Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.
Or in this case, the opinion of the Writers Guild of America, West. You see, they’ve just released a list of the 101 funniest screenplays ever written.
And while they got pretty weird at times (placing Shakespeare in Love on the list – albeit last – at all seems almost as strange as it winning Best Picture), overall it seems to include most of the films you think of when you think of funny movies, the bwith the top 25 simply being classic after classic.
Below you’ll find those first 25 and you can find the full 101 here. What do you think? Anything left off that’s definitely on your list of classic comedies?
1. Annie Hall
2. Some Like It Hot
3. Groundhog Day
6. Young Frankenstein
7. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
8. Blazing Saddles
9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
10. National Lampoon’s Animal House
11. This is Spinal Tap
12. The Producers
13. The Big Lebowski
15. When Harry Met Sally
17. Duck Soup
18. There’s Something About Mary
19. The Jerk
20. A Fish Called Wanda
21. His Girl Friday
22. The Princess Bride
23. Raising Arizona
24. Bringing Up Baby