Guess What Was Voted the Funniest Screenplay of All Time
Airplane? Nope. This is Spinal Tap? Good try.
Woody Allen’s Annie Hall is one of the most iconic romantic comedies of all time, but is it really the funniest movie ever written?
According to the Writers Guild of America — yes, yes it is.
The WGA selected Allen’s and Marshall Brickman’s script as the funniest among 101 screenplays this week and made the announcement after a panel discussion hosted by Rob Reiner. It prevailed over arguably much funnier films like Groundhog Day, The Big Lebowski,Anchorman and Bridesmaids.
Here’s the top 20 list. Some of them make sense. Others don’t.
Some Like It Hot
Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
National Lampoon’s Animal House
This is Spinal Tap
The Big Lebowski
When Harry Met Sally
There’s Something About Mary
A Fish Called Wanda
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