Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" tops the list, which spans 86 years of comedy screenwriting. Allen is the most represented writer, with six additional films on the list. Five Harold Ramis scripts made the list; Mel Brooks is represented by four titles.
In addition to "Annie Hall," the top 10 funniest films include "Some Like It Hot," "Groundhog Day," "Airplane!," "Tootsie," "Young Frankenstein," "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," "Blazing Saddles," "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "National Lampoon’s Animal House."
Voted on by members of both Guilds, films were eligible if they were exhibited theatrically and were written in English; live-action, animation, silent and documentary features were all eligible. Short films (under 60 minutes in length), films that initially premiered on television and films that do not feature on-screen writing credits were not eligible for consideration.
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, new media and broadcast news.