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Through the collective judgment of 1,500 leaders from across the American film community - screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors, executives, film historians and critics -, AFI has identified 100 movies that are considered the funniest. A wide array of funny films — from slapstick comedy to romantic comedy; from satire and black comedy to musical comedy; from comedy of manners to comedy of errors — were nominated for this distinction.

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    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 29 top lists Check
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    Tootsie

    1982, in 16 top lists Check
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 31 top lists Check
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    Annie Hall

    1977, in 33 top lists Check
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    Duck Soup

    1933, in 22 top lists Check
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    Blazing Saddles

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    MASH

    1970, in 19 top lists Check
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    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Graduate

    1967, in 27 top lists Check
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    Airplane!

    1980, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Producers

    1967, in 12 top lists Check
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    A Night at the Opera

    1935, in 14 top lists Check
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    Young Frankenstein

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Philadelphia Story

    1940, in 16 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Odd Couple

    1968, in 2 top lists Check
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    The General

    1926, in 29 top lists Check
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    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 24 top lists Check
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    A Fish Called Wanda

    1988, in 5 top lists Check
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    Adam's Rib

    1949, in 7 top lists Check
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    When Harry Met Sally...

    1989, in 9 top lists Check
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    Born Yesterday

    1950, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 27 top lists Check
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    Being There

    1979 — a.k.a. Chance, in 12 top lists Check
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    There's Something About Mary

    1998, in 7 top lists Check
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    Ghost Busters

    1984 — a.k.a. Ghostbusters, in 11 top lists Check
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    This Is Spinal Tap

    1984, in 20 top lists Check
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    Arsenic and Old Lace

    1944, in 6 top lists Check
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    Raising Arizona

    1987, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Thin Man

    1934, in 12 top lists Check
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    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
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    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 17 top lists Check
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    Harvey

    1950, in 4 top lists Check
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    Animal House

    1978, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Great Dictator

    1940, in 24 top lists Check
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    City Lights

    1931, in 28 top lists Check
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    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 22 top lists Check
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    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    1963, in 5 top lists Check
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    Moonstruck

    1987, in 6 top lists Check
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    Big

    1988, in 5 top lists Check
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    American Graffiti

    1973, in 16 top lists Check
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    My Man Godfrey

    1936, in 9 top lists Check
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    Harold and Maude

    1971, in 16 top lists Check
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    Manhattan

    1979, in 18 top lists Check
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    Shampoo

    1975, in 3 top lists Check
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    A Shot in the Dark

    1964, in 2 top lists Check
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    To Be or Not to Be

    1942, in 18 top lists Check
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    Cat Ballou

    1965, in 2 top lists Check
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