After tens of thousands of votes, 14 cracked ribs and seven split sides, we have assembled the very funniest films ever made — according to you, the Empire readers. Here are the films to make you howl with laughter, the films that give your funny bone a workout and prove the best medicine for what ails you. Read it and weep. To say that this is one of the least gross moments in the movie tells you everything thing you need to know about the Farrelly's queasy comedic delights.
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Now more than ever, the world could use a laugh. There are even some you may not consider to be straightforward comedies. We have updated the list with additional entries from the past three years, curated by Anne Thompson, with additional contributions from members of the IndieWire staff. However, our original ranking, available below, still stands. Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani nabbed a Best Original Screenplay nomination for synthesizing their harrowing true romance into a sharp and winsome comedy about a courtship that begins with a culture clash and survives a coma. After Gordon and Nanjiani wrote the script as an intense form of couples therapy, uber-producer Judd Apatow and director Michael Showalter whipped it into shape and cast Zoe Kazan as the young woman who falls for a Pakistani-American comic and Uber driver Nanjiani.
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The extensive list of films ranges from irreverent and raunchy to romantic and heartwarming. From visionary director Spike Jonez and mastermind screenwriter Charlie Kaufman comes one of the most bizarre, singular comedies in movie history. John Cusack plays a puppeteer who discovers a portal in an office building that allows him to inhabit the mind of John Malkovich.
What makes a comedy a classic? It probably takes more than a football to the groin or a juiced-up fart on the audio track. Parody Airplane! Many of these inducted films have high Tomatometer scores and are Certified Fresh, but the Tomatometer was not our only guide.