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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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    Venom: Let There Be Carnage
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    The Addams Family 2
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    Bring It On: All or Nothing
    Space Jam: A New Legacy
    Space Jam: A New Legacy
    Dave Chappelle: The Closer
    Dave Chappelle: The Closer
    Major Payne
    Major Payne
    Sausage Party
    Sausage Party
    Jungle Cruise
    Jungle Cruise
    Friday
    Friday
    Hocus Pocus
    Hocus Pocus
    Fred: The Movie
    Fred: The Movie
    Megamind
    Megamind
    Grown Ups 2
    Grown Ups 2
    The Addams Family
    The Addams Family
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Cruella
    Cruella
    Norbit
    Norbit
    She's the Man
    She's the Man
    Luca
    Luca
    Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
    Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
    Halloweentown
    Halloweentown
    Scary Movie
    Scary Movie
    Moana
    Moana
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    Hotel Transylvania
    Hotel Transylvania
    Welcome to the Dollhouse
    Welcome to the Dollhouse
    Virgin Territory
    Virgin Territory
    Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
    Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
    The Little Hours
    The Little Hours
    Frozen 2
    Frozen 2
    The Truman Show
    The Truman Show
    Girls Trip
    Girls Trip
    Forrest Gump
    Forrest Gump
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    Pretty Woman
    Pretty Woman
    Matilda
    Matilda
    The Mask
    The Mask
    White Chicks
    White Chicks
    Carnage
    Carnage
    Good Boys
    Good Boys
    The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2
    The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2
    Deadpool
    Deadpool
    Coco
    Coco
    Cars
    Cars
    Love and Other Drugs
    Love and Other Drugs
    The Addams Family
    The Addams Family
    Under Wraps
    Under Wraps
    Madea's Farewell Tour (Stage Play)
    Madea's Farewell Tour (Stage Play)
    Harlem Nights
    Harlem Nights
    Juno
    Juno
    Warm Bodies
    Warm Bodies
    Almost Christmas
    Almost Christmas
    Kung Fu Panda 3
    Kung Fu Panda 3
    The Grinch
    The Grinch
    Step Brothers
    Step Brothers
    Toy Story
    Toy Story
    Grease
    Grease
    Another Cinderella Story
    Another Cinderella Story
    Mamma Mia!
    Mamma Mia!
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
    The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
    The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    Ted
    Ted
    Focus
    Focus
    PAW Patrol: The Movie
    PAW Patrol: The Movie
    Love and Basketball
    Love and Basketball
    ATL
    ATL
    The Devil Wears Prada
    The Devil Wears Prada
    He’s All That
    He’s All That
    Smokey and the Bandit
    Smokey and the Bandit
    Alvin and the Chipmunks
    Alvin and the Chipmunks
    Coming 2 America
    Coming 2 America
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    The Longest Yard
    The Longest Yard
    Walking on Sunshine
    Walking on Sunshine
    Meet the Blacks
    Meet the Blacks
    Pitch Perfect
    Pitch Perfect
    Barbershop: The Next Cut
    Barbershop: The Next Cut
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - The Play
    Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail - The Play
    Clueless
    Clueless
    Sing
    Sing
    Despicable Me 2
    Despicable Me 2
    Holes
    Holes
    Despicable Me
    Despicable Me
    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
    The Lie
    The Lie
    The Proposal
    The Proposal
    Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
    Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
    Trolls
    Trolls
    Spice World
    Spice World
    Tusk
    Tusk
    A Haunted House
    A Haunted House
    Beer for My Horses
    Beer for My Horses
    17 Again
    17 Again
    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
    Friday After Next
    Friday After Next
    The Waterboy
    The Waterboy
    Omo Ghetto: The Saga
    Omo Ghetto: The Saga
    Shark Tale
    Shark Tale