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1. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A Sherlock Holmes spoof about a family that has been haunted for years by the curse of a horrible hound.

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Denholm Elliott, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 932

2. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

The vengeful doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Robert Quarry, Valli Kemp, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 5,028

3. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Virginia North, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 12,205

4. Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)

G | 122 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Sam Itzkovitch | Stars: Bourvil, Lando Buzzanca, Walter Chiari, Peter Cook

Votes: 1,928

5. Twelve Plus One (1969)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy

Young philanderer inherits 13 ratty antique chairs and decides to sell them off to get some money. Later he learns that one of them contains documents worth a lot of money, so he begins an ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicolas Gessner, Luciano Lucignani | Stars: Sharon Tate, Vittorio Gassman, Orson Welles, Vittorio De Sica

Votes: 341

6. Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

During a blackout, a New York executive crosses paths with a Broadway actress and her husband.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Doris Day, Robert Morse, Terry-Thomas, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 740 | Gross: $7.99M

7. A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

A man gives his co-worker a series of lessons on how to cheat on one's wife without being caught.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Walter Matthau, Inger Stevens, Sue Ane Langdon, Jackie Russell

Votes: 2,257

8. Munster, Go Home! (1966)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Munsters travel to England after Herman discovers he's the new Lord of the Munster Hall.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick

Votes: 1,594

9. Strange Bedfellows (1965)

98 min | Comedy

In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly ... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young, Edward Judd

Votes: 659

10. The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, ... See full summary »

Directors: Piers Haggard, Richard Quine, Peter Sellers | Stars: Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson, Sid Caesar

Votes: 1,774 | Gross: $10.70M

11. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 60,331 | Gross: $30.18M

12. The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy

Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Elke Sommer

Votes: 966 | Gross: $2.43M

13. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 29,978

14. Hoffman (1970)

GP | 113 min | Comedy

A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout, he gradually emerges as a sympathetic character.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Peter Sellers, Sinéad Cusack, Jeremy Bulloch, Ruth Dunning

Votes: 1,035

15. Casino Royale (1967)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors: Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

Votes: 25,039

16. Woman Times Seven (1967)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession", a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night", angry wife becomes a streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One", ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Elspeth March, Rossano Brazzi

Votes: 1,145

17. Wholly Moses! (1980)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Dudley Moore, Laraine Newman, James Coco, Paul Sand

Votes: 1,647 | Gross: $14.16M

18. The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy

This early Seventies British comedy takes us through seven short stories based on the Seven Deadly Sins. This film is a montage of different styles, from Spike Milligan's mainly silent "... See full summary »

Director: Graham Stark | Stars: Felicity Devonshire, Bruce Forsyth, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Bernard Bresslaw

Votes: 294

19. Lovesick (1983)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A psychiatrist, who falls in love with a patient, is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.

Director: Marshall Brickman | Stars: Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness, Christine Baranski

Votes: 690 | Gross: $10.17M

20. If You Go Down in the Woods Today (1981)

78 min | Comedy

Eric Sykes plays a scoutmaster who takes eight scouts camping in peaceful Tangle Woods. When he and one of the cubs become lost, their hilarious adventures are monitored by the Police, Army... See full summary »

Director: Eric Sykes | Stars: Eric Sykes, Wayne Brooks, Alan Cox, Quinn Hawkins

Votes: 38

21. The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

A naive Amish young woman runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 1,272

22. Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Adventure

An astronaut and his android double travel back to the time of King Arthur.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Dennis Dugan, Jim Dale, Ron Moody, Kenneth More

Votes: 825

23. Too Many Chefs (1978)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed. The intriguing part of the murders is that each chef is killed in the same manner that... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 1,878

24. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

The younger brother of the consulting detective tries to steal Sherlock's glory by solving an important case assisted by an eccentric Scotland Yard detective and a lovely but suspicious actress.

Director: Gene Wilder | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 5,807

25. Au Pair Girls (1972)

R | 86 min | Comedy

Four sexy young foreign girls come to England as au pairs and quickly become quite intimate with their employers, host families, and just about everyone else they encounter.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Astrid Frank, Johnny Briggs, Gabrielle Drake, Me Me Lai

Votes: 571

26. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

G | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A troubled young woman who visits a psychotherapist to help her quit smoking undergoes hypnosis and finds herself reliving a tragic Victorian romance from a past life.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden

Votes: 3,288 | Gross: $14.00M

27. Prudence and the Pill (1968)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

Prudence is on the pill; so is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teen-age niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband, or ... See full summary »

Directors: Fielder Cook, Ronald Neame | Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Robert Coote, Irina Demick

Votes: 370

28. About a Boy (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Sharon Small

Votes: 160,630 | Gross: $41.39M

I thoroughly enjoyed FOUR WEDDINGS & A FUNERAL. Then I vaguely enjoyed NINE MONTHS (please don't think less of me). Then Hugh cheated on the divine Miss Hurley and like many people, I lost all respect for him. Then I was forced to watch ABOUT A BOY against my will and I found myself enjoying it so much that I instantly forgave Hugh for not wanting to disrespect Liz's mouth and opting to insert his member in the mouth of a hideous prozzie instead. Quite frankly Liz should be ashamed of herself for being so high-maintenance. Get ya gob round it Lizzie!

PLEASE NOTE: I apologise if I sound crass for the sake of crass... but you've obviously got me all wrong... I really am this shallow :p

29. The Cottage (2008)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison, Steven O'Donnell

Votes: 11,287

WARNING: THIS IS A PITCH BLACK HORROR COMEDY! It starts out like a really funny Guy Ritchie film but it soon turns out to be like a really unfunny Tobe Hooper film.

Starring Andy Serkis (Gollum & King Kong), Reece Shearsmith (The League Of Gentlemen & Psychoville) with Steven O'Donnell (Spudgun from Bottom) & a special appearance by Doug Bradley (Pinhead). See if you can spot him.

ONE WORD: "MOTHS" ;)

See also;

  • GRABBERS
  • INBRED
  • SEVERANCE
  • SIGHTSEERS

30. The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

The notorious fictional town of Royston Vasey is under threat and its inhabitants are forced to leave.

Director: Steve Bendelack | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Sheen

Votes: 5,034

"How many killings are there?"

"LOADS!"

31. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

81 Metascore

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 424,235 | Gross: $23.64M

If you think SHAUN OF THE DEAD is better than HOT FUZZ, I recommend that you give it another bash. If you think HOT FUZZ is better than SHAUN OF THE DEAD, I recommend that you give it another bash.

"...Yarp?"

32. Pirate Radio (2009)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

58 Metascore

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Michael Hadley

Votes: 101,532 | Gross: $7.99M

Many people consider this to be one of Richard Curtis' weaker efforts. Firstly, they initially said the same thing about LOVE, ACTUALLY. Secondly, the cast is beyond brilliant. Thirdly, the Pirate Radio story needed to be told. Fourthly, the soundtrack is awesome... because "Love Is All Around Me" isn't on it :p In my opinion, it probably didn't fare too well at the box office or with the critics because women aren't exactly portrayed in the best light. They're all fickle, heartless sluts... except for the lesbian :D

TRIPPY TRIVIA: Did you know that Smooth Bob from the early EARLY morning slot is also Del Preston from Wayne's World 2? "But the shopkeeper and his son... that was a different story all together. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes."

33. Notting Hill (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 244,618 | Gross: $116.09M

When Julia Roberts said that she was just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her... my wellard Welsh mate Phil cried like a baby. I know that's not saying much :p

34. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 385,459 | Gross: $59.70M

Cheer up Rowan. I reckon your tiny little cameo was pretty good :p

35. Human Traffic (1999)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Music

53 Metascore

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

Director: Justin Kerrigan | Stars: John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, Nicola Reynolds

Votes: 21,723 | Gross: $0.10M

Possibly the best film ever made about the ecstasy culture. NICE ONE BRUVVA!!! SAFE AS *beep*

36. Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

48 Metascore

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran

Votes: 63,389 | Gross: $6.00M

David Schwimmer is awesome! You heard me... and no... I haven't been drinking... much :p

37. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 468,472 | Gross: $13.54M

I've never met anyone who doesn't love this film... and I hope I never do.

38. The Tall Guy (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

A nasty comedian's assistant has allergy induced sneezes, giving problems at work etc. He accepts weekly injections after seeing the cute nurse. After a dozen injections he finally asks her out.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Geraldine James

Votes: 4,154 | Gross: $0.51M

Directed by the late, great Mel Smith and written by Richard Curtis, based on his own experiences as "The Other Man" in Rowan Atkinson's "One Man Shows". It also boasts an unforgettable soundtrack by MADNESS and beyond brilliant breakout performances by Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson which includes the most hilarious sex scene ever filmed.

39. Guest House Paradiso (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Thriller

Richard "Richie" Twat and Edward "Eddie" Elizabeth Ndingombaba are two losers who run Guest House Paradiso, the worst hotel in the UK. Guest House Paradiso is next-door to a nuclear power ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Edmondson | Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Bill Nighy, Kate Ashfield

Votes: 8,643

Do I really need to add a description? It's 4.5 stars worth of Rik & Ade at their absolute best with memorable early performances by Vincent Cassel, Bill Nighy & Simon Pegg.

PLEASE NOTE: I've deducted half a star because the last 10-odd minutes worth of the film where everyone is spewing uncontrollably is a tad too silly for my liking. I expect more sophisticated humour from Rik & Ade :p

"Oh and... have... a... nice... day."

40. Keeping Mum (2005)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

53 Metascore

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair, and his children are up to no good.

Director: Niall Johnson | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze

Votes: 31,486 | Gross: $1.62M

This pitch black comedy took me roughly from behind. I was blown away by how enjoyable it was. I'd still be raving about it... even if I didn't catch a glimpse of the little girl from Sir Gadabout's knockers.

41. Maybe Baby (2000)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child.

Directors: Ben Elton, Hugh Laurie | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson, Matthew Macfadyen, Adrian Lester

Votes: 5,381 | Gross: $0.01M

INCONCEIVABLY INCREDIBLE!

42. Johnny English (2003)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.

Director: Peter Howitt | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Tasha de Vasconcelos

Votes: 136,792 | Gross: $28.08M

I thought it was piss-weak when I first saw it. Then I re-lived it and changed my mind. Then JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN was released and quite frankly it made the original look outstanding :p

43. Bean (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

52 Metascore

The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Pamela Reed

Votes: 89,402 | Gross: $45.32M

No explanation required. MR BEAN'S HOLIDAY is also a must-see for any die hard Bean fan. The big screen Bean isn't exactly comedy gold... but only crap people would call the Bean movies crap.

44. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Director: Garth Jennings | Stars: Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 177,147 | Gross: $51.09M

If you're a die-hard fan of the original books/series then I can understand why you might feel slightly cheated by this Hollywood-ized big screen adaptation... but I still reckon it's well worth probing.

45. Saving Grace (2000)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

62 Metascore

A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 16,800 | Gross: $12.12M

JUST *beep* WATCH IT... especially if you're a fan of DOC MARTIN and/or cannabis ;)

46. Severance (2006)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny, Toby Stephens

Votes: 34,887 | Gross: $0.14M

A brutal black Brit-com highly recommended to fans of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ.

See also;

  • BLOODBATH AT THE HOUSE OF DEATH
  • THE COTTAGE
  • GRABBERS
  • INBRED
  • KEEPING MUM
  • SIGHTSEERS