British Comedy movies.

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Comedies from the 30s to the 80s.

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1. The Green Man (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

Votes: 1,184

2. Laughter in Paradise (1951)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole

Votes: 1,189

3. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family

The schoolgirls of St. Trinian's are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the headmistress' brother.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley

Votes: 2,128

4. No Place Like Homicide! (1961)

87 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Ernie's uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long the guests begin to drop dead.

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Dennis Price

Votes: 664

5. Twice Round the Daffodils (1962)

89 min | Comedy

A sanatorium where a group of patients reside. They aspire to walk twice round the daffodils which they can do when they are better.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Juliet Mills, Donald Sinden, Donald Houston, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 247

6. Please Turn Over (1959)

87 min | Comedy

The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Ted Ray, Jean Kent, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 169

7. In the Doghouse (1962)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

British comedy about the ups and downs of a London vet.

Director: Darcy Conyers | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Peggy Cummins, Hattie Jacques, James Booth

Votes: 84

8. Man in the Moon (1960)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

Scientists are looking for a man to send up to be the first man on the moon. A man immune to worry, disease and even the common cold. They think they have found him until the impossible happens at Woomera...

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Kenneth More, Shirley Anne Field, Norman Bird, Michael Hordern

Votes: 266

9. We Joined the Navy (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lieutenant Commander "Bodger" Badger, R.N. (Kenneth More). An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.

Director: Wendy Toye | Stars: Kenneth More, Lloyd Nolan, Joan O'Brien, Mischa Auer

Votes: 115

10. Steptoe and Son (1972)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. But Harold, who likes the ... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Carolyn Seymour, Arthur Howard

Votes: 1,226

11. Steptoe and Son Ride Again (1973)

99 min | Comedy, Sport

Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. Always on the lookout for ways... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Diana Dors, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 953

12. On the Buses (1971)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

Stan gets a little annoyed when his Mum and Sister keep buying expensive items on hire purchase, but the money he earns for overtime working as a bus driver means that he can afford it... ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen

Votes: 1,437

13. Mutiny on the Buses (1972)

89 min | Comedy

Bus driver Stan Butler agrees to marry Suzy, much to the anguish of Mum, her son-in-law, Arthur, and daughter Olive. How, they wonder, will they ever manage without Stan's money coming in? Then Arthur is sacked, and Stan agrees to delay the wedding. Meanwhile, he hits on an idea: Arthur should learn to drive a bus. Somehow he does just that, and even gets a job. Stan then blackmails the Depot ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Reg Varney, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins, Anna Karen

Votes: 1,067

14. Holiday on the Buses (1973)

85 min | Comedy

Stan and Jack seek work at a bus driving holiday camp after being fired from the bus company for crashing two buses, only to find Inspector Blake works there also.

Director: Bryan Izzard | Stars: Reg Varney, Stephen Lewis, Doris Hare, Michael Robbins

Votes: 1,421

15. Carry On Constable (1960)

86 min | Comedy

With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 1,928

16. Carry on Henry VIII (1971)

GP | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 2,223

17. Carry On Camping (1969)

R | 88 min | Comedy

Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 4,191

18. Carry On Cleo (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 3,654

19. Carry On Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 2,246

20. Carry On Screaming! (1966)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Harry H. Corbett, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 4,004

21. Carry On Sergeant (1958)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, War

Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, William Hartnell, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 2,048

22. Carry On Teacher (1959)

86 min | Comedy

Pupils run amok at Maudlin Street School in an attempt to hang on to their headmaster. He has applied for a new job, but the students like him and don't want to lose him. They concoct a ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 1,839

23. Carry on Loving (1970)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

The Wedded Bliss computer dating agency aims to bring together the lonely hearts of Much-Snoggin-in-the-Green. Its owner, Sidney Bliss, has enough complications in his own love life, but ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 1,907

24. Carry On Matron (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 2,440

25. Carry On at Your Convenience (1971)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

This is the tale of industrial strife at WC Boggs' Lavatory factory. Vic Spanner is the union representative who calls a strike at the drop of a hat; eventually everyone has to get fed up ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 2,561

26. Carry On Doctor (1967)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses' home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 3,041

27. Carry On Again Doctor (1969)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy

Dr Nookey is disgraced and sent to a remote island hospital. He is given a secret slimming potion by a member of staff, Gladstone Screwer, and he flies back to England to fame and fortune. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Jim Dale

Votes: 2,210

28. Carry On Cabby (1963)

91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Speedee Taxis is a great success, which means its workaholic owner Charlie starts neglecting Peggy, his wife. Suddenly a fleet of rival taxis appears from nowhere and start pinching all the... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 2,124

29. Don't Lose Your Head (1967)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 2,240

30. Carry On... Follow That Camel (1967)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A bogus legionnaire proves his mettle during an Arab attack.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Phil Silvers, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 1,918

31. Carry on Dick (1974)

91 min | Adventure, Comedy

Dick Turpin is terrorising the countryside around Upper Dencher. Captain Fancey and Sergeant Jock Strapp plan to put an end to his escapades, and enlist the help of the Reverend Flasher. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Hattie Jacques

Votes: 2,189

32. Carry On Regardless (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

The Helping Hands agency employs some very strange people to perform some very strange jobs! Even the simplest of tasks get bungled by the incompetent but lovable staff, as they get given ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims

Votes: 1,695

33. Carry On Cruising (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser

Votes: 2,230

34. Carry On Cowboy (1965)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Western

Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a "sanitary engineer" (plumber) by the name of Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal! Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids - revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise...

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 2,419

35. Carry on Girls (1973)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Barbara Windsor, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 2,270

36. Doctor in the House (1954)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is a newly arrived medical student at St. Swithin's hospital in London, England. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls, he is soon immersed in the ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden

Votes: 1,148

37. Carnaby, M.D. (1966)

97 min | Comedy

"Doctor in Clover", a.k.a. "Carnaby, M.D." is another "Doctor" movie, but this time, Dr. Gaston Grimsdyke (Leslie Phillips) is the main doctor in the story, looking for love and romance ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Leslie Phillips, James Robertson Justice, Shirley Anne Field, John Fraser

Votes: 322

38. Doctor in Distress (1963)

102 min | Comedy

Dr. Simon Sparrow's (Sir Dirk Bogarde's) love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory (Samantha Eggar) is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice, Samantha Eggar, Barbara Murray

Votes: 494

39. Doctor at Sea (1955)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

Bachelor Dr. Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) goes to sea to escape the boredom of shore practice, but studies the nurses more than medicine, and Hélène Colbert (Brigitte Bardot) is around.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda de Banzie, Brigitte Bardot, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 715

40. Doctor in Love (1960)

93 min | Comedy

Doctors Burke (Leslie Phillips) and Hare (Michael Craig) leave the confines of St. Swithin's for the world of general practice, stopping off on the way as patients at the Foulness anti-cold... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Michael Craig, Virginia Maskell, Leslie Phillips, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 296

41. Roommates (1961)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Paul Massie, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 209

42. Watch Your Stern (1960)

90 min | Comedy

When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 269

43. Folly to Be Wise (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

Newly arrived Army chaplin Captain Paris (Alastair Sim) attempts to book various acts for the entertainment of a troop of soldiers.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Elizabeth Allan, Roland Culver, Colin Gordon

Votes: 216

44. Left Right and Centre (1959)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Patricia Bredin, Eric Barker, Jack Hedley, Leslie Dwyer

Votes: 234

45. The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik's harem. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Cecil Parker, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Eric Barker

Votes: 644