Writers Guild Of America Announce Top 10 Funniest Screenplays List | Film News
Compiling a list of some of the funniest movies ever made is a daunting task for anyone or any organisation. To do so would mean applying value to a films worth and I would like to believe that every film has worth even if they’re bad. But as an informative and helpful list of recommendations for people looking to explore some of history’s best comedies look no further than The Writers Guild of America’s Top 10 funniest screenplays ever written:
1. Annie Hall – 1977 – Written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
2. Some Like It Hot – 1959 – Written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
3. Groundhog Day – 1993 – Written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis
4. Airplane! – 1980 – Written by James Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker
5. Tootsie – 1982 – Written by Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal
6. Young Frankenstein – 1974 – Written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks
7. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb – 1964 – Written by Stanley Kubrick, Peter George and Terry Southern
8. Blazing Saddles – 1974 – Written by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, and Alan Uger
9. Monty Python And The Holy Grail – 1975 – Written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin
10. National Lampoon’s Animal House – 1978 – Written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, and Chris Miller
It’s a hell of a list it probably won’t go unscathed by cinema fanatics declaring that some specific movie should be included or the order is wrong, but as a list of great films. I get it, I love every single one of these films. If I had to complain I think Life of Brian should be in the top 10 not The Holy Grail, otherwise the list is hard to argue with.
The Guild didn’t stop at just ten films however, in fact it goes up to 101 films definitely worth a look for a movie night, you can find the full list on the WGA.org website.