  283. The Muppets (2011)
  284. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
  285. Silver Streak (1976)
  286. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
  287. Idiocracy (2006)
  288. The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
  289. Bad Grandpa (2013)
  290. Carry On up the Khyber (1968)
  291. The Artist (2012)
  292. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
  293. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
  294. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
  295. Computer Chess (2013)
  296. Spy Hard (1996)
  297. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  298. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  299. The Goonies (1985)
  300. Role Models (2008)
  301. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
  302. Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
  303. L.A. Story (1991)
  304. The King of Comedy (1982)
  305. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
  306. Back to School (1986)
  307. Scary Movie 2 (2001)
  308. Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
  309. Crocodile Dundee (1986)
  310. Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
  311. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
  312. Road to Morocco (1942)
  313. American Pie 2 (2001)
  314. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
  315. Seven Chances (1925)
  316. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  317. Ghostbusters II (1989)
  318. A Day at the Races (1937)
  319. UHF (1989)
  320. Bedazzled (1967)
  321. The Castle (1997)
  322. Overboard (1987)
  323. The Man with Two Brains (1983)
  324. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1943)
  325. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
  326. Wayne’s World 2 (1993)
  327. 50/50 (2011)
  328. Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)
  329. Football Days (2003)
  330. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  331. Clerks II (2006)
  332. Stir Crazy (1980)
  333. Diner (1982)
  334. Swingers (1996)
  335. Snatch (2000)
  336. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
  337. The Terminal (2004)
  338. Zelig (1983)
  339. Monkey Business (1952)
  340. Toni Erdmann (2016)
  341. The Great Outdoors (1988)
  342. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
  343. Topper (1937)
  344. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
  345. Easy A (2010)
  346. Naked Gun 33 1/3 (1994)
  347. Joe Dirt (2001)
  348. Cousinhood (2011)
  349. The Host (2013)
  350. Dave (1993)
  351. Hot Rod (2007)
  352. Black Sheep (1996)
  353. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
  354. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
  355. Analyze This (1999)
  356. The Dictator (2012)
  357. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  358. Cat Ballou (1965)
  359. GoodFellas (1990)
  360. Norbit (2007)
  361. Weird Science (1985)
  362. Heathers (1989)
  363. Heaven Can Wait (1943)
  364. Mallrats (1995)
  365. Booksmart (2019)
  366. Kung Fu Hustle (2005)
  367. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  368. Up (2009)
  369. Night at the Museum (2006)
  370. Juno (2007)
  371. The Hangover Part II (2011)
  372. Kick-Ass (2010)
  373. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
  374. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
  375. Ruthless People (1986)
  376. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  377. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
  378. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  379. The Kid (1921)
  380. Grown Ups (2010)
  381. Road Trip (2000)
  382. Jackass: The Movie (2002)
  383. Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)
  384. High Anxiety (1977)
  385. Men in Black II (2002)
  386. The Ladykillers (1955)
  387. Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
  388. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
  389. Kindergarten Cop (1990)
  390. Ed Wood (1994)
  391. 50 First Dates (2004)
  392. BASEketball (1998)
  393. Miss Congeniality (2000)
  394. Female Trouble (1974)
  395. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  396. Mr. Mom (1983)
  397. The Court Jester (1956)
  398. Design for Living (1933)
  399. Victor Victoria (1982)
  400. Divorce Italian Style (1961)
  401. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
  402. Teen Wolf (1985)
  403. Pixels (2015)
  404. Garfield: The Movie (2004)
  405. The Freshman (1925)
  406. Accepted (2006)
  407. American Wedding (2003)
  408. Beerfest (2006)
  409. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  410. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  411. The Navigator (1924)
  412. Mars Attacks! (1996)
  413. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
  414. Spy (2015)
  415. Van Wilder (2002)
  416. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
  417. Mr. Deeds (2002)
  418. Dinner at Eight (1933)
  419. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
  420. Porky’s (1982)
  421. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
  422. National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985)
  423. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
  424. The Intouchables (2012)
  425. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
  426. Zootopia (2016)
  427. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
  428. Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie (1980)
  429. The ‘Burbs (1989)
  430. Daisies (1966)
  431. That’s My Boy (2012)
  432. Aladdin (1992)
  433. A New Leaf (1971)
  434. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
  435. Woman of the Year (1942)
  436. Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
  437. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
  438. Ball of Fire (1941)
  439. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
  440. The Aristocrats (2005)
  441. Auntie Mame (1958)
  442. Local Hero (1983)
  443. The In-Laws (1979)
  444. The Sting (1973)
  445. Scary Movie 4 (2006)
  446. Ted 2 (2015)
  447. The Music Box (1932)
  448. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
  449. I Like it Like That (1994)
  450. Nacho Libre (2006)
  451. The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966)
  452. Waking Ned Devine (1998)
  453. RED (2010)
  454. The Ladies Man (1961)
  455. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
  456. Brewster’s Millions (1985)
  457. Minions (2015)
  458. Grandma’s Boy (2006)
  459. Easy Money (1983)
  460. Strange Brew (1983)
  461. Pink Flamingos (1972)
  462. The Sandlot (1993)
  463. Animal Crackers (1930)
  464. Rat Race (2001)
  465. Boat Trip (2002)
  466. House Party (1990)
  467. The Full Monty (1997)
  468. Staten Island Summer (2015)
  469. The Nutty Professor (1996)
  470. Pride (2014)
  471. So I Married an Axe Murder (1993)
  472. Pitch Perfect (2012)
  473. Burn After Reading (2008)
  474. All About My Mother (1999)
  475. Superhero Movie (2008)
  476. The Truman Show (1998)
  477. Oh, God! (1977)
  478. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
  479. Hairspray (1988)
  480. Friday After Next (2002)
  481. Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)
  482. Kicking & Screaming (2005)
  483. Lethal Weapon (1987)
  484. Shaolin Soccer (2001)
  485. Yes Man (2008)
  486. Canadian Bacon (1995)
  487. Cars 2 (2011)
  488. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
  489. The Cannonball Run (1981)
  490. Paul (2011)
  491. Madagascar (2005)
  492. The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
  493. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
  494. Private Parts (1997)
  495. Major Payne (1995)
  496. Life (1999)
  497. How High (2001)
  498. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
  499. Dirty Work (1998)
  500. Saving Silverman (2001)