10 Best Funny Movie Monologues
The 10 best funny movie monologues were delivered by some of the funniest comedians of all time. Many of the rants and speeches that made famous comedies memorable are included in this list. Sit back and enjoy the list of the best funny movie monologues of all time.
- "Animal House" (1978). You cannot have a list of the best funny movie monologues without including John Belushi's rallying speech in "Animal House" (1978). When it was over, we all wanted to take out the rest of the Faber College fraternities on our own.
- "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983). After several agonizing days of trying to drive his family out to California for some fun at Wally World, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) finally breaks under the pressure. The speech he delivers to his family will always be remembered as one of the best funny movie monologues of all time.
- "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989). Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) tries to have the perfect family Christmas but, once again, he cracks under pressure. His comedic monologue towards the end of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989) could be one of the funniest things Chevy Chase has ever done.
- "Animal Crackers" (1930). The Marx Brothers always left each other plenty of room to improvise in their movies, but Groucho always had the most room. When Groucho enters the movie as Captain Spaulding he launches into one of the best funny movie monologues of all time.
- "Annie Hall" (1977). You could pick one of a dozen funny monologues from this movie as one of the best funny movie monologues of all time. But the scene where Woody Allen is trying to endure the ramblings of the man behind him in line at the movies is the best. The funniest part of the scene is the nonsensical monologue that the man gives that drives Woody Allen nuts.
- "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975). This entire movie is extremely funny, but when John Cleese introduces himself as the wizard Tim The Enchanter, he launches into a monologue that makes no sense at all. The scene remains as one of the funniest in the movie.
- "Groundhog Day" (1993). Bill Murray delivers the same monologue over and over in this movie as he tries to profess his love to Andie McDowell's character Rita, but he keeps getting it wrong. His several attempts to get her to fall for him in one day with that one speech make for some pretty funny comedy.
- "Tootsie" (1982). Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) can no longer live the lie he has created with his female persona Dorothy Michaels. So he decides to reveal himself on live television with an extremely funny monologue that has a wide range of effects on all of the characters involved.
- "Bachelor Party" (1984). When Debbie (Tawney Kitaen) accuses Rick (Tom Hanks) of cheating on her at his bachelor party, he is forced to give a sincere and loving monologue among a crowd of people wearing each others' underwear on their heads. The monologue itself is not too terribly funny, what makes it funny is the context it is in.
- "History of the World, Part I" (1981). Comedus (Mel Brooks) gets his big break to play Caesar's Palace in the days of the Roman Empire. The monologue he delivers is one of the best funny movie monologues of all time.