15 Hilarious Movies That Will Brighten Your Day

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Sometimes watching a great comedy movie can make a bad day better. We've rounded up some of the most hilarious movies that can turn any day around. Which are your favorites?

1. Step Brothers (2008)

Step Brothers John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins
Image Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing.

The singing car scene in Step Brothers makes many people giggle until their sides hurt. Will Ferrell movies tend to have that effect, don't they?

2. Spaceballs (1987)

Image Credit: MGM.

Spaceballs is absolute comedy perfection, guaranteed to make you laugh every time. If you've seen the film and enjoy poking fun at sci-fi, it's a must-watch. 

3. The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowsky
Image Credit: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.
This famous comedy film follows a man who shares a name with a criminal mastermind. When he's mistakenly targeted, the man pursues his namesake and gets a job to help save the criminal's wife.

4. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

The Emperor's New Groove David Spade
Image Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.
When a power-hungry emperor speaks with his advisor, she turns him into a llama to take power for herself. Abandoned in the jungle, the emperor meets a friendly peasant who agrees to return the llama home in exchange for the protection of his home.

5. 21 Jump Street (2012)

21 jump street
Image Credit: Columbia Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Two undercover cops pretend to be high school students when they go on the job to investigate a deadly drug ring. The two men who believed they had escaped the horrors of high school years earlier must try to blend in and catch the teenage criminals without revealing their true identities.

6. Airplane! (1980)

Airplane! Lloyd Bridges and Robert Stack
Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.
Poking fun at the popular airline tragedy films from the '70s, Airplane! tells the story of a flight gone wrong where everyone on board comes down with food poisoning. The crew must overcome personal conflicts to land the aircraft safely.

7. The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie Chris Pratt
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.
When a rule-following, ordinary LEGO figurine is mistaken for someone extraordinary, a hilarious mission ensues to prevent evil from taking over the world. But this regular LEGO man has no idea what it takes to defeat the villain.

8. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sacha Baron Cohen
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.
This terrific mockumentary film follows Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen), a Kazakhstan reporter traveling to the U.S. to make a documentary about American life. This offensive personality insults everyone he meets on his journey to find and marry actress Pamela Anderson.

9. The Jerk (1979)

The Jerk
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.
A country boy with no street smarts moves to the city to make a name for himself in this famous comedy film. At every turn, the man's simple nature gets him stuck in silly circumstances that change his life in hilarious ways.

10. The House Bunny (2008)

The House Bunny Anna Faris
Image Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing.
When a Playboy Bunny turns twenty-seven, her life of luxury is cut short as she's kicked out of the mansion. With dreams of becoming a sorority girl, the ex-bunny becomes the house mom of the nerdiest sorority on campus and teaches the girls how to catch the boys' attention.

11. White Chicks (2004)

White Chicks Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans
Image Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing.
White Chicks follows two Black FBI agents on a mission to protect two wealthy white women on their trip to the Hamptons in a plan to catch a terrible drug lord. But when the women refuse to play along, the two men disguise themselves as the women and take their place as bait in the mission.

12. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Image Credit: EMI Films.
This incredibly silly film takes place in Medieval times as a group of soldiers embarks on a mission to find the holy grail. They face wacky adversaries and zany circumstances throughout their travels at every turn.

13. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

This Is Spinal Tap
Image Credit: Embassy Pictures.
This Is Spinal Tap is a mockumentary about a metal band called Spinal Tap as they begin a tour, hoping to regain lost fame. As the audience learns more about the band's history and fanbase, it's hard for viewers to keep a straight face.

14. The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride Robin Wright
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox and Interaccess Film Distribution.
This funny and fantastical film is about the journey of a young woman and her love finding each other once again as they travel across the kingdom to reunite. But the fairytale land is full of wacky enemies that stand in the lovers' way.

15. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Dumb and Dumber Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
Image Credit: New Line Cinema.
Two idiots find a suitcase filled with cash and decide to return it to its owner. But they don't know that the money is tied to a terrible crime, causing a chase that challenges the friends' already limited intelligence.
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Maya (she/they) is a queer entertainment and culture journalist from Worcester, MA with bylines in publications like Pulse Magazine, HorrorPress, CM Pride, Fangoria, and TransLash News & Narrative. They cover interviews, reviews, roundups, news, and more in the entertainment and lifestyle space. She loves horror, LGBTQ+ representation, and creativity. They hope their writing both entertains readers and inspires them to think critically.

Maya Capasso

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Maya Capasso is a passionate journalist and content writer with over 3 years of experience writing in the entertainment, lifestyle, and culture space, currently serving as an Entertainment Journalist and Trending Topics Writer for Wealth of Geeks. Maya's BAs in History and Women's & Gender Studies gave her research chops and a discerning eye for social commentary.