Funniest Movie Script Of All Time Revealed


If there’s anyone qualified to judge the funniest script of all time, the Writers Guild of America should be pretty well-placed.

As such, it’s just revealed the winner, as voted for by its members.

And it’s Woody Allen’s benchmark ‘Annie Hall’ which has landed in the top stop, penned by the director himself and Marshall Brickman, who also co-wrote classics like 'Manhattan’ and 'Sleeper’ with Allen.

Making up the rest of the top five are Billy Wilder’s 'Some Like It Hot’ in at number two, 'Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis’s 'Groundhog Day’ at number three, James Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker’s 'Airplane!’ at number four and Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal’s 'Tootsie’ at number five.


Also appearing in the top 10 are Mel Brooks’ 'Young Frankenstein’ and 'Blazing Saddles’, 'Dr Strangelove’, 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ and 'National Lampoon’s Animal House’.

Aptly, 'This Is Spinal Tap’ took the number 11 slot.

The bulk of the movies making up the top 101 list were written before the turn of the millennium, with only 'Bridesmaids’, released in 2011, worrying the top 20.

Here’s the list in full:

1. Annie Hall
2. Some Like It Hot
3. Groundhog Day
4. Airplane!
5. Tootsie
6. Young Frankenstein
7. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
8. Blazing Saddles
9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
10. National Lampoon’s Animal House
11. This Is Spinal Tap
12. The Producers
13. The Big Lebowski
14. Ghostbusters
15. When Harry Met Sally…
16. Bridesmaids
17. Duck Soup
18. There’s Something About Mary
19. The Jerk
20. A Fish Called Wanda
21. His Girl Friday
22. The Princess Bride
23. Raising Arizona
24. Bringing Up Baby
25. Caddyshack
26. Monty Python’s Life Of Brian
27. The Graduate
28. The Apartment
29. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
30. The Hangover
31. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
32. The Lady Eve
33. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off tied with Trading Places
35. Sullivan’s Travels
36. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
37. The Philadelphia Story
38. A Night at the Opera
39. Rushmore
40. Waiting for Guffman
41. The Odd Couple
42. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
43. Office Space
44. Big
45. National Lampoon’s Vacation
46. Midnight Run
47. It Happened One Night
48. M*A*S*H
49. Harold and Maude
50. Shaun of the Dead
51. Broadcast News
52. Arthur
53. Four Weddings and a Funeral
54. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy tied with Dumb and Dumber
56. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
57. The General
58. What’s Up, Doc?
59. Wedding Crashers
60. Sleeper
61. Galaxy Quest
62. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
63. Best in Show64. Little Miss Sunshine
65. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
66. Being There
67. Back to the Future
68. Superbad
69. Bananas
70. Moonstruck
71. Clueless
72. The Palm Beach Story
73. The Pink Panther
74. The Blues Brothers
75. Coming to America
76. Take the Money and Run
77. Election
78. Love and Death
79. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tied with Lost in America
81. Manhattan
82. Modern Times
83. My Cousin Vinny
84. Mean Girls
85. Meet the Parents
86. Fargo
87. My Favorite Year
88. Stripes
89. Beverly Hills Cop
90. City Lights
91. Sideways
92. Broadway Danny Rose
93. Swingers
94. The Gold Rush
95. The Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek
96. All About Eve
97. Arsenic and Old Lace
98. The Royal Tenenbaums
99. Mrs. Doubtfire
100. Flirting with Disaster
101. Shakespeare in Love

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