Laughing is the best form of therapy, and oh boy, do we all need a bit of that from time to time!
With that in mind, the experts at OnBuy Movies sought to find out what the funniest comedy films of all time are.
To do so, OnBuy Movies analysed IMDb reviews to identify the funniest comedy movies of all time. A list of the top 125 most popular movies with comedy listed as a genre was collected from IMDb. The number of reviews for each movie containing keywords that are synonymous with 'funny' and had a review rating of over six were used as the metric to rank each movie.*
The reviews are in, and the movie that wins the title of the funniest comedy film of all time, according to reviews, is none other than…*drum roll* Superbad – with 248 reviews containing keywords synonymous with ‘funny’. Released in 2007, this comedy has a rating of 7.6 on IMDb and it features high school students who want to enjoy time together before heading their separate ways.
In second place we have Deadpool with 233 reviews. Ryan Reynolds did a great job impersonating the mercenary turned mutant, Wade Wilson, with his efforts gaining the film an IMDb rating of eight and the title of the second funniest film of all time.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World comes in third place, with 230 reviews. And why wouldn’t it? We all secretly wish we could get in the ring with a few of our significant other’s exes.
Ranking last we find Back to the Future, with 147 reviews containing keywords synonymous with ‘funny’. The movie follows Marty McFly, who is accidently sent back 30 years into the past and is trying to get back, well, to the future.
In 19th place we find Thor: Ragnarok, with 149 reviews describing the movie, featuring the thunder god with luscious blonde hair and heavenly physique, as funny!
The third ‘least funny’ movie of all time is My Cousin Vinny with 150 reviews – 98 less reviews than Superbad which ranks as the funniest comedy film of all time. However, with a respectable IMDb score of 7.6, My Cousin Vinny is a classic from 1992 worth watching!
- OnBuy Movies used IMDb reviews to identify the funniest comedy movies of all time. A list of the top 125 most popular movies with comedy listed as a genre was collected from IMDb. The search path was as follows: Menu -> Movies by Genre -> Comedy. Movies that did not have a rating were omitted. The data was collected on the 22nd of April 2021.
- For each movie, a maximum of the top 525 reviews sorted by helpfulness were collected. Reviews that did not provide a rating were omitted from the results.
- The number of reviews for each movie which contained keywords that were synonymous with 'funny' and had a review rating over 6 were used as the metric to rank each movie. Filtering for a review rating over 6 helps to omit reviews that may be using the keywords with negative connotations.