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Bill Hader's List of Movies Every Comedy Writer Must See

Now you don't have to be a comedy writer to appreciate great comedic filmmaking, but "Saturday Night Live" veteran Bill Hader has an impressive list of 200 Essential Movies Every Comedy Writer Should See. Thankfully, this is also just a great list of comedies that any cinephile with a penchant for good comedy should check out. The list comes from Mike Sacks' book Poking A Dead Frog: Conversations With Today's Top Comedy Writers, which sounds like a great read for anyone with more than a passing interest in the art of comedy. But we know you came here for the movie list, so keep reading for the goods. Read on!
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9 to 5 (1980)
9 to 5 (1980)
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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Ace in the Hole (1951)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
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After Hours (1985)
After Hours (1985)
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Airplane! (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
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Amarcord (1973)
Amarcord (1973)
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American Graffiti (1973)
American Graffiti (1973)
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An American in Paris (1951)
An American in Paris (1951)
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Animal Crackers (1930)
Animal Crackers (1930)
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Annie Hall (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
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The Apartment (1960)
The Apartment (1960)
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Army of Darkness (1992)
Army of Darkness (1992)
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Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
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Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
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The Bad News Bears (1976)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
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Bananas (1971)
Bananas (1971)
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The Band Wagon (1953)
The Band Wagon (1953)
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The Bank Dick (1940)
The Bank Dick (1940)
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Barton Fink (1991)
Barton Fink (1991)
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Beetlejuice (1988)
Beetlejuice (1988)
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Being There (1979)
Being There (1979)
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Best in Show (2000)
Best in Show (2000)
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Better off Dead... (1985)
Better off Dead... (1985)
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Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
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The Birdcage (1996)
The Birdcage (1996)
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Blazing Saddles (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
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Boogie Nights (1997)
Boogie Nights (1997)
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Born Yesterday (1950)
Born Yesterday (1950)
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Bottle Rocket (1996)
Bottle Rocket (1996)
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Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932)
Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932)
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Brazil (1985)
Brazil (1985)
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Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
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Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
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The 'Burbs (1989)
The 'Burbs (1989)
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Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
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Caddyshack (1980)
Caddyshack (1980)
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