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American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs

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AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Laughs is a list of the top 100 comedy movies in American cinema.  The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 14, 2000.

  1. Some Like it Hot (DVD COMEDY SOM)  1959.  Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe.
  2. Tootsie (DVD COMEDY TOO)  1982.  Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange and Teri Garr.
  3. Dr. Strangelove, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (DVD COMEDY DR.)  1964.  Peter Sellers and George C. Scott.
  4. Annie Hall (DVD COMEDY ANN)  1977.  Woody Allen and Diane Keaton.
  5. Duck Soup (DVD COMEDY DUC)  1933.  The Marx brothers.
  6. Blazing Saddles (DVD COMEDY BLA)  1974.  Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little and Madeline Kahn.
  7. MASH (DVD COMEDY MAS)  1970.  Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould and Sally Kellerman.
  8. It Happened One Night (DVD COMEDY IT)  1934.  Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
  9. The Graduate (DVD DRAMA GRA)  1967.  Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross.
  10. Airplane! (DVD COMEDY AIR)  1980.  Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty and Leslie Nielsen.
  11. The Producers (DVD COMEDY PRO)  1968.  Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.
  12. A Night at the Opera (DVD COMEDY NIG)  1935.  The Marx brothers.
  13. Young Frankenstein (DVD COMEDY YOU)  1974.  Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle and Marty Feldman.
  14. Bringing Up Baby (DVD COMEDY BRI)  1938.  Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn.
  15. The Philadelphia Story (DVD COMEDY PHI)  1940.  Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart.
  16. Singin’ in the Rain (DVD MUSICAL SIN)  1952.  Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds.
  17. The Odd Couple (DVD COMEDY ODD)  1968.  Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
  18. The General (DVD COMEDY GEN)  1927.  Buster Keaton.
  19. His Girl Friday (DVD COMEDY HIS)  1940.  Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
  20. The Apartment (DVD COMEDY APA)  1960.  Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray.
  21. A Fish Called Wanda (DVD COMEDY FIS)  1988.  John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin.
  22. Adam’s Rib (DVD COMEDY ADA)  1949.  Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.
  23. When Harry Met Sally… (DVD COMEDY WHE)  1989.  Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.
  24. Born Yesterday (DVD COMEDY BOR)  1950.  William Holden, Judy Holliday and Broderick Crawford.
  25. The Gold Rush (DVD COMEDY GOL)  1925.  Charlie Chaplin.
  26. Being There (DVD COMEDY BEI)  1979.  Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine and Melvyn Douglas.
  27. There’s Something About Mary (DVD COMEDY THE)  1998.  Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon.
  28. Ghostbusters (DVD COMEDY GHO)  1984.  Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
  29. This is Spinal Tap (DVD COMEDY THI)  1984.  Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer.
  30. Arsenic and Old Lace (DVD COMEDY ARS)  1944.  Cary Grant
  31. Raising Arizona (DVD COMEDY RAI)  1987.  Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter.
  32. The Thin Man (DVD COMEDY THI)  1934.  William Powell and Myrna Loy.
  33. Modern Times (DVD COMEDY MOD)  1936.  Charlie Chaplin.
  34. Groundhog Day  1993.  Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.
  35. Harvey (DVD COMEDY HAR)  1950.  James Stewart and Josephine Hull.
  36. National Lampoon’s Animal House (DVD COMEDY ANI)  1978.  John Belushi, Tim Matheson and Peter Riegert.
  37. The Great Dictator (DVD COMEDY GRE)  1940.  Charlie Chaplin.
  38. City Lights (DVD COMEDY CIT)  1931.  Charlie Chaplin.
  39. Sullivan’s Travels (DVD COMEDY SUL)  1941.  Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.
  40. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World*  1963.  Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Jonathan Winters.
  41. Moonstruck (DVD COMEDY MOO)  1987.  Cher and Nicolas Cage.
  42. Big (DVD COMEDY BIG)  1988.  Tom Hanks.
  43. American Graffiti (DVD COMEDY AME)  1973.  Richard Dreyfuss.
  44. My Man Godfrey (DVD COMEDY MY)  1936.  William Powell and Carole Lombard.
  45. Harold and Maude (DVD COMEDY HAR)  1971.  Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort.
  46. Manhattan (DVD COMEDY MAN)  1979.  Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Mariel Hemingway.
  47. Shampoo*  1975.  Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant and Jack Warden.
  48. A Shot in the Dark (DVD FAMILY SHO)  1964.  Peter Sellers and Elke Sommer.
  49. To Be or Not to Be (DVD COMEDY TO)  1942.  Carole Lombard and Jack Benny.
  50. Cat Ballou (DVD ACTION CAT)  1965.  Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin.

* Currently not in the collection and unavailable

 

 

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