By calculating the precise number of "laughs a minute," the movie subscription service Lovefilm has released new research which they say confirms the comedy "Airplane" is the funniest movie of all time. The research project was done by a panel of members of the service who recorded the total number of times each film generated a laugh, before dividing it by the films' total length in minutes to calculate the precise "laugh a minute" rating. Using the "laugh a minute" score, here's the top ten funniest movies according to them:

  • 1. Airplane - 3 Laughs A Minute
  • 2. The Hangover - 2.4 Laughs A Minute
  • 3. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad ! - 2.3 Laughs A Minute
  • 4. Superbad - 1.9 Laughs A Minute
  • 5. Borat - 1.7 Laughs A Minute
  • 6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - 1.6 Laughs A Minute
  • 7. American Pie - 1.5 Laughs A Minute
  • 8. Bridesmaids - 1.4 Laughs A Minute
  • 9. Shaun of the Dead - 1.3 Laughs A Minute
  • 10. Life of Brian - 1.2 Laughs A Minute