The Best Farces of All Time

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Duck Soup

1933    Leo McCarey    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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Some Like It Hot

1959    Billy Wilder    Rated PG13

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Cross-Dressing / Gender-Bending

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A Night at the Opera

1935    Sam Wood    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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Arsenic and Old Lace

1944    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Crime

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To Be or Not to Be

1942    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Comedy    Farce    Satire

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6

The Producers

1968    Mel Brooks    Rated PG

Comedy    Farce    Showbiz Comedy

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The Hangover

2009    Todd Phillips    Rated R

Absurd Comedy    Buddy Film    Comedy

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National Lampoon's Vacation

1983    Harold Ramis    Rated R

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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A Fish Called Wanda

1988    Charles Crichton    Rated R

Caper    Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler

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A Shot in the Dark

1964    Blake Edwards    Rated PG

Comedy    Farce    Police Comedy

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It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

1963    Stanley Kramer    Rated G

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

1989    Jeremiah S. Chechik    Rated PG13

Comedy    Slapstick    Farce

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Monkey Business

1931    Norman Z. McLeod    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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15

There's Something About Mary

1998    Bobby & Peter Farrelly    Rated R

Comedy    Farce    Gross-Out Comedy

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Mallrats

1995    Kevin Smith    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy    Comedy of Manners

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17

The Pink Panther

1963    Blake Edwards    Not Rated

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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In the Loop

2009    Armando Iannucci    Not Rated

Based-on-Television    Comedy    Farce

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¡Three Amigos!

1986    John Landis    Rated PG

Comedy    Comedy Western    Farce

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