The difference between a comedy and a funny movie is small, yet significant. “The Graduate” is a comedy in its premise, but it certainly doesn’t keep the audience in stitches. This is a list of the top 50 funny movies of all time — not necessarily the best movies, per se, but the ones with the greatest laughs.
While the recently released “Anchorman 2” may not have made it on the list (yet), there are plenty of great movies that did. Some of these films are true classics that have changed the way movies are made. Others have simply spawned so many memorable quotes that they can basically be recited by heart. To make the list, we consulted readers and made our own picks.