The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time (BBC Culture)

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So this year BBC Culture decided to get serious about comedy. We asked 253 film critics – 118 women and 135 men – from 52 countries and six continents a simple: “What do you think are the 10 best comedies of all time?” Films from any country made since cinema was invented were eligible, and BBC Culture did nothing to define in advance what a comedy is; we left that to each of the critics to decide. As always, we urged the experts to go with their heart and pick personal favourites, films that are part of their lives, not just the ones that meet some ideal of greatness.

List added August 2017

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  1. 1 new

    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 31 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 34 top lists Check
  3. 3 new

    Annie Hall

    1977, in 34 top lists Check
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    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 19 top lists Check
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    Duck Soup

    1933, in 23 top lists Check
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    Life of Brian

    1979, in 18 top lists Check
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    Airplane!

    1980, in 14 top lists Check
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    Playtime

    1967 — a.k.a. Playtime, in 19 top lists Check
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    This Is Spinal Tap

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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    The General

    1926, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 24 top lists Check
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    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
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    To Be or Not to Be

    1942, in 21 top lists Check
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    His Girl Friday

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Great Dictator

    1940, in 26 top lists Check
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    Bringing Up Baby

    1938, in 21 top lists Check
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    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Lady Eve

    1941, in 19 top lists Check
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    Blazing Saddles

    1974, in 13 top lists Check
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    City Lights

    1931, in 30 top lists Check
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    Young Frankenstein

    1974, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Party

    1968, in 5 top lists Check
  24. 24 new

    Withnail & I

    1987, in 12 top lists Check
  25. 25 new

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
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    Mon oncle

    1958 — a.k.a. My Uncle, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
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    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 26 top lists Check
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    When Harry Met Sally...

    1989, in 12 top lists Check
  30. 30 new

    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

    1953 — a.k.a. Mr. Hulot's Holiday, in 21 top lists Check
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    Tootsie

    1982, in 17 top lists Check
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    Raising Arizona

    1987, in 9 top lists Check
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    2004, in 5 top lists Check
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    Clueless

    1995, in 4 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
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    A Fish Called Wanda

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
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    Sullivan's Travels

    1941, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Philadelphia Story

    1940, in 19 top lists Check
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    A Night at the Opera

    1935, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Producers

    1967, in 13 top lists Check
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    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make...

    2006, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Awful Truth

    1937, in 14 top lists Check
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    MASH

    1970, in 21 top lists Check
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    Bridesmaids

    2011, in 4 top lists Check
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    I soliti ignoti

    1958 — a.k.a. Big Deal on Madonna Street, in 8 top lists Check
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    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 35 top lists Check
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    Animal House

    1978, in 9 top lists Check
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    Trouble in Paradise

    1932, in 18 top lists Check
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    Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

    1972 — a.k.a. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, in 20 top lists Check
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    Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

    1988 — a.k.a. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, in 14 top lists Check
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Last updated on Aug 22, 2017; source