Jack Lemmon as Jerry in Some Like It Hot
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Since the dawn of cinema comedians have been tickling audiences' funny bones as best they can.
But over the last century which movies have caused the most laughter?
Now BBC Culture have created the ultimate list of the 100 greatest comedies of all time.
Having polled 253 film critics from 52 countries, just who came out at No 1? Here's the Top 10:
Some Like It Hot was voted the greatest comedy of all time
1. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
The winner, 1959's Some Like It Hot, starred Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.
Nominated for five Academy Awards, the film won three Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Some Like It Hot's plot sees two musicians flee 1929 Chicago after witnessing a Mafia murder. Heading to sunny Florida disguised as women, they join an all-female jazz band which includes Monroe's Sugar.
With mobsters in pursuit, Curtis pretends to be a millionaire to win over Monroe, while Lemmon is sought by an actual millionaire.
Film critics reveal the 100 FUNNIEST movies of all time: Can you guess the No 1 comedy?
Topping the list, which included very few comedies, was David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
For the full list of all 100 greatest comedies, click here .
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