/u/StopReadinMyUsername on reddit combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from iCheckMovies and IMDb to reveal the 1001 Greatest Movies of All Time.
After tens of thousands of votes, 14 cracked ribs and seven split sides, we have assembled the very funniest films ever made – according to you, the Empire readers. Here are the films to make you howl with laughter, the films that give your funny bone a workout and prove the best medicine for what ails you. Read it and weep.
The best-reviewed lists we normally publish involve thousands of movies sorted by Adjusted Tomatometer to best distill the professional critics’ consensus, a soothing balm of agreement in the internet age.
This is not that kind of list.
This is 100 Essential Comedy Movies, funny flicks hand-picked by Rotten Tomatoes editors to best represent our tastes and, hey, probably yours, too. (We also did an Essential 200 Movies.) The only caveat for our comedies list: Every movie needed to be 60% (Fresh) or higher. That’s it. You’re still here? It’s over! Go read.
Perfect story: ✔
Great Directing: ✔
Great acting: ✔
By many great directors:
Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Stanley Kubrick, Sergio Leon, Alfred Hitchcock, The Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, David Fincher, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Ingmar Bergman, Milos Forman, Roman Polanski, alejandro gonzález iñárritu.