| Funniest Movie Scenes: Although it would be impossible to compile
a list of every single funny scene ever screened, this collection moves
toward that goal. It should be obvious that a selection of funny movie
moments and scenes is entirely subjective and can only scratch the surface.
The following illustrated list presents a solid collection of the most classic, 'funniest' scenes in movie history, including film scenes from the silent era, the classic comedies of the 30s (the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, etc.), through to some of the best comedies of today. Some are scenes from other genres (drama, horror, science-fiction, etc.) that provide comic relief. They include slapstick, parody, screwball comedies, romantic comedies, black comedies, satire, farce, and films with witty dialogue. Most of these suggested scenes are quotable and/or cause smiles - they are often 'laugh-out-loud' funny, universally hilarious, and hold up for repeated viewings.
Many sites and comedy film books have attempted to compile listings of the funniest scenes or funniest comedy films in film history. In June, 2000, the American Film Institute named the Top 100 Funniest Films of the Century in their multi-part series of tributes -- 100 Years...100 Laughs. See also this site's general introduction to the genre of Comedy Films.
(alphabetical order, by film title)
Introduction | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10
Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Part 18 | Part 19 | Part 20