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Ranking Your Top Ten R-Rated Comedies of All-Time


Humor is certainly subjective and when it comes to comedies there’s a few hits and a whole lot of misses. With Deadpool already claiming the record for the highest domestic grossing comedy in 2016 ($363 million and a total of $783 million worldwide), it’s highly anticipated sequel is currently in theaters looking to best that mark.

While it debuted slightly under the 2016 film with $125 million domestic and a crowded summer schedule may dampen it’s prospects, Deadpool 2 still remains a strong contender to crack the Top 25 (it’ll crack the Top 50 by the end of the week).

With it’s success, we take a look at your favorite R-rated comedies of all-time below and then break it up among men and women to see if there is any difference. Rankings are courtesy of Ranker.

First off, the Top Ten All-Time Favorite R-Rated Movies from Both Genders:

10.) Old School

9.) There’s Something About Mary

8.) The 40-Year-Old Virgin

7.) Office Space

6.) Wedding Crashers

5.) The Big Lebowski

4.) American Pie

3.) Step Brothers

2.) Superbad

1.) The Hangover


There’s certainly a lot of Will Ferrell in that list with three of the ten starring the former SNL comic.

Now let’s look at the Top 10 Favorite R-Rated Movies according to Men:

10.) Dogma

9.) Planes, Trains, Automobilers

8.) South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

7.) Shaun of the Dead

6.) Stripes

5.) Clerks

4.) The 40-Year-Old-Virgin

3.) Vacation

2.) There’s Something About Mary

1.) Superbad


The top ten list here certainly gets an infusion of “classic” movies like Vacation and Bill Murray’s Stripes and mixes in with modern hits like South Park, Clerks, and Shaun of the Dead.

Now let’s see if there is any shift as we move to Top 10 R-Rated Movies according to Women:

10.) There’s Something About Mary

9.) Caddyshack

8.) Office Space

7.) Horrible Bosses

6.) The Hangover

5.) Shaun of the Dead

4.) Blazing Saddles

3.) Superbad

2.) South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

1.) Beverly Hills Cop


That number one is certainly a surprise but also explains why Eddie Murphy’s 1984 trilogy-launching film hovered just outside of the Top Ten in the Men’s list as well as the Overall one.

Generationally speaking, the top three films for Millennials are There’s Something About Mary, Superbad, and Dogma in that order. For Gen X, it’s Superbad, South Park, and Office Space while the top three for Baby Boomers are Animal House, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and Caddyshack.

Deadpool, nor its sequel is currently not on the list although you can always re-rank the list with your own version and him and other R-rated comedies that you didn’t see in the Top Ten lists in your own version.

Deadpool 2 is currently in theaters. Buy tickets here.

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