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We tried our hand at putting together a best comedies list. While we stand by our selections, we have to admit BBC Culture did a fine job with their Top 100, though their’s does skew a bit older. After surveying 253 film critics, they compiled their findings into one master list. One of the interesting things about the BBC’s survey is that it included critics from all over the world. That means that it takes into consideration what different populations find funny. You need only flip on a British sitcom in an American household to see that not everyone agrees on what tickles a funny bone. Here are the top 20 from their list:

20. Blazing Saddles (1974)

19. The Lady Eve (1941)

18. Sherlock Jr (1924)

17. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

16. The Great Dictator (1940)

15. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

14. His Girl Friday (1940)

13. To Be or Not To Be (1942)

12. Modern Times (1936)

11. The Big Lebowski (1998)

10. The General (1926)

9. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

8. Playtime (1967)

7. Airplane! (1980)

6. Life of Brian (1979)

5. Duck Soup (1933)

4. Groundhog Day (1993)

3. Annie Hall (1977)

2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

  1. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Click here to view the full list

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