Are these really the 10 funniest movies of all time?

By Adam Boult

A scene from the movie, What we Do in the Shadows, starring Taika Waititi, Jonathon Brugh and Jemaine Clement.
A scene from the movie, What we Do in the Shadows, starring Taika Waititi, Jonathon Brugh and Jemaine Clement.

Who doesn't love a list that claims to be definitive, but which has clearly put together by an arbitrary set of people who've based it on their own tastes and opinions?

This week the good people of Reddit have been offering their suggestions of the funniest films they've ever seen.

Taika Waititi in his movie 'What We Do in the Shadows.' Photo / Supplied
Taika Waititi in his movie 'What We Do in the Shadows.' Photo / Supplied

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Among them, a Kiwi favourite by the one and only Taika Waititi who is doing phenomenal things in the filming industry here and overseas.

Including directing the new Thor film.

Below is a run-down of the current top 10, based on votes from Redditors.

Do any of your favourites make the list?

10. Hot Rod


9. Blazing Saddles


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8. The Other Guys


If you're hungry for a scorching evisceration of corporate greed and hedge-fund avarice, the film you really need to see is The Other Guys, says Sukhdev Sandhu

7. Kung Pow


6. What We Do In The Shadows


This vampire 'mockumentary' from New Zealand is an utter, Twilight-mocking treat, says Tim Robey

5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail


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4. 21 Jump Street


21 Jump Street is a surprisingly perceptive, guffaw-inducingly funny high school comedy, says Robbie Collin

3. Airplane!


The really great thing about Airplane! is that the jokes undercut your expectations so deftly, says Martin Chilton

2. Hot Fuzz


Hot Fuzz could easily have been trimmed by 20 minutes, says Martin Chilton, but it's a funny and affectionate tribute to British uncool and a homage to the best of the Hollywood action genre.

1. Super Troopers


- Daily Telegraph UK

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