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BBC Release The '100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time' And The List Is Pretty Epic

By Sarah

August 22, 2017 at 3:44pm


Do you consider yourself a comedy fanatic? Think you've managed to watch 100 of the best comedies of allllll time?

You're about to find out.

BBC has curated an impressive list of the '100 Greatest Comedy Movies' of all time, by asking 253 film critics from 52 countries and six continents a simple: “What do you think are the 10 best comedies of all time?”

Here's the results of the top 20...

20. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974) 

19. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941) 

18. Sherlock Jr (Buster Keaton, 1924) 

17. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938) 

16. The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin, 1940) 

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

14. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940) 

13. To Be or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) 

12. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936) 

11. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998) 

10. The General (Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, 1926) 

9. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984) 

8. Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967) 

7. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, 1980) 

6. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979) 

5. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933) ]

4. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993) 

3. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977) 

2. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) 

1. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)

You can check out the full list of the 100 comedies here, but in the meantime, we've got a LOT of viewing to catch up on...

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