Writers Pick Funniest Screenplay Ever

'Annie Hall' gets the honors
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2015 4:00 AM CST

(Newser) – The Writers Guild of America thinks Woody Allen penned the funniest movie of all time. In a newly released list of the 101 funniest screenplays, Allen's Annie Hall tops the list, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Allen himself starred in the 1977 film with Diane Keaton. Most of the top films go back decades, but the highest-placing recent movie is Bridesmaids, from Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, at No. 16, notes the Guardian. Other newer winners are Borat (29), The Hangover (30), and Shaun of the Dead (50).

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The top 10:

  1. Annie Hall
  2. Some Like It Hot
  3. Groundhog Day
  4. Airplane!
  5. Tootsie
  6. Young Frankenstein
  7. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  8. Blazing Saddles
  9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  10. National Lampoon's Animal House
See the full list of 101. (Or check out the best films of all time, as chosen by Rotten Tomatoes' algorithm.)

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