Best Classic Comedy Films

These classic comedies are still hilarious decades after they were first released, and they're the perfect way to introduce your kids to older films and icons. Our list has more than 50 of our laugh-out-loud favorites, in genres ranging from slapstick to screwball. Whether you enjoy Charlie Chaplin's physical comedy, Ferris Bueller's mischievous adventures, or Audrey Hepburn's dry wit, you'll love reliving these favorites with your kids. For even more great giggles, check out our lists of Romantic Comedies and Comedy TV Shows.

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The Absent-Minded Professor

age 6+

'60s classic is sweet, clever, and funny.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1961)
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The Court Jester

age 6+

Terrific family fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1956)
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The Great Race

age 6+

Perfect family movie is fun from beginning to end.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1965)
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Modern Times

age 6+

Families will cherish Chaplin's silent slapstick.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1936)
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The Muppet Movie

age 6+

First Muppet movie has wonderful songs -- and a few guns.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1979)
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Singin' in the Rain

age 6+

Often considered the finest musical of all time.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1952)
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

age 7+

Classic comedy-horror for older kids and teens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1948)
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Duck Soup

age 7+

Classic comedy film with lots of mayhem, slapstick humor.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1933)
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The General (1927)

age 7+

Silent masterpiece is enter-train-ment for all ages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1927)
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A Night at the Opera

age 7+

Marx Brothers masterpiece is still hilarious.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1935)
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Bringing Up Baby

age 8+

Classic screwball comedy with loads of tame laughs.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1938)
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City Lights

age 8+

A screen gem. Youngsters and up.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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The Gold Rush

age 8+

A great silent comedy classic, with comic gunplay.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1925)
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Harvey

age 8+

Jimmy Stewart + a 6' rabbit = a family delight.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1950)
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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

age 8+

It's a long, long, long, long classic comedy chase-epic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1963)
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The Nutty Professor (1963)

age 8+

Jerry Lewis' Jekyll-Hyde spoof is dated but great.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1963)
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The Princess Bride

age 8+

Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1987)
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Sherlock Jr.

age 8+

Clever, fun-filled intro to silent movies (with subtitles).

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1924)
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Father of the Bride (1950)

age 9+

Old-fashioned, star-studded father-daughter comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1950)
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The Great Dictator

age 10+

Comic genius blitzkriegs the Third Reich.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1940)
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