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. 

Annie Hall

Some Like It Hot

Groundhog Day



Young Frankenstein

Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Blazing Saddles

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

National Lampoon’s Animal House

This is Spinal Tap

The Producers

The Big Lebowski


When Harry Met Sally


Duck Soup

There’s Something About Mary

The Jerk

A Fish Called Wanda

h/t Guardian

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