The 100 best comedy movies of all time, according to critics

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The comedies that film critics have deemed the greatest in history have often wrapped their humor in an inventive or thought-provoking package. 

From Charlie Chaplin's silent-film antics to quote-worthy parodies like "Airplane!," to the animated movies of the new millennium, comedy classics have taken many forms over the decades.

To find out which movies in the genre have gained the most critical acclaim over time, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes for its list of the top-rated films labeled "comedy" on its site.

As happens with many films and the idea of "genre," some may argue that certain of these entries are dramas rather than comedies (or horror in the case of "Get Out"). But we went with their categorization on Rotten Tomatoes.

We arranged the films in chronological order by decade, stretching from the 1920s to the present.

Here are the 100 best comedy movies of all time, according to critics:

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1920s:



"The Gold Rush" (1925)

Critic score: 100%

Audience score: 93%

Summary: "A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more."



1930s:



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