5. Young Frankenstein (1974)
> Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman
> Runtime: 106 min
> Rating: PG
> Available on: Starz, Starz Play Amazon Channel
“Young Frankenstein” is Mel Brooks’ affectionate homage to the James Whale-directed Frankenstein series of films from the 1930s. Alan Jones of the Radio Times said, “This loopy send-up of classic chiller clichÃ©s from Universal’s monster heyday is one of director Mel Brooks’s best comedies.” Critics and audiences alike on Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an approval rating of at least 92%. IMDb users rated the film an 8.0 out of 10.
4. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)
> Starring: Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle, Huey P. Newton
> Runtime: 78 min
> Rating: R
> Available on: Netflix
“Richard Pryor: Live in Concert” is the first concert movie made by the funny and volatile Pryor, one of the most influential comedians ever. Andrew Husband of Uproxx said the film “set the blueprint for all comedy specials to follow.” The film received a 92% Freshness rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and a 93% rating from audiences. The movie holds a rating of 8.2 out of 10 among IMDb users.
3. Some Like It Hot (1959)
> Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
> Runtime: 121 min
> Rating: NR
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, AMC on Demand, Redbox, FandangoNOW, TCM, fuboTV
“Some Like It Hot” topped a BBC Culture poll in 2017 as the funniest movie of all time. Maybe it’s because stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon spend much of the movie in drag, as members of an all-female band trying to evade mobsters after witnessing a killing. Or maybe it’s because of Curtis’ over-the-top imitation of Cary Grant as a lonely millionaire seeking love. Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes appreciated the movie as a “quick-witted farce that never drags.” The movie has an 8.2 rating out of 10 among nearly 235,000 IMDb users.
2. Back to the Future (1985)
> Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
> Runtime: 116 min
> Rating: PG
> Available on: Vudu, Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Fandango, Microsoft Store, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, FlixFling, Redbox, Showtime, Netflix, fuboTV, Showtime Amazon Channel
Comedy is mixed with adventure and sci-fi in this classic 1980s flick from director Robert Zemeckis. Michael J. Fox stars in the iconic role of time-traveling teenager Marty McFly who finds himself back in the 1950s in his small town of Hill Valley, California. On Rotten Tomatoes, 96% of critics and 94% of more than 1 million users liked the movie.
1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
> Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
> Runtime: 95 min
> Rating: PG
> Available on: Vudu, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Microsoft Store, Redbox, FandangoNOW
Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy is about a deranged U.S. general who orders a nuclear attack against the Soviet Union. The movie is famous for the three roles played by Peter Sellers and the scene of American pilot Slim Pickens riding a bomb down to its target as if he was on a bucking bronco. “Dr. Strangelove” has long been a critics’ favorite, and the Cold War satire holds a 98% Freshness rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Among users on the site it has a 94% rating, and on IMDb it has an 8.4 rating out of 10 with more than 436,000 votes.