Matthew Jackson at Mental Floss posted his choices for The 30 Best Comedy Movies of All Time. I’m a big fan of lists, more for the discussion they create than any definitive ranking. Jackson’s list is what resonates with him. My list, or your list would be different.
I’ve seen 23 of Jackson’s 30 listed films. My favorites from his top 30 are Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.
Movies that didn’t make his list but would have made mine include…
- Arsenic and Old Lace
- Christmas Vacation
- A Christmas Story
- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
- The Great Race
And that’s just off the top of my head.