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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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The Boss Baby
The Boss Baby
Baywatch
Baywatch
Moana
Moana
Fist Fight
Fist Fight
Friday
Friday
Sausage Party
Sausage Party
Descendants
Descendants
Deadpool
Deadpool
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Girls Trip
Girls Trip
Sing
Sing
A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Central Intelligence
Central Intelligence
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
She's the Man
She's the Man
The DUFF
The DUFF
All American Bikini Car Wash
All American Bikini Car Wash
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
The Emoji Movie
Snatched
Matilda
How to Be a Latin Lover
Ted 2
Pitch Perfect 2
Mean Girls
The Lego Batman Movie
Minions
CHiPs
Ted
Bad Moms
The Wolf of Wall Street
Step Brothers
High School Musical
Seed of Chucky
Now You See Me 2
Man Camp
American Pie
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Storks
Hotel Transylvania 2
The Big Sick
Despicable Me 3
Easy A
Fifty Shades of Black
Boo! A Madea Halloween
We're the Millers
Secretary
Finding Dory
Big Hero 6
High School Musical 2
No Manches Frida
Bride of Chucky
The Secret Life of Pets
Why Him?
Fred: The Movie
La La Land
Zootopia
Daddy's Home
Cars
Love, Rosie
Dirty Grandpa
Wet Hot American Summer
Katt Williams: Pimpadelic
Escape from Planet Earth
The Nut Job
Despicable Me 2
Project X
The Princess Diaries
The Breakfast Club
Norbit
Cars 3
School Dance
White Chicks
Wreck-It Ralph
Grown Ups 2
A Cinderella Story
Almost Christmas
Home
Annie
Inside Out
Cars 2
Bridget Jones's Baby
The Hangover
Barbershop: The Next Cut
Magic Mike XXL
Going in Style
Forrest Gump
A Haunted House
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Ride Along 2
Meet the Blacks
Madea's Big Happy Family: The Play
Mujhse Dosti Karoge!
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Marley & Me
Pineapple Express
Bring It On: All or Nothing
Rush Hour
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