Some of the most acclaimed funny movies are classics, including "Some Like it Hot," "Annie Hall" and "Blazing Saddles." Recent comedies that have received acclaim include "Zoolander," "Bridesmaids" and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."
Comedies in which men disguise themselves as women, such as "Some Like it Hot" and "Tootsie," are some of the most popular comedies of all time. Romantic comedies, such as "Annie Hall" and "It Happened One Night," also have enduring popularity, as do spoof movies, such as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles, both of which were directed by Mel Brooks, one of the primary innovators of the spoof genre. Other popular classic comedies include "Airplane!," "This is Spinal Tap," "The Odd Couple" and "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."
In the 21st century, many of the most popular comedy films are raunchy and intended for adult audiences. Some of these movies have been directed or produced by Judd Apatow, such as "Bridesmaids," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up." These comedies often feature a group of actors known as the Frat Pack, which includes Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Steve Carell. Popular comedies featuring these actors include "This Is the End," "Zoolander," "Tropic Thunder" and "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."