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The very earliest films weren't very funny, but it didn't take filmmakers long to discover that one of the things that audiences liked to do was laugh, and once that discovery was made, comedy became one of the primary genres of film. Some of the earliest movie stars - Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin - were comic actors, and more than a century later, some the biggest stars of today - Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy - earned their stardom by making people laugh.

Those early Keaton and Chaplin movies were hits long before films even had sound, so getting giggles from moviegoers wasn't as easy as telling a funny joke. Comedy had to be physical, and the more spectacularly physical the better. Audiences learned to love the sight of actors falling down and doing improbable and embarrassing things. And physical comedy has never gone out of style, from Peter Sellers' Pink Panther movies in the 1960s to the clumsy bumbling of Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy.

A step up the intellectual scale - but only a small one - is the current trend of uncouth comedy. Bawdy, grungy comedy is nothing new - look back to Cheech and Chong or any National Lampoon movie - but contemporary stars like Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and, again, Melissa McCarthy have taken the gross-out laugh to new heights.

Truly intellectual comedy is much harder to come by. Laughs are biggest when they come from someplace visceral, but some filmmakers know how to make you think before (or after) you laugh. The Coen brothers do it in their funny movies (as opposed to their bleak ones), and Wes Anderson's films are so intellectually funny that, if you?re not paying attention, you might not realize that they're funny.

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Girls Trip
Girls Trip
The Emoji Movie
The Emoji Movie
Daddy's Home 2
Daddy's Home 2
Baywatch
Baywatch
The Boss Baby
The Boss Baby
Fist Fight
Fist Fight
Despicable Me 3
Despicable Me 3
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
A Bad Moms Christmas
A Bad Moms Christmas
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Sausage Party
Cars 3
Cars 3
No Manches Frida
No Manches Frida
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Madea's Family Reunion
Madea's Family Reunion
Ted 2
Ted 2
LOL
LOL
Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween
Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween
A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose
Sing
Sing
The Wolf of Wall Street
The DUFF
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Ted
Lady Bird
Annie
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Step Brothers
High School Musical
The Edge of Seventeen
American Pie
Love and Basketball
Cars
Pitch Perfect 3
Grown Ups
White Chicks
Holes
Project X
Friday After Next
Up
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
The Hitman's Bodyguard
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Daddy's Little Girls
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Easy A
Jennifer's Body
Valentine's Day
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Monsters, Inc.
Cars 2
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
American Wedding
Step Sisters
A Haunted House
Rush Hour
The Nutty Professor
High School Musical 2
The Hangover
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Home
Woody Woodpecker
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Why Him?
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Alvin and the Chipmunks
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The Breakfast Club
Joyful Noise
The Star
Pretty Woman
Honey 2
Bebe's Kids
Pineapple Express
Magic Mike
Paul
Superbad
Where's the Money
Rough Night
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Minions
How to Be a Latin Lover
The Simpsons Movie
Wreck-It Ralph
Mac & Devin Go to High School
Bad Teacher
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
This Is the End
The Lion of Judah
My 5 Wives
Mean Girls 2
Just Go with It
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The Interview
Scary Movie
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