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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
Pitch Perfect 3
Pitch Perfect 3
Daddy's Home 2
Daddy's Home 2
Baywatch
Baywatch
Fist Fight
Fist Fight
The Boss Baby
The Boss Baby
Sausage Party
Sausage Party
The Emoji Movie
The Emoji Movie
Ferdinand
Ferdinand
Despicable Me 3
Despicable Me 3
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Madea's Family Reunion
Madea's Family Reunion
Step Brothers
Step Brothers
Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect
LOL
LOL
Status Update
Status Update
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street
The DUFF
The DUFF
No Manches Frida
No Manches Frida
Ted 2
Ted 2
Isle of Dogs
A Dog's Purpose
Sing
White Chicks
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Paddington 2
Daddy's Little Girls
High School Musical
Hop
Fred: The Movie
Love and Basketball
Cars 3
Friends with Benefits
A Bad Moms Christmas
Project X
Secretary
Super Troopers
American Pie
Downsizing
The Edge of Seventeen
Blockers
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Bad Teacher
Pineapple Express
Easy A
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Grown Ups
Ted
The Breakfast Club
Annie
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Soul Plane
Bad Girls Behind Bars
Lady Bird
Friday After Next
Up
Jennifer's Body
High School Musical 2
Why Him?
Alvin and the Chipmunks
A Haunted House
Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween
Minions
The Lion of Judah
Wreck-It Ralph
Beatriz at Dinner
The Wood
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
American Made
Joyful Noise
Just Go with It
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Home
Bad Boys II
The Hangover
Scary Movie 2
Superbad
Pretty Woman
Mean Girls 2
The Sandlot
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
This Is the End
My 5 Wives
Father Figures
Woody Woodpecker
Holes
Honey 2
Scary Movie
The Hitman's Bodyguard
The Simpsons Movie
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Spy Kids
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Monsters, Inc.
Paul
Rush Hour
Neighbors
La La Land
The Gods Must Be Crazy
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