comedies that were actually funny

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1. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

66 Metascore

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 315,146 | Gross: $86.06M

2. A Kind of America (2002)

115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Tamás is a young, Budapest-based director of video clips and commercials who dreams of directing his first feature film with the title 'The Guilty City'. He has already written the script ... See full summary »

Director: Gábor Herendi | Stars: Tibor Szervét, Csaba Pindroch, Gyözö Szabó, Eszter Ónodi

Votes: 4,437

3. Miss Congeniality (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

43 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen

Votes: 178,045 | Gross: $106.81M

4. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

A star pilot and his sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

Votes: 164,661 | Gross: $38.12M

5. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Votes: 50,515 | Gross: $30.03M

6. The Waterboy (1998)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

41 Metascore

A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 143,021 | Gross: $161.49M

7. Valami Amerika 2 (2008)

110 min | Comedy

The three brothers, Akos, Tamas and Andras - known from the first part - try to get back their 60 million forints stolen by impostor Alex who ran away with the money and the girlfriend of the oldest brother.

Director: Gábor Herendi | Stars: Tibor Szervét, Csaba Pindroch, Gyözö Szabó, Ferenc Hujber

Votes: 3,228

8. Pitch Perfect (2012)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

66 Metascore

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

Director: Jason Moore | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp

Votes: 265,627 | Gross: $65.00M

9. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Votes: 691,734 | Gross: $277.32M

10. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd

Votes: 342,698 | Gross: $58.40M

11. Legally Blonde (2001)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

59 Metascore

Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis

Votes: 174,265 | Gross: $96.52M

12. Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007)

G | 81 min | Comedy

After the unusual attack (tossing of a bag of feces) on a school 'flower boy' (heartthrob or pretty boy), Sungmin, on February 14, the same attacks begin to happen at different high schools... See full summary »

Director: Kwon Lee | Stars: Ki-bum Kim, Dong-hae Lee, Hee-chul Kim, Young-woon Kim

Votes: 258

13. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

81 Metascore

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 442,992 | Gross: $23.64M

14. Glass Tiger (2001)

100 min | Comedy

This film tells the story of a few uneventful days in the life of six pals. Lali, a great fan of America, owns a sandwich stand on the side of the road, called The Glass Tiger. Gaben ... See full summary »

Directors: Iván Kapitány, Péter Rudolf | Stars: Péter Rudolf, Gábor Reviczky, Imre Csuja, Sándor Gáspár

Votes: 6,006

15. Glass Tiger 2 (2006)

103 min | Comedy

In the sequel to the surprise hit Glass Tiger (2001), we witness the 6 losers again as they run amok around the roadside buffet, which again fails to make their dreams come true, but which ... See full summary »

Director: Péter Rudolf | Stars: Péter Rudolf, Gábor Reviczky, Imre Csuja, Sándor Gáspár

Votes: 3,597

16. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 269,980 | Gross: $181.41M

17. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 265,493 | Gross: $72.22M

18. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

45 Metascore

Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi

Votes: 195,011 | Gross: $108.39M

19. Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Inhabitants of the last unconquered village in Gaul (ancient France) use a magical potion to hold their independence from Roman invaders.

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Christian Clavier, Gérard Depardieu, Roberto Benigni, Michel Galabru

Votes: 37,778 | Gross: $1.64M

20. Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouze, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 46,730 | Gross: $3.12M

21. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 213,766 | Gross: $53.88M

22. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers' mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless".

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner

Votes: 210,040 | Gross: $206.04M

23. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember, who is working with Dr. Evil.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Beyoncé, Seth Green, Michael York

Votes: 189,504 | Gross: $213.31M

24. America's Sweethearts (2001)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

44 Metascore

A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie's co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film's print hostage.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 53,356 | Gross: $93.61M

25. The Lego Movie (2014)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

83 Metascore

An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

Directors: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord | Stars: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett

Votes: 314,297 | Gross: $257.76M

26. Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

51 Metascore

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 203,820 | Gross: $144.13M

27. Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 57,554 | Gross: $85.85M

28. Spy Kids (2001)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 103,796 | Gross: $112.72M

29. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 496,524 | Gross: $250.69M

30. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt

Votes: 353,397 | Gross: $124.74M

31. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

93 Metascore

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 480,622 | Gross: $1.23M

32. Vampires Suck (2010)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

18 Metascore

A spoof of vampire-themed movies. Teenager, Becca finds herself torn between 2 boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader, Chris Riggi

Votes: 45,259 | Gross: $36.66M

33. The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

57 Metascore

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 123,843 | Gross: $113.50M

34. Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

62 Metascore

The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved Uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack

Votes: 74,832 | Gross: $48.92M

35. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Directors: Robert Zemeckis, Richard Williams | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 174,535 | Gross: $156.45M

36. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

77 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 349,958 | Gross: $20.05M

37. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Directors: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 109,269 | Gross: $14.93M

38. John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 62 min | Comedy

Armed with boyish charm and a sharp wit, the former SNL writer offers sly takes on marriage, his beef with babies and the time he met Bill Clinton.

Director: Rhys Thomas | Stars: Petunia, John Mulaney, Amanda Walsh

Votes: 5,831

39. Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Music

Bo Burnham tackles life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans in his dazzling new stand-up special.

Directors: Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer | Star: Bo Burnham

Votes: 7,526

40. Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

Patton Oswalt takes the stage in San Francisco, where he talks about San Franciscans, the difficulties of being PC, fatherhood, his worst stand up experience, and the worlds most horrific Birthday Clown.

Stars: Patton Oswalt, Boots Riley

Votes: 1,656

41. Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 77 min | Comedy

Iliza Shlesinger performs in this standup talking about dating, feminism and some of the intricacies associated with being a woman in the 21st century.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Star: Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 2,271

42. Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 71 min | Documentary, Comedy

Smart and brazen comedian Iliza Shlesinger applies her fresh, laugh-out-loud perspective to the universal struggles between men and women.

Director: Samuel Brownfield | Star: Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 2,044

43. Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (2015 TV Special)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy

Jen Kirkman's original comedy special delivers some sharp, hilarious truths about life at 40 as filmed at the North Door in Austin, Texas.

Director: Lance Bangs | Stars: Kelly Patton, Wilder S. Patton, Carol Hickey, Fermin Navar

Votes: 1,268

44. Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 67 min | Comedy

Trevor Noah's Netflix one hour standup special. Amazing comedy covering race in America, immigration politics, international relations and more.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 3,917

45. Snatch (2000)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina

Votes: 748,346 | Gross: $30.33M

46. Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 62 min | Comedy

7.4