“Laughter is the best medicine.” There is a great deal of truth in this popular saying through watching a comedy movie. A good laugh can be the cure for a long day at work. This is why many people love a good comedy now and then.
Here is a list of the 30 best comedy movies of all time to cure you of your melancholy, offer you a respite with your troubles, and bring you to a much happier place.
1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail – 1975
King Arthur (Graham Chapman) recruits his Knights of the Round Table to search for the Holy Grail with hilarious and quotable silly quotes along the way, but what makes this movie stand apart is its unpredictable turn of events that prove to be effective and highly entertaining.
2. Annie Hall – 1977
An eccentric comedian (Woody Allen) tries to understand why his scatter-brained girlfriend, Annie Hall, (Diane Keaton) dumped him.
3. The Princess Bride – 1987
A grandfather tells the tale of a beautiful young woman (Robin Wright) who was to marry a prince (Chris Sarandon), although she is in love with her farmhand (Cary Elwes) who have been missing for years when he tried to seek his fortune.
4. Hot Shots! – 1991
A parody of Top Gun and Dances with Wolves, a frustrated air force pilot (Charlie Sheen) quits his job to live with the American Indians, but was recalled to wipe out an Iraqi nuclear facility of Saddam Hussein.
5. Wayne’s World – 1992
Wayne (Mike Meyers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) are the hosts of a cable accessed TV program, Wayne’s World, which was bought by a TV executive (Rob Lowe) who wishes only to keep the rights to the show as well as steal Wayne’s girlfriend Cassandra (Tia Carrere).
6. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – 1994
A lowly private eye (Jim Carrey) is searching for some missing animals as well as a football quarterback who has a Super Bowl to catch.
7. The Mask -1994
An unassuming ordinary guy (Jim Carrey) finds a strange mask that gives him special powers as well as ridding him of all his inhibitions.
8. Dumb and Dumber – 1994
Two dim-witted friends (Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels) tried to return a briefcase to a beautiful woman (Lauren Holly) who left the case as ransom payment for her kidnapped husband.
9. Liar, Liar -1997
A young son of an ambitious and ruthless lawyer (Jim Carrey) makes a wish that his dad will only tell the truth even for just one day.
10. The Naked Gun: from the Files of Police Squad– 1988
A detective (Leslie Nielsen) tries to stop an assassination plot of Queen Elizabeth, who is visiting the United States.
11. There’s Something about Mary – 1998
Wanting to see the love of his life, Mary (Cameron Diaz) again, a young man (Ben Stiller) hires a private detective (Matt Dillon) who also falls for the girl.
12. Deuce Bigalow: American Gigolo – 1999
A fish tank cleaner (Rob Schneider) housesits for a gigolo and inadvertently took some of his gigs of getting paid for having sex with women.
13. Scary Movie – 2000
The Wayan brothers (Marlon and Shawn) along with a bunch of friends are chased by a killer after they accidentally killed a man in a vehicular accident. The film is a parody of popular horror movies.
14. Meet the Parents – 2000
A young man (Ben Stiller) spent a disastrous weekend with the parents of his girlfriend (Teri Polo) whose father (Robert De Niro) instantly developed a strong dislike for him.
15. Joe Dirt – 2001
The movie narrates the struggles and misadventures of Joe Dirt (David Spade) from being abandoned by his parents to finding the girl of his dreams.
16. Bridget Jones’s Diary – 2001
A British woman (Renee Zellweger) keeps a diary of her desire to find love as well as ways to improve herself.
17. Zoolander – 2001
A fashion model (Ben Stiller) is dethroned and is now being brainwashed to murder the Malaysian Prime Minister.
18. Two Weeks’ Notice – 2002
A liberal lawyer and environmental activist (Sandra Bullock) is inadvertently hired by an immature billionaire (Hugh Grant) who looks up to her in all matters of life, but soon she leaves his employ and both realized how much they have been accustomed to each other.
19. Austin Powers in Goldmember – 2002
The famed spy Austin Powers (Mike Meyers) travels back to 1975 to rescue his kidnapped father.
20. Bruce Almighty – 2003
A frustrated and discontented television reporter (Jim Carrey) curses God (Morgan Freeman) who appears to him and gives him a week to do God’s work.
21. Anger Management – 2003
A mild-mannered man (Adam Sandler) is inadvertently sentenced to an anger management therapy with renowned therapist (Kack Nicholson) who is so adept in bringing out deeply buried anger from his patients.
22. Duplex – 2003
A young couple (Ben stiller and Drew Barrymore) finally found the perfect home for them, but their dreams are foiled by an eccentric old lady (Eileen Essel) who has a long rental contract on the upper half of the duplex.
23. Anchorman: The Legend of Old Burgundy – 2004
An anchorman (Will Ferrell) has to contend with the female additions in the set, but was deadset on keeping his position against a feisty and ambitious young woman (Christina Applegate).
24. Shaun of the Dead – 2004
A certified loser Shaun (Simon Pegg) has been dumped by his girlfriend (Kate Ashfield) and berated by his father (Bill Nighy) for not taking care of his mother (Penelope Wilton). So when the day came that the dead wants to take over the world, Shaun must prove his mettle by rescuing his girlfriend and his mother.
25. The 40 Year Old Virgin – 2005
A 40 year old man (Steve Carell) is induced by his officemates to find the girl he could have a sexual experience with.
26. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan – 2006
A Kazakstani reporter (Sacha Baron Cohen) seeks to understand American culture by making a mockumentary set in New York City.
27. Knocked Up – 2007
A one night stand between a career-minded journalist (Katherine Heigl) and an irresponsible man (Seth Rogen) may turn into a lifelong commitment as they try their hand on lasting love before their baby is born.
28. Superbad – 2007
Three under-aged teens (Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse) tried to get alcohol for a party in the hope to be dubbed as cool.
29. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People – 2008
An ambitious scribe (Simon Pegg) newly promoted as a contributing editor is trying hard to bootlick his bosses to get on their good side.
30. The Hangover – 2009
Three groomsmen lost the groom after a drunken spree at Las Vegas and must set out to find him.