12 Comedies With The Greatest Laughs-Per-Minute Ratio

The term “comedy” gets thrown around more than a baseball. The bar has lowered with each passing year to the point where movies like Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 are on the same streaming list as Caddyshack. 

We'll spare you time and effort. Go ahead and load up one of these laugh-per-minute movies next time you're in the comedy mood.

1. Superbad (2007)

Superbad Emma Stone, Jonah Hill
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“How old are you, McLovin?

“Old enough?”

“Old enough for what?”

“To party.”

That is the cleanest of the countless memorable quotes from Superbad. This movie's title would be spot-on if it were opposite day.

2. Life of Brian (1979)

Life of Brian 1979
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Monty Python fans might settle for any of the golden-era films to make this list. Life of Brian is a popular answer when you ask about the funniest Python creations ever produced.

3. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

This Is Spinal Tap
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Rob Reiner and Christopher Guest's This Is Spinal Tap paved the way for later mockumentaries like Borat. One of the highest-rated comedies ever made, Spinal Tap delivers an endless barrage of wit and some rock ‘n roll to boot.

4. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Dumb and Dumber Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
Image Credit: New Line Cinema.

Harry and Lloyd are such utterly mindless characters that virtually every word that comes out of their mouth prompts a laugh. Jim Carrey movies frequently follow the laugh-per-minute formula. While the deepest jokes may not hit as hard as other comedies, the sheer volume of puns is tough to resist.

5. Blazing Saddles (1974)

Blazing Saddles
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You thought this list would hit the presses without Mel Brooks on it?

6. Borat (2006)

Borat Sacha Baron Cohen
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.

Everyone watched and re-watched Borat so many times after its release that the tropes (“very nice!”) are still going strong to this day. It's high time to dust off the neon yellow singlet and watch Borat again. Your funny bone will thank you.

7. Jackass (2002 – 2022)

Jackass: The Movie Jason
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Jackass movies are compilations of sketches, each carefully picked to deliver maximum hilarity. Painful, cringe-inducing hilarity.

8. Wedding Crashers (2005)

Wedding Crashers Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn
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From the deranged brother Todd to the endless banter between Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn to the stage-five clingers, Wedding Crashers introduces top-level jokes, absurd characters, and a general premise to keep a smile on the audience's faces throughout.

9. The Naked Gun: From the Files of the Police Squad! (1988)

The Naked Gun 1988
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“It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.”

I mean, come on. There's no greater cure for depression than The Naked Gun. Sorry, Zoloft.

10. Airplane! (1980)

Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Peter Graves
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Few actors can make you laugh with little more than a straight face. Leslie Nielson is one of them. Toss in a hilarious comedic premise, plenty of props, and a blisteringly funny script, and Airplane! keeps audiences rolling throughout.

11. Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls
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No matter your generation, Mean Girls captures the cattiness that young girls often face. Though the outfits and technology change, the essence of the humor remains the same. More than most comedies Mean Girls avoids lulls with a script packed with jokes.

12. UHF (1989)

UHF Michael Richards, 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Image Credit: Orion Pictures.

If you could pick one musical artist to helm a laugh-out-loud comedy, who better than Weird Al Yankovic?

Source: Reddit.

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Sam Mire is a freelance writer who has manned a variety of beats over nearly a decade in the literary biz. He has spent weeks in the Alaskan wildlands, immersed himself in the world of Florida's homeless population, covered live sporting events, and served as a linchpin for media outlets in the legal, tech, and entertainment spaces. Sam has been published in Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, AP News, Fox News, and, most notably, Wealth of Geeks. In his free time, he enjoys boxing, woodwork, petting his dog, and reveling in good company.