Best Comedy Movies of 1969

1.

Take the Money and Run

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Virgil Starkwell is intent on becoming a notorious bank robber. Unfortunately for Virgil and his not-so-budding career, he is completely incompetent.

Starring: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde, Lonny Chapman, Jan Merlin, James Anderson, Howard Storm, Mark Gordon, Micil Murphy ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1969-08-18
2.

Hello, Dolly!

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Louis Armstrong, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, Joyce Ames, Tommy Tune, David Hurst, Fritz Feld ..
Directed by: Gene Kelly
Release date: 1969-12-12
3.

The Italian Job

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over the 'job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal a fortune in gold and escape in the chaos.

Starring: Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Margaret Blye, Raf Vallone, Tony Beckley, Rossano Brazzi, Irene Handl, John Le Mesurier, Fred Emney ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1969-06-02
4.

Paint Your Wagon

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell, Ray Walston, Tom Ligon, Alan Dexter, William O'Connell, Robert Easton, Geoffrey Norman ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1969-10-15
5.

Support Your Local Sheriff

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

A quick-witted drifter wanders into a lawless town in the midst of a gold rush. Shocked by the prices of food and meals he reluctantly takes the job of sheriff by amazing the Mayor with his lightning quick, dead eye pistol accuracy. He makes the town council know that he is really just passing through on his way to Australia and he will pull up and leave anytime he chooses (including at the first sign of real trouble). His first day on the job he takes on the biggest, meanest ranching family and meets his klutzy love interest.

Starring: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, Henry Jones, Bruce Dern, Willis Bouchey, Gene Evans, Walter Burke ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1969-03-26
6.

Sweet Charity

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr., Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye, Barbara Bouchet, Suzanne Charney, Alan Hewitt ..
Directed by: Bob Fosse
Release date: 1969-02-25
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7.

The Ant and the Aardvark

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

An aardvark tries to catch one ant without success.

Starring: John Byner ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1969-03-05
8.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him much either. Against the sage advice and taunting of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the class spelling bee...and wins!

Starring: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich, Sally Dryer, Ann Altieri, Bill Melendez, Ann Altieri, Erin Sullivan, David Carey ..
Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 1969-12-04
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9.

How to Irritate People

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A pre-Monty Python mockumentary, written by and presented by John Cleese, that provides tips on learning how to really bug people.

Starring: John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Gillian Lind, Connie Booth, Dick Vosburgh ..
Directed by: Ian Fordyce
Release date: 1969-01-21
10.

Bambi Meets Godzilla

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Bambi is nibbling the grass, unaware of the upcoming encounter with Godzilla. Who will win when they finally meet?

Directed by: Marv Newland
Release date: 1969-01-01

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