The 50 Most Hysterical Movies of All Time Chosen By Comedians –
Every now and again we might feel a bit down and need a little pick-me up. Movies are a great way to lift your mood, but sometimes it’s difficult to choose the right one. Here’s where professional comedians can be a big help. And although their picks might seem unconventional at times, we can trust their judgment, because they definitely know what they are talking about.
50. MacGruber (2010) A former special operative is called back into action to take down his arch-enemy, who has a nuclear warhead and wants to destroy Washington, D.C.
49. SuperBob (2015) A romcom about a postman who develops superpowers after having been hit by a meteorite.
48. Sisters (2015) 2 sisters decide to throw a house party before their parents sell their family home.
47. Carry On at Your Convenience (1971) A union representative calls a strike at the drop of a hat; eventually everyone gets fed up with him.
46. Get Santa (2014) A father and son have to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.
45. The Final Option/Who Dares Wins (1982) It is suspected that a peace organization in the UK has some extremists willing to use terrorism, and The Special Air Service tries to infiltrate the organization.
44. Thundercrack! (1975) A group of strangers are stranded at the remote mansion of a grieving crazy woman one dark and stormy night.
43. Big Business (1988) 2 sets of identical twins mismatched at birth discover how they are connected.
42. The Aristocrats (2005) 100 comedians tell variations on the same joke that’s been told since the vaudeville era.
41. Jackass: The Movie (2002) Johnny Knoxville and his band perform a variety of stunts.
40. The Nutty Professor (1963) A nerd becomes a suave sophisticate once he’s drunk his own concoction.
39. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982) A black-and-white noir parody with a detective who uncovers a sinister plot.
38. Bridesmaids (2011) The maid of honor and a bridesmaid compete with each other over who is the bride’s best friend.
37. Carry On Screaming! (1966) The sinister Dr. Watt is kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores.
36. Happy Gilmore (1996) An unsuccessful hockey player brings his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother’s house.
35. Coming to America (1988) An African Prince travels to New York and goes undercover to find a wife that he can respect for her intelligence and will.
34. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) An actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children who are being kept from him by his former wife.
33. Meet the Parents (2000) Male nurse, Greg Focker, meets his girlfriend’s parents before proposing, but her father doesn’t trust him.
32. Bad Santa (2003) A conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve, but the conman befriends a troubled kid.
31. Team America: World Police (2004) A paramilitary police force recruits a Broadway actor in an attempt to save the world from a conspiracy of Islamic terrorists and liberal Hollywood actors in a bid for global destruction.
30. Pitch Perfect (2012) Beca, a freshman at Barden University, joins The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group, which takes on their rival with a male singing group.
29. Swingers (1996) Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene. Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.
28. Jerry Maguire (1996) A fired sports agent decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent.
27. Dumb and Dumber (1994) The cross-country adventures of 2 good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.
26. Borat (2007) A fictitious Kazakh journalist travels through the United States and records his interactions with Americans.
25. Men In Black (1997) A police officer joins a secret organization that monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.
24. The Unbelievable Truth (1989) A man returns to his home town after serving a prison sentence for manslaughter.
23. Raising Arizona (1987) A childless couple comprised of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family’s quintuplets.
22. Road to Utopia (1945) 2 vaudeville performers go to Alaska to make their fortune and find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been stolen by a couple of thugs.
21. Broadway Danny Rose (1984) In his attempts to help his client, a talent agent gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob.
20. Man Bites the Dog (1992) A mockumentary about a film crew following a killer.
19. Best in Show (2000) A mockumentary about a dog show competition.
18. Animal House (1978) The dean of Faber College is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but the fraternity members have other plans for him.
17. Trading Places (1983) A snobbish investor and a homeless street hustler find their positions reversed as part of a bet by 2 millionaires.
16. Monkey Business (1931) 4 stowaways are involuntarily forced to act like thugs for a pair of feuding gangsters while constantly trying to evade the ship’s crew.
15. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) A movie about a high-strung marketing executive and a goodhearted but annoying shower curtain ring salesman.
14. When Harry Met Sally… (1989) Harry and Sally have known each other for years and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
13. Play It Again, Sam (1972) A recently divorced film critic obsessed with the movie Casablanca attempts to get over his wife leaving him by dating again with the help of a married couple and his illusory idol.
12. The King of Comedy (1982) A passionate but unsuccessful comic craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight, and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.
11. Ghostbusters (1984) 3 former parapsychology professors establish a paranormal investigation and elimination service.
10. Shaun of the Dead (2004) An ordinary Londoner is caught in an apocalyptic zombie uprising.
9. Nuts in May (1976) A tale about a couple of campers who want to have a nice time in the country and their conflicts with the campers that decide to pitch a tent nearby.
8. This Is Spinal Tap (1984) A satire on the behavior of heavy metal bands and a parody of rock documentaries of the time.
7. The Celebration/Festen (1998) A black comedy about a family gathering to celebrate their father’s 60th birthday.
6. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) A young Jewish man is born on the same day as — and next door to — Jesus Christ, and is subsequently mistaken for the Messiah.
5. The Truman Show (1998) An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.
4. Safety Last! (1923) A tale about a young man trying to earn money in the big city to send back to his fiancée.
3. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) The true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his downfall involving crime and corruption.
2. The Apartment (1960) A man tries to climb the corporate ladder by letting his company’s executives use his apartment for trysts, but he falls in love with his boss’s mistress.
1. Back to the Future (1985) A 17-year-old high school student is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling car invented by his close friend, a scientist.
Bonus: 3 more movies of our choosing!
3. Baywatch (2017) A team of lifeguards has to save their beach and take down a drug lord.
2. Central Intelligence (2016) 2 old high school pals go on the run after one of them joins the CIA in order to save the world from a terrorist.
1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) 4 teenagers are transported into a video game world and the only way to get out is to play the game and finish it.