Weigh in: The funniest films of the last 25 years gallery

If you’ve perused our gallery of the 25 funniest movies since 1983, you might have something you’d like to say. Like, for instance, how happy you are that Christopher Guest makes so many appearances. (Though shouldn’t Waiting for Guffman be even higher?) How delighted you are that National Lampoon’s Vacation (see the vid below) got the recognition it deserves. (No. 2!) And how, even though European Vacation didn’t make the cut, you still, to this day, say "Big Ben…Parliament" when you get stuck driving in a roundabout. (My last time was a month ago, in Philadelphia, when my sister was driving.)

Watch the clip, and then have at it.

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  • b0bbyr0we

    I know you are all about The Incredibles, but please rewatch Finding Nemo. Its just as sweet and heartwarming as your remember, but you clearly forgot that its the funniest movie, animated or otherwise, in years.

  • donner

    did I miss something? you have Tropic Thunder on this list and not Raising Arizona? wow…

  • Fletch

    Surprised (and pleased) to see “Ghostbusters” at #1. Surprised (and disappointed) to see neither “Zoolander” or “Friday” on the list. I don’t see how you can make it through either movie without howling out loud at lease once.

  • Fletch

    Jeez, Donner, you are right. I forgot about “Raising Arizona”. I don’t think I’m stopped laughing once that whole moive.
    “Junior just had himself an ak-cee-dent.” Oh, good God!

  • Bosko

    Tropic Thunder? Come on now. Over comedy classics like Raising Arizona and Planes, Train and Automobiles!
    Give your collective heads a shake!

  • Deids

    Just have to say a huge kudos for putting Ghostbusters at the top of the list. This is truly one of the most perfect modern comedies around. And I agree with previous posters…Raising Arizona would have been an excellent addition.

  • LJ

    Seems a bit biased toward newer movies. Tropic Thunder, Superbad? Sure they’re funny, but I think you need some perspective before you can lump them onto a best-of list.
    And Ghostbusters? Sorry, I just watched it recently and didn’t think it aged well at all. It was still funny, but the effects-driven parts kinda fell apart.

  • sarah

    Um, Talledega Nights? It took a couple of watchings, but I’ve since decided it’s the funniest movie I’ve ever seen. Ghost Busters? Not so great on repeat viewings. Kudos on putting Office Space so high up though.

  • besimon

    It bears repeating – Tropic Thunder and SuperBad? What were you thinking? How about Uncle Buck, School of Rock, Groundhog Day, KingPin, Ruthless People, Turner & Hooch, The Mask, Back to the Future, LA Story, Beetlejuice, to name a few.

  • Fletch

    Am I the only person on the planet that thought “My Blue Heaven” and “The Freshman” were funny?
    Don’t know that they should be on this list, but for some reason, Besimon mentioning “Groundhog Day” made me remember them…

  • My Dog’s Name is Venkman

    “Ghostbusters” is my favorite movie of all time and I was SO freakin’ pumped to see it at number one. Ok, some of the special effects look a little weak now (especially when shown on TV; the remastered dvd is better), but other than that it has aged REALLY well. Anyone who says otherwise is as “d-less” as Walter Peck, IMHO. :-D

  • My Dog’s Name is Venkman

    Oh, and I totally said “Look kids, it’s Big Ben” while stuck in a roundabout a few months ago in Indianapolis. My friend I was with didn’t get it. :-(

  • Brad in Ohio

    I love that two of the comedies that I watch at least once a year and still laugh at either made the Top Ten,”A Fish Called Wanda”, or is getting a lot of love from posters,”Raising Arizona”, which made me laugh so much more than the other admittedly great Coen Bros. movie “Big Lebowski”. I also love the Christopher Guest movies getting listed. Unfortunately, humor is all a matter of taste. Anyone else think “The Princess Bride” should be on the list?

  • Rahul

    ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ is one of the most overly-hyped pieces of crap ever released. Everyone was raving about it when it came out; I rented it on video and lunged for the eject button after 15 minutes.
    ‘Wedding Crashers’ was a comedy for the first half of the movie, then turned sappy and boring. I think I feel asleep by the end.
    ‘Office Space’ is another overly-hyped comedy. I recently saw it again just to be sure I didn’t miss anything, but the workplace humor they displayed remains as unfunny in 1999 as it does today.
    ‘Tropic Thunder’ – It’s too soon to put that recent a movie on this list.
    ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ – Frankly, I think you guys missed the boat by not putting a John Hughes comedy on the list, and this is the funniest of his or any movie from the 1980’s.
    ‘Coming to America’ – Granted, you put another John Landis-directed Eddie Murphy movie (‘Trading Places’) on the list, but this one is so quotable, I can’t understand why it’s missing.

  • Chris

    Tropic Thunder was decent, but not worthy of this list. I disagree with those who say that its too soon to put Superbad on the list – that was an amazing movie. I’d add Mean Girls and Knocked Up also. Mean Girls is THE definitive high school music of the 2000s, and Knocked Up is just hilarious.

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