The 25 Best Comedy Movies of the 90s

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Dial-up Internet, Blockbuster Video, Friends clip shows – these are the lost relics of the 90s, a decade now considered vintage by a TikTok generation that can no longer remembers cultural events like the year 2000 or the time it was when Usher was in his convertible driving through the streets.

And yet, the most popular comedies of the 90s were just as insensitive. Like live-action Looney Tunes, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin swung into action twisting their funny faces and competing to be as ridiculous as possible.

movies like Groundhog Day, The Wedding Singer, and Alone at home were not only massive hits over 20 years ago, but have all stood the test of time as funny and heartwarming films for fans of all ages. For your enjoyment (and ours!), here are the top 25 best comedy movies of the 90s.

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Wayne’s World

Wayne’s World remains the best-selling film based on a Saturday Night Live sketch. Featuring comedians Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, the duo act as heavy metal fans and doofus public access broadcasters who just want to party all the time and rock out to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

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groundhog day

A TV weatherman (Bill Murray) tired of covering Groundhog Day every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, is magically doomed to repeat February 2 over and over again. The time-loop comedy has been so successful that modern film and streaming series such as Palm Springs, edge of tomorrow, and Russian doll have all been described as existing in the genus “Groundhog Day”.

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Alone at home

Young Macaulay Culkin was so cute as a kid whose family accidentally left him behind when they went on vacation that they gave it to him again two years later in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

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My Blue Paradise

In an unintentional follow-up to Freedmen (released the same day), My Blue Paradise follows real life convicted mobster Henry Hill, renamed Vincent Antonelli in the film. Unlike Scorsese’s violent gangster epic, however, this Steve Martin comedy focuses on Hill’s supposed life in witness protection and the antics he gets into as he struggles to let go of his life of ” wise”.

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Beethoven

Beethoven is one of the greatest dogs in movie history. The adorable St. Bernard not only drools and swims into the hearts of the Newton family, but he also stops venture capitalists and arms manufacturers from destroying his new home.

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My cousin Viny

Joe Pesci stars as a Brooklyn lawyer with no trial experience in this forensic comedy that won Marisa Tomei the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Her signature performance as Pesci’s bickering fiancée, Mona Lisa Vito, was also her major breakthrough.

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The Sandlot

A group of kids playing baseball together accidentally hit the ball over a neighbor’s fence with a big English mastiff. The dog is called “The Beast” by the sandpit gang because he eats their baseballs (and them, according to their imagination). but the last ball to pass was signed by their hero, Babe Ruth!

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A night at the Roxbury

Another one Saturday Night Live sketch turned into a feature film, A night at the Roxbury stars Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan as two boss brothers who get comically rejected by the women they hit on at the club.

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Friday

Ice Cube and Chris Tucker play two friends from South Central Los Angeles who owe a drug dealer $200 in Friday, the directorial debut of the former music video director and Straight outta Compton director F. Gary Gray.

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The bird cage

The owner of a drag club (Robin Williams) in South Beach, Florida, and his life partner (Nathan Lane) must pretend to be honest after his son tells them that the ultra-conservative parents of his new bride came to dinner.

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big night

Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci play Italian brothers Primo and Secondo, owners of a Jersey Shore restaurant in the 1950s, preparing for one last big night out to save their business.

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clueless

Beverly Hills high school teenager Cher (Alicia Silverstone) uses her immense popularity to help a “tragically quirky” new girl in this modern upper-class satire based on Emma by Jane Austen.

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The mask

One of Jim Carrey’s weirdest roles turned out to be one of his first hits thanks to The mask, a comic book adaptation of an animated, cartoonish crime fighter. With a penchant for swing music and wagging tongues, The mask is both grotesque and hilarious.

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Waiting for Guffman

A musical theater comedy directed by mockumentary legend Christopher Guest, Waiting for Guffman follows the cast of a small community theater in Missouri who think Broadway producer Mort Guffman will be at their show tonight.

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Happy Gilmore

Failed ice hockey tryout Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) uses his batting skills to compete in a pro golf tournament in this goofy comedy with early ’90s lines like “I eat pieces of shit like you at the breakfast!” “Do you eat pieces of shit for breakfast? »

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Bean

British comedian Rowan Atkinson stars as Mr. Bean, a bumbling and ridiculously gruesome security guard at London’s National Gallery tasked with protecting valuable works of art.

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cable guy

Another Jim Carrey comedy from the 90s, cable guy (directed by Ben Stiller) stars the eccentric actor as a crazed, overbearing handyman who becomes obsessed with his customers.

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Austin Powers: The International Mystery Man

“Am I making you horny baby?!” is the slogan of Austin Powersa raunchy parody of Mike Myers’ James Bond in which he also plays the villain of the franchise: the infamous Dr. Evil.

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The mad professor

The mad professor is a prime example of ’90s body comedy, as Eddie Murphy makes greasy jokes of the era and chemically alters himself in gross and hilariously bad ways.

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office space

The titular desktop comedy film before Office changed modern sitcoms for good, office space follows an IT employee named Peter with multiple bosses and loads of paperwork who is hypnotized into not caring about his job.

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Cool races

Desperate to make the Olympics by any means necessary, four Jamaican bobsledders train in a snowless country in Cool racesbased on the true story of the Jamaican national bobsled team’s debut in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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Analyze it

Premiere barely two months after the launch of The Sopranosthis comedy about a mob boss (Robert De Niro) and his therapist (Billy Crystal) was a lighthearted adventure that worked with similar ideas that played for laughs instead of drama.

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Raising Arizona

The Coen Brothers directed this crime comedy starring Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter as an unlucky couple struggling to have a baby. When wealthy furniture magnate Nathan Arizona’s wife has quintuplets, the two decide to kidnap and raise one of five children as their own.

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