Everyone adores a good laugh, and luckily, cinema offers a plethora of comedic gems to savor. From risqué humor to heartwarming wit, it covers all bases. The finest comedies keep us chuckling for a solid 2-3 hours, and the good news is that laughter is a scientifically proven mood booster. Now, speaking of great comedies, have you ever considered revisiting some of the classics? Today, we’re diving into the top 7 classic comedies you NEED to rewatch.
What better way to escape today’s constant information barrage than to immerse yourself in a full-length movie? While there are numerous funny films, the true gems are those that stand the test of time, eliciting laughter with each viewing. Comedy enthusiasts should definitely check out these uproarious classics, or even better, revisit them.
7) 21 Jump Street: High School Hilarity
It would seem like a horrible idea to translate a popular, campy 1980s television series into a film decades later, but Chris Lord and Phil Miller’s 2012 version of 21 Jump Street handily disproves all doubters. The movie follows Schmidt and Jenko, played by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, as they must return to their high school and pose as students to find out who is supplying its kids with a new, lethal brand of synthetic drugs. 21 Jump Street‘s self-awareness makes it an instant classic, and its follow-up, 2014’s 22 Jump Street, is just as meta and funny as its predecessor. It also has wonderful chemistry between Tatum and Hill. If you need a guaranteed gut-buster, 21 Jump Street always does the trick and never gets old.
6) Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – Jim Carrey’s Comedy Masterpiece
Ace Ventura is the only person with the animal instincts to solve the crime when “Snowflake,” a 500-pound dolphin that serves as the mascot of the Miami Dolphins American football team, is kidnapped on the eve of the Super Bowl. He is a subpar investigator, portrayed by Jim Carrey, who enjoys wearing Hawaiian shirts and has the exuberant energy of a six-year-old. Ace Ventura is a great vehicle for Jim Carrey’s comedic skills. This is Carrey at his most unfiltered, wackiest, and occasionally funniest. It has a strong central narrative and is well-written. It can also be rather humorous at times. Carrey is most himself in this scene.
5) American Pie: A Slice of Teenage Comedy Gold
It’s the well-known tale of young guys who attempt to lose their virginity but are always foiled. In contrast to prior teen films, this comedy respects adults and gives some of its best lines to female characters. But in the end, it’s a likable cast, led by Jason Biggs, Eugene Levy, and Alyson Hannigan, that gives this pie its tart sweetness. As always, Jennifer Coolidge is delightful.
4) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy – Stay Classy Comedy Fans
In a movie that harkens back to a simpler, polyester era, Will Ferrell transformed from the big-boned manchild of Zoolander and Elf to a smelly, masculine movie star. There is no denying why Anchorman is “kind of a big deal” because movie is filled with incredibly memorable lines, amazing events, and outstanding performances from the entire cast. Although Ron’s tall chestnut hair ultimately casts a shadow over everyone, Anchorman is very much a team effort, and everyone puts their best foot forward in the bullpen.
3) Due Date: Road Trip Laughs and Robert Downey Jr.
Peter Highman, a stern architect, is portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., and Ethan Tremblay, a goofy wannabe actor, by Zach Galifianakis. In an effort to get to Los Angeles in time for the birth of Peter’s wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan), this strange pair is compelled to travel in close quarters. This misadventure-style comedy, which is full of unlikeable characters yet packed with hilarious situations, will appeal to fans of the genre.
2) Grown Ups: Adam Sandler’s All-Star Comedy Crew
For the funeral of their old basketball coach and a weekend at the lake house where they used to party, five childhood pals reconnect. Each person is now an adult with issues and difficulties. One of Adam Sandler’s most unpretentious and carefree films is this one. It truly feels like long-lost buddies getting together to have fun and joke about. Only the belly laughs the group delivers can rival the warmth audiences experience from witnessing these five friends rekindle their friendships and watch their families develop and understand one another. It’s a fantastic comedy to see when viewers need some encouragement.
1) Johnny English: Spy Spoofs and Rowan Atkinson’s Charm
A timeless classic comedy, Johnny English masterfully combines slapstick humor with razor-sharp wit. When the Crown Jewels are taken, Rowan Atkinson shines as the clumsy British spy Johnny English, who must rescue the day. A side-splitting escapade called Johnny English continues to make people laugh and win over audiences all around the world. Of course, he is the bumbling secret agent who, despite his absurd pretenses to smoothie glamour, has a tiny bit of Clouseau, a dash of Mr. Bean, and a dollop of that guy who contributed one note to the Chariots of Fire theme song at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.