The release of Netflix’s new teen comedy Do Revenge has gotten plenty of movie fans on Reddit to discuss some of the other movies that made them literally laugh out loud over the years. From slapstick adventures to witty classics, there are all kinds of comedies out there that Reddit users were unable to contain their laughter at.
Original and unique comedies can be hard to find these days, but that doesn’t mean that they’re any less impressive or entertaining whenever they do come around. Reddit users have shared their expert opinions on which comedies have the funniest and most exciting screenplays.
When it comes to original comedies, it’s difficult to think of a more prosperous era than the late 2000s. Superbad is just one of the many films from this period that remains hilarious today, filled with jokes that are just as entertaining as they were 15 years ago.
“That whole movie has so many scenes where I’d be in tears laughing,” writes Redditor michigantoothfairy. For many fans, Superbad represents everything that was so enjoyable about this golden era of comedies – eccentric characters, bold jokes, and memorable quotes.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Not only is The Big Lebowski one of the Coen brothers’ best movies to date, but it’s also a staple of the comedy genre that many fans consider the funniest movie of its time. John Goodman, Jeff Bridges, and Steve Buscemi thrive in the lead roles, displaying their comedic abilities at their finest.
Reddit user cultural_pudding_484 refers to one scene in particular that made them laugh more than any other: “The Dude crashing his car while drinking a beer and dropping a roach in his lap.” And they’re right – it’s a hilarious scene that manages to be gut-busting even without any context of the story.
Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids has pretty much everything an audience could ever want from a comedy – there are hundreds of sharp jokes, plenty of unique characters, and several scenes that are still discussed today for their comedic value.
One of these scenes is “the food poisoning scene”, according to Redditor glade_runner, which sees the entire cast come together for a perfectly-scripted display of comedy and chaos that perfectly embodies the entire spirit of the film.
Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)
A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once has become a pop culture phenomenon in the past few months, shooting up various critics’ lists of the best movies of all time. The movie has been praised for its relentless creativity and maximalism, which immediately makes it stand out from most of the other movies playing in theaters today.
Reddit user calm-hovercraft9858 recalls how they had “tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard” whilst they watched A24’s latest comedy. The film boasts a screenplay that will be admired for years to come, with every single joke landing perfectly.
22 Jump Street (2014)
Although it might not be as dramatic or well-plotted as its predecessor, most will agree that 22 Jump Street is the funnier of the two films. The comedic dynamic between Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill is absolutely unmatched, and they’re arguably both at their best here.
“Channing Tatum is absolutely hilarious and doesn’t get enough credit for his comedic abilities,” claims Reddit user rizgutgak. Both actors excel in these roles, which is why so many people think that 22 Jump Street is one of many 2010s comedies that deserves a sequel.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Jason Segel’s screenplay for Forgetting Sarah Marshall is just one of the many reasons that he’s considered one of the best comedic actors working today. His writing is unbelievably sharp, demanding laughter from the audience at almost every turn.
Reddit user adambcc admits that Forgetting Sarah Marshall “absolutely killed” them with laughter, and they cite one scene in particular as the main culprit: “Jason Segel singing the Dracula song for the first time… and everyone in the tiki bar reacting to the accent.”
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Edgar Wright is one of the most famous and popular comedy directors there’s ever been, and Hot Fuzz is arguably his funniest movie of all. It’s a masterclass in planning and execution, with almost every single joke relating to something that happened earlier in the film.
Reddit user weirdbryceguy argues that Wright’s film is a “gut-buster… still to this day.” It displays everything that’s so fun and unique about the director’s signature style, with many fans even citing Hot Fuzz as the best of British comedy movies ever.
As far as mockumentaries go, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat is pretty much the best there’s ever been. It’s side-splittingly funny at absolutely every moment, with Cohen’s performance in the titular role cementing itself as one of the greatest in the genre.
Reddit user senscore recalls that the “entire theater was absolutely losing it” during the “hotel fight” scene, which many fans often cite as the movie’s funniest scene. Borat is certainly a bold and risky film, but Cohen’s dynamic performance and Larry Charles’ hilarious direction ensure that everything works perfectly.
The Nice Guys (2016)
Even despite director Shane Black’s history with the comedy genre, it’s safe to say that nobody was expecting The Nice Guys to be quite as hilarious as it was. It’s filled with both visual and intellectual gags that keeps the audience on their toes, earning laughs every single minute of its runtime.
Redditor gredgex writes: “I really wish Gosling was in more comedies ’cause he’s soooo funny.” It’s truly a surprise that Gosling isn’t cast in comedic roles more often, because many film fans would agree that The Nice Guys is one of Ryan Gosling’s best movies to date – primarily thanks to his hilarious performance.
There are very few movies that have had a stronger cultural impact than Airplane!, which pretty much developed an entire subgenre of comedy that had never been seen on the big screen before. It’s unbelievably dry and witty, but in a way that all audiences will be able to enjoy.
“I had never conceived that a movie could be so funny,” admits Redditor aecarol1. The movie was unbelievably ahead of its time, introducing audiences to a whole new type of comedy that’s still hilarious today thanks to its timeless sense of humor.