IN PICTURES: The votes are in. Jews makes the funniest films of all time


The Writers Guild of America has released a list of the 101 funniest scripts ever written - and Jews have made a big contribution to these big-screen hits, with 19 out of the top 20 written by, directed by or starring Jews.

In at the top spot is Woody Allen's Annie Hall. Allen also had six other scripts in the top 101, inclduing Sleeper, Bananas, Take the Money and Run, Broadway Danny Rose, Love and Death, and Manhattan.

Film fans will be happy to see old favourites such as Some Like it Hot and The Producers made it into the Top 20, as well as some newly-minted classics, including Bridesmaids and There’s Something About Mary.

Here's the Top 20, or flick through the gallery above for some shots guaranteed to make you laugh:

1. Annie Hall

2. Some Like It Hot

3. Groundhog Day

4. Airplane!

5. Tootsie

6. Young Frankenstein

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

8. Blazing Saddles

9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

10. National Lampoon’s Animal House

11. This is Spinal Tap

12. The Producers

13. The Big Lebowski

14. Ghostbusters

15. When Harry Met Sally

16. Bridesmaids

17. Duck Soup

18. There’s Something About Mary

19. The Jerk

20. A Fish Called Wanda

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