I'm not going to write up a whole diatribe about each of these, but I think it's worth sharing the movies I included in my comments.
Of course these are just lists made, in part by votes on watchmojo.com's user votes, but like more or less all of their lists, these lists are also based on many of the staff who work there's personal taste and feeling about these.
That hardly means those folks or the masses don't have some questionable taste, but that's hardly shocking.
Maybe I'll try and follow this up and rank my favorite 10 or 20 comedies soon.
Dumb and Dumber and Superbad? blech. And showing 21 Jump Street in the HM's among some of the others is just pathetic. Even Anchorman, while isn't bad, hardly deserves to be compared to stuff like Caddyshack or Dr.Strangelove.
Add: God Bless America, It's a Disaster, Sound of Noise, Despicable Me 2, The Lego Movie, Wreck-It Ralph.
Remove everything else
Add: Ghost World, Napoleon Dynamite, High Fidelity, School of Rock, Never Been Thawed, Bruce Almighty, Fanboys, Bridget Jones Diary, Untitled.
Keep: The 40 Year Old Virgin.
Remove the rest.
Add: Buffalo'66, White Men Can't Jump, Free Enterprise, Dazed and Confused, Groundhog Day, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Remove: American Pie, Tommy Boy, Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary.
Among many others missing (and not given at least HM): Fletch, Major League, Three Amigos!, Better off Dead, Police Academy, UHF, Moving Violations, Strange Brew, Revenge of the Nerds, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Remove: Tootsie (more Drama), Naked Gun, Planes Trains and Automobiles and even Ghostbusters (it's more Scifi than Comedy anyway). I agree with some other comments, it would probably make sense to make a top 30 for the 1980's as I've believed for quite some time, there has not been another decade as good or as in-depth with Comedies. Also which adds to the fact Chevy Chase should have been regarded as 1 of the top 10 Iconic Actors for the 1980's (How many renowned and successful 80's comedies was he in? a dozen? LOL).
Remove Cheech & Chong.
Add: Kentucky Fried Movie and Smokey and the Bandit should have at least received HM.
The 1950's: The decade where "Comedy" also meant "Musical." Also noteworthy: "Some Like It Hot" was somewhat used as the premise for the short-lived Tom Hanks sitcom Bosom Buddies.
no comment apparently. More Marx Brothers movies should have been included though. Duck Soup, I'm fine with as it probably is my favorite and maybe their most recognizable. But Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races among some of the others, were favorites of mine when I was growing up, catching them at my Grandparents.