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Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's 100 Years…100 Laughs is a list of the top 100 funniest movies in American cinema. A wide variety of comedies were nominated for the distinction that included slapstick comedy, Action Comedy, screwball comedy, romantic comedy, satire, black comedy, musical comedy, comedy of manners and comedy of errors. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 13, 2000.

CriteriaEdit

  • Feature-Length Fiction Film: The film must be in narrative format typically over 60 minutes long.
  • American Film: The film must be in the English language with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States.
  • Funny: Regardless of genre, the total comedic impact of a film’s elements that creates an experience greater than the sum of the smiles.
  • Legacy: Laughs that echo across time, enriching America’s film heritage and inspiring artists and audiences today.

The listEdit

#1 Movie Year
1 Some Like it Hot 1959
2 Tootsie 1982
3 Dr. Strangelove 1964
4 Annie Hall 1977
5 Duck Soup 1933
6 Blazing Saddles 1974
7 M*A*S*H 1970
8 It Happened One Night 1934
9 The Graduate 1967
10 Airplane! 1980
11 The Producers 1968
12 A Night at the Opera 1935
13 Young Frankenstein 1974
14 Bringing Up Baby 1938
15 The Philadelphia Story 1940
16 Singin' in the Rain 1952
17 The Odd Couple 1968
18 The General 1927
19 His Girl Friday 1940
20 The Apartment 1960
21 A Fish Called Wanda 1988
22 Adam's Rib 1949
23 When Harry Met Sally... 1989
24 Born Yesterday 1950
25 The Gold Rush 1925
26 Being There 1979
27 There's Something About Mary 1998
28 Ghostbusters 1984
29 This is Spinal Tap 1984
30

Arsenic and Old Lace

1944
31 Raising Arizona 1987
32 The Thin Man 1934
33 Modern Times 1936
34 Groundhog Day 1993
35 Harvey 1950
36 National Lampoon's Animal House 1978
37 The Great Dictator 1940
38 City Lights 1931
39 Sullivan's Travels 1941
40 It's A Mad Mad Mad World 1963
41 Moonstruck 1987
42 Big 1988
43 American Graffiti 1973
44 My Man Godfrey 1936
45 Harold and Maude 1972
46 Manhattan 1979
47 Shampoo 1975
48 A Shot in the Dark 1964
49 To Be or Not To Be 1942
50 Cat Ballou 1965

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