The visual medium of storytelling grants many liberties. We jump, we cry, and we laugh. So here is a list of ten hilarious movies film enthusiasts resort to when they need a good, uproarious laughter session.

1. Blazing Saddles

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Filmmaking in the 70s favored two genres, westerns and satires. Mel Brooks directed Blazing Saddles, a western satirical about a black sheriff assigned to protect the town of Rock Ridge. Several Blazing Saddles fans claimed this movie is the funniest film they’ve ever seen. Still, due to evolving language use of the stress of politically correct discourse, today’s audience might not find Blazing Saddles amusing.

2. Scott Pilgrim

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Drawing inspiration from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novels, “Scott Pilgrim” places its focal point on the main character, a nerdy individual in their twenties who is head over heels for a colorful, roller-skating beauty. Nevertheless, the woman of his dreams is encumbered by the baggage of seven troublesome ex-partners. With its deadpan humor and unconventional storytelling, “Scott Pilgrim” offers an entertaining story.

3. Airplane!

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Comedians love parodies. Airplane! is a 1980 film that parodied disaster films of the previous decades. Airplane! centers around a flight struck with food poisoning, and the crew and cabin turn to their last resource to save the flight from going down—a drunk pilot.

4. Napoleon Dynamite

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The classic class president satire places Napoleon Dynamite, a friendless high-schooler, in a challenging situation when his caretaker becomes injured and he has to live near his football-obsessed uncle.

Before long, Napoleon forms a friendship with Pedro, a recent arrival at the school who has limited English-speaking skills. Together, they launch a campaign to make Pedro the class president. Napoleon works hard to build a connection with Deb, who is socially awkward and fond of side ponytails.

5. Mean Girls

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Upon her arrival in the United States from Africa, Cady Heron discovers the significance of social groups and the essence of genuine friendship. Her experience is bound to be eye-opening. Featuring a renowned ensemble including Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Rachel McAdams, they deliver memorable performances in what was hailed as the top film of 2004.

6. Bridesmaids

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Cable TV might have exhausted Bridesmaids’ comedic value by showing it every weekend on every significant cable station. Still, when the 2011 film debuted, it flew to the top of comedian lists. With hilarious talent encompassing Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids offers a foil between an engaged, well-off bride-to-be (Maya Rudolph) and her needy, single best friend (Kristen Wiig), who happens to be the maid of honor.

7. A Dirty Shame 

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A Dirty Shame is my favorite John Waters film due to its hyperbolic humor. The premise is so bizarre it borders on bad. When a highly strung individual named Sylvia Stickles suffers a blow to the head, she undergoes a dramatic change, becoming an amorous woman with a singular mission: to track down her newfound admirer, Ray Ray. This movie revels in exaggeration, from its set design to the names of its characters, and the dialogue, though crude and shocking, is bound to elicit laughter.

8. Harold and Kumar 

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Ever heard of White Castle? When Harold and Kumar get their hands into some devil’s lettuce, they become entranced by a White Castle commercial and chase their munchies all over New Jersey to find the fast food haven known for its sliders. Along their excursion, the two run into Neal Patrick Harris, drive-thru mishaps, and unexplainable encounters with other New Jersey residents. 

9. Blockers

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When three high-school best friends pledge to lose their virginity on prom night, their parents learn of their agendas and try to infiltrate their plans. With a fantastic script and an excellent cast, Blockers delivers a unique coming-of-age tale beaming with humor.

10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is the perfect dad movie. The slapstick film follows the Griswolds, a family that hopes to have a fabulous Christmas, but when a rowdy cousin shows up, the plans shift.         

One fan said Christmas Vacation ranks among the funniest movies they’ve ever watched. “It’s dated and a holiday movie, but Christmas Vacation cracks me up every time I watch it. Almost every line has a comedic attribute and hits home for me.”

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These 7 Celebrities are Genuinely Good People

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We’ve all heard the famous adage that “no publicity is bad publicity,” and while it tends to be accurate, there are certainly exceptions. But what about those few stars who stay out of the limelight and get along without a hint of trouble? 

These 7 Celebrities are Genuinely Good People

These 10 Activities Are an Immediate Red Flag

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Have you ever known someone and thought you liked them—until you learned about their hobbies? Then you get to know them and then you’re like, “Wow, red flag.” Well, you’re not alone.

These 10 Activities Are an Immediate Red Flag

10 Celebrities That Made the Big Times Then Disappeared Off The Face of the Earth

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Some celebrities definitely seem to enjoy the limelight and keep working to stay in the public eye. While others quickly move out of the spotlight. Many of these actors and actresses stepped out of the spotlight to live a more private life without constant media pressures.

10 Celebrities That Made the Big Times Then Disappeared Off The Face of the Earth

These 10 Terrible Movies Are Still People’s Favorites

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We’ve all been there – sitting through a movie that we can’t help but cringe at, but somehow it still manages to hold a special place in our hearts.

These 10 Terrible Movies Are Still People’s Favorites

25 Extraordinary Sequels and Remakes That Outshine the Originals

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Every once in a while, a movie sequel or remake surpasses the original film. After polling the internet, “Name a single movie where the sequel or remake was better than the original?” Here are the top-voted responses.

25 Extraordinary Sequels and Remakes That Outshine the Originals

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