The best comedy movies

Here is the list of comedy movies, selected for you among our greatest comedy classics and underground movies. An original movie poster or film still illustrates each movie (click on the visual if you want to display available movie collectibles). 

Please note that the list of films was created randomly, they are not sorted by preferences: we love them all !


The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)

The cult movie of Coen Brothers. Jeff Bridges is The Dude, a character which has become mythical beyond the movie itself. Here is the french original movie poster :

Big Lebowski original vintage movie poster


The Party (Blake Edwards, 1969)

Cult ! The great Peter Sellers plays a very clumsy indian actor who is invited by mistake in a great holywood party... Here is a theatre-used american lobby card :

The Party original movie still 


The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)

A mythical movie dedicated to Soul and Blues, with prestigious guests like Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Ray Charles. Here is the original american movie poster, with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi posing in front of their mythical police car :

The Blues Brothers american movie poster 


Black Cat White Cat (Crna Macka Beli Macor, Emir Kusturica, 1998)

For us, the best film directed by Emir Kusturica ! Crazy script and characters, and a music by the No Smoking Orchestra ! Here is the original french movie poster :

Black Cat White Cat original french movie poster 


The Court Jester (Melvin Frank & Norman Panama, 1956)

A sparkling costumed comedy, with complex dialogues performed by the great Danny Kaye. Below is an american theatre-used lobby card :

The Court Jester american original movie still 


Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952)

One of the best musicals ever done. Here is an american press still of the the famous Good Morning! scene performed by Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds :

Singin in the rain original american press still 


Groudhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)

An absolute classic of our DVDtheque ! With a great plot : Phil Connors / Bill Murray is becoming cracks up after reliving again and again the same (groundhog) day. Here is the original american film poster :

Groundhog Day original american vintage movie poster


Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)

30 years after its release, everybody still knows Ghostbusters. The film was a huge success, and really launched Bill Murray's carreer as an actor. Here is the original american movie poster :

Ghostbusters original american vintage movie poster


Top Secret ! (David Zucker, Jim Abrahams & Jerry Zucker, 1974)

A cult parody, with young Val Kilmer in the leading part. Below, the original french film poster :

Top Secret original french vintage movie poster


The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)

Another great parodic movie, with the 20 years old Robin Wright playing the most beautiful woman in the world. Here is the french original movie poster :

The Princess Bride original vintage french movie poster


Some like it hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

A huge classical of comedy movies, with an irresistible duo Tony Curtis / Jack Lemmon and the stunning Marilyn Monroe. Here is an american original press still :

Some like it hot original american press still


La Grande Vadrouille (Gérard Oury, 1966)

Great classic of french comedy movies. The duo Bourvil / De Funès is just perfect. Here is the french original movie poster :

La Grande Vadrouille original vintage french movie poster


Eight Legged Freaks (Ellory Elkayem, 2002)

"Do you hate spiders ? Do you really hate spiders ? Well... They don't like you either.". A very successful parody of horror movies. Below is the original american movie poster :

Eight Legged Freaks original american vintage movie poster 


Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)

Just hilarious ! And a great hommage to Frankenstein movies. Here is the french original movie poster :

Frankenstein Junior original vintage french movie poster


Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975)

Another cult horror parody with the great Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Here is the american theatre-used movie poster :

Rocky Horror Picture Show vintage american movie poster


Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988)

Certainly one the best Burton's films, with an electrifying possession scene on Harry Bellafonte's Banana Song. Below, the american original movie poster :

Beetlejuice original vintage french movie poster


Kuzco - The Emperor's New Groove (Mark Dindal, 2000)

One of the funniest cartoon ever done ! The rythm, dialogies and situations are hilarious. We just love it ! Here is the french original movie poster :

The Emperor s New Groove original vintage french movie poster


Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, 1975)

A parody of the legend of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail, by the Monty Pythons.

The video shows the "bucolic" meeting with the Black Knight.

Monty Python Holy Grail french original movie poster 


and also :


Galaxy Quest (Dean Parisot , 1999)

Amazing cast (Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell...), fantastic script, hilarious dialogues, Galaxy Quest is another great classic of our DVDtheque. Here is the trailer.


The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow, 2005)

The movie is a classic to us, despite its sensationalist title. Lots of pure talent with hilarious dialogues, often improved by a bunch of fantastic actors.


Rock Academy (Richard Linklater , 2003)

A family comedy, with Jack Black as a nutty professor.


Best regards,

The Mauvais Genres team.