Top 10 Funniest ...Admit it, you’ve done this: sat around with friends for hours, trying to come up with the definitive list of the funniest movies ever. Well, now here’s an – almost, sort of – statistical solution: the Laugh a Minute rating.
It comes from Lovefilm, the London-based video streaming and DVD subscription service. Lovefilm polled its members for the 10 movies that made them laugh most. Then, says spokesperson Helen Cowley, the company convened a panel to watch the movies and note “how many times [each film] made us giggle.” Divide the number of laughs by the film’s length in minutes, and voilà: the Laugh a Minute score.
Even if the results aren’t universal – the panel members were affiliated with the company – the methods are certainly more scientifically rigorous than sitting around chatting with your buds over beers at 11:30 at night.
Without further ado, the envelope, please. (CREDIT: Universal, Dreamworks, Fox)