Best Comedy Movies of 1966

1.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

5.6
8.3/10 IMDB

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of a nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. Disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he decides to raid the village to steal all the Christmas things.

Starring: Boris Karloff, June Foray, Thurl Ravenscroft, Dal McKennon ..
Directed by: Ben Washam, Chuck Jones
Release date: 1966-12-18
2.

Cul-de-sac

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife, and the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion.

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Iain Quarrier, Jack MacGowran, Jacqueline Bisset, Renée Houston, William Franklyn, Geoffrey Sumner, Robert Dorning ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1966-06-17
3.

Alfie

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.

Starring: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field, Vivien Merchant, Eleanor Bron, Denholm Elliott, Alfie Bass ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1966-03-29
4.

Batman

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake ..
Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
Release date: 1966-07-30
Best Comedy Movies of 1966 : The Trouble with Angels
5.

The Trouble with Angels

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Mary and her friend, Rachel, are new students at St. Francis Academy, a boarding school run by the iron fist of Mother Superior. The immature teens grow bored and begin playing pranks on both the unsuspecting nuns and their unpleasant classmates, becoming a constant thorn in Mother Superior's side. However, as the years pass, Mary and Rachel slowly mature and begin to see the nuns in a different light.

Starring: Hayley Mills, June Harding, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Camilla Sparv, Mary Wickes, Marge Redmond, Dolores Sutton, Margalo Gillmore, Portia Nelson ..
Directed by: Ida Lupino
Release date: 1966-03-29
6.

The Ghost & Mr. Chicken

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. Luther's account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey they determines what exactly happened.

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent, Skip Homeier, Reta Shaw, Lurene Tuttle, Philip Ober, Harry Hickox, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: Alan Rafkin
Release date: 1966-01-20
7.

Gambit

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist.

Starring: Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Herbert Lom, John Abbott, Roger C. Carmel, Richard Angarola, Maurice Marsac, Arnold Moss, Tanya Lemani George ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1966-12-16
Best Comedy Movies of 1966 : Charlie Brown's All-Stars
8.

Charlie Brown's All-Stars

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

After Charlie Brown's team loses their first game of the season (123-0), his team throws down their caps in disgust and quits. Frustrated and depressed, Charlie Brown wanders around aimlessly until Linus meets him with good news: Mr. Hennessey, operator of a local hardware store, is offering to sponsor Charlie Brown's team, place them in an organized league, and even buy them new uniforms. The excitement gets the better of Charlie Brown, and he eagerly tells the team the good news. Lucy is apprehensive, but states that if Charlie Brown can really get the team uniforms, they will give him another chance and return to the team. Later at home, Charlie Brown gets a phone call from Mr. Hennessey, and is told that the league does not allow girls or dogs. Charlie Brown tries to reason with Mr. Hennessey, but is told that the stipulations are rules set by the league. Unwilling to sacrifice his friends, Charlie Brown reluctantly declines Mr. Hennessey's offer.

Starring: Peter Robbins, Sally Dryer, Christopher Shea, Kathy Steinberg, Bill Melendez, Ann Altieri, Glenn Mendelson, Lynn Vanderlip, Gail DeFaria, Geoffrey Ornstein ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1966-06-08
Best Comedy Movies of 1966 : Georgy Girl
9.

Georgy Girl

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.

Starring: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling, Bill Owen, Clare Kelly, Rachel Kempson, Denise Coffey, Dorothy Alison, Peggy Thorpe-Bates ..
Directed by: Silvio Narizzano
Release date: 1966-08-04
10.

Carry On Screaming

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, and he doesn't have a clue! In this send up of the Hammer Horror movies, there are send-ups of all the horror greats from Frankenstein to Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde.

Starring: Harry H. Corbett, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Fenella Fielding, Joan Sims, Angela Douglas, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Jon Pertwee ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1966-05-20

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