The WGA Names the 101 Funniest Screenplays of All Time

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1.Annie Hall (1977)
2. Some Like it Hot (1959)
3. Groundhog Day (1993)
4. Airplane! (1980)
5. Tootsie (1982)
6. Young Frankenstein (1974)
7. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
8. Blazing Saddles (1974)
9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
10. National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
11. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Producers (1967)
13. The Big Lebowski (1998)
14. Ghostbusters (1984)
15. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
16. Bridesmaids (2011)
17. Duck Soup (1933)
18. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
19. The Jerk (1979)
20. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
21. His Girl Friday (1940)
22. The Princess Bride (1987)
23. Raising Arizona (1987)
24. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
25. Caddyshack (1980)
26. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
27. The Graduate (1967)
28. The Apartment (1960)
29. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
30. The Hangover (2009)
31. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
32. The Lady Eve (1941)
33. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – TIE
33. Trading Places (1983) – TIE
35. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
36. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
37. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
38. A Night at the Opera (1935)
39. Rushmore (1988)
40. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
41. The Odd Couple (1968)
42. The Naked Gun: From the Files of the Police Squad! (1988)
43. Office Space (1999)
44. Big (1988)
45. National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
46. Midnight Run (1988)
47. It Happened One Night (1934)
48. M*A*S*H (1970)
49. Harold and Maude (1971)
50. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
51. Broadcast News (1987)
52. Arthur (1981)
53. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
54. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) – TIE
54. Dumb and Dumber (1994) – TIE
56. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
57. The General (1926)
58. What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
59. Wedding Crashers (2005)
60. Sleeper (1973)
61. Galaxy Quest (1999)
62. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
63. Best in Show (2000)
64. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
65. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
66. Being There (1979)
67. Back to the Future (1985)
68. Superbad (2007)
69. Bananas (1971)
70. Moonstruck (1987)
71. Clueless (1995)
72. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
73. The Pink Panther (1963)
74. The Blues Brothers (1980)
75. Coming to America (1988)
76. Take the Money and Run (1969)
77. Election (1999)
78. Love and Death (1975)
79. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) – TIE
79. Lost in America (1985) – TIE
81. Manhattan (1979)
82. Modern Times (1936)
83. My Cousin Vinny (1992)
84. Mean Girls (2004)
85. Meet the Parents (2000)
86. Fargo (1996)
87. My Favorite Year (1982)
88. Stripes (1981)
89. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
90. City Lights (1931)
91. Sideways (2004)
92. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
93. Swingers (1996)
94. The Gold Rush (1925)
95. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)
96. All About Eve (1950)
97. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
98. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
99. Mrs. Doutbtfire (1993)
100. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
101. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

And that’s the list. Some of the choices ae excellent (#1 is perfect), some are more problematic (It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World relied more on its all-star cast of comedians than the script itself) and some are just befuddling (Galaxy Quest? Really?) Some of these are ranked too low, (Manhattan and City Lights should be much higher) and some are ranked too high (Bridesmaids, Borat and the Hangover should be lower on the list.) Also, should All About Eve really be on this list. It’s obviously one of the greatest films ever made but is it actually a comedy?

What do you think of the list? What films would you add or remove from the WGA Top 100 funniest scripts list?