Hollywood Best Comedy Movies That Guarantee You A Barrel Of Laughs

Salena Harshini |Feb 11, 2020

As laughter is the best medicine, consider this list of Hollywood best comedy movies your panacea. These are the best laughter bringers you will ever find.

They say laughter is the best medicine and you can’t deny how good the feeling is when you can split your sides sometimes. When you are feeling down, you probably will need some emotional antidotes and some Hollywood best comedy movies would do you good totally.

From the old to the new, plus mainstream and experimental, the result is a definitive list of the greatest comedies ever made. Varying from mainstream to experimental, the definitive list of top English comedy movies we have made will give you the best recommendation for binge-watching.


Hollywood best comedy movies of all time

Firstly, let’s take a look at the top ten best comedy movies of all time that will be a total waste if you don’t check them out sometime.

Rank Best Hollywood Comedy Movies IMDb rating
1 Back to the Future 8.5/10
2 The Grand Budapest Hotel 8.1/10
3 The Truman Show 8.1/10
4 Groundhog Day 8/10
5 The Breakfast Club 7.9/10
6 The Hangover 7.7/10
7 Sideways 7.5/10
8 Dumb and Dumber 7.3/10
9 21 Jump Street 7.2/10
10 Mean Girls 7/10

What makes them the best comedy movies of all time, one may wonder. Well, here are the details that may clarify some aspects.

1. Back to the Future (1985) won an Oscar

Cast:  Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

"Back To The Future" is a classic and one of the best comedy movies of all time.

The film topping the list of Hollywood best comedy movies of all time tells the exciting journey of a 17-year-old student who accidentally travels back 30 years to the past.

The time-traveling DeLorean is an invention of Doc Brown, the boy’s best friend and while he was sent to 1985-1955, he meets his future parents and ironically becomes the romantic interest of his mother.

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Bill Murray, Jude Law, Léa Seydoux, Saoirse Ronan

The film earned 4 prestigious Oscars and is often listed in the list of best comedy films.

Set in a hotel amidst the fictional war-ravaged nation Zubrowka, The Grand Budapest Hotel centers around the tale and friendship of a renowned concierge, and the hotel lobby boy as the two accompany each other in some misadventures and try to prove the former’s innocence after being accused of murder.

The twisty nomadic narrative with numerous time frames is contagiously entertaining.

3. The Truman Show (1998)

Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

The science-fiction comedy-drama was nominated for three Oscars and has bagged 40 wins with 65 other nominations.

The movie focuses on Truman Burbank, the insurance salesman who later discovers his entire life is a reality TV show and tries to escape.

4. Groundhog Day (1993)

Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

The movie garnered lauding comments from film critics.

One of the best funny movies stars Bill Murray in the role of Phil Connors, a television weatherman who gets caught in a time loop during his assignment to cover the annual Groundhog Day.

Groundhog Day was considered a humble success on its release but later became critically acclaimed. Now, the "groundhog day" term is widely used in English to refer to a repeating situation.

5. The Breakfast Club (1985)

Cast: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

The Breakfast Club is the film that has lived through decades.

The English comedy movies portrays five teenagers from separate groups spending a Saturday together in detention and finding out just how a lot it is that they have in common.

6. The Hangover (2009)

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha

The film collected many other accolades for its humor.

The first part of The Hangover franchise is the journey of three friends who wake up from their bachelor party in Las Vegas without any memory of the last night. Their bachelor friend went missing and they have to go around the city searching for their friend before his wedding takes place.

The comedy movie bagged the title of Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

7. Sideways (2004)

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

"Sideways" is inevitable among the best funny movies

Adapted from the same-name novel of Rex Pickett, Sideways focuses two men in the age of forties going on a trip to wine country Santa Barbara County to celebrate one’s impending wedding. While one is an unsuccessful writer and a depressed teacher, the other is the groom and an actor that past his prime.

Sideways bagged the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and got nominated for Best Director, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

8. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly

Dumb and Dumber will leave you in cracking splits

This is another one in the collection of Hollywood best comedy movies that features Jim Carrey. The plot goes with a dense limo driver with his even denser friend setting out on an uproarious road trip to return a mysterious briefcase to the owner. They thought it was left behind on a mistake but it was actually ransom money.

The successful outcome of Dumb and Dumber pioneered Farrelly brothers’ career and anchored Jim Carrey's fame as one of the top established actors in the 1990s.

9. 21 Jump Street (2012)

Cast:  Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Johnny Depp

It's not exaggerating to say "21 Jump Street" is one of the funniest flicks.

The movie focuses on a pair of police friends who are assigned to be work undercover as high school students. Their mission is to stop the flare-up of a new drug as well as arrest the supplier.

The differences in professional skills and personalities of the two protagonists make 21 Jump Street a laugh bomb.

10. Mean Girls (2004)|

Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

"Mean Girls" is said to be "funnier and more smartly written than the average teen comedy."

Although its overall rating is not too high comparing to myriads of other comedy movies, Mean Girls is considered classic with many iconic lines and details.

Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a newcomer at her high school and she then befriends with an A-list girl group called The Plastics, unaware of the twisty events that she will come across.

Recent Hollywood comedy movies 2018-2019

The 10 above films are the all-time favorite films for a lot of film lovers and they will surely keep you entertained with their distinct hilarious bits.

While the best comedy movies Hollywood of all time have been listed, you may be curious about the most recent and entertaining Hollywood comedy movies. Well, check the best films we have gathered here:

No. Hollywood comedy movie Cast
1 Green Book (2018) Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
2 Ocean's Eight (2018) Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna
3 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot
4 Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko
5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld
6 Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña
7 Incredibles 2 (2018) Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell
8 Deadpool 2 (2018) Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin
9 Jojo Rabbit  (2019) Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson
10 Shazam! (2019) Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel
11 Pokémon Detective Pikachu


Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton
12 Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood  (2019) Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie
13 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg,
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Karen Gillan
15 Toy Story 4 (2019) Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts
Green Book
"Green Book" won three Oscars last year.

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Upcoming Hollywood comedy movies 2020

Meanwhile, 2020 has come which parallels with a new lineup of English comedy movies. Have a quick look at the list if you want to make some plan beforehand.

No. Upcoming comedy movies 2020 Release date
1 The Lovebirds April 3
2 Bad Trip April 24
3 Legally Blonde 3 May 8
4 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run May 11
5 SCOOB! May 13
6 Irresistible May 29
7 Minions: The Rise of Gru June 11
8 Free Guy July 3
9 Bob's Burgers: The Movie July 17
10 Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar July 30
11 Bill & Ted Face The Music August 21
12 The Witches October 9
13 Coming 2 America December 18th

Whether you want to find a completely quirky and goofy film or just some humor sprinkles in one movie, our compilation of Hollywood best comedy movies will do you justice.

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