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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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  1. 81 -

    The Navigator

    1924, in 13 top lists Check
  2. 62 -

    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 23 top lists Check
  3. 79 -

    The Freshman

    1925, in 6 top lists Check
  4. 25 -

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 29 top lists Check
  5. 18 -

    The General

    1926, in 31 top lists Check
  6. 38 -

    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
  7. 73 -

    Monkey Business

    1931, in 1 top list Check
  8. 65 -

    Horse Feathers

    1932, in 8 top lists Check
  9. 85 -

    Dinner at Eight

    1933, in 4 top lists Check
  10. 5 -

    Duck Soup

    1933, in 23 top lists Check
  11. 75 -

    She Done Him Wrong

    1933, in 8 top lists Check
  12. 96 -

    Sons of the Desert

    1933, in 8 top lists Check
  13. 8 -

    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 27 top lists Check
  14. 58 -

    It's a Gift

    1934, in 8 top lists Check
  15. 32 -

    The Thin Man

    1934, in 13 top lists Check
  16. 12 -

    A Night at the Opera

    1935, in 15 top lists Check
  17. 33 -

    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
  18. 70 -

    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    1936, in 10 top lists Check
  19. 44 -

    My Man Godfrey

    1936, in 12 top lists Check
  20. 68 -

    The Awful Truth

    1937, in 13 top lists Check
  21. 59 -

    A Day at the Races

    1937, in 4 top lists Check
  22. 60 -

    Topper

    1937, in 2 top lists Check
  23. 14 -

    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 21 top lists Check
  24. 52 -

    Ninotchka

    1939, in 17 top lists Check
  25. 37 -

    The Great Dictator

    1940, in 24 top lists Check
  26. 19 -

    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  27. 15 -

    The Philadelphia Story

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
  28. 92 -

    Ball of Fire

    1941, in 5 top lists Check
  29. 55 -

    The Lady Eve

    1941, in 18 top lists Check
  30. 39 -

    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 23 top lists Check
  31. 77 -

    The Palm Beach Story

    1942, in 13 top lists Check
  32. 78 -

    Road to Morocco

    1942, in 4 top lists Check
  33. 49 -

    To Be or Not to Be

    1942, in 22 top lists Check
  34. 90 -

    Woman of the Year

    1942, in 7 top lists Check
  35. 54 -

    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

    1943, in 8 top lists Check
  36. 30 -

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    1944, in 8 top lists Check
  37. 56 -

    Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

    1948 — a.k.a. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, in 6 top lists Check
  38. 72 -

    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

    1948, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 22 -

    Adam's Rib

    1949, in 7 top lists Check
  40. 24 -

    Born Yesterday

    1950, in 9 top lists Check
  41. 83 -

    Father of the Bride

    1950, in 4 top lists Check
  42. 35 -

    Harvey

    1950, in 3 top lists Check
  43. 16 -

    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 34 top lists Check
  44. 98 -

    The Court Jester

    1955, in 4 top lists Check
  45. 51 -

    The Seven Year Itch

    1955, in 3 top lists Check
  46. 94 -

    Auntie Mame

    1958, in 3 top lists Check
  47. 1 -

    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 33 top lists Check
  48. 20 -

    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
  49. 40 -

    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

    1963, in 5 top lists Check
  50. 99 -

    The Nutty Professor

    1963, in 11 top lists Check
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Last updated on Jun 5, 2009; source