43. ‘The General’ (1926)
Memorable quote: “If you lose this war don’t blame me.”
Laugh factor: It can be difficult to compare modern films with early comedies, especially those of the silent era. This underdog classic (starring Buster Keaton as an engineer who chases both his train and romantic interest across enemy lines) didn’t get its due during its time. Today, many top critics consider it the best silent comedy ever produced.