• I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.  Woody Allen

Stress relief from laughter? Yes, no joke
By the Mayo Clinic Staff
Whether you’re overcome with giggles during the most hysterical moments of a Monty Python movie or you twitter away at the highbrow humor of a New Yorker cartoon, laughing does you good. Laughter helps you deal with a variety of maladies, including the stresses of daily life.

(Asterisks show multiple votes for that movie. A year is sometimes included to help you find the film.)


Compiled by Liz Howard and friends, Fairfield, Iowa
(Asterisks show multiple votes for that movie. A year is sometimes included to help you find the film.)

Take this list with you when you are going to choose a movie.

9 to 5 (1980)
50 First Dates
A Christmas Story (1983)
A Fish Called Wanda ******
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way
to the Forum**
A Mighty Wind
A Man With Two Brains
A Night at the Opera**
Ace Ventura Pet Detective **
Airplane *******
All of Me ****
Allie and Me
Along Came Polly
American President
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron
Animal Crackers (1930)
Animal House ***
Annie Hall
Arsenic and Old Lace**
Auntie Mame
Austin Powers: International Man of
Ban Santa #1
Ball of Fire
Bananas **
Barefoot in the Park
Bedazzled (1967)
Best In Show
Better Off Dead (1985 John Cusack)
Beverly Hills Cop
Big Night
Bill Cosby, Myself
Blazing Saddles ****
Blue Streak
Borat ***
Brain Donors
Bringing Up Baby **
Broadway Danny Rose
Bullets Over Broadway
Burn After Reading
Caddyshack *****
Carol and Carla
Casino Royal (1967 w/ David Niven)
Chaplin (w/ Robert Downey, Jr.)
Cheech & Chong’s Still Smokin’
Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke ***
City Lights
City Slickers
Continental Divide
Danny Deckchair
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
Death at a Funeral
Deuce Bigelow
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels**
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Don’t Be a Menace
Dr. Strangelove ***
Duck Soup (1933)*
Dumb and Dumber
Elvis Has Left the Building
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Father of the Bride 1 and 2
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Finding Nemo **
Flirting With Disaster
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
For Your Consideration
Fun With Dick and Jane 2005 **
Galaxy Quest ***
George of the Jungle *
Get Shorty
Get Smart **
Getting It Right
Going South
Good Morning Vietnam
Ground Hog Day ****
Grumpy Old Men
Guys & Dolls
Happy Feet **
Happy, Texas
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Horse Feathers (1932)
Hot Fuzz
Hot Shots Part Duex
I (Heart) Huckabees **
I Was a Male War Bride
Ice Age 2
In and Out *****
It’s a Mad, Mad. Mad, Mad World **
Joe Versus the Volcano
Johnny English
Jungle to Jungle
Just Visiting
Keeping the Faith
Kung Fu Hustle
Kung Fu Panda
L.A. Story
Liar, Liar ***
Life of Brian **
Little Man
Little Miss Sunshine*****
Little Murders
Love Actually
Love and Death
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Mamma Mia!
Man of the Year*
Meet Dave
Meet the Fockers **
Meet the Parents
Men in Black 1***
Midnight Run (the original)**
Mighty Aphrodite
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Money Talks
Monkey Business (1931)
Monsters, Inc.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life*
Moscow on the Hudson
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Mr. Hullot’s Holiday
Mr. Mom
Mr. Saturday Night
Mrs. Doubtfire
My Big Fat Greek Wedding **
My Blue Heaven **
My Cousin Vinnie ****
My Favorite Wife (1940)
My Favorite Year
My Girl Friday
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Naked Gun series
Napoleon Dynamite
Nat’l Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Night Shift
Office Space
Old School
O Brother, Where Art Thou? **
Other People’s Money
Our Hospitality (Buster Keaton)
Overboard **
Patch Adams
Philadelphia Story (1940)
Pineapple Express
Pink Panther (Peter Sellers)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles **
Play it Again Sam**
Porky’s (1&2)
Private Benjamin
Reconstructing Harry
Role Models
Romy & Michelle’s High School
Run Fatboy Run
Run Ronnie Run
Ruthless People
Shakespeare in Love
Shanghai Knights
Shanghai Noon
Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton)
Shrek 1 ** & Shrek 2
Sleeper **
Small Time Crooks
Some Like It Hot *****
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Buster Keaton)
Steelyard Blues
Step Brothers
Strange Brew
Take the Money and Run
Talledega Nights **
The 12 Chairs **
The 40-Year-Old Virgin ***
The Aristocrats
The Big Lebowski
The Birdcage **
The Cameraman (Buster Keaton)
The Cocoanuts (1929)
The Dream Team
The End (1978 Burt Reynolds)
The Family Stone
The Foot Fist Way
The Full Monty
The General (Buster Keaton)
The Gods Must Be Crazy
The Gold Rush 1925
The Great Race
The In-Laws*** (1979)
The Kid (Chaplin 1921)
The Mask
The Matador (2005)
The Navigator (Buster Keaton)
The Party ** (Peter Sellers)
The Philadelphia Story
The Princess Bride ******
The President’s Analyst
The Producers (original 1968) ******
The Ref
There’s a Girl in My Soup
There’s Something About Mary ****
The Russians are Coming, the Russians
are Coming
Thin Man-1934
This Is Spinal Tap
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying
Tootsie ***
Trading Places **
Trouble in Paradise
True Stories
Waiting for Guffman
Waking Ned Devine
Wedding Crashers ***
What About Bob? ***
What’s Up Doc?
When Harry Met Sally
Where’s Papa?
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
You Me and Dupree **
Young Frankenstein ****
Zoolander **
Laugh-Out-Loud Movies 12/08