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All this time inside has us looking around for the best comedy movies to watch. I’ve asked around and done some deep dives into my own collection and here are the best comedies from each decade. 

Best Comedies From the 1970’s

I’ll be honest, I haven’t watched as many comedies from this era but here are some good ones.

  • Holy Grail
  • Animal House
  • Life of Brian
  • Cheech and Chong
  • The Jerk
  • Blazing Saddles

Best Comedies From the 1980’s

Maybe it’s just the time I grew up in but the 80’s have some great and legendary comedy movies here are some of the best!

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles 
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Spaceballs
  • Christmas Vacation
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Coming to America
  • Uncle Buck
  • Ghostbusters
  • City Slickers
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Big
  • The Naked Gun
  • The Meaning of Life
  • The Breakfast Club
  • See no Evil, Hear no Evil
  • European Vacation
  • Trading Places
  • Beetlekjuice
  • Spinal Tap
  • Caddyshack
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Bill and ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Three Amigos
  • Who’s Harry Crumb
  • Beverly Hills Cop

Best Comedies From the 1990’s

Comedies in the 90’s were all about stretching the limits of what you could do. Here are some great ones. 

  • There’s Something About Mary
  • Dumb and Dumber 
  • American Pie
  • Wayne’s world
  • Office Space
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Friday
  • The Mask
  • King Pin
  • Half baked
  • Tommy Boy
  • Major Pain
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Mallrats
  • Analyze This

Best Comedies From the 2000’s

It’s likely you went and saw a handful or more of these movies in the last decade. Dust them off and watch them again. They are worth it!

  • Superbad
  • 40 Year Old Virgin
  • Dodgeball 
  • American Pie 2
  • The Hangover
  • I Love You Man
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Old School
  • Shaun of the Dead 
  • Knocked Up
  • Harold and Kumar 
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Role Models
  • Oceans 11
  • School of Rock
  • Mean Girls
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Orange County
  • Starsky and hutch

Best Comedies From the 2010’s

The newest arrivals to the comedy scene and they don’t disappoint. Watch and enjoy!

  • Bridesmaids
  • The Other Guys
  • 21 Jump street
  • Horrible Bosses
  • Vacation
  • Spy
  • Ted
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Daddy’s Home
  • The House
  • Game Night
  • Deadpool
  • Due Date
  • American Reunion
  • The Watch

There you have it! The  Best Comedy Movies Of Every Decade!

I’m sure I’ve missed some and likely you will disagree with the humor of some of them too. But if you need a good laugh I hope you find it from one of the movies in here. 


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