Special Report

The Funniest American Movies of All Time

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35. Harvey (1950)
> Starring: James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn, Victoria Horne, James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn, Victoria Horne

James Stewart plays a wealthy man with a drinking problem who claims he sees a six-foot rabbit named Harvey. Critics were charmed by the whimsical story based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Mary Chase.

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34. Groundhog Day (1993)
> Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

“Groundhog Day” is a rom-com about a jaded newsman (Bill Murray) caught in a time loop of reliving Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa., who falls in love. Harold Ramis directed, co-produced, and co-wrote the film.

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33. Modern Times (1936)
> Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

Charlie Chaplin’s iconic tramp character returns in this film about a man struggling to find his way in the modern workplace. With a 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating, it is one of Chaplin’s highest-rated films, a vehicle for his superb timing and slapstick genius.

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32. The Thin Man (1934)
> Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

The first of the six “Thin Man” films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy as the breezy, boozy sleuthing team of Nick and Nora Charles. It has a 98% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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31. Raising Arizona (1987)
> Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

“Raising Arizona” was a product of the co-writing team of Ethan and Joel Coen. Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter play a couple who are unable to have children and decide to kidnap a baby and keep the secret to themselves. New Yorker critic Pauline Kael said the film had a “rambunctious charm.”

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