8. Harold and Kumar Harold and Kumar are the timely inspiration for this list, but don't think for a second that they don't deserve this spot. Comedy can be tricky to judge because humor is so dependent on personal taste (or lack thereof), but what shines through for this list are the kinds of comedies who are willing to give up a little (or a lot in most cases) in the way of plot and and consistency to find the best jokes. H&K is just that kind of series. It was the film that launched a thousand munchie runs to fast food chains everywhere. Its not the first Cheech and Chong inspired film, but it has something most films hinging on high humor lack, a brain. Mind you its not a particularly big one, but Kal Penn, John Cho, and the ubiquitous Neil Patrick Harris bring a sense self-aware irreverence and even a touch of pathos which has kept H&K barely afloat in a treacherously repetitive sea of weed jokes that the ever disappointing sub-genre is known for. The movies tend to throw buckets of jokes at the wall in the hope that some will stick. As said before, they do it better than most, but what really saves the series from comedic mediocrity is NPH. The man can do no wrong. I won't ruin it for you if you haven't seen the newest installment, but the way they work his coming out of the closet into the film is hysterically funny. Harold and Kumar will make you cringe, but you can't help laughing too. Expect that to be a trend on this list.